Posts tagged with l-frank-baum

Jul 14 2015

Still meh.


It was news to me that this miniseries is even happening, but better-informed people seem pleased to learn that Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall, Mirror Mirror, Self/Less) has been hired to direct NBC's upcoming 10-episode-long Wizard of Oz prequel The Emerald City...

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Jun 10 2014

An ongoing mystery


The Atlantic recently posted an article about the long history of mostly-terrible Wizard of Oz movies, exploring why such rich source material has only resulted in one decent film...

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Jul 13 2012

Disney goes old-school


The trailer is out for Disney's adaptation of Oz The Great and Powerful, and they've clearly spent a boatload of money on it. It looks very 3D-friendly and boasts plenty of big-name actors, but when it comes to Oz sequels and prequels my heart will always belong to the ultra-creepy 1985 movie Return to Oz...

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Aug 11 2011

Bruce: The Great and Powerful

Okay, the odds that I'll see the upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful movie just went way up. According to his Twitter feed, Bruce Campbell is going to be in it. I don't know about you guys, but...

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Jul 7 2011

The joys of legalese

For those of you interested in the nine(!) Wizard of Oz-related film projects currently in development, there's an interesting Hollywood Reporter article about Warner Bros.'s recent legal victory ...

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Apr 21 2010

Movie magic

Rumors are rampant that Robert Downey Jr. will be starring in a movie prequel to the Wizard of Oz series. I wonder if Johnny Depp is upset that Downey is now sufficiently clean and sober to provid...

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Feb 19 2009

Literary hipster bargains

I was in Urban Outfitters earlier this week, and it was positively bursting with bargain-book goodness. There were piles of those Hard Case paperbacks for $1.99, fun-looking kids' books for around...

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Nov 29 2007

Welcome to the O.Z.

Pros: I like Zooey Deschanel well enough, and I like the concept of updating The Wonderful Wizard of OZ. Cons: Unfortunately, this trailer looks like 100% pure Velveeta.

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