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Ol Parker learns 'everything will be all right' with 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

31 December 2012 10:50 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Ol Parker knew he had his work cut out when adapting Deborah Moggach's 2004 novel "These Foolish Things" into “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” As he told Gold Derby, “When you’re writing a script with nine different storylines, the challenge is in keeping the audience interested. The cast helped tremendously with that. But then the challenge is in getting them.” -Insertgroups:8- But Parker, who just turned 43, couldn’t resist the idea of writing, “a romantic comedy for old people. It was so endearing to me to think of people in their 60s and 70s being as fumbling and awkward as people in their 20s. What appealed to me about this story was that it wasn’t old people doing old people things. Nor was it old people doing young people things. It was just old people being people.” The film centers around seven British retirees -- Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, »

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The Toughest Scene I Wrote: Ol Parker on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

31 December 2012 8:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Over the last few weeks, Vulture has spoken to the screenwriters of 2012's most notable movies about the scenes they found most difficult to crack. What pivotal sequences underwent the biggest transformations on their way from script to screen? Today, the enormously self-deprecating screenwriter Ol Parker dissects the ending (Spoiler Alert!) to his hit film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden and starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, and Maggie Smith. He told his story to Kyle Buchanan: It was all horrible to write! No, seriously, the hardest scene to crack was the last scene, because there were nine different storylines. It's very ironic that the studio now wants a sequel, because if we'd had any idea there would be one, I wouldn't have tried so aggressively to wrap up every fucking loose end.The whole film was a challenge because there are so many balls to »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Thoughts on... The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

27 December 2012 1:51 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, 2012.

Directed by John Madden.

Starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie and Dev Patel.

Synopsis:

Seven retired British tourists travel to India to stay in what they believe to be a newly-restored and luxurious hotel.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a hotel, and movie, that you'll definitely want to visit. Seven British retirees (Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Penelope Wilson, Ronald Pickup and Celia Imrie) all discover what looks like a great getaway in India called the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. All of them travel to India in hopes to just get away from it all and get some much needed relaxation. Once they arrive they are very hesitant because the hotel is nothing like it was advertised but the manager (Dev Patel) assures them that his hotel is the best. After a »

- flickeringmyth

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Jack The Giant Slayer Debuts 10 New Stills & Behind-the-Scenes Photos

25 December 2012 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

The upcoming fairy tale adaption from Warner Brothers and acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer stars Nicholas Hoult in the title role alongside Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Eleanor Tomlinson. Jack The Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend—and gets the chance to become a legend himself. »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Wamg Top 10 Christmas Movies

24 December 2012 4:28 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ho, ho, ho! On this Christmas Eve, the Movie Geeks want to make sure we steer you towards the right festive movies this holiday season and came up with these ten. Several honorable mentions didn’t make the cut such as Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Santa’s Slay, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), Emmit Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, Jingle All the Way, The Family Stone, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Polar Express, A Christmas Carol (1984), A Muppet Christmas Carol, Babes in Toyland (1961), Holiday Inn, It’s a Wonderful Life, Scrooge (1971), or Home Alone. Not to worry – they were considered but didn’t pass muster with the cinema elves. Come back on Christmas for our not-so traditional holiday movies lineup.

Now, for the list:

10. Love, Actually (2003)

“So if you believe in Father Christmas, children, like your Uncle Billy does, buy my festering turd of a record. And particularly »

- Movie Geeks

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Ten new images from ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’

23 December 2012 1:09 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

New Line Cinema have released ten new images (both in front of and behind the scenes) from director Bryan Singer’s forthcoming fairytale epic Jack The Giant Slayer, which stars Nicholas Hoult as the eponymous role of Jack, alongside Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor.

Jack The Giant Slayer is set for release March 1st 2013 in the Us and March 22nd 2013 here in the UK.

Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittinglyopens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face »

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Total Recall Blu-Ray Review

23 December 2012 4:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Len Wiseman

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, John Cho

Running Time: 118 minutes (130 minutes extended cut)

Certificate: 12

Extras: Science Fiction V Science Fact, Gag Reel, Extended Cut, Designing The Fall, Total Action, Stepping Into Recall – Pre-Visualization Process

Remaking films as iconic as Total Recall (1990) is win-win; initially written off, intrigue takes hold, and suddenly the cinema is packed with cynical film goers paying £10 to be proved right, and, like any Len Wiseman movie, it lives up to those cynics expectations – or does it?

Doug Quaid’s (Farrell) life is plagued by boredom and near-death dreams. Wife Lori (Beckinsale) works for the United Federation of Britain – one of two habitable sections of earth along with The Colony – but has a secret. Looking for excitement Quaid visits Rekall, a memory implant program, where his life is turned upside down.

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10 New Images For ‘Jack The Giant Slayer’ Go Behind The Scenes

21 December 2012 6:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Here’s a selection of ‘The film Singer is doing before returning to the X-men franchise’ which is also known as Jack The Giant Slayer. The images also give us a little peak behind the scenes as Singer gives some direction to his cast. Like Snow White And The Huntsman before it, this is a retelling of the classic fairy tale we are all aware of. It sees Nicholas Hoult as Jack, who must fight against a horde of giants in order to rescue a kidnapped princess. The latest trailer gave a slightly lighter and more comical look at the film.

