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The 30 Best Disney Live-Action Movies Ever Made

13 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As you know if you watched last year's "Saving Mr. Banks" -- Disney's own Disney-fied version of the creative struggles behind the making of "Mary Poppins" -- the author who created the magical nanny, P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson), didn't much care for the glossy, sugary (well, a spoonful, at least) musical comedy that Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) made from her sharp, astringent novels. But she may have been the only one.

The movie enjoyed near-universal acclaim upon its release 50 years ago this week (on August 27, 1964). It went on to be nominated for 13 Oscars, including Best Picture, and it won five of them, including Best Actress for film-newbie Julie Andrews, in the role that has defined her career ever since. Over the past five decades, "Mary Poppins" has become not only a beloved staple that seemingly every kid has watched, but also proof that the Walt Disney studio could »

- Gary Susman

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Ten things you didn’t know about Mary Poppins

25 August 2014 11:28 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Fifty years ago this month, Mary Poppins chim-chim-cher-ee'd its way into cinemas. The sugary sweet spectacular was rapturously received by cinemagoers of the era and audiences are still in love with the magical movie more than half a century on from its original release.

You’ve probably watched the film a hundred times. You might even know all of the words to "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." But in celebration of Mary Poppins’ fiftieth anniversary here are ten fun things that you might not know about the movie.

It took Walt Disney more than 20 years to acquire the rights After his daughters fell in love with the books Walt Disney promised he’d adapt P.L Travers’ hit story for the silver screen. However, convincing the notoriously sceptical author proved harder than he could have ever imagined and after first pursuing the project in 1938 it took more than twenty years for Disney to finally secure the film rights. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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Debbie Reynolds to receive SAG Lifetime Achievement honour

18 August 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Debbie Reynolds will receive the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, it has been announced.

The actress will be given the honour at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 25, 2015.

She will become the 51st recipient of the prize, which is given annually to those who demonstrate the "finest ideals of the acting profession".

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said: "I'm thrilled that SAG-AFTRA is presenting our Life Achievement Award to Debbie Reynolds. She is a tremendously talented performer with a diverse body of screen and stage work, live performances and several hit records.

"Her generous spirit and unforgettable performances have entertained audiences across the globe, moving us all from laughter to tears and back again. Congratulations, Debbie, on your life achievements."

Reynolds made her official screen debut as June Haver's younger sister in the 1950 musical The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady, and went on to star in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, »

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TCM Offers Controversial (and Legendary) Actress Fonda Film Marathon Today

1 August 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jane Fonda movies on TCM: ‘The China Syndrome,’ ‘Klute,’ and Jean-Luc Godard drama ‘Tout Va Bien’ among highlights (photo: Jane Fonda in ‘Klute’) Turner Classic Movies’ 2014 "Summer Under the Stars" kicked off earlier today, August 1, with a day-long series of Jane Fonda movies. Still reviled by American right-wingers because of her 1972 trip to North Vietnam while the United States was at war with that country — she was photographed seated on an anti-aircraft battery — but admired by others for her liberal views, anti-war activism, and human rights advocacy, the two-time Best Actress Academy Award winner has enjoyed a highly eclectic film career, eventually becoming a rarity among rarities: Jane Fonda is the child of a film star (Henry Fonda) who not only became a film star in her own right, but who went on to become an even bigger screen legend than her famous parent. (See also: Jane Fonda “Summer Under »

- Andre Soares

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Amanda’s Adaptations: Mary Poppins – Book Vs Film

1 August 2014 4:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Discovering a copy of Mary Poppins by Pl Travers at a charity book sale sparked my attention largely thanks to Saving Mr Banks. Seeing the film and the battle that had taken place between the author and Walt Disney made me intrigued to see just how different the two manifestations really were – and what I discovered was surprising, even given what I already knew.

As fans of the film will know, the Disney version of Mary Poppins is ‘practically perfect in every way’. It’s a fun adventure, magical, bright and colourful and full of cheery song and dance numbers and talking animals. Mary Poppins is endearing and forthright and – thanks to Julie Andrews – someone you just wanted to follow into whatever adventure she might have in mind next.

The book is something entirely different. For one thing, Mary is not really very nice at all. She’s magical and »

- Amanda Keats

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Turner Classic Movies Garner Tribute Next Monday

25 July 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

James Garner movies on TCM: ‘Grand Prix,’ ‘Victor Victoria’ among highlights (photo: James Garner ca. 1960) James Garner, whose film and television career spanned more than five decades, died of "natural causes" at age 86 on July 19, 2014, in the Los Angeles suburb of Brentwood. On Monday, July 28, Turner Classic Movies will present an all-day marathon of James Garner movies (see below) as a tribute to the Oscar-nominated star of Murphy’s Romance and Emmy-winning star of the television series The Rockford Files. Among the highlights in TCM’s James Garner film lineup is John Frankenheimer’s Monaco-set Grand Prix (1966), an all-star, race-car drama featuring Garner as a Formula One driver who has an affair with the wife (Jessica Walter) of his former teammate (Brian Bedford). Among the other Grand Prix drivers facing their own personal issues are Yves Montand and Antonio Sabato, while Akira Kurosawa’s (male) muse Toshiro Mifune plays a »

