When Katherine Newberry – late night TV legend – is told this is her last season, because she’s ‘too old and too white,’ she goes all affirmative action and, lo and behold, Molly shows up in her previously all-male writers room. But is Molly a case of too little, too late? Molly certainly doesn’t think […]
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A high court judge, whose husband is about to embark upon an affair, is called upon to rule in the case of a seventeen-year-old boy with leukemia who refuses a blood transfusion as a member of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Children Act premieres on September 14th.
Disney’s live-action/CG Beauty and the Beast in 3D will open on May 17th 2017. The film begins production in May. For more, follow the jump.
The story of how Walt Disney persuaded P.L. Travers to sell him the movie rights to Mary Poppins is the subject of Saving Mr. Banks. It’s a tale of saving in many respects – it saved Mrs. Travers from bankruptcy; saved Mr. Disney from breaking a promise to his daughters, and its Christmas season release […]
Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. The teaser poster features the two familiar stars and two equally familiar silhouettes. Saving Mr. Banks premieres on December 13, 2013. The […]
Mary Poppins is one of the most beloved films ever made – but it was far from the easiest that Walt Disney ever produced. The story of how Disney came to be able to make the movie is a wonderful story in its own right and the first trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, the movie […]
With its first ‘princess’ movie, Brave, Pixar recovers from the creative (though not financial) disaster that was Cars 2. The story of Merida, the tomboy teen at the heart of Brave, takes familiar princess tropes and spins them enough to feel fresh and fun. And, as always, the animation is stunning. Unfortunately, Pixar has stiffed […]
Princess Merida defies custom and her mother’s wishes to be married. But her recklessness unleashes a horrible curse on her family. With the future of her kingdom is jeopardy, only she can break the curse. Starring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson. Written and Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, and […]
For the first time in its twenty-five year history, Pixar is producing a film with a strong female lead – Brave, due for release on June 22, 2012. The film, which has an all-star cast, follows the story of Scottish Princess Merida [voiced by Kelly Macdonald], whose decision to forsake her royal heritage to become […]
When Disney/Pixar sends you concept art from an upcoming film, you pretty much have to take a good look at it. When it comes from a story that takes place in a Celtic region – like the Scottish Highlands, here – and it looks as cool as this, well, you’ve just got to share. Check […]