Dec 142014
 

Paddington

From the beloved novels by Michael Bond, Paddington tells the story of the misadventures of a young bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who travels to London in search of a home after his idyllic Peruvian forest homestead is destroyed in an earthquake. 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 take heed of the label around his neck – “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” – and offer him a temporary haven.

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Sep 082013
 


Woody Allen (although through genuine sadness), once again tells a story from the basis of a joke, to which Cate Blanchett’s Jasmine is unaware of; “At a cocktail party, one woman said to another, ‘Aren’t you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?’ The other replied, ‘Yes, I am, I married the wrong man.” The joke is concise, the punch line effective, yet why aren’t we laughing? My review of Blue Jasmine after the jump.
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