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  • With $75M debut, Disney's 'Oz' would be 2013's biggest box office hit yet

    With $75M debut, Disney's 'Oz' would be 2013's biggest box office hit yet
    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...
  • '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...
  • How Michael Jackson's son landed an 'Entertainment Tonight' job

    How Michael Jackson's son landed an 'Entertainment Tonight' job
    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...
  • Michelle Williams lost control on her journey through 'Oz'

    Michelle Williams lost control on her journey through 'Oz'
    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...
  • Laura Ziskin dies at 61; 'Spider-Man' producer

    Laura Ziskin dies at 61; 'Spider-Man' producer
    When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away. But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...
  • 'The Possession' is No. 1; 'Oogieloves' posts worst opening ever

    "The Possession" took ownership of the No. 1 spot at the box office this Labor Day weekend, but there was no love for "The Oogieloves." The horror flick produced by Sam Raimi did stronger-than-expected business, grossing a solid $21.3 million over the...
  • Brand X Files: Daily Beast eats Newsweek. Kanye West cancels on 'Today.' Coffee gets Proof.

     
    Daily Beast gobbles up Newsweek: The new and old media properties will merge, creating a Daily Week/Newsy Beast/Beastweek/something something politics. Looking forward to Time and the Huffington Post announcing their partnership as Huffington Time!...
  • “Noir” — anime to live action, courtesy of Sam Raimi and Starz

     
    Director and PRODUCER Sam Raimi will probably wear only his producing hat when a live action TV version of the Japanese ninja babes anime TV hit “Noir” is turned into a movie for the Starz empire....
  • Warners wants to send Zemeckis off to see the Wizard in “Oz” remake

     
    Deadline.com is reporting that Warner Brothers wants to use the original script and have motion-capture king Robert Zemeckis behind the camera — at the keyboard? — for a remake of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Actually, he'd be...