The internet, coupled with other technological advances, changed our lives in ways many of us don't even consider, and director Jason Reitman is tackling these issues and struggles in his upcoming film, 'Men, Women and Children.' The first trailer, appropriately void of dialogue in favor of online and textual interactions, is a dark look at what's to befall his cast of characters -- and potentially the rest of us -- in the internet age.
The 2014 Golden Globes were a night to remember, not because of the actual awards -- although, it was nice to see films like '12 Years a Slave,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' and 'American Hustle' walk away with some of the biggie titles -- but because of host Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and, of course, all the drunken shenanigans one expects from this particular awards show.
The night was packed with big-name celebrities who mostly followed the advice P. Diddy gave when he presented an award, "Keep drinking! It's almost over." So, in case you were watching the premiere of HBO miniseries 'True Detective' or the season 3 premiere of 'Girls,' here's all the best moments from the 2014 Golden Globes that worth watching.
I can't do it. I can't remove myself from the reality of my surroundings and engage with 'Saving Mr. Banks' on pure moviegoing terms.
Maybe it's a fault within me. Maybe I cling to cynicism too much. But if John Lee Hancock's film met me just halfway – if this were a roman a clef and the names of P.L. Travers, Walt Disney and Mary Poppins were changed – perhaps I could get over the hump and care about this picture more. But at the end of the day, this is a movie about Disney, made by Disney, in which a Disney business deal is presented as a transformative good. When the big emotional breakthrough happens at freaking Disneyland that was when I had to get off the ride.
The 'Saving Mr. Banks' trailer has arrived via our friends at Moviefone, giving us the first footage of what promises to be one of the most talked about movies this awards season. We'd expect nothing less from a movie about the making of 'Mary Poppins,' with the great Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney and the equally great Emma Thompson playing P.L. Travers.
It's a challenge young Lena (Alice Englert) asks Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) when they first meet and when they say their goodbyes. On the surface it's a response to whether or not the book she's reading (a collection by Charles Bukowski) is worthwhile. On a deeper (but not too deep) level it comments on the true nature of a young woman born into a family of “casters cursed to the dark side.” But from my vantage point, that of a critic readying his review, it was a plea.
Tom Hanks could be playing Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks,' which is not a sequel to the Hanks-starring 'Saving Private Ryan,' but a film about the making of the film 'Mary Poppins.' 'Banks' will be directed by John Lee Hancock, and the role of P.L. Travers - the author of 'Mary Poppins' - has been offered to Emma Thompson.