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  • '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")...
  • Mother Charged With Failing to Protect Child From Abuse

    Mother Charged With Failing to Protect Child From Abuse
    HOUSTON -- Jury selection began Monday for a mother of 3 accused of failing to protect her 4-year old daughter from abuse that ultimately led to the girl's death. Abigail Young is charged in the death of 4-year-old Emma Thompson, who suffered a fractured...
  • Interview: Emma Thompson

    Interview: Emma Thompson
    A very special guest on today's Morning News, one of the most accomplished actresses of all time... Emma Thompson joins us!
  • 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...
  • WATCH: 'Men In Black 3' trailer

    WATCH: 'Men In Black 3' trailer
    Agent J (Will Smith) travels back in time to MIB's early years in order to save his partner and friend Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) from being assassinated by an alien. J teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) as they together save K's life, the...
  • 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,"...