Emily Blunt: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Properly Honors The Original

Mary Poppins ReturnsIt takes a lot to rain on a Mary Poppins fan’s parade. (After all, they have umbrellas!) But for many, dark clouds gathered on the horizon when Walt Disney Pictures announced they would be making Mary Poppins Returns. We admit it — we were skeptical ourselves. After all, the role of Mary Poppins is so closely associated with Dame Julie Andrews, who won an Oscar for her performance, that it seems sacrilegious to let another actress play the character. We give Emily Blunt credit for her courage, knowing she’s following in the hallowed footsteps of a true legend, and she believes people will be quite pleased with the film and the way it pays homage to the original.

Mary Poppins Returns will open in theaters on Christmas 2018.

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Remembering ‘Tron’: Accessing Bruce Boxleitner’s RAM

When it was released in 1982, Disney’s cyber-fi movie Tron was definitely ahead of its time. Predating the Internet by several years, the movie grossed only $33 million. But as technology advanced and high-definition gaming became commonplace in American culture, the movie’s cult following kept expanding — to the point where it inspired a sequel, Tron: Legacy. Passing the original movie’s box office numbers in just three days, Tron: Legacy went on to gross $172 million, enough to spur plenty of talk about a potential third Tron film. Bruce Boxleitner, who starred in the original Tron 35 years ago, says it’s still one of his most enjoyable experiences — not only was it a jump from TV to movies for him, but he loved getting to work with Jeff Bridges. (Oh, and it was a pretty cool consolation prize after losing out on the role of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.)

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‘Pirates’ Producer Pleasantly Surprised To Tell So Many Tales

The $285.4 million global opening of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales pushed the franchise’s total take above the $4 billion mark worldwide. That’s a pretty good total for a series based on a theme park attraction, one that should silence the doubters who thought a Disneyland ride would make for flimsy source material. But the results have even been surprising to Jerry Bruckheimer. One of the most prolific producers in Hollywood history, even he wasn’t sure about the sustainability of a Pirates franchise.

Given the early success of Dead Men Tell No Tales, we’d be surprised if Bruckheimer’s phone hasn’t already been ringing.

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Johnny Depp Says ‘Dead Men’ Brings New Life To ‘Pirates’

In Hollywood, sequels walk a very fine line. On one hand, you want to give audiences the elements that made the original popular in the first place. On the other hand, you don’t want to bore them with something that’s too similar to its predecessor. Things get especially tricky once you get into multiple sequels. But Johnny Depp thinks the writers and producers of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have done an outstanding job of keeping things fresh, and that the sixth movie in the series, Dead Men Tell No Tales, packs the same punch as the first. (Click on the media bar below to hear Johnny Depp)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in theaters this Friday.

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It’s Still A Pirate’s Life For Orlando Bloom

After being absent from the last few Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Orlando Bloom is back as Will Turner in the newest installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales. The movies have always played well to a younger audience, and with the franchise now 14 years old, fans often tell Bloom they’ve grown up with the films. All of that comes as a bit of a surprise to Bloom, who admits he’s not exactly sure why the movies have made as big an impact as they have with kids. (Click on the media bar below to hear Orlando Bloom)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens in theaters on May 26

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