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Mary Poppins Returns

IN A PLACE WE HOLD DEAR, WHERE WONDER ONCE LIVED… BUT SOON FROM ABOVE, A NEW STORY BEGINS. 20 years after the events of the first film, a now grown up Michael (Ben Whishaw) and his three children risk losing their home; then, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) returns. 54 years after Mary Poppins came this … Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins: Sorting Out the Bankses

IT’S SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! The story of how Walt Disney convinced the British-Australian author P.L. Travers to let him turn her books about Mary Poppins into a live-action film was amusingly told in Saving Mr. Banks (2013). Why it took him decades to convince her is no mystery – when he first talked to her about it … Continue reading Mary Poppins: Sorting Out the Bankses

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

ONE FINAL NIGHT TO SAVE THE DAY. When Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) learns that the magical tablet that makes everything in the Museum of Natural History come alive at night is corroding, the race is on to save it. The third film in the franchise is very similar to its predecessors, but still has greater … Continue reading Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the Museum

EVERYTHING COMES TO LIFE. Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) takes a job as a night watchman at the American Museum of Natural History, only to learn that every model in it comes alive at night. You know it’s a family film when Robin Williams is in it and never cracks any funny jokes; his performance as Teddy Roosevelt won’t … Continue reading Night at the Museum