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Watch: New Trailer For ‘The Favourite’ Starring Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman
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The Favourite

Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for The Favourite, an upcoming historical drama about Queen Anne in the early 18th century which stars Emma Stone (La La Land, Birdman), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener, The Fountain), and Olivia Colman (Hot Fuzz, The Crown).

If this is the first you’ve heard of the movie, the trailer might initially make it look like your typical awards season release—or “Oscar Bait,” as they are often labeled. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Those types of films are often excellent. But as the trailer progresses it quickly becomes more than just a historical drama. It becomes funny. It becomes dark. All led by what appear to be three fittingly awards-caliber performances by Stone, Weisz, and Colman.

Continue below for more info on The Favourite and to check out the new trailer along with a new poster.

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3D Blu-ray Review: Oz: The Great and Powerful
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Oz: The Great and Powerful 3DOz: The Great and Powerful
3D Blu-ray | Blu-ray | DVD | Instant Video
Directed by Sam Raimi
Written by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire
Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, and Zach Braff
Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG | Running Time: 130 Minutes
Release Date: June 11, 2013

If you keep up with my reviews, you know that I wrote up a review of the last time I saw this movie, which happened to be in real IMAX 3D, and you can find that review here.

A quick recap of the story, Oz (James Franco, This is the End), finds himself in the land of Oz, where he goes on a journey to prove himself, with some help from a few witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis, Family Guy), Evanora (Rachel Weisz, The Mummy), and of course we can’t forget about Glinda, (Michelle Williams, Dawson’s Creek), who I thought was one of the highlights as far as acting is concerned. And yes Dorothy, cause this is a Sam Raimi (Spider-Man Trilogy) film, be on the lookout for a familiar chin, Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) has a cameo appearance.

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Blu-ray Review: Oz The Great and Powerful
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Oz the Great and Powerful Blu-ray

Oz: The Great and Powerful
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DIRECTOR: Sam Raimi
WRITERS: Mitchell Kapner, David Lindsay-Abaire
STARRING: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Zach Braff, Joey King, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, Bruce Campbell
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
RELEASE DATE: June 11, 2013

When we first heard back in 2010 that a new movie based on the fantastical tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum titled Oz the Great and Powerful was on the way with American Beauty and Skyfall director Sam Mendes and Robert Downey Jr. possibly attached, there was certainly intrigue, but there was also a whole lot of question as to the sanity of Disney. 1939’s The Wizard of Oz is a timeless classic, beloved by millions, and despite it being a remake in its own right (see older versions here) the thought of someone even trying to do anything set in the land of Oz seemed absurd. But as I said over three years ago, Baum’s world and characters are eternally ripe for reinterpretation.

Eventually The Evil Dead and Spider-Man director Sam Raimi became attached, then stepped away from the planned World of Warcraft movie to take on Oz. Some complications arose, as is always expected. Downey Jr. was replaced by Johnny Depp for the lead, then James Franco was eventually cast to replace Depp. Obviously things settled down eventually and the movie got made, but does it recapture the same magic that the ’39 classic had, or does it swing and miss?

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Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful
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Oz: The Great and PowerfulOz The Great and Powerful
Director: Sam Raimi
Screenwriters: David Lindsay-Abaire, Mitchell Kapner
Cast: James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff
Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG | 127 Minutes
Release Date: March 8, 2013

Based on L. Frank Baum‘s Oz novels, Oz the Great and Powerful is a prequel to Baum’s 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and an homage to the classic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz.

Set 20 years before Dorothy clicked her heels, Oscar Diggs (James Franco) arrives in the magical Land of Oz where he encounters three witches: Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz), and Glinda (Michelle Williams).

Theodora is convinced that the small-time magician and scam artist is a great and powerful wizard of prophecy, destined to overthrow the Wicked Witch who killed the king of Oz. Oscar must follow the yellow brick road to Emerald City where he will reclaim Oz from the Witch and free its people of her vile and cruel ways.

Along the way Oscar encounters Finley (Zach Braff), a flying monkey in a bellhop uniform, and China Girl (Joey King), a living china doll whose home and family were destroyed by the Wicked Witch.

