Sam Raimi cut the "heart" and "brains" from his Oz, but added a "nice…

You've seen the bananas trailer for Sam Raimi's giant, Tim-Burton-looking prequel Oz: The Great and Powerful. Now find out all the details we learned at the Comic-Con panel and follow-up press conference. Find out which Oz characters didn't make the cut, more on that flying monkey army, and whether or not Bruce… » 7/13/12 11:15am 7/13/12 11:15am

First trailer for Dorothy of Oz shows what happened after the tornado

Last time we checked in on the sugary Oz sequel Dorothy of Oz, it certainly sounded very pretty, mostly thanks to the leaked theme song from Glee's theater nerd Lea Michele. The journey down the saccharine brick road continues with the first ever trailer, starring the most oddball voice cast of all times, which… » 4/17/12 7:15am 4/17/12 7:15am

A ton of Disney Princesses, drawn in the "comic book style"

Some of you may remember Danger Girl artist J. Scott Campbell's first round of fairy tale princesses, which depicted Cinderella and Snow White as heroines who were allergic to every textile invented. For his new 2012 Fairy Tale Fantasies calendar, Scott Campbell— whose style can only be described as "uranium-enriched… » 1/11/12 3:35pm 1/11/12 3:35pm

Neurologist wants the brain of Donald Trump, and other unique minds

Neurologist Jacopo Annese's brain donors already include a woman who played one of the flying monkeys in The Wizard of Oz, and a woman who can't feel fear. But he wants the brain of Donald Trump as well. » 4/22/11 12:21pm 4/22/11 12:21pm

Salma Hayek is planning an 8-hour Wicked miniseries

Interesting news about the musical sensation from somewhere over the rainbow. Wicked, the novel and hit musical, is not getting turned into a movie. Instead it's going to get its own miniseries from Salma Hayek. » 1/10/11 8:00am 1/10/11 8:00am

io9 Film Festival: The best of Turkish rip-off scifi cinema

In honor of Turkey Day, here's seven of the best Turkish rip-off movies presented in their entirety. Copyright and production values are nonexistent, but the thrills are (sort of) non-stop. Here's Turkish Star Wars, Star Trek, and other trashterpieces. » 11/27/10 5:10pm 11/27/10 5:10pm

Glee meets Oz: First look at Lea Michelle's Dorothy in the animated…

What happened after Dorothy clicked her ruby slippers home? Apparently everything went straight to hell in Oz. So it's back to the Emerald City with her! Take a look at the concept art behind the new animated Dorothy Of Oz. » 8/16/10 8:00am 8/16/10 8:00am

Major Fringe season 3 scoop! Plus find out when Men In Black III takes…

Fringe's alt-universe drama will get even weirder. Men In Black III has a surprising twist, and the Spider-Man prequel may have an unexpected villain. Plus Futurama, Doctor Who, Iron Sky, Jonah Hex, Sorcerer's Apprentice, Toy Story, Twilight and Warehouse 13! » 6/14/10 6:00am 6/14/10 6:00am

Finally, The Giant Squid Movie You Deserve

This new picture seems like Hunt For Red October meets 20,000 Leagues but with a HP Lovecraft twist. About time. Plus, a whole new look at the Tin Man from Oz. It is absolutely gorgeous. » 5/16/10 6:33pm 5/16/10 6:33pm

Could The Wizard of Oz 2 Be The Most Demented Film Of 2010?

If The Witches of Oz is as wonderfully bananas as the trailer and clips, we're in. A grown-up Dorothy battles to keep Oz from invading the real world, joined by two Hobbits, Christopher Lloyd and a cat-fighting Lance Henriksen. » 4/20/10 10:00am 4/20/10 10:00am

The Twisted S&M Wizard Of Oz Is Traded For A Feel Good PG Sequel

Remember Todd McFarlane's deranged <emTwisted Oz toys that spawned rumors of a psychotic Oz film? Sadly, sadistic has been traded in for sappy. Oz is getting a more PG-rated sequel, staring Dorothy's grand-daughter, the struggling lawyer, and her boss' kid. » 1/05/10 6:30am 1/05/10 6:30am

The Munchkins: 70 Years Later

Five recovering munchkins gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. They revealed behind-the-scenes details, like the fact that Toto got paid more than them. It's absolutely wonderful, especially when one of them falls asleep mid interview. » 10/13/09 8:00am 10/13/09 8:00am

100 Years of Visual Effects From Kong To Tron, And On

This compilation of visual effects over the past century is thrilling enough to make even the biggest CG critic misty-eyed. While it misses the Matrix, this video (compiled for students) certainly hits all the other greats. [via First Showing] » 8/31/09 9:40am 8/31/09 9:40am

Choke Down The Horror Of A Bay-Faced M&M

M&Ms have been rampaging through our greatest entertainment worlds for years now, with hideous Star Wars and Oz ads. But seeing Michael Bay's face on an M&M and Optimus Prime shilling peanut-butter-and-jelly M&Ms has actually scarred us for life. » 6/09/09 11:10am 6/09/09 11:10am