Oh, Bother With This Sentimental First Trailer For GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (VIDEO/IMAGES)

Finding the Hundred Acre Wood?

That’s definitely the vibe here in the first trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin, the story of how the son of A.A. Milne inspired the author to imagine and write the tales of Winnie-the-Pooh.

From director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, Woman In Gold), this definitely takes the warm-hearted approach of Finding Neverland, which told how J.M. Barrie‘s “Peter Pan” came to be.

Starring Domhnall Gleeson (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) as Milne, Will Tilston as Milne’s son Christopher Robin, Margot Robbie as Mrs. Milne, and Kelly Macdonald as the Nanny (and Narrator, too, it seems), Goodbye Christopher Robin opens in the U.S. on November 10, 2017.

Don’t forget the tissues.

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Trailer For BRIGSBY BEAR Teases Strange, Dystopian Dramedy From SNL’s Kyle Mooney (VIDEO/IMAGES)

Of the current cast on Saturday Night Live, Kyle Mooney has the strangest sense of humor.

Now with frequent SNL video short director Dave McCary, Mooney gives us Brigsby Bear, a movie he scripted and stars in about a young adult named James who’s been raised in captivity. Told by his parents (who are really his kidnappers) that the global population has been wiped out, he’s been raised on a children’s TV show that his fake parents (Mark Hamill and Micheala Watkins) have produced solely for him.

Nominated for Cannes’ Golden Camera and Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize, this indie effort co-stars Claire Danes, Beck Bennett, and Greg Kenner.

Brigsby Bear opens in limited release on July 28, 2017.

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This Bull Is A Lover, Not A Fighter, In New FERDINAND Trailer & Character Profiles (VIDEO/IMAGES)

This is the taming, not the running, of the bull.

Based on an old children’s story about a bull who prefers flowers to fighting, Ferdinand is the latest animated feature from Blue Sky Studios (the Ice Age, Rio, and Peanuts movies). 20th Century Fox has released its latest trailer (above) for the family-friendly film, along with an image gallery (below) that matches each character to its real-life voice.

Ferdinand will go head-to-head with Star Wars: The Last Jedi when both open on December 15, 2017.

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Trailer For OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE Teases 21-Minute Holiday Theatrical Event (VIDEO/IMAGE)

It looks like Disney just put its very own ABC network on ice.

Expanding far beyond the traditional run time of 5-plus minutes that most pre-feature animated shorts abide, the 21-minute featurette Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will play before Pixar’s big holiday release Coco in theaters worldwide.

The length of this Frozen mini-sequel, which is essentially a half-hour of television minus the commercials, is a clear giveaway that Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was originally planned to be a holiday TV special, particularly given its Christmas-y setting. No doubt it will become an annual TV tradition in the future, but in 2017 this Olaf-centric narrative will play exclusively in movie theaters.

For many, this special event will be an even bigger draw to the movie theater than the new Pixar movie that will follow it.

Adjust your box office estimates to bookoo; this is going to make a ton of money. Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and Coco will be the go-to Thanksgiving double-feature when it debuts on November 22, 2017.


New First Look Photos Of MARY POPPINS RETURNS Sweep Into EW Cover Story (IMAGES)


These new photos should make every Poppins fan feel expialidocious.

Entertainment Weekly’s latest cover story offers up first look images of the much anticipated Mary Poppins Returns, starring Emily Blunt as the beloved magical nanny.

From the sequel set 25 years after the events of the original classic, these photos include Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack (Bert the chimney sweep’s former apprentice), the grown-up siblings Michael and Jane (Ben Whishsaw and Emily Mortimer), and Michael’s three kids.

Also included are three artist’s renderings of the production design, as well as two set photos, one of director Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago) and Meryl Streep at a singing rehearsal with the cast. Streep plays Mary’s cousin, Topsy.

Not pictured are co-stars Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury, Julie Walters, and Dick Van Dyke, so more first look goodies are still to come.

With songs by the Tony-winning team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray),  the arrival of Mary Poppins Returns is still far off: December 25, 2018.

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Judi Dench Is Queen Again In VICTORIA & ABDUL Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES)

In 1997, Judi Dench went from obscure American notoriety as M to Pierce Brosnan‘s James Bond to her first Oscar nomination as Queen Victoria in the under-seen yet powerful Mrs. Brown. Now, 20 years later, she plays Queen Victoria again during her final years in the dramatic charmer Victoria & Abdul.

The similarities to Mrs. Brown are striking, namely that both films center around the Queen’s unlikely friendship with a servant. First, it was the Scotsman John Brown; now it’s an Indian clerk named Abdul. Man, Vicky got around.

The directors, however, are different. John Madden guided Dench in Mrs. Brown (before leading her to her Oscar win in Shakespeare in Love). Here it’s Stephen Frears. He’s familiar with both royal character studies (The Queen) and Judi Dench (Philomena).

Don’t be surprised if the Dame ends up with her 8th Academy Award nomination.

Written by Billy Elliot screenwriter Lee Hall and co-starring Ali Fazal, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon, Eddie Izzard, Simon Callow, and Olivia Williams, Victoria & Abdul opens in select cities on September 22, 2017, and expands on September 29.

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First Trailer For WONDER Promises Tear-Jerker For The Holidays (VIDEO/IMAGES)

Every parent of a special needs kid better brace themselves for Wonder, the new movie about a boy with a deformed face who goes to school for the first time in the fifth grade.

Based on the best-selling book by RJ Palacio, the boy is played by Jacob Tremblay, the breakout star of Room. It was topliner Brie Larson who won the Oscar for that searing drama, but Tremblay was her equal in helping deliver its power.

In Wonder, he bares his emotions again as Auggie, the strange looking kid who just wants to blend in. Julia Roberts brings her megawatt smile and raw, fierce emotions to the role of Auggie’s mother, and Owen Wilson co-stars as the father.

Mandy Patinkin rounds out the cast notables along with Hamilton Tony-winner Daveed Diggs.

Wonder opens on November 17, 2017. Tissues required.

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