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Mary Poppins Returns Set for March Home Video Release

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Mary Poppins Returns set for March home video release After a triumphant box-office run and a handful of Oscar nominations, Mary Poppins Returns will arrive into homes instantly on Digital and Movies Anywhere starting on March 12 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 19. Set in 1930s Depression-era London (the time period of the original novels), Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt as the eponymous nanny, and is drawn from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ ad...
Tags: London, Movies, Meryl Streep, Oscar, Rob Marshall, Angela Lansbury, Ben Whishaw, Blu-ray, Emily Blunt, Dick Van Dyke, Dawes, Mary, Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins, Bert, Peregrine


Study finds actresses’ fortunes in movies improving…ever so slightly

Last year had some good news for female movie actors. Not that good, but better than previous years. “It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World,” a report released Tuesday by San Diego State University’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, found that in the top 100 domestic grossing movies released in 2018, 35 percent of speaking characters were female. That was up one percentage point from the 2017 study, but then the figures get a little more ambivalent. At 36 percent, the amount of wo...
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Bette Midler to Perform on the Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned. Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five […]
Tags: Awards, Oscars, Bette Midler, Emily Blunt, Midler, Mary Poppins, Shaiman, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Mary Poppins Returns


8 Chilling Disney Theories That Will Ruin Your Day

Is Mary Poppins evil? Who really killed Ariel's mom? We may not have the answers but we have some dark theories.
Tags: Science, Ariel, Mary Poppins


Costume Designer Sandy Powell Leads Field of Oscar-Nominated Peers

Sandy Powell has done it again: For the third time in her career, she’s doubled up on nominations in the category of costume design, with her nominations this year for “Mary Poppins Returns” and “The Favourite.” But almost equally extraordinary is the fact that she worked on both films concurrently. “I lived on adrenaline,” says […]
Tags: Awards, Mary Poppins, Ruth Carter, Sandy Powell, Mary Zophres, Mary Poppins Returns, The Favourite, Alexandra Byrne, Oscar Nominated Peers


Disney is One of the Most Successful Companies in the World – So Why Are Its Failures so Troubling?

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises. In this edition: Disney may be massively successful, but its failures speak to a troubling trend.) Last month, Robert Iger, CEO of the Walt Disney Company, spoke   to the financial magazine Barron’s about what 2019 brings for Disney. Among the various topics, including the upcoming str...
Tags: Movies, Time, Disney, Features, Canada, United States, Walt Disney Company, Iger, States, North America, Pixar, Lucasfilm, Ava Duvernay, Directors Guild Of America, Hamilton, Winnie


I'm Franki Chan, Founder of IHEARTCOMIX, and This Is How I Work

If you’re trying to combine creative work with “pay the bills” work, look at IHEARTCOMIX, a creative agency that integrates its client work (recent projects include marketing for Black Panther and Mary Poppins Returns) with in-house projects like the music label IHC 1NFINITY, which sets all its music videos in a…Read more...
Tags: Work, Career, Music, Entertainment, Interview, Lifehacks, Mary Poppins, IHC, Franki Chan Founder of IHEARTCOMIX


Classic + Elegant South Carolina Destination Wedding at Oldfield 1732

Say hello to the cutest Disney proposal ever... this Groom asked his Bride to be his forever in front of Cinderella's Castle, while they were dressed up as, wait for it, Mary Poppins and Bert! I can feel the hearts popping right out of eyes over that one. It's these kinds of love stories that make me love logging onto SMP every single day. The wedding that followed that sweet proposal is a Southern soiree planned by Intrigue Design & Events and snapped up by Simply Sarah, dripping in elegance. I...
Tags: Disney, Wedding, Cinderella, South Carolina, Sarah, The Blog, SMP, Mary Poppins, Bert, Real Weddings, Traditional Elegance, Intrigue Design Events


‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Recruits Its Noicest Guest Star with Lin-Manuel Miranda as Amy’s Brother

Ever since Lin-Manuel Miranda banded together with Mark Hamill, Guillermo del Toro, Sean Astin, and Seth Myers to form the most unlikely super group to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine from cancellation, fans wondered if the Mary Poppins Returns star would make an appearance on the beloved NBC comedy series. After all, Miranda is no stranger to popping up in various TV shows as a celebrity cameo – or, before he became a megastar with Hamilton, in a bit part. And it turns out, all we needed to do was wai...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Nbc, Fox, Guillermo Del Toro, Miranda, Mark Hamill, Hamilton, Seth Myers, Amy, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins


