Why do we love Saving Mr. Banks? We have been flocking to see it. Not a single frame of the film is wasted. But what makes it a masterpiece? I think we love this story because the redemption story it tells is one we never tire of hearing.
The word "Disney" has become synonymous with cutesy, sugarcoated escapism. But that is not what Disney studios have offered us here. Nor is it the image the film paints of Walt Disney himself.
For those who missed the hit of the Christmas season, here is the basic story line of Saving Mr. Banks. Walt Disney tried for 20 years to obtain the movie rights from P.L. Travers, the author of Mary Poppins. Mrs. Travers is a difficult Englishwoman. She fusses over every detail of the script. "No cartoons." "Not your Mr. Dick Van Dyke. Laurence Olivier is great." (Can you imagine Laurence Olivier playing Bert the chimney sweep?) "No made-up words." This pronouncement inspires a truly hilarious yet compact scene, no more than a look and a gesture really, of the Sherman brothers (music and lyrics) concealing the sheet music for "Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious." more >>
"Linsanity" Director Evan Jackson Leong said in a new interview that Christian NBA star Jeremy Lin's story is both universal and transcendental, as the DVD of the movie was released on Tuesday.
"There are a lot of different elements for a lot of different audiences, but at the end of the day, this is a universal story that transcends sports, race, and culture. This a story about chasing your dreams," Leong told The Blaze in an interview.
The film, released in October 2013, tells the story of the NBA star who exploded onto the basketball scene with the New York Knicks and made headline news in February 2012 with a series of impressive performances. It documents the rising success of the first Asian-American to play in the NBA, and highlights the importance of faith through both his success and failure. more >>
Daniela Ruah of "NCIS" and her fiancé David Olsen have welcomed their first child on Monday, Dec. 30th.
Overjoyed with their baby boy, Ruah and her husband shared the news with a statement.
Alicia Rhett who starred in 1939's "Gone With the Wind," died on Friday, Jan. 3.
The actress portrayed India Wilkes in the famed film alongside Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil and Vivien Leigh, among others.
Kaley Cuoco stepped out with her brand new husband Ryan Sweeting and debuted her enormous diamond wedding band over the weekend.
The newlywed pair tied the knot on New Year's Eve during a lavish wedding that included the actress' pink wedding gown and an upside-down chandelier cake at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch outside Los Angeles.
Just days later, Cuoco and Sweeting sat courtside at the Jan. 3 basketball match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz. more >>
Paul Walker's character is to be "retired" instead of killed off in the upcoming "Fast & Furious 7" film, according to several reports on Sunday.
The actor portrayed Brian O'Connor in the "Fast & Furious" films, and was set to appear in "Fast & Furious 7" until his death in a car accident on Nov. 30th.