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Here's What We Know So Far About 'Mary Poppins Returns'


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Production has commenced on the highly anticipated Mary Poppins Returns and Walt Disney Studios have finally revealed some exciting plot details.

Filming is currently underway at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England and the musical is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.

Emily BluntEmily Blunt stars in Mary Poppins Returns

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Julie Andrews Gave New Mary Poppins Emily Blunt Her Stamp Of Approval


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Emily Blunt has some very big shoes to fill when she steps into the role of Mary Poppins in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. But the actress, who will begin filming the sequel early next year, has already been given the backing of the legendary Julie Andrews, who first played the role in 1964.

Emily Blunt Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins is Julie Andrews approved

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Blunt said that Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall had spoken to Andrews and she’d given the actress her stamp of approval. “Rob said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw [Andrews], and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins and she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’” Blunt revealed.

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Netflix Announces Julie Andrews Will Front Puppet-Based Kids Show


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Julie Andrews has landed her first starring role in nearly ten years courtesy of Netflix. The streaming giant is teaming her up with The Jim Henson Company for a new puppet-based show aimed at pre-schoolers.

Vanity Fair reported that the new series will be called ‘Julie’s Greenroom’, which began filming in May and is due to premiere on Netflix in early 2017. Andrews is to star as ‘Ms. Julie’, the headmistress of a performing arts school attended by “a new generation of kids known as the ‘Greenies,'” represented by a slew of newly-designed puppets from Henson’s workshop.

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews is to front a Netflix children's show

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'The Sound Of Music' Star & Oscar Nominee Eleanor Parker Passes Away, Aged 91


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Eleanor Parker, an esteemed actress with a rich history of well-received performances from a career stretching over 50 decades, has passed away due to complications from pneumonia at a medical facility close to Palm Springs, California. The renowned actress was 91-years-old upon her death, with Variety first releasing the news of her passing.

Beginning in 1941 with an unused bit part in They Died with Their Boots On and lasting until her appearance in the TV movie Dead on the Money in 1991, Parker was one of the best know actresses of her time in the 1950's and 60's. In her 50's heyday, Parker was nominated for an Academy Award three times, all for Best Actress, but it is her role in the timeless movie version of Rogers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music that she is known best for today.

Her role as The Baroness, who was left behind by Christopher Plummer's Captain Von Trapp for Julie Andrews' Maria in the film, has made sure that she has been remembered to this day, however Parker was an well-regarded and wide ranging actress in her day.

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Dame Julie Andrews Will Be Coming To Birmingham's Nia On 24 May 2014

Posted on 03 December 2013

Dame Julie Andrews Will Be Coming To Birmingham's Nia On 24 May 2014

Never Mind The Ruby Slippers - Judy Garland's Wizard Of Oz Dress Auctioned For $480,000


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The iconic dress worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz has been sold at auction for $480,000. The auction house Julien’s Auctions have revealed that the blue and white gingham pinafore fetched the staggering sum during a two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia. It was the highest priced item in the auction, which attracted bids from across the globe. The auction ended on Saturday (November 10, 2012).

Other memorable items to have sold included Steve McQueen’s racing jacket, which went for $50,000. The purple skirt worn by Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return sold for a similar amount and the dress worn by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music brought in $38,400. All unarguably impressive figures, but not a patch on Judy Garland’s ‘Dorothy’ dress. Sunglasses were another popular item, fetching relatively high sums The shades worn by Jean Reno in Leon sold $8,320, whilst Johnny Depp’s glasses went for $3,250.

There’s no news on who’s purchased the items or what use they’re intended for. We think anyone walking down the street wearing Dorothy’s dress would look a little incongruous in this day and age. Though, if you had the sparkly red shoes to match and a tin man, a lion and scarecrow in your entourage, you could at least convince people that you were off to a fancy dress party. Steve McQueen’s biker jacket though? Well, on the right person, there will most likely never be a time when that just doesn’t look insanely cool.

Despicable Me Review


Very Good
This bright and silly animated comedy is a remarkably effective combination of deranged humour, nutty slapstick and cute sentimentality. And while there's nothing particularly original, it's hard to imagine anyone not enjoying it.

