IMDb > "Oz" (1997) > News
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb

News for
"Oz" (1997) More at IMDbPro »

2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

1-20 of 40 items from 2009   « Prev | Next »

You Pick The Hottest Story of the Week!

28 August 2009 2:24 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

It's been a week full of weird trailers and even weirder casting rumors – one that took us from the set of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse to the wonderful Land of Oz … again. But out of all the crazy, sexy and cool movie news served up this week, which story do you think is the biggest, the baddest and the hottest? Check out the five top stories from this past week, then vote in the poll below for which one you feel deserves top honors.      'Eclipse' Kiss – Talk about hot -- the first images from the set of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse arrived online this week, and they showed Bryce Dallas Howard (who replaced Rachelle Lafevre as Victoria) smooching it up with Xavier Samuel (as Riley). Looks like we're in for a little vampiric seduction in the next...

Read More

Read Comments »

- Fandango

Permalink | Report a problem

"The Warriors" Cast Reunion And Screening At Coney Island, August 29

13 August 2009 10:33 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Normal 0 false false false En-us X-none X-none MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Warriors – no other movie of the Seventies captured New York City quite like this gritty, visceral, gang drama did when it premiered in February of 1979, making The Big Apple look not only rotten to the core, but also possibly – gloriously -- like the most dangerous city in the world. For those of you who remember the movie when it first premiered in '79, it made a lasting impact that was both exhilirating and terrifying, summed up in one of the most widely quoted lines in movie history: Warriors.....come out and plaaaayeeeaaaayyy!


Thirty years later, the cast of this legendary film is reuniting in Coney Island for a momentous 30th anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 29th. The event is a benefit / fundraiser for Coney Island USA, the resident not-for-profit corporation that produces some of NYC’s best loved summer programming, such »

- (Cinema Retro)

Permalink | Report a problem

NBC ‘Heroes’ Casts A New Detective For Season 4

12 August 2009 11:58 AM, PDT | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

According to Hollywood Reporter, Ernie Hudson who formerly played in "Oz", will be joining the cast of NBC's sci-fi drama "Heroes." His role will be a recurring one. He will play a character named Captain Lubbock who is a Baltimore detective. Even though the show's producers are keeping the story's details a secret,they did find out that Captain Lubbock is on the hunt for one of the characters on the show. Hudson is no stranger to his new "Heroes" character as his acting resume includes »

- Andre@ontheflix

Permalink | Report a problem

This Just In: Scott Foley to Svu, Oz's Ernie Hudson to Heroes and Bones Gets "Wackies?"

12 August 2009 9:05 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

• Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Scott Foley (Felicity, The Unit) will make a guest appearance on episode four of the new season the show's rep confirms. He is set to play a Realtor involved in a murder investigation. Svu returns on Sept. 23. • Heroes: Ernie Hudson (Oz, Desperate Housewives) heads over to Heroes for a recurring role as Baltimore detective Captain Lubbock, confirms an NBC rep for the show. The storyline details are being kept under wraps, but we're told the character "is on the hunt for one of the other characters on the show." Lubbock will be a recurring character on the series, which starts back on Sept. 21. Megan in Washington, D.C.: Did I hear a rumor that there »

Permalink | Report a problem

'Heroes' Adds Ernie Hudson for Season 4

11 August 2009 10:00 PM, PDT | | See recent BuddyTV news »

Actor Ernie Hudson, a veteran of Oz and Desperate Housewives, is the newest addition the expanding cast of Heroes season 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Though producers are keeping his storyline under wraps, it has been revealed that he'll be playing a Baltimore detective named Captain Lubbock and will be on the hunt for one of the characters on the show.



Permalink | Report a problem

'Heroes' adds Ernie Hudson

11 August 2009 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

"Oz" alum Ernie Hudson has joined NBC's drama series "Heroes" as recurring.

He will play Captain Lubbock, a Baltimore detective.

As usual, the show's producers are keeping story line details under wraps, but it is understood that Lubbock is on the hunt for one of the other characters on the show.

