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  • 'Oz the Great and Powerful' review: This wand is broken

    'Oz the Great and Powerful' review: This wand is broken
    ** (out of four) If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage. Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...
  • 'Oz' set for $90-million debut: The next 'Alice in Wonderland'?

    Blockbuster-starved studios rarely reach Hollywood's Emerald City, but Walt Disney Studios appears headed there this weekend. The studio's $200-million-plus 3-D production is set to open this weekend with a massive gross of about $90 million,...
  • 'Oz the Great and Powerful' explains the man in the Emerald City ★★ 1/2

    'Oz the Great and Powerful' explains the man in the Emerald City ★★ 1/2
    In show business, like all business, very often you spend money to make money. Director Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is Disney's latest attempt to spend $200 million to make a billion worldwide, on the order of Tim Burton's "Alice in...
  • Q&A: 'Evil Dead' star Jane Levy

    Q&A: 'Evil Dead' star Jane Levy
    When Jane Levy told family and friends she'd star (and have a demon inhabit her) in the “Evil Dead” remake, she didn’t emphasize that she’d spend the shoot freezing in just her underwear, vomiting blood on people. “You...
  • 'Evil Dead' review: Louder and gorier, not better

    'Evil Dead' review: Louder and gorier, not better
    *1/2 (out of four) When a secret door in the floor leads to a musty room filled with rotting cats, the situation doesn’t really scream, “Hey, if you find an elaborately wrapped book nearby, take it and read it out loud!” Well, you know...
  • The Hollywood Risk Equation: Would you have hired Kenneth Branagh to direct 'Thor'?

     
    In Hollywood, summer is the season of familiarity. My kid isn't half as jaded as I am, but after sitting through a scrum of recent movie trailers crammed with bulked-up comic book heroes, battling villains and dodging explosions, he grumbled:......
  • Theater review: ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ from Theatre Downtown

     
    The first thing to know about Theatre Downtown’s “Evil Dead: The Musical”: There is a splash zone. And, unlike at kid-friendly SeaWorld, this one is for blood. (Plastic ponchos are provided for the squeamish.) After all, this is a...
  • Theatre Downtown extends ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’

     
    Theatre Downtown has extended its production of “Evil Dead: The Musical” another weekend. Extra performances of the horror-comedy-musical will be at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 7-9. I had a good time — and didn't get blood-spattered....
  • 'Amazing Spider-Man' trailer: Garfield clearly hit the gym [Video]

     
    'The Amazing Spider-Man' trailer starring Andrew Garfield hits the Web. Andrew Garfield's "The Amazing Spider-Man" trailer hit Wednesday with the brooding British actor creeping into the darker Spidey role -- and costume -- of Stan Lee's beloved comic...
  • Curiosity for Rent: Krotona apartments in the Hollywood Hills

     
    “I’m probably the only guy with a motorcycle in his apartment,” Wilfred Biggs says. He opens the door to his studio at the Krotona apartments, originally built by the Theosophical Society in 1912. Although the sect, founded in 1875,...
  • Michelle Williams: I'm reinventing my 'Wizard of Oz' character

     
    "My Week with Marilyn" star Michelle Williams talks about playing Glinda the Good Witch in Sam Raimi's "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz: The Great and Powerful."...