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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Oz the Great and Powerful' and More

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This week: James Franco plays the titular small-time magician turned wonderful wizard in "Oz the Great and Powerful," Sam Raimi's prequel to 1939's "The Wizard of Oz."

Also new this week is the action-horror flick "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton, "Snitch" with Dwayne Johnson and the 40th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray of Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon." Get More »

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'Hansel and Gretel' Will Return to Hunt More Witches

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No rest for the Witch Hunters.

The power of international box office continues to make surprise hits out of films that otherwise flopped here in the States as Paramount has announced a sequel to "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" is officially in development, according to Deadline. Get More »

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The 9 Most Dramatic Bastardizations of Our Childhoods (in Movies)

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This week sees the release of Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Slayer," which has survived a long delay, conversion to 3-D, and a retitling  (Jack was originally a "Giant Killer"), but now must face its biggest trial by fire: The Audience.

The rather old-fashioned children's adventure feel of "Jack" is going to feel rather old-hat in comparison to the flurry of fairy tale films that film-goers have been bludgeoned with in recent years, mostly because it doesn't offer much of an ironic or modernized spin on the fable.

Maybe that's a good thing?

Let's take a look back at some past films that really took our childhood favorites in edgier, sexier directions. Get More »

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Trail of Money Leads 'Hansel and Gretel' to Box Office Win

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"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" became the fifth Jeremy Renner film in a row to hit the top spot at the box office, as according to the poorly reviewed action flick earned $19 million over its debut weekend.

That was enough to hold off returning champ "Mama," which finished in second place, as well as dead on arrival duds "Parker" and "Movie 43," which debuted in fifth and seventh place respectively.

For a full run down of the weekend's box office figures, including numbers for award season favorites "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty," head to

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Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'Hansel & Gretel' & More

"The popcorn you are eating has been pissed in. Film at eleven." – 'The Kentucky Fried Movie' (1977)

Greetings from the apocalypse! If you lost some fingers to frostbite while walking down the driveway to get your mail, don't panic, that's perfectly normal for this time of year … on the east coast, anyway. A few bits of drudgery opening at the multiplex will numb your brain even more than the cold, but lucky for you I've scouted out some alternative routes towards weekend moviegoing satisfaction. Get More »

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The 10 Worst IMDb Synopses (for Legitimate Movies)

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IMDb has been the go-to source for movie information on the Internet since 'Nam, and it (obviously) takes its work seriously. So it's rare that you'll find a synopsis for a well-known movie that's anything but diligent and professional.

That's what makes those moments when you do find a bad IMDb synopsis special. But what makes a "bad" IMDb synopsis, exactly? In this case, we measured it by two things: undertones of laziness, or undertones of snark — and in some cases, both. Get More »

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Poster: 'Hansel & Gretel Go to White Castle'

Hunting witches gives you the munchies. And when you've got the munchies, there's only one place that can cure what ails you ... and it ain't a witch's oven, that's for sure.

Hansel and Gretel — once endangered children, now attractive monster-killers — are reimagined once again in our poster for "Hansel and Gretel Go to White Castle," which turns the storybook siblings into stoners prone to stumbling into the most surreal of adventures. Filling in for Neil Patrick Harris would be Idris Elba, the stars' shared co-star (he appeared with Gemma Arterton in "RocknRolla" and with Jeremy Renner in "Thor"), playing a meta-version of himself all hopped up on magical mushrooms.

Feel the fairy tale vibe and check out our poster below. It's cool, dude.

Hansel and Gretel Go to White Castle

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January Movie Math: Breaking Down the New Releases

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Ah, 2013. Breathe in that sweet, fresh, new year air. You're walking in a winter wonderland. Everything is new. A sense of possibility! A sense of having no clue what any of these January releases are about.

It's true: We've all been so wrapped up in hustling to see November and December's awards contenders before Hollywood's sparkliest posse gathers to repeatedly congratulate its members that we totally forgot that there are new movies coming out. "'Mama'? What's that?" you may think, puzzling over the coming soon roster. "Sounds sweet."

Gentle movie enthusiast, come with us. We'll guide you through January's new releases and show you the light, movie math style. Click ahead for our simple arithmetic breakdowns of the coming attractions.

(And for the record, "Mama" is not sweet. It's 98 percent likely to scare the living bejeezus out of you and undo whatever goodwill you may harbor toward Jessica Chastain after "The Help.") Get More »

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Jeremy Renner Kills Witches and His Appetite in 'Hansel and Gretel' Trailer

Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner in "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters"

Forget breadcrumbs, because this time around, Hansel and Gretel are leaving a trail of bodies in their wake — and there isn't enough gingerbread in the world to wash away the taste of blood once Jeremy Renner is on the case.

Move over, Abraham Lincoln, because there's a new anachronistic mashup in town and we've got the trailer for "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" right here to prove it. Get More »

Filed Under: New Movie Trailers | Source: indieWire

10 Other Fairy Tale Movies Coming to the Big Screen


The beautiful princess looking for love, the evil stepmother thwarting her every move, the handsome prince who comes to her rescue -- all are classic fairy tale characters that have come to life on the big screen, ever since the invention of movies.

"Snow White and the Huntsman" is just the latest cinematic re-telling of a classic fairy tale, following closely on the heels of the similarly Snow White-centric "Mirror Mirror." These types of films may be experiencing a renaissance, as there are many more movies based on fairy tales in the pipeline, with top talent attached. Here's a look at what's coming to a movie theater near you. Get More »

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