‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Teaser Trailer Debuts With “Wonderful” Entrance

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Mary Poppins was released in 1964, so the wait for a sequel has been a long time coming. The teaser trailer to Mary Poppins Returns, featuring Emily Blunt as the titular character, has debuted and while Poppins doesn’t make an appearance towards the end of the 95 second clip, it is still a must see video.

For one, we get to see Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda navigate a kite and Mr. Banks (Ben Whishaw) softly exclaim “Mary Poppins, it is wonderful to see you.” Blunt immediately replies to the couple (Emily Mortimer plays Mrs. Banks) “Yes it is, isn’t it?” while looking at herself in the mirror.

It will be hard to match Julie Andrews’ iconic performance as Mary Poppins, but Blunt is more than capable of putting her own spin to the character. Co-starring Dick Van Dyke and Meryl Streep, Mary Poppins Returns is set for a Christmas release. Check out the teaser trailer and tell us what you think!




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Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks “Eat Breakfast” With HBO Documentary

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Hitting your autumnal years shouldn’t be a gradual descent into the inevitable, as living a life of purpose and excitement is possible even in the final chapter of your life.

Directors Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks are just a few of the inspiring people spotlighted in the upcoming HBO documentary If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast. Directed by Danny Gold, the project centers on individuals who continue to life of vitality past their 90th birthday.

Betty White, comic book icon Stan Lee, Dick Van Dyke, Kirk Douglas, TV producer Norman Lear and 101-year-old female runner Ida Keeling are just a few of the individuals who are featured in the project. Jerry Seinfeld, though he’s just 63, also reveals plans on what he’ll do for his 100th birthday (spoiler alert: he plans to perform at Caesar’s Palace)!

If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast premieres on HBO June 5th. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!

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New To Blu: A Classic Comic Strip Comes To Life With ‘Dick Tracy’

dick-tracy-blu-rayAvailable today on Blu-ray, DICK TRACY is the ultra-colorful 1990 live-action, big-screen adaptation of CHESTER GOULD’S classic comic strip of the same name. Focused on a highly intelligent, hard-hitting police detective and his exploits with some imaginative crooks (as well as a couple of on-again/off-again affairs of the heart), the film wasn’t originally met with the kind of appreciation that it’s managed to acquire with age. Starring (as well as produced and directed by) WARREN BEATTY, the cast also includes such heavy-weights as MADONNA, AL PACINO, DUSTIN HOFFMAN, CHARLES DURNING, DICK VAN DYKE, GLENNE HEADLY and PAUL SORVINO.
We spoke with WARREN BEATTY at the opulent international junket held at Walt Disney World for the original theatrical release of the film and he offered up his theory on the ongoing popularity of the character of DICK TRACY. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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DICK TRACY is available today on Blu-ray and DVD

DOLPHINS SAVED DICK VAN DYKE’S LIFE

Dick Van Dyke courtesy Alan Light (CC 2.0)

Dick Van Dyke courtesy Alan Light (CC 2.0)

Is this the humane porpoise who saved a lowly human from certain death?

Is this the humane porpoise who saved a lowly human from certain death?

Dick Van Dyke has pretty much done everything, including (if his 84-year old mind is accurate) having his life saved by a pod of porpoise.

Seems that Mr. Van Dyke fell asleep on a surf board and retold the next moments of his adventure on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. “And I woke up out of sight of land, and I looked around and I started paddling with the swells and I start seeing fins swimming around me, and I thought, ‘I’m dead.’  They turned out to be porpoises.  They pushed me all the way to shore. I’m not kidding.”

It’s clear the dolphins saved Van Dyke for some great thing left undone, but what?

ON THIS DAY IN MOVIES: MARY POPPINS

marypoppinsOn this day in 1964, WALT DISNEY PICTURES released MARY POPPINS. Directed by ROBERT STEVENSON from the book by P.L. TRAVERS and with music by the SHERMAN BROTHERS, this musical combination of animation and live-action almost instantly became the most popular family film of all time. JULIE ANDREWS, DICK VAN DYKE, DAVID TOMLINSON, GLYNIS JOHNS and ED WYNN headlined the adult portion of the cast with KAREN DOTRICE and MATTHEW GARBER as the luckiest kids on Earth.