China bans Christopher Robin to save its leader from the tyranny of Winnie The Pooh

Disney’s latest assault on our collective heartstrings Christopher Robin opens in theaters this weekend, reacquainting audiences around the world with A.A. Milne and his beloved Hundred Acre Woods. There, we meet characters who are enduring symbols of the power and warmth of childhood whimsy—and also, in a handful of…

Christopher Robin gives Winnie The Pooh and his furry friends the Hook treatment

On this week’s episode of Film Club, critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky take a look at Disney’s new live-action Christopher Robin, inspired by the Winnie The Pooh stories by A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard. In a Hook-esque twist, Christopher Robin follows a now grown-up, workaholic Christopher whose inner child…

Disney goes back to the Hundred Acre Wood in the wistful Christopher Robin

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Picture this: It’s the late 1940s or early ’50s, and Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor), the little boy from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-The-Pooh stories, is all grown up. He works as a number-cruncher for a London luggage company, can’t get a weekend off to go to the country with his wife (Hayley Atwell) and their precocious…

Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman could be the best reason to head to the movies this August

So many movies, so little time. Every week brings a new crop of them, opening in multiplexes and arthouse theaters across the nation, and arriving in increasingly high volumes on streaming platforms like Netflix. How’s a voracious moviegoer to keep up? That’s where The A.V. Club comes in. The first week of every…

This Christopher Robin trailer is a perfectly adorable weekend treat

We’ll be honest: When we first heard the phrase “Live-action CGI Winnie The Pooh sequel” floating around the pop culture ecosystem, we cringed a bit. In a world where CGI version of The Smurfs and Alvin And The Chipmunks are hiding everywhere, just waiting to force you to listen to them rap, the idea of A.A. Milne’s…

Marc Forster is directing the live-action Winnie The Pooh film

Out of all the projects to come out of Disney’s ongoing cycle of children’s lit remakes and fairy-tale spin-offs, few have been more intriguing than Christopher Robin, a largely live-action, decades-later sequel to A.A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh stories that’s being scripted by Alex Ross Perry, the caustic indie…