"Heroes" marks a return to the police beat for Hudson, who also played a detective in a recurring role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives." He also played a senior deputy on ABC's dramedy "10-8: Officers on Duty."

The upcoming fourth season of "Heroes" introduces a major new mythology about a traveling carnival of people with special powers run by a charismatic but evil Earth-moving ringleader (Robert Knepper).

Hudson, who recently wrapped the "Smokin' Aces" prequel, is repped by Innovative and the Marshak/Zachary Co. »

- By Nellie Andreeva

Permalink | Report a problem

'G.I. Joe' Star Makes His Case For 'Black Panther' Role

7 August 2009 10:22 AM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

Comic book lovers, it's time to break out your pencils and notepads. Repeat after me: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. A difficult name to pronounce, yes, but an important one all the same -- this is the man whose leading the pack to play Black Panther, according to the actor himself.

MTV News first broke the story that Triple-a was talking with Marvel Studios about "Black Panther," and now the actor is speaking with other outlets about the character. Collider interviewed the "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" star about the potential superhero project, which Akinnuoye-Agbaje described as a literal dream role.

"It's always been a dream of mine to play a black superhero and, in particular, the Black Panther," said Akinnuoye-Agbaje in a video interview. "There is some truth to [the rumors] that we're now staying up, sitting down and taking talks with Marvel about developing that project for me."

The clearly enthused actor gushed about the role, »

- Josh Wigler

Permalink | Report a problem

Bryan Singer to produce Syfy miniseries

5 August 2009 9:05 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

USA Network is looking to extend its winning streak in original series with a development slate that includes projects from Stephen J. Cannell, Mike Newell and Tom Fontana, while fellow NBC Universal cable net Syfy is reteaming with director Bryan Singer for a six-hour limited series.

The announcements were made Wednesday during NBC Universal's portion of the summer TCA press tour.

The Syfy project has Singer, who first collaborated with the network on the 2005 miniseries "The Triangle," working on a new project in the vein of "The Da Vinci Code" and "National Treasure."

The series from Industry Entertainment is described as an action-adventure about the Mayan calendar predicting the end of the world. Singer is producing with Andrew Deane and Keith Addis.

"Our story will explore whether we are truly alone in the universe and other related mysteries, all of which are set against the backdrop of an incredibly exciting and fast-paced adventure, »

- By James Hibberd

Permalink | Report a problem

Baltimore Was Established To Bring Us 'The Wire': Wake-Up Video

30 July 2009 6:00 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Baltimore, Maryland has a lot of nicknames. B-More. Charm City. The City That Reads. Bodymore, Murderland. Monument City. The lively city has given the world Baltimore club music, former Vice President Spiro Agnew, David Byrne, Parker Posey, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Upton Sinclair and filmmaker John Waters, and it was officially established on this day in 1729. Perhaps the city's greatest cultural contribution (in this millennium, anyway) was providing a setting and inspiration for "The Wire," the shockingly gritty and realistic HBO series that portrayed the struggle between law enforcement, government and the drug lords who threaten everyday life. It was an incredibly complex, subtle show that built a remarkably deep tapestry of characters and locations that reflected Baltimore better than any piece of fiction has ever depicted a city (for better or worse, of course).

"The Wire" also contributed to the music world, relying a great deal on local musicians and »

- Kyle Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem

Marvel Considering The Black Panther Film

27 July 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

MTV News caught up with actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (GI Joe, The Bourne Identity, "Lost," "Oz"), who said that he's currently working with Marvel to bring "The Black Panther" to the big screen. "We're talking to Marvel about 'Black Panther,'" he said. "This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they'll look at 'G.I. Joe' and see the potential. But it's about time we have a black superhero, isn't it?" Akinnuoye-Agbaje added that he feels this is the perfect time to have the film greenlit. "He's from a fictional village in Africa and the timing is so right for that kind of character to come through," he said. "And while I'm in my prime, this is the time. We've got [U.S. President Barack] Obama, now we need something on screen to represent, so... 'Panther,' man." Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) was previously rumored to play The Black Panther. He is »

