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We've got a collection of posters for some family films coming our way over the following year. Briefly: The Peanuts Movie – Snoopy rests peacefully in a new poster that continues to make the film look like it could be quite charming. The animated film opens in 3D on November 6, 2015. Paddington – The lesson of this poster: If you adopt a talking bear, he will ruin your home. Most home insurance policies do not cover water damage caused by bears. The film opens in the U.K. on November 28th and in the U.S. on January 16, and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water – The upcoming sequel takes the animated characters into the live-action realm and turns them into superheroes, and these posters provide the names of their alter-egos. »
- Matt Goldberg
Adorable. So witty and compassionate and bittersweet and just the right little bit of snarky that you will cry tears of joy from the perfection of it. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): was worried about CGI creepiness
I have read the source material (and I am indifferent about it)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
So, a small brown illegal immigrant — he doesn’t even have a passport — sneaks over the border into the United Kingdom… and is instantly welcomed into the home of a quintessentially English family in London, complete with a kooky elderly kinswoman of unspecified relation and a house that is the epitome of storybook chic.
And it is adorable.
Paddington is, in fact, so cute and witty and compassionate and bittersweet and just the right little bit of snarky and positively downright altruistic that »
- MaryAnn Johanson
That marmalade loving bear from darkest peru, Paddington, makes his way to Irish screens on Friday, and we have for you video highlights from the films London premiere, with stars Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Julie Walters, and Jim Broadbent all braving the wet weather last sunday evening. Check it out below. Released: 28th November (Irl/U.K.)/ 16th January 2015 (U.S.) Synopsis: From the producer of Harry Potter and Gravity, Paddington comes to the big screen for the first time in an epic new adventure. Featuring an all-star cast and effects courtesy of award-winning VFX company Framestore, Paddington is The big family film of Christmas. Voted Best Animated Character at the 2012 British Animation Awards, and adapted from Michael Bond’s beloved books, Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young bear with an endearing talent for comic chaos. Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
At first sight, Paddington Bear looks monstrous, his creepy photorealistic fur bringing to mind 2010’s astonishingly misconceived Yogi Bear. You can almost hear the soft, squelching sound as audience’s hearts sink, the sound of teeth gritting as they prepare for yet another sacrilegious plundering of a beloved children’s classic. What nightmares are we going to have to endure? Is Paddington Bear going to have an attitude? Is he going to wear a puffa jacket? Oh god.. he’s going to rap, isn’t he?
This consuming sense of dread isn’t director Paul King’s fault. It’s just that we’ve been burned so many times by overblown, gagless, soulless cinematic abortions that we expect the worst; to look into the eyes of a CG bear is to see a grinning studio exec staring back (probably doing some warped approximation of the hated “Dreamworks face”).
This is a pity, »
- David James
BBC Television has unveiled new details of its line-up for 2014.
In addition to joining Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond for a two-part Top Gear special, James May will also host a new episode of Toy Stories and Gareth Malone is back with The Choir: New Military Wives.
Miranda, Mrs Brown's Boys: 14 Christmas TV highlights from the BBC
Danny Cohen, Director of Television, said: "This year's Christmas line-up on BBC Television is one of our best ever. »
TWC-Dimension announced today that Grammy award winning recording artists Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani have teamed up to co-write and perform the original song 'Shine' for the upcoming family comedy adventure Paddington.  The film will be released in the Us and Canada on January 16, 2015, with a qualifying run in December. The response to the film from advance screenings has already been fantastic.
Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani previously teamed up on songs including 'Hollaback Girl', 'Can I Have it Like That?', and 'Spark the Fire'. Pharrell Williams recently received an Academy Award Nomination for his original song "Happy" featured in the animated film Despicable Me 2.
Paddington is the first film adaptation of author Michael Bond's beloved classic series of children's books. The film is produced by David Heyman and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton, »
The film will be released in the U.S. and Canada on Jan. 16 by The Weinstein Co. with a qualifying Academy Awards run in December. The song is not included in the British version of the film, due out Friday.
Williams and Stefani previously teamed up on “Hollaback Girl,” “Can I Have It Like That” and “Spark the Fire.” Williams received an Academy Award nomination for his original song “Happy” in “Despicable Me 2.”
Ben Whishaw replaced Colin Firth as the voice of Paddington during the summer. The film, produced by “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” producer David Heyman, stars Nicole Kidman as a villainous taxidermist, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.
The film follows the comic misadventures of the bear from darkest Peru who »
- Dave McNary
StudioCanal has released a series of character posters from the upcoming live-action Paddington movie, featuring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as Mr. Brown, Jim Broadbent (Cloud Atlas) as Mr. Gruber, Sally Hawkins (Godzilla) as Mrs. Brown, Julie Walters (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) as Mrs. Bird, Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) as Mr. Curry and Nicole Kidman (Grace of Monaco) as Millicent…
See Also: Watch the trailer for Paddington here
Paddington has grown up deep in the Peruvian jungle with his Aunt Lucy who, inspired by a chance encounter with an English explorer, has raised her nephew to cook marmalade, listen to the BBC World Service, and dream of an exciting life in London. When an earthquake destroys their home, Aunt Lucy decides the time has come to smuggle her young nephew on board a boat bound for England, in search of a better life. Trusting of the kindness of strangers, »
- Gary Collinson
The early reviews are in, and Paddington is a hit with critics! The Weinstein Company has released a series of new character posters introducing this family adventure's colorful cast of characters, including star Nicole Kidman as the evil Millicent, who is out to capture and stuff the iconic bear.
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman ("Harry Potter" films), Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of »
Oscar-winning UK actress and writer to receive Richard Harris Award.
The award, introduced in 2002 in honour of actor Richard Harris, recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor. Previous winners have included, John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters.
Thompson is known for both acting and screenwriting and is the only artist to date to have received an Oscar for both acting and screenwriting.
Speaking about the Richard Harris Award, Thompson said: “This is a very special award, in name of an incredible actor who inspired so many people during his career. I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of my peers who have received this award before me.”
Thompson received her first Oscar in 1993 for her leading role in Merchant Ivory adaptation Howard »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
We’ve just received word that Britain’s own national treasure Emma Thompson is to receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at this year’s Moet British Independent Film Awards. The top gong recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and has previously been won by the likes of John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters just last year.
The awards are dished out on Sunday 7th December at a ceremony in central London. You can see the full list of nominees for this year’s awards here.
Here’s the full release.
- Paul Heath
The first clip from Paddington has been unveiled exclusively through Digital Spy.
The two-minute preview sees the Brown family getting off a train at Paddington station to be met by the marmalade-loving bear, who has just arrived from deepest darkest Peru.
Paddington will open in UK cinemas on November 28 and January 16, 2015 in the Us. »
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) said Wednesday that Danish director Lone Scherfig will deliver the David Lean Lecture, a high-profile film lecture, in December. She will be the first woman to deliver it. Scherfig's lecture is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 15 at BAFTA’s headquarters in Central London. Read more BAFTA to Kick Off ‘Life in Television’ Event Series With Julie Walters The David Lean Lecture "aims to provide an insight into the experiences and outstanding creative achievements of some of the world’s most compelling filmmakers," according to the organization. The lecture carries on
- Georg Szalai
There's a new trailer for the family movie Paddington, about a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Check it out below. which you can watch below.
From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (Harry Potter films), Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who finds himself lost and alone in the big city, that is until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. The new trailer begins with the Brown family finding Paddington at the train station, and then taking him home as a guest. Here it is:
- Laura Frances
The Weinstein Company has released an amusing Us trailer for their upcoming family comedy film Paddington, which is based on the 1958 British children's book series created by Michael Bond. I don't remember the last time I saw a movie with fun slapstick style comedy. The first thing to pop into my head is Mr. Bean. This film follows the silly adventures of a bear, who is making an attempt to live in modern society.
Paddington tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the »
- Joey Paur
Ben Whishaw, best known as Q in Skyfall, lends his voice to the talking bear, stepping in to replace Colin Firth back in July after he dropped out in June. Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) and Sally Hawkins (Godzilla) star as the parents who take in Paddington, before the villainous taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) becomes intent on adding the lovable bear to her collection.
Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Samuel Joslin, Madeleine Harris and Doctor Who's Peter Capaldi co-star in director Paul King's upcoming adventure, which hits U.K. theaters November 28 before arriving stateside January 16, 2015.
Paddington comes to theaters January 16th, 2015 and stars Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent, Samuel Joslin, George Newton. The film is directed by Paul King. »
Paddington doesn’t even come out until January 16th, but thanks to this new trailer, we’ve already seen the film twice at this point. As Matt pointed out back when that international trailer dropped, it basically runs through the entire plot of the film and this new one is no different. Paul King’s big screen rendition of the beloved character is voiced by Ben Whishaw. In the film, Paddington is taken in by the Brown family, but while he’s living it up chugging mouthwash, marmalade and overfilling the bathtub at their home, the evil taxidermist Millicent Clyde (Nicole Kidman) is out to catch the Peruvian bear so she can add him to her collection. Hit the jump to check out the new Paddington trailer. The film also stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters and Peter Capaldi. Paddington hits theaters in the U.K. on »
- Perri Nemiroff
We have some new posters for you this morning. Briefly: Black Sea – A small submarine must face off against Jude Law's giant head in this new poster for Kevin Macdonald's upcoming thriller. The film opens January 23, 2015, and also stars Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, and David Threlfall. Paddington – Not quite Creepy Paddington, but certainly not Charming Paddington either. The film opens in the U.K. on November 28th and in the U.S. on January 16, and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear. Everly – Radius-twc found a leftover Grindhouse poster and converted it into this one-sheet for Joe Lynch's action film starring Salma Hayek. Hit the jump to check out the posters. Via Focus Features. Black Sea Here's the official synopsis for Black Sea: A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, »
- Matt Goldberg
Julie Walters, the multi-bafta-winning actress with almost four decades of appearances on U.K. TV and film, will be the star of the first in a new live series from BAFTA entitled 'Life in Television' , to be held in London on Dec. 3. Alongside renowned film roles in titles such as Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia, Calendar Girls and seven of eight Harry Potter titles, Walters is much-loved in the U.K. for her television appearances, in particularly alongside comedy actress, writer and director Victoria Wood in shows including Dinnerladies, Wood and Walters and Patt and Margaret. Read
- Alex Ritman
Julie Walters will celebrate her career at a special BAFTA 'Life in Television' event next month.
The actress is the first star confirmed for The British Academy of Film and Television Arts' new on-stage event, which will celebrate leading figures' contribution to British television and culture.
Walters will appear at the event, to be held at BAFTA headquarters in London, on Wednesday, December 3.
Andrew Newman, Chair of the BAFTA Television Committee, said: "We're delighted to be launching a new strand of television events, 'BAFTA A Life in Television', and doubly delighted that Julie Walters, one of the UK's most celebrated performers, has agreed to be our first subject.
"Each event will create the opportunity to hear first-hand from a major creative force within television, and to celebrate their career and showcase their body of work. We are aiming to produce three each year and look forward to announcing further names for 2015 shortly. »
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