Today’s Number One Film: Paddington, 9.33am & 8.20pm HBO Family BEST FILM OF THE DAY. Watch this if you liked Babe, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, or The Adventures of Milo and Otis. There are pure-kiddie movies – such as Finding Nemo, Up and The Incredibles – that are so good, grownups might like them; and there are other “kiddie” films that are really grown up films kids can also enjoy, like the Shrek and Toy Story films. Paddington may be the best of the latter lot so far made, at least for West Indians who have left home: with frequent soundtrack appearances by a live calypso band (featuring lead vocals by Tobago Crusoe) singing kaisos by Lord Kitchener – London is the Place for Me, most aptly – Paddington isRead more
If you want a literally and figuratively dramatic illustration of how good today’s top pick is, tune in for a few seconds to its predecessor, a film so weak it cast Ashton “Demi Moore” Kuchner in the lead! (Jobs, 1.20pm CnCl). If BC on TV could be sure of English subtitles, the best drama ever made with child actors would certainly have been chosen (Conducta, 10pm Cine Latino).
Today’s Number One Film:
Steve Jobs, BEST FILM OF THE DAY 12 midday Cinemax Ch 540. Watch this if you liked Locke, The Big Short or The Social Network. The only great mystery about Steve Jobs is how Michael Fassbender could be denied the Best Lead Actor Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe, particularly in a year when Johnny Depp was NOT nominated for Black Mass – and Matt Firetrucking Damon was, for The Martian! Fassbender, easily the best white male actor since Sean Penn, is nothing short of superb.Read more
If English subtitles are available, Two Days, One Night (2.20pm HBOS) BEST FILM OF THE DAY moves to the top of the list, with its main competition from what might be the most perfectly made film involving child actors, ever (Conducta, 9.50pm CineLatino).
Today’s number one film:
Paddington (Paul King/2014/ UK-France/ Family-Comedy-Adventure-Animated/ 95 mins/ PG for mild action and rude humour), 9.25am HBO. Watch this if you liked Babe, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, or The Adventures of Milo and Otis. There are kiddie movies – such as Finding Nemo, Up and The IncrediblesRead more