Paddington (Ben Whishaw) has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy (Imelda Staunton) who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined – until he meets the kindly Brown family, who find him with a label tied around his neck which reads ‘Please look after this bear. Thank you.’ They offer him a temporary home whilst he searches for the explorer who impressed Aunt Lucy all those years before. But when Paddington catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn’t long before his home – and very existence – is under threat …
Full of British stars such as Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Waters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi oh and Nicole Kidman to name but a few make this a heart warming take on an old classic tv programme. Funny and quite topical, I hate to say it but it hits all the right notes.
See if you liked: How To Train Your Dragon, Under The Sea
HORRIBLE BOSSES 2
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Tired of always answering to others, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) go into business for themselves. After demonstrating the prototype for an invention called the Shower Buddy, the guys attract the attention of Rex Hanson (Chris Pine) and his father, Bert (Christoph Waltz). Bert invests in the trio’s product, then cancels the order and steals their idea. Now heavily in debt and with no legal recourse, Nick, Dale and Kurt decide to kidnap Rex and use the ransom money to pay off their loans.
The title says it all, HORRIBLE! If you thought the first film was awful I’m afraid you’re not going to think any differently with its sequel. It’s full of cheap and nasty gags which just leave a bad taste in your mouth. You’ll find, like most films these days, the best bits are in the trailer. Not even the very thought of Jamie Foxx can rescue this BAD boy.
See if you liked: Horrible Bosses, Dumb and Dumber.
I AM ALI
I AM ALI is a documentary on the Legendary boxer Mohammed Ali told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of ‘audio journals’ combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, sons, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.
Coming from the producers of Searching for Sugarman, I expected a whole lot more from this documentary. Yes it covers the touching moments of love he had for his family but this quite quickly becomes really rather mundane with the endless audio telephone conversations he has with his family. If you want to see a more definitive look at the man behind the legend this won’t fulfil your appetite.
See if you liked: Searching for Sugarman, Ali.
MY PICK OF THE WEEK: PADDINGTON.