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Movie Review: ‘The Founder’
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Michael Keaton in The Founder

The Founder
Director: John Lee Hancock
Screenwriter: Robert D. Siegel
Cast: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B.J. Novak, Laura Dern
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Rated PG-13 | 115 Minutes
Release Date: January 20, 2017

McDonald’s is about as American as apple pie, and they serve apple pie, so it goes full circle. But like any good organization, there is a history behind it. So in John Lee Hancock‘s The Founder, this is the history of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) turned himself from a small town milkshake salesman into the multi-million dollar owner of McDonald’s. But this is no ordinary story of a nobody turning himself into something than just a somebody, it is a story of how Kroc did it, which consisted of backdoor deals and underhanded tactics that ripped a beloved restaurant from two humble brothers. Check out my full review of the film below.

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Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks
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Saving Mr Banks Movie Poster

Saving Mr. Banks
Director: John Lee Hancock
Writers: Kelly Marcel, Sue Smith
Cast: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Colin Farrell, B.J. Novak
Walt Disney Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 125 Minutes
Release Date: December 20, 2013

Directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), Saving Mr. Banks centers on the life of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), shifting between 1907 with her childhood in Queensland, Australia, the 1961 negotiations with Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), and the subsequent making of Mary Poppins.

While in California for filming, Travers has flashbacks to her difficult childhood in Australia with her sweet but self-destructive father (Colin Farrell), the inspiration for her story’s patriarch, Mr. Banks.

Some film critics, like the immortal Leonard Maltin, have called Saving Mr. Banks “a charming and heartwarming piece of entertainment, highlighted by a handful of superior performances.” I, on the other hand, would call it a nauseating, sentimental piece of corporate propaganda about an anti-Semite and a very British – and very bitchy – author who may or may not be a crazy person.

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D23 Expo: Richard Sherman Plays The Disney Songbook
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Disney D23 Expo: B.J. Novak, Richard Sherman, Jason Schwartzman

Richard Sherman played a ton of his legendary Disney songs during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA this weekend. Here are some video highlights of the major Disney occasion, drawing thousands of attendees and encouraging even more memories.

Richard Sherman 1960’s film medley

Check out this video that shares snippets of 1960’s favorites from features like The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, and The Parent Trap.

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D23 Expo: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Scenes Revealed With Stars Jason Schwartzman & B.J. Novak
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D23 Expo 2013: Saving Mr. Banks banner

Saving Mr. Banks marks the debut of a Disney film where its founder, Walt Disney, is depicted as a character, and attendees at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, yesterday were among the first to watch scenes from the feature.

Jason Schwartzman and B.J. Novak, who play Richard and Robert Sherman, respectively, the brothers who wrote the songs to Mary Poppins, appeared at the Expo to share memories and footage.

The first scene showed Emma Thompson‘s P.L. Travers, the woman who wrote the book later adapted into the Mary Poppins film we all love, arriving at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, circa 1961.

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Watch Now: Tom Hanks Becomes Walt Disney In First Trailer For ‘Saving Mr. Banks’
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Saving Mr. Banks Image

The first trailer for Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, which sees the great Tom Hanks becoming the man behind the mouse, Walt Disney, has been released online.

The movie tells the story of Disney’s often futile efforts to obtain the rights to make a movie based on the P.L. Travers (played by Emma Thompson) book Mary Poppins. Disney promised his daughters he would make the movie, but did not anticipate Travers’ strict refusal to allow her work to be transferred to the silver screen.

You can read a full description of Saving Mr. Banks and check out the first trailer for the movie below now!

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‘The Internship’ Trailer: Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson Are Technologically Out Of Touch
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Vince Vaughn & Owen Wilson in Shawn Levy's The Internship

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson haven’t starred in a movie together since Wedding Crashers. The two definitely had some chemistry together hitting all the comedic notes at just the right time. So it was pretty exciting to hear that they would pair up for a second time in Shawn Levy’s The Internship. The film will focus on two 40-something year olds who are out of a job and out of touch with the technological world. They try to navigate their way back into work by taking internships at Google and realize they may be out of their league.

Check out the first trailer for The Internship below.

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25 Days of Christmas Geek TV: Day 3 – The Office
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Christmas TV Day 3The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us. The Christmas season is here and with that comes Christmas TV episodes!

For the 25 days leading up til Christmas Day this month, we’ll be spotlighting some of the best Christmas-themed episodes from some of Geek culture’s greatest shows. Each day we’ll cover different shows and episodes and encourage you to watch along with us. So come one, come all, to the 25 Days of Geek TV Christmas!

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2010 – Day 3: The Office

Season 2, Episode 10: “Christmas Party”
Directed by: Charles McDougall
Written by: Michael Schur
Starring: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B.J. Novak
Original Air Date: December 6, 2005

You can stream the episode over at TBS.com. You can also purchase a copy of the episode at Amazon or iTunes.

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