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Disney Looks to Return to Oz With OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Sequel

Oz The Great and Powerful Banner 2Disney’s fantastical trip down the yellow brick road, Oz The Great and Powerfulhits theaters tomorrow.  The studio is expecting big numbers this opening weekend, which is no surprise considering the popularity of its predecessor and up-charges for IMAX and 3D.  That being said, Disney is looking forward to returning to the land of Oz with a sequel.  Reports suggest that screenwriter Mitchell Kapner has been commissioned by Disney to pen the screenplay for the follow-up.  Oz The Great and Powerful is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, so has many options on where to go with the sequel.  Also, you can read my review for the film here.  Hit the jump to read more. Read the rest of this entry

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Review: OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

oz-the-great-and-powerful-banner-posterVictor Fleming’s dazzling adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” has provided countless images that will forever be cemented into the sidewalks of pop culture.

Director Sam Raimi sits behind the curtain as he takes us back down the fabled yellow brick road to witness Oz The Great and Powerful in this lavish and ambitious prequel to the famous 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz – captivating audiences with stunning visuals and childlike enthusiasm.

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New Trailer for Disney’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Starring James Franco

Oz The Great and Powerful BannerIn four short days we’ll be taking another trip down the yellow brick road when Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful hits theaters.  With that, we are treated to what is presumably the final trailer that will be released for the film.  The short one-minute trailer gives us a glimpse of the scope of Raimi’s Oz and offers up a great deal of new footage, including the Wicked Witch in action.  With stunning visual effects and a star-studded cast, will this prequel live up to the timeless classic that is its predecessor?  Hit the jump to check out the new trailer. Read the rest of this entry

Two New Clips for OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

oz-the-great-and-powerful-banner-posterWe’re just two short weeks away from the release of Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful.  And with that, we are treated to two new clips from the film.  The first clip involves a heated exchange between Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Theodora (Mila Kunis) regarding whether or not Oscar (James Franco) “is the wizard.”  The second clip showcases the landscape of the world Raimi has brought to life as we see Oscar and Glinda (Michelle Williams) travel through the landscape by bubble.  Hit the jump to take a look! Read the rest of this entry

First Featurette for Sam Raimi’s OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

oz-the-great-and-powerful-banner-posterThe first featurette for Disney’s Wizard of Oz prequel Oz The Great and Powerful has been released.  The featurette shows a great deal of new footage and focuses on the world of Oz while giving an in-depth look at the production design, costumes, and makeup that will be seen on screen.  Also featured are interviews with director Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Zach Braff.  “Viewers will experience a fantastical world, and a great story,” Franco said.  Oz The Great and Powerful certainly looks like a massive production, and I can’t wait to see how the final product turns out.  It looks like there are some surprises waiting for us down the yellow brick road.  Hit the jump to take a look. Read the rest of this entry

Super Bowl TV Spots for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, IRON MAN 3, THE LONG RANGER, FAST & FURIOUS 6, and More!

Super Bowl XLVII LogoSuper Bowl XLVII is now in the books, and I couldn’t be happier about my beloved Baltimore Ravens bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Baltimore.  Seeing that my favorite and hometown team was in the game, I was a little too stressed at times to pay attention to all of the commercials and TV spots for some of this year’s big upcoming films.  Thankfully there’s YouTube that can provide all of us a chance to watch all of these great spots over, and over, and over again.  Hit the jump to check out spots from Star Trek Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Fast & Furious 6, Oz: The Great and Powerful, and many more! Read the rest of this entry

New Posters For Oz: The Great and Powerful, Les Misérables, and Zero Dark Thirty

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Some new posters for Oz: The Great and Powerful, Les Misérables, and Zero Dark Thirty have been released.  The Oz poster is actually the final third to the triptych poster (which you can see here) that was released a little over two weeks ago.  The Les Misérables poster is pretty cool, seeing that it is the French version of the poster.  The Zero Dark Thirty poster is likely to be the last one released before we see the film hit theaters.  Both Les Mis and Zero Dark Thirty were screened for the first time for critics within the last week, and both already have loads of Oscar buzz surrounding them.  Hit the jump to check out the posters. Read the rest of this entry

New Trailer For Disney’s Oz: The Great and Powerful

A new full length trailer for director Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful has been released today via iTunes Movie Trailers.  After the release of several new images over the last few days (which you can see here and here), the new trailer comes as no surprise.  The trailer features a bevy of new footage and delves a little deeper into the plot of the film than the teaser trailer did.  Being from the producers of Alice in Wonderland, the special effects of the film look more in line with that than with Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy.  Hit the jump to check out the new trailer. Read the rest of this entry

More Images from Oz: The Great and Powerful Featuring a New Triptych Poster

Yesterday, I posted six new images for Oz: The Great and Powerful via USA Today.  Today, Yahoo! Movies released a brand new triptych poster (pictured above) for the film.  A “triptych” is a work of art divided into three sections, the three sections making up the poster above were released separately about a month ago.  Once again, the poster showcases the giant scope of Raimi’s Oz.  With the bevy of recent images released by Disney, hopefully a new trailer isn’t too far away.  Hit the jump to see the images. Read the rest of this entry

New Images for Oz: The Great and Powerful

Earlier this morning, Disney released six new stills from director Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful via USA Today. The film is set to be a prequel to the classic The Wizard of Oz, and with only a teaser poster and one trailer being released so far, these new images give us a good look at the scope of the film. Oz is focused on the character Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a struggling magician working in Kansas who is thrown in the middle of an ongoing battle after being transported to Oz. Some images feature characters in action, while two images showcase the massive landscapes seen in the film. Hit the jump to see the full images.

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