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It’s hard to survive as an independent label at a major studio. Paramount Vantage and Warner Independent are gone; Universal Pictures’ Focus Features has been retooled. Miramax is a shell of its former self. But Fox Searchlight, now in its 20th year, endures. The division that has backed such critical and commercial hits as “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” has had a particularly enviable past few months, picking up the best picture Oscar for “12 Years a Slave” and scoring an arthouse breakout with “The Grand Budapest Hotel” ($171 million global gross, and counting). Fox Searchlight co-presidents Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley and president of production Claudia Lewis sat down with Variety to talk about their film strategy, the rise of video-on-demand, and how they keep top movies running through the pipeline without the division spinning off the financial rails.
Do you try to find movies that appeal to Oscar voters? »
- Brent Lang
The arrival of The Expendables 3 leads James to the conclusion that, when it comes to being an action hero, age is just a number...
"All I have produced before the age of 70 is not worth taking into account. At 73 I have learned a little... a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence when I am 80, I shall have made still more progress. At 90 I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at 100 I shall certainly have reached a marvellous stage; and when I am 110, everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive." - Hokusai, the Japanese artist who painted the famous 'Great Wave off Kanagawa' and kept on creating astounding art until his death at the age of 88.
"I'm too old for this shit." - Roger Murtaugh, the Lapd homicide detective played by Danny Glover »
Inspired by a true story and in the vein of Full Monthy and Billy Elliot, Pride follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.
Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
- Michelle McCue
To mark the release of The Love Punch on 18th August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
Written and directed by Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey) this cheerful film stars a cast of iconic British comedy greats; BAFTA winner Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks, Nanny McPhee), as loving mother Kate; Pierce Brosnan (Die Another Day, Mamma Mia!), as businessman Richard; Celia Imrie (Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as dotty Penelope; and Timothy Spall (Enchanted, Harry Potter) as neighbour and friend Jerry.
Richard and Kate are a divorced couple whom their best friends and neighbours, Jerry and Penelope, would love to see get back together. As Richard is about to retire, he learns that his company is under investigation. Thanks to an unscrupulous financier at the bank, his pension fund has now been siphoned away. Richard vows to fix the situation and persuades Kate »
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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Yes, they made a sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and it’s called The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Don’t dismiss this just yet, definitely recommend you give it at least a look. Released on May 4th 2012 (against The Avengers no less) and made for just $10 million, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel […]
Read People Come and Go to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Filmonic.
New release The Hundred-Foot Journey is a beautifully-shot drama produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, who likely hope it will prove a hit along the lines of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Formidable British actress Helen Mirren gets top billing as strict French restauranteur Madame Mallory. Her establishment has a Michelin star and brings in big name political figures. However, Madame Mallory's work and life isn't the main focus of this colorful film from Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), adapted by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises) from a novel by Richard C. Morais.
A family of refugees, the Kadams from Mumbai, moves into the vacated building across the street from Madam Mallory's restaurant. Papa (veteran Indian actor Om Puri, Gandhi) wants to open an Indian restaurant in this quiet French village, with the help of son and aspiring chef Hassan (Manish Dayal, 90210, Switched at Birth) and other »
- Elizabeth Stoddard
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.
- Michelle McCue
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 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.
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
"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: »
This is the kind of movie you can safely take your mother—or grandmother—to see. Like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, it is pleasant, life-affirming, and despite the presence of Indian spices onscreen, bland. Jeff Skoll’s Participant Films became involved with the production because it promotes the concept of cultural understanding through the use of food. The venerable Om Puri plays the patriarch of a somewhat unruly, itinerant Indian family that whimsically settles in a French village. There, they open a restaurant right across the road from a celebrated establishment run by the imperious Helen Mirren. Her restaurant boasts a one-star rating in the all-important Michelin...
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- Leonard Maltin
The first trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is out, and it’s ready to charm.
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, »
- C. Molly Smith
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.
