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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

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