Spring’s most anticipated movies
The sun is peeking out, the flowers are starting to bloom and so is our appetite for Springtime movies.
This season look for magical themes -- whether it be in the comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey and Steve Buscemi as magicians, or the magical world of Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful." More serious fare includes "Stoker," in which Mia Wasikowska does psychological battle with Nicole Kidman, and the crime thriller "The Place Beyond the Pines" wherein real-life couple Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes depict some baby mama drama, amongst other, darker happenings. And, oh yeah, best actor Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper also stars in "Pines."
The following is our list of this spring season's most anticipated movies.
Jack the Giant Slayer (March 1)
Oh Jack, why'd ya have to let in the giants? Nicholas Hoult is the lead in this retelling of Jack and the Giant Beanstalk. But in this version, there's an entire race of giants that put the citizens behind the medieval city walls in danger. Will Jack climb the beanstalk and fight off the giants in time to save his people?
Oz the Great and Powerful (March 8)
Someone turns into the Wicked Witch of the West -- but I can't tell you who. And boy, does she nail that famous evil cackle. Directed by Sam Raimi, this is an ultimate Oz origins story, sure to satisfy and surprise those of us who treasure the classic with Judy Garland. But this time, Oz is in 3D and the experience is perhaps the most immersive in this format yet. Keep an eye out for China Girl -- her fragile cuteness sort of steals the show.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (March 15)