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Cruise Performs Laugh-Out-Loud Stunts in MI5 Trailer (with Bonus Teaser)

24 March 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' star Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' trailer: Movie stunt combo "Desperate times. Desperate measures," says Tom Cruise aka Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation trailer aka the Mission: Impossible 5 and/or MI5 trailer. Whatever you call it, that particular line could be read in a number of ways: Tom Cruise's superstardom is in the doldrums – at least that's what we hear from those who see reality only through U.S.-focused lenses – and he needs all the box-office help he can get. Hence, MI5. Hollywood is in dire need of a mammoth domestic blockbuster following a year of mediocre-performing tentpoles at the U.S. box office. Hence, MI5. The world's socioeconomic fabric is about to unravel. Hence, MI5 – so humankind can go with a bang. Not only with a bang, but with mirth as well. »

- Andre Soares

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‘FairyTale: A True Story’ DVD Review

24 March 2015 4:12 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel, Peter O’Toole, Bill Nighy, Peter Mullan, Mel Gibson | Written by Albert Ash, Tom McLoughlin | Directed by Charles Sturridge

Do you believe in fairies? If the answer is yes, don’t worry because a lot of other people seem to too, hell even Arthur Conan Doyle did.  FairyTale: A True Story may only be loosely based on the facts of the Cottingley Fairies and the photographs that fooled so many people, but is there harm in believing in a little magic sometimes?

When two young girls take pictures of fairies excitement grows when the photographs are tested by experts and found to be real, or at least hard to fake.  When Arthur Conan Doyle (Peter O’Toole) and Harry Houdini (Harvey Keitel) refuse to call it a hoax this seems to be the final confirmation that is needed for the world »

- Paul Metcalf

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Dining With Bill Nighy, Broadway’s Newest Chef

22 March 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On a slow Thursday night at Picholine, the Upper West Side’s Michelin-starred gem of foam and fromage, Bill Nighy ambles into the kitchen. “Completely sensational,” he tells Terrance Brennan, “and I’m not blowing smoke up your — you know.” Brennan is shaggy, dressed in whites, bouncy and compact — nothing like the gangly British chef-owner Nighy is about to portray several blocks south at the Golden Theatre, when David Hare’s Skylight opens on April 2. Like his character, the actor is so vanishingly wry that friends on the phone have mistakenly apologized for waking him. In the kitchen, he risks mussing a black Anderson & Sheppard tailored suit and a knit tie as dark as purple gets.“You’re in a play right now?” Brennan asks. “Yeah, it’s with Carey Mulligan. It’s a great play,” says Nighy. The revival of Hare’s intense story of a couple separated by age, »

- Boris Kachka

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Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel wins UK box office again

17 March 2015 6:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has won the UK box office for a third consecutive week.

The comedy-drama sequel - starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and Richard Gere - fended off competition from Run All Night and claimed £1.4m.

Liam Neeson's latest thriller Run All Night takes £823,000 to secure second spot. Focus drops to third with £805,000.

Suite Francaise with Michelle Williams opens with £503,000, while Fifty Shades of Grey spends its fifth week in the top five, earning £487,000.

Meanwhile, Still Alice rises one place to seventh.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (1) The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel - £1,409,311

2. (-) Run All Night - £823,833

3. (2) Focus - £805,244

4. (-) Suite Francaise - £503,928

5. (3) Fifty Shades of Grey - £487,635

6. (4) Chappie - £448,288

7. (8) Still Alice - £419,327

8. (5) Big Hero 6 - £387,905

9. (7) Kingsman: The Secret Service - £292,368

10. (6) Shaun the Sheep Movie - £262,862

Source: Rentrak

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Special! Pictures of the Props of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

12 March 2015 6:45 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

In theaters now in a limited release, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel expand to even more theaters in North America this Friday! Following the global blockbuster hit from 2012, the loveable cast that includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup and Lillete Dubey reunite for the another comedy adventure in India. They are joined by Richard Gere in the film directed by Oscar-nominated John Madden.

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 »

- Stacey Yount

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Film Review: Charming ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Bucks Botched Sequel Trend

9 March 2015 6:14 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Motivated by financial necessity, sequels often mitigate business risk and satisfy studio executives by riding on the coattails of a previous fan base with brand equity. But business aside, to moviegoers the follow-up product so often feels like it “wasn’t nearly as good as the first” or didn’t need to return at all.

Rarely do we find films that are an exception to this unfortunate rule, but when we do, they are celebrated for doing twice what many films can’t even do once. And so is the recent case with the naturally charming “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”. While the story didn’t need to continue and could have ended in May 2012 – when Fox Searchlight’s “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” won over audiences worldwide – mostly the same usual suspects have returned to inspire you to laugh, think, feel and escape all over again.

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Vince Vaughn’s ‘Unfinished Business’ Flops, ‘Chappie’ Stumbles With $13.5 Million

7 March 2015 8:18 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The U.S. box office is as glum this weekend as the dystopian future depicted in one of the new releases.

