Saturday, July 14, 2012

Preview of Oz The Great And Powerful

The first trailer for Oz The Great and Powerful has been released.

Disney is making this prequel to The Wizard of Oz, one of the greatest movies of all time.

Don't be expecting to see Dorothy, the Lion, Scarecrow, Tinman, Toto, or the ruby slippers.

Oz The Great and Powerful tells the story of how Oscar Diggs, a magician and con artist, ends up in the land of Oz.

Once there he finds himself in the middle of a battle between good and evil, and is forced to take a side.

James Franco stars as Oz, Michelle Williams portrays Glinda the Good, Rachel Weisz plays the Evanora the wicked witch of the east, and Mila Kunis will be bringing Theodora the wicked witch of the west to life.

Fans can look forward to the prequel keeping the theme of the "real world" being in black and white, with the land of Oz being in color.

Oz The Great and Powerful is scheduled to hit theaters March 8, 2013.

Kurds Clash With Turkish Riot Police

Kurds clashed with riot police in south east Turkey on Saturday.

The local governor had declined permission to allow the pro Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party to hold a rally, but they did so anyways.

Police came asking the crowds to leave, they refused and began throwing things at the police.

Things escalated when around fifty members of parliament attempted to join the demonstrators, but were blocked by police.

Water cannons and teargas were turned on the crowds, forcing many to disperse, but others began turning it into a riot.

In the midst of things, militants detonated a bomb, causing over a dozen police officers to suffer minor injuries.

More Protests in Bahrain

Bahrain's decision to ban demonstrations has completely backfired.

It has resulted in riots, and protests decrying the move by the government.

The government stated it would not allow more demonstrations as they get in the way of every day life.

At least fifty people have been killed in violent protests since they began in February of 2011.

The Shiite majority says that the Sunni run country discriminates against them.