Today in Movie Culture: ‘Glass’ Character Study, Rob Marshall Discusses ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ VFX and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Glass’ Character Study, Rob Marshall Discusses ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ VFX and More

Character Analysis of the Day

With tickets for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass now on sale, let’s get reacquainted with Kevin Wendell Crumb, a.k.a. The Horde, and his many personalities, including The Beast. In this video essay, Shane Bertram discusses the psychology of the supervillain character as seen in Split:

 

Easter Eggs of the Day

Escape Room, the first hit movie of 2019, is filled with clues to solving its clever set-piece puzzles. Zac Morris highlights…

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Aquaman Swims Into Weekend Box Office Win. Mary Poppins Returns Comes in Second

(LOS ANGELES) — “Aquaman” is still leading the pack at the box office, but other films like “Mary Poppins Returns” and “The Mule” are enjoying post-Christmas bumps too.

Warner Bros. on Sunday says “Aquaman” has added an estimated $ 51.6 million in North American ticket sales over the weekend to take first place again. Down just 24 percent from its domestic debut, the DC Comics pic has grossed nearly $ 748.8 million worldwide.

Up 19 percent, “Mary Poppins Returns” took second place with $ 28 million, while “Bumblebee” settled in third with $ 20.5 million.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” got fourth with $ 18.3 million. And “The Mule,” up 24 percent, took fifth with $ 11.8 million.

The Dick Cheney movie “Vice” grossed $ 7.8 million from the weekend and $ 17.7 million since its Christmas opening.


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Watch ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Video: The Story Continues

Watch 'Mary Poppins Returns' Video: The Story Continues

An award-winning actress as well as an exceptional musical talent, Emily Blunt has now taken on the challenge of starring as a nanny extraordinaire in Mary Poppins Returns, opening soon in theaters everywhere. The film begins as Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) and his sister Jane (Emily Mortimer) are struggling to deal with tough economic times and the very real danger of losing their family home.

Mary Poppins arrives just in the nick of time. She helps Michael and Jane deal with their…

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‘Mary Poppins Returns’: All the Easiest to Miss Easter Eggs and References

Mary Poppins Returns is every inch the love letter to Robert Stevenson’s 1964 original starring Julie Andrews. As such, there are plenty of callbacks and echoes throughout. From bars of music in the new songs and score, and repetition of lyrics, to mirrored story beats — and Lin Manuel Miranda’s (presumably deliberate) dodgy Cockney accent paying homage to Dick Van Dyke’s fondly derided East London tones, the film smartly introduces a sense of fate. But amongst all the more obvious Easter Eggs and references, there are some that are a bit better hidden. Here are our favourites.

Opening Titles

Not only is there a reference to the great Richard M Sherman, who is credited as music consultant on the film – he wrote the score of the original film with his brother, Robert – but the paintings of London the opening titles play out against are reminiscent of Bert’s street paintings from the first film. You know, the ones Mary Poppins magically transports her, Bert and the Banks children into? Grown-up Michael Banks is a struggling artist too – and clearly learned a thing or two from Bert. It’s one of many ways the sequel mirrors the original.

Robin Redbreast

If you were expecting to see Mary Poppins’ famous daisy- and cherry-adorned hat, at first glance you might be disappointed. That’s until you realise that the flowers and fruit have been replaced by a robin – a cute callback to the robin Julie Andrews’ Mary Poppins duets with during her rendition of “A Spoonful of Sugar” in the first film.

Another Very Famous Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Jack the lamplighter in Mary Poppins Returns. He’s also the mastermind behind stage musical mega-success Hamilton. It’s surely no coincidence that one of the lawyers working for Colin Firth’s William Wetherall Wilkins at the Fidelity Feduciary Bank is called Hamilton Gooding?

Snowy Scene

When Michael and Jane are searching for the shares certificate in the attic of 17 Cherry Tree Lane, Michael picks up a snowglobe and says: “I honestly can’t remember why we kept most of this stuff to begin with.” It’s just before he picks up his old childhood kite from the first, which is adorned with his mother’s old Votes for Women sash. It’s the same snowglobe from the “Feed the Birds” sequence in the original film featuring a snowy St Paul’s Cathedral.

Ceylon Tea

In the same clip, you’ll notice Michael putting the kite in a box of rubbish. The box in question is a wooden tea crate, with the words ‘Ceylon Tea’ on the outside. This recalls the story from the first film, when Mr Dawes Jr reminds George Banks of the time an official at the bank “unwisely loaned a large sum of money to finance a shipment of tea to the American colonies.” He asks Banks if he knows what happened.

“Yes, sir. Yes, I think I do,” says Banks. “As the ship lay in Boston harbor, a party of colonists, dressed as Red Indians, boarded the Bessel, behaved rudely and threw all the tea overboard. This made the tea unsuitable for drinking – even for Americans!”

