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Review: Saving Mr. Banks (A Mouse House Full of Daddy Issues)

6:36 PM 12/30/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
Saving Mr. Banks is a surprisingly apologetic celebration of Papa Walt and the herculean effort required to bring Mary Poppins to screen. The drama escapes whatever litigious truthiness is basic to the situation (Walt pestered the rights owner to submission) and somehow writers Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith wrestle this into a story about recovering from damaging parents.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Anchorman 2’ Comes in Second

6:00 PM 12/22/2013 by Logan Falk
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Despite a horde of new releases vying to dethrone The Hobbit, everyone’s favorite burglar and band of dwarves remained strong, and retained the treasured spot atop the box office charts.

New in Theaters: 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,' 'Walking with Dinosaurs,' 'American Hustle,' 'Saving Mr. Banks'

12:35 AM 12/21/2013 by Logan Falk
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
We’ve quite the large batch of new releases heading our way this weekend; while a group of four new releases can be rare, rarer still is that three out of the four were met with decent critical reception, with the lowest rating received (of the well-received films) being 75%.

Colin Farrell Talks SAVING MR. BANKS, How Passionate He Was about Signing On, What He Collects, WINTER'S TALE, MISS JULIE, SOLACE, and More – Now playing in limited release and expanding nationwide this weekend is Saving Mr. Banks, the new film from The Blind Side director John Lee Hancock. Based on a true story, the pic focuses on Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) novel Mary Poppins and the rocky relationship that formed between the two when she finally came to Hollywood.

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Specialty Box Office: 'American' Hustles Its Way To 2013 Limited Debut Record As Holdover Oscar Hopefuls Duke It Out – No new indie releases reported estimates today, but two studio offerings taking the limited release route did and one of them sure had reason to celebrate: David O. Russell's "American Hustle" grossed $690,000 from just 6 theaters, averaging $115,000. That made for the best per-theater-average of 2013 (topping "Blue Jasmine" and last weekend's "Inside Llewyn Davis," the only other 2013 platform releases to average over $100,000), and the best of Russell's career. 8 years 22 weeks ago via brucelee

Fact-Checking the Age-Old Rumors of Walt Disney’s Dark Side – If you have watched a single trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, the story of how Walt Disney attempted to convince the stubborn author P. L. Travers to sell him the movie rights to her book Mary Poppins, then you will already have put together that this is not a "warts ... 8 years 22 weeks ago via donnieyen

Emma Thompson discusses real and pretend screenwriting and 'Saving Mr. Banks' – Emma Thompson sat down with us for a delightful conversation about her own work as a screenwriter, playing P.L. Travers in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' and the strange conundrum created by an earlier role in relation to this one 8 years 23 weeks ago via jetli

Extra Butter: Our December 2013 Movie Guide

7:38 PM 12/2/2013 by Jeff Giles
December at the movies means a lot of things: Prestige dramas, big-budget spectacles, family-friendly feelgood stories...and this month has all of them. Here's a quick look at what we'll be making sure we don't miss at the multiplex between now and New Year's Eve. December 6 Out of the Furnace Christian Bale is British and Woody Harrelson is a millionaire, so pitting them against each other in a gritty Appalachian backwoods cracker saga doesn't necessarily look like the best move on paper.


'12 Years a Slave' Tops Satellite Award Nominations – “12 Years a Slave” was the top nominee at the 18th annual Satellite Awards, the International Press Academy announced on Monday morning. Steve McQueen’s harrowing drama won 10 nominations, two more than Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” to lead a field in which nearly every possible awards contender received a number of nominations.

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Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks
Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their...
John Lee Hancock
December 13, 2013