Gru (voiced by Carell) is a supervillain who has never quite made it. Despite a series of impressive gadgets created with the help of his sidekick Dr Nefario (Brand), he's never managed that one big stunt that would make his name. This is something his mother (Andrews) constantly reminds him. So when young upstart villain Vector (Segel) steals a pyramid, Gru decides to go for his big dream: kidnapping the moon. But his first step involves adopting three orphan girls (Cosgrove, Gaier and Fisher), and they turn out to be rather distracting.

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Shrek Forever After Review


Very Good
While nowhere near as overcrowded as part three, this so-called final chapter never achieves the spark of the first two films, opting instead for a comically bittersweet look at middle-age angst that's more an homage to than a satire of It's a Wonderful Life.

After settling into swamp life with his wife Fiona (Diaz) and three boisterous kids, Shrek (Myers) starts to miss the excitement of being an ogre. So when Rumpelstiltskin (Dohrn) offers him one day of true ogredom in exchange for one day of Shrek's childhood, he signs on the dotted line. But Rumpelstiltskin has an evil plan, and now Shrek is lost in an alternate reality in which his friends Donkey and Puss (Murphy and Banderas) don't recognise him. Neither does Fiona, and he only has one day to capture her heart.

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Julie Andrews Sunday 27th June 2010 Los Angeles Premiere Of Universal Pictures' Despicable Me at the Nokia Theatre- Arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Christie Brinkley and Julie Andrews Saturday 19th June 2010 Ross School honours Julie Andrews at the 7th Annual Live at Club Starlight Gala, held at Ross School Center for Well-Being - Arrivals East Hampton, New York

Christie Brinkley and Julie Andrews
Christie Brinkley and Julie Andrews
Christie Brinkley and Julie Andrews
Christie Brinkley and Julie Andrews
Christie Brinkley and Julie Andrews
Christie Brinkley and Julie Andrews

Tooth Fairy Review


OK
This comedy is essentially a goofy premise with some nutty dialog and set pieces pasted onto it. But it's watchably entertaining, even though the filmmakers miss almost every opportunity for sublime absurdity.

Hockey star Derek (Johnson) is tired of being treated like a has-been, and is trying to prove he still deserves the nickname "Tooth Fairy", because he knocks his opponents' teeth out. But while Derek tries to settle down with girlfriend Carly (Judd) and her kids (Ellison and Whitlock), hot upstart Mick (Sheckler) is stealing the spotlight. Then Derek finds out he has to fill in for the real Tooth Fairy for two weeks, overseen by fairy godmother Lily (Andrews) and a caseworker (Merchant) with wing envy.

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Tooth Fairy Trailer


Derek Thompson is a minor league ice hockey player with the nickname 'The Tooth Fairy', racking up penalty minutes is one of his favourite past times. The more damage he does to the opposing team, the more his fans love him. When Derek is sentenced to one week of being the real tooth fairy for admonishing a child's dreams.

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Despicable Me Trailer


Up until recently Gru has always been the number one supervillain until a tremendously nerdy supervillain called Vector takes his crown. Now sworn archenemies Gru must come up with a plan that's so devious that Vector will never be able to outdo him Gru plans to steal the moon!

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Shrek Forever After Trailer


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Julie Andrews Monday 19th October 2009 arriving at the 16th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute Sponsored by ELLE at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Los Angeles, California, USA

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Julie Andrews - Saturday 5th April 2008 at Macy's Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Julie Andrews and Michael Nouri - Julie Andrews & Michael Nouri Los Angeles, California - AARP The Magazine's Seventh Annual Movies for Grownups Awards at the Hotel Bel-Air - Arrivals Monday 4th February 2008

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Julie Andrews, Police and Richard Burton Wednesday 31st October 2007 at Grammy Awards

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Julie Andrews, Police and Richard Burton
Julie Andrews, Police and Richard Burton
Julie Andrews, Police and Richard Burton

Julie Andrews, Police and Richard Burton Saturday 31st March 2007

Julie Andrews, Police and Richard Burton

Julie Andrews, Phantom Of The Opera, Police and Richard Burton Saturday 24th June 2006

Julie Andrews, Phantom Of The Opera, Police and Richard Burton

Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton - Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton New York City, USA - The New York Times Third Annual "Great Children's Read" held at Columbia University. Sunday 14th October 2007

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Julie Andrews and Her Daughter Emma Walton Hamilton
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Julie Andrews and Mariska Hargitay

Walt: The Man Behind The Myth Review


OK
Desperate for information about the pioneering legend behind Mickey Mouse and a whole boatload of classic animated characters? Well, Walt: The Man Behind the Myth will give you all the details, presented in an almost clinical style which Walt Disney would likely have abhorred.

