Michael Banks is no longer a little boy chasing a kite. He’s an adult with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Widowed, with three young children, he’s in financial difficulty and about to lose the family home. Even his sister Jane, is unable to help him get through the difficulty and there seems to be no way that he is going to be able to get them out of this problem. And we all know what happens when everything seems impossible, right? That’s when Mary Poppins shows up.
I found many beautiful things to love about this film. Based on a true story, not only does it take its viewer on a journey to Uganda and the realities of many families struggling to survive, but it showcases the strength of the human spirit. Solid determination shines like gold all throughout this story. It’s on vibrant display in Phiona’s concentration on the chessboard, her mother’s constant battle to support her family and even the pastor’s courage to push for opportunities for the village children.
We have had bits. Glimpses. Reflections in mirrors. But until this morning we have not seen all that is in store for the upcoming Disney release, Mary Poppins Returns.
In our house, we are big Winnie the Pooh fans. The new trailer and poster that just dropped for the new Disney film, Christopher Robin, garnered as many squeals and as much excitement as any Marvel or Star Wars film.
Newsies:The Broadway Musical Directed by: Jeff Calhoun Theatrical/Blu-Ray/DVD: Streaming Starring: Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Steve Blanchard, Ben Fankhauser Release Date: 2/16/17 Reviewed by: Scott Green Rating: PG FA Scorecard: A In Newsies, the Broadway Musical, Jeremy Jordan reprises his starring role as Jack Kelly, the leader of the Newsies. (If you don’t know the history […]