June 26, 2017

Tag Archives: Wizard of Oz

The un-feminist female characters in ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

Unfortunately pretty much everything I feared about Oz: The Great and Powerful turned out to be true, at least from a gender perspective. It is indeed about three seemingly powerful women sitting around and waiting for a random man who fell out of the sky to not only attempt[...]

Photos from the Moscow premiere of OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

Director Sam Raimi, James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis were all in attendance on February 27th at the Oktyabr Multiplex in Moscow. Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a[...]

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[...]

Sam Raimi’s “Oz, The Great and Powerful” begins production

By Adam Frazier Hollywoodnews.com: Walt Disney Pictures’ fantastical adventure “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, started filming on Monday, July 25 at Raleigh Studios, the brand-new 200,000 square foot sound stage facility in Pontiac, Michigan. “Oz: The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character,[...]

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,[...]

Zach Braff added to Sam Raimi’s “Oz” prequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: From the “Garden State” of New Jersey to the Emerald City of “Oz.” It is being reported that Zach Braff, one-time star of NBC’s “Scrubs” and the writer-director of the indie comedy “Garden State,” has joined the cast of Sam Raimi’s “Wizard of Oz” prequel titled “Oz, the[...]

Spielberg, Streep and Grant top Zagat survey, which holds interesting stats on 3-D, home video

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: All lists are subjective, and most movie lists are flawed. But if there’s a constant when it comes to compilations, it’s that they always stimulate great debate. I’m loving the results of a Zagat survey released this morning in support of a new guide titled “The World’s[...]

“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[...]

Drew Barrymore confirmed for “Oz” sequel “Surrender Dorothy”

Hollywoodnews.com: Drew Barrymore was rumored to be attached to a “Wizard of Oz” project for weeks now. Today, the story has been confirmed. Barrymore will direct “Surrender Dorothy,” a sequel to “Oz,” as her directoral follow-up to last year’s “Whip It!” Zach Helm, who penned Will Ferrell’s “Stranger Than Fiction,” will[...]

“Star Wars,” Indiana Jones and Marilyn Monroe part of massive Hollywood auction

Hollywoodnews.com: We place a lot of emphasis on modern Hollywood. Which Jonas brother is cutest? Who is Paris Hilton dating? What did Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and the “Twilight” cast eat for lunch yesterday. But it’s important that we remember Hollywood’s past every now and again. With that in mind,[...]
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