by Becky Chambers | 4:30 pm, April 20th, 2014
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:00 pm, January 20th, 2014
by Susana Polo | 11:44 am, January 13th, 2014
The Golden Globes, that other movie awards ceremony, happened last night, and between hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and other lovely ladies and gents in attendance, there were quite a few clips you’re probably interested in seeing again. And if you didn’t see them the first time, then you should come on in and watch Tony Stark give Lois Lane a Golden Globe, find out who got an award straight from the Khaleesi, and who showed up for a tiny Pirates of the Caribbean reunion.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:10 pm, January 8th, 2014
“Some of his associates reported that Walt Disney didn’t really like women,” she began. “There is a piece of received wisdom that says that the most creative people are often odd or irritating, eccentric, damaged, difficult; that along with enormous creativity comes certain deficits in humanity or decency. We are familiar with this trope in our business: Mozart, Van Gogh… Tarantino, Eminem. Ezra Pound said, ‘I have not anyone worth a damn who was not irascible.’ Well I have: Emma Thompson. Not only is she not irascible, she’s practically a saint…Streep then couldn’t resist returning to Disney the man: “Disney, who brought joy arguably to billions of people was, perhaps, or had some racist proclivities. He formed and supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group and he was certainly, on the evidence of his company’s policies, a gender bigot,” she said, before reading an actual 1938 letter from Disney rejecting a female applicant to the animation trainee program. “When I saw the film, I could just imagine Walt Disney’s chagrin at having to cultivate P.L. Travers’ favor for the 20 years that it took to secure the rights to her work. It must have killed him to encounter in a woman an equally disdainful and superior creature, a person dismissive of his own considerable gifts and prodigious output and imagination.” – Entertainment Weekly reporting on Meryl Streep’s speech on Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review dinner.
Variety cited a line from that letter…READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 9:33 am, July 12th, 2013
Just the other day we saw our first official image of Tom Hanks and the always wonderful Emma Thompson from Saving Mr. Banks. The film will tell the story of P.L. Travers (Thompson), creator of Mary Poppins, and Walt Disney’s long road to capturing her works. I have to admit, the trailer tugged at my heartstrings a bit.
by Susana Polo | 5:01 pm, July 10th, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:19 pm, May 3rd, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:15 pm, February 8th, 2013
Blast it, Annie remake. I didn’t want anything to do with you, and then you have to go and possibly be casting Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhané Wallis as your lead. Stop it. I don’t want to look forward to you.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, January 30th, 2013
by Zoe Chevat | 11:45 am, September 20th, 2012
Ms. Poppins and her umbrella are getting some serious mileage, of late. Hot on the chimney-top stomping heels of a hit Broadway translation, the Walt Disney Co is putting semi-biopic Saving Mr. Banks onto the slate for next year. Yesterday marked the start of production on the 60s period piece, which will chronicle Walt Disney‘s 20-year odyssey to obtain the screen rights to P.L. Travers‘ books and character, focusing on the tension between the author and the company’s founder during the making of the classic film. In the author’s corner is the immeasurable Emma Thompson, and in Disney’s, none other than Tom Hanks. Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, and Jason Schwartzman round out the cast, though IMDB has no listing yet for who’s on deck to play Julie Andrews.READ MORE