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Harry Potter Stars Were Offered Wizard Of Oz Remake

Hollywood executives attempted to sell the young stars of the Harry Potter franchise on the idea of remaking the Wizard Of Oz.Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint were wrapping up the film series when...

Somewhere Over The Rainbow Named Towering Song

Beloved Wizard Of Oz tune Somewhere Over The Rainbow is to be named a Towering Song at the upcoming Songwriters Hall of Fame gala.The 75-year-old Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg tune, which Judy Garland sang...

Prisoners Opens Big, But Box Office Is Down

The Warner Bros. drama Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal got the 2013-2014 season off to a solid start over the weekend with $20.8 million (somewhat lower than Sunday's studio estimate of $21.4 million),...

Final Box Office Results: Weekend Of 9/20-22

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Prisoners, Warner Bros., $20,817,053, (New); 2. Insidious: Chapter 2, FilmDistrict,...

Prisoners Breaks Out At Box Office

Aided by an abundance of enthusiastic reviews, the Warner Bros. thriller Prisoners opened above expectations this weekend with an estimated $21.4 million. The R-rated film in which Jake Gyllenhaal plays a police officer attempting to...

Ny Post Critic Praises 3d Oz

New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick boasted on Sunday that he was able to get a first look of the 3D IMAX version of The Wizard of Oz and assured readers who had expressed...

Imax To Transform Iconic London Theater

Employing patents that it licensed from Kodak, IMAX plans to install a 100-foot screen in London's 117-year-old Empire Leicester Square that will feature new laser technology that will produce sharper, brighter images, IMAX chief Richard...

Wizard Of Oz Set For Imax 3d Screenings

It cost about $2.8 million dollars to produce MGM's The Wizard of Oz back in 1939 -- a huge budget for its day. But Warner Bros., which now owns the rights to the movie, is...

3d Movies Struggling

In an article about the collapsing box office for 3D films, the New York Times asks, Are there any thrills left in what was supposed to be Hollywood's medium of the future? The article points...

Margaret Pellegrini, One Of 'Wizard Of Oz' 'Munchkins', Dies Aged 89

Margaret Pellegrini, one of the last remaining Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz, died yesterday (August 7th). She was 89 years old. According to reports the actress died at around 7am after suffering a stroke....

Munchkin Margaret Pellegrini Dies At 89

Margaret Pelligrini, one of the last remaining Munchkins from the original Wizard Of Oz movie, has died at the age of 89.The actress, who played the Flower Pot Munchkin in the 1939 film, passed away...

Wizard Of Oz Undergoing Digital Wizardry

Warner Bros. has big plans for the 75th anniversary of the MGM classic Wizard of Oz -- big as an IMAX screen, it turns out. The studio said on Tuesday that the film is being...

Judy Garland Show Rights Up For Auction

The rights to Wizard Of Oz star Judy Garland's mid-60s Tv variety show series are set to hit the auction block with bidding beginning at $1 million (£625,000).Just months after the late icon's ruby slippers...

Hollywood Costumes On Display In V&a

Iconic Hollywood costumes will go on display in London this autumn. Some of the most memorable outfits to ever grace the silver screen will be showcased in a special exhibition at the Victoria & Albert...

Hollywood Costumes On Display In V&a

Iconic Hollywood costumes will go on display in London this autumn. Some of the most memorable outfits to ever grace the silver screen will be showcased in a special exhibition at the Victoria & Albert...

Rachel Weisz Had Fun On Oz Set

Rachel Weisz had ''the most fun ever'' making 'Oz: The Great And Powerful'.The 41-year-old actress went from tough action stunts on 'The Bourne Legacy' to working on the 'Wizard of Oz' prequel with an all-star...

Michelle Williams Made Oz For Daughter

Michelle Williams made 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' for her daughter. The actress jumped at the chance to star as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, in Sam Raimi's new movie which tells the...

Nicole Scherzinger To Star In Jesus Christ Superstar Tour

Nicole Scherzinger will play Mary Magdalene in the UK tour of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. The former Pussycat Doll singer will star in the Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock musical alongside Tim Minchin...

