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  • Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

    Franco is off to be the wizard Review by Robert Denerstein: Raimi tries to go all in, but the update can't match the character of the original

    Review by Matt Anderson: A great and powerful movie is buried in there, somewhere under the rainbow.

  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)

    Spider-Man 3 has 2 spider-men in 1 Review by Matt Anderson: A glorious mess that is at turns the darkest and funniest of the trilogy

  • Spider-Man 2 (2004)

    Maguire dons the tights of Spider-Man 2 Review by Matt Anderson: The screenplay emphasizes character development over mindless action

  • Spider-Man (2002)

    The Green Goblin haunts Spider-Man Review by Matt Anderson: Spinning a web of cinematic magic, Spider-Man comes to life on the big screen

  • The Gift (2001)

    Cate Blanchett is cursed with The Gift Review by Marty Mapes: Almost very good, but not quite

  • For Love of the Game (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Sentimentality isn't for everybody, but emotional story plays well

  • A Simple Plan (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Three well-meaning men, a planeload of money, and a spiral of doom