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'The Wizard Of Oz 3D' Red Carpet Premiere (Video)

September 19th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
The Wizard of Oz 3D
The Wizard of Oz has always been a classic film that the entire family can enjoy. To celebrate the beloved film's 75th Anniversary, the picture has been enhanced in IMAX and 3D. It will begin an exclusive one-week engagement at over 300 theatres across North America on Sept. 20. 

The red carpet premiere was held at the opening of the new TCL Chinese Theatre auditorium in the world. Sharing that big day were celebrities like Rico Rodriguez from Modern Family, Joey King from Oz: The Great and Powerful and Kevin Sorbo from Hercules. 

Watch what they had to say about the 1939 film.

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Margaret Pellegrini, One Of The Last Living 'Wizard Of Oz' Munchkins, Dies At 89

August 8th, 2013 9:12pm EDT
Margaret Pelligrini
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last living Munchkins from The Wizard Of Oz, died on Wednesday morning. She was 89.

Pellegrini, who played the Flowerpot Munchkin in the 1939 film, passed away near her Glendale, Arizona home from complications from a recent stroke.

She was 16 when she starred in the film and leaves behind only two living former Munchkins, Jerry Maren, 93, and Ruth Robinson Duccini, 95.

The actress had been a regular attendee of Oz-related events around the country and was supposed to serve as the Grand Marshal of this year's Oz-Stravaganza festival in Chittenango, New Yor...
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Check Out 'Oz The Great And Powerful' On DVD, Blu-ray & More June 11

June 9th, 2013 7:18am EDT
Oz The Great & Powerful
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks that fame and fortune are his for the taking in "Oz the Great and Powerful."

Then Diggs meets three witches, Theodora, Evanora and Glinda, who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone has been expecting.

Reluctantly drawn into the enormous problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.

Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity, and even a bi...
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'Oz' Continues To Be Great And Powerful At The Box Office

March 18th, 2013 8:41am EDT
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For the second weekend in a row, "Oz the Great and Powerful" dominated the box office, raking in a whopping $42.2 million. The film made over $79 million during its opening weekend and has bumped its domestic total to $145 million, making it the highest-grossing film of 2013 so far.

In the film, Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled from dusty Kansas to the incredible Land of Oz. He meets three witches - Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) - who don't believe he is the great wizard everyone has been ...
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Rachel Weisz Says She'd Love To Be A Bond Girl Opposite Husband Daniel Craig

March 10th, 2013 6:01pm EDT
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz looks stunning in a Greg Williams-shot pictorial for the April 2013 issue of Esquire UK magazine.

The star of Oz The Great and Powerful opened up in the new issue, revealign that she'd love to work with husband Daniel Craig -- particularly as his leading lady in an upcoming James Bond film.

"I'd like to! I wouldn't say no," she said about becoming a Bond girl. "I'm not a snob about entertainment. Some of the material I'm attract to is not... it's just not commercial. Which means it's really f**king interesting, you know? It's off-center. It doesn't fit in a genre."

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Magical Worlds In Movies: 'Oz,' 'Cirque Du Soleil,' 'The Hobbit' & More!

March 9th, 2013 5:51am EST
Cirque du Soleil
There's a theme in films these days - magical worlds. Moviegoers yearn for escapism, and what better way to do it than emerse oneself in a world so different than our own?

"Oz the Great and Powerfu,l" starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams, is opening in theaters this weekend, and "Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away" arrives on DVD and Blu-ray March 12.

Warner Bros. recently released "Jack The Giant Slayer" in theaters, and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" will be available as home entertainment on March 19.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY

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A Confident Disney Has Sequel In Works For 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

March 8th, 2013 2:03pm EST
Oz The Great And Powerful
'Oz the Great and Powerful' is only hours old in the box office, but already it's been leaked that Disney has a sequel in the works.

Actress Mila Kunis has just confirmed the follow-up to 'Oz the Great and Powerful' which would continue the adventures of Oz, played by James Franco in the fantasy film.

Kunis, who plays Theodora, one of three witches, tells EOnline.com, "We're all signed on for sequels," while Michelle Williams, who stars as Glinda the Good Witch, adds, "Wherever Sam (Raimi, director) goes, I'll go. I'd do anything Sam asks me to do. I'd get stuck in quicksand with him."

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'Oz The Great And Powerful' Is Not Great, But It's A Lot Of Fun

March 8th, 2013 7:00am EST
Oz The Great And Powerful
'We're off to see the Wizard...The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz'...except...

In Sam Raimi's 'Oz The Great and Powerful' he's not exactly wonderful or a wizard.

In fact he is Oscar Diggs (James Franco) a 3rd rate circus magician/con artist, who escapes from Kansas in a hot air balloon, only to land in the beautiful, magical Land of Oz.

There, Oscar meets the beautiful witch Theodora (Mila Kunis) and her older sister, Evanora, (Rachel Weisz) who rules over the Emerald City.

