Finally arriving in select theaters today, the long awaited SAVING MR. BANKS is a truly engaging behind-the-scenes show biz story detailing how WALT DISNEY acquired the film rights to P.L. TRAVERS’ beloved children’s story MARY POPPINS. TOM HANKS and EMMA THOMPSON do an excellent job of capturing the essence of DISNEY and TRAVERS as they play tug-of-war over how the illustrious nanny should be taken to the screen.
During a recent press conference at the world famous Beverly Hills Hotel (a prominently featured location in the film), HANKS talked about taking on the role of the legendary entertainer
SAVING MR. BANKS opens in limited release today and goes wide 12/20
Airing tonight on ABC, the underrated and often misunderstood sitcom THE NEIGHBORS presents an episode that proves there’s not a lot of difference between intergalactic and earthbound parenting when it comes to the Christmas holiday season.
Originally thought by critics to be too ‘high-concept’ to be accepted by TV audiences, THE NEIGHBORS has proven naysayers wrong by becoming one of the most popular sitcoms on the air. We sat down with series creator DAN FOGELMAN who talked to us about the genesis of the show and his philosophy of how to bring high-concept, throwback humor to a contemporary audience.
THE NEIGHBORS airs tonight on ABC
Just released from Sony Pictures, the newest trailer for the much anticipated sequel THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN 2 gives every indication that fans are in for some thrills. Directed by MARC WEBB from a screenplay by ALEX KURTZMAN, ROBERTO ORCI and JEFF PINKNER, the returning cast includes ANDREW GARFIELD and EMMA STONE with newcomers JAMIE FOXX, DANE DeHAAN and FELICITY JONES joining in the action.
At a recent promotional press conference, GARFIELD talked about how much he enjoys playing the roles of both superhero Spider Man as well as his secret identity of Peter Parker. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR TO HEAR ANDREW GARFIELD)
Word hit today that inspirational freedom fighter NELSON MANDELA has died at the age of 95. An iconic figure in the South African anti-apartheid movement, he served 27 years in prison for his human rights efforts before being released and elected to President.
A revered statesman and symbol of hope to millions of people, MANDELA has been the subject of several films. The latest of these, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, is currently in release and is based on his autobiography of the same name. Produced by ANANT SINGH and staring IDRIS ELBA, the film is a testament to the strength and life of a beloved international hero.
At the recent press conference to promote the film, SINGH talked about campaigning for the film rights and meeting the great man himself. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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The latest animated Disney film to hit theaters is FROZEN, a musical retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale THE ICE QUEEN. Featuring not one but two princesses, the voice cast includes IDINA MENZEL and KRISTEN BELL as royal sisters with very distinct personalities.
Known for her work on the small screen (VERONICA MARS, HOUSE OF LIES, GOSSIP GIRL) and the musical stage (SNOW, REEFER MADNESS), KRISTEN BELL has proven herself as a gifted comic (as well as dramatic) actress. That said, during our recent interview, BELL admitted that her role as Anna in FROZEN brought out some of her more hidden characteristics. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR TO HEAR KRISTEN BELL)
FROZEN is in theaters now