Actors and partners Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz are helping The Opportunity Network, a New York City nonprofit, to put high-achieving, low-income students on the road to the top colleges and successful careers, the organization announced today.
Catch several bonus feature videos, and have a few laughs with the cast and crew of Oz the Great and Powerful. The wonderful film to be enjoyed by the whole family, hits DVD and Blu-ray on June 11th.
If you missed this film, you truly haven’t seen a magical release well worth viewing. The talented cast of the Sam Raimi-directed film is frontlined by James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz as well as Abigail Spencer, Joey King, Zach Braff, Martin Klebba, Ted Raimi, Bill Cobbs, Tony Cox, Tim Holmes and Tony Wynne.
Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the script from the novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum.
Disney’s fantastical adventure imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
We’re back, didn’t lose anything and as far as I can tell everything is working as it should. As always, if you spot anything amiss, please let me know so I can fix it!
Three servers are in early hard drive failure. Gertie has ordered Data Retention and all sites on affected servers will be moved to new hard drives ASAP, but because it’s three servers she isn’t sure how long it’ll take.
These sites of mine are on the affected servers:
According to Gertie, there will be no data loss but might be some downtime while the sites transfer.
I just added over 150 caps of Rachel in Dirtysomething. This 1993 BBC movie is almost impossible to get. Luckily for us Claudia has a copy of this movie, because she’s Rufus Sewell fan. And he is in this movie as well. Thanks to Claudia our gallery is complete!
I just added something I thought we’ll never have in our gallery. thanks to amazing Marilyn you can now find in our gallery caps taken from ‘White Goods’, 1994 movie in which Rachel appeared with Ian McShane. Credit goes to Marilyn and to http://mcshanebest.tumblr.com/.
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 earlier this week, Deadline dropped a nugget that the movie was still going forward. So far, so good, but here’s where things get hazy…
Showbiz 411 reveal that while Streisand is developing a movie to direct, it won’t be “Skinny And Cat,” after falling out with producers, as scheduling became an issue. With Streisand also touring this summer, she apparently missed meetings for the movie and the filmmakers perhaps want to get it moving sooner. Particularly as they have financing locked up, and Rachel Weisz reportedly slated to star, replacing Blanchett who has exited. As for Firth, his involvement doesn’t seem clear, but he does still seem to be attached. That being said, whatever Streisand’s movie is, it’s not clear, and there is some suggestion she may try and make a similar story somewhere else, though that would open the floodgates to litigation apparently.
Anyway, back to “Skinny And Cat.” It was penned by Linda Yellen and will tell the true story of the romance between writer Erskine Caldwell and photojournalist Margaret Bourke White. The duo collaborated on three books, the seminal “You Have Seen Their Faces” about the South during the Great Depression, “North Of The Danube” and “Say, Is This The USA.” They married in 1924, but were divorced a couple of years later. A director needs to be found — apparently “Like Crazy” helmer Drake Doremus was attached briefly last fall — but the $12 million budget is ready to be spent, pending someone to point the camera in the right direction.