- Andre Soares

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Movies This Week: July 25-31, 2014

25 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

The Austin Film Society begins a very rare series this Sunday afternoon at the Marchesa called "The Sepia Screen." They'll be spotlighting 35mm "race" films from a special collection at Southern Methodist University from the days when movie theaters were segregated. This weekend, they'll be screening a 1946 short called Vanities, a 1946 feature called Dirty Gertie From Harlem U.S.A. and 1949's feature Souls Of Sin. Elizabeth's preview has details plus some insights on the series from Afs programmer Lars Nilsen.

On Tuesday evening, Afs is hosting Two Step, a locally-shot SXSW 2014 favorite (Don's review). Director Alex R. Johnson and composer Andrew Kenny (The Wooden Birds, The American Analog Set) will be in attendance for a Q&A. The current Afs Essential Cinema series is closing out on Thursday evening with Liv and Ingmar. After filling the Marchesa's screen over the last few weeks with some of their greatest collaborations, »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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Kristen Bell Dresses Up As Mary Poppins, Addresses Her Minimum-Wage Status In Funny Or Die Parody

24 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Kristen Bell plays Mary Poppins in a new Funny or Die skit that has the iconic Disney nanny singing a revised version of "A Spoonful of Sugar" about her minimum wage pay.

Kristen Bell Plays Mary Poppins

Bell, closely resembling Julie Andrews in the 1964 feature film, tells Jane and Michael Banks that she’s quitting the nanny business because, as her tape measurer points out, “Mary Poppins Practically Perfect In Every Way Except Grossly Underpaid. “But you’ve got magical powers,” the kids protest, to which she replies, “You’d think that would entitle me to more than $7.25 an hour.

“Please don’t leave this choice position,” sings Jane, “We will die of malnutrition.”

After telling her ward not to be so dramatic, Mary Poppins launches into her song, singing, "In every job that must be done, you must be paid in more than fun.” Replacing “a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, »

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See Kristen Bell Dress Up as a Politically Active Mary Poppins for Funny or Die Parody

24 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die Apparently, a spoonful of sugar helps the message go down. That's what Kristen Bell and Funny or Die are hoping at least, with their new Mary Poppins parody about the minimum wage. In the spoof, the Frozen star dresses up as Julie Andrews to sing a little ditty in support of raising the federal minimum wage. "In every job that must be done, you must be paid in more than fun," Bell says. At the current level of $7.25, many domestic workers like Poppins are living below the poverty line, but »

- Nate Jones, @kn8

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See Kristen Bell Dress Up as a Politically Active Mary Poppins for Funny or Die Parody

24 July 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die Apparently, a spoonful of sugar helps the message go down. That's what Kristen Bell and Funny or Die are hoping at least, with their new Mary Poppins parody about the minimum wage. In the spoof, the Frozen star dresses up as Julie Andrews to sing a little ditty in support of raising the federal minimum wage. "In every job that must be done, you must be paid in more than fun," Bell says. At the current level of $7.25, many domestic workers like Poppins are living below the poverty line, but »

- Nate Jones, @kn8

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TCM Remembers James Garner with All-Day Marathon on July 28

21 July 2014 4:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will remember award-winning actor James Garner on Monday, July 28, with an all-day marathon featuring 12 of his films. The Oscar nominated actor passed away on Saturday in Los Angeles at age 86.

TCM’s lineup features Garner’s performances in such movies as Toward the Unknown (1956), which marked his film debut; the racing drama Grand Prix (1966); the popular romantic comedy The Thrill of It All (1963); the Paddy Cheyefsky-penned The Americanization of Emily (1964); the groundbreaking drama The Children’s Hour(1961); and the gender-bending Victor/Victoria (1982).

The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s tribute to James Garner.

TCM Remembers James Garner – Monday, July 28

6 a.m. – Toward the Unknown (1956) – starring William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith and James Garner

8 a.m. – Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957) – starring Randolph Scott, James Craig, Angie Dickinson and James Garner

9:30 a.m. – Grand Prix (1966) – starring James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Bedford and Yves Montand

12:30 p. »

- Michelle McCue

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James Garner: 5 Memorable Roles (Video)

20 July 2014 7:24 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hollywood is mourning the death of James Garner following news of the actor's death. Garner, best known for his starring roles on the TV series The Rockford Files and Maverick, died at his Brentwood home on Saturday night at age 86. In his more than a half-century in show business, he also starred in films opposite Doris Day, Julie Andrews and Sally Field. Photos Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2014 Stars from Debra Messing to Blake Shelton to Rob Lowe hit Twitter on Sunday to remember the actor. Read what they had to say here. Below, read about (and watch)

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- Mike Barnes

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A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

20 July 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Indeed it is sad news to acknowledge the passing of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor James Garner (1928-2014). The Hollywood icon Garner has endured a remarkable show business career during a five-plus decade stretch as he has entertained generations of TV and film audiences throughout the ages. Upon the death of this immensely likable leading man on both the small and big screen many are probably wondering about their mortality at this point. After all, you either grew up with James Garner as a peer or spent your childhood watching him in your living rooms on the boob tube or at the local movie theater.

Although the majority of folks associate Garner with television from his first western series Maverick in the 1950′s to his landmark role as ex-con Pi Jim Rockford in the 1970′s The Rockford Files (some teens and young adults may recall his brief stint as grandfather Jim »

- Frank Ochieng

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James Garner Died at His Home at 86

20 July 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

James Garner passed away at his home in Los Angeles on July 19.

Actor James Garner known for his roles in The Rockford Files and Maverick has died at the age of 86.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded at about 7:57 pm last night to an unspecified medical request at his address. West Lapd has confirmed they responded and after their investigation, it appears he died of natural causes.

Garner received an Emmy nomination for best actor in Maverick in 1959, and he won an Emmy for his role as Private Investigator Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files in 1977.

Garner was not just known for his roles in television as he was able to transition from television to film. In the 1960s, he starred in The Children's Hour with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, The Thrill of It All and Move Over Darling with Doris Day, The Americanization of Emily with Julie Andrews, The Art of Love with Dick Van Dyke »

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Movie News: Film, TV Icon James Garner Dies at 86

20 July 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Los Angeles – He was the guy that could take care of things for you, with a wink of the eye and a slightly cynical air. Handsome star James Garner distinguished himself in both film and television, and passed away on July 19th, 2014, in Los Angeles after a long stretch of health problems. He was 86.

Garner broke in on a national level by starring as professional gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s TV series, “Maverick,” and went from there to take on leading man and character roles in classic films such as “The Children’s Hour,” “The Great Escape,” “The Americanization of Emily,” “Victor Victoria,” and “Murphy’s Romance.” He even completed a TV-to-movie cycle by appearing in the Mel Gibson film version of “Maverick.” He also made a second character splash on TV in the 1970s, portraying private investigator Jim Rockford in the sly and popular show, “The Rockford Files. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Actor James Garner Dead at 86

20 July 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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Oscar-nominated actor James Garner has passed away at the age of 86.

From AP:

Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s Romance,” was found dead of natural causes at his home in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.

Police responded to a call around 8 p.m. Pdt and confirmed Garner’s identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press.

There was no immediate word on a more specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in May 2008, just weeks after his 80th birthday.

Although he was adept at drama and action, Garner was best known for his low-key, wisecracking style, especially with his hit TV series, “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files. »

- Movie Geeks

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Daily | James Garner, 1928 – 2014

20 July 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

James Garner has passed away at the age of 86. He was, as the Hollywood Reporter puts it, "the charming leading man from Oklahoma who made it look easy on NBC's The Rockford Files and in films opposite Doris Day, Julie Andrews and Sally Field during more than a half-century in show business." At HitFix, Alan Sepinwall writes: "There have arguably been bigger stars in television history than the late James Garner, but none who ever made it look quite so easy." » - David Hudson »

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James Garner, TV legend from 'Maverick' and 'Rockford Files,' dies

20 July 2014 4:29 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

James Garner, the rugged leading man who charmed generations of audiences with his roles in Maverick, The Rockford Files, and The Notebook, died of natural causes on Saturday night in Los Angeles, according to TMZ and the Associated Press. The Emmy winner—and 14-time nominee—had suffered a stroke in 2008 and was 86.

The persona he first projected in Maverick in 1957—handsome, charming, genial, a bit of a rogue, mostly a mensch—established Garner as America’s leading television actor. Born James Scott Baumgarner in Norman, Okla., in 1928, he survived an upbringing that was at best knockaround and often, at the hands of a cruel stepmother, »

- EW staff

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James Garner Dies

20 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

James Garner, for more than 50 years one of Hollywood's most likable leading men on the big screen and on TV, died at his Los Angeles home Saturday night, reports TMZ. He was 86. The star, best known for the Maverick and The Rockford Files TV series, had suffered what had been described as a minor stroke in 2008. Besides his popular work on the small screen, Garner also appeared opposite Julie Andrews in two critically acclaimed movies, 1964's The Americanization of Emily and 1982's Victor/Victoria. In addition, he costarred opposite Doris Day in The Thrill of It All and Move Over, »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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James Garner Dies

20 July 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

James Garner, for more than 50 years one of Hollywood's most likable leading men on the big screen and on TV, died at his Los Angeles home Saturday night, reports TMZ. He was 86. The star, best known for the Maverick and The Rockford Files TV series, had suffered what had been described as a minor stroke in 2008. Besides his popular work on the small screen, Garner also appeared opposite Julie Andrews in two critically acclaimed movies, 1964's The Americanization of Emily and 1982's Victor/Victoria. He also costarred opposite Doris Day in The Thrill of It All and Move Over, Darling »

- Stephen M. Silverman

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