Disney will show off Disney+ at April Investor Day
We will be getting a glimpse at Disney’s highly-anticipated streaming service during Disney’s Investor Day in April. — Disney’s family-focused streaming service is looking to take on Netflix. Disney will be utilizing Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and newly-acquired National Geographic to take on Netflix.
2019 Disney Preview: Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, and Star Wars: Episode IX Round Out Disney's Loaded Slate
Disney had an incredible 2018. But I have been touting this 2019 slate for a while. I'll be going through all the theatrical releases, this won't be including the original films that Disney will release on their new platform Disney+.
John Lasseter will be the Head of Animation at Skydance Media
The former Disney and Pixar animation chief will now be the head of the animation division at Skydance Media. He will report to Skydance CEO David Ellison.
The shatter and brittle puns should be out in full force. 'Glass' was not good. Following a week where John Wick laced its boots to enter the echelon of masterful trilogy’s, M. Night Shyamalan’s sneaky superhero trilogy proved to have too much of glass jaw to go the distance.
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Review
Directed by Rob Marshall (Into the Woods) and written by David Magee (Life of Pi), Mary Poppins Returns is the sequel to the 1964 Hollywood classic. Starring Emily Blunt (A Quiet Place) alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda (stage's Hamilton), Ben Whishaw (Paddington), Julie Walters (Mamma Mia!), Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia) and Colin Firth (The King's Speech). "Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives". 54 years later and Mary Poppins has a sequel; is it a blatant and lazy cash-grab or a charming and nostalgic return to Cherry Tree Lane?
The Favourite (2018) Review
This award season's frontrunner?The Favourite is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Ashby). Set in the early 1700s, The Favourite stars Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) and Emma Stone (La La Land) as Queen Anne, Lady Sarah and Abigail Masham. "A frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah". It might be a period drama with a talented cast, but is The Favourite a legitimate contender this award season?