As an Oz historian and lover of film, I’ve always wanted a big screen biopic of Judy Garland’s life, a desire which might have proved a bit of “careful what you wish for.” Of course no one can really “play” Judy Garland. It’s what makes every production of The Wizard of Oz so challenging – ..
My reviews of the week’s new movies, plus the DVD release of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz: Emerald City
My review of the week’s new movie, plus a look at The Wizard of Oz on tour, stopping in Milwaukee at MillerHighLifeTheatre.com – Dec 29 – 31!
NBC’s Emerald City marked the first prime time network TV series adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. 10 episodes aired in early 2017. Low ratings led to a single season; not altogether surprising, since it was announced as a “limited series.” I loved the show and toured to four cities this year presenting my exclusive ..
Woe is Oz is an adult coloring book that falls nicely into the craze that has proven to be more than a fad. Many can’t get enough of the childhood throwback as a way to decompress. Coloring is certainly meditative and fun – and this edition, by author Ethan Tarshish and illustrator Kelly Brown – is ..
The Slippers is a great, new documentary about the iconic ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz which recently debuted at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX. I love all things Oz and as a historian of the subject, there’s always more to learn. And with this film, whether you’re a casual fan or a viewer, ..
Only at RyanJayReviews.com – Emma’s Ridley’s first interview about making Return to Oz. In honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, “Ozma” goes on the record, exclusively to Ryan Jay. Enjoy!
My reviews of the week’s new movies, plus talk of the Midwest Wizard of Oz Fest!