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    Olga Kurylenko Discusses Her Real-Life Parallels In 'To The Wonder,' Her Cut Footage With Rachel Weisz & More

    From Bond girl in “Quantum of Solace” to comedic presence in “Seven Psychopaths,” actress Olga Kurylenko has run quite a range of diverse, solid supporting roles thus far, but the two films she has landing in theatres this month -- Terrence Malick's “To The Wonder” and sci-fi thriller “Oblivion” wit...

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    'To The Wonder': 10 Actors Cut Out Of Terrence Malick Films & How They Reacted

    We’ve all been there. Cast as the lead in a meaty, dialogue-heavy role in a surefire masterpiece from one of the most unassailable geniuses of modern filmmaking, only to be reduced to sifting through the finished film on freeze frame occasionally shouting "Look! That’s my shadow on that fern!" or "H...

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    'Skinny And Cat' Loses Barbra Streisand & Cate Blanchett But Gains Rachel Weisz

    Hoo boy, so let's recap this one: Last summer, it was reported that Barbra Streisand was going to direct her first film in sixteen years with "Skinny And Cat," and a pretty solid leading duo in Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett were found. Hooray, right? Well, nothing much was heard about it and earlie...

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    Cross Post: "Oz the Great and Powerful" Rekindles the Notion That Women Are Wicked

    Dorothy Gale--the girl who went to Oz--has been called the first true feminist hero in American children's literature. Indeed, she was condemned by many readers, including children's librarians, for daring to have opinions and act on them.

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    Rachel Weisz Drops David Cronenberg's 'Map To The Stars,' Has No Problem Getting Cut From 'To The Wonder'

    With a big, meaty blockbuster under belt with "Oz The Great And Powerful," 2013 is off a nice start for Rachel Weisz, but it looks like there is a change in plans for the actress. While she signed up last fall to star in David Cronenberg's "Map To The Stars," it looks like she won't be part of the m...

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    Oz The Great And Powerful

    No movie ever can, or will, replace 1939’s "The Wizard Of Oz," but taken on its own terms, this eye-filling fantasy is an entertaining riff on how the Wizard of that immortal film found his way to Oz.

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    Risk-Taking James Franco In Risk-Free 'Oz the Great and Powerful'

    Flying moneys, good. Flying baboons, bad. That's one difference between the classic, 1939 'Wizard of Oz' and 'Oz the Great and Powerful,' Disney's pricey new extravaganza with James Franco as the pre-wizard carnival con man. More important: don’t go on comparing them. The new 'Oz' is loaded ...

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    Review: Likable 'Oz the Great and Powerful' Is Overstuffed With Digital Wizardry

    Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” is a $190-million prequel to the turn-of-the-century L. Frank Baum 14-book series. Directed by Sam Raimi, the film is bloated in length and overstuffed with digital 3-D wizardry, yet somehow manages to be a horse of a pleasing -- if not particularly different -- ...

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    Review: 'Oz The Great And Powerful' Dresses Up Dull Prequel Story With Special Effects Wizardry

    We’re coming up on 75 years since MGM’s Technicolor wonder “The Wizard Of Oz” first enchanted audiences on screen, and at the time it was already the fourth movie based on the works of L. Frank Baum. Of course, it has become not only the best known version, but an American cinema classic and icon, a...

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    Raimi and Cast Talk 'Oz the Great and Powerful' in EW: Off-Limits Ruby Slippers, Franco Finds His Brain and More

    This week's Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands March 1) goes inside Disney's reported $200 million yellow brick road prequel "Oz the Great and Powerful." The mag sits down with director Sam Raimi and stars James Franco, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz to talk all things Oz. Highlight...

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