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The Wizard of Oz (movie, 1939)

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  • '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...
  • 'Maleficent': How does the fairy-tale update stack up?

    Hollywood loves a good fairy tale, and it's easy to see why: The stories are time-tested and widely known, they're in the public domain, and the fantastical elements provide fodder for the eye-popping visuals that drive tent-pole movies these days. When...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'There's No Place Like Home'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'There's No Place Like Home'
    The three short plays that comprise "There's No Place Like Home" show off local playwright Michael Wanzie's skills — a grasp of character that makes his creations real people on the stage, the ability to surprise with an unconventional approach, and...
  • 2014 Summer Films In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Films In Connecticut
    There are several recurring themes running through this year's summer film season. The Wadsworth Atheneum puts the focus on food and classic screen beauties. The Connecticut LGBT Film Festival has several documentaries about gay celebrities. Classic...
  • Oscar Nominee 'Devastated' by Disqualification; Tune Sung by Quadriplegic Singer

    The Academy's board of governors voted to rescind the original song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone," music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. An additional nominee in the category will not be named. The decision was prompted by the...
  • Batman, 'Godzilla,' 'The Hobbit' Ready to Play at Toy Fairs for Warner Bros.

    With "Godzilla" out in theaters this May and "The Hobbit" franchise ending the run of the trilogy at the end of the year, the two tentpole properties will serve as the cornerstone of Warner Bros. Consumer Products push during 2014 Toy Fair season. Warner...
  • Back to 'Oz' with extra tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Back to 'Oz' with extra tunes by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    The strange journey of Dorothy, courtesy of a tornado, from Kansas to Oz was so indelibly committed to celluloid in 1939 that it might seem unnecessary — even a little sacrilegious — to transform the MGM classic into a stage show. But...
  • Film Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return'

    There are more credited producers than there are Munchkins in "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return," a kid-friendly 3D toon musical that offers another joyless trip down the yellow-brick road after last year's "Oz the Great and Powerful." Certainly the hit...
  • 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' lacks brains, heart, nerve

    'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' lacks brains, heart, nerve
    "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" picks up where L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (and Victor Fleming's 1939 live-action adaptation "The Wizard of Oz") left off. But the new 3-D animation feels like a formulaic knockoff of the original,...
  • Traveling to game show heaven

    Traveling to game show heaven
    Game shows occupy a unique corner of the American brain. Who can't name Vanna White's chosen profession? Who can't place that immortal shout of "Survey says!"? Do the words "double jeopardy" actually invoke the law for anyone? Even if we haven't seen...