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9 fan theories on Doctor Who's new big mystery: Who is Missy?

30 August 2014 12:15 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Nothing gets the Doctor Who community into a frenzy quite like a mysterious new character. And there hasn't been a mysterious character quite like Michelle Gomez's Missy - the Gatekeeper of the Nethersphere.

The demented Mary Poppins-esque umbrella twizzler, who we've seen briefly in both of Peter Capaldi's episodes, clearly has a key role to play throughout the new series (and possibly beyond). But at the moment, it's unclear, who she is, where she is and what she's after.

Where do you go when you need a Doctor Who fan theory? The Digital Spy forums, obviously. Here are 9 lines of thought on Missy that are doing the rounds...

1. Missy is the...Tardis

John T Baptist: "A physical aspect of the Tardis was played by Suranne Jones in a previous episode, it doesn't mean it's going to keep the same appearance later on."

Liam58: "Also If the Doctor Regenerates, »

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Doctor Who complete reviews: Deep breath

29 August 2014 6:48 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

2014. After the celebratory shenanigans of 2013, this year so far has been something of a head-scratching enigma in the land of Doctor Who. Whereas 2013's Psychic Paper showed up a balloon-doffing, missing episode recovering party animal, 2014's Psychic Paper draws a blank. The endless Missing Episode Omnishambles trudges wearily on, a bleary, pointless mess of internal politics, bickering and question dodging worthy of Chancellor Goth. Brand new episodes mysteriously leak online, prompting the question as to how it was so easy to shove them into the public domain in the first place. Even The Underwater Menace DVD has seemingly sunk without trace – look at that, I'm pining for The Underwater Menace, so obviously these are murky times.

Not even a brand new Doctor Who series can put paid to this unsure fog. Deep Breath is the first bid for new Doctor Peter Capaldi, who may be the 12th Doctor. Or the 13th. »

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Disney classics heading back to the big screen

29 August 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Your Disney and Pixar favourites like The Lion King and The Incredibles are heading back to the big screen exclusivly at Vue Cinemas.

Here’s the press release:

Disney fans can rejoice as Vue Entertainment International has announced the launch of Disney Days at Vue, which will see classic and much-loved Disney movies such as The Lion King and The Incredibles back on the big screen.

Guaranteed to create a buzz of excitement with children and adults alike, Vue is kicking off the season with everyone’s favourites, including The Lion King, Toy Story 3, The Incredibles, Tangled, Monsters University, Wreck-it Ralph and Up. Fans can also enjoy classic Disney princess screenings such as Cinderella and Aladdin, as well as the ever-popular Fantasia and Mary Poppins, from 5th October.

Cinema goers will also receive a free £5 Disney Store voucher to spend on selected Disney DVD and Blu-Ray titles with every »

- Luke Owen

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Enjoy Sky Movies on a one-month free trial

28 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

If you've never experienced the magic of Sky Movies, here's your chance to see what you've been missing with an amazing One Month Free Trial. With Sky Movies, you and your family can enjoy some of the latest and greatest movies featuring the most stunning performances, including the likes of Cate Blanchett's Oscar-winning turn in Blue Jamine, Emma Thompson's brilliant portrayal of Mary Poppins author P. L. »

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A Helpful Guide to How ‘The Simpsons’ Movie Parodies Have Changed Over 25 Years

28 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There’s another five days left in Fxx’s great rerunning of every episode of The Simpsons in recorded history. Now, we don’t want to distract you — there’s still at least 100 hours to go, and shifting your eyes away from the TV for any reason could ruin that perfect butt-shaped indent that’s this close to being a permanent part of the couch — but just in case you need a break (a break that still involves The Simpsons, of course, we’re not monsters), here’s a momentary distraction. We all know the myriad of reasons why The Simpsons remains so popular. Revolutionize this, landmark that, longest-running yadda yadda yadda and so forth. But an exemplary trait of The Simpsons that tends to get short shrift (or shorter shrift, anyway), is its relationship with cinema. The Simpsons overflows with a love for film. Little homages to the classics. Grand »

- Adam Bellotto

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Hello Kitty Revealed Not To Be A Cat and Apparently Nothing Is True Anymore

27 August 2014 5:32 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Well, this is just totally ridiculous.

Well, this is just totally ridiculous.

University of Hawaii anthropologist Christine R. Yano, who is curating a Hello Kitty Exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, revealed to the La Times that Sanrio, the company responsible for Hello Kitty, informed her that this cartoon cat-like creature:

Is Not A Cat.

Check It Out: This 'Mary Poppins' Theory Will Blow Your Mind!

