Movie Exclusive – First Official Poster for Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks”

Entertainment Weekly has shared an exclusive new poster for Disney’s next major live-action feature, Saving Mr. Banks. Even though this poster is quite simplistic, it represents the overarching theme and main conflict of the film.

Tom Hanks is playing the iconic role of Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is playing the role of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers. The author was originally against turning her beloved novel into a film and very protective of her work, but Walt Disney was determined to show her what he could do with the story. During the process of making Mary Poppins, Travers was very involved and opinionated, having something to say about every aspect of the film.

Saving Mr. Banks also stars Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, and Kathy Baker. This film looks fantastic and I am personally looking forward to seeing it later this year. If you have not seen the first official trailer yet, be sure to watch it here!

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What do you think of this new poster for the film? What do you think of the cast involved? Do you think the first trailer revealed too much of the storyline? Saving Mr. Banks has two premiere dates with a limited release on December 13 and a wide release December 20, 2013!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

 

Movie Exclusive – Stunning First Trailer for “Saving Mr. Banks”

Those of you who are fans of Disney and all of the great movies produced by the major company will be excited to hear about the company’s next project, Saving Mr. Banks. And you may also be excited to hear a trailer and an exclusive first still have finally been released!

In my opinion, Disney could have another Oscar-winning film on their hands with this one. Not only is does it feature a 1961 Disneyland, when the park was just six years old, but it has an amazing cast and a strong story. And in addition to those amazing qualities, writer-director-producer John Lee Hancock is directing the film.

The story follows Walt Disney and Austrilian-born British author P.L. Travers, who wrote the novel Mary Poppins. As they go through the creative process of bringing Travers’ novel to life on screen, she is very protective of her work and has very strong opinions about almost every aspect of the film. However, Disney is trying to find a way to ensure Travers is proud of the project and as the process continues he finds out the truth behind her motivation for Mary Poppins.

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Tom Hanks is portraying Walt Disney, Emma Thompson portraying P.L. Travers, and B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman are portraying the musical Sherman Brothers. For those of you who may not know, the Sherman Brotthers were responsible for writing most of the music in the Mary Poppins film.

Plus, actors Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Bradley Whitford, and Kathy Baker are all part of the cast. Watch the stunning and wonderful new trailer for Saving Mr. Banks here.

What do you think of this new trailer and the still? What do you think of the cast behind this film? Do you think Saving Mr. Banks could be a potential award contender?

Sources: Moviefone and YouTube

Trailer for “The Lone Ranger” Released

The first official trailer has been released for the Gore Verbinski-directed Disney film, The Lone Ranger. This film has a great cast behind it that includes actors Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, and Helena Bonham Carter.

According to the synopsis on Apple Movie Trailers, “The Lone Ranger is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice–taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.”

Watch the trailer hereThe Lone Ranger is set to hit theaters July 3, 2013.

Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/theloneranger/

Toronto International Film Festival – Oscar Buzz

According to articles on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap, some amazing and promising films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over the weekend and they are already generating Golden Globe and Oscar buzz.

Films that are gaining critical acclaim and generating award buzz are:

  • Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.
  • Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.
  • The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, and Lena Endre.
  • The Sessions starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.
  • Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, and Emily Watson.
  • The Impossible starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
  • Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly.
  • Amour starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
  • Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.
  • Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Have you been following everything that is going on at TIFF? Do you think these films will live up to their Golden Globe and Oscar buzz? Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films? If you haven’t seen the trailers for these movies, be sure to watch the trailers for these films on YouTube and Apple Movie Trailers!

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Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/10/toronto-oscar-watch-silver-linings-playbook/ and http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/toronto-film-fest-day-4-buzz-strong-films-are-dark-55596