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Saving Mr. Banks

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    Emma Thompson: Non-Twinkling, Non-Cavorting and Wonderful in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    The encouraging scene in the trailer for Saving Mr. Banks has Emma Thompson as the recalcitrant author P.L. Travers, telling her agent why she does not want Walt Disney to put her heroine on screen. "I know what he'll do to her -- she'll be cavorting and twinkling," she says, with great derision.

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    Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Best Film & Best Director From National Board Of Review

    So how influential are the National Board Of Review winners? Well, last year "Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress and went on to be shut out in all three categories when the Oscars rolled out. Basically, just remember that there is a gulf between critics and Academy voter...

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    A Poppins Collectible In Itself

    Several years ago, the Disney company took a page from George Lucas’ playbook and decided to launch its own official fan club, naming it after the year the company’s founder officially set up shop, 1923.

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    12 Films To See In December

    Christmas is coming, which means annoying family members giving you an excuse to hit the movie theater if only to escape from their incessant babbling. Or maybe that’s just how I settle things in my family? Regardless, in honor of the twelfth month, this month’s Must-See List is celebrating its own ...

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    Oscar Talk: Who's Ahead in the Oscar Race, Post-AFI FEST and the Governors Awards, Documentaries and Beyond

    Kris Tapley and I get back into the Oscar race, covering the AFI FEST showings of "Out of the Furnace," "Saving Mr. Banks," and "Lone Survivor." We get into the documentary short list, the opening of "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Nebraska," and how the top contenders worked the room at the Governors' A...

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    Critics vs. Academy: Do 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' 'Saving Mr. Banks,' and 'The Book Thief' Need Great Reviews?

    A look at the gap between critics and Academy voters. Will "The Book Thief," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Saving Mr. Banks" scoot past reviewers?

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    Catching Up With Two Disney Legends

    Yours truly plays m.c. for songwriter Richard Sherman and actor Jason Schwartzman, who plays him in Disney’s "Saving Mr. Banks." (Photo Courtesy of AFI) With the impending release of "Saving Mr. Banks" and the recent stage production of "The Jungle Book," Sherman has been busier than the Energizer...

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    Awards Circuit: AFI FEST 'Out of the Furnace' Review, BAFTA Britannia Awards to Clooney & Elba, Thompson & Penn Sing 'Mary Poppins' (VIDEO)

    Awards season is in full swing with the AFI Fest world premiere of "Out of the Furnace" (review), BAFTA Britannia awards for Clooney and Elba, Emma Thompson and Sean Penn singing the "Mary Poppins" songbook and more.

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    Review: Thompson Triumphs in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' which Adds Spoonful of Sugar to Backstage 'Mary Poppins' Tale (TRAILER)

    For 20 years, Walt Disney avidly pursued the film rights to "Mary Poppins," and for 20 years, author P.L. Travers rebuffed the mogul's tenacious advances, fearing the ways he might maul her beloved book and character. This is the tale that "Saving Mr. Banks," which had its world premiere at the BFI ...

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    Interview: Jacqueline Lyanga on AFI Fest 2013

    Once again this Fall AFI Fest will take place in the heart of Hollywood on November 7-14, 2013. Presented by the American Film Institute and Audi, the 27th edition of the festival encompasses the year's best in cinema from around the world's most important festivals

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