2019 BAFTA Winners: ‘Roma’ Takes the Top Prizes, But ‘The Favourite’ Has a Strong Showing Too

Last night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced their winners. The 2019 BAFTA winners mostly followed suit with the rest of the awards season by giving Roma not only Best Film, but also their award for Film Not in the English Language. Best Director also went to Alfonso Cuarón, who won Best Cinematography too. But the British-made film The Favourite actually came away with more awards. Find out more about the 2019 BAFTA winners below. The Favourite came away with...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Awards, Alfonso Cuarón, BAFTA, Rachel Weisz, Amy Adams, Academy, Roma, Favourite, Melissa Mccarthy, Baftas, Rami Malek, Sam Rockwell, Mary Poppins, British Academy of Film and Television Arts BAFTA


David Bowie: Finding Fame review – a pretty tough watch for fans

Still think of Bowie as the last word in cool? You’ve obviously forgotten his novelty single about gnomes, his dire mime days ... and his cover of Chim Chim Cher-eeThe verdict on David Bowie’s first demo for the BBC with his mid-60s combo The Lower Third was disastrous. “The singer,” went the report, “is a Cockney type but not outstanding enough.” You can almost hear the author wiping his lorgnette disdainfully on his smoking jacket.The band’s underwhelming Kinks and Who knock-offs were woeful e...
Tags: Television, Bbc, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, David Bowie, Bowie, Mary Poppins, Chim Chim Cher


David Bowie: Finding Fame review – a truly tough watch for fans

Still think of Bowie as the last word in cool? You’ve obviously forgotten his novelty single about gnomes, his dire mime days ... and his cover of Chim Chim Cher-eeThe verdict on David Bowie’s first demo for the BBC with his mid-60s combo The Lower Third was disastrous. “The singer,” went the report, “is a Cockney type but not outstanding enough.” You can almost hear the author wiping his lorgnette disdainfully on his smoking jacket.The band’s underwhelming Kinks and Who knock-offs were woeful e...
Tags: Television, Bbc, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, David Bowie, Bowie, Mary Poppins, Chim Chim Cher


Did a College Professor Label the Film ‘Mary Poppins’ Racist?

"Is this real or satire?" was a question posed in response to a wave of cultural controversy in February 2019.
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Disney’s Brittany Grooms Joins Columbia Pictures as Vice President of Casting (EXCLUSIVE)

Brittany Grooms has been named vice president of casting at Columbia Pictures. Grooms joins the team from Walt Disney Pictures, where she spent six years casting live-action features like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.” Prior to joining Disney, Grooms worked in casting for scripted and unscripted television, including reality […]
Tags: News, Disney, Mary Poppins, Columbia Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Brittany Grooms, Columbia Pictures Grooms, Disney Grooms


Practically perfect? No, but see Mary Poppins Returns anyway says BRIAN VINER 

Mary Poppins Returns (U) Rating: More than half a century has passed since the release of Disney’s Mary Poppins, a musical so beloved that even the making of it was the subject of a hit movie, 2013’s Saving Mr Banks. Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake – the very idea of that is something quite atrocious – but a sequel, based like the 1964 classic on the books of PL Travers. Nonetheless, does it rekindle the abundant sparkle and magic of the original? Only in fits and starts. There are no mu...
Tags: UK, London, Religion, Disney, Rob Marshall, Angela Lansbury, Jack, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Dick Van Dyke, Celeb Gossip, Mary, Julie Andrews, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jane, Mary Poppins


Mary Poppins Returns: Emily Mortimer attends with her husband Alessandro Nivola and daughter May 

Mary Poppins Returns: Emily Mortimer dazzles in emerald sequin gown as she takes to the blue carpet with her husband Alessandro Nivola and daughter May By Eve Buckland For Mailonline Published: 14:27 EST, 12 December 2018 | Updated: 16:52 EST, 12 December 2018 She is one of the leading lights in the hotly anticipated Mary Poppins sequel. And Emily Mortimer dazzled as she arrived at the European premiere of Mary Poppins Returns at the Royal Albert Hall in Lon...
Tags: UK, London, Religion, Meryl Streep, Ellen, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters, Alessandro Nivola, Colin Firth, Celeb Gossip, Michael, Samuel, Mary, Emily, Lin Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins


Is 'Mary Poppins' racist and using blackface? Twitter is not having it

A U.S. professor is deeming the classic 1964 film "Mary Poppins" racist, accusing Julie Andrews of "blacking up" her face with soot while dancing with chimney sweeps.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps the Annie Awards, Winning All 7 of Its Nominations

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse had a superb showing at the 46th Annual Annie Awards this weekend, sweeping all seven categories in which it was nominated, including Best Animated Feature. With that win, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has swung to the front of the Oscars Best Animated Feature race, as the Annie Awards winner goes on to win the Academy Award more than 70% of the time. No other film dominated the animation-focused awards ceremony held by the Los Angeles branch of the Inte...
Tags: Movies, Awards, Los Angeles, Animation, Sony, Greenpeace, Annie, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Arcadia, Bryan Cranston, Ralph, Mary Poppins, Michael Giacchino, Disney Pixar, Hilda