Jack The Giant Slayer is released 1st March 2013 in the Us and 22nd March 2013 in the UK. It stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, and Bill Nighy.

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Ten Jack the Giant Slayer Hi-Res Photos

21 December 2012 4:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. has provided us with 10 high-resolution photos from Jack the Giant Slayer, director Bryan Singer's fantasy drama of gigantic proportions. Nicholas Hoult stars as Jack, a young man who unwittingly opens a gateway between earth and the mystical land above where the monstrous giants roam free. When a young princess (Eleanor Tomlinson) is taken by these foul creatures, Jack risks life and limb to save her. Take a look at these new photos featuring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, and behind-the-scenes shots with Bryan Singer.

Jack the Giant Slayer comes to theaters March 1st, 2013 and stars Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Warwick Davis, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Ewen Bremner, Eddie Marsan. The film is directed by Bryan Singer. »

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10 New Images from Jack The Giant Slayer

21 December 2012 3:58 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A new batch of images have popped up from director Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Slayer. Starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: First Class) as the title character, the contemporary fairy tale follows Jack the farmer as he leads an expedition into the land of the giants in order to rescue a kidnapped princess (Eleanor Tomlinson). Hoult and Tomlinson are featured in these new stills and set photos, alongside Ian McShane as King Brahmwell and Ewan McGregor as the knight, Elmont. Jack the Giant Slayer, also starring Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Bill Nighy and Warwick Davis, opens March 1, 2013. Hit the jump to see the new images. Check out the new images below (via emileeid): [gallery link="file" order="Desc" columns="1"] Here’s the official synopsis for Jack the Giant Slayer: Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world »

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Win: Total Recall on Blu-ray

21 December 2012 5:54 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

From Len Wiseman, director of the Underworld saga, and Neal H. Moritz, the producer of The Fast and the Furious series, comes the visionary, new action thriller Total Recall, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ December 26th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Colin Farrell (Horrible Bosses), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld series) and Jessica Biel (The A-Team) star in this action-packed thrill ride. The film co-stars three-time Emmy Award® winner Bryan Cranston (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) and Golden Globe® winner Bill Nighy (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1), and is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, whose work inspired sci-fi classics such as Blade Runner and Minority Report.

The Blu-ray comes with two discs:

·         Disc one is a Blu-ray that includes the theatrical feature film and an all-new Extended Director’s Cut, which includes 20 minutes of footage not shown in cinemas, featuring new storylines and an alternate ending, »

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Win! Total Recall Starring Colin Farrell On Blu-Ray!

21 December 2012 2:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

From Len Wiseman, director of the Underworld saga, and Neal H. Moritz, the producer of The Fast and the Furious series,comes the visionary, new action thriller Total Recall, available on Blu-ray™ and DVD with UltraViolet™ December 26th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel star in this action-packed thrill ride. The film co-stars three-time Emmy Award® winner Bryan Cranston and Golden Globe® winner Bill Nighy, and is based on a short story by Philip K. Dick, whose work inspired sci-fi classics such as Blade Runner and Minority Report.

The Blu-ray comes with two discs:

Disc one is a Blu-ray that includes the theatrical feature film and an all-new Extended Director’s Cut, which includes 20 minutes of footage not shown in cinemas, featuring new storylines and an alternate ending, as well as commentary by director Len Wiseman.  Disc one also comes with

Total Recall Insight Mode, »

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Bryan Singer To Reboot The Twilight Zone

20 December 2012 3:33 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a busy few weeks for Bryan Singer. After it was recently reported that he had been signed up to replace Matthew Vaughn at the helm of the forthcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, it has now also been confirmed that he is to develop and executive produce a reboot of the iconic TV series, The Twilight Zone, for CBS.

There’s very little else known about the reboot at present but the original series, which ran from 1959-1964, produced some extremely influential paranormal stories and it will be exciting to see what a modern day re-branding can do for the franchise.

The Twilight Zone has of course already been brought back to TV screens twice before to mixed results. The 1985 revival which came in the wake of Steven Spielberg‘s Twilight Zone : The Movie project in 1983, was fairly well received and ran for three seasons. A »

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Exclusive: Director Len Wiseman Talks Total Recall and the Problem with Remakes

18 December 2012 3:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Len Wiseman Talks Total Recall and the problem with remakes, on Blu-ray and DVD today!

When it was released this past summer, Total Recall withered in the shadow of its predecessor. Fans took an immediate pass on it, not willing to realizing that this remake is one of the best sci-fi films of the year, and also a more truthful adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story upon which it is based. Why were audiences so quick to dismiss director Len Wiseman's take on Total Recall? Because the Paul Verhoeven version starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is still a beloved cult institution that many felt couldn't be mucked with.

