A friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru. Paddington (the character and the film) is fantastic and is perfectly re-created, keeping the same nostalgia, but with an extra added touch of magic.
It’s difficult to imagine the furry bear as anything but a real, living thing. Watching the film, I did not once think, “That CGI is really good!”. Not until the end did I sit there and geek out a little at the fact that I had just watched the little bear that I had loved for so many years. I have always loved Paddington. I think my only main worry with this film, was that the created a villain. Now, it’s been many years since watching and reading Paddington, but I don’t remember there being a villain, or at least a bond style villain, at all. The creation of this evil character was quite clever, with a good back story, and good reasons for being who she is, but it’s just not Paddington. I know that it was produced by the same director as Harry Potter, David Heyman, but it just feels a bit unnecessary. I understand that the film needs to be bigger and better (in some ways) than older adaptations, especially to keep up with the other blockbusters and super hero movies that fill our cinemas now… but I just feel that they should have made the film a little less Hollywood in places and a littlr more relaxed, like the original Paddington was. The ingenious casting was perfect though, with Hugh Bonneville playing Mr Brown, Peter Capaldi playing Mr Curry fro m next door and best of all, Ben Whishaw as Paddington himself.
Please don’t get me wrong, the film is superb and thrilled me throughout, with the great voicing of Paddington and the comedy elements throughout, it was one of the best films that I had seen in a while and it really brought out the child in me.
Honestly, this is a must have movie, especially for the family, as it’s so lovingly adorable, it just makes you want to jump into the screen and hug Paddington. It makes you love him all the more and it whisks you straight back to childhood. I grew up on the stop-motion series of Paddington Bear and honestly wasn’t sure if this movie would live up to the expectations that a lot of people had, especially the older generation that grew up with it. I was ecstatically happyas I watched it and will definitely be buying it on DVD as soon as it comes out!
In the first image, Eva Green is looking the part, her body hidden by whisps of white smoke.
In the other two images that were released, Josh Brolin and Jessica Alba are shown as their characters in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
The film is taking up it’s original design concept again of black and white. Hopefully there are a lot of red splashes within the film too, like in the first.
The sequel will be shot in 3D, which Robert Rodriguez is excited about, because he wants to push the visuals further than ever before.
“The first Sin City was such an experiment,” says Rodriguez. “We weren’t sure what audiences would accept, because it was just completely different. They liked it, so I could push it forward and do more of what I wanted the first time.”
Let’s just hope that the sequel is as good as the first, if not, even better.
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Co-starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be released in the UK on 29th August 2014
A brand new poster for The Raid 2: Berandal has been released. The poster is a mosaic of smaller images that form a larger image of Rama (Iko Uwais).
This movie will be set a few hours after the original, with the main character having little time to relax.
With a lot of criminals after his family, Rama has to go to long lengths to make sure his family doesn’t get hurt.
With his undercover mission taking him into a prison, it seems set to be an epic film.
Directed by Gareth Evans.
Co-starring Julie Estelle and Alex Abbad.
The Raid 2: Berandal will be released in the UK on 11 April 2014.
THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY will be released in the UK and Ireland on 26th December.
Directed by Ben Stiller.
Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Sean Penn.
In his secret life, Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) dreams big…really, really big. There’s no challenge beyond his grasp, be it climbing a massive glacier or rescuing a senior citizen from an exploding building. When he’s not daydreaming, the not-so-secret life of Walter Mitty is the opposite of his heroic alter-ego’s; he’s just an everyday guy facing imminent career downsizing, who’s too timid to ask out his pretty co-worker (Kristen Wiig). But when Walter faces his ultimate real-world test, he springs into action on a global adventure exceeding anything even he could have dreamed of.
Colin Trevorrow has revealed on Twitter, a few pieces of information about Jurassic World.
After someone asked whether it would be a reboot, Trevorrow replied with, “Reboot is a strong word. This is a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of Jurassic Park.”
So, this means that we will be getting something new, not remade, which is great to hear. Although Trevorrow hasn’t stated, there has been rumours that the movie may cover the ill-advised re-opening of the park on Isla Nublar.
Jurassic World is hoping to open in the US on 12 July 2015.
UK date yet to be confirmed.