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If you've ever wondered what a prequel to "The Wizard of Oz" might look like, you have the answer in Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" — and just think, it only took 74 years to arrive.
Of course, "Oz" isn't the only classic film that's ever begged for an origin story, and with the help of our talented pal Old Red Jalopy, we know how "Gone With the Wind," "Casablanca" and more might have looked in earlier incarnations.
Behold, five prequels to film classics:
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"Snakes on a Plane" may not have ever lived up to the hype, but it remains one of greatest movie titles of our time. (Or the opposite of "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium.")
Why? Because it's bold, colorful and, most of all, tells you exactly what you're going to get: snakes on a muthaf**kin' plane. Maybe the only more apt or remotely better title would have been "Samuel L. Jackson Versus Snakes on a Plane."
That's a mouthful, but it still would've told it like it is. Unlike these dirty liars.
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This week: Pixar churns out another animated blockbuster with "Brave," featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Waters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and many more.
"I don't know if I can pick just one; there are so many great movies, and I love them all for different reasons. But there are definitely some that stand out.
"'Lawrence of Arabia' is definitely near the top of the list. I love Peter O'Toole and how epic it is. It draws you in and that story becomes the world while you are watching it. The landscapes, and the story, it just really stands out. I've watched it, I don't know how many times.
"I also love 'It Happened One Night' because of how romantic it is. I mean, Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert — what an amazing pair.
"And then there's 'Cry-Baby,' directed by John Waters. It was my absolute favorite when I was a little girl. For a 12-year-old girl, Johnny Depp was just so dreamy! I couldn't get over it. His performance was incredible."
The President of the United States has to make tough decisions on a daily basis and, when you think about it, the fates of millions of lives rest in the choices he makes. So obviously when the president chooses what movies to watch in his limited downtime, they’re gonna be good, right?
In honor of President Barack Obama taking part in a youth town hall party on MTV this Thurs. Oct. 14, we’ve decided to take a look at some of his favorite movies – as revealed to Katie Couric -- to see if we can glean some insight into the Commander-in-Chief’s personal taste. Get More »