In Nanny McPhee Returns, Oscar®-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she’s needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world.
In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she’s arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green’s children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave.
Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant who turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.
Oscar winning actress and writer Emma Thompson is best known for her dramatic roles in such films as Howards End, The Remains of the Day, In the Name of the Father, Sense and Sensibility and An Education. But she has also appeared in a series of romantic comedies and family films as well such as Love Actually, Last Chance Harvey, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and Nanny McPhee, which she also wrote. Now she returns both as star and writer of the new film Nanny McPhee Returns, which is a sequel to her hit 2005 film and opens in theaters on August 20th. In addition to Thompson the follow-up features an all-star cast of actors including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans and Ewan McGregor, as well as child-actors Lil Woods, Eros Vlahos and Rosie Taylor-Ritson. We recently had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Oscar winner Emma Thompson, Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lil Woods, Eros Vlahos and Rosie Taylor-Ritson about the new movie, the series and the art of making films for the entire family. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
In Nanny McPhee Returns, Oscar winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson returns to the role of the magical nanny who appears when she's needed the most and wanted the least in the next chapter of the hilarious and heartwarming fable that has enchanted children around the world. In the latest installment, Nanny McPhee appears at the door of a harried young mother, Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war. But once she's arrived, Nanny McPhee discovers that Mrs. Green's children are fighting a war of their own against two spoiled city cousins who have just moved in and refuse to leave. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and a baby elephant, which turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to teach her mischievous charges five new lessons.Read More
Universal Pictures and Rogue Pictures have just released an advanced preview of their upcoming 2010 summer movie release slate and beyond, which includes such highly anticipated films as Robin Hood, MacGruber, Get Him to the Greek, Despicable Me, Charlie St. Cloud, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Nanny McPhee Returns, The Adjustment Bureau, Catfish, My Soul to Take, and Little Fockers.
Oscar® winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood, whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. Robin Hood chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar® winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.Read More
What's the Fuss: Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations are tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world. Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film The Last Airbender is the opening chapter in Aang's struggle to survive. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.
Why you shouldn't miss it: It's been one of the highest rated kids' programs on television for ten years running. How can a billion tweens be wrong? M. Night Shyamalan finally gets to stretch his creative muscles in 3D! The acclaimed director who was once compared to Steven Spielberg has a chance to show how well he can work with other people's property. Which he desperately needs to do after the horrible train wreck that was The Happening. Great special effects and tiny Kung Fu kickers will make this a family affair and a huge hit at the box office. Its one of the few films you simply cannot miss.Read More