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The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Review


Bad
How's this for timing: Almost three years to the day after the release of the original The Princess Diaries, and on the heels of its sparkling new special edition DVD, we get the follow-up Diaries in theaters! You knew the sequel would eventually follow - after all, we just have to see the little princess take her throne.

Now a college graduate, Princess Mia (Anne Hathaway) has returned to her home country of Genovia to celebrate her 21st birthday. According to Genovian law, she is eligible to replace her widely popular grandmother (Julie Andrews) as the queen. Unfortunately for the young Mia, the law also states that a princess must be married before she is crowned. Complicating matters further, Viscount Mabrey (John Rhys-Davies) demands that his nephew Sir Nicholas (Chris Pine) is the rightful heir to the throne. What's a princess to do?

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Darling Lili Review


Bad
Chances are you've never heard of Darling Lili, despite Blake Edwards as director and Rock Hudson and Julie Andrews as stars. Hell, audiences in 1970 barely heard of it, because it was a disaster on release. It's so bad it never even merited an appearance on VHS. Well, DVDs are cheap, and Blake Edwards is still alive and enjoying new noteriety thanks to a recent Oscar appearance... and Andrews is in the news, too. So why not put out a director's cut of what might be the worst film either of them ever made?

Problem #1 can be seen in a premise: It's a film that no self-respecting studio head should have ever greenlit, but inexplicably somebody did. Who in their right mind could have thought that anyone would want to see a musical about Mata Hari? Not even the real Mata Hari, but a Mata Hari-like character plying her trade during World War I.

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The Princess Diaries Review


OK
Anne Hathaway is a gorgeous, young woman with a gentle screen charisma. It's hard to believe she will turn 19 this fall; she looks and presents herself like a woman who knows all the answers.

This is someone who should not be the lead role in a movie about puberty blues, but here she is. In Garry Marshall's latest outing, The Princess Diaries, Hathaway plays a smart, gawky 10th grader who learns she is the heir to the throne of a small European country.

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That's Life Review


Good
Blake Edwards' semi-experimental movie is no Best in Show, but it's worth a gander anyway. Jack Lemmon is on fire as a hypochondriac turning 60 years old, his rapid-fire screed against everything is rich and real, a function of his own improvisation. There are some amazing moments in the film -- the panning shot of Lemmon in his underwear against a stark horizon is one of cinema's greats (and it's on the DVD cover) -- but too much of That's Life comes across as a victim of its improv nuttiness.

The Americanization Of Emily Review


Good
Arthur HIller directed this oddball black comedy (script courtesy of the masterful Paddy Chayefsky), which turns out to have little to do with Emily (Julie Andrews) at all. Rather, the film captures a quirky navy admiral who's intent on having the first casualty at Omaha Beach be a sailor -- and he wants to capture it on film. Lt. Commander James Garner doesn't want to go, and all manner of hijinks ensue. James Coburn steals the show, and rescues it from dated, overblown oblivion.

Mary Poppins Review


Excellent
Parents, you have a responsibility. Your kids should not know Julie Andrews just from the two Princess Diaries movies. Luckily, you have an opportunity since Mary Poppins, the movie that landed Andrews an Oscar and made her a star 40 years ago, has just been released on DVD for its 40th anniversary.

Andrews is just perfect in the title role, a mystical nanny who literally falls from the London sky and into the lives of two lonely children in 1910. The kids desperately need some kind of attention. Their father (David Tomlinson) is a workaholic, brown-nosing banker, who treats his kids as two obstacles in keeping an orderly home. Mom (Glynis Johns) is no better, a dingbat who prefers supporting social causes to spending time with her kids. Funny how little things have changed, huh?