"That's one correction Sanrio made for my script for the show," said Yano. "Hello Kitty is not a cat. She's a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She's never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it's called Charmmy Kitty."

Okay, Backup. Hello Kitty is not a cat, she's a little British girl named Kitty White, and she Has »

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'Sopranos' Creator Finally Reveals Whether Tony Died in the Finale

27 August 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Seven years later, we finally have an answer!

That took a while!

Seven years after The Sopranos finale, creator and Executive Producer David Chase finally put to rest the debate over whether Tony Soprano lives or dies, according to Vox.com's Martha P. Nochimson.

"I had been talking with Chase for a few years when I finally asked him whether Tony was dead... He shook his head 'no.' And he said simply, 'No he isn't.'"

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Well, there you have it! The burning question that divided Soprano's diehards for nearly a decade is now answered. I guess we are... satisfied?

If you want to relieve the magical finale scene, or just get Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" stuck in your head, watch it below.

On a serious note, James Gandolfini, the actor famous for playing Tony Soprano, passed away last year. We spoke to »

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We ranked the songs in 'Mary Poppins' for its 50th anniversary

27 August 2014 10:03 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Disney’s glitzy Los Angeles Mary Poppins premiere. As the recent movie Saving Mr. Banks showed, writing the music for Mary Poppins was not an easy task for composers Richard and Robert Sherman, who had to contend with prickly Poppins author P. L. Travers. “She was terrible to us—just very negative and unreceptive. I felt like we were drowning,” Richard told EW last year.

Despite all that, there’s a lot of music in this movie—probably more than you remember. The movie’s soundtrack features 16 songs with lyrics, and not all are »

- Esther Zuckerman

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This 'Mary Poppins' Theory Will Blow Your Mind!

27 August 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

In celebration of the film's 50th Anniversary, check out this fan theory that might shed new light on this beloved film.

Today the Disney classic Mary Poppins turns 50! The film won five Oscars out of an astounding 13 nominations and was the only Best Picture nomination Walt Disney ever received.

Basically, it's a great film that everyone loves and cherishes across all generations. And we have watched it enough times to uncover 3 insane connections that will totally change the way you see it!

Video: 'Mary Poppins' Child Actress Dishes on Experience

Now, our mind-blowing theory all comes down to this: Mary Poppins was actually Bert's nanny long ago and there is a special reason she returns to Bert's life. Let's break it down!

Connection 1: Marry Poppins Was Actually Bert's Nanny

1. The "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Song:

Bert sings: "Because I was afraid to speak/When I was just a lad/My father gave me nose a tweak/And told »

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Doctor Who update: Jenna Coleman on Clara, Moffat on Listen

26 August 2014 11:40 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Cast and crew have been discussing Doctor Who and forthcoming episode, Listen. Here’s an update…

With Doctor Who continuing its bid to completely take over our lives, more Whovian news has reared its head today.

First, Clara actress Jenna Coleman has been discussing the original ideas for her role: "When the brief came through [for her audition], I knew it was a 'Doctor Who companion.' But the character description was actually very much like Mary Poppins originally. Clara's very, very bossy and tells the Doctor where to go and what to do, and whacks him with an umbrella and stuff."

An interesting insight there, especially considering the Mary Poppins vibes emitting from new character Missy.

Pushed to discuss her ‘legacy’ on the show, in light of the rumours of her departure, Coleman added that “It's so funny because I'm still working at it—I'm still there.”

Offering no clues as to her future on the show, »

- rleane

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The 30 Best Disney Live-Action Movies Ever Made

26 August 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | 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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Disney Classics Hercules, Tarzan, More Come to Blu-ray

23 August 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 Walt Disney Home Entertainment has been dropping catalog titles on Blu-ray for a while now. Once every few months we’ll get a higher end title like The Little Mermaid or the upcoming Sleeping Beauty that gets their own time in the limelight. In between those, they’ve been delivering smaller films and collections in groups of four or five at a time. This time around they’ve mixed it up a little by giving us two newer top-shelf releases with three timeless tales.

Hercules Special Edition brings the story of the Greek hero to Blu-ray for the first time. The Academy Award-nominated movie is filled with great songs and plenty of laughs thanks to Danny DeVito and company. Bonus material includes “From Zero to Hero” Sing-Along, “No Importa La Distancia” Music Video with Ricky Martin, and “The Making of Hercules” featurette.  

