| Oct 16, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Originally released in 1979, the cult gem "Phantasm," about a pair of brothers and an ice cream vendor who run afoul of the mysterious, cemetery-raiding Tall Man, has all the hallmarks of a trippy independent production from that era. It......
| Oct 21, 2009
| 4:33 PM
You know what's scary than watching a screening of the "The Haunting," director Robert Wise's classic about paranormal activity? Viewing it while seated next to the darkened aisles in a haunted theater. This Saturday, the grand old Alex Theatre in......
| Jul 6, 2008
THE BRITISH filmmaker Christopher Nolan has the mien of a passionate literature professor (passionate, that is, in the British sense of the term) and, last December, he spoke about the young actor Heath Ledger as if he were the most fascinating manuscript...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 12:57 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — "Oz the Great and Powerful" is living up to its name at the box office.
Walt Disney's 3-D blockbuster led all films for the second week in a row, taking in $42.2 million according to studio estimates Sunday. Sam Raimi's prequel...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:42 PM
"Oz, the Great and Powerful" is certainly ambitious; director Sam Raimi attempts to create no less than a prequel for Victor Fleming's 1939 classic, based on the characters and ideas used in L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. This story...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Oz the Great and the Powerful" clicked with moviegoers.
Disney's 3-D prequel to the classic L. Frank Baum tale "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" debuted in first place and earned $80.3 million at the weekend box office in the U.S....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:24 PM
Halle Berry is a 911 operator drawn into a dangerous situation when she receives a distress call about a missing girl. (R, 94 minutes)
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The only incredible thing here is the way this...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 12:30 AM
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:23 AM
It looks like the yellow brick road could lead Walt Disney Studios to box office gold.
"Oz: The Great and Powerful," the studio's $200-million-plus production, is headed toward the biggest opening of 2013 by far. The Sam Raimi-directed picture...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 4:50 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It wasn't exactly a mighty victory, but "Jack the Giant Slayer" won the weekend at the box office.
The Warner Bros. 3-D action extravaganza, based on the Jack and the Beanstalk legend, made just $28 million to debut at No. 1,...
| Mar 7, 2013
** (out of four)
If “Oz the Great and Powerful” only had a brain. And heart. And courage.
Even then it’d still have James Franco, who should never again collaborate with director Sam Raimi. Franco's turn as Peter Parker's pal/nemesis...