Emily Blunt will be the one bringing the magic governess Mary Poppins to life later this year in Mary Poppins Returns. The actress looks near perfect in the first trailer that has been released, but she admits the role wasn't necessarily that easy. Ultimately, while Blunt says she was really excited to take on the part, she says that both the character, and the previous actress to play her, had her more than a bit fearful of taking on the role. According to Blunt...
It's going to be a magical Christmas this December when Mary Poppins Returnsarrives in theaters. Fans of the original, such as myself, have some pretty high expectations, but with a stellar cast led by Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and including a returning Dick Van Dyke, there's a lot of reason to be excited.
The Count Dracula of the Hotel Transylvania film series isn't the sinister villain that he's usually depicted as in most other media appearances. Rather than spend his free time sucking the blood of human innocents, Adam Sandler's Dracula established a hotel where monsters of all shapes and sizes will be safe from harm and persecution. Over the last two Hotel Transylvania movies, Dracula's life has significantly changed, from gaining a son-in-law and grandson to his hotel now being open to humans, who no longer have issues with monsters. Still, even Dracula is capable of feeling lonely, and as you'll see in the new trailer below for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, he'll set out on a cruise vacation with his family so he can find new love. Cue wacky shenanigans.
While the first Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer focused on the overall vacation setting of the threequel, this new preview dedicates more attention to Dracula's romantic pursuit. At the beginning of the first Hotel Transylvania movie, Dracula's wife, Martha, was killed by a mob of angry humans, and after decades of mourning and dedicating his attention to his business endeavors, raising his daughter and look after his grandson, he's finally ready to start dating again. Alas, that Siri equivalent and the monster dating app Zingr clearly isn't going to help him find a woman to go out with, but fortunately, his daughter, Mavis, has arranged for the family and their friends to vacation on the high seas. And while the S.S. Legacy may not be the Love Boat, perhaps here he'll finally have some luck with the ladies.
Enter Kathryn Hahn's Erika, the captain of this ship who Dracula immediately falls head over heels for, leading him to speak incoherent babble. Unfortunately, Erika is also the great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing, monster hunter extraordinaire, and like him, she despises all monsters. So while Erika pretends to also be interested in Dracula, she's really just trying to eliminate him. Though she might want to update her intel on what it takes to kill a vampire, as putting garlic oil on guacamole doesn't lethally poison Dracula, but just gives him gas. As if having the captain of your cruise being a monster-hater wasn't bad enough, Dracula and his friends and family will also have to deal with a number of other crazy events, from a giant kraken attacking the ship to stumbling across the Bermuda Triangle. This is all stressful for them, but for a Hotel Transylvania movie, this is basically par for the course.
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation will be released this summer at Eden stay tuned for more information.
It has been two years since we last took a trip to J.K. Rowling's wizarding world in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and us no-majs are eager to return. Well, wait no longer because the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is here. The sequel film reunites us with Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalski and Tina and Queenie Goldstein. This time though, the story opens up to include legendary characters we've heard about from the Harry Potter films and novels, including Leta Lestrange, Gellert Grindelwald and a young Albus Dumbledore. There's a lot to be excited about for the legions of Potterheads out there, so cast a bubble-head charm.
Man, this trailer goes right to our muggle hearts with a sweeping shot of Hogwarts glistening in the sunlight, letting us know that we will be returning to the place where we first fell in love with this magical world. One of the most exciting things about this movie is the prospect of seeing a young Professor Albus Dumbledore before he was the venerated headmaster we know and love. Jude Law is playing the character and judging by this first trailer, his role in the film appears to be a sizable one. Jude Law's Dumbledore has the same sort of twinkle in his eye and problems with authority that Richard Harris' and Michael Gambon's portrayals had. It appears that Newt and Dumbledore will be working together and conducting some kind of covert mission to fight Grindelwald and the encroaching darkness. The Crimes of Grindelwald looks to be much more of a battle between the light and the dark than the 2016 film and more akin to the Harry Potter series in that way.
Newt seems to be very much an active participant in events much bigger than himself this time around and his friends Tina, Jacob and Queenie all return to help and can be seen in the trailer. We also get a glimpse of Ezra Miller's Credence Barebone, Zoe Kravitz' Leta Lestrange and a positively villainous looking Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. And lest you forget that this is still a Fantastic Beastsmovie, the trailer shows that Newt won't be leaving his magical friends behind before setting out on his adventure. Mooncalves and Newt's bowtruckle Pickett can be spotted in the trailer as well as a few other magical creatures. This is of course just a trailer, but already the CGI and special effects look to have taken a leap forward from the last film as this entire trailer is a beautifully shot visual feast.
The coolest thing about this trailer, and really the film in general, is that although this is not a direct prequel to Harry Potter, it has more of the characters and things that we know and love from that series than its predecessor, while also still expanding the scope of the magical world beyond what we've seen before. The first Fantastic Beasts felt more separate from the main Potter mythology, with the name Newt Scamander being the strongest connective tissue. But here we see things like Dumbledore's deluminator, Hogwarts, and thestrals while still being introduced to new locations like Paris. The original series felt very contained to Britain and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them felt very separate from that side of the pond and the Harry Potter history, this bridges the gap and strikes a cool balance as J.K. Rowling continues to build her wizarding world.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald apparates into theaters on November 16th. For all the latest in fictional worlds you wish you lived in, stay tuned for more information.