A joyous and somewhat purposefully frivolous reworking and ever-so-slight updating of a Disney classic, Mary Poppins Returns will reignite warm feelings in the hearts of those who adored and sung along with its iconic (but equally overlong and wonky) 1964 predecessor.
For his first feature effort as a writer and director, actor Rupert Everett takes a deep dive into the final tragic days of witty, embattled, and disgraced playwright Oscar Wilde in the uneven, but not uninteresting biopic The Happy Prince.
Twelve years after the last big screen installment of the franchise, novelist Helen Fielding’s monologue loving everywoman heroine returns for Bridget Jones’s Baby, a film that feels a lot fresher than its mothballed pedigree might suggest.
- Toronto International Film Festival
Once again, some serious star power is headed to Toronto for the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, and today the full list of expected stars and filmmakers has been announced.
New releases on Blu-ray and DVD this week include: Tom Hooper’s Oscar winning historical drama, The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush; the modern comic remake of Gulliver’s Travels, with Jack Black; the drama Rabbit Hole with stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart; plus a look at Mortal Kombat on Blu-ray and Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure.
Coming out this week on Blu-ray and DVD: M. Night Shyamalan delivers the adaptation of the effect-laden The Last Airbender; Jim Carrey leads Disney’s animated remake of A Christmas Carol; plus a look at James Cameron’s Avatar: Extedned Edition.
Arriving on DVD and Blu-ray this week: Noomi Rapace stars with Michael Nyqvist in the Scandinavian thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Richard Gere fights crime in Brooklyn’s Finest; and Colin Firth deals with loss and love in A Single Man.
Opening this week in a theatre near you, Disney leaps back into form with the animated marvel, The Princess And The Frog; Clint Eastwood directs Invictus, the story of Nelson Mandela’s fight to unite his country; plus a look at Me and Orson Welles and A Single Man.