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  • 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...
  • Horror remakes: Where do we draw the line?

     
    GUEST ESSAY Gina McIntyre is the pop music editor at the Los Angeles Times but is a longtime devotee of horror films in all their gory greatness. She's not a person of tender sensibilities but after watching the recent history......
  • Raimi, the great and Powerful — except when it comes to casting a Disney film

     
    The Culture Vulture is reporting that Sam Raimi's plans for his Wizard of Oz prequel, “Oz, the Great and Powerful,” are running into a Mouse-shaped stone wall. At least one name actor he wanted to join James Franco in the cast is out. And...
  • Rachel Weisz might be a witch in Raimi’s trip to Oz

     
    Sam Raimi's start-and-stop project “Oz: The Great and Powerful,” currently is set to star James Franco and Mila Kunis. And Oscar winner Rachel Weisz is being courted to play a villainess — aka witch — in the film, sort of a prequel...
  • On Location: Michigan gets 'Oz' wish as uncertainty looms over film tax credit program

     
    Walt Disney Studios confirmed Friday that it's upcoming film “Oz” -- a prequel to the 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz” -- will be filmed in Michigan, after all....
  • Raimi’s ‘Oz’ witches — Kunis, Weisz and maybe Williams?

     
    Sam Raimi's “Wizard of Oz” prequel, the one starring James Franco, appears to almost have its trio of witches lined up. Mila Kunis is the sultry Theodora, the witch who falls for Oz the Great and Powerful (James Franco). Rachel Weisz is...
  • Joey King joins Raimi’s Oz, which will come out in March of 2013

     
    Pint-sized starlet Joey King (“Ramona and Beezus”) has landed the role of “China Girl” in Sam Raimi's “Wizard of Oz” prequel, “Oz, the Great and Powerful.” It stars James Franco in the title role, with...
  • Zach Braff joins Raimi’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ prequel

     
    “Oz, the Great and Powerful” tells the story of a circus magician (James Franco) whose balloon goes off course, landing him in a place where they think he's a great wizard. Zach Braff of TV's “Scrubs” has signed on to play the...
  • 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....