Guys I *still* haven’t seen MARY POPPINS RETURNS! I was gonna go with my parents last weekend, but every showing near us was sold out 😱 I guess that bodes well - theatres will probably hang onto it for a while. @caseygardnerphotos sent me this shot last week from our 2014 production at @aurora.theatre; I’d never seen it before, and I’m in love. @caseymgardner was IN this show - she spent a performance darting out to the booth whenever she had a spare moment and taking pictures. Can you even believe such talent exists?
#29: I teared up during the opening scene because I know Taylah would have just loved it 😢💗 Anyway before watching this film just let go of the original Mary Poppins and just enjoy the film. It’s fun with brilliant actors that complete the film.
15/365 ✅ my heart and mind are heavy with a lot of stress and thoughts. I’ve been beating myself up and comparing myself and job to fake expectations. Part of me that I’ve lost is appreciating the small and simple things in life. I came across this book years ago and gave it to a friend I thought needed it when in fact I need to remember all the things I have to be grateful for. Put the “stress” on hold and cherish what’s in front of you. #justlittlethings#afewofmyfavoritethings#justkeepswimming#godisgood#spoonfulofsugar justlittlethings.net
Movie thoughts! 1.14.19
I had the great pleasure of watching "Mary Poppins Returns" today! Many great impressions were made, such as: the enjoyable performance of the much more directly sassy/sarcastic, yet responsible and collected Mary Poppins played by Emily Blunt, and the existence of a semi "new" cast of characters and a more complex storyline. However, much of the movie was very nostalgic to me and touching, because I found myself sporadically reminiscing back to the first movie (with Bert, and little Michael, and Jane!) And Julie Andrew's version of Poppins, who sang some of the most memorable songs of my childhood, such as "A Spoonful of Sugar." (While we're at it, I loved her "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" as well!) But, I have as much appreciation for the cool new Poppins, whose mode of transportation has really branched out (return of the kite! Ladders!) and who still caringly sings to the children, as well as the new adventures of the Return movie, especially visitation to Meryl Streep's character, Topsy Turvy, who is the most lovably eccentric character I've seen in ages! Her dynamic interactions with Poppins really drew me in and invested me in her story. The storyline of the movie itself definitely felt more layered than I expected, but the ending left me with an overall bubbly, happy feeling, although it was pretty classical and expected 😆💕. Fun movie to watch, I think I'd like to see another someday, that branches out further and further combines story and technology like this one.