Here’s our first look at Lin-Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns!

But will he have an outrageous Cockney accent?

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. A batch of stills from the filming of Mary Poppins Returns hit Twitter over the weekend and they give us another look at Emily Blunt filling in Julie Andrews’ rather large (and still loud) shoes as Mary Poppins (looks like her parrot head umbrella has gotten a bit of a redo) as well as our first glimpse at Lin-Manuel Miranda’s character, a lamp lighter named Jack, who I’m sure will confuse a whole generation of children who saw the original and are going to think he’s playing a new Bert.

Here is some more stills of Emily Blunt as #MaryPoppins in ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ the new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film ‘Mary Poppins.’

— Gordon Harrold (@TheRoyalFootman) March 5, 2017

I know he’ll do his own thing, but I really kinda sorta maybe want to see him do an outrageous Cockney accent. I don’t know if I can handle a Mary Poppins sequel without one…
The cast on this is solid, the look is right. Rob Marshall’s not my most favorite director in the world, but the man knows how to shoot a pretty looking movie and can handle musicals pretty well.
What do you folks think?
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Check out Hugh Grant in Love Actually’s (short) sequel!

Prime Minister David and Natalie are still together! Richard Curtis returns with a huge chunk of his Love Actually cast for a long short in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. You know how every Christmas a bunch of critics and film blogger types decide to write up some smarmy anti-Love Actually thinkpieces? Fuck ’em. They’re wrong. And you’re wrong if you turn your nose up at the movie, too! I mean, you can be right for you, but you’re definitely wrong for me. I get a ridiculous amount of happiness out of that sappy, silly, emotionally-draining movie and now I don’t feel like it’s Christmas unless I’ve given it at least a couple viewings.
Richard Curtis has a surprise for us unabashed Love Actually fans: he has written and directed a follow up, what sounds like a “Where Are They Now” short film done in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day.
Red Nose Actually will gather together a ton of the cast from the film, including Hugh Grant, Martin McCutcheon, Bill Nighy, Colin Firth, Lucia Moniz, Liam Neeson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Olivia Olsen, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln and Rowan Atkinson and will air at the end of this very month! It’ll show on BBC One on March 24th and on NBC on March 25th!
Over the weekend producer Emma Freud tweeted some first look photos, featuring everybody’s favorite awkward dancer Prime Minister. Her first RT was this coy shot:

Sneaky set shot – who’s that then? #RedNoseDayActually

— Red Nose Day (@rednoseday) March 5, 2017

Then she went with some more direct images in which you get to see David and Natalie together still after all these years!

And here he is.

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Stephen King’s IT Part 2 filming soon? Pennywise Lives!

Looks like the grown up second chapter of Stephen King’s IT adaptation is to roll cameras before the first film sees release!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. Take it with a grain of salt, but a site that compiles a list of in-production films (which I would guess is sourced by agency update reports) called MyEntertainmentWorld has listed the second half of the big Stephen King IT adaptation as going before cameras soon. Like, in a couple weeks soon.
They say the film, under the working title Accordion, will start filming March 17th. That sounds soon, but from what I hear it makes sense. I know director Andres Muschietti wanted to include some flashbacks with the kid cast of the first one and they’re all at the age where even waiting another summer will break continuity.
If you’re not familiar with King’s book… well, first fix that. It’s one of his best novels. But the short version is that the story bounces back and forth between the same group between their pre-teen first run-in with a supernaturally evil clown and their approaching-middle aged selves who have to return to fight it when it pops back up.
The first film (seeing release this September) is the story of the kids forming their group in fictional 1980s Derry, Maine and the adults return in modern day. In the book it was ’50s for the kids and ’80s for the adults, but I guess we’re all getting too damn old now to make that work for today’s audiences.
It’s strange we haven’t heard one peep about casting for the older versions of the Loser’s Club, which is the only thing

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‘I Can’t Just Wait!!’ WALKING DEAD 7.12!!


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I am – Hercules!!
Last week Eugene elected not to help Negan’s wives kill Negan.
AMC says of tonight’s “Say Yes”:
“Members of the group scavenge for supplies. Meanwhile, back in Alexandria, someone must make a morally challenging decision.”
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Herc Endorses The First LAST MAN ON EARTH Since Early December!! HOMELAND, BILLIONS, GIRLS, CRASHING

Herc Endorses The First LAST MAN ON EARTH Since Early December!! HOMELAND, BILLIONS, GIRLS, CRASHING!! Sunday TV Talkback!!

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Tonight’s first “Last Man on Earth” since Dec. 11 is hilarious. Will Forte is not in this episode. Kristen Wiig is in every scene.
Fox says of “Got Milk?”:
The first moments of the deadly virus outbreak are revealed through a special lens.

Showtime says of “Imminent Risk”:
Carrie gets bad news. Saul makes a plan. Quinn accepts his situation.

Showtime says of “Optimal Play”:
Axe considers buying an NFL team. Chuck cultivates a low-level informant.

HBO says of “Painful Evacuation”:
Hannah interviews influential writer Ode Montgomery, who offers eye-opening advice on being a woman and a writer. When Adam storms off the set of his latest acting job, Jessa suggests they embark on a creative endeavor of their own. Ray considers the course of his life after a regular at the coffee shop dies suddenly. Marnie is confronted with her narcissism.

HBO says of “Yard Sale”:
While staying at T.J. Miller’s place, Pete has the unsettling experience of witnessing a comic who can’t “turn it off.” Hearing from his wife, Jessica, Pete and T.J. travel upstate to her yard sale, where Pete unexpectedly teams up with Jess’ new boyfriend, Leif, to get back a prized possession. After Jess voices her true feelings to Pete, the sale comes to a dramatic end.
Premiering or returning tonight: The Arrangement (E!) Believer (CNN) Boat Buyers (Travel) Feud (FX) Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E!) Last Man On Earth (Fox) Little Big Shots (NBC) Making History (Fox) Naked & Afraid (Disc) North Woods Law

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It’s Simple. Accurate Song Data = More Music Royalties

Attention artists, labels, publishers, and music management companies! Ever wonder why you’re not receiving the music royalties you deserve for your music?  Here are a few tips to from the pros. Last month, the Association of Independent Publishers (AIMP) hosted a luncheon featuring three experts from leading music administration companies.  The discussion, which happened in Los […]

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Breaking: 90s Pop Singer Tommy Page Commits Suicide at 46

He scored a number one hit in 1990 with “I’ll Be Your Everything” before becoming a music industry executive.  On Friday, Tommy Page was found dead in an apparent suicide. He was a one-hit wonder before the Backstreet Boys were legal.  But Tommy Page, best known for his chart-topping, 1990 hit “I’ll Be Your Everything,” […]

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