June 23, 2017

Tag Archives: The Wizard of Oz

Oscars®: The Top 25 (Best Original Song)

Continuing on with this weekly series I’m doing here at the site, we’re talking the top 25 Oscar winners in just about every single one of the Academy Award categories out there for us to discuss. Aside from the short categories and likely something harder to rank like Best Sound[...]

James Franco’s OZ will bring $70 million plus

Critics are divided about Sam Raimi’s “Oz, the Great and Powerful.” But audiences love it. Last night, “Oz” took in more than $24.1 million. For the weekend, it will bring in $70 million plus. That includes rotten weather on the east coast last night, so today and tonight may be[...]

James Franco updates progress of “Oz, the Great and Powerful”

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: James Franco (“127 Hours”) recently spoke with the press about “Oz” while promoting his new film, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” in Los Angeles. Franco told Access Hollywood that Sam Raimi’s “Oz: The Great and Powerful” currently is filming in Michigan. “I’ve been in Detroit for[...]

James Franco Back to General Hospital?

HollywoodNews.com: Is Oscar nominee James Franco really returning to “General Hospital” this fall for an extended stay? That was the word that went out yesterday after TV Guide reported it. But I’m told that Franco was a little surprised by the announcement. He’s in Detroit filming a $100 million movie,[...]

Disney sets “Oz” for 2013; Will Franco take the lead?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It has become a full-time job watching studios jockey for move release date real estate. You could write an entire column about the battle for placement between rival “Snow White” features, which keep moving their dates forward with no regard for legitimate production schedules. And not tentpole[...]

James Franco, Mila Kunis heading to “Oz” with Sam Raimi

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: James Franco and Mila Kunis have been signed to star in Sam Raimi’s “The Wizard of Oz” prequel “Oz, The Great and Powerful,” it is being reported. The two actors, both with ties to Oscar-nominated films, will play roles that have been attached to multiple A-list talents over[...]

Mila Kunis to play the Wicked Witch?

HollywoodNews.com: Mila Kunis may be taking on a very big role with her next possible film as it is rumored that she will be involved in Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz, The Great and Powerful.’ Kunis is rumored to be joining James Franco (who is rumored to have finally agreed to be cast)[...]

Johnny Depp may replace Robert Downey Jr. in “Oz”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Robert Downey Jr. is clicking his heel three times and following the yellow brick road away from “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” Disney’s prequel to the “Wizard of Oz” that finds a young illusionist whose hot air balloon carries him over the rainbow to the magical realm.[...]

Warner Bros. bolsters Smithsonian theater with substantial gift

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Big news from the realm of film preservation this afternoon. Warner Bros. Entertainment today made a $5 million donation to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History to establish a new theater to present the history of American film. The gift will enable the museum to transform[...]

“Wizard of Oz” turns 71, earns serious Internet love

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: You might find yourself following the Yellow Brick Road as you trip through cyberspace this morning. The reason for these “Oz” online happenings? Victor Fleming’s beloved musical masterpiece turns 71, prompting several popular sites to dedicate valuable space to “Oz.” Google, for instance, has a “Wizard of Oz” graphic[...]
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