Why Oz the Great and Powerful Is A Major Step Back For Witches and Women

When it comes to adapting the wonderful world of Oz, Hollywood is, admittedly and regrettably, in a bit of a bind. All things Yellow Brick Road and Emerald City are so tightly linked to the 1939 "The Wizard of Oz" that trying to venture back into L. Frank Baum's mythology is treading on the memories of millions of… » 3/08/13 11:20am 3/08/13 11:20am

We're Not in Kansas Anymore: Dorothy's Dress Sells For Serious Cash

No, not anything Bea Arthur wore, Dorothy Zbornak didn't own any damn dresses! Now, if I'd said "white pant suit," then maybe. We're talking about Dorothy from Wizard of Oz! I know, less exciting, but that blue gingham tablecloth-dress fetched a cool $480,000 at Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles. Oppan Gingham Style!… » 11/11/12 11:00pm 11/11/12 11:00pm

James Franco Stands Around Looking Confused in the Trippy Trailer for …

L. Frank Baum wrote over a dozen books about Oz, including The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which became a musical film starring Judy Garland. But Oz The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi and starring James Franco, is a horse of a different color. No Munchkins, no tin man, no Lullaby League. This trailer — which… » 7/13/12 11:45am 7/13/12 11:45am