| Dec 20, 2013
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
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...
| Jul 14, 2009
| 7:21 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2010
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...
| Aug 26, 2010
| 9:33 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2010
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")...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 4:55 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2010
A very special guest on today's Morning News, one of the most accomplished actresses of all time... Emma Thompson joins us!
| Jun 3, 2011
| 3:40 PM
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.
| Mar 6, 2012
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...
| Sep 7, 2011
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,"...