The Popcorn Muncher Podcast: Episode 82 – Is Paddington 2 the nicest movie ever made?

Ben Whishaw returns as the adorable marmalade-loving bear in Paddington 2
Ben Whishaw returns as the adorable marmalade-loving bear in Paddington 2

A CGI bear provides a cinematic cuddle for us all on this week’s Popcorn Muncher Podcast, hosted by Patrick Wilson, with Luke Stevenson and Tom Beasley – editor of The Popcorn Muncher.

We review the delightful family sequel Paddington 2, in which Ben Whishaw returns as the bear with impeccable manners, warmth in his heart and a love for marmalade. Before that, though, we take on firefighter drama Only the Brave, unusual historical drama Professor Marston and the Wonder Women and Sean Baker‘s freewheeling slice-of-life piece The Florida Project.

In the news section, we take a look at two teaser trailers that couldn’t be more different. First, Deadpool 2 completely leaves plot behind for a weird comedic riff, then Incredibles 2 eases audiences back into a Pixar world they really loved the first time around. We also discuss the troubling announcement that the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will make the infuriating decision to foreground Johnny Depp as the villainous Grindelwald.

To round things off, Tom takes us back in time for a quiz based on 1970s thriller films and adventures from the 1990s.

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Music by Bensound.



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