The bank, at which George Banks was made a partner and Michael holds down a job as a teller, invested in tea. There’s a line about plantations of ripening tea in the “Fidelity Fiduciary Bank” song.

Annabel Banks

Michael’s only daughter is named Annabel, and she’s played by Pixie Davies in Mary Poppins Returns – but in PL Travers’ original books, Annabel is the name of Michael’s baby sister.

Weather Vane

When Mary Poppins takes the kids to visit her cousin, Topsy (Meryl Streep), look closely at the bric-a-brac in her workshop. She has the same weather vane that was prominent in the original.

Willoughby

Fans of the original film will remember Andrew, the dog who belonged to Miss Lark. In Mary Poppins Returns, Miss Lark has a new dog, Willoughby. Both dogs feature in the PL Travers’ novels – Miss Lark adopts Willoughby after Andrew communicates to Mary Poppins that he’d like a playmate.

Nellie Rubina

This one is another reference to the books. Mary Poppins sings about Nellie Rubina while performing in the Royal Doulton Music Hall. In the books, Nellie Rubina is one of two human-sized wooden dolls.

You, Jane

As the film nears its end, look closely as a blonde woman walks past 17 Cherry Tree Lane. “I’m looking for number 19,” she says. It’s Karen Dotrice, who played the young Jane Banks in the original.

Navckid Keyd

Dick Van Dyke – who of course played Bert in the original film – turns up in a cameo role towards the end of the film. He plays the part of Mr Dawes Jr, who appeared in the first film. This is also notable for the fact that Van Dyke played a heavily disguised Mr Dawes Sr in the first film after petitioning for the role. In Mary Poppins Returns, Dawes Jr attempts to tell the wooden leg joke that was pivotal to the original film but he can’t remember it.

He also tells the story of the tuppence that was the cause of George Banks losing his job in the first film. He recalls that Michael had wanted to give it to the “bird lady” but that his father invested it for him instead. The investment paid off, making Michael enough to pay off the sizeable loan that is responsible for the trouble he finds himself in.

Finally, the film’s closing credits hark back to the original’s, scrambling Dick Van Dyke’s name in exactly the same way – same font and everything – that the first film did. Navckid Keyd is the anagram that appears before the letters bounce around to reveal ‘Dick Van Dyke’.

Mary Poppins Returns hits screens in the US on December 19,  the UK on December 21 and Australia on January 1.

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BWW TV: Talkin’ Poppins- The Music Men, Richard Sherman, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, on the Sound of MARY POPPINS RETURNS

Below, watch as the composers of the new film, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, are joined by original Mary Poppins composer Richard Sherman to talk about how they channeled his original sound
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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

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Talk Broadway To Me With Jon Vazquez: Mary Poppins Is Comin’ To Town

Mary Poppins Returns opens in theaters everywhere on December 18, and with only a few days left, let’s see if people in New York City are excited to see the reimagining of a classic tale Check out the video below with our newest correspondent, Jon Vazquez
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#TBT: “Step [Back] In Time” With The Opening Night of MARY POPPINS On Broadway!

With Mary Poppins Returns coming to movie theaters in a week, I thought theperfect TBT would be a look back at the Opening Night of Mary Poppins on Broadway.So I doveback into the BroadwayWorld archives and found the 2006 video when we were formerly known as BroadwayBeat withAshley Brown, straight from starring as ‘Belle’ Beauty and the Beast on Broadway And lets not forget Gavin Lee who made his Broadway debut with Mary Poppins.
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Gorgeous Costumes of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Gorgeous Costumes of 'Mary Poppins Returns'

If Mary Poppins ever left the nanny game, she’d be primed for a career in fashion. There’s something almost Wintour-ian about her careful posture and stern lines, but Mary Poppins is way more of an influencer than one to be influenced. As the character who first debuted in Mary Poppins will reappear on the big screen in Mary Poppins Returns, out December 19, Academy Award winning costume designer Sandy Powell had to decide how this Mary – whose reemergence is set 25 years after…

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A Guide to the Enchanting Music of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

A Guide to the Enchanting Music of 'Mary Poppins Returns'

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They’re performing “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” – an energetic, contagious song and dance number – the song in the forthcoming Mary…

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Next 3 Long-awaited Sequels: ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘Zombieland 2’

Next 3 Long-awaited Sequels: 'The Girl in the Spider's Web,' 'Mary Poppins Returns,' 'Zombieland 2'

Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Laurie Strode in David Gordon Green's Halloween (above), a sequel that arrives 40 years after John Carpenter's classic original. Defying modest expectations, the low-budget thriller earned the best opening weekend in the history of the horror franchise, taking in an estimated $ 77.5 million at the box office; critical reaction has been favorable as well.

Halloween picks up 40 years after the events in the original, ignoring everything that happened in all…

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