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*
I’ve had a weird relationship with Scorcese films over the years. Most of the films that most people tout as his classics (Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver) I absolutely hate. Cannot stand them. To me, they’re boring exercises in vulgarity for vulgarity’s sake. It’s pretty much the way I feel about early Tarantino, as well. Then something weird happened. I started liking Scorcese films. They were getting closer and closer to the mark and then in 2011, he directed Shutter Island and Hugo, which were two of the best films of the year (the latter WAS the best film of the year). Since then I’ve been anticipating his films rather than dreading them and thinking maybe I should go back and give the more recent ones (The Departed, for example) another shot. Continue reading Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Saving Mr. Banks is the story of the 20-year courtship between Disney and Mary Poppins‘ creator P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow him the rights to make the movie adaptation of her book. This is how you do a trailer and that poster is genius. This, aside from The Hobbit, is quickly becoming my most anticipated film of the holiday season.
Who COULD play Walt Disney other than Tom Hanks? Saving Mr. Banks is the story of the 20-year courtship between Disney and Mary Poppins‘ creator P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow him the rights to make the movie adaptation of her book. The cast is amazing and this trailer just knocks it out of the park. Granted, Disneyland has been a major part of my life and I’m biased, but this just jumped into the top echelon of my anticipated holiday films.