To celebrate the release of Saving Mr Banks in UK cinemas, Disney staged a Mary Poppins-themed surprise for the gathered masses in Leicester Square last weekend. All you need for a singalong is a man, a piano and - of course - some singers...
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1 December 2013, 8:07am
Actor Paul Walker, best known for the Fast & Furious series, has died in a car crash.
29 November 2013, 3:56pm
We're nearing the end of the year, but the hits keep on coming to Virgin Movies. The best is yet to come, but for now you can click through to watch them online or select 'Catch Up & On Demand' then 'Movies' on your Virgin Media TV. Enjoy!
28 November 2013, 5:48pm
It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round that is the week's movie news. Have you paid your 50p? Are you wearing sensible shoes? Then let's begin!
28 November 2013, 5:40pm
2012's The Amazing Spider-Man was always going to be a bit of a punt considering moviegoers had watched Peter Parker's metamorphosis into the web-slinging hero only a decade ago and a reboot seemed somewhat premature. But naturally, it made a stupid amount of money and is currently the 50th-highest-grossing film of all time and with next year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 being the second out of three possible sequels, you better get used to Andrew Garfield swinging around New York and defying the laws of physics by fitting all that hair into his mask.
28 November 2013, 11:31am
Good horror remakes are a rare and wonderful thing - think of John Carpenter's The Thing, David Cronenberg's The Fly, Zack Snyder's surprisingly fun Dawn of the Dead and newcomer Fede Alvarez even had a reasonable stab at The Evil Dead earlier this year. Done well, it can be a chance to update or improve special effects, to refresh the horror content for a new generation - synching the subject matter to a different time or place. Unfortunately, lazy horror rehashes are far more common and Kimberly 'Boys Don't Cry' Peirce's crack at Carrie falls limply into the latter category.
27 November 2013, 5:25pm
It's another exciting month on Virgin Movies, with new films available on demand each week, most on the same day they hit DVD. When released, all movies will be available to watch online at Virgin Movies and on your Virgin TV service (go 'Home' then visit 'Catch Up & On Demand > Movies'). Check out what December has to offer...
27 November 2013, 4:17pm
Four decades in the industry have done little to blemish the spotless reputation of Tom Hanks, perhaps the only Hollywood A-lister whose Wikipedia entry can't sustain even a modest 'controversy' subheading. Nonetheless, peer beneath the handsome everyman persona and you'll find that America's favourite big kid has a secret past of armed robbery and heroin abuse. Just kidding, he's a saint.
26 November 2013, 11:29am
After a week-long charm offensive promoting Captain Phillips, in which every journalist in the UK fell in love with him, Tom Hanks is back in our cinemas straight away, this time for his turn as Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks. But how did a formerly lightweight comic actor manage to transform himself into Hollywood's all-conquering hero?
25 November 2013, 10:44am
Part two of Tom Hanks' late-2013 double-whammy, following his remarkable performance in Captain Phillips, is another bold choice: he plays Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks, the story of the tumultuous journey from page to screen taken by author PL Travers' uncanny nanny, Mary Poppins. This time, however, Hanks' is a supporting role. The bulk of the film is carried by Emma Thompson, whose performance as the prickly Travers is the best thing in an otherwise pedestrian and typically schmaltzy Hollywood true story.