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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 »

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Win The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Exclusive Merchandise!

26 February 2015 3:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is in cinemas now and to celebrate the release of the exciting sequel, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Flickering Myth are offering three lucky winners the chance to get their hands on some awesome exclusive merchandise!

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. »

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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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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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'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Falls Short of the Winsome Original

24 February 2015 9:11 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" wasn’t just a surprise hit of 2012, it was a welcome one, in being a rare film about elderly people that had as much fun and sauciness as it did pathos. Its gentle mix of drama and comedy was delivered by a formidable array of British thespians, some remarkably in their 70s, using their life experience in a much more engaging manner than, say, the veterans of "The Expendables." So one certainly can’t begrudge a sequel, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," even one that begins to creak a little beneath its conceit. It’s again directed by John Madden and written by Ol Parker, now moving beyond the original source of Deborah Moggach’s novel. The original cast returns as the retired Brits discovering an Indian summer, fittingly in India, courtesy of a young entrepreneurial hotelier with a vision to “outsource old age »

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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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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review

24 February 2015 2:30 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

In Hollywood, numbers don't lie. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was an unexpected smash hit, on both sides of the globe. A sweet, but not overly sentimental tale about a group of affable retirees struck a chord with audiences, and unexpectedly so it would seem, as the story didn't end with any indication of more of the tale to tell. However, when the numbers came in, a sequel became more of an inevitably than an artistic choice, so it's a breath of fresh air to report that The Second Best Exotic Hotel isn't the simple cash-in it could so easily have been. Following on from the events of the last movie, the roguish group of pensioners have settled down in Jaipur, and are on a mission to help the manager of their retirement hotel, Sonny, prepare for his impending wedding and expand his business.  The film carries a hefty running »

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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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Celia Imrie: ‘All the parts I’m writing are parts I’d like to play’

21 February 2015 4:02 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Actress turned author Celia Imrie on her writing debut, a comic novel set among English expats in the south of France

The Olivier award-winning actor Celia Imrie, best known for film roles in Calendar Girls and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, is about to publish her first novel, Not Quite Nice. A comic caper set among the tangled lives of a group of expