Tag Archives: The Wizard of Oz
Everybody has at least one friend who is obsessed with Batman. They collect the comics, put the pointy ears and cape on for Halloween, or watch "The Dark Knight" like it's their job.
There's probably a part of these incurable obsessives that wishes either A) they could live in Wayne Manor with Alfred or B) that Batman was in every movie, and luckily that second fantasy has been fulfilled with the YouTube vid "Batman in Classic Movie Scenes." Get More »
Even before the opening weekend loot totals for "Oz the Great and Powerful" came along, Disney had been readying a follow-up, with "Oz" co-writer Mitchell Kapner rapidly scrawling the next step for the Good Witch Glinda and Co.
Nope, producer Joe Roth has assured that the "Oz" sequel "would absolutely not" involve Dorothy and her little Yellow Brick Road-wandering ventures, but instead it'll take place before those events. Get More »
The tagline for "Oz the Great and Powerful" may be "The land you know, the story you don't," but that doesn't mean everything about the prequel is unfamiliar from the 1939 "The Wizard of Oz." Though Disney was unable to use many of the specific references from the classic flick due to copyright laws — sorry, no ruby slippers here — "Oz" enthusiasts need not fear. The new movie has Easter eggs galore for fans of the original Dorothy Garland film, if only you know where to look.
Ahead, seven "The Wizard of Oz" Easter eggs buried in "Oz the Great and Powerful."
"Oz the Great and Powerful" is just arriving in theaters today, but according to Variety, that hasn't stopped the always optimistic Disney from already preparing a sequel, as"Oz the Great and Powerful's" co-writer Mitchell Kapner has apparently been hard at work on a script for months now.
Hey Disney, we know just what you can call the sequel: "The Wizard of Oz."
Catchy, right? Get More »
'Oz the Great and Powerful' Vs. 'The Wizard of Oz' Vs. 'Wicked': Breaking Down the Monkeys, Witches and Yellow Brick Roads
You know the Wizard of Oz is wonderful, great and powerful. Victor Fleming's "The Wizard of Oz" has been telling us that for generations. But what was Oz like before Dorothy and her little dog arrived from Kansas and shook things up?
The world of Oz created by children's author L. Frank Baum is so rich with storytelling possibilities that other writers have offered enchanting prequels of their own. The Broadway sensation "Wicked" focuses on the origin story of the Wicked Witch of the West, while Sam Raimi's new movie "Oz the Great and Powerful" explores how the Wizard came to Oz, greatness and power. Get More »
Zach Braff's name may be among top billed in "Oz the Great and Powerful" — just below James Franco, who plays the titular Oz in the "The Wizard of Oz" prequel, and Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis, who play a trio of warring witches fighting for control of the Emerald City — but don't expect him to have too much face time in the movie. Braff spends the majority of "Oz," which hits theaters in eye-blistering 3D technicolor Friday, voicing the character of Finley, Franco's talking and flying monkey sidekick. In fact, moviegoers will only see Braff's visage, familiar from a decade on air as a goofy doctor on the sitcom "Scrubs," for only a few minutes in the film's first act.
Braff chatted briefly with NextMovie ahead of the wide release of "Oz," revealing his spirit animal, his unusual passion for "Baby Got Back," and getting the most bang for your buck. Get More »
Have you ever noticed that we as international consumers of pop culture are exposed to an inordinate amount of things named "Oz"? There are people named "Oz." There are television shows named "Oz." There are movies released 74 years apart named "Oz." Certainly, there is an unspoken worldwide fascination with those two letters in that specific order.
It's entirely possible, in fact, that we've reached a point where we cannot move forward as a society until we have in place an unofficial ranking of all things Oz, especially with this week's upcoming release of "Oz: The Great and Powerful." There are just too many damn Ozzes (sp). Get More »
It's been a rough year. Whether you've been laid off or just laid around a bit more than you should have, you're counting quarters this holiday season.
And that's where we come in. We've rounded up 10 awesome gifts that come in under $20. And, no, we're not including any DVDs or Blu-rays in this one. Something tells us you already know your way around Amazon.com (but you can find the must-haves for the year here).
1. 'Lord of the Breeze' T-shirt
You know who's hilarious? Diabolical villains.
Murder, torture, terrorism, sorcery – yes, these are all dealings of your typical movie miscreant, that we acknowledge. But we must also acknowledge they have pretty wickedly awesome senses of humor.
Just watch them cackle for two minutes straight in this NextMovie original edited by Avaryl Halley, and tell us you didn't laugh right along with them. Get More »
It's happened to all of us: you go to a movie expecting a thoughtful drama or lighthearted romp. No one warned you — it was all a sick trick to expose you to a vision as bloodcurdling as any "Saw" sequel.
Two hours later, you stumble into the lobby, unsure whether it's tears or your last meal welling up. Maybe it was a disturbing truth exposed in the film that did it. Or maybe the line between surrealist daydream and psychotic nightmare was inadvertently crossed. In honor of Halloween, here's our list of top 9 movies that failed to warn us in the commercials that they'd scar us for life. Get More »