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Victor/Victoria Review


Excellent
I love musicals, and 1982 saw the release of one of my favorites and another one that haunts me. I'm talking about Blake Edwards' Victor/Victoria and Francis Ford Coppola's One From the Heart.

Coppola's project (it came off his unbelievable string of '70s hits that started with The Godfather and ended with Apocalypse Now) was a technologically adventuresome movie that had one little problem--everything. The songs were bad (Raul Julia and Frederic Forrest sang), the actors appeared to have been fed a diet of sedatives and wine, and there was no cast chemistry or energy provided among the millions of dollars Coppola lavished on this neon turkey.

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The Princess Diaries Review


OK

Ah, the good ol' heavy glasses and frizzy hair -- Hollywood's hackneyed, telltale token of a plain girl due to have her life transformed by a makeover. Every generation of American girls gets a version of this tale thrust upon them, and this year's model is Disney's "The Princess Diaries," the story of a private school outcast who discovers she's heir to the throne of an obscure (read: fictional) European monarchy.

But this isn't your grandma's glass slipper flick. Our heroine is Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway from Fox TV's "Get Real"), a brainy, affably wry San Francisco teenager who is none too sure she even wants the crown when the grandmother she's never met comes for a visit and reveals -- surprise! -- she's the queen of Genovia.

"My expectation in life is to be invisible, and I'm good at it," Mia proclaims at the beginning of the movie. But while she skeptically contemplates accepting or renouncing her royalty -- and the responsibility and exposure that would come with it -- Mia does acquiesce to getting the "Pygmalion" treatment from her grandma (the oh-so-apropos Julie Andrews) during daily visits to the Genovian consulate.

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Shrek 2 Review


Weak

Two-thirds of the way through the original "Shrek," the quite creatively warped, CGI-animated fairytale fell victim to an inane plot crutch when its grumpy but lovestruck, big-green-ogre anti-hero overheard part of a conversation -- lovely Princess Fiona describing herself as ugly after transforming into an ogre too -- and thought she was talking about him.

This stupid misunderstanding between romantics (and the fact that it never occurs to thick-witted Fiona that Shrek might like her more as an ogre) didn't ruin the movie, but the fact that it drives the rest of the story was an insult to all the hilariously astute, genre-mocking that had come before it.

Unfortunately, "Shrek 2" -- in which the newlywed ogres visit Fiona's disapproving (and human) royal Mum and Dad -- is predicated entirely on just such "Three's Company"-quality contrivances, requiring all the characters to behave like jackasses in order for the plot to advance.

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Julie Andrews

Date of birth

1st October, 1935

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.73


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Despicable Me 3 Movie Review

Despicable Me 3 Movie Review

Actually the fourth film in the series (don't forget the prequel Minions), this animated super-villain...

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

Gru, the Minions and his wonderful girls will return to the cinema this June when...

New Year's Eve Trailer

New Year's Eve Trailer

On New Year's Eve, there is no better place to be than New York. All...

Despicable Me Movie Review

Despicable Me Movie Review

This bright and silly animated comedy is a remarkably effective combination of deranged humour, nutty...

Shrek Forever After Movie Review

Shrek Forever After Movie Review

While nowhere near as overcrowded as part three, this so-called final chapter never achieves the...

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Tooth Fairy Movie Review

Tooth Fairy Movie Review

This comedy is essentially a goofy premise with some nutty dialog and set pieces pasted...

Tooth Fairy Trailer

Tooth Fairy Trailer

Derek Thompson is a minor league ice hockey player with the nickname 'The Tooth Fairy',...

Despicable Me Trailer

Despicable Me Trailer

Up until recently Gru has always been the number one supervillain until a tremendously nerdy...

Shrek Forever After Trailer

Shrek Forever After Trailer

Watch the trailer for Shrek Forever AfterOnce again we return to the land of Far...

Shrek 2 Movie Review

Shrek 2 Movie Review

When Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) pulls off his helmet to reveal a hairnet in the...

The Sound of Music Movie Review

The Sound of Music Movie Review

The Sound of Music... well, what can I say? And why should I bother? If...

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