7 hrs ago
The New Julie Andrews: Recasting Her Iconic Roles
Though IMDb credits her with exactly one role this year - the narrator in a one-off "Great Performances" TV special - 2013 was arguably Julie Andrews' year.
8 hrs ago
Saving Mary Poppins
Growing up in Texas City, Texas, John Lee Hancock was an avid reader: Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner were a few of his favorite scribes.
11 hrs ago
DVD gift guide 2013: Filling out your holiday list with a little help from Ho-Ho-Hollywood
When it comes to holiday gift-giving, could there be a better present than a DVD? There are films for every taste, they can be picked up anywhere, they're often relatively inexpensive -- and, what's more, they're easy to wrap.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
The York Daily Record
'The Sound of Music:' Did you know the von Trapp family lived in Merion?
Ahead of NBC's live television broadcast tonight of "The Sound of Music," Main Line residents might be interested to know that the von Trapp family, portrayed in the Hollywood film and Broadway show, actually has a connection to the Main Line.
Cultural Programing at Westminster Oaks
It was a gala occasion at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14, when a new cultural program at Westminster Oaks was initiated.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
New Rochelle Talk
New Rochelle Public Library Offers Free Vacation Programs For Children
An exciting selection of free programs awaits children in Pre-K through Grade 5 during the December vacation week, at the New Rochelle Public Libraries.
The Jewish Journal
Mary Poppins does not come back
There's the six-month interim deal on Iran's nuclear program that trades some sanctions relief for a freeze on Iran's nuclear program.
December 10, 2013 DVD and Blu-ray: 'Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Edition'
Legend and star of "Mary Poppins" Dick Van Dyke is on the red carpet at the AFI Film Fest 50 years after the initial release of the film and he can still sing and dance.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
The Huffington Post
Saving Mr. Banks ... A Must See
Author of Mary Poppins P.L. Travers, deserves applause and, indeed, she got it at my screening.
Film School Rejects
The Morning Read: Smoking Mary Poppins and the Political Philosophy of 'RoboCop 2'
" How We Made Mary Poppins " - Karen Dotrice recounts the story behind the story - including some shock at Julie Andrews smoking a practically perfect cigarette.
The top 5 scariest children's books
They may have enchanted generations of young readers, but it seems some of our greatest children's classics would be better off ranked in the library's horror section instead.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Remembering Paul Walker, Syd Field, Irene Kane and Other Reel-Important People We Lost in November
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Emma Thompson on her role in Saving Mr Banks
Nanny knows best for Emma Thompson, who endured an unflattering makeover for her new film about the creator of Mary Poppins - and went without sex for months because of it, Siobhan Synnot hears Spinning around in her high-backed chair, Emma Thompson could be a very chic blonde Bond baddie, if acts of villainy included making victims explain ... (more)
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Victoria Coren Mitchell: The original Mary Poppins was as sinister as Julie Andrews was sweet
It is famously said about the film Titanic, that half its American audience had no idea it was based on a real-life event.
A spoonful of grit with the sugar... ; Saving Mr Banks
ALMOST 50 years after Mary Poppins first charmed cinema audiences, Robert Stevenson's magical film continues to cast a spell with its lively characters, heart-warming sentiment and hummable tunes.
With Carrie Underwood about to play Maria, Helena's Rebecca Luker reflects on starring in 'The Sound of Music' on Broadway
With Carrie Underwood about to play Maria, Helena's Rebecca Luker reflects on starring in 'The Sound of Music' on Broadway Nearly four decades after Mary Martin picked up her guitar and introduced Broadway to Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music," a young woman from Helena stepped into those big shoes to star in the first Broadway of the ... (more)
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Julie Madly Deeply review: How can you not smile at joyous Julie?
Christopher Plummer said acting alongside Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music was 'like being hit over the head by a Hallmark greetings card'.
Humour and heart-tugging sentiment in story of Mary Poppins' Disney adaptation
SAVING MR BANKS Comedy/Drama. Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, BJ Novak, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Annie Buckley, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Baker.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Cape Cod Times
'Poppins' film was no jolly holiday
On one side is Emma Thompson playing P.L. Travers, author of the "Mary Poppins" books, who needs money but is reluctant to let the Hollywood monsters meddle with her Mary.