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‘Paddington 2’ Loses Top Movie of All Time Honor Due to New Bad Review

Not to be the bearer of bad news, but Paddington 2 has lost its recently obtained honor as the best movie of all time according to Rotten Tomatoes’ freshness ratings. You’ll recall the…

‘Paddington 2’ Director Paul King on Toppling ‘Citizen Kane’: “I Won’t Build My Xanadu”

After a negative review of Orson Welles' 1941 classic was unearthed, the much-loved CGI/live-action sequel about a Peruvian bear became the top-rated film of all time on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans Join Mark Rylance in ‘The Fantastic Flitcrofts’ Dramedy

Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins and Rhys Ifans have joined Mark Rylance in the comedy-drama The Fantastic Flitcrofts from director Craig Roberts.

‘Paddington’ Backer Anton Names Cecile Gaget President of Intl. Production, Distribution

Cecile Gaget, a former executive at French studio Gaumont, will oversee the international expansion of Sébastien Raybaud's production and finance group Anton, whose credits include the 'Paddington'…

‘Paddington’ ‘McMafia’ Backer Anton Launches Beiboot Production Venture with Ex-BBC Exec

Tobi De Graaff, former director of commission and co-production at BBC Studios, has launched a new TV production company, with backing from Sebastien Raybaud's production and financing company Anton…

China Is Now the Number One International Market for European Films

China is now the number one international market, as measured by admissions, for European films, with 35.8 million tickets sold in China for European movies in 2017, compared with 27.1 million for…

The Plight of ‘Paddington 2’: Why Can’t an Oscar Movie Just Be Enjoyable?

The idea of creating a popular Oscar was a bust. But every year, engaging films like the 'Paddington' sequel are largely ignored by serious-minded Academy voters.

Why Hugh Grant Is Done With Leading-Man Roles

Self-deprecating Brit Hugh Grants talks about his two very different comic roles — in 'Paddington 2' and 'A Very English Scandal' — and the joy of getting "old and ugly."

Success of ‘Paddington 2’ Boosts Vivendi’s StudioCanal

StudioCanal and Universal Music Group led French giant Vivendi in a strong third quarter. Family-friendly sequel 'Paddington 2,' starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, boosted StudioCanal revenues 10.3…

Elizabeth Trotman Named Managing Director at Studiocanal UK

European production giant Studiocanal has named Elizabeth Trotman its new managing director of its London-based affiliate Studiocanal UK. Trotman moves to Studiocanal's London office from Australia…

Russian Cinema Chains Lobby for Hollywood Fare

They have come with a list of upcoming titles that they say are vital for the exhibition industry and shouldn't be rescheduled in favor of homegrown movies.

Ben Whishaw Says He’s “Not Sure” if ‘Paddington 3’ Will Happen

The actor — who voices the titular bear — is set to appear in upcoming miniseries 'A Very English Scandal' for Amazon/BBC.