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"Oz the Great and Powerful" is living up to its name at the box office.
"A little awkward" is how Selena Gomez describes her transition from Disney girl to Disney girl gone wild in the new R-rated independent film "Spring Breakers," in which she plays a bikini-clad and heavily armed college student bent on a good time with three friends and some drugs, sex and violence.
Harmony Korine seems to want it both ways, all day, with "Spring Breakers," his super-stylized descent into a sunbaked hell where bikini-clad, gun-toting college babes serve as our guides.
Actor James Franco says he based his thuggish "Spring Breakers" character partly on an obscure white rapper known as Dangerous.
"Oz the Great and the Powerful" clicked with moviegoers.
Returning to the mystical land of "The Wizard of Oz" took more than 70 years and several hundred millions dollars.
Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” does not even begin to compare with the timeless majesty of its 1939 predecessor, Victor Fleming’s “The Wizard of Oz,” which still ranks as one of the great big-screen fantasies. The good news is that Mr. Raimi’s movie doesn’t really try — and, indeed, often seems charmingly aware of its own relative shortcomings.
"Oz the Great and Powerful" aims for nostalgia in older viewers who grew up on "The Wizard of Oz" and still hold the classic dear while simultaneously enchanting a newer, younger audience. It never really accomplishes either successfully.
It's a long way from leather bars to Oz. James Franco is trying to traverse the distance in consecutive movies.
Let's return to the Land of Oz and learn about one of the most beloved films in the history of cinema.
It wasn't exactly a mighty victory, but "Jack the Giant Slayer" won the weekend at the box office.
Brian Baumgartner decided to keep it simple while making the most famous call in racing.
The Hollywood Reporter's list of its 10 best stories of the week:
What will James Franco say at the start of the Daytona 500?
"Drivers ... and Danica!!! ... start your engines."
"It does have its cake and eat it too," said James Franco, the wide-ranging actor best known as a villain in the Spider-Man series and starring as a cornrow-headed thug in "Spring Breakers."
Asked whether it should be viewed as satire, Franco told the Associated Press, "it does have its cake and eat it too."