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Watch Now: Full Opening Sequence For ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’
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Oz the Great and Powerful Opening

If you’ve not yet found your way out to the theater to check out Sam Raimi‘s Wizard of Oz prequel, Oz the Great and Powerful, Walt Disney has released the black and white opening credits sequence online for your viewing pleasure.

The movie stars James Franco as the man who would become the famed wizard of Oz before he was a famed wizard in Oz, as well as Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz.

You can check out the opening credits sequence below now!

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Cast Will Return For ‘Oz The Great & Powerful 2’; Sequel Will Not Feature Dorothy
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With a very impressive $80 million debut this weekend, it’s no surprise that Oz The Great and Powerful is getting a sequel. Mitchell Kapner has been tapped to write the next chapter of Disney’s Oz franchise (WB has their own Oz property), but the film’s director, Sam Raimi, may not return. Despite that possible set back, a majority of the cast are signed on for sequels. But one thing we might not see, besides Raimi’s direction, is a pivotal character to the 1939 original film.

Mila Kunis told E! Online, “We’re all signed on for sequels.” Co-star Rachel Weisz did say something different: she wasn’t sure whether or not there would be a sequel, but she shared Kunis’ enthusiasm. Although there are varying answers to a seemingly simple question, the cast is interested in returning to reprise their respective roles for the upcoming sequel.

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Trailer For Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Movie: The Movie 2V’ With Jessica Chastain, Channing Tatum, Oprah & Many More
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Last year after the Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel showed off a trailer for a completely fake movie titled Movie: The Movie (watch it here) that looked funnier than most parody movies you’ve seen (or ignored) over the past decade or so. This year, naturally, Kimmel had to show the trailer for the sequel, Movie: The Movie 2V.

The also fake sequel stars a slew of celebrities, including Jessica Chastain, Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Armie Hammer, Amanda Seyfried, Bradley Cooper, Gerard Butler, Rachel Weisz, Matt Damon, Kerry Washington, John Krasinski, Chris Rock, Salma Hayek, Bryan Cranston, Jude Law, Jason Schwartzman, Topher Grace, and even Oprah.

Check out the trailer for Movie: The Movie 2V below!

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Watch Now: ‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Super Bowl TV Spot
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Disney is all over the big game tonight. The studio has premiered a new television spot for Oz The Great and Powerful during tonight’s Super Bowl and now it is online.

You can watch it here below.

Essentially a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, James Franco plays the eponymous future wizard in his early days as a circus magician who gets swept away in his hot air balloon to the wonderful land of Oz thanks to a twister (Auntie Em! Auntie Em!) and encounters the land’s many magical creatures, including three beautiful witches played by Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams. However all is not all wondrous CGI backdrops and unlimited power and fortune, and Franco’s character will take a most extraordinary journey on his way to becoming that man behind the curtain….PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!!!

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The Wicked Witch Stands Front and Center In New ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Poster
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Director Sam Raimi‘s prequel to the classic Wizard of Oz tale, Oz: The Great and Powerful, has itself yet another poster.

Not too long ago we saw one of its previous posters, which gave us a distanced first look at the Wicked Witch herself. This time around, however, the witch is standing front and center, the fury of nature at her back.

You can check out a synopsis and the new Oz: The Great and Powerful poster below now!

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‘Oz: The Great And Powerful’ Trailer: Sam Raimi Takes Us Away From Kansas
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Looking at the new trailer for Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful, you’ll notice that the film will be rich in visual effects, very bright, and very colorful. A lot of that has to do with the fact that the producers of Alice in Wonderland were involved in the making of the film. It may look the same but there are a lot of different elements at play here, which may make the quality of the film better than Alice.

So check out the newest trailer for Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Unlike Alice, Raimi didn’t have to resort to collaborating with multiple go-to-guys to make up the cast like Tim Burton does – not that it’s a bad thing. James Franco plays the lead in the film that is full of magic, adventure, and humor. While it may visually look like Alice, are not getting Burton’s style pounding us over the head repeatedly. The only thing that worries me is if the script will actually hold up. Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsey-Abaire penned the screenplay.

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