Wizard of Oz is a story of an orphan girl who lives in a dull farmhouse, living an ordinary life. Then one day, a storm brought her to this wonderful Land of Oz and started her adventure.
It is an old children’s book full of moral lessons.
Doesn’t quite fit for a Broadway Musical right?
Wizard of Oz Broadway Musical was tons and tons of fun! They turned this old children’s book to a witty, free-flowing, modernized, laugh-out-loud, extravaganza!
We went there expecting the same old concept, but was blown away by how smart they made it. From “born this way” by Lady Gaga to Lion King’s “Circle of Life”; you just wouldn’t know what to expect every scene from this musical.
The casts are veterans with years and years of experience in Broadway acting with a spice of superb singing voice. We enjoyed how everyone had great chemistry on stage.
But the highlight for the casting is that the witch and the aunt were played by two very skilled, hilarious men.
Furthermore, it wouldn’t be a musical without the skillful timing and amazing sound of the orchestra! Normally, we take for granted the simple background music, sound effects, etc. But this one was hard to ignore; the live orchestra gave life and excitement to the whole production.
Overall, this musical is good for all ages. The kids had fun and were so into it, but the loudest laughs came from the parents. If you want to treat yourself, your family, or that special someone to a Broadway Musical; Wizard of Oz will definitely make your day! Well-produced, amazing casts, funny script; you won’t be disappointed with this musical!
God allows us to have adventures in life, and whether they’re good or bad, there are always lessons to be learned. He lets us meet uncommon people or extraordinary events to happen to mold us into what we’re meant to be.
[Jaren gave it 5/5 and Hannah gave it 4.5/5]
Starring: Juan Fernandes, Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth …
Summary: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. (IMDB)
Jaren: A thrilling, suspenseful, OH-NO-what’s-gonna-happen action/horror flick. With everything happening just inside the house, it is such an engaging movie that you are rooting for the average joe protagonist from beginning to end! Love it!
Hannah: Definitely an edge-of-the-seat movie. Pretty smart and very suspenseful. Highly recommended for those who have a strong stomach, or if you love movies like Saw 1,2,3 —. No down-time, and free-flowing. Parental Guidance is advised. Watch out for the ending!
We both give this movie a 4/5
*spoiler alert* Arkin, the main guy, had so many chances to run away and save himself. However, he desperately wanted to save someone and went back to the house to save this little girl, even if it might cost him his life. In the same way, Jesus died on the cross to save everyone even though He didn’t need to.
Even if there is only one sinner in this world, He still would have sacrificed himself for that person’s ransom.
"For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10
Starring: Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore
Summary: A father’s life unravels while he deals with a marital crisis and tries to manage his relationship with his children.
Jaren: When we were about to watch this, I thought to myself “Oh no! Not again! Another one of those movies about love making with no commitments” (No Strings Attached, Love and Other Drugs, Friends with Benefits…just to name a few) However, this movie has so much more to offer. I loved seeing Steve Carrell as a father struggling to put his family together, he made comedy and drama a perfect couple! Speaking of couple…what do you think of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s chemistry?
Hannah: Honestly? Well, physically - - they’re not all swack. Gosling’s a little more in the hot league than her. But..but, surprisingly, they hit it off pretty well as the movie progresses (i give them an A-). I think Carrell and the wife made a better tandem, if you ask me. Steve Carrell may be known as a comedian, but his serious lines were the home hitters this time. Any fave scenes for you? Btw, I love Emma’s name in the movie :D.
Jaren: Hmm…fave scenes huh! Definitely the “Big Revelation”. Scene is hilarious to watch as we see all mysteries unfolding, all connections being linked, it was just a blast! I think this movie had just the perfect ingredient: comedy, romance, drama, action…heck even thriller! A good family movie! With no expectations, it actually surprised me how good it is!
Hannah: LOOOL! Especially the line “I don’t even know you”. My fave scene would be (even if you didn’t ask. LoL!) the bed scene with no sex involve. Why? Bah! I could type a million things about it (but I won’t), so I’ll just say it’s very pleasant. Anyways, couldn’t agree more with your last sentence there and I’m definitely recommending this one. I are delighted :)
[Jaren gives it a 4/5 and Hannah gives it a 3.5/5]
-TWIST- (if you skip everything and just read this part, we’d be HAPPIER)
We love the different aspects of love portrayed in the movie. Falling in love, falling out of love, puppy love, messed up love,
lust love (nevermind.. not love).. etc! These are what the world has to offer. I must admit, some does sound promising, but all these type of love include heartaches, break-ups and gives more questions than answers. If you pursue something of this world, you will get something of this world.
However, if you pursue something spiritual, you will get something spiritual and everything else will fall into place. God’s love gives LOVE a whole new meaning. Something we will never comprehend, but will never give us heartaches, no break-ups, and is full of answers and blessings. God’s love is His son on the cross to die for our sins (John 3:16). Now that’s a love worth pursuing!
We will be watching the Wizard of Oz Musical at The Elgin Theatre
A review will definitely be posted after
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable… - Wizard of Oz
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Lawrence Fishburne, Jude Law, Kate Winslet etc.
Summary: A worldwide threat caused by a deadly disease, to be extinguished by an international team of doctors.
Jaren: So Hannah, let me start of by saying *coughs*…excuse me. This movie made me highly aware of the germs around me. However, it didn’t have the “edge of the seat” feel that I was hoping for. I thought the movie had an interesting concept but is way too draggy to keep me thrilled. What about you?
Hannah: I liked it :S. *spoiler alert if you haven’t watched* I loved how they killed most of the all-star cast. I like how in every scene, you kind of have to figure out what’s actually going on. What I didn’t like was the ending. After all the complicated scenes, it throws me a simple explanation on how the virus started -.- *BOO*
Jaren: The all-star cast did little in grasping my attention. Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon and Jude Law had in-depth characters, and the rest are just shoo-ins. It wasn’t Steven Soderbergh’s best film but I appreciate the effort in doing so. He had some interesting shots when the whole city was in chaos, and some emotions conveyed here and there. But overall, this is just an underwhelming movie for a star-studded cast.
Hannah: I agree, not the best work. However, it definitely made people aware of their health in general, and thus, serving it’s real purpose :S * i think * I mean, even you rushed to the sanitizer after the movie :P
[Jaren gives it a 2.5/5 and Hannah gives it a 3.3/5]
After this movie, people would be aware of what they touch, what they eat, what they do etc., not because they fear the virus, bacteria or whatever sickness they contract from it. The main fear is death. How often are we aware that there is life after death and that however we die, may it not be because of a deadly disease, there are two choices called heaven and hell? To get to hell, the road is very broad, but to heaven, there is but one path: Jesus. In John 14:6, Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life, noone comes to the Father except through me. In Jesus, no disease is incurable, no pain is too agonizing, and death has no sting.
Some couples blog about their love (or hate?) for each other, a few blog about their trips/experiences, a scarce amount do it for therapy (NO JOKE!), and many don’t blog or care about blogging O_o?.
As for us, we [will] blog about our bucket-full opinions on MOVIES. That’s right, movies. Any movies, from any genre ( with exception to porn )
—Keep your eyes open for some little TWISTS at the end of our reviews. ;)