"Oz the Great and Powerful Movie Reviews" -- Is the Film Great and Powerful? How Many Kisses Does it Get? 

It’s time to return to Oz with “Oz the Great and Powerful” from director Sam Raimi. Inspired by the ideas of L. Frank Baum and written by Mitchell Kapner (“The Whole Ten Yards”) and David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rise of the Guardians,” “Rabbit Hole”), James Franco is Oz, a two-bit circus magician who dreams of greatness. He’s a failure in life and love but all that is about to change when a twister carries him into a magical kingdom. Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis, and Michelle Williams co-star.

But is this “Oz” worth following the yellow brick road again? And is the film truly great and powerful? Find out in my review below of “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

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"Behind the Candelabra" -- What Matt Damon Does Not Want His Wife to See! 

Ladies and gentlemen, here's a first full look at Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in full character! Douglas plays the legendary Liberace while Damon is his young lover, Scott Thorson. The film covers their torrid relationship from 1978 to 1982. This is from director Steven Soderbergh and is supposed to be his farewell film ("Side Effects" was his last theatrical movie, "Behind the Candelabra" will premiere on HBO).

In this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, Douglas and Damon revealed fun insights into the making of the film.

So what does Damon afraid to show his wife? Here's what the actor said in the interview:

“Every Sunday night, this girl would come to my house and I would stand in my garage and I would hike my boxer briefs up into the crack of my a– and she would give me a spray tan,” explains Damon, who spends plenty of the movie in tiny swimsuits, and wasn’t too excited about his real-life wife seeing his bronzed backside. “We’ve been through three childbirths, we’ve been in the trenches, there are no secrets. But I really wish she didn’t see that. That’s too much.”

Why? Because the actor must wear metallic thong for some of the nude (!!!) scenes. Well okay, wearing just a metallic thong.

That Soderbergh let me tell 'ya, he made Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and the gang wear thongs in last year's "Magic Mike" and now, he's taking it a step further with a new and improved metallic version! HA!

For more on the "Behind the Candelabra" interview with Douglas and Damon, click here.

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"Anchorman 2" Cameo with Meryl Streep? 

This week has been abuzz with all things "Anchorman 2" or "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." First, we heard that Harrison Ford is joining the cast, and now, there may be a possibility for the great Meryl Streep to cameo in the sequel. And that's coming from Steve Carrell via Shortlist.

The comedian said Streep is a huge fan of "Anchorman" and she wants to participate in the sequel even for a cameo. "Meryl Streep told me she was a huge Anchorman fan and she’d love to have a cameo in the sequel," Carell revealed. "That could be really funny. There are going to be plenty of great cameos in this movie."

If this becomes true, then Streep will join the newbies to the franchise such as Ford, Kristen Wiig, and James Marsden. The returning cast members are Will Ferrell (of course!), Carell, Paul Rudd, Christina Applegate, and David Koechner. The sequel to "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" starts shooting in Atlanta this month and will roll out in theaters on Dec. 20 just in time for the Holidays.

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Meet "Catching Fire's" Johanna Mason  

Isn't she fierce?

This is Jena Malone in full character as Johanna Mason, Katniss' nemesis in the "Hunger Games" sequel called "Catching Fire." Johanna was a past winner of the Hunger Games from District 7.

The portrait is courtesy of Capitol Portraits which also showcased Haymitch, Effie, Cinna, and Katniss.

Here's the full synopsis of the sequel:

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is directed by Francis Lawrence, and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy that has over 50 million copies in print in the U.S. alone. THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE opens on November 22, 2013.


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Mark Ruffalo Says No Hulk for Him Until... 

Mark Ruffalo, who found the perfect balance to play Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk in last year's hit "The Avengers" is saying, he won't be back as our friendly green giant until..."The Avengers 2."

That's right folks, there will be no standalone "Hulk" movie just like what director Joss Whedon said when he smashed the idea of "Planet Hulk" calling it nonsense.

The actor posted on his Twitter account:

Mark Ruffalo
A lot of folks have been asking about the Next Hulk. The next time you see my Hulk it will be in the Avengers2. No plans for stand alone.
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Mark Ruffalo
I am not giving up on another stand alone HULK. But it’s not in the works right now. One never knows what the future will bring.
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Ruffalo's comments jibe with what Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige said back in September of 2012 in an interview with MTV.

So there. No standalone "Hulk" movie until perhaps, 2015.


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