‘allo me old beauties, and a cheerful tinkery-tonk to one and all! We’ve got ourselves one last entry in our “In Theaters Now” series, and it’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” a sequel to the Disney classic based on the P.L. Travers book “Mary Poppins.” Yes, we all asked for it and here it is, a mere 54 years after the original. Hold off on flying that kite or investing that tuppence until after you’ve listed to our take on this bit of cinema. Is it a spoonful of sugar or nothing but medicine? Listen and find out. For Queen and Country! Pip pip! Cheerio! Apples and pears! Bob’s your uncle!
Once again we find our intrepid heroes grappling with another superhero movie in their series “In Theaters Now.” This week, can the dyspeptic duo marshal all their periodontic powers and converse about a possible cacaphonic celluloid calamity? Will they have to call their fishy friends? Will concentric circles expand out of their heads as they discuss “Aquaman,” the latest addition to the DC Cinematic Universe? Tune in to find out! Same fish time, same fish channel!
Hey there, true believers! This week’s “In Theaters Now” involves the animated film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse,” the most recent attempt to translate Spider-man to the big screen. Does it work? Does it fail? More importantly, if he’s got the powers of spider, why do his webs come out of his wrists? Shouldn’t they come out of a more . . . abdominal region? And if he “does whatever a spider can”, doesn’t that mean he should catch thieves, cocoon them in his web for a while, and then eat them? Wow, that would be a REALLY different movie . . . [Spoilers: at no time does Spider-man eat any of his criminal foes. At least . . . not on screen . . . ].
Robin Hood, Robin Hood/Riding through the glen
Robin Hood, Robin Hood/With his band of men
Ah, the glorious story of Robin Hood, told so many times in literature, song, and film. And here’s yet another interpretation, another in our series of “In Theaters Now” discussions. Starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and a bunch of other unfortunates, I mean actors. So does this one earn a place in the canon? Will it make us forget such classics portrayals as those of Errol Flynn, Patrick Bergen, Bugs Bunny, and Daffy Duck? Give a listen and find out!
Hallo there, my little droogies! While we didn’t take a break for Thanksgiving, we are taking one this week. Just for this episode, promise! We’ll be back next week with meanderings, musings, and . . . um, marmosets. Yes, in our next series we’ll be focusing exclusively on the sprawling sub-genre of films that prominently feature marmosets. That’s what we’ll be doing. I’m totally not completely lying about this and I’m certainly not going to pretend next week that I never said this. Cough.
Please do join us next week!