Leonardo Dicaprio Purchases Oz Slippers

Leonardo DiCaprio has purchased the ruby slippers worn by Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz'. The 'J Edgar' star has been named as one of a group of donors to have contributed to buying the...

They're Off To Restore The Wizard Again

Perhaps no motion picture in history has been "restored" so frequently as MGM's classic The Wizard of Oz . It is about to undergo yet another restoration in time for its 75th anniversary in 2014....

Zach Braff In Awe Of Oz

Zach Braff was shocked by the scale of 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'. The 36-year-old actor stars in the Disney prequel to the 'Wizard of Oz' with a stellar cast including James Franco, Michelle Williams,...

James Franco To Play Hugh Hefner?

James Franco is in negotiations to play Hugh Hefner in 'Lovelace'. The '127 Hours' actor may portray the Playboy magazine founder in the movie starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace - best known for her...

Elizabeth Olsen Was Kindergarten Star

Elizabeth Olsen started making movies in kindergarten.The 22-year-old actress - who is the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen - and her friends had a lot of experience seeing their families work in the...

Wizard Of Oz Lion Costume To Fetch 3m

The Cowardly Lion costume from 'The Wizard of Oz' is set to fetch $3 million at auction next month.The outfit - made from real lion hide - has been carefully preserved at the Los Angeles...

Cowardly Lion's Wizard Of Oz Costume Added To Big Hollywood Auction

The Cowardly Lion's costume has become the latest Wizard Of Oz item to go under the hammer at an upcoming Hollywood memorabilia auction.The outfit, worn by Bert Lahr in the classic movie, has been reunited...

Michelle Williams Has Crush On Bridges

Michelle Williams was star-struck when she met Jeff Bridges.The 'My Week With Marilyn' actress - who has a six-year-old daughter Matilda with her late ex-fiance Heath Ledger - admits to having a crush on the...

Williams Enjoys Bringing Matilda To Oz Set

Michelle Williams has turned the set of her upcoming Wizard Of Oz prequel into a magical family affair by inviting her young daughter Matilda to the set.The actress has really enjoyed shooting Sam Raimi's forthcoming...

Kunis' Nerves Over Wizard Role

Mila Kunis is feeling the pressure after landing a role in the upcoming Wizard Of Oz prequel, insisting it's "nerve-wracking" to be included in the star-studded cast.The actress will play Theodora the witch in Oz:...

Michael Jackson Biopic Planned

Michael Jackson's life may be turned into a movie. The later singer's estate executor John Branca has had discussions with 'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reitman and 'Up in the Air' producer Tom Pollock regarding the possibility...

Rachel Weisz's Unemployment Worries

Rachel Weisz is always worried she will be unemployed.The Oscar-winning actress - who married James Bond star Daniel Craig earlier this year - admits she is constantly concerned she will not have any work even...

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Martin Freeman Joins Cast Of Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

Having already comprehensively nailed the art of portraying literary characters...

U2 Surprise New Yorkers By Busking In Grand Central Station

U2 caused a bit of a stir in New York this week by performing a secret gig...

ITV Escapes Investigation Over Kanye West's Brits Performance

Kanye West’s performance at the Brit Awards will not be the subject of an...

Tangerine Trailer Offers A Tasty Treat

Take two transgender prostitutes, one busy Christmas Eve and a tale of betrayal and you have the basic premise to...

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Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker, FKA Twigs: The Weird And The Wonderful Met Ball Looks

Last night the world’s most famous and fashionable descended upon...

Idris Elba Breaks British Land Speed Record

As if it wasn’t enough being one of the downright coolest actors and musicians on Earth, Idris Elba has given...

First Pics Of 'Suicide Squad' Cast Revealed

DC Comics fans, stop what you’re doing and pay attention! Suicide Squad director David Ayers has shared the first...

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Will Feature In Disney's Next 'Infinity' Game

Major video game news today, as Disney released some details about...

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