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Every Sam Raimi Film Ranked

Perhaps one of the most interesting established directors working in Hollywood today, Sam Raimi has always bridged the gap between niche genres and the mainstream, with one foot in studio filmmaking and the other in independent cinema. His career was jumpstarted with the "Evil Dead" franchise, a series of low-budget supernatural horror films that would go on to become cult classics with legions of devoted fans around the world. But although he started in Hollywood with scary movies, Raimi has si...
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A Boy Called Christmas Review – Netflix Gives Wild Holiday Magic A Chance

Santa Claus origin stories are legion, and somehow all the more charming for their variety, but the truly screwball versions seem to have their own magical attraction. There may be many that are quite similar, but it’s hard to beat the pure draw of something like L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus. Similarly, Matt Haig’s 2015 book, A Boy Called Christmas, bears little resemblance to anything else you may have heard about how the merry toymaker came to deliver joy to the world...
Tags: Featured, Movies, Movie Review, Netflix, Jim Broadbent, Matt Haig, Newsline, Nikolas, Frank Baum, Gil Kenan, City Of Ember, Lawfull, Ruth Maggie Smith, Nikolas Henry Lawfull

This Actor Played Five Separate Roles In The Wizard Of Oz

Because of the popularity of 1939's "The Wizard of Oz," a movie that was notoriously dangerous to film, modern audiences have a great deal of information about its production. Many books have been written about "The Wizard of Oz." I recommend "The Making of The Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power" (1977) by Aljean Harmetz for a good historical view of film production in 1939. But even for those of us who have seen the film dozens if not hundreds of times, there may be details, lyrics, nua...
Tags: Movies, West, Kansas, Rooney, Dorothy, Florence, Eddie Murphy, Morgan, Emerald City, Fleming, Zeke, Frank Morgan, Frank Baum, Mickey Rooney, Victor Fleming, Jack Haley

Overlooked Holiday Movies That Are Surprisingly Somber

Most winter holiday viewing is drawn from relatively narrow lists of familiar favorites, to the point that even several of our supposedly "alternative" or "contrarian" choices have become well-worn selections. Only particularly crotchety curmudgeons continue to argue against acknowledging "Die Hard" or "Gremlins" as Christmas films anymore, and it's no secret by now how many of Shane Black's scripts are set during Christmas.But there remain obscure oddballs of holiday movies, often available exc...
Tags: Hbo, New York, London, Movies, Abc, Superman, Disney, Orson Welles, Los Angeles, Reagan, Bbc, Marlo Thomas, Mtv, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Kevin Bacon

Filming The Wizard Of Oz Was Actually Very Dangerous. Here's Why

The 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz," quite possibly the most famous movie of all time, had a notoriously messy production. While the film is based on the book by L. Frank Baum, first published in 1900, the 1939 film version has supplanted it in the popular consciousness with its memorable songs, indelible iconography (and employing the overused phrase "indelible iconography" is apt when talking about "The Wizard of Oz"), cutting-edge special effects, nightmarish images (those monkeys!), and charact...
Tags: Movies, West, Burt Lahr, Dorothy, Frank Capra, Judy, Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Bolger, Woodman, Frank Baum, Richard Thorpe, Boys Town, Victor Fleming, Jack Haley, Ebsen

Comics in National Building Museum's CANstruction competition

 by Bruce Guthrie I spent much of Sunday at the National Building Museum watching the CANstruction event. As the sponsoring group AIA | DC (the Washington Architectural Foundation) explains it: Canstruction is a nationwide program that aims to raise awareness about hunger. In DC, Canstruction is organized by the Washington Architectural Foundation as a creative design-build competition that benefits the Capital Area Food Bank through donations of canned goods. Teams from architecture and ...
Tags: Comics, America, Peanuts, Washington Dc, Lewis Carroll, Jack, Jack Kirby, AIA, Captain America, Alice, Joe Simon, Cheshire, Woodstock, Caterpillar, Emerald City, Shel Silverstein

