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Mind-Blowing Hidden Relationships You Never Noticed In Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’!

12 Dec

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**UPDATE**

With Mary Poppins Returns hitting theaters Dec. 19, I figured this was the perfect time to update and recirculate my (very well-supported and some-might-say-overly-well-documented-and-long) fan theory about the secret, hidden character connections in the original Mary Poppins

ALSO — After Emily Blunt was cast as Mary, Huffington Post asked her about my fan theory (which is weirdly exciting), and she said it was “a lovely notion” and “a very lovely possibility.” I kind of freaked out about how awesome that is.

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On August 27, the Disney classic Mary Poppins turns 50! It’s the story of a magical nanny, two precocious children, a stern father with the capacity for love just beneath the surface, a socially progressive mother, and the most charming chimney sweep/kite salesman/one-man-band in history.

You know you love him.

You know you love him.

The film won 5 Oscars out of an astounding 13 nominations, and was the only Best Picture nomination Walt Disney ever received. Mary Poppins is also one of the rare films to have a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Unlike these movies, which all have less than 100%

Unlike these movies, which all have less than 100%

Basically, it’s a great film and everyone loves it. However, despite all the times you’ve likely watched it, I have a theory that there were a number of hidden connections that you probably didn’t even realize!

Connections like:

1. Mary Poppins was Bert’s nanny!

2. Mr. Dawes Sr. – the Bank Owner – is Bert’s father

3. Uncle Albert is Bert’s Uncle

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8 Awesome Moments of Miniature Badassery From the New Ant-Man Trailer

14 Apr

The newest trailer for Marvel’s highly anticipated Ant-Man is here, and we finally get to see Paul Rudd kick some ass in miniature form!

With a lot more humor and action than the previous trailer, this awesome new promo also introduces us to a number of Ant-Man’s impressive powers and gives us a look at the film’s villain Yellowjacket — played by The Strain‘s Corey Stoll.

So what are Ant-Man’s powers? He can change size, he’s super strong (when he’s small), and he can control an army of ants. Also, when he gets bored he can make playing with children’s toys way more fun.

So let’s take a look at the eight most exciting miniature moments from the new Ant-Man trailer!

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Celebrity Showdown: Will Smith vs. Kevin Costner

1 Mar

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After disappearing from the screen for a few years, Will Smith and Kevin Costner have both been enjoying career resurgences recently. This year alone, Costner has already starred in two releases – Black or White and McFarland, USA – and Focus hit the big screen this weekend, marking Smith’s return to movies for the first time since the disastrous release of his 2013 sci-fi bomb After Earth.

So, with both stars in the middle of making powerful comebacks, and with films in theaters at the same time, what better way to see who the real star is than by pitting their careers against each other’s in a brand-new installment of Celebrity Showdown?!

Who do you think will win between Smith and Costner? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results not actually scientific.

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Celebrity Showdown: Bradley Cooper vs. Colin Firth

16 Feb

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With Bradley Cooper’s American Sniper sitting comfortably at fourth place at the box office after four weeks in wide release and eight weeks in theaters, it’s clear that his role as “the deadliest sniper in history” resonates with many people — but can he beat a British Oscar winner?

This weekend, audiences everywhere got to see Colin Firth kick major a** as a James Bond-esque super spy in the amazingly entertaining Kingsmen: The Secret Service. So which acclaimed actor would win in a fight between their acting careers? We’re here to get a definitive answer in another installment of Celebrity Showdown!

Who do you think will win between Cooper and Firth? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results are not actually scientific.

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11 Weird Things You Notice When Binge Watching ‘Friends’

2 Feb

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By Meredith Lee – Contributing Writer

On New Year’s Day, Friends finally became available on Netflix and fans everywhere rejoiced by not leaving their houses for a few days. They stayed in pajamas, drank pots of coffee and powered through eating unhealthy snacks in order to keep up momentum while binge watching every episode starring six fictional friends that fans know as well as they know their own. From those first moments when Rachel runs into Central Perk in her wedding dress after having left her fiancé at the altar to those final minutes when the gang leaves Monica and Chandler’s empty apartment behind to begin the next stage of their lives, not a second was wasted.

 

Yet through those binge watching moments, you start to pick up things. While you smile at the old-school telephones and VHS tapes, you start to notice plot holes and Matthew Perry’s drastic weight fluctuations. The time lapse between season six and season seven is really only supposed to be about an hour yet he looks about 20 pounds thinner from one episode to the next. Personalities also change drastically over time. People become less intelligent, they like to yell more and it somehow seems like they all become different people with no recollection of things that have happened in their lives.

 I shall now list those things because that is what people do to the things they love: try to ruin them for themselves and others… but in a fun way.

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The 14 Best Sketches (So Far) From ‘SNL’ Season 40

2 Jan

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Let’s just get this out of the way right off the bat: SNL’s 40th season started off a little shaky – despite an admirable hosting job by the endlessly entertaining Chris Pratt – and it seemed that the cast, as it stood, was going to take some time to gel. As it turned out, they gelled much faster than anyone anticipated and as the show reached its final episode of 2014 it found its stride in a way that had been missing for quite a few seasons.

SNL’s 40th season, hiccups aside, has had some truly brilliant, fascinating, and insanely funny moments, and I’ve decided to cherry pick my very favorite 14 (in honor of 2014, get it? It’s not arbitrary… I promise) sketches of the season (so far).

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7 Disney Movies Based On Deeply Disturbing, Horrifying Books

3 Dec

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[NOTE: I originally wrote this story for ETonline.com, where it was first published]

 With the live, musical stage production of Peter Pan airing on NBC on Thursday, and the recent release of the trailer for the upcoming adventure drama Pan – a re-imagined live-action version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale – it seems that America is once again experiencing full-blown Peter Pandemonium.

And why not? It’s fun for the whole family, right? On the surface, Peter Pan is about a young boy leading his friends on the adventure of a lifetime. Like most children’s stories, it’s a cherished morality tale that teaches kids a lesson while keeping them entertained.

And, like most beloved children’s stories, the familiar tale of Peter Pan is based on a book full of horrible murder and deeply traumatizing acts of depravity. Seriously, children’s stories are messed up. To show you what we mean, here are seven beloved (Disney-adapted) tales of fun and adventure that are based on some of the most shocking, horrifying stories imaginable…

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