The lovable marmalade-guzzling bear is back in Paddington 2, Paul King’s follow-up to the hugely successful 2014 adaptation, bringing the Browns back together and adding Hugh Grant to the mix. Should you care about the bear this time round? Laurie also saw Only the Brave, based on the real lives of the Granite Mountain Hotshots in the run-up to the Yarnell Hill wildfire of 2013, starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller. We cover yet another story from Disney and Star Wars about Rian Johnson’s surprise bonus trilogy, set somewhere else in that Galaxy far, far away, while WWBW returns with Cara Delevingne in Paper Towns and Tim Roth in The Legend of 1900, requested a long time ago by one of our listeners. Stay tuned to the end for your emails and tweets, and keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros on Twitter. Thanks for listening!
Rachel Weisz tackles Daphne du Maurier’s enigmatic heroine in My Cousin Rachel, while BLAME! sees Netflix release a feature-length adaptation of a long-running Japanese manga series. Laurie saw both of these and also covers Children of Men and Gladiator for WWBW, with Phil taking a crack at How to Train Your Dragon and Sense & Sensibility. He also tries to explain how he handles movie fan frustration when friends don’t pick up on a film in quite the same way. Thanks for your emails and tweets! Keep them coming to email@example.com and @superbaileybros – and of course, thanks for listening.
Alec Baldwin puts his aging babyface to good use (sort of!) as he voices Dreamworks’ Boss Baby, and Phil tells us how it all shakes down. Laurie saw Ben Wheatley’s quirky action shooter Free Fire with Brie Larson, and Riz Ahmed swapping space pilot’s goggles for gritty PI cigarettes in Pete Travis’ City of Tiny Lights. And WWBW comes back with 2 Weeks’ Notice & I Wish. Phew – so much good stuff this week! Keep your emails & tweets coming at firstname.lastname@example.org and @superbaileybros.