Dame Julie Andrews, embodiment of grace, poise, and everything that is lovely and gentle, will not—alas—make a cameo in the upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns. But, as befits Andrews, her reasoning is graciously deferential.
The last time we saw Mary Poppins, she looked a lot like Julie Andrews and was riding her demonic umbrella into the polluted London sky. The next time we see Mary Poppins, she’ll look a lot like Emily Blunt and will be descending onto the Tower Bridge to hang out with her good friend who looks a lot like Lin-Manuel…
The much-hyped new musical Nine is based on Federico Fellini's classic 8 1/2 and stars six Oscar-winning actors, but critics find it disappointing. It seems the film is crippled by the same problem plaguing its main character: lack of inspiration.