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So it’s happening, and here’s the trailer for it. Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz with James Franco as the wizard. The trailer does a good job at reminding people of some classic scenes from The Wizard of Oz; you get the house in the tornado, black-and-white to color, and even some green colored rivals.
Oz the Great and Powerful opens on March 8th, 2013.
When Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot— that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic 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 bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
Take This Waltz is the latest effort from Sarah Polley who last directed the fantastic film Away From Her in 2006. Take This Waltz is a funny, bittersweet and heart-wrenching story about a woman struggling to choose between two different types of love.
The film stars Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen as a couple struggling with said fidelity; it also has Sarah Silverman playing Rogen’s sister. Look for a June 29th limited release and watch the trailer below:
Based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier. The film focuses on the week in which Monroe spent time being escorted around Britain by Clark, after her husband, Arthur Miller, left the country.
As you will see in the trailer, Michelle Williams embodies the icon so well that you already can’t imagine any other actress in the role. It’s strange, about a week ago I unknowingly was on some Williams kick watching Wendy and Lucy, Shutter Island and Blue Valentine in a few days of each other. She’s up there as one of my favorite actresses and this is now definitely on my radar.
The film hits November 4th in limited release, watch the trailer below:
- Keanu Reeves has passed on playing the lead (Kaneda) in the big screen adaptation of ‘Akira’, is it because he is white? [JoBlo]
- Michelle Williams is the Good Witch in Sam Raimi’s ‘Oz, The Great And Powerful’ – good, she’s a peach that one is. [showblitz]
- Bloodsport is getting “a reinvention”, and might be good with Phillip Noyce (Salt) directing and Robert Mark Kamen (Taken) writing. Brick not hit back. [screendaily]
- Mel Gibson is in talks for “Sleight of Hand,” opposite Kiefer Sutherland, Gerard Depardieu and Thomas Jane. Don’t do it Mel, it will ruin your reputation. [variety]
- Warner Bros acquired ‘Turkey Bowl’ for Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg to re-team and give being funny another try. [deadline]
- The Scream series is far from over, says producer/big talker Harvey Weinstein. [mtv]
TV Trailer for CHARLIE’S ANGELS Reboot: (more…)
My Week With Marilyn has begun principal photography and the production has released the first image of Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. The film centers on a week Monroe’s life in the summer of 1956 on the set of the movie The Prince and the Showgirl. My Week with Marilyn is directed by Simon Curtis and co-stars Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson, and Julia Ormond.
The press release after the jump.
Blue Valentine stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams and is directed by Derek Cianfrance. The film was shown at Sundance and purchased thereafter by The Weinstein Company. So now, with the film nearing its limited release date in December, a trailer has finally been released and the MPAA has given it an NC-17 rating. Watch the trailer first, then read why it was giving this rating. Trailer after the jump. (more…)
We don’t know how she got out of her room. It’s as if she evaporated, straight through the walls. – Dr. John Cawley
**This is a SPOILER FREE Review**
It’s safe to say that the partnership between DiCaprio and Scorsese has been a productive one for the famed director – Gangs of New York got 10 Oscar nominations, The Aviator got 11 nods (and 5 wins), and The Departed got 5 nominations and won 4, including Best Picture and Marty’s long-coveted Best Director Oscar [video]. So when it was told that the team was going at it again for Shutter Island, this fan was going to be first in line. Did it live up to my own hype? It sounded like perfect thriller material, straight out of the third act of Scorsese’s Cape Fear remake, and an ideal fit for the legendary filmmaker. I am glad to say I was first in line, last to leave and very satisfied.