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L. Frank Baum's classic about a wonderful wizard is getting a new look, in a movie prequel called "Oz: The Great & Powerful." This isn't a true adaptation -- in fact, Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion and other key characters do not even appear, and references...
Everyone who has ever sat before a television or movie screen to enjoy the fantasy of "The Wizard of Oz" should plan to see how magical this family favorite becomes onstage at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia. The production brings the beloved...
Tags: Fantasy (genre), David James, Music, Ray Bolger, Helen Hayes
Any 20th-century animator working in film who chose to ignore what was coming out of the Walt Disney studios did so at a professional cost. And from 1941 on, Disney's "Dumbo" was the elephant in the room. This week it joins "Snow White," "Pinocchio,"...
Special to the SunHere is the first half of the annual attempt at a census of books written by Marylanders or related to Maryland. The second half is scheduled for next Sunday. Art, Architecture The Art of Acquiring: A Portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone, by Mary...
"Oz, the Great and Powerful" is certainly ambitious; director Sam Raimi attempts to create no less than a prequel for Victor Fleming's 1939 classic, based on the characters and ideas used in L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This story...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIf Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" continues to be a tornado at the ticket counter (opening weekend saw $80.3 million in domestic ticket sales, making it the most successful 2013 release to date), the inhabitants of the Emerald City aren't the only...
Tags: Marketing, Movies, Gary Jones, Macy's, Fashion Shows
NEW YORK (AP) — "Oz the Great and Powerful" is living up to its name at the box office. Walt Disney's 3-D blockbuster led all films for the second week in a row, taking in $42.2 million according to studio estimates Sunday. Sam Raimi's prequel...
Walking the dog last week I saw a buzzard eating a possum. And, just as when I'd previously seen dramatic rainbows, dazzling lightning storms, or a distant funnel cloud, I processed it through my media experiences. This looks just like it does in a movie!...
Sometimes sweet, sometimes scary, sometimes sour, "Oz the Great and Powerful" is a film that doesn't know its own mind. A partially effective jumble whose elements clash rather than cohere, this solid but not spectacular effort stubbornly refuses to catch...
Tags: Thomas Edison, Movies, Zach Braff, Harry Houdini, Joey King
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles Times“Oz the Great and Powerful” handily won the weekend box office with an impressive $80.3 million take in the U.S. ......
What a difference a year makes. On March 9, 2012, Walt Disney Pictures released "John Carter," the sci-fi adventure film that promptly bombed, taking in about $40 million en route to a $73-million domestic gross that precipitated the resignation of Walt...
Hero Complex - movies, comics, pop culture - Los Angeles TimesAt first glance, “Oz the Great and Powerful” might not seem to have a lot in common with AMC's hit ......
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