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The Guardian Film Show: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Catch Me Daddy and It Follows - video reviews

8 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Peter Bradshaw and Andrew Pulver join Henry Barnes for our round-up of the week's cinema releases. Coming up on this week's show ... a pack of randy retirees head back to India to visit The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; a family feud plays out across the Yorkshire moors in Brit thriller Catch Me Daddy; and horror is sexually transmitted in the terrifying It Follows. Plus, interviews with Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel stars Dev Patel and Bill Nighy Continue reading »

- Henry Barnes, Peter Bradshaw, Andrew Pulver, Tom Silverstone, Mona Mahmood and Andrea Salvatici

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Dev Patel: 'Chemistry with Dame Maggie is best I've had in a movie'

16 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dev Patel has spoken about his experience of working with Dame Maggie Smith and Richard Gere in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Patel reprises his role as Sonny, the overeager young owner of a hotel for British retirees, while Dame Maggie Smith stars as Muriel, Sonny's new co-manager.

Describing the on-screen partnership with Dame Maggie, the 24-year-old actor told Digital Spy: "It's still an ensemble cast but Sonny is at the centre of it and I'd say Maggie is too. They run the hotel together. I mean talk about chemistry - it's some of the best chemistry I've ever had in a movie.

"They're quite an odd couple but they're put together really well. It's quite beautiful because she not only becomes a business partner doing damage control, but he also looks at her as a kind of mother figure."

Tamsin Greig and Richard Gere joined the cast for the sequel. »

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Tina Desai: 'Second Best Exotic Marigold cast don't behave like stars'

19 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tina Desai has described the cast of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as down-to-earth and very supportive.

The former model reprises her role as Sunaina in the sequel to the movie about a hotel in India for British retirees, who comprise of Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie, with the addition of Hollywood star Richard Gere in the sequel.

Dev Patel: "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a dream come true"

In an interview with Digital Spy, Desai discussed the experience of working with some of the industry's most eminent actors, saying: "I'm almost not even aware that they are Judi Dench, Celia Imrie or Richard Gere because none of them behave like stars.

"They are all really very rooted people. They are very respectful towards you. They don't look down on you. There is no hierarchy and that's a very good thing »

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Win Advance Passes to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

26 February 2015 7:22 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel from director John Madden, starring Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Richard Gere, Tamsin Greig, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Celia Imrie, and Maggie Smith.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see an advance screening of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield, Michigan on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00Pm, just look for the “giveaway” box further down on this page.

There you’ll be directed to a variety of methods by which you can enter the contest. You’ll be asked to provide a valid email address, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, and Tweet the contest. That’s it. That’s all you have to do to enter. We’ll contact you to let you know »

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Dev Patel: 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a dream come true'

25 February 2015 11:31 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dev Patel has said that reuniting with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel cast for a second time was like "a dream come true".

The actor reprises his role as Sonny, the fast-talking ambitious owner of the hotel for British retirees, with Muriel (Dame Maggie Smith) as his new co-manager.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Patel said: "It's like a dream come true to be back in a room with these guys. It's a character that I really love and I'm part of a film that everyone really liked so it's a real vote of confidence. It's really fun."

Describing how he landed the part in the first movie, he revealed: "I had to really fight for it. Originally Sonny was envisaged as a middle-aged, washed up, overweight Indian guy and they didn't want me for it.

"I've had my fair share of Indian roles, but there was something really different about this one. »

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Tina Desai: 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was such an amazing project'

25 February 2015 10:42 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tina Desai has described the process she went through to bag her role in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The former Indian model plays Sunaina in the film, in which she stars alongside some of British cinema's most esteemed actors.

In an interview with Digital Spy, she explained: "There was a casting director I've known since my modelling days and she called me to audition for it.

"Then John (Madden) saw the tape and called me for an audition with him and then Fox wanted to meet me and learn a little more about me. I was a relatively new actor, even in India. I had done just one film when I auditioned for this.

"So I went back and auditioned a third time, when I did all my scenes in the film on tape, and then they wanted to know what ads I had done and about the Hindi »

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel review: 'Wish fulfilment for retirees'

25 February 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: John Madden; Screenwriters: John N Glenn Ficarra, John Requa; Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn, Tina Desai; Running time: 121 mins; Certificate: 12

Although the title suggests it's not quite as good as the first film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a worthy successor to the 2011 sleeper hit, characterised by the same gentle humour, sunny outlook and slightly doddering plot. Again, it's the talented cast of veterans – Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Celia Imrie among them – who bring the required grace, style and finesse, ably supported by new residents Tamsin Greig and silver fox Richard Gere.

