Latest News on Oz the Great and Powerful

June 26, 2014

Sam Raimi Manning The Outpost Opens in new window

He's in talks to "produce and supervise development of the script with an eye towards directing" an adaptation of Jake Tapper's book. More...

June 11, 2013

RT on DVD & Blu-Ray: Oz the Great and Powerful and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Opens in new window

This week on home video, we've got another trip to Oz, a revisionist take on an old fairy tale, a crime thriller with a message, and a strange journey to find a lost dog. Then, we've got some notable reissues, including a 40th anniversary Blu-ray of a Bruce Lee classic and a handful of animated Disney films. Click through for the full list. More...

June 11, 2013

Digital Multiplex: Oz the Great and Powerful and The Story of Wikileaks Opens in new window

This week in streaming movies, we've got big releases about a second trip to Oz, a Vegas comedy duo trying to recapture fame and glory, and the man behind Wikileaks. Then, we've got a few notable smaller films, as well as some choice selections like Thor, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and more. Read on to find out what's available to watch right now. More...

March 19, 2013

Date Slate: Spring has Sprung Opens in new window

Kerr Lordygan had the luck of the Irish on his side at the Regal Cinemas LA Live this March. Oz The Great and Powerful served as the backdrop for his inquires about whether or not Oz was a good vacation destination, if the movie was romantic, and if the generous patrons of the theater would ever date a munchkin. More...

March 17, 2013

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Oz Powerful, Burt Not-So-Incredible Opens in new window

Moviegoers cared about only one magician as the blockbuster Oz the Great and Powerful easily led the North American box office for a second time while dueling magic men Steve Carell and Jim Carrey saw their new comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone get flat out rejected. Meanwhile, the Halle Berry thriller The Call overperformed and enjoyed a solid second place debut. More...

March 11, 2013

Box Office Guru Wrapup: Oz Racks Up Enchanting Debut Opens in new window

This weekend, Disney's big-budget Emerald City gamble paid off as the expensive 3D prequel Oz the Great and Powerful opened to sensational results at the North American box office accounting for well over half of all ticket sales thanks to one of the biggest debuts ever seen at this time of year. The PG-rated adventure bowed to a stunning $80.3M, according to estimates, from 3,912 theaters resulting in a spectacular $20,521 average. More...

March 11, 2013

Sam Raimi Hasn't "Planned On" Directing Oz the Great and Powerful Sequel Opens in new window

But the cast is all signed to return. More...

March 8, 2013

Critics Consensus: Oz the Great and Powerful Looks Good But Lacks Magic Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got a wonderful wizard (Oz the Great and Powerful, starring James Franco and Mila Kunis) and a pair of avengers (Dead Man Down, starring Noomi Rapace and Colin Farrell). What do the critics have to say? More...

March 8, 2013

Parental Guidance: Oz the Great and Powerful and Wreck-it Ralph Opens in new window

This week in new family films, we've got a pair of protagonists who must journey to unfamiliar lands, be it a magical realm (Oz the Great and Powerful) or a different arcade cabinet (Wreck-It Ralph). Read on to find out what?s appropriate for family viewing. More...

March 8, 2013

Disney Starts Development on Oz the Great and Powerful Sequel Opens in new window

The studio's feeling optimistic. More...

March 7, 2013

Total Recall: Michelle Williams' Best Movies Opens in new window

From a prime-time soap sweetheart on Dawson's Creek to a film star with three Academy Award nominations (and counting) under her belt, Michelle Williams has come a long way over the course of her 20-year career -- and this weekend, she steps into one of Hollywood's most hallowed bubbles, playing Glinda the Good Witch in Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful. We decided now would be the perfect time to take an appreciative look back at some of her proudest critical moments, and you know what that means: It's time to Total Recall, Michelle Williams style! More...

March 7, 2013

Video Interviews with Cast of Oz The Great and Powerful: James Franco and more Opens in new window

Oz the Great and Powerful opens in theaters March 8th, starring James Franco as the man who eventually ends up behind the curtain that Dorothy wasn't supposed to pay attention to. The cast and director discuss what fibs they've told in their lives and who is their biggest supporter. James Franco talks about his grandma (swoon). More...

March 6, 2013

James Franco Talks Oz the Great and Powerful Opens in new window

On his decision to join such a high-profile prequel, walking the yellow brick road, and more. More...

March 6, 2013

Eight Classic Kids' Movies That Deserve a Prequel Opens in new window

We're sure it's just a matter of time. More...

March 5, 2013

Sam Raimi on Spider-Man, World of Warcraft, Oz, and More Opens in new window

"Those smaller pictures, they bring me back to the basics and sharpen me up so that I can again handle something of this magnitude." More...

February 27, 2013

Video: Premiere of Oz The Great and Powerful Opens in new window

Grae Drake followed the yellow brick road all the way to the El Capitan theater in Los Angeles to talk to the enormous cast of Oz the Great and Powerful in theaters March 8th.

James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Bill Cobb, and director Sam Raimi were all swept up in the tornado of fun. More...

January 31, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful Set Visit Report Opens in new window

30 things to know about Sam Raimi's upcoming sojourn to the Emerald City. More...

August 9, 2012

Rachel Weisz Talks The Bourne Legacy and Oz the Great and Powerful Opens in new window

"The scripts were just really good and the characters were really interesting." More...

July 16, 2012

No World of Warcraft Movie for Sam Raimi Opens in new window

Raimi blames his "Oz, the Great and Powerful" commitments for the switch. More...

January 11, 2012

Oz: The Great and Powerful Will Go From Black and White to Color Opens in new window

A nice nod to cinematic history. More...

July 26, 2011

Oz: The Great and Powerful Starts Filming Opens in new window

And to celebrate, the studio releases the first full synopsis. More...

May 27, 2011

Zach Braff Heads for Oz Opens in new window

According to Deadline, Zach Braff is thisclose to walking the Yellow Brick Road alongside James Franco. More...

May 17, 2011

Michelle Williams Joins Oz, the Great and Powerful Opens in new window

Michelle Williams will play Glinda in Sam Raimi's "Oz, the Great and Powerful," joining Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, and James Franco. More...

May 4, 2011

Rachel Weisz Will Get Witchy in Oz Opens in new window

Rachel Weisz is in talks to play an evil witch in Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful." More...

February 28, 2011

Warner Bros. Isn't Interested in Sharing The Wizard of Oz Opens in new window

Can Warner Bros. stop other studios from making films based on "The Wizard of Oz," even though the book is in the public domain? They're about to find out. More...

February 17, 2011

Mila Kunis Getting Wicked for Oz, the Great and Powerful Opens in new window

According to Vulture's sources, Mila Kunis will play the Wicked Witch of the West in "Oz, the Great and Powerful" -- in fact, it was her involvement that piqued James Franco's interest in the project. More...

February 7, 2011

James Franco Could Be Oz, the Great and Powerful Opens in new window

James Franco is in what the Hollywood Reporter is describing as "early talks" to replace Robert Downey, Jr. in "Oz, the Great and Powerful." More...

January 20, 2011

Is Johnny Depp Disney's New Oz, the Great and Powerful? Opens in new window

Robert Downey, Jr. has dropped out of "Oz, the Great and Powerful," leaving Disney to turn to Johnny Depp to take over the starring role. More...

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