I have serious doubts about the viability of a sequel to a movie as perfect as Mary Poppins, but as far as totally teasery trailers go…..this was a nice one. I love that Dick Van Dyke is involved. I love the cast. I think if anyone can come close to Julie Andrews in today’s world, Emily Blunt has the best shot, but I’m going to be skeptical about Mary Poppins Returns until proven otherwise. Read below for more from Coming Soon.
The cast of Mary Poppins Returns includes Emily Blunt (The Girl on the Train, Into the Woods), Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Moana), Ben Whishaw (SPECTRE), Emily Mortimer (Hugo) and Julie Walters (Harry Potter films), with Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). In addition, Dick Van Dyke plays Mr. Dawes Jr., the chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, which is now run by William Weatherall Wilkins (Firth), and Angela Lansbury will play the Balloon Lady, a character from PL Travers’ original children’s books. Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns Teaser #1 (2018) *Another Spoonful On Its Way*
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. September 16th brings two old franchises back with Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’ Baby, and Oliver Stone’s biopic of the polarizing Edward Snowden. Will any of them be able to knock Captain Sully off the top spot at the box office? Continue reading In Theaters This Week (9/16/2016) – Blair Witch, Snowden, Bridget Jones’ Baby
Mark Millar makes me nuts. I should probably be more specific on that for those of you who dated in high school. Mark Millar is a very successful comic book writer. He’s also been very successful in getting his creator-owned projects (Wanted, Kick Ass) made into successful films (both better than their source material). He’s also written two of the best books at Marvel I’ve ever read: 1985 and Wolverine: Old Man Logan, both of which I could not recommend more highly. I cannot blithely dismiss him as a whole, which I would really like to do because I think he’s overly crass and obsessed with the lowest common forms of cheap laughs. Then he’ll write something like 1985, and I have to take him seriously again knowing he’ll just piss me off later. Kingsman: The Secret Service (based on Millar’s comic The Secret Service) is a perfect example of Millar’s bipolar appeal. Continue reading Movie Review: Kingsman-The Secret Service (2015) *Manners. Maketh. Man.*