Although off to a soft start, Neill Blomkamp’s robot thriller “Chappie” is No. 1 at the box office, aiming for a lower-than-expected $13 million to $13.5 million this weekend, while the comedy “Unfinished Business” is giving star Vince Vaughn the worst opening weekend of his career.

Sony’s “Chappie” launched to $4.5 million on Friday in the U.S. Blomkamp’s third film is far behind his previous two (dystopian thrillers as well): “District 9,” which opened to $37.4 million in 2009, and “Elysium,” which launched to $29.8 million in 2013.

Made on a modest $49 million budget (financed partly by Mrc and LStar Capital) and shot in South Africa, much like the low-budget hit “District 9,” the Johannesburg-set film could do better business overseas as it opens simultaneously in 53 markets, including the U.K., Germany, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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12 landmark performance capture turns: From Ahmed Best to Andy Serkis

7 March 2015 1:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

As VFX technology marches on at speed, more and more of our favourite movie characters are being brought to life by actors driving a performance capture digital creation.

Though Andy Serkis's Caesar from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Sharlto Copley's Chappie sit at the cutting edge today, in its current form it actually stretches back nearly 20 years to Star Wars's much-maligned Jar Jar Binks.

Go back even further and take into account rotoscoping - animators drawing over an actors' performance frame-by-frame - it's possible to mark Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a landmark film in 1937. There, an actress was used as the basis for the titular princess.

Fast forward to 2015, and we're now at a point where many in the industry are calling for an 'Assisted Performance' Oscars category to recognise the work done by actors and VFX artists.

"I think the technology is relatively new, »

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Us Red Carpet

6 March 2015 6:50 PM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The U.S. red carpet premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel took place on March 2nd at the legendary Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, with cast and crew attending, including Dame Judi Dench, Richard Gere, Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Bill Nighy along with director John Madden and others.

Check out images from the event below!

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Box-Office Alternatives: California Suite

6 March 2015 9:00 AM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

When The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) was released to stellar reviews and major box-office in the superhero-heavy summer of 2012, it became inevitable that a sequel would follow. Nearly three years later, audiences are being treated to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), which journeys back to everyone's favorite hotel in India where the walls are crumbling and the residents are aging in ways both hilarious and heartfelt. The cast, which includes Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy, all seem game for a second round with the material and their characters. This appears true in particular of Smith, who seems to be having more fun than ever playing the eternally sarcastic Muriel Donnelly.

Smith's turn in The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel looks like definite fun, yet I wouldn't be surprised if it failed to reach the heights of her work in another hotel set comedy, California Suite (1978). Directed by »

- Frank Calvillo

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What nickname did Maggie Smith give Dev Patel while filming 'Second Best Exotic'?

6 March 2015 1:14 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

If you're heading to the multiplex this weekend there's a good chance that you'll be catching a movie starring Dev Patel.  It's a rare occurrence for any actor, but the "Slumdog Millionaire" breakout has the fortune of having two different films open in the U.S. today.   In Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie," Patel plays a robotics designer and computer programmer who brings the title character to life in a dangerous and unstable environment.  His other new release is Fox Searchlight's "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," where he reprises his role as Sonny, a young entrepreneur who runs what is effectively a retirement home for British Expats in Jaipur, India.  The surviving members of this geriatric crew, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton and Celia Imrie, are all back for more life affirming adventures as Richard Gere checks in to stir things up.  Don't worry, the venerable Maggie Smith »

- Gregory Ellwood

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‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ hired too many cooks

5 March 2015 4:03 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Written by Ol Parker

Directed by John Madden

UK | USA, 2015

There are hints of understated charm and elegance sprinkled throughout The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Moments when two people, battered and bruised by life, share some genuine insight about the human condition. Unfortunately, those moments are lost amid a frenzy of unnecessary storylines and cartoonish complications. It’s a treat to see these veteran actors playing off each other, but you’re better off staying at a different hotel.

The sequel to 2011’s geriatric comedy hit, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, finds most of the cast returning for a second lash. This time out, the owner of the Marigold, Sonny (Dev Patel), is determined to secure financing for a second hotel so he can start a franchise of senior-living homes. Together with the gruff but lovable Muriel (Maggie Smith), Sonny finds a potential buyer, »

- J.R. Kinnard

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Judi Dench Gets (Very) Candid About Aging: 'I'd Rather Be Young and Know Nothing'

5 March 2015 3:35 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Judi Dench is not about to put the brakes on a remarkable career that has already spanned nearly six decades. But the 80-year-old wouldn't mind shaving off a few of those years. In an interview in People's new issue, she shares some candid thoughts about her time in life. "There's nothing good about being my age," she says with a smile. "Someone said to me, 'You have such a wealth of knowledge,' and I just said 'I'd rather be young and know nothing, actually.' Bugger the wealth of knowledge." Dench's latest movie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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Judi Dench Gets (Very) Candid About Aging: 'I'd Rather Be Young and Know Nothing'

