Dorothy returns to Oz to help her friends face off against a devious new villain.
Type: Event | Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Mar 2, 2014
Follow along as Ellen DeGeneres hosts her second Oscars
Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Feb 13, 2014
Nick Jonas and Kiele Sanchez to star in a DirecTV MMA drama series A Jimmy Fallon "Tonight" test show audience member tells all Letterman is countering Fallon's debut with Kevin Spacey, Kimmel has J.Lo
Type: Post | Date: Friday, Feb 7, 2014
Jay Leno chokes up as he says goodbye to 'The Tonight Show' Letterman offers congrats to Leno Watch Jimmy Kimmel humiliate Matt Damon
Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009
Includes:The Wizard of Oz (1939) The Wizard of Oz The third and definitive film adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's fantasy, this musical adventure is a genuine family classic that made Judy Garland a star for her heartfelt performance as Dorothy Gale, an orphaned young girl unhappy with her drab black-and-white existence on her aunt and uncle's dusty Kansas farm. Dorothy yearns to travel "over the rainbow" to a different world, and she gets her wish when a tornado whisks her and her little dog, Toto, to the Technicolorful land of Oz. Having offended the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton), Dorothy is protected from the old crone's wrath by the ruby slippers that she wears. At the suggestion of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North (Billie Burke), Dorothy heads down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where dwells the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, who might be able to help the girl return to Kansas. En route, she befriends a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), a Tin Man (Jack Haley), and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr). The Scarecrow would like to have some brains, the Tin Man craves a heart, and the Lion wants to attain courage; hoping that the Wizard will help them too, they join Dorothy on her odyssey to the Emerald City. Garland was MGM's second choice for Dorothy after Shirley Temple dropped out of the project; and Bolger was to have played the Tin Man but talked co-star Buddy Ebsen into switching roles. When Ebsen proved allergic to the chemicals used in his silver makeup, he was replaced by Haley. Gale Sondergaard was originally to have played the Wicked Witch of the West in a glamorous fashion, until the decision was made to opt for belligerent ugliness, and the Wizard was written for W.C. Fields, who reportedly turned it down because MGM couldn't meet his price. Although Victor Fleming, who also directed Gone With the Wind, was given sole directorial credit, several directors were involved in the shooting, included King Vidor, who shot the opening and closing black-and-white sequences. Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg's now-classic Oscar-winning song "Over the Rainbow" was nearly chopped from the picture after the first preview because it "slowed down the action." The Wizard of Oz was too expensive to post a large profit upon initial release; however, after a disappointing reissue in 1955, it was sold to network television, where its annual showings made it a classic. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Type: Event | Date: Friday, Mar 8, 2013
Learn how Oz came to rule the land in this film by Sam Raimi.
Type: Post | Date: Monday, Sep 9, 2013
Even Toto is along for the ride
Michelle Williams explains why there's some Marilyn Monroe in her Glinda in 'Oz The Great and Powerful'Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
We also discuss the film's unusual ending and why that mattered to her
Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013
Despite a miscast lead, the film offers a lovely fantasy fable
Type: Gallery | Date: Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
From left: James Franco, Mila Kunis, MIchelle Williams and Rachel Weisz....