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New trailer for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ promises a jolly sequel while ‘Aladdin’ teases without a Genie

New trailer for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ promises a jolly sequel while ‘Aladdin’ teases without a Genie
New views of two of the Magic Kingdom’s highly anticipated film remakes just blew into town. Not only did the full-length “Mary Poppins Returns” trailer starring Emily Blunt as the practically perfect nanny just drop months before its arrival on Dec. 19, but Disney also unleashed an early taste for its upcoming live-action “Aladdin.”

As Ms. Poppins would say, everything seems spit spot with this spoonful of eye candy directed by Rob Marshall of “Into the Woods” and “Chicago” fame, from the tux-wearing penguin waiter to the carousel horses that come to life. But all is not well 20 years hence from when Mary last paid a visit to the Banks children. The Depression has settled in and the now-adult Michael (Ben Whishaw), apparently a widower with three small children, and Jane (Emily Mortimer) fear they might lose their home on Cherry Tree Lane. The fortuitous arrival of their childhood caretaker
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Golden Globes 2019 poll: Vote now which actress deserves the next Cecil B. DeMille Award?

For the 76th Golden Globes ceremony in January, which actress should be chosen for the 2019 Cecil B. DeMille life achievement award? The Hollywood Foreign Press Association generally announces this honorary recipient in early November, so the next person should be revealed soon. Vote in our poll below featuring 12 ladies all over 50 who deserve recognition.

SEEDenzel Washington selected for American Film Institute life achievement award

The most recent choices have been megastars Oprah Winfrey (2018) and Meryl Streep (2017), both of whom gave memorable speeches. Before them, the three choices were Woody Allen (2014), George Clooney (2015), and Denzel Washington (2016). Other than Winfrey and Streep, the only other women chosen this century have been Jodie Foster (2013) and Barbra Streisand (2000). And previous to that, only 11 actresses had been feted since the first award was given out to its namesake in 1952. See our photo gallery below of the complete history of the DeMille Award.

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Win The Rockford Files Season 1, Murder, she wrote and Memoirs of an Invisible Man on Blu-ray

To mark the release of The Rockford Files, Memoirs of An Invisible Man and Murder, She Wrote, all out now, we’ve been given 3 bundles of the films to give away on Blu-ray.

The Rockford Files Season 1

James Garner stars as Jim Rockford, a private investigator who lives and works out of a house trailer at the beach in Malibu, Los Angeles. Charging $200 per day plus expenses, he s not the cheapest detective available, but he s the best. Jim relies on his brain not brawn to solve a case, and frequently his charm. An ex-convict, once imprisoned for a crime he didn t commit, Jim has a penchant for taking cases that are closed by the Lapd those the police were sure had been resolved. Contains all 22 episodes from the classic TV series now fully restored and in high definition. Starring James Garner and Noah Berry and produced by TV legend Stephen J. Cannell.
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Armie Hammer joins Gal Gadot on the cast of Death on the Nile

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Call Me By Your Name’s Armie Hammer has joined the cast of Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation of Death on the Nile.

Hammer is expected to play the lead male role in the whodunit. He joins Gal Gadot who was recently announced to be playing the role of the rich heiress who steals her best friend’s man, Linnet Ridgeway Doyle. Doyle is also the main victim in the story. Branagh return’s to the role of detective Hercule Poirot. As casting commences we can expect yet another star-studded line-up to equal that of Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express.

The Death on the Nile story focuses on the honeymoon on a cruise down the Nile. Things become a bit complicated by the fact many of those onboard have a motive to kill her. Things get even more complicated when some of the suspects themselves start to be knocked off.
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Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer Join Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Death on the Nile’

Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer have joined the cast of 20th Century Fox's Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh's sequel to last year's hit whodunit Murder on the Orient Express, Collider has confirmed. Branagh has been busy assembling a new A-list ensemble for his adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, which like Orient Express, was previously adapted for the big screen in the '70s with Peter Ustinov starring alongside Mia Farrow, Bette Davis, George Kennedy, Angela Lansbury, Maggie Smith and Jack Warden, among others. Branagh will return as Hercule Poirot, who is called to investigate a …
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Armie Hammer Joins Gal Gadot in ‘Death on the Nile’ Remake

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Armie Hammer Joins Gal Gadot in ‘Death on the Nile’ Remake
Armie Hammer has joined Gal Gadot in Fox’s “Death on the Nile,” a follow-up to last year’s “Murder on the Orient Express.”

The studio has hired “Orient Express” director Kenneth Branagh and screenwriter Michael Green to return for “Death on the Nile.” Branagh will reprise his role of the mustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

Production on “Death on the Nile” is expected to begin in mid-2019, so it’s doubtful that the movie will arrive in theaters on its current release date of Dec. 20, 2019. It’s not yet clear which roles Hammer and Gadot will play.

Fox’s “Murder on the Orient Express” grossed more than $350 million worldwide, 43 years after the first “Orient Express.” Agatha Christie first published “Death on the Nile” in 1937, three years after her “Murder on the Orient Express” was published.

