Mary Poppins Returns Captures The Spirit

Featuring all new music and a completely different cast, Mary Poppins Returns is able to beautifully capture the essence of the 1964 film. Taking place some 24 years following Mary Poppins, a lot has changed.  Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) lives with his three children at 17 Cherry Tree Lane.  The widowed Michael has three young children: Anabel (Pixie Davies), John (Nathanael Saleh), and Georgie Banks (Joel Dawson).  Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) has her own flat…

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The Mercy aided by Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz

If not for captivating performances from Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, The Mercy would be a largely forgettable biopic. Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth) had a lofty goal.  In a perfect world, the amateur sailor would have completed the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.  The goal of the race is to sail around the world without stopping.  There’s a danger that comes with these sort of competitions that need to be stressed.  They almost always result…

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The Happy Prince: The Life of Oscar Wilde

The Happy Prince offers some interesting insight into the life of Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde towards the later days of life. Oscar Wilde was an interesting character.  He was also a victim of an unjust law in the United Kingdom.  Wilde would formally be pardoned for his actions by England in 2017 but that didn’t change the past.  Could his life have ended differently if the LGBTQ community were accepted for who they…

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TIFF 2018: Kursk

Kursk tells a worthy story but one wonders what the film would look like if left to examine everything from the submarine to the government. It’s been just over 18 years in which the submarine fell to the bottom of the Barents Sea.  This was a submarine that was over 200 yards long.  The submarine in the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet is said to be unsinkable.  Unlike the Titanic, most of the men serving on board…

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again Is A Fun Time

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! takes us back to the Greek island of Kalokairi for a fun musical journey through time between past and present. If there is one thing that Ol Parker learned from the first film, it’s a little bit of Pierce Brosnan singing goes a long way.  Brosnan was heavily criticized for his singing in the first film and rightfully so.  This time around, something is different.  Brosnan’s singing is more or…

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New trailer released for Kingsman: The Golden Circle

20th Century Fox has released a new trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle.  The film will open in theaters on September 22, 2017. Matthew Vaughn directs from a script co-written by him and Jane Goldman based on the comic book by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons.  The cast features Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, with Sir Elton John, Channing Tatum, and Jeff Bridges. Synopsis: Kingsman: The Secret Service introduced the…

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