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There are a lot of movies trying to elbow into the awards race, and Sony Pictures Classics is hoping voters will remember “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool.” While it doesn’t have the same buzz as the studio’s other major…

TELLURIDE – In case you haven’t heard, people have been waiting for an Annette Bening performance for the ages. It’s a thing. The sort of role that would encapsulate a mighty fine career that when compared to her peers hasn’t always gotten the notoriety it deserves despite four Academy Award nominations. Improbably, while Bening is incredible playing a fading Hollywood starlet in Paul McGuigan’s “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,” it’s her co-star, Jamie Bell, who might be the film’s real secret weapon. Continue reading Annette Bening Shines In ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’ [Telluride Review] at The Playlist.

When “Paddington” was released in 2014, it didn’t get much fanfare in the US. The film didn’t have a massive opening weekend that everyone wrote about. However, with an incredible 98% Rotten Tomatoes score, the film wound up powering toward a domestic total of $76 million and a worldwide gross of $268 million. Those numbers ensured we’d see a sequel. Now, with the trailer just released for the upcoming “Paddington 2,” viewers are getting a taste of what they’ll see in the new film. Continue reading Everyone’s Favorite Talking Bear Is Back In First Trailer For ‘Paddington 2’ at The Playlist.