Death on the Nile” places Poirot on a vacation in Egypt in the 1930s,
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The Marx Brothers movies: All 13 films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Duck Soup,’ ‘Animal Crackers’

The Marx Brothers movies: All 13 films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Duck Soup,’ ‘Animal Crackers’
The Marx Brothers – mustachioed, stogie-smoking ring-leader Groucho, chatty, Italian-accented con man Chico, silent skirt-chaser Harpo and, early on, relatively “normal” matinee idol Zeppo – first got their start as a vaudeville comedy act at the turn of the 20th century. They would go on to conquer the Broadway stage before landing in films when “talkies” took off.

Zeppo would drop out of the act after five films, becoming an engineer and a talent agent. But his older siblings would continue their frenzied verbal and visual hilarity on the big screen until 1949, when the medium of television beckoned and competed for eyeballs. Groucho would host a TV version of his radio game show, “You Bet Your Life,” for 11 seasons on NBC and appeared on Dick Cavett’s TV talk show in the late ‘60s. That is when their Marx Brothers’ anarchistic approach to humor and word-play takedowns of hypocrites and stuffy high-society
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Gal Gadot cast in Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile

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Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is set to star in Kenneth Branagh’s follow-up to Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile.

Gadot will play the role of the rich heiress who steals her best friend’s man, Linnet Ridgeway Doyle. Doyle is also the main victim in the story. Branagh return’s to the role of detective Hercule Poirot. So far, Gadot is the only announced member of the film’s cast alongside Branagh.

The story focuses on the honeymoon on a cruise down the Nile. Things become a bit complicated by the fact many of those onboard have a motive to kill her. Things get even more complicated when some of the suspects themselves start to be knocked off.

Also in the news – Taron Egerton is the spitting image of Elton John in first look image from Rocketman

The Agatha Christie novel was first adapted for
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Gal Gadot Joins Kenneth Branagh in Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile

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Gal Gadot Joins Kenneth Branagh in Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile
Last year, Kenneth Branagh directed a feature film adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie mystery novel, Murder on the Orient Express. Branagh himself took on the lead role of Hercule Poirot, a detective investigating a murder which occurs on a moving European train. Supporting Branagh in the cast were some key players in Hollywood, including Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, and Johnny Depp. The film wound up earning $351 million against a $55 million budget, and Branagh quickly took an interest in replicating that success with a sequel.

With Kenneth Branagh returning to direct, 20th Century Fox has been moving forward with the official follow-up film, Death on the Nile. Also based on an Agatha Christie novel, the screenplay is written by Michael Green, who also penned Murder on the Orient Express. The plot will follow Poirot on a new mystery-solving adventure, this time on a luxurious cruise ship set on the Nile River.
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Gal Gadot To Star In ‘Death On The Nile’ Redo At Fox

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Gal Gadot To Star In ‘Death On The Nile’ Redo At Fox
Exclusive: Gal Gadot has been set to star in Death On the Nile, the latest Agatha Christie adaptation set up at 20th Century Fox with Kenneth Branagh directing. The project came together last year as the studio was finding success with its Christie ensemble Murder on the Orient Express. The pic ended up grossing $352.8 million worldwide with Branagh at the helm and also playing master detective Hercule Poirot.

Fox has already set a December 20, 2019 release date for Death on the Nile, which Christie published in 1937. It centers on Poirot investigating a murder during a luxurious cruise on the Nile River that he just happens to be on. But just as he identifies a motley collection of would-be murderers, several of the suspects also meet their demise, which only deepens the mystery. Michael Green, who also adapted Orient Express, is the screenwriter.

Judy Hofflund, Simon Kinberg and Ridley Scott are producing.
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Revisiting Hours: ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ and Our Era of Perpetual War

Every Friday, we’re recommending an older movie that’s available to stream or download and worth seeing again through the lens of our current moment. We’re calling the series “Revisiting Hours” — consider this Rolling Stone’s unofficial film club. This week: Scott Tobias on Jonathan Demme’s 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate.

It never sounded like a good idea to remake The Manchurian Candidate. Majors studios are always looking to plunder the vaults, eager to turn yesterday’s properties into tomorrow’s surefire hits, but John Frankenheimer’s
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Why 'Little Women' Is Experiencing an Onscreen Renaissance

Before 2018, Little Women wasn't exactly suffering for onscreen adaptations. There was the silent 1918 Paramount film, George Cukor's 1933 version, the 1949 Technicolor adaptation and 1994's star-studded iteration, not to mention at least 12 versions made for television.

So why, this year, is Louisa May Alcott's 1868 family story experiencing an onscreen renaissance? Consider the adaptations that have just been released, or are about to be: In May, PBS aired the BBC's fourth adaptation of the book, a three-part miniseries starring Angela Lansbury, Emily Watson and Maya Hawke. On Sept. 28, writer-director Clare Niederpruem's version, which sets the classic ...
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Beauty vs Beast: Sugar & Spice & Everything March

Hello and happy Monday everyone, Jason from Mnpp here with another edition of our "Beauty vs Beast" series - Louisa May Alcott's book Little Women just turned 150 this year and it's hotter than it's ever been. There was a BBC version with Maya Hawke and Emily Watson and Angela Lansbury that aired here in the Us in the spring. Then this very weekend there's a modernized retelling hitting theaters. And then of course the one sucking all the air out of the room - Greta Gerwig's all-star edition set for next year, whose cast is so stacked we'd be here all day if I try listing off everybody - just look at the IMDb page.