Permalink | Report a problem

Eko wants Black Panther

27 July 2009 8:46 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

I apologize for using his "Lost" name in the title, but “Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje” would have used up the entire character limit by itself. In any case, the "Oz," "Lost" and soon-to-be G.I. Joe vet recently talked with MTV about the possibility of donning the mask to play Marvel’s African superhero. "We're talking to Marvel about 'Black Panther…This is the first round, so you know, hopefully they'll look at 'G.I. »

- Paul Tassi

Permalink | Report a problem

No Canada For Zito

24 July 2009 7:30 AM, PDT | | See recent New York Post news »

Chuck Zito is ready to flatten Canada. The tough- talking Hell's Angel hopped in his Chrysler 300C and headed for Montreal to attend Monday's funeral of his pal, boxer Arturo Gatti, but never made it. "After driving six hours, I got to the border and they searched my car for 2½ hours, then denied me entry," Zito fumed to Page Six. The guards told the "Oz" actor his six-year prison stint for drug con spiracy in the '80s, as well as old as sault and gun raps, »

Permalink | Report a problem

Gay Of The Dead 19 – Underground filmmaker, Pervula’s Armando Muñoz

20 July 2009 2:28 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

I met Armando Muñoz at the Los Angeles Weekend of Horrors after moderating the panel on The Lair. He approached me in the dealer’s room and we had a nice chat. I left with one of his films in hand and was soon watching one of the more twisted shorts I’ve seen in a long time.

A week later I had the complete Armando Muñoz collection in my hands – Killer Krapper, Mime After Midnight, Panty Kill, The Terrible Old Tran, Pervula and They Have No Shame. Each one more twisted than the next.

When I first started writing this blog, I vowed I would write about people and films that I found interesting, regardless of whether or not they were well known. With that in mind, I present should-be-better-known, out, underground filmmaker Armando Muñoz.

Watch the entire Pervula short film (10min., Nsfw)

Sean Abley: All of your films, »

- (Sean Abley)

Permalink | Report a problem

New on DVD: Revolutionaries, characters, cops and more

7 July 2009 3:12 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

L'amour fou against the barricades, fiction coming to life and TV's funniest gay cop are among the highlights of this week's new DVDs.

Read on for more!

One of the sleeper hits of the 2008 gay film festival circuit (and not 2007, despite what the DVD cover says) was Ma Saison Super 8 (My Super 8 Season), a rare film that puts the tumultuous events of Paris in May 1968 into a queer context.

A brash and openly gay young student fights to have his issues included in the leftist upheaval while he carries on a passionate but doomed romance with a conflicted factory worker. It's a movie that reminds us of all the gay men who were silenced during history's great moments of progressive thought. (Still waiting for the Bayard Rustin biopic.)

Lovely by Surprise matches its fictional-characters-come-to-life plot with a cast of terrific character actors, including gay thespians Austin Pendleton (Oz, What's Up, »

- ADuralde

Permalink | Report a problem

Red Carpet: Radioactive Lohan & Gangster Depp

1 July 2009 3:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

It's that time again, Red Carpet Lineup. Here's a (truly) random sampling of actors at events this past week. Let's check in with...

Ever classy Lindsay Lohan who celebrated her 23rd birthday (it's actually tomorrow) at a Vegas pool wearing that, flashing a peace sign, and sporting bright blue contacts. Unless she's been spending too much time on Nevada's nuclear testing grounds, those are contacts. I should never ever look at Lohan as she's become the avatar of Lost Potential. She found the empty calories of fame more enticing than the rich nutrients of good actressing.

Public Enemies opens today and it should be an interesting test of Johnny Depp's box office pull. The public is generally averse to period dramas but they do like gangster crime films so it's a bit of a toss up, really. It's already on IMDb's Top 250 but that's typical for masculine "cool" movies when they first open. »


Permalink | Report a problem

Live Fangoria Webcast Today!

25 June 2009 10:31 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

Today, June 25th - keep your browsers pointed to for a very special Live webcast and viewer chat!

