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.
Unbearably dull, frustratingly inert, and laughably underwritten, Spanish writer-director Isabel Coixet’s frankly embarrassing British period piece drama The Bookstore might be the most underwhelming and least necessary film of the year.
New arrivals in theatres this weekend include: the comedy Our Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd as a hapless hippy; the action extravaganza Colombiana, starring Zoe Saldana; plus the horror film, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark with Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes.
Opening this weekend in theatres across the country: Owen Wilson voices the speedy Lightning McQueen once more in Pixar’s latest sequel, Cars 2; and Cameron Diaz plays a down and dirty teacher in the comedy Bad Teacher.
Coming out today on DVD and Blu-ray: Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the crime-thriller, Shutter Island; John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers get into some trouble in From Paris With Love; plus the re-release of the far-out sci-fi series, Lexx, season one on DVD.
Opening this week in theatres, Martin Scorsese‘s thriller Shutter Island makes its debut with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the part of a troubled gumshoe unravelling puzzles in a very strange case. Plus a look at the musical documentary, Céline: Through the Eyes of the World, and upcoming films arriving in theatres next week.
The cast and creators of the quirky film Lars and the Real Girl met with members of the press during the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.