| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
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,...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:16 AM
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...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Since their heart-wrenching appearance at Michael Jackson’s funeral in 2009, the King of Pop’s three children have largely remained out of the media glare.
Now, almost four years later, one of the music icon’s sons has decided to step...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Michelle Williams comes from the world of low-budget independent film, so, she said, it took her a while to get her sea legs on the $200-million-plus production of "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
"That was a really hard transition for me to make," the...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:46 AM
It's time again to look in the Yellow Pages under "Exorcist," as a youngster falls prey to an ancient demon in this allegedly fact-inspired melodrama that benefits from having Kyra Sedgwick and Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("Magic City") as the victim's parents....
| Apr 3, 2013
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.
| Apr 4, 2013
*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...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 9:18 AM
A week after a near $200-million movie debuted with a flop, another big-budget 3-D film proved to be box office magic.
"Oz: The Great and Powerful" enjoyed a far better opening than "Jack the Giant Slayer" did last weekend, launching with a robust $80.3...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:39 PM
It looks like the yellow brick road could lead Walt Disney Studios to box office gold.
"Oz: The Great and Powerful," the studio's $200-million-plus production, is headed toward the biggest opening of 2013 by far. The Sam Raimi-directed picture...
| Aug 24, 2012
Brandon Boyd, a giant rock star for nearly the last decade and a half as singer and lyricist for Incubus, arrives in the Tribune Tower lobby by himself.
No publicist. No manager. No entourage. Just a guy in a porkpie hat, comfortable doing an interview...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Everything has been done in exorcism movies, right? Not so fast! It’s always priests with holy water, reading from the bible and speaking Latin as they try to rid the evil spirits. Instead of huge crosses around their necks, it’s huge beards...