‘Poppins’ Composer Marc Shaiman to Receive Icon Honor at Music Supervisor Awards (EXCLUSIVE)

Composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman will be honored with the Icon Award at the 9th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, taking place Feb. 13 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The “Hairspray” and “Smash” tunesmith will be performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” the “Mary Poppins Returns” ballad he co-wrote with […]
Tags: News, Awards, Los Angeles, Guild of Music Supervisors, Mary Poppins, Poppins, Marc Shaiman, A Star is Born, Mary Poppins Returns


Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 Back on Track With All-Star Cast

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 back on track with all-star cast Nearly two months after delaying the film once again, Rocket Science Productions has announced that the long-in-development courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 from writer-director Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game) is officially back on track with an A-list ensemble cast. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds'...
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The Oscars Will Let All Five Best Song Nominees Perform After All

In the face of intense backlash to the decision to spotlight only two of the Best Original Song nominees, the Academy is reversing its original plans for the 2019 Oscars Best Song performances. The Academy is now planning to have all five nominated songs performed on the February 24 telecast. If only they’ll reverse their decision to hand out certain technical awards during commercial breaks… The Academy was the source of much controversy when it announced last week that it planned to spotli...
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The Academy Awards Will Feature All 5 Best Song Nominees

The Academy Awards will feature all 5 Best Song nominees It’s been a strange year for the Academy Awards. Not only is the show is reportedly going on without a host after the Kevin Hart debacle, there’s the issue around the performances for Best Song. At first, the Oscars telecast was only going to feature two performances, “Shallow” from A Star is Born and “All the Stars” from Black Panther — both of which were top 10 hits. The decision was made to help prevent the telecast from running too...
Tags: Movies, Oscars, Kevin Hart, Academy Awards, Academy, Emily Blunt, Jennifer Hudson, Mary Poppins, The Academy, Movie News, Best Song


‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Ruth Carter, ‘Mary Poppins’ Composer Marc Shaiman Among Variety Artisans Awards Recipients

Variety, along with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, announced on Thursday the recipients of the fifth annual Variety Artisans Awards, which celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The tribute evening will take place on Feb. 4 at […]
Tags: News, Awards, Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Mary Poppins, Ruth Carter, Marc Shaiman, Variety Artisans Awards


Dick Van Dyke’s cameo is as sweet as a spoonful of sugar: BRIAN VINER reviews Mary Poppins Returns

Enter fiction’s ultimate super-nanny, Mary Poppins, floating down from the ‘luvverly London sky’, of which more later, clutching her umbrella and carpet bag Mary Poppins Returns (U) Rating: Verdict: Not so supercalifragilistic    Walt Disney’s 1964 film Mary Poppins won no fewer than five Academy Awards, not to mention the hearts of tens of millions who saw it then and in all the decades since. When Julie Andrews stepped up to receive her Best Actress award from Sidney Poitier, the...
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Pete Davidson on Quitting Instagram, Walking Out of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ and Going to Rehab in Sundance

Pete Davidson is familiar with Sundance, but not for the annual film festival. “I love Park City, Utah, because the last time I was here, I was in rehab,” Davidson told Variety about checking into the Cirque Lodge treatment center about four years ago. “It’s nice to be on the other side of it. And, […]
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Why Jay Leno Gets A Screen Credit On “Mary Poppins”

It has to do with a car. – Entertainment Weekly
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‘Mary Poppins,’ and a Nanny’s Shameful Flirting With Blackface

The racial caricatures of the original P.L. Travers novels find disturbing echoes in the new movie and its beloved 1964 forerunner.
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5 Fashion Takeaways From Last Night's SAG Awards Red Carpet

The morning after an award show, even one as relatively intimate and niche as the SAG Awards, is always a little bit grim. The bright lights, flashing cameras, big fancy trophies and gathering of all our favorite A-list celebrities make for a heady cocktail indeed, and once it’s all over and done with, it's hard not to fall into some post-party withdrawal. But just because the night is over doesn't mean the fashion — what we look forward to most — has to end with it.Where the Golden Globes and ...
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Emily Blunt's Hair at the SAG Awards Had the Prettiest Detail You Probably Missed

Emily Blunt blew viewers away on the SAG Awards red carpet with her pretty monochromatic makeup, but in true Mary Poppins fashion, the look was more magical than it seemed. It was when the actress turned around that you could see her ensemble was truly special. The A Quiet Place actress matched her makeup and nails to her pink dress and pulled her hair into a neat chignon. The back of the look revealed a bejeweled hair accessory in an X, squeezing her hair into a rounded hourglass shape. Blunt'...
Tags: Beauty, Emma Stone, Hair, Emily Blunt, SAG Awards, Red Carpet, Mary Poppins, Celebrity Hair, Beauty Trends, Award Season