In case the pace gets too leisurely, Dev Patel is always on hand like a shot of epinephrine, bouncing off the walls as Jaipur entrepreneur Sonny who is courting an American firm to bankroll plans for the titular second hotel. »

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Judi Dench reveals she can't travel alone due to poor eyesight

25 February 2015 8:52 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dame Judi Dench has revealed that she can no longer travel by herself due to her poor eyesight.

The actress suffers from age-related macular degeneration, which causes the gradual loss of central vision.

The star had to travel to India to film scenes for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and speaking to the Radio Times she explained: "These days I can't really travel on my own because I need someone to say, 'Look out, there's a step here!' or else I fall all over the place like a mad, drunk lady."

On reuniting with the cast from the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel's comedy sequel - including Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith - Dench enthused: "That's why it was just glorious going back to India again with Mags, Celia, Pep and Bill.

"We're all great friends and we've done masses of things together. It was like an »

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Bill Nighy on The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: 'I'm not famous for being a fox' - video interview

25 February 2015 4:04 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Bill Nighy and Dev Patel, stars of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, tell Andrew Pulver how the continuation of the franchise deepens and extends the story. Nighy suggests that it 'unlocks something in the audience which allows you to briefly properly join the human race' and sings the praises of his co-stars, many of whom he has known for four decades Continue reading »

- Andrew Pulver and Jonross Swaby

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review

24 February 2015 7:41 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As the ever present shadow of the grave looms larger and darker above you, how do you make what little time you have left on this earth count for something? Do you get hung up on the past and your little insecurities, or do you throw caution to the wind and tackle head on whatever life has left to throw at you? These are the sort of questions the protagonists are faced with in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the sequel to the 2011 surprise hit comedy. Of course, these relatively dark and heady questions play out against the colourful backdrop of Rajasthan, India and the light-hearted if clichéd antics of the returning group of septuagenarians and their ever suffering hotelier.

Muriel (Maggie Smith) and Sonny (Dev Patel) are looking to expand their hotel empire and develop a second property. To achieve this, they are seeking investment from the Evergreen hotel franchise. »

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Judi Dench can't travel alone due to poor eyesight

24 February 2015 10:38 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Dame Judi Dench can no longer travel alone because her eyesight is so bad. The 80-year-old actress' eyes are failing because she is suffering from dry and wet macular degeneration, with the former causing blurry vision, while the latter can cause blind spots. Dench admits her sight is now so bad she needs a companion when she goes out to warn her of hazards she may not have spotted. Speaking to Radio Times magazine, she revealed: ''These days I can't really travel on my own because I need someone to say, 'Look out, there's a step here!' Or else I fall all over the place like a mad, drunk lady.'' Dench appreciated the support of her 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' co-stars Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton and Bill Nighy in regards to her failing sight when they shot the movie in India. Continuing to discuss her visual problems, »

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review

24 February 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: John Madden.

Cast: Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, David Strathairn, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey, Diana Hardcastle, Ronald Pickup.

Certificate: PG

Running Time: 122 minutes

Synopsis: Sonny (Patel) looks to expand his business by trying to lock down a second site for another hotel, while also planning his wedding. Meanwhile, the inhabitants of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel once again traverse the world of love in their advanced years.

There are some films that are geared towards specific demographics. It doesn’t mean others can’t enjoy said film, it just means that they have been manufactured with a clear and defined selling point. Such films can be stale and bland, but when they are aimed at a smaller demographic not usually catered for, then it’s kind of hard to begrudge their existence. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel »

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Review: The Phantom of the Opera (Blu-ray)

23 February 2015 9:52 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Growing up, I was a huge Freddy Krueger fan. I had also become infatuated with Gaston Leroux’s novel, The Phantom of the Opera, which made me a pretty easy mark for Dwight H. Little’s (Halloween 4) 1989 film based on the popular work of fiction. Focusing more on the horror contained within Leroux’s original story, this version is a wickedly ghastly and blood-soaked tale of obsession that allows Robert Englund the room to do what he does best as a performer- go nuts. And after recently checking out the Scream Factory Blu-ray, it was great to see just how well Little’s inventive adaptation has held up over time and how much fun the film still remains, despite its age.

In this Phantom of the Opera, Jill Schoelen portrays an aspiring singer by the name of Christine Day who gets knocked unconscious during an audition, an event that mysteriously »

- Heather Wixson

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel In St. Louis

23 February 2015 2:35 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the second installment of the star-studded British comedy that follows a group of British retirees who decide to spice up their lives in magical India.

In theaters on March 6, 2015, the sequel was once again directed by John Madden, best known for his acclaimed movies Shakespeare In Love (Academy Award winner for Best Picture, 1998), Proof (based on the eponymous Pulitzer Prize winning play, 2005) and The Debt.

The renowned cast has reunited for the film including stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey. Additional cast making their debut include Tamsin Greig, with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to win passes (Good for 2) to the advance screening of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Monday, March 2 at 7:00Pm in the St. »

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel review

22 February 2015 12:50 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Judi Dench and Bill Nighy return for this sequel to the 2012 British comedy hit. So: is The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel any good?

The first Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - by the rules of Hollywood - should never have been the international box-office hit it ended up being. It’s a film about getting older, resolutely targeted at a demographic ordinarily ignored by Hollywood, but the film’s warmth and undeniable charm nevertheless made it a sizeable success, and now here we are with a sequel that hopes to repeat the same magic formula to produce similar results.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will no doubt be greeted with cynicism by many, given its identity as a sequel more or less brought about by the first film’s financial returns, but thankfully the film itself doesn’t hold the same negative feeling. Like its predecessor, this is a »

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Movie Review

22 February 2015 1:04 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

A sequel and continuation from the fun and frolics of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a film set to entertain.

Unfortunately, that’s about it.

Let’s begin with the plot. Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) and Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) are the co-managers of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” in Jaipur, India. Their hotel is unique as it serves as a special retirement/finding yourself sanctuary. The two co-managers have the ambition to expand, an ambition met with hoops to jump through. Pivotal to the story is Sonny’s wedding to Sunaina (Tina Desai). A wedding comes armed with beautiful clothes, lots of dancing and oh yes – high octane drama. From the beginning, jealousy and insecurity are the driving force in most of the relationships, indeed interesting areas to explore.

Nonetheless, the film is left half-baked, without spark. This is disappointing as the concepts portrayed are powerful, »

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Channel 4 to air special Exotic Marigold Hotel ad during Indian Summers

20 February 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Channel 4 has announced plans to air a special The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel advert this weekend.

The TV spot will be shown during the first ad break of Sunday's (February 22) episode of Indian Summers at 9.10pm.

The promo sees numerous stars including Bill Nighy, Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel and Penelope Wilton complete the sentence, "It's never too late to".

Celia Imrie, Tena Desae and Lillete Dubey also take part.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows Sonny (Patel), as he begins expanding the hotel into a chain, while the residents in the previous home welcome some new arrivals.

Sonny soon finds difficulty in trying to open the new business, as he juggles his plans with his upcoming marriage to Sunaina (Desae).

Richard Gere is one new face in the Marigold Hotel whose arrival catches the attention of many female residents, while Tamsin Greig also joins the cast. »

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Channel 4 to air special Exotic Marigold Hotel ad during Indian Summers

20 February 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 4 has announced plans to air a special The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel advert this weekend.

The TV spot will be shown during the first ad break of Sunday's (February 22) episode of Indian Summers at 9.10pm.

The promo sees numerous stars including Bill Nighy, Dame Judi Dench, Dev Patel and Penelope Wilton complete the sentence, "It's never too late to".

Celia Imrie, Tena Desae and Lillete Dubey also take part.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel follows Sonny (Patel), as he begins expanding the hotel into a chain, while the residents in the previous home welcome some new arrivals.

Sonny soon finds difficulty in trying to open the new business, as he juggles his plans with his upcoming marriage to Sunaina (Desae).

Richard Gere is one new face in the Marigold Hotel whose arrival catches the attention of many female residents, while Tamsin Greig also joins the cast. »

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Podcast 149: Bill Nighy, Maika Monroe

19 February 2015 4:06 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It's the Oscars this weekend, which means most of the Empire Podcast team are currently trying to amass as much confectionary and is humanly possible in advance of the all-night onslaught of famous folk in very expensive clothing on Sunday. But before all that happens, here's a great little podcast featuring It Follows' wonderful Maika Monroe and the one and only Bill Nighy. Remember, kids: don't buy drugs!P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine here if you like it in paper form, or here if you prefer things digitally. »

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Sony Classical To Release Soundtrack To Thomas Newman’s The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

17 February 2015 4:10 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the second installment of the star-studded British comedy that follows a group of British retirees who decide to spice up their lives in magical India.

In theaters on March 6, 2015, the sequel was once again directed by John Madden, best known for his acclaimed movies Shakespeare In Love (Academy Award winner for Best Picture, 1998), Proof (based on the eponymous Pulitzer Prize winning play, 2005) and The Debt.

The beloved first film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie proved to be an international success, grossing over $136 million worldwide.

Read Variety’s early review here.

The renowned cast has reunited for the film including stars Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle and Lillete Dubey. Additional cast making their debut include Tamsin Greig, with David Strathairn and Richard Gere.

The soundtrack for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel »

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