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Highly Suspect Reviews: Paddington 2

1 Submitted by on Thu, 11 January 2018, 17:42

Dear America: Paddington is amazeballs. Get with the program. Signed, the British. And us. Because the first Paddington movie in 2014 was one of the best movies that year that NO ONE in America bothered to see. And now, I suspect it’s going to be the same thing this year with the sequel. Which is a shame because both of these movies about the lovable bear cub who lives in London with his adoptive human family and ends up having accidental adventures…are tremendously good.

This time around Hugh Grant joins the cast as a scheming actor, Brendan Gleeson as a prison tough, a laundry list of famous British actors making cameos, and Paddington’s friends and family (including everything-nominee Sally Hawkins) return from the first film. Yeah, we dug it. And it’s also a prison escape movie. Chris hadn’t sold Michael on the idea, but after he saw this sequel he was like, “Damn, I’m gonna go home and buy the first movie, like, now.” Listen to them go on and on about how wonderful this is right here.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.