Studiocanal, the French company which is the largest of its kind in Europe, is said to be in talks with producer David Heyman for a followup. Paddington, which features a stellar cast including Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters (as well as Ben Whishaw as the voice of the loveable ursine immigrant from darkest Peru) has so far taken $218m globally off the back of excellent reviews. According to Studiocanal president Olivier Courson it is expected to reach at least $250m by the end of its run. … [Read more...] about Paddington sequel? Fur sure!
Last week in Film&Music, Brian Logan discussed the perennially vexed question of how to transform Britain's famously high standard of TV comedy into something we can feel good about on the big screen. Here is a case in point. There's no doubt about the ability and the track-records of the people involved. Writer-director Paul King directed The Mighty Boosh on television, and is here making his feature debut with something in a broadly comparable vein: a manky male flat-share comedy, with a strong dash of fantasy and delusion. Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding from the Boosh are in the film, but only in supporting roles. The leads are taken by relative newcomers Edward Hogg and Simon Farnaby. Hogg plays Stephen "the Bull" Turnbull, a guy who has apparently been traumatised by some past event; he now never leaves his ropey apartment, and is tormented by visions of his old mate Bunny, played by Farnaby, a gambling addict who once took him on a tour of … [Read more...] about Bunny and the Bull
"The hardest thing I have ever had to do was to tell Connor that his mummy had gone to heaven. It broke my heart. He has been very brave but I catch him crying at times. He seems to get a bit embarrassed that he is crying but I tell him that it's ok we need to speak about mummy." … [Read more...] about Mum, 38, dies from Covid after tragic phone call to husband saying she loves him
Yoriko, 42, who spends two hours at a time grooming her dog, said: 'He had a problem with licking his paws clean as the saliva made the hair on his legs tangled, which was painful for him to unravel. That's why I decided on a sheep-style cut for him.' … [Read more...] about It’s a sheepdog! Japanese poodle looks like a lamb thanks to its glorious fluffy fur