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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • Review: 'Transcendence' ★★

    Review: 'Transcendence' ★&#9733
    After an intriguing start, "Transcendence" — aka "The Computer Wore Johnny Depp's Tennis Shoes" — offers roughly the same level of excitement as listening to hold music during a call to tech support. You can feel the audience hanging in...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; child actor's career spanned decades

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; child actor's career spanned decades
    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....
  • TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'

    TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'
    The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
  • no date and no time [chi-test-mike-story-8]

    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...
  • Amanda Seyfried to play female lead in Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'

    Amanda Seyfried to play female lead in Seth MacFarlane's 'Ted 2'
    The foul-mouthed sentient teddy bear and titular star of Seth MacFarlane's hit R-rated comedy "Ted" looks to have a new woman to contend with over the affections of his lifelong pal, played by Mark Wahlberg, in the upcoming sequel "Ted 2." According...
  • 'I am still in shock'

    'I am still in shock'
    Before Evan Park, 14, could give an interview, his father needed to speak with him. Time was tight and Ed Park wanted to get in a quick pep talk, so he ushered his son toward a darkened classroom. The first of three qualifying rounds for the...
  • On Theater: Yellow brick road still shines

    On Theater: Yellow brick road still shines
    When Judy Garland first slipped her feet into those ruby slippers 75 years ago, it's doubtful that she realized she was helping to create a modern classic that has continued to charm people of all ages ever since. "The Wizard of Oz" has spawned numerous...
  • Shirley Temple helped save America

    Shirley Temple helped save America
    When the Academy Awards salute heroes next month on ABC, they can save a whole segment for Shirley Temple. Her precocious gifts amazed, amused and inspired the country in the 1930s. Even President Franklin Roosevelt understood her importance....
  • Like/Dislike with Julia McLellan of 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Like/Dislike with Julia McLellan of 'The Wizard of Oz'
    Dorothy is clicking her heels into town. Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the film "The Wizard of Oz" comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric today through June 1, and Julia McLellan will be front and center as the girl who...
  • 'Maleficent' and why we love our childhood villains

    'Maleficent' and why we love our childhood villains
    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...
  • A mostly satisfying 'Wizard of Oz' at the Modell-Lyric

    A mostly satisfying 'Wizard of Oz' at the Modell-Lyric
    If you thought that no stage adaptation could ever match, let alone, surpass the 1939 cinematic gem "The Wizard of Oz," you'd be right. But if you thought there couldn't possibly be any point in checking out the recently fashioned version with Andrew...