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Kathy Bates shares a wonderful story about why we all miss Robin Williams

26 August 2014 12:47 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles - If you ever need more evidence that Katy Bates is a good egg all you need to do is listen to her comments to the assembled press after she won the supporting actress in a miniseries or movie Emmy Award Monday night.  Bates is an Oscar winner, a two-time Golden Globe recipient, a two-time SAG Awards winner and, now, a two-time Emmy winner. And, yet, she's always humble and simply nothing like the iconic role in "Misery" that made her a star. The 66-year-old actress admitted she was expecting at least two other people to win and was "hoping" either of her "American Horror Story: Coven" co-stars, Frances Conroy or Angela Bassett, took home the honor.  Instead, after upsetting presumed winner Julia Roberts, Bates earned another statue for her mantle.  She says she shared this win with her "Coven" crew because she'd never seen one "work such long hours and long days. »

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5 Silliest Gambling Scenes in Movie History

25 August 2014 10:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gambling has been extensively used in movies as a plot device to convey tension and instances of high drama. Whether it’s a spin at the roulette table or a game of cards, seeing the hero and enemy at the mercy of sheer luck is a heart-stopping moment in any film that has us at the edge of our seats eager to find out the outcome of their gamble.

But you shouldn’t believe everything you see on the big screen. In this article we list the five silliest gambling scenes in movie history and explain the mistakes that spoil the fun for gamblers who know their game.

21 (2008)

Director: Robert Luketic

Stars: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey

Running time: 123 minutes

21 is a crime-thriller-drama movie that follows the factual exploits of six MIT whizz kids who decide to combine their intellectual genius to take on the blackjack tables at Vegas »

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Kathy Bates wanted to dedicate her Emmy to Robin Williams

25 August 2014 8:20 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent - Inside TV news »

Following Monday’s big Emmys tribute to Robin Williams, Kathy Bates revealed backstage that she had wanted to dedicate her Emmy win to the late comedian. She ended up being too nervous on stage to express that message. “I really wanted to say, ‘I won this time. This is for you,'” Bates said, before recalling a run-in with the comedian that had a huge impact on her.

“When I won my first major award for Misery—a Golden Globe—it was before cell phones, and I was waiting at a pay phone to call my mother afterward. And I didn’t have a quarter, »

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Billy Crystal Pays Tribute to Robin Williams: ‘The Brilliance Was Astounding’

25 August 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At Monday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, Billy Crystal led the audience in a moving tribute for comedian and Emmy-winning actor Robin Williams, who died Aug. 11. Crystal, a life-long friend of Williams, founded and hosted the Comic Relief benefit performances with the comedian, and the two starred together in Ivan Reitman’s “Father’s Day.”

Following the ceremony’s In Memoriam segment, featuring Sara Bareilles performing Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile,” Crystal entered the stage as a photo of Williams filled the large screen of the Nokia Theatre. He told a story about his experiences with Williams doing comedy, playing baseball and attending family gatherings.

“It’s so hard to talk about him in the past because he was such a presence in all of our lives,” Crystal said. “For almost 40 years, he was the brightest star in our comedy galaxy. The brilliance was astounding, the relentless energy was thrilling.”

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Dench Joins Cumberbatch In "Richard III"

21 August 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Judi Dench is set to play Cecily, Duchess of York opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role of The BBC's upcoming TV adaptation of Shakespeare's "Richard III".

The telemovie will be part of the second series of "The Hollow Crown," following on from 2012's successful four telemovie adaptations of Shakespeare's historical plays. That series, starring the likes of Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston and Ben Whishaw, adapted "Richard II," "Henry IV Part 1," "Henry IV Part 2" and "Henry V".

"The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses" will adapt the other famed historical tetralogy of Shakespeare - the three parts of "Henry VI" and "Richard III". One difference this time out is that the telemovies will be trilogy with "Henry VI" being shrunk from a three-part play into a two-part telemovie.

Tom Sturridge ("On the Road," "The Boat That Rocked") has been cast as Henry VI in both parts of that production. »

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Judi Dench Joins Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Richard III'

21 August 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The BBC has added more star power to its upcoming TV adaptations of Shakespeare plays. The producers previously said that Benedict Cumberbatch would play Richard III. On Thursday, the BBC revealed that Judi Dench would play Cecily, Duchess of York, alongside the Sherlock star. Meanwhile, Hugh Bonneville, known for portraying Robert Crawley in Downton Abbey, will play Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester in the first part of a two-part adaptation of Henry VI. Neal Street Productions, Downton Abbey-maker Carnival Films, part of NBCUniversal, and Thirteen are producing the three Shakespeare adaptations under the title The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the

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Judi Dench joins Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Two's The Hollow Crown

21 August 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Judi Dench and Keeley Hawes have joined Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC Two's The Hollow Crown.

Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Sophie Okonedo and Tom Sturridge will also star in the channel's upcoming adaptations of William Shakespeare's history plays.

BBC Two are working on three films as part of their second series of Shakespeare's history plays: The War of the Roses, Richard III and Henry VI, which will air in two parts.

Dench will play Cecily, Duchess of York in Richard III, which stars Cumberbatch. His casting as Richard III was announced in April.

During a question and answer session at this year's Hay Festival, Cumberbatch personally asked Dench to star alongside him in the drama.

Meanwhile, Hawes will play Queen Elizabeth in the second part of Henry VI and Richard III. Okonedo will play Queen Margaret in all three films.

Sturridge has been cast as Henry VI, and will appear in both parts. »

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What lies ahead for the Spider-Man franchise?

21 August 2014 1:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sony clearly has big plans for its Spider-Man franchise, but how will it pan out? Seb looks at what we know, what might happen, and more...

Now that the dust has begun to settle on The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it’s about time to look forwards once more to what Sony’s Spider-franchise might have in store for us. With ambition far beyond simply producing solo Spider-Man films one after the other, the studio is apparently determined to build an entire franchise out of one set of character rights – it’s a bold stance, but one that will clearly require some creative lateral thinking when it comes to who they manage to make a hero out of.

Let’s take a look, then, at what we know about the future Spidey tie-ins, and for good measure what we can speculate about endlessly...

What’s definitely happening

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Cara Delevingne May Sing And Surf All Summer Long In Beach Boys Musical

20 August 2014 7:54 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Are you ready for a Beach Boys musical? Fox 2000 is reportedly moving ahead with All Summer Long, having tapped The Vow helmer Michael Sucsy to sit in the director’s chair on the project, and now we’re hearing that English model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne is in talks for the lead role of Caroline.

Further plot details are being kept under wraps, but Fox 2000 paid $2 million to buy the pitch by Susannah Grant, along with rights to the Beach Boys catalog. All Summer Long is reportedly a 1960s California-set story inspired by the band’s music.

After breaking out as a model for Victoria’s Secret, Burberry and Dkny, Delevingne successfully managed to transition into acting with a small role in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina. Since then, she’s been keeping busy with a number of high-profile parts.

In the can, Delevingne has mystery thriller London Fields with Johnny Depp, »

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Green For Green: Weekend Box Office

10 August 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here, with the weekend’s box office report. Forecasts were uncertain whether Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still had the appeal to take the multiplex by storm. The turtles are as popular as ever, apparently, crushing Guardians of the Galaxy in its second week. I have no doubt that you’re all sick of me bitch and moan about Michael Bay and Marvel week after week – but see? I have a point; we do have to talk about them every week; there’s no escape. So we’ll skip them for the good news: Boyhood passed 10 million and is still expanding. 

Weekend Box Office

01 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65 *New*

02 Guardians Of The Galaxy $41.5 (cum. $175.9)  Review

03 Into The Storm $18 *New*

04 Hundred Foot Journey $11.1 *New*

05 Lucy $9.3 (cum. $97.3)  

06 Step Up All In $6.5 *New*

07 Hercules $10.7 (cum. $52.3)

08 Get On Up $5 (cum. $22.9) Review

09 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $6.4 (cum. $47.5) Reviewish & Podcast 

10 Planes Fire & Rescue  $5.5 (cum. »

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The Second Best Marigold Hotel trailer and a very handsome Richard Gere

10 August 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Following the global blockbuster hit from 2012, the loveable cast reunites for the upcoming comedy The Second Best Marigold Hotel which releases in theaters across North America on March 6, 2015. Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desai and the rest of the gang are back together along with Richard Gere who joins the fun for an all-new adventure set in India. Oscar-nominated director John Madden returns as well.


The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig »

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Check Out The First Poster & Trailer For The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

8 August 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Time to check in again to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Fox Searchlight Pictures invites you back to Jaipur, India with this new teaser for the film, opening in theaters March 6, 2015.

The sequel sees the return of Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith. Fans of Smith can expect to see the 2-time Oscar winning actress on the big and little screen this autumn and I suspect during the upcoming Awards Season.  She’s nominated again with an Emmy for Supporting Actress (Drama) for “Downton Abbey” and her work on the upcoming film My Old Lady, alongside Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas, is without a doubt Smith’s finest work in years and definitely worth some Oscar attention.

Read Jim Batts’ review of the first film Here.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on »

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Marigold Hotel 2 gets UK date

8 August 2014 3:07 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director John Madden returns while the original cast is joined by Richard Gere; first trailer released.

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced Feb 27, 2015 as the UK release date for sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

John Madden has returned to direct the follow-up feature to the 2012 hit, which made $136.8m at the box office.

The story is based on an original screenplay by Ol Parker, from a story by Parker and Madden.

The veteran cast has reunited for the film including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey

Additional cast making their debut in the series include Tamsin Greig, with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.

The story centres on two hopeful new arrivals, played by Greig and Gere, at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful who quickly learn that there is only a single room left to rent.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel gets UK release date and trailer

8 August 2014 2:29 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will be released in the UK on February 27, 2015.

The first trailer for the sequel - which sees Richard Gere join the veteran cast - has also been unveiled.

The film centres on Sonny (Dev Patel) as he looks to open a second hotel, following the success of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful. However, he must juggle the demands of his new venture with his imminent marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desae).

Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey all feature in the cast.

The independently-released Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was both a critical and box office hit last year, earning $135 million worldwide.

The follow-up film has been directed by John Madden from an original screenplay by Ol Parker. »

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Hot Trailer: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

7 August 2014 9:21 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Fox Searchlight’s Golden Globe-nominated 2012 sleeper hit gets a sequel in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which returns central stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, and Dev Patel. Richard Gere joins the cast this go-around for director John Madden, who helms again from a script by Ol Parker. Plot finds the Marigold Hotel denizens navigating life and love as new guests arrive to find only one room available. The film will hit theaters March 6: »

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Trailer for The Best Marigold Hotel Sequel, with Richard Gere

7 August 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

"The Best Marigold Hotel" was released in 2012 and managed to earn $137 million worldwide on a budget of only $10 million. Due to its success, a sequel immediately went into development. And now, we have the trailer for the new film, called "The Second Best Marigold Hotel." Check it out below. Plot: In the new movie, two hopeful arrivals at The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel quickly learn that there is only a single room left to rent. "The Second Best Marigold Hotel" is bringing back Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Diana Hardcastle, and Ronald Pickup. Meanwhile, Richard Gere is a new addition to the cast. The sequel is set to hit theaters on March 6th, 2015. Trailer: »

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Familiar faces arrive in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' trailer

7 August 2014 5:17 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

The first trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is out, and it’s ready to charm.

The film is directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker, who both worked on 2011’s The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a surprise hit. This marks the first sequel ever for Fox Searchlight.

The followup has Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel (Maggie Smith) as co-managers of the hotel. It will see the return of familiar faces—Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae, and Lillete Dubey—and the arrival of new ones, too, including Richard Gere, »

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Trailer

7 August 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Those who - spoilers! - survived the original Best Exotic Marigold Hotel have jumped at the chance of another holiday in India, and so, with a certain amount of inevitability, The Second Bext Exotic Marigold Hotel was announced as in the works last autumn. It's finished already, and the first trailer has just arrived.Judging by that, the plot this time is that Richard Gere is in it.As before, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, David Strathairn, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton and Ronald Pickup have all checked in, joined by newcomer Tamsin Grieg. John Madden is still the director, and the release date is February 27 next year. »

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‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Trailer

7 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has revealed its first trailer. John Madden‘s follow-up to his 2012 sleeper hit once again picks up with the colorful residents of the titular retirement center — all of whom, proprietor Sonny (Dev Patel) is careful to confirm, are still alive. Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, […]

The post ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Trailer appeared first on /Film. »

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Watch: First Trailer for ‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

7 August 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” eight months ahead of its March platform release in the U.S.

The original “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was a surprise hit and grossed $135 million worldwide in 2012. The new project is the first sequel ever released by Fox Searchlight.

The trailer features several female cast members impressed by the appearance of Richard Gere. John Madden has returned to direct the sequel from a script by Ol Parker. Returning cast includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Penelope Wilton, Diana Hardcastle, Tena Desae and Lillete Dubey.

“I couldn’t resist the chance to come and visit the old crumbling ruins and see how the hotel was doing as well,” Wilton chirps.

Blueprint PicturesGraham Broadbent and Peter Czernin are producing and Participant’s Jeff Skoll is executive producer. Fox Searchlight Pictures »

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