The 13 Best Halloween Movies On Disney+

Halloween is the season to light the jack-o'-lantern, stuff yourself with goodies, and get your fright on -- ideally with some fantastic films. From camp to classic to current, movies are among the best ways to celebrate the spookiness of the holiday while munching on a bowl of sweets and popcorn -- and, like a candy store, Disney+ offers an assortment of treats that are perfectly suited for October.After all, while the Disney+ catalog is largely family friendly, humor and horror go hand-in-hand...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Disney, Vincent Price, Muppets, Salem, Frankenweenie, Disneyland, Jack, Dorothy, John Hurt, MGM, Disney Channel, Victor

This Week In Trailers: Percy Vs Goliath, American Oz, A.rtificial I.mmortality, Together Together, Moby Doc

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we go up against The Man of all the Mans out there, pull back the curtain on L. Frank Baum, go in search of a different kind of whal...
Tags: Movies, Supreme Court, Chicago, This Week In Trailers, David Bowie, PERCY, Christopher Walken, Pbs, Movie Trailers, Christina Ricci, David Lynch, Clark Johnson, Solid, Morty, Rick, Ed Helms

‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ Film in the Works at New Line While Warner Bros. Greenlights Animated ‘Toto’ Musical

Welcome to the wonderful world of public domain, where we’ll get not one, but two different Wizard of Oz projects from two different companies, based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 children’s novel. New Line will tackle the source material itself with a feature adaptation of Baum’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, while Warner Bros. will re-team with animation studio Animal Logic for an animated musical adaptation of Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz. New Line’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz N...
Tags: Adaptation, Fantasy, New Line, Warner Brothers, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Toto

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to Be Helmed by Watchmen’s Nicole Kassell

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to be helmed by Watchmen’s Nicole Kassell New Line Cinema’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has found its director in Emmy winner Nicole Kassell, known for directing episodes of Watchmen, Westworld, The Killing, and more (via Deadline). if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandA...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Angelina Jolie, Judy Garland, Temple Hill, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, New Line Cinema, Frank Baum, ComingSoon, Movie News, James Wan, Neil Widener, Darren Lemke, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Kassell

Wicked: Jon M. Chu to Helm Universal’s Musical Film Adaptation

Wicked: Jon M. Chu to helm Universal’s musical film adaptation According to Deadline, Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu has officially signed on to helm Universal Pictures’ long-in-development film adaptation of Wicked, based on Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s acclaimed and popular Broadway musical of the same name. Chu will be replacing Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry (The Crown), who was forced to exit the project last year due to scheduling conflicts caused by the ongoing pandemic. ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Netflix, West, Oscar, Broadway, Stephen Daldry, Dorothy, Universal Pictures, Platt, Jon, Lin Manuel Miranda, Chu, Maguire, Stephen Schwartz

Wicked Feature Adaptation Loses Director Stephen Daldry

Wicked feature adaptation loses director Stephen Daldry It’s been over a year since we last heard word about the film adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway play Wicked and now it’s been revealed that Golden Globe and Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Stephen Daldry (The Crown) has exited the director chair, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Alan Arkin Exits The Kominsky Method Ahead of the Final Season PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandA...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Broadway, Stephen Daldry, Dorothy, Anna Faris, Universal Pictures, Platt, Golden Globe, Maguire, Marc Platt, Gregory Maguire, Elphaba, Rob Kim, Frank Baum, Alan Arkin

Revisiting ‘Return to Oz,’ Disney’s Sequel-to-a-Classic That Haunted Our Nightmares

(Welcome to Out of the Disney Vault, where we explore the unsung gems and forgotten disasters currently streaming on Disney+.) Picture it: a time when the head of Walt Disney Productions said, what if we tried to appeal to more than just families? What if we make a series of boldly innovative films that challenge the notion that we only do one type of film? If that sounds incompatible with the company today, you’d be right, but this was when Ron Miller was in charge during the ‘80s, as he se...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Disney, Features, Out of the Disney Vault, Return to Oz

Daily Podcast: We Imagine Todd Phillips’ Hulk Hogan Biopic Starring Chris Hemsworth As A New Movie Franchise, Ghostbusters Backlash, Halo, Wizard of Oz, Haunting of Hill House