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ swinging ape man comes to »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Katie Holmes Takes Up Arms In Miss Meadows Trailer

21 August 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Is Katie Holmes the most unlikely vigilante yet? In Miss Meadows, which premiered at Tribeca earlier this year and will be arriving in theaters this November, the Batman Begins actress steps up to fight some crime herself – albeit while clad in tap shoes and garishly flowery dresses. The first trailer for the pic paints it as a bizarre cross between Mary Poppins and Hobo with a Shotgun – though the thriller doesn’t totally appear to have mastered that tonally bizarre combo.

The brief trailer shows Miss Meadows as a prim and proper elementary school teacher who enjoys teaching manners to her pupils… when she’s not blowing out the brains of her town’s miscreants. It’s a one-joke premise (how’s that for a split personality?!), but with James Badge Dale and Callan Mulvery in the supporting cast, perhaps Miss Meadows will be enjoyable from an acting standpoint. Then again, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Watch: Killer Katie Holmes In First Teaser For ‘Miss Meadows’

21 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Oh you read that that right! Today we’ve got our first look at Miss Meadows that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and stars Katie Holmes as a kind kindergarten teacher, who’s also (seemingly) some kind of vigilant as well!

Written and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins, it’s probably about time that Holmes took something different on and surely this leap will garner her a little more respect in the field. She’s considered to lack a little conviction with her roles but I actually didn’t mind her at all in Batman Begins, but it’s been a long time since Go (1999), when all that raw talent bubbled to the surface. 

In Miss Meadows, Holmes plays the title role, an elementary school teacher (Primary School for the UK) who helps the community and loves her garden. However, at night she’s seeking retribution and keeping the »

- Dan Bullock

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Watch: What If Michael Bay Directed 'Up'?

20 August 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Imagine if Michael Bay, the director of "Armageddon" and "Transformers," got his hands on the beloved Pixar classic "Up," and it might look like something like this funny spoof trailer: replete with explosions, loud noise, epic-sized battles and plenty of lens flare. Also, apparently, a Linkin Park soundtrack. Behold below. (And check out trailers of "Mary Poppins" as a horror movie, and "The Shining" as a romantic comedy.) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Make it a Disney Bank Holiday Weekend

20 August 2014 6:19 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Make the most of the August holiday weekend with two special days on Sky Movies Disney. We've designated Sunday 24 August Walt Disney Day, with a selection of classics that the great Walt personally worked on, including Dumbo, The Jungle Book and Mary Poppins. You can also see the story of how the latter was brought to life in the wonderful Saving Mr. »

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Ten Best: Live-action/Animation Movies

15 August 2014 7:01 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Ari Folman, visionary director of Waltz With Bashir, brings us a journey beyond imagination in his upcoming movie The Congress. Robin Wright (pictured above) plays a version of herself in this thought-provoking film, which merges live-action and colourful animation. To celebrate the release of The Congress today (our review is here), we take a look at some other movies which have embraced a live-action/animation mash-up.

1) Mary Poppins

Family favourite Mary Poppins delighted audiences when it first burst onto screens in 1964, and now 50 years later the magical tale continues to enchant a brand new generation of film fans. The hit adventure’s wonderful mix of live-action and fantasy animation was surely one of the elements which won it five Oscars at the 1965 Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects.

2) Ted

Boston car hire salesman John’s (Mark Wahlberg) friendship with his best buddy Ted is so realistic that it is sometimes »

- Phil Wheat

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BBC Proms asks for Mary Poppins song submissions for virtual choir

12 August 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

BBC Proms have asked the public to record themselves singing 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' from Mary Poppins.

The stunt is to create the first ever Last Night of the Proms virtual choir in celebration of the Disney classic being 50 years old.

To take part, people need to record a video of themselves singing the hit song and send it to the BBC Proms using the details provided on the BBC website by Sunday, August 31.

Videos can be recorded on computers, smartphones or tablets and can be sung individually or in groups. People are also being encouraged to be as creative as possible.

The videos will then be edited together to create a virtual choir and the finished results will be revealed online and in the Parks around the UK during the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, September 13. »

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BBC Proms asks for Mary Poppins song submissions for virtual choir

12 August 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

BBC Proms have asked the public to record themselves singing 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' from Mary Poppins.

The stunt is to create the first ever Last Night of the Proms virtual choir in celebration of the Disney classic being 50 years old.

To take part, people need to record a video of themselves singing the hit song and send it to the BBC Proms using the details provided on the BBC website by Sunday, August 31.

Videos can be recorded on computers, smartphones or tablets and can be sung individually or in groups. People are also being encouraged to be as creative as possible.

The videos will then be edited together to create a virtual choir and the finished results will be revealed online and in the Parks around the UK during the Last Night of the Proms on Saturday, September 13. »

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