‘Paddington 2′ Just Became Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Reviewed Film Ever

‘Paddington 2′ Just Became Rotten Tomatoes’ Best Reviewed Film Ever

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Just weeks after releasing into theaters, Paddington 2 has won over many critics, earning a certified 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and receiving 164 consecutive fresh reviews, shoving long time favorite film Toy Story 2 into second place with its meager 163 fresh reviews.    Though the beloved childhood classic has received critical acclaim for decades, the success of Paddington 2 offers a pretty big win for adaptations.     via GIPHY   The success of Paddington 2 falls into line with the critical acclaim of its predecessor, Paddington (2015). Directed by the same director, Paul King, the film saw critical and cultural embrace. Of the sequel, …

The Best Books Coming to Screens This January

The Best Books Coming to Screens This January

January is finally here. At least here in New York, that means the snowstorms will slowly ramp up until my back will 100% break from shoveling. But also, January has good things in it, such as New Year’s Day, when we all sit around hungover and anticipate all the things we’ll accomplish in the coming twelve months.   Best of all, January has four Fridays. That means four opportunities to go to the movies and see our favorite books come to life. Here are the movie adaptations you can get hyped for this January.   January 5th   Molly’s Game   …

‘Paddington’ Creators to Adapt Enid Blyton’s ‘The Magic Faraway Tree!’

‘Paddington’ Creators to Adapt Enid Blyton’s ‘The Magic Faraway Tree!’

Hot off the success of Paddington 2, which has been sitting merrily atop the box office charts in the UK since its release, StudioCanal have announced they will be responsible for bringing Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree to the silver screen. This is great because the Paddington movies are wonderful. Please see my further thoughts on this here.    Me, climbing totally on board with this new adaptation | Via Giphy   The Faraway Tree series was a favorite of mine as a kid, though I recall one of my childhood best friends dismissing it as ‘twee.’  (She did actually use that word …

Paddington Bear to Enjoy Final Marmalade Sandwich in 2018

Paddington Bear to Enjoy Final Marmalade Sandwich in 2018

Paddington: adorable bear, attracter of shenanigans, toddler fashion icon, passionate advocate of the marmalade sandwich. What’s not to love? After many, many years and many, many adventures, the Paddington books are finally drawing to a close, with the last in the series announced for next year.   The final Paddington Bear book, Paddington at St. Paul’s,  will be released in July of 2018, the one year anniversary of the death of creator Michael Bond. The story will follow Paddington as he is mistaken for a choirboy during a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.   In an interview with BBC, Bond’s daughter, Karen Jankel, said …