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Mourners Asked to Stop Leaving Paddington Bears for Queen

People have also been placing marmalade sandwiches at tribute site

(Newser) - Authorities in the UK have asked people mourning Queen Elizabeth II to stop leaving non-floral tributes at designated tribute sites—specifically, Paddington Bear toys, balloons, and other Paddington-related items, including teapots and marmalade sandwiches. In a video skit recorded for the queen's 70th jubilee celebrations earlier this year, she...

We Built You Up, Paddington 2, Only to Tear You Down

Movie that knocked 'Citizen Kane' out of top spot on Rotten Tomatoes gets its first negative review

(Newser) - A bit of redemption this week for Citizen Kane and bad news for its most recent foe, at least according to Rotten Tomatoes. The 1941 classic had claimed the honor of best-reviewed film on the movie review site until April, when a lone bad review emerged, marring its 100% critics...

Paddington 2 Knocks Citizen Kane Off Top Spot

It's now best-reviewed film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes

(Newser) - Is Citizen Kane overrated? A movie reviewer at the Chicago Tribune thought so 80 years ago—and that recently unearthed negative review has knocked Orson Welles' masterpiece off its perch as the best-reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes , reports Vanity Fair . That honor now goes to Paddington 2,...

Jumanji Is Tops Again, With The Post a Distant Second
Jumanji Stays No. 1 With $27M
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Jumanji Stays No. 1 With $27M

The Post came in second and The Commuter was third

(Newser) - Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear, and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, Jumanji easily remained the No. 1...

Paddington 2 Is Getting Crazy Good Reviews
Paddington 2
Is Getting Crazy
Good Reviews
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Paddington 2 Is Getting Crazy Good Reviews

It's 'completely delightful,' says one critic

(Newser) - Since 2014's Paddington , the cuddly bear has settled into his new home with the Brown family in London, but his adventures are by no means over. In Paddington 2 , he gets a job so he can buy a rare book for his aunt but is wrongly imprisoned for its...

Paddington Bear Creator Michael Bond Dead at 91
Paddington Bear's Creator Dies
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Paddington Bear's Creator Dies

Michael Bond was 91

(Newser) - It was a last-minute Christmas gift for his wife that inspired Michael Bond to create Paddington bear, the marmalade-loving teddy in a duffel coat and floppy hat. Bond would go on to see his creation enchant children for more than half a century and become an icon immortalized in print,...

College to Show American Sniper After All

University of Michigan says cancellation was 'mistake'

(Newser) - The University of Michigan bowed to pressure and canceled an upcoming screening of American Sniper , replaced the movie with Paddington, and took some flak for caving. So the college announced last night it's going back to its original plan to air the controversial Bradley Cooper movie, with the VP...

Paddington, at 50, Gets a Very 2008 Makeover

Immigration becomes bear necessity in forthcoming update

(Newser) - Paddington Bear is celebrating his 50th birthday with a comeback, the Daily Telegraph reports, as the first new book in 30 years arrives soon. Though the marmalade-loving furball will be charming as ever, Paddington Here and Now might raise controversy: It’s about immigration.

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