On the February 21, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in Chief Peter Sciretta is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and tv news, including the Halo and Wizard of Oz tv series, The Haunting of Hill House season 2, Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters , and a Hulk Hogan biopic. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular ...
Tags: Movies, Robin Hood, Paul Feig, Chris Hemsworth, Jason Reitman, Chris, Hulk Hogan, Hill House, Todd Phillips, Frank Baum, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Chris Evangelista, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume

Legendary Working on ‘Wizard of Oz’ TV Series Set in the World of L. Frank Baum’s Books

There have been plenty of projects over the years inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz. Some have taken direct cues from the 1939 movie, while others put their own spin on the world created by author L. Frank Baum. Now Legendary Entertainment is doing the latter with a new TV series that will be set in the Land of Oz, but their hope is to introduce stories and characters who have yet to be brought to the screen. Find out more about this Wizard of Oz TV series below. Variety reports L...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Fantasy, Adaptation, The Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy, Legendary Pictures, Frank Baum, L. Frank Baum, Stephan Bugaj, Dmitri M Johnson, Jack Pumpkinhead, Ed Ricourt

Legendary Teaming With Now You See Me Writer For Oz TV Series

Legendary teaming with Now You See Me writer for Oz TV series Variety reports that Legendary Entertainment is teaming with Ed Ricourt, one of the minds behind the original hit heist thriller Now You See Me, to develop a series based on the classic Land of Oz novels from L. Frank Baum. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() {...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Wayward Pines, Legendary, Jessica Jones, Donnie Yen, Baum, Frank Baum, Marvel Netflix, Now You See Me, TV Premiere, Stephan Bugaj, Dmitri M Johnson, Ed Ricourt

Wicked Feature Adaptation Moved to December 2021

Wicked feature adaptation moved to December 2021 Universal Pictures has announced that the Wicked feature adaptation of the blockbuster Broadway musical will now open on December 22, 2021. The movie was originally set for release on December 20, 2019. Wicked will open against Avatar 3, which debuts on December 17, an untitled Disney live-action feature, and an untitled Warner Bros. animated feature. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Avatar, Broadway, Warner Bros, Dorothy, Universal Pictures, Maguire, Marc Platt, Gregory Maguire, Elphaba, Frank Baum, Movie News, Winnie Holzman, Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot, David Stone

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 12-19

  Loretta Tearney Warner’s “Equus” is on exhibit on October 12 at Stephanie’s Art Gallery in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy of Loretta Tearney Warner)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Nights of the Jack: The Halloween event includes thousands of hand-carved, illuminated jack-o-lanterns in more than 2...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Events calendar, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

Wicked Creator Insists Movie Version is Still On the Way

Wicked creator insists movie version is still on the way The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Wicked creator Stephen Schwartz, who insists that the movie version is still on the way. Just not as soon as originally anticipated. “I will tell you 100 percent there will be a movie of Wicked and it won’t be that far away, but it won’t be next year because we’re still writing,” Schwartz said, referring to an announcement made in June that the film adaptation of the popular stage musical would hit theat...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Broadway, Wicked, Schwartz, Maguire, Stephen Schwartz, Marc Platt, Gregory Maguire, Elphaba, Frank Baum, ComingSoon, Movie News, Winnie Holzman, Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot

Boomerang Is Finally Making It Easier to Watch Classic Cartoons Like ‘Looney Tunes’ & More

When I was growing up in the ’90s, channels like Nickelodeon, The Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network were gaining popularity and figuring out exactly what they wanted to be in the rapidly expanding world of cable television. The result was plenty of experimental cartoons that maybe shouldn’t have been expressly for kids (such as Ren & Stimpy and Johnny Bravo), but that also meant that there were classic cartoons from decades past that were finding traction with the children of parents who grow...
Tags: Television, Movies, Time Warner, Disney, Animation, Dorothy, MGM, Warner Brothers, Scooby Doo, Boomerang, Looney Tunes, Frank Baum, Hanna Barbera, Johnny Bravo, Tom & Jerry, Ren Stimpy

