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Friday Talking Points -- A Campaign Retrospective, Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Donald Trump has now officially selected Mike Pence for his running mate. This means it'll be a Trump/Pence ticket. Create your own humorous talking point around this matchup.

The MovieFilm Podcast: X-Men: Apocalypse + Emilia Clarke on Me Before You

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This week the MovieFilm gang dives deep into a spoiler-filled dissection of the latest -- though far from greatest -- entry in Fox's long-running X-Me...

'Mary Poppins' Returns To The Big Screen With Some 'Hamilton' Magic

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment

No spoonful of sugar required to make this news go down. Everybody's personal fave Emily Blunt and "Hamilton" maestro Lin-Manuel Miranda have officia...

Ten Oscar-winning Songs that Hit a Sour Note

Loretta Bolger Wish | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
Loretta Bolger Wish

Whatever the reason, the Academy Awards have honored some awful entries in this category's 80-odd years. In fact, it's hard to limit the list to ten. So the following tunes, in no special order, are just a handful of Oscar's worst Best Songs.

Don Hahn Shines a Spotlight on Disney Legend Richard M. Sherman With Songs of a Lifetime

Jim Hill | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Given that he's the guy who produced Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, as well as The Lion King, Don Hahn is used to getting the lion's share of the accolades.

Dick Van Dyke Celebrates 90th Birthday With 'Mary Poppins' Flash Mob

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment

Screen legend Dick Van Dyke celebrated his 90th birthday over the weekend by singing songs from "Mary Poppins" with a giant flash mob in California. I...

Dick Van Dyke On Turning 90 And The Actors He Most Wants To Work With

Pat Gallagher | Posted 12.11.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Comedian Dick Van Dyke will turn 90 on Dec. 13. Hard to believe that the 'Mary Poppins' and 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' actor has reached this birthday milestone. We had the pleasure of asking him 11 questions about his life, love and career.

A 'Mary Poppins' Sequel Is Now In The Works

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.16.2015 | Entertainment

Disney is developing a second live-action "Mary Poppins" musical set in Depression-era London, Entertainment Weekly reports. The purported not-a-seque...

Death Metal Mary Poppins Is Something Quite Atrocious

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.25.2015 | Weird News

We always knew our favorite nanny had it in her. Watch Julie Andrews' Mary Poppins belt out a death metal version of the Disney favorite "Supercali...

17 Reasons Mary Poppins Will Always Be The World's Best Nanny

The Huffington Post | Margarita Lázaro | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

"Mary Poppins" premiered in theaters 50 years ago this week, on Aug. 26, 1964. The Disney film, directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrew...

Do You Wish That Comic-Con Could Come to You? Then Check Out D23's Touring Fanniversary Celebrations

Jim Hill | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Go ahead. Admit it. After hearing about all that cool stuff Comic-Con attendees got to see last week, you're now wishing that you'd gone down to San Diego.

Kristen Bell's Mary Poppins Needs A Raise

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 07.25.2014 | Comedy

You'd think that a nanny with magical powers would merit more than $7.25 an hour, but apparently not in this economy. Kristen Bell stars as a strug...

On Being Mary Poppins' Daughter

Emma Walton Hamilton | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Emma Walton Hamilton

On the eve of Mother's Day, I'd like to acknowledge the un-surprising and un-sensational fact that my Mom is an even better egg than the world imagines her to be.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: a Look at the Top Musicals of All Time

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Bushra Alvi

Musicals have always been popular with viewers of all ages for their interesting stories, amazing lyrics and the lasting impact they create. Many musi...

Supercalifragilisticexpiali -- DANG It!

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

The judges were just dying to give Charlie White those "10s" his fans have been demanding. But...

Revisiting the Books We Loved

Ellen Dulsky Watkins | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Ellen Dulsky Watkins

Turning the pages of an old and adored book allows me a wistful glimpse of my less-than-a-decade old mind. As I crack the dusty spine and reread familiar sentences, I recall what enchanted me as a child.

Saving Mr. Disney: What Walt Taught Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

So with what we know today, we could have saved Mr. Disney, and many of the other celebrities. More importantly, you can save your own life by recognizing the problem of smoking addiction and committing yourself to improvement.

Mary Poppins and Me

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Ann V. Klotz

As a mother, I feel caught between this yearning for happy endings and my sense that it is my job to stand for reality. I want to raise a son who retains his sensitivity but is resilient enough to cope. If only we could sip reality in small doses -- a spoonful of sugar to help us cope with tough times.

Save the Father, Save the World

Graham Milne | Posted 03.09.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

In the theater, I felt in my soul that primal need of Travers to do right by her dad. To save him. And a tear escaped my eye, as it did hers.

Saving Mr. Banks: Is This Possible?

M. Gary Neuman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
M. Gary Neuman

Here's the good news: Saving Mr. Banks is a meaningful movie that brings to light some significant psychological questions.

Thank You, Library of Congress: 'Roger & Me' to Be Added to National Film Registry

Michael Moore | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Michael Moore

It is, to say the least, a huge honor that for me ranks right up there with the Oscar and the Palme d'Or at Cannes. The National Film Registry is a slightly rarefied list of movies in the history of cinema.

Christopher Rosen

Tom Hanks' Secret Weapon In 'Saving Mr. Banks'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Even "Saving Mr. Banks" director John Lee Hancock was convinced that Walt Disney Studios would have a problem with his new film, which tracks the leng...

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hanks IS Disney in these scenes, as we've never seen him before. But alive nonetheless, a human being with the imagination to launch a million childhoods.

Oh Joyous Day! Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke Reunite At 'Saving Mr. Banks' Premiere

Posted 12.10.2013 | Celebrity

Can you say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, who famously played Mary Poppins and Bert in the 1964 Disney film ...

Non-Twinkling, Non-Cavorting, Wonderful Saving Mr. Banks

Caryn James | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Hancock is not an adventurous director, but this is not an adventurous film. It is, however, so entertaining that it will win you over. In fact, it did the nearly impossible; it made me want to see Mary Poppins again.