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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