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Box Office Roundup: 'Joe' Tops the Charts, 'The Host' Flops Out

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It's no surprise that G.I. Joe: Retaliation topped the box office, it was going to make some money when it was released. The big thing for the movie is that it's already popular overseas, where it made an additional $80 Million, and that puts its grand total near $130 Million (which is the reported budget). Which means Paramount absolutely did the right thing with the...

Box Office Roundup: 'Croods' Tops, But 'Olympus' is No Slouch

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Though last year this weekend saw the release of The Hunger Games - which made a boatload of money by itself - the same weekend a year later proved to do pretty good without a gigantic blockbuster. Not only did The Croods open better than expected, but Olympus has Fallen bucked the trends of recent action movies and...

Box Office Predictions: 'The Croods' Takes Top

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Though often there are films that succeed because of their inherent draw, just as often a film can win by being in the right place at the right time. Though Oz: The Great and Powerful was kids friendly, the only animated movie in recent weeks was Escape From Planet Earth. So The Croods has a very good shot of making...

Box Office Roundup: 'Burt Wonderstone' is Dead

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Going into this weekend it looked like old comic hands might do better than a generic-looking Halle Berry thriller. But though neither The Incredible Burt Wonderstone nor The Call could outperform Oz: The Great and Powerful, the Jim Carrey-Steve Carell comedy flopped hard, while the thriller managed to outperform....

Box Office Predictions: 'Oz' Too Great and Powerful for 'Burt Wonderstone'

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It feels like Warner Brothers was slow on their game with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but maybe that's just because there's not much of a movie there. The movie has Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as rival magicians, and that points out the duo starred opposite each other a decade ago in Bruce Almighty. But now Carell is more of a draw....

Sam Raimi Won't Direct 'Oz' Sequel, Still Interested In 'Army of Darkness...

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Disney didn't waste any time last week, and quickly announced that there would be a sequel to the sort-of-prequel Oz the Great and Powerful. The Sam Raimi-directed fantasy is the first big money-maker of the 2013, so Disney would be foolish to skip out on this cash cow. Obviously. While we don't know where the story will go next, Mr. Raimi has already announced his retirement...

Box Office Roundup: 'Oz' is Where It's At

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The first gigantic film of 2013 has arrived, and it's Sam Raimi's Oz: the Great and Powerful.  The film has a clear path to over $200 Million, and though it didn't do Alice in Wonderland numbers, it's still a monster. Check out the full results...

Oz: The Great and Powerful: Movie Review

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Sam Raimi steps outside his comfort zone for Oz: The Great and Powerful. The director alongside James Franco leads this colorful prequel to 1939's The Wizard of Oz. Based on L. Frank Baum's novels, the film is a funny, heartwarming and worthy entry into the Oz series.

To Prequel Or Not To Prequel: The Good And Bad Of Making Origin Movies

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Being able to put together a proper prequel for a well known property is a tricky thing to do. It's normally a risk to put together a movie, but you're working with more obstacles when it comes to the prequels game. The folks making the picture are dealing not only with expanding on an established fictional world but handling a good chunk of money in order to create it. There's a lot of...

Interview: James Franco Talks 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'

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James Franco has a big hat to fill as he tackles The Wizard of Oz. The actor plays Oscar Diggs in this week's Oz: The Great and Powerful. He's the man behind the myth of one of the most revered characters in film and literature. Franco joined forces with director Sam Raimi to unveil the wizard's untold story. ScreenCrave recently spoke to the actor about his Raimi...

Interview: Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz on 'Oz The Great...

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This weekend, Disney unveils the highly anticipated prequel, Oz: The Great and Powerful. The film centers on Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a carnival magician who becomes the famous Wizard of Oz. Upon his arrival he meets three witches played by Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz. ScreenCrave recently spoke to the trio at the film's Los Angeles press day...

'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Clip: James Franco Takes a Bubble Flight

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Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful looks to be following in the tradition of a number of recent films that have tried to update classic fairy tales (or fairy tale movies) for a new generation. And moreso than the previous directors of these films, Raimi has become an old master at this point. Now there's a clip that shows how he brings new effects to a very...

News Roundup: Disney's 'Paperman' Debuts Online, Nicolas Cage As Superman,...

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One of the many perks of seeing a Disney movie at the movie theater is that you always get a delightful snack before the big meal. By that we mean the short film that comes before the feature. These clips are filled with creativity, emotion and wonderful, unique characters. Paperman, the short that debuted in front of Wreck-It Ralph last fall, was uploaded...

'Oz The Great And Powerful' Shows Off Main Characters In New Posters

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Fantasy prequels are definitely making it's rounds this year. Between the continuation of the trilogy The Hobbit and Disney's re-imagining of the world of Oz in Oz the Great and Powerful, there's plenty of make-believe movie wonder to go around. As we edge closer towards the film's release, we're treated to a couple of brand new character posters that show...

News Roundup: Tina Fey And Amy Poehler Chat In New Golden Globes Promo,...

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Next Sunday we'll finally get what we've all been waiting for – Tina Fey and Amy Poehler making fun of Hollywood, together, in front of a bunch of drunk celebrities. A new promo, featuring the comediennes has been released, and it's just as good as the first. You can see it below, as well as a promo poster featuring the BFF's in high-top chucks. We also have a bunch of new images from movies...

Top Movies To Look Out For In 2013

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It's time to say goodbye to 2012 and plan ahead for 2013. While you're plotting out what New Years Resolutions you're going to carry out for the first couple of weeks of this coming year, let's assign you a new one. Go to the movies more often. In order to make sure that you all adhere to this New Years Resolution, we present to you a wide variety of movies that you should definitely watch...