Nearly eight decades since its release, The Wizard of Oz is still a movie that delights audiences of every age. And we do mean every age. Sure, it works for adults who grew up with it and kids who are just being introduced to it, but it also has qualities that make it work in those combative middle years too.
We’ve seen, heard, and read stories that interpret L. Frank Baum’s Oz in every way imaginable. Well, almost every way. New Line Cinema just bought a film pitch that sets a horror story in the world of The Wizard of Oz.
And Alice in Wonderland, now that I think about it. And fairy tales. We’ve seen enough versions of these stories, so maybe everyone should take a break for a bit.
NBC shared its first promo for its Wizard of Oz-inspired fantasy series Emerald City, and it has all of the elements you’d expect (a tornado, witches) with some major updates added in. The Dorothy character is an adult, crashes into Oz via cop car, and appears to spark up a romance with... uh, is that the Scarecrow?
Artist Brad Hill has a very distinct style. He takes some of your favorite pop culture properties and turns them into small, handmade sculptures. Some are very detailed, others are more kid-oriented, but they’re all beautiful, and you’ve got to check them out.
So far for Senior Week, we’ve already well established that I’m a freak. Cold Han Solo, waiting in lines for hours, but this is where I go over the edge. The fact that, as a compulsive poster collector, I have more posters in my flat file than I have on my walls. So I figured it was time to give some of those posters…
NBC’s spent two years changing its mind about the modern Wizard of Oz show Emerald City. But if the show’s as great as this photo of Florence Kasumba as the Wicked Witch of the East, then it will totally be worth it.
This year is full of great science fiction and fantasy TV series. Actually, 2016 is too full. Seriously, check out how long this list of new, returning and potentially premiering shows due out over the next 12 months is. When are we going to get a chance to leave the house and watch all those great movies, or read all…
Last night’s big live production of The Wiz on NBC was pretty much flawless—we loved all the performances, including all the classic numbers. Here’s my fav bit—when they go into the Emerald City and everybody is doing a version of Madonna’s “Vogue.”*
Darren Wallace, a visual effects artist out of Australia has put together this delightful mashup of The Wizard of Oz and Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s goofy, and I can totally see the Tin Man taking on the role of Ultron.
Great cons belong to that special category — along with heists — of things that are very fun in fiction but not something you want happening to you. And con artists in fiction are usually charming, smart, and have an abhorrence of violence. Here are the 10 greatest con artists in science fiction and fantasy
There is more to jewelry designer Theo Fennell's rings than meets the eye. Many of his piece contain secret compartments and hidden paintings, paying tribute to books like The Wind in the Willows, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and The Wizard of Oz.
A Wicked movie by 2016? That is both the most exciting and terrifying news all at once. On the plus side, this is a fabulous musical ripe for the screen, but on the downside it's also terrifying to imagine anyone else playing the two leads besides Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.
Yes, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been interpreted and reinterpreted over the decades, but you've never seen it quite like this. Rice Boy creator Evan Dahm has gone back to the book's text and is illustrating a new edition of L. Frank Baum's classic novel.
Via io9 reader Otterlove comes a wry (and surprisingly apt) comparison between characters from The Wizard of Oz and the nine Great Houses of Game of Thrones.
Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return arrives in theaters limping. After long delays, endless rewrites and decisions like "let's add songs by Bryan Adams," it finally comes out with a 5 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. What the heck went wrong with this film, anyway?
Toto, I don't think we're in L. Frank Baum's Oz anymore. In The Black Brick Road of Oz, an amnesiac girl who thinks she's Dorothy Gale finds herself in an Oz populated by flesh-hungry witches, zombie scarecrows, and a tin woodman mourning more than the loss of his body.
The greatest works of pop culture are also the most insanely quotable. We all love to swap lines of dialogue from our favorite books, movies and TV shows — but too bad we usually get them wrong. Here are 12 famous quotes — that are actually misquotes.
The opening shot of last night's Supernatural episode was the funniest part, as we discovered that a taxidermist has created a whole Game of Thrones tribute, out of woodland creatures. This was the second time in a row the show has made a Thrones joke — insecure much? As for the rest of the episode... it had its…
1939's The Wizard of Oz is the standard bearer of cinema's Golden Age. The live action fantasy classic has become an integral part of the pop culture lexicon, endlessly parodied, referenced, and retold in everything from children's books to ultra-porn. And now it is coming back—to an even bigger silver screen.