"Alice in Wonderland" got a big update from Syfy – as did "The Wizard of Oz" earlier (in the miniseries "Tin Man," handled by the same writer-director, Nick Willing) – in this dazzling fantasy, casting Caterina Scorsone ("Edge of Darkness") as the not-so-helpless title heroine who goes through a looking glass into a bizarre world where she faces a sinister Queen of Hearts ( Kathy Bates) and encounters a mad Hatter (Andrew Lee Potts). Tim Curry, Harry Dean Stanton, Matt Frewer, Colm Meaney and Philip Winchester ("Crusoe") also star. *** (Not rated: AS, P, V)

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