Based on our popular webcasts at our recent Los Angeles and New York Fango Con's, we'll be broadcasting a Live test-run from our New York Offices to talk about the latest horror news, and we'll be joined by some special guests!

The event will begin right here on around 3pm Est. Hosted by Rebekah McKendry and Marla Newborn, they'll be joined by Actor Jose Hernandez Jr. (Oz, America's Most Wanted, State Property 2), and producer Sean Pomper of the upcoming film Reality Horror Night.

So check back This Afternoon to Chat Live with Fangoria!

Brought to you by Wild Eye Releasing.


- (James Zahn)

Permalink | Report a problem

James Purefoy and Tom Fontana talk The Philanthropist, the interview

24 June 2009 8:32 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

NBC.s latest drama, .The Philanthropist,. is a well-cast and lushly staged roman á clef of sorts, of an altruistic billionaire who consulted with the producers and actors for this effort. Only one episode was sent for review, and it is hard to say how this series will unfold and hold up based on the premiere. Given that Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide: Life on the Street, St. Elsewhere) is showrunning this effort, it has great promise. "The Philanthropist.s" biggest calling card for me is James Purefoy, who portrays flawed billionaire Teddy Rist, based on Bobby Sager, the real deal. Purefoy captured me in the short-lived and dearly missed HBO series, .Rome,. as the swagger-filled Mark Antony, lover of »

- April MacIntyre

Permalink | Report a problem

Fangoria Presents a Special Live Webcast & Chat on June 25th!

23 June 2009 9:26 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

This Thursday, June 25th - turn your browsers to for a very special Live webcast and viewer chat!

Based on our popular webcasts at our recent Los Angeles and New York Fango Con's, we'll be broadcasting Live from our New York Offices to talk about the latest horror news, and we'll be joined by some special guests!

The event will begin right here on around 3pm Est. Hosted by Rebekah McKendry and Marla Newborn, they'll be joined by Actor Jose Hernandez Jr. (Oz, America's Most Wanted, State Property 2), and producer Sean Pomper of the upcoming film Reality Horror Night.

So check back This Thursday Afternoon to Chat Live with Fangoria!

Brought to you by Wild Eye Releasing.


- (James Zahn)

Permalink | Report a problem

Mr. Eko Wants to Go Back to the Island

23 June 2009 5:15 PM, PDT | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

According to a recent TV Guide interview, one of my favorite characters from Lost who, sadly, got eaten by the smoke monster, would like to return to the show. Like most fans of Lost, I was pretty disappointed when Mr. Eko, played by the awesome Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (previously seen on Oz),  seemed to die in season three. Eko was a very interesting character who helped Locke discover new ways of looking at things. Plus, he was just cool.

Adewale, who will guest star in the Aug 7 episode of Monk and appears in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, now says, according to the interview, that he wants to go back to the island. The actor says he left the show after his parents died in 2006, but he’d like to return to give his character some closure.

“To be able to give that rich character some completion would be nice, »

- Chris Ullrich

Permalink | Report a problem

Gays of our Lives (June 23, 2009)

22 June 2009 7:08 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

There’s a lot going on in this week’s Gays of Our Lives, starting with an extra heaping portion of Gool Theater. We visit One Life To Live’s Llanview for the first time, get in on the ground floor of shocking new storylines on both Hollyoaks and EastEnders – and that’s just for starters.

We also bring you more spoilers than ever before, including the dish on a possible kiss that may have led to a recast on The Young and the Restless, why Christian and Olli don their swimsuits on Forbidden Love and the return of Lucas Sanders to Dutch soap Good Times, Bad Times.

Meanwhile, in Gool Newsbeat you’ll find out why openly gay actor Luke Macfarlane traveled to South Africa and learn just how gay True Blood is going to get in its new season.

And as always, I’ve got Snapshots and our Soap Stud Of The Week! »

- Anthony D. Langford

Permalink | Report a problem

2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

1-20 of 40 items from 2009   « Prev | Next », Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners