| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Federal agents arrested the principals of a Los Angeles production company Thursday on charges that they defrauded investors in a 3-D film version of "The Wizard of Oz" and other projects of more than $22 million.
In an indictment unsealed in U.S....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Hollywood loves a good fairy tale, and it's easy to see why: The stories are time-tested and widely known, they're in the public domain, and the fantastical elements provide fodder for the eye-popping visuals that drive tent-pole movies these days.
| May 27, 2014
| 1:44 PM
Forget about Jack and Rose. If you want to introduce your kids — and yourself — to a shipwreck story with the full panoply of human drama (class difference, friendship, family, warfare, and "The Wizard of Oz"), grab a seat on...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
She is the meanest woman ever to get her own plush toy.
Maleficent, the wicked fairy from "Sleeping Beauty" who condemns the infant Princess Aurora to die, is the protagonist of a new movie starring Angelina Jolie and an unlikely character to boast...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
There are more credited producers than there are Munchkins in "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return," a kid-friendly 3D toon musical that offers another joyless trip down the yellow-brick road after last year's "Oz the Great and Powerful." Certainly the hit...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:10 PM
"Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" picks up where L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (and Victor Fleming's 1939 live-action adaptation "The Wizard of Oz") left off. But the new 3-D animation feels like a formulaic knockoff of the original,...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Fans of the Wizard of Oz can safely skip this animated adaptation, which is based on the book Dorothy Of Oz by L. Frank Baum’s great grandson, Roger S. Baum. Directed by Will Finn and Daniel St. Pierre and produced by Summertime Entertainment, the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:02 PM
It took a single church trip to the Dominican Republic when she was 16 to spawn a lifelong commitment to volunteerism for Molly Roach.
Now 24, she’s gone back every year with the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church to an impoverished community where...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Danielle Wade, who carts around Toto in the new touring production of "The Wizard of Oz," was chosen by the good people of Canada — well, the not-inconsiderable subset thereof who watched the Canadian Broadcasting Company's reality show "Over the...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition.
This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:12 AM
Tester- Tony- and Oscar-winner Liza Minnelli offered a personal message Sunday about her mother, legendary performer Judy Garland, to mark what would have been her 90th birthday.
"Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had...