Anyway a lot of us (even if we're excited to see all of those actors in one place and under her direction) aren't entirely sure why Greta's making this new version - not
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Pharrell Williams Joins Illumination’s Animated Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Grinch’ As Narrator

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Pharrell Williams Joins Illumination’s Animated Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Grinch’ As Narrator
Exclusive: Pharrell Williams, whose Oscar-nominated song “Happy” helped turn Despicable Me 2 into a monster hit in 2013, has rejoined with Illumination and Universal Pictures. Williams has come aboard to be the narrator of the animated The Grinch. Grammy nominee Tyler, the Creator has written an original song — “I Am The Grinch” — and will perform it for the film. Oscar-nominated composer Danny Elfman has written the film’s score, and Tyler, the Creator and Elfman collaborated on a re-imagined version of the classic Grinch theme “You’re A Mean One.”

The Grammy-winning Williams previously composed the score and original songs for all three films in the Despicable Me series and has been important in Illumination racking up three of the eight top-grossing animated films of all time, with Illumination’s films grossing more than $5.8 billion worldwide in the company’s 11-year run.

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the title role of The Grinch,
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New poster for Mary Poppins Returns

Following yesterday’s trailer [watch it here], a new poster has arrived online for Walt Disney Picture’s upcoming fantasy adventure Mary Poppins Returns; check it out here…

Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in Pl Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane (Emily Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Julie Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin,
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Mary Poppins Returns Trailer Screams Rob Marshall Magic

Adding to the Mary Poppins world wasn’t an idea that initially had everyone cheering, but as Rob Marshall‘s follow-up to the Into the Woods there was some hope that this wasn’t just a Disney money grab. The teaser trailer set a magical stage, and Emily Blunt looked the part, but there wasn’t a lot to warrant serious excitement. We finally have a bit more to go on with the release of the latest trailer, and considering that it hits just before Christmas, it’s about time. Of course, it hits just before Christmas and it’s a Disney movie, so convincing people to go may be a marketing budget that is ultimately unnecessary. The main thing to note from the trailer is the reveal that Mary Poppins Returns is going to be something of a mirror effort. There’s a new, but similar “need” for Poppins to arrive,
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‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Emily Blunt Brings Magic, Music in New Trailer

‘Mary Poppins Returns’: Emily Blunt Brings Magic, Music in New Trailer
Emily Blunt brings magic and healing in the new trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, the long-awaited sequel to the acclaimed 1964 musical. The clip – set in 1930s London, England, 25 years after Mary Poppins – finds the titular nanny returning to comfort grown-up siblings Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) after a family tragedy.

“Mary Poppins, you came back!” Michael exclaims as the protagonist struts through his front door. “You seem hardly to have aged at all.” The nanny fires back, “Really? One never discusses a woman’s age.” She then meets Michael’s children,
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The First Full Trailer For 'Mary Poppins Returns' Is Everything We'd Hoped For — Watch!

In July 2017, fans were given a first (moving) glimpse at Emily Blunt in the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns, and the short clip was totally amazing. Now, a year later, Disney has finally released the first full trailer for the film and it shows just how magical the upcoming movie will be. In the video, Mary can be seen emerging from the London clouds to again visit the grown-up Banks children, Michael (played by Ben Whishaw) and Jane (played by Emily Mortimer), who now have families of their own. Michael and his three young children seem to be in particular need of Mary's magic after experincing a very sad loss. Watch the trailer below! Co-starring with Emily in Mary Poppins Returns is Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda, who plays a Burt-like singing lamplighter named Jack, and her Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep, playing Mary's eccentric cousin Topsy. In a
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Emily Blunt Takes on the Role of a Lifetime in Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Stepping into the sensible shoes of one of cinema’s most iconic roles, previously played by an Oscar-winning legend, is far from an easy task. But judging by Disney’s newly released trailer for “Mary Poppins Returns,” Emily Blunt has risen to the challenge with an infectious charm that is both entirely hers and a tribute to Julie Andrews, the original flying nanny. The whimsical and wondrous sequel, to be unveiled in theaters Dec. 19 with new, original music, is bolstered by a supporting cast as dazzling as its partially animated special effects: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, and of course, Dick Van Dyke. Check out the official trailer for “Mary Poppins Returns” below, and be prepared for more than a spoonful of nostalgia. Check out Backstage’s film audition listings!
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The Magic Is Back In New Trailer For ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Walt Disney Pictures has just debuted a brand new trailer for their upcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns. The film lands in UK cinemas later this year.

Mary Poppins Returns stars: Emily Blunt as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure; Lin-Manuel Miranda as her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London; Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; and Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. The film also introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the Pl Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr.
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