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Bringing Paddington to life is ‘painful,’ admits Ben Whishaw

Like its predecessor “Paddington 2” has been a critical darling. It has somehow even managed to outdo the 2014 original to become only the 4th film with over 100 reviews to boast a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. While this acclaim hasn’t really transferred to the box office,...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:33am

Will there be a ‘Paddington 3’? Here’s what Ben Whishaw told us

Paddington 2 has achieved something that most sequels often fall short of. It has both matched its beloved predecessor and expanded its world in a unique but just as compelling fashion. The success of “Paddington 2,” which has already grossed $133.9 million across the world before...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 5:34pm

Ben Whishaw talks ‘Paddington 2,’ being mystified by comedy, and the glorious innocence of the beloved bear

It would be easy to dismiss Paddington and its sequel as silly kids films that adults have to endure rather than enjoy.   Even their titanic Rotten Tomatoes scores of 98% and 100%, respectively, don’t come close to underling just how magical, hilarious, and poignant an experience they...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:02am

This cruel world doesn’t deserve the gloriously feel-good 'Paddington 2'

"Paddington 2" Director: Paul King Starring: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant Rating: PG 5 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: With Paddington now fully acclimated to London, and a focal point of the community, he now has his eyes set on an antique pop-up book of London for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:33pm

Ben Whishaw is patiently waiting for a 'James Bond 25' update, too

It has now been over two years since the last James Bond film came out. But even though “Spectre” was met with middling reviews it still provided enough spectacle and action to remind moviegoers why the franchise has remained so popular for so long. Audiences have been waiting with...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 12:21pm

Ben Whishaw talks 'Mary Poppins Returns' and Emily Blunt’s ‘really original’ portrayal

The casting of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns was met with universal approval. That was hardly a surprise, as not only does the 34-year-old bear a striking resemblance to Julie Andrews but she possesses the same spirit and presence, too. Ben Whishaw, who is playing Michael...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:30am