In a world where recent surprises have tended to be a bit scary, Paddington was a shot of joy. That famous little bear was adapted for the modern world and it turned out that he was maybe what we all needed. Of course, such success could only mean one thing. A sequel. Suddenly, the worries were setting in. Could that magic be captured twice? Or would Paddington’s beauty be twisted into a corporate cash cow?
Tom Cruise summer blockbusters are always a bit hit and miss. For every Mission Impossible there’s a Knight and Day. With recent years seeing a bit of a backlash against Cruise, he’ll be hoping that new release Edge of Tomorrow is one of the good ones. Based on the Japanese novel All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, this is essentially Groundhog Day with robots and aliens.