When the sisters mistake Oscar for the wizard that the prophecies foretold would come one day and save Oz from the forces ...
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Mila Kunis Stops Being Naughty For New Kids Movie 'Oz The Great And Powerful'

March 6th, 2013 8:10pm EST
Mila Kunis at the Premiere of Oz
Mila Kunis is one of Hollywood’s most popular stars. As a beautiful sex symbol, she’s appeared in edgy dramas like Black Swan or raunchy comedies like Ted and Friends with Benefits, or the sitcom that gave her her start, “That ‘70s Show.” She’s about to double her popularity now that kids can see her latest film. Oz, the Great and Powerful is actually her first kids movie.

“You know what I realized while doing press for this, that this is the first film that I’ve ever done that kids are allowed to see,” Kunis said. “Yeah, laugh guys, it’s very tragic to me. I was like oh my God, this is th...
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A Newly Single Michelle Williams Dazzles In Feathers At 'Oz' Premiere

March 1st, 2013 8:48am EST
Michelle Williams
Follow the yellow brick road, and you'll encounter a bevy of beautiful actresses. Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz attended the European premiere of "Oz the Great and Powerful" in London on Thursday, and they impressed fans with their Hollywood looks.

Williams, 32, looked incredible in a bright blue Burberry Prorsum dress. The strapless gown featured feathers all over it, and looked incredibly soft. The actress is newly single after splitting with funnyman Jason Segel.

The eldest, but not less attractive member of the group, Rachel Weisz, 42, dazzled in a cream colored stra...
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Michelle Williams Reveals Her Panties In Dress With Thigh-High Slit At 'Oz' Premiere

February 14th, 2013 9:18am EST
Michelle Williams
There's nothing wrong with taking a fashion risk now and then, and Michelle Williams did just that at the "Oz The Great and Powerful" Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday.

The actress, who plays the Good Witch in the film, wore a pretty white short-sleeved dress embellished with silver flowers. But what makes the gown unique is the extremely high slit on the right side that revealed quite a bit of leg (and her black undies).

It's not too often the demure star shows so much skin, but we think she did it in just the right way without going over the line.

She was joined on the yellow brick roa...
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Watch All The Movie Trailers Shown During Super Bowl XLVII (Video)

February 4th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Oz: The Great And Powerful
The Super Bowl is second only to The Oscars telecast when it comes to movie trailers. So who paid the big bucks this year?

Oz: the Great and Powerful had the best spot in my opinion. The clever black and white, 4:3 (the classic's original resolution) opening immediately drew one's attention. After expanding to fullscreen and in vibrant color, This Sam Raimi directed prequel to the classic Wizard of Oz looked like it would be a surefire hit in March.

J.J. Abrams only put a few brief moments of lens flare into his Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer. This action-packed Sci Fi movie hits th...
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Ten Films To Watch in 2013

January 7th, 2013 6:30pm EST
Iron Man 3
Now that 2012 is over and fully behind us, we say why not check out what the new year has in store – movie style!  That’s right film fans, Starpulse is highlighting some of the flicks of 2013 and it looks to be a very interesting year for celluloid.  From odd flicks to sinful sequels, comedies to allegories we’re pointing out what we find most savory for those with a finer cinematic palate.  (Plus a couple of random goodies at the end for those who need a little more insight!)  So without further delay, here are..."Ten Films to Watch in 2013!"

 

1. "ANTIVIRAL"

This one is the flick we’...
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Rachel Weisz Thrilled With Wicked Witch Role In 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'

November 24th, 2012 1:27pm EST
Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz was thrilled to land a role as the Wicked Witch of the East in The Wizard Of Oz prequel because it gave her the chance to play a villain.

The British actress stars alongside James Franco as the wizard in upcoming movie Oz: The Great and Powerful, which is based on the books of L. Frank Baum and tells the story previous to Judy Garland's famous 1939 film.

Mila Kunis plays Theodora, the Wicked Witch of the West, while Weisz tackles the role of Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East - and she relished the chance to show off her bad side.

She tells Deadline.com, "It's the preque...
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Comic-Con: Michelle Williams Talks 'Oz: The Great And Powerful' & Her Daughter Matilda

July 13th, 2012 3:36pm EDT
Michelle Williams at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of
Michelle Williams attended San Diego Comic-Con with her upcoming film, Oz: The Great and Powerful. Williams and director Sam Raimi brought some footage for the fans to see their take on the witches and wizard of Frank L. Baum’s stories. With reporters, Williams shared that her daughter, Matilda, spent ever day on the set with her watching mommy play Glinda the good witch.

“She spent six or seven months on this set, came to visit every day,” Williams said. “It was a real playground for her. Sam would say, ‘Here is my most special and honored guest, Matilda. Will somebody please bring a chai...
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Agent Gives 'Oz' Star James Franco A Hot-Air Balloon Flight

August 6th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
James Franco
James Franco's acting agent gifted the star with a balloon flight after he won the lead in "Wizard Of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great And Powerful."

The actor plays the titular wizard in the film - a conman who arrives in Oz in a balloon - and his agent thought it would be a fun idea to give him a taste of flight in a basket as a treat.

Franco says, "I have yet to use it."
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