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Regarding August science fiction movies about mental enhancements: there was never just one!
"The Bourne Legacy" may look, sound and smell like an action-adventure movie – that's certainly how they're selling it – but at its center is a genuine sci-fi premise. The baddies (the shadowy agency represented by Edward Norton's scowls) are making super soldiers by introducing viruses into field agents via green and blue pills. "Chems," they are called, but hardcore nerds might be forgiven if they flash on Ketracel-white, the drug that the Dominion uses to give its elite band of warriors, the Jem'Hadar, the edge (as well as keeping them in line.)
"The Bourne Legacy" isn't the first movie to obscure sci-fi-ness in its marketing. We offer up this readymade document for you to bring up whenever you feel like being a pain in the ass at cocktail parties. Get More »
Judy Garland's Dorothy may have said, "There's no place like home," but for the late actress' diehard fans, there's no place like the auction house.
Reuters reports that the ruby red slippers worn by Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" will be put up for auction in Los Angeles on Dec. 16.
Auction house Profiles in History is selling the shoes, which are believed to be one of only four remaining pairs from the classic 1939 film, as part of a Hollywood memorabilia sale. Get More »
The land of Oz won't be getting its Iron Man on anytime soon. Instead, the Emerald City is going pirate all the way.
Robert Downey Jr. has taken a step back from Disney's "Oz, the Great and Powerful" -- directed by Sam Raimi -- and, instead, the Mouse House is taking a good look at Captain Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
The prequel-esque "Wizard of Oz" tale offers the backstory of Mr. Great and Powerful as a burgeoning illusionist kicked out of a traveling circus. His hot air balloon -- yes, the very one Dorothy uses in her attempts to return to Kansas in the original film -- gets caught in a tornado and lands him in Oz. Get More »
The population of the state of Kansas is 2,800,000 people...none of whom are in this video montage of the many, many movie scenes containing the "Wizard of Oz" trope, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas any more."
It's a shame, really -- we've heard the residents of Kansas are lovely people. But film and TV screenwriters are apparently determined to stay far away from the Sunflower State, repeatedly comparing it to the strange locations or situations in which their characters land.
Anyone who's witnessed Cawker City's 16,750-pound ball of twine can attest that Kansas is weird enough on its own. Get More »
As if the pile-on of Snow White projects wasn't enough to curb Hollywood's current insatiable appetite for fairy tales, now there's over half-a-dozen "Wizard of Oz" movies in various stages of development.
Adding itself to that overstuffed list today is a stop-motion animated reinvisimaginingbootquel called "Oz Wars," but it sounds like this part of Oz is on the wrong side of the tracks.