Horror Film Set in Wizard of Oz Universe in Development

Horror Film set in Wizard of Oz universe in development A horror film set in the universe of The Wizard of Oz is in the works at New Line Cinema, according to THR. The script is in early development, but will be based on the universe created by L. Frank Baum in his 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The book was, of course, turned into the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan Ray Bolger, Burt Lahr and Margaret Hamilton. There were 13 sequels to the fir...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Fox, Joey King, Emerald City, Warner Bros Pictures, Margaret Hamilton, Lena Horne, Sam Raimi, New Line Cinema, Harper Collins, Frank Baum, Mike Van Waes, Judy Garland Frank Morgan Ray Bolger Burt Lahr, Mila Kunis James Franco Rachel Weisz Zach Braff, Hammerspace

Coming Soon: A Horror Movie Set in the Wonderful World of Oz

We’ve seen, heard, and read stories that interpret L. Frank Baum’s Oz in every way imaginable. Well, almost every way. New Line Cinema just bought a film pitch that sets a horror story in the world of The Wizard of Oz.Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Horror, Wizard Of Oz, Frank Baum, Mike Van Waes, L Frank Baum

Emerald City Review

Emerald City Review Nostalgia is a tricky thing. When remaking or rebooting or sequel-ing a beloved classic from childhood, it may bring eyeballs, but it is also likely to draw the ire of fans who treasure the original. I suspect that will be the case with Emerald City. This new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is not like the Oz I remember from my childhood. In fact, it barely resembles it. I never read any of Frank Baum’s Oz books, but I have to imagine that at least some elements from Emeral...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, TV News, Jack, Dorothy, Lucas, Emerald City, East, Baum, Frank Baum, Joely Richardson, Loughran, Vincent D Onofrio, Victor Fleming, TV Premiere Dates

Emerald City TV Review – OZ Will Blow You Away All Over Again

Television reimaginings of classic tales have made for some wonderfully engaging entertainment (going back to Syfy efforts Tin Man and Alice, which were surprisingly fun) but Emerald City moves to a new level as Tarsem Singh returns to the form he hasn’t quite managed since The Fall. The warning that should come on the tin is that audiences shouldn’t go into this expecting anything like a “retelling” of The Wizard of Oz. It would be nearly impossible to give a clear idea of what’s happened to L....
Tags: Featured, Television, Movies, Nbc, Syfy, Dorothy, Alice, Lucas, Emerald City, Singh, Onofrio, Frank Baum, TV Review, Vincent D'onofrio

‘Emerald City’ Trailer: ‘Wizard of Oz’ Meets ‘Game of Thrones’ on NBC

If you’ve ever watched The Wizard of Oz and wished it played more like a low-rent version of Game of Thrones — or, conversely, if you’ve ever watched Game of Thrones and thought it could use some Wizard of Oz insanity — then Emerald City might be for you. The new NBC series from Tarsem Singh reimagines L. Frank Baum’s classic adventure as a grown-up fantasy drama. A young cop named Dorthy Game is whisked off to a far-off realm where she must contend with witches, warriors, sky portals, and Vinc...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Drama, Fantasy, Dorothy, Emerald City, Singh, Onofrio, Dorothy Gale, Frank Baum, Vincent D'onofrio, TV Trailer

Yellow Bricks on Steam Greenlight

Yellow Bricks is on Steam Greenlight. The game is based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz story by L. Frank Baum and is about Dorothy adventuring in Oz Land. For more details and to vote, check out the Greenlight page. Here's a trailer.Steam Greenlight: Official Website: http://mazm.me/
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Wicked Movie Sets December 20, 2019 Release Date!

Universal Pictures will release the Wicked movie in theaters December 20, 2019 A Wicked movie is finally heading to the big screen! Universal Pictures announced today that the adaptation of the hit Broadway musical will hit the big screen December 20, 2019. The Wicked movie will offer a feature film adaptation of the musical phenomenon seen by more than 50 million fans around the world. You can take a look at the Wicked movie announcement art in the gallery viewer at the bottom of this page. ...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Broadway, Universal Pictures, Maguire, Marc Platt, Gregory Maguire, Elphaba, Frank Baum, ComingSoon, Movie News, Winnie Holzman, Stephen Daldry Billy Elliot, David Stone

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