It's a hurdle most remakes face in this age of constant cinema regurgitation. It doesn't matter how good a movie is. As soon as it's labeled a reboot of any kind, people turn the other cheek as a reflex. Which is a shame. »

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We Got This Covered’s Blu-Ray Picks For Dec. 16 – Dec. 29

18 December 2012 12:09 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After a short absence (for medical reasons and not court-ordered community service), we’re back just in time for your last minute holiday shopping needs. Unsurprisingly, The Dark Knight Rises and The Dark Knight Trilogy are still at the top of the Blu-Ray sales charts. If, for some mind-blowing reason that I can’t even begin to fathom, you’re undecided about adding the former to your Blu-Ray collection, you can check out our The Dark Knight Rises Blu-Ray review.

This week, the Total Recall remake gets a home release, Resident Evil: Retribution brings hordes of zombies home for the holidays, and relive the glory days of the 90s with the first live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film.

Ready for this week’s top releases? Then cowabunga!

Total Recall

Release Date: December 18th, 2012

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and Bill Nighy.

Director: Len Wiseman

A remake »

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Screenwriter Ol Parker Talks Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the Surprising Success of the Film, the Viability of Older Audiences, Updates on the Sequel and More

18 December 2012 9:04 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the biggest surprise hits of this year was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, about seven cash-strapped seniors who decide to retire to a resort in far-off India, where they find friendship and romance in the most unexpected ways.  In fact, the film did so well at the box office, that there have been recent talks about developing a possible sequel and expanding the cast to include Helen Mirren and Colin Firth.  From director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love) and screenwriter Ol Parker, the film stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton and Dev Patel. With awards season in full swing – and the film having recently picked up nominations for Supporting Actress (Smith) and Outstanding Performance by a Cast at the SAG Awards, and Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and Best Actress (Dench) at the Golden Globes – screenwriter Ol Parker spoke to Collider for »

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2013 Warner Bros. Movie Preview Includes Pictures from 'Hangover 3', 'Pacific Rim', 'The Conjuring' and More

17 December 2012 12:26 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Photo: Warner Bros. Warner Bros. just sent over several new images from 14 of their 18 upcoming 2013 releases. The films included in the preview are the Jackie Robinson story 42, the sequel to Zack Snyder's breakout feature 300: Rise of an Empire, the adaptation of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Creatures, the Sylvester Stallone actioner Bullet to the Head, the James Wan thriller The Conjuring, the late '40s mob tale Gangster Squad, Getaway, Alfonso Cuaron's still undated sci-fi feature Gravity, Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, the final chapter in the comedy trilogy The Hangover Part III, the second part in the newly launched Hobbit franchise The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Bryan Singer's Jack the Giant Slayer, Zack Snyder's Superman feature Man of Steel, Guillermo del Toro's monsters vs. robots feature Pacific Rim, Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners, the supernatural feature The Seventh Son »

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13 UK films to look forward to in 2013

16 December 2012 10:31 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Louisa Mellor Dec 17, 2012

We've plucked 13 potential little beauties out of the 2013 UK film line-up, feat. sci-fi, comic-book, horror, comedy, thriller & more...

Look ahead to the UK films coming out in 2013 and you’ll see a diverse landscape of filmmakers, genres, actors, budgets and ideas. Next year brings us something new from Joanna Hogg, and something else from Danny Dyer. Irvine Welsh’s Filth will almost certainly live up to its title, but the Absolutely Fabulous film? We’ll see.

Al Pacino’s playing King Lear, and Stephen Mangan’s playing Postman Pat. Shane Meadows is making a film about the Tour de France, and Nigel Cole is making a film about an otter. Steve Coogan will be a porn baron, Bridget Jones will have a baby, Nick Frost will dance the salsa, Martin Freeman will save Santa, and Sean Bean, bless the man, will probably die.

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Jack The Giant Slayer adds a French trailer for the Bryan Singer film starring Nicholas Hoult

14 December 2012 10:11 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Watch the French trailer for Bryan Singer's fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Slayer, starring Nicholas Hoult! Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and sent out to theaters on March 22nd, 2013, Jack the Giant Slayer lis screenwritten by Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney and Darren Lemke, from the story by David Dobkin and Lemke. The top-notch cast of the Neal H. Moritz and Dobkin-produced film also has Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Ewen Bremner, Eddie Marsan, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ralph Brown, Andrew Brooke and Ben Daniels on board. Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. »

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Jack The Giant Slayer adds a French trailer for the Bryan Singer film starring Nicholas Hoult

14 December 2012 10:11 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Watch the French trailer for Bryan Singer's fantasy adventure Jack the Giant Slayer, starring Nicholas Hoult! Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, and sent out to theaters on March 22nd, 2013, Jack the Giant Slayer lis screenwritten by Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney and Darren Lemke, from the story by David Dobkin and Lemke. The top-notch cast of the Neal H. Moritz and Dobkin-produced film also has Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Ewen Bremner, Eddie Marsan, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ralph Brown, Andrew Brooke and Ben Daniels on board. Jack the Giant Slayer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. »

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