- Dave McNary
"The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" may not be due for release until net March, but the first trailer for the film has already arrived. The first trailer for the awkwardly-titled followup to 2012's surprise international smash "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" has dropped a full seven months ahead of its release date, and with its jokes about aging and death (apparently "roll call" becomes a far more loaded term once you reach a certain age), picturesque locale and light, charming banter between its A-list leads, I have no doubt it'll draw in the same appreciative (and under-catered-to) crowds that showed up for the first film. In addition to the core returning cast, American thesps David Strathairn and Richard Gere are along for the ride this time around - with the latter predictably serving as an object of lust for the hotel's female residents (cue double entendre from Penelope Wilton »
- Chris Eggertsen
Two newcomers stir up trouble in the first trailer for comedy sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. In the film, the eponymous hotel is thriving when two new guests, including Guy (Richard Gere), disrupt the balance, especially since only one room is available. As the trailer reveals, the hotel's other denizens are quick to notice Guy's striking good looks, which leads to some sexy banter. Meanwhile, there is plenty of bickering and potential romance in store for the characters who return from 2012's sleeper hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, including Douglas (Bill Nighy), Evelyn (Judi Dench) and Muriel
- Ryan Gajewski
Richard Gere is a dreamy new guest in the first trailer for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” while returning star Bill Nighy wants to marry Judi Dench. The preview (above) for the sequel to 2012 sleeper hit “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” features dance sequences, happy music, and a lot of jokes, while promising “the best is yet to come.” See video: ‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Goes Off to War in First ‘Testament of Youth’ Trailer “The Second Best” installment of the Fox Searchlight franchise about a group of retirees living in a hotel in India revolves around hotel manager. »
- Greg Gilman
Not all sequels have to be about horror movie monsters and superheroes. Sometimes, even a hotel that caters to senior citizens gets a second chance on the big screen. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a follow-up to 2012's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which finds Sonny (Dev Patel) attempting to franchise out his hotel, which caters to the 'elderly and beautiful'. The original location only has one remaining vacancy, which causes a problem for new tenants played by Tamsin Greig and Richard Gere, neither of whom are old enough to be staying here, though maybe a little too beautiful. Check it out as Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench also return for another stay at the Best Exotic Marigold.
One of the delights of 2012 was the superb old-folk-on-holiday comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The film did wonders at the international box-office, setting it alight with $136 million dollars in worldwide takings – that’s from a budget of just $10 million. Scratch your head, do the maths and you’ll agree that a sequel would be a bloody good idea. All of the pensioners from the first film are back in the sequel, (bar Tom Wilkinson), as well as Dev Patel and two newcomers in David Straithern and one Richard Gere.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is set to hit cinemas in the spring of next year.
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 »
- Paul Heath
I never saw The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel back in 2011, but those that saw it seemed to think it was pleasing enough and I'm sure Fox Searchlight didn't mind the fact it brought in $136.8 million worldwide on a $10 million budget. So, why not make a sequelc Back for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (yes, that's the title) are Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Richard Gere, Judi Dench, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn and Penelope Wilton and the plot goes like this: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 (or The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) is the expansionist dream of Sonny Kapoor, and its making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina. Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, »
- Brad Brevet
Several years ago "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" became a major sleeper hit, nabbing over $135 million worldwide at the box office by catering to a demographic so rarely offered anything of interest at the multiplex.
Now, most of the cast are back for the the follow-up to the story of a bunch of British retirees living in India. Tom Wilkinson is out this time following the events of the first film. Instead Richard Gere has joined the cast. Director John Madden insists that he hates the film being called a sequel:
"I've always insisted on 'companion piece.' I think 'sequel' smacks of, 'Hey, we made a good one, it worked, let's do another one.' It certainly isn't the same movie again. We were very aware of wanting the experience to be completely fresh. If somebody simply walked into this film knowing nothing about the first, they would be just fine. »
- Garth Franklin
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