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  • Does 'Saving Mr. Banks' contain a hidden agenda?

    Every award season brings the movie that everyone loves, the film that's so likable it's impossible not to like. Which always makes some people not like it. Quickly filling that role this year is John Lee Hancock's "Saving Mr. Banks," the P.L. Travers...
  • Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'

    Review: Emma Thompson is a ripsnorter in 'Saving Mr. Banks'
    A creative dispute between a writer and a studio head over the direction of a prospective motion picture sounds like the kind of movie scenario only a lawyer could love. But when the writer is cranky, crusty P.L. Travers, who means it when she says "I...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': B.J. Novak on the 'nightmare' of writers' rooms

    On one level, the new historical dramedy "Saving Mr. Banks" chronicles the efforts of studio head Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) to persuade the cantankerous British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to allow her "Mary Poppins" children's books to be made into...
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks' costume designer Daniel Orlandi digs deep

    Long before Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" arrived in theaters in 1964, the studio chief was wooing the story's author, P.L. Travers, trying to nab the rights to the famed books that eventually became his blockbuster film. It was a bumpy ride, as we see...
  • When it comes to characters, 'Harry' lures Britain's best

    When it comes to characters, 'Harry' lures Britain's best
    The answer is "Dame Judi Dench." The question? Name one British character actor of note who hasn't made an appearance/collected a check from the Harry Potter movies. With the news that the great Bill Nighy (Love, Actually, Underworld) will play Rufus...
  • 'Nanny McPhee Returns'

    'Nanny McPhee Returns'
    When Emma Thompson donned a bulbous nose and a protruding snaggletooth to play the title character in 2005's charming family fantasy "Nanny McPhee," she was seen as playing a kind of anti-Mary Poppins, using a magical walking stick instead of a spoonful...
  • Reel Critics: Nanny McPhee comes back for more

    Reel Critics: Nanny McPhee comes back for more
    Young kids behaving badly are a common theme in many children's books. Magical nannies like Mary Poppins, who teach proper manners to the kids, are also a staple in these stories. Almost 50 years ago, Christianna Brand wrote similar tales about a nurse...
  • The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting

    The Kushner effect, an angel in American playwriting
    Few plays have affected me as viscerally as "Angels in America." I can still recall my state of mind in the theater, having traveled to New York from New Haven, where I was in graduate school, to see both parts ("Millennium Approaches" and "Perestroika")...
  • Author Karen Rose debuts new romantic suspense series set in Baltimore

    Author Karen Rose debuts new romantic suspense series set in Baltimore
    When Karen Rose enrolled at the University of Maryland, the one thing she knew was that she "didn't want to dissect." It's a funny confession for an author who has written a 494-page novel about a killer who tortures victims with a filleting knife. Rose...
  • South Coast Repertory crew takes on Jane Austen's appeal

    South Coast Repertory crew takes on Jane Austen's appeal
    Few 18th century authors have achieved the modern popular success that Jane Austen now enjoys. Her novels are always in print, and in the last decades they have been adapted into films and television miniseries, from "Sense and Sensibility," "Emma,"...
  • Q&A: '50/50' star/producer Seth Rogen and writer Will Reiser

    Q&A: '50/50' star/producer Seth Rogen and writer Will Reiser
    It only seems fair to warn you: This interview with “50/50” star Seth Rogen and the movie’s writer, Rogen’s longtime friend Will Reiser, features a lot of discussion about diarrhea. Maybe that’s not what you expect when...