Mary Poppins, the magical whimsical nanny, is back on Cherry Tree Lane after 54 years in the sequel “Mary Poppins Returns,” starring Emily Blunt. The versatile English actress has portrayed an incredible range of characters from a no-nonsense magazine assistant in “The Devil Wears Prada” to a lonely alcoholic in “Girl on the Train.” Her musical talents were on display in the film adaptation of “Into the Woods,” directed by Academy Award-nominated director Rob Marshall.(MORE: The new 'Mary Poppins' trailer is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious) Marshall’s incredibly impressive resume includes “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and the movie musical “Chicago” that won Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002. After Marshall was approached by Disney to do a sequel to Mary Poppins, he says casting the iconic part was actually an easy decision. “I could only … [Read more...] about ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ star Emily Blunt felt ‘a combination of panic and joy’ when cast as the iconic nanny
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Emily Blunt channels the beloved British nanny Mary Poppins in the highly-anticipated movie, "Mary Poppins Returns." Blunt, who's already been nominated for a Golden Globe and two SAG awards, was director Rob Marshall's first and only choice to take on the role. But the actress said she didn't go back and re-watch the original starring Julie Andrews. "Julie Andrews is so beautifully brilliant in that first one and I didn't want to sort of be intimidated by it and by what she did," Blunt said Monday on "Good Morning America." "And so I just decided to read the books --she's quite different in the books so I just took it from there."In one week, see the film that critics are calling “practically perfect”! #MaryPoppinsReturns pic.twitter.com/eMK4y77oFw— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) December 12, 2018 While filming, Blunt got to work with the legendary Dick Van Dyke, who appeared in the 1964 Mary Poppins movie with Andrews. "He's got more energy than … [Read more...] about Emily Blunt on ‘Mary Poppins Returns’: ‘Most people cry when they see this film’
Awards season is officially underway and "Mary Poppins Returns" has lots to be excited about early on with four Golden Globe nominations. Interested in Golden Globes? Add Golden Globes as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Golden Globes news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Golden Globes Add Interest Journalists from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathered in Southern California on Thursday to announce the nominations for the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The magical Disney sequel was nominated in the following categories: Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Best Original Score in a motion picture, Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy and Best Actor in a Film Comedy or Musical. The two top-billed stars of the film Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda both received nominations for best actress and actor respectively. Blunt steps into the magical nanny's shoes and Miranda co-stars as Jack, an optimistic lamplighter who accompanies Mary Poppins and … [Read more...] about ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ Lin Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt score Golden Globes nominations
Parineeti Chopra is on a roll these days. The talented actress is currently getting ready for an upcoming sports biopic based on one of the celebrated tennis player, Saina Nehwal. The actress has been undergoing rigorous training for long now and often post-training pictures on her social media handle. Today, Pari took to her Twitter handle and shared a picture, where she is sitting a neck band-aid. Reason? she got injured while getting trained for the film. She shared how in spite taking so much care, she got injured. She wrote, "Dude. Me and the entire team of Saina have been taking so much care that I shouldn't get an injury, but shit happens! Will rest it as much as I can before I can start playing badminton again. 🙏 #SainaNehwalBiopic." Dude. Me and the entire team of Saina have been taking so much care that I shouldn't get an injury, but shit happen… https://t.co/GiVb7Az8GE— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) 1573822523000 Earlier, the titular role for … [Read more...] about Parineeti Chopra gets injured while training for Saina Nehwal’s biopic, the actress says, “sh*t happens!”
Director Rob Marshall loved the 1964 Mary Poppins and wanted to include hand-drawn animation mixed with live action in "Mary Poppins Returns." Recalling the dazzling Dick Van Dyke dancing penguin scene, Marshall told ABC News, "It's in the DNA of 'Mary Poppins.'" “The one thing I really wanted to do was the 2-D animation,” he added. “I feel it. It's not perfect. You know, there's an artistry to it.“(MORE: 'Mary Poppins Returns' star Emily Blunt felt 'a combination of panic and joy' when cast as the iconic nanny) Most animation done today is computer-generated so Marshall and his team had to find animation artists skilled in the old-school technique. The director enlisted Disney veteran James Baxter to do the character animation for “Mary Poppins Returns.” Baxter’s impressive resume includes “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” "Beauty and the Beast" and “The Lion King.” "I love doing this. This is my thing," Baxter said. … [Read more...] about ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ pays homage to first film with hand-drawn animations, including penguins
Here’s a 36-year-old spoiler. The villain in Friday the 13th is not Jason, presumed dead after drowning aged 10, now back from the ashes and mad as hell. Rather it’s his mother, Pamela, a summer camp cook who grief has turned bloodthirsty. While her son, alongside stablemates Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and Norman Bates, is afforded complicated psychological motivation for his later killing sprees, sensibly dressed Mrs Voorhees is just a woman completely unravelled by the loss of her offspring. This is horror-movie shorthand. It was, after all, shamelessly recycled for Laurie Metcalf’s character in Scream 2. But it is also, it turns out, a template alive and kicking in today’s biggest blockbusters and classiest dramas. There were shades of The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (bereaved babysitter breastfeeds young charge, then tries to top its mother) in last month’s London-set Polanski-esque thriller The Ones Below. That film involves a woman who miscarries … [Read more...] about The hand that robs the cradle: why does cinema still demonise grieving mothers?