Mar 8, 2013 | 8:48Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/03/08 - Oz the Great and Powerful Audio
Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/03/08 - Oz the Great and Powerful Mar 8, 2013 | 8:48Hollywood Director Sam Raimi has made everything from the Evil Dead films to Spider Man.
Now he's taking on what some consider cinematic gold.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" tells the story of how the wizard ended up in the Emerald city.
It's another big budget with millions on the line, but will it do justice to the original?
Stepping out from behind the critic's curtain is CBC's Eli Glasner.
Mar 1, 2013 | 6:43Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/03/01 - Jack the Giant Killer Audio
Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/03/01 - Jack the Giant Killer Mar 1, 2013 | 6:43Snow White.
Hansel and Gretel.
And now Jack and the Beanstalk.
Hollywood's fascination with fairy tales continues this weekend with "Jack the Giant Slayer."
The movie, from the director of the X-Men films, features a new twist on a familar tale.
Here to tell us if it works is our man at the movies, back from Hollywood, CBC's Eli Glasner.
Jan 25, 2013 | 7:25Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/01/ Parker plus Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Audio
Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/01/ Parker plus Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters Jan 25, 2013 | 7:25Last week Eli was reviewing the return of the old school action hero -Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This week it's the young guns, as bald brit Jason Statham returns to theatres in Parker.
Plus, from the Bourne films to kick-butt fairy tales. . . Jeremy Renner stars in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.
For all that and more, here's CBC film reviewer, Eli Glasner.
Jan 18, 2013 | 7:13Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/01/18 - The Last Stand and Quartet Audio
Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/01/18 - The Last Stand and Quartet Jan 18, 2013 | 7:13In Hollywood grey is the new black.
There's a host of new movies with older actors in starring roles opening this weekend.
The Last Stand finds Arnold Schwarzenegger returning in his first leading role in over a decade.
While Quartet tells the story of a group of opera singers reuniting for one final concert.
Here with reviews of both is CBC's Eli Glasner.
Jan 11, 2013 | 7:46Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/01/11 - Zero Dark Thirty Audio
Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/01/11 - Zero Dark Thirty Jan 11, 2013 | 7:46Zero Dark Thirty was one of the big winners in yesterday's Oscar nominations, scoring nods for best actor, best picture and screenplay.
The controversial film documents the decade long hunt for the Osama Bin Laden capped by a dramatic night time raid in Pakistan.
Well CBC film reviewer has concluded his own examination.
Eli Glasner joins us now.
Jan 4, 2013 | 8:19Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/01/04 - Promised Land and Not Fade Away Audio
Eli Glasner on Film from CBC Radio 2013/01/04 - Promised Land and Not Fade Away Jan 4, 2013 | 8:19It's a new year and there's a few new movies from some of Hollywood's biggest names.
Promised Land is a film about the contentious issue of fracking.
It stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski who both worked on the screenplay.
Plus, the creator of The Sopranos is making the jump to the big screen with Not Fade Away, a movie about teenage with rock-star dreams set in the 1960s.
With more, here's CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner.