I’m the biggest fan of Paddington Bear anywhere in the world. And that’s a fucking fact.
When I was two years old, my mum and dad bought me a ‘life-size’ Paddy, complete with the hat, duffle coat and Wellington boots. 337 more words
People have different definitions of the word “genius,” but I think regardless of which one you use, Jane Austen qualifies, not only because her books, set in period England, translate so well when Hollywood wants to make a modernized version of them (something that’s also true of Shakespeare) but because she managed to write two novels with opposite life lessons, both of which resonate with today’s reader/viewer. 652 more words
THERE ARE A couple of scenes in this marvelous movie that are guffawingly funny. When the brilliantly realized, thoroughly clutzy, Paddington (voiced by Ben Wishaw) decides he has to earn some money cleaning windows, Director Paul King (who directed the first movie) unleashes a series of comedy routines that are simply priceless. 344 more words
Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Allison Janney will each be the subject of BAFTA’s A Life In Pictures in the run-up to Christmas. 249 more words
An adorable improvement from the first film, it is also sophisticated enough to deliver comedy that invokes Harold Lloyd or Chaplin, yet for every sequence where Paddington manages to set his neighbours or in-mates right by sheer innocent force of what Aunt Lucy has taught him, there’s a… 249 more words
Bina007 reviews two of this week’s new UK releases – the indie crime thriller Good Time (2m45) and the Mississippi set racial drama Mudbound (8m15) – as well as two major films that are still playing – Murder On The Orient Express (16m30) – and Paddington 2 (25m15). 55 more words