5 March 2015 3:35 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Judi Dench is not about to put the brakes on a remarkable career that has already spanned nearly six decades. But the 80-year-old wouldn't mind shaving off a few of those years. In an interview in People's new issue, she shares some candid thoughts about her time in life. "There's nothing good about being my age," she says with a smile. "Someone said to me, 'You have such a wealth of knowledge,' and I just said 'I'd rather be young and know nothing, actually.' Bugger the wealth of knowledge." Dench's latest movie, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, »

- Simon Perry, @SPerryPeoplemag

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – The Review

5 March 2015 3:34 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I know what you may be thinking. “Another weekend, another movie sequel”. Well yes, we do have a follow-up flick in this weekend’s new release batch, but this is a bit different from the escalating, Roman numeral-added blockbuster franchises. The original from 2011, wasn’t a big stunt-filled action flick. Nor was it a crude. lewd lowbrow comedy. It was a modest success that spoke to a nearly neglected audience. This was that rare feature that mainly concerned the senior set, and boasted an almost “Avengers-like” teaming of British cinema and stage actors. That first pairing didn’t conclude on a “cliffhanger”, but many fans would relish the chance to see what happened to their new film friends. After nearly four years, they’re getting that chance to catch-up. For the price of a movie ticket they can reserve a suite at The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

This new »

- Jim Batts

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Check in to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with new featurettes

5 March 2015 11:40 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

After what feels like an exceptionally long and frigid winter, it’s time to head to warmer climes and live vicariously through our favourite band of British travelers as the check in to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

In the sequel to the 2011 hit The Best Exotic Marigold HotelMaggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, and Celia Imrie, are in India to join Dev Patel as Sonny in his quest to open a second hotel as part of a franchise.  Sonny enlists the help of Muriel (Smith) in courting a retirement hotelier group to become the Eastern-most outpost of their conglomerate.  It’s not just about hotels and retirees, we’re also getting an invite to an Indian wedding as Sonny plans his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai).

John Madden is once again back behind the camera as director.  Newcomers to the cast include Richard Gereand David Strathairn. »

- Rachel West

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Weekend Movies: 'Chappie,' 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'Unfinished Business,' & More (Video)

5 March 2015 5:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Hugh Jackman stars opposite a newly programmed, independent police droid in Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie," Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, and the gang is back in the sequel "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," and Vince Vaughn and Dave Franco go wild on their European business trip in "Unfinished Business."

Also in theaters this weekend: Documentary "Merchants of Doubt" looks at pundits-for-hire who presents themselves as scientific authorities speaking about toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and climate change. In "These Final Hours," a self-obsessed young man saves a little girl on his way to an end of the world party on the last day on Earth, subsequently leading him on a path to redemption. »

- Jonny Black

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‘Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Review: Richard Gere Checks In, Plot and Wit Check Out (Video)

4 March 2015 3:20 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Say what you will about 2011’s “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” for all its cuteness and adorability, it never felt like it was content to just let its talented ensemble — including British vets Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Bill Nighy, plus Dev Patel as an excitable Indian entrepreneur — merely coast on its collective charm. The same cannot be said for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” where coasting is all there is, in the hopes that these charismatic and talented actors can somehow make tandoori chicken salad out of a screenplay (by returning writer Ol Parker, no longer »

- Alonso Duralde

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Richard Gere Says ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Cast Is ‘Kind of a Dream’

4 March 2015 10:16 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When actor Bill Nighy first heard that Fox Searchlight Pictures was planning a sequel to 2012’s sleeper hit “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” even he was shocked at the decision.

“I was quite surprised,” Nighy confessed to Variety on Tuesday night at the New York premiere of “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” at the Ziegfeld Theatre. “Every time I say the words ‘Marigold 2,’ (I think) maybe I’m dreaming. With ‘The Expendables 2,’ I get it, but I didn’t imagine a bunch of old people getting back together sounded like box office dynamo.”

The studio execs behind “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” seem to have made a wise choice in greenlighting a second installment. The sequel, released in the U.K. on Feb. 26, topped the U.K. box office chart, stealing the top spot from “Fifty Shades of Grey” on opening weekend. In the U.S. on Tuesday night, »

- Paul Chi

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Box Office Preview: ‘Chappie’ Edging Out ‘Unfinished Business’ in Slow Weekend

4 March 2015 10:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chappie,” “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Unfinished Business” will square off at the multiplexes this weekend, but alas, futuristic robots, Vince Vaughn and a double dose of Dev Patel won’t deliver enough of a spark to reignite the box office.

Ticket sales had been muscular for the first two months of 2015, but business veered off course last weekend after Will Smith’s “Focus” failed to deliver the kind of punch the industry has grown to expect from one of its biggest stars. Expect another drop this weekend, because none of the new films hitting the market can match the $45 million that “300: Rise of an Empire” made or the $32.2 million that “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” generated when they debuted in the year-ago period.

Sony Pictures’ “Chappie” looks to be the strongest of the new releases. The film which cost $49 million to make, centers on a police droid »

- Brent Lang

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