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Paddington 2 Review

Extraordinary

The first Paddington movie in 2014 is already such a beloved classic that it's hard to believe that this sequel actually tops it. Writer-director Paul King and his cast are back with their whimsical approach, combining silly comedy with surreally deranged touches that bring these people to life in ways that are both hilarious and deeply endearing. And this time, the plot feels more developed and the humour even funnier.

 

We catch up with Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) as he's now a fixture in his Notting Hill neighbourhood. With his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday approaching, he wants to give her the hand-made pop-up book of London landmarks he discovers in Gruber's (Jim Broadbent) second-hand shop and starts working odd jobs to save up to buy it. What he doesn't know is that a neighbour, washed-up actor Phoenix (Hugh Grant), knows that the book is a map to a hidden treasure. When Phoenix steals it and frames him, Paddington's adoptive family (Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin and Julie Walters) launch a plan to clear his name.

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Finding Your Feet Trailer


Lady Sandra Abbott is relieved to finally be planning a well-deserved retirement with her wealthy husband, but when she catches him having an affair with her best friend, she is forced out of her privileged life to a run-down old council estate in central London where her older sister Bif lives. They couldn't be more different a pair; while Sandra is all about status and the finer things in life, Bif is a free spirit who loves to date, dance and generally live life to the fullest no matter how little money she has in the bank. All Sandra wants is to be happy again, and so Bif encourages her to attend a local dance class for older people where she meets friends Charlie, Jackie and Ted. It's then when she realises that there's a lot more to retirement than she initially thought, because she's about to have the most fun she has ever had.

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Joanna Lumley at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

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Joanna Lumley at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

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Joanna Lumley at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards held at the BFI Southbank - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th May 2017

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Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley at The BBC Breakfast Studio's, Media City UK , Manchester - United Kingdom - Monday 20th February 2017

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Joanna Lumley on board a Sunseeker 95 yacht as she officially opens the Sunseeker International stand at the London Boat Show 2017 held at ExCel - London, United Kingdom - Friday 6th January 2017

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Joanna Lumley Thinks Women Should Take Wolf-Whistling As "A Compliment"


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Joanna Lumley has courted controversy by suggesting that women should take it as a compliment if somebody wolf-whistles at them in the street.

In a new interview with the Daily Mirror, the ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ actress said that the recent proposal by Nottinghamshire Police to make wolf-whistling a hate crime was a sign that people had become “sensitive flowers” who were “very offended by everything”.

The 70 old star and occasional campaigner said: “How can wolf-whistling be offensive to women? It’s a compliment. They’re saying ‘Cor you look all right, darlin.’ What’s wrong with that?”

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Absolutely Everything! Do You Know Joanna Lumley From These Seven Movies?


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Joanna Lumley is just about to star in the very first 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie alongside Jennifer Saunders. It's the TV series she's best known for, along with a few other major TV appearances. However, she's also had a very strong career in film, usually playing background characters or supporting roles. Which film do you remember her best in?

Joanna LumleyJoanna Lumley to star in 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie'

1. Absolutely Anything (2015) - Even when she plays a mean character she still manages to be likeable. She made a brief appearance in this sci-fi comedy starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale as Fenella; Beckinsale's character Catherine's boss who runs a book program despite never having read a book in her life. 

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'Absolutely Fatuous'? 'Ab Fab' Movie Sparks Race Row With 'Yellowface' Character


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The announcement of Eddie Monsoon and Patsy Stone returning in an 'Absolutely Fabulous' movie was met with a huge amount of enthusiasm, but now that's become somewhat muted by an uncomfortable controversy that could potentially set the film back a few decades in regards to political correctness: introducing, yellowface-gate.

Jennifer SaundersJennifer Saunders is returning in Absolutely Fabulous

The show sees the return of former guest actress Janette Tough, who's best known TV role was as Wee Jimmy Krankie; one-half of comedy duo The Krankies. She's reported to be playing a Japanese fashion designer named Huki Muki in the upcoming 'Ab Fab' movie, a move that has been slammed by comedian Margaret Cho.

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Absolutely EVERYTHING You Need To Know About ‘Ab Fab: The Movie’


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Sweetie darling! Filming for The Absolutely Fabulous Movie is underway in the south of France and the first image from the film was released earlier this week. In case you’ve been hitting the Bolly hard recently, here’s a reminder of everything you need to know about the upcoming movie.

Absolutely Fabulous MovieJoanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders in the first image from the Ab Fab movie.

Read More: Is Kim Kardashian Going To Join Kate Moss In Absolutely Fabulous Movie?

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Absolutely Anything Review

Terrible

Simon Pegg continues his rollercoaster career, alternating between superior blockbuster franchises (Mission: Impossible and Star Trek) and awkward British romantic-comedies (Hector and the Search for Happiness). And this might just be his most disastrous move yet. Despite a promising cast, which includes a reunion of the surviving Monty Python members, this madcap sci-fi comedy never finds its tone, veering wildly from nutty slapstick to sentimental silliness. It's hard to remember laughing even once while watching it.

The story kicks off when an American space probe launched in 1972 is intercepted by the Intergalactic Council (voiced by the Pythons). Their investigation into Earth consists of watching YouTube videos, so of course they decide to destroy the planet. But first, they'll give one earthling a chance to save the world: they randomly choose North London schoolteacher Neil (Simon Pegg) and give him superpowers that allow him to do absolutely anything. After a few mishaps, he tries to use his abilities to improve his life, making his his dog Dennis speak (in the voice of Robin Williams) and appearing irresistible to his neighbour Catherine (Kate Beckinsale). Even though she already likes him. But Neil only has 10 days to do the right thing with his powers, or Earth is doomed.

Yes, this is essentially the same plot as Bruce Almighty, but the film never quite settles on an approach. It's produced in the style of an over-wacky child's movie, but the humour is eerily adult-oriented, so it's difficult to see who would enjoy it. The main plot is never remotely coherent, meandering through the story without any sense of direction. There are also a few corny sideroads to pad out the slim running time, including Neil's work colleague (Sanjeev Baskar) becoming an object of religious devotion, while Catherine's American military one-night-stand (Rob Riggle) becomes an obsessive stalker. Neither of these strands goes anywhere funny. Nor do extended cameos by Eddie Izzard (as a gruff headmaster) or Joanna Lumley (as a snooty TV presenter).

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She's Funny That Way - Clips


Highly respected theatre director Arnold Albertson could not have made more of a mistake when he spends the night with a young and attractive escort named Izzy; now determined to become an actress, she turns up at auditions for his next big Broadway show the following day. To make matters even more awkward, his wife Delta is already cast in the upcoming play and Izzy's remarkable skill leaves him no choice but to take her on to avoid suspicion from the rest of the impressed cast. Unfortunately, it isn't long before Delta's co-star and ex-boyfriend Seth (who happens to still be in love with Delta) finds out about Arnold's brazen infidelity, and with this hanging over him, Arnold has no idea if show will go on if the truth comes out. Izzy is also causing a stir in other people's love lives; her therapist Jane has fallen head over heels for Arnold's playwright Joshua, but he only has eyes for Izzy. Who knew one girl could be so much trouble?

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Absolutely Anything Trailer


If you could change absolutely anything in the world, what would it be? This is the ultimate question that Neil Clarke finds himself faced with when he wakes up with the ability to become whoever he wants to be, have whatever he wants and make the impossible very easily possible. Little does he know that this is a test set up by some disgruntled extra-terrestrial lifeforms, who have given the following ultimatum: use this ultimate power for good, or watch the Earth burn. Unfortunately, Neil has a lot of things in his own life that he would like to change, let alone important things in the rest of the world. He wishes for an easier life, to be more attractive and to win the heart of his neighbour Catherine. But, as Spider-Man once said, with great power comes great responsibility, so if he is thinking of making some big changes, he ought to make sure he's really thought them through first.

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She's Funny That Way Trailer


With preparation well underway for his latest Broadway show, director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) heads to New York to begin casting. While there, he has a one-night-stand with a young starlet named Izzy (Imogen Poots). He is then shocked to discover her attending his audition the next day, where she performs alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and performs so well that he has to give her the part. As if that wasn't enough, Abertson's leading man (Rhys Ifans) knows about the affair, and also is in love with Delta. And if THAT wasn't enough, Izzy's therapist Jane (Jennifer Aniston), has fallen in love with the show's playwright Josh (Will Forte), who in turn has fallen in love with Izzy. All that remains, is to find out if the play with succeed with so many forces acing against it.

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Joanna Lumley

Date of birth

1st May, 1946

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.73


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Joanna Lumley Movies

Paddington 2 Movie Review

Paddington 2 Movie Review

The first Paddington movie in 2014 is already such a beloved classic that it's hard...

Finding Your Feet Trailer

Finding Your Feet Trailer

Lady Sandra Abbott is relieved to finally be planning a well-deserved retirement with her wealthy...

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Movie Review

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Movie Review

Nearly 25 years after the sitcom debuted, Edina and Patsy arrive on the big screen...

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites the pairing of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley on screen...

Absolutely Anything Movie Review

Absolutely Anything Movie Review

Simon Pegg continues his rollercoaster career, alternating between superior blockbuster franchises (Mission: Impossible and Star...

Absolutely Anything Trailer

Absolutely Anything Trailer

If you could change absolutely anything in the world, what would it be? This is...

She's Funny That Way Trailer

She's Funny That Way Trailer

With preparation well underway for his latest Broadway show, director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) heads...

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The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

The Wolf of Wall Street Movie Review

At age 71, Martin Scorsese proves with this riotous romp that he's one of the...

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

The Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

It's a wild ride of drinking, drugs, debauchery and deception when the ambitious Jordan Belfort...

Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer

Jordan Belfort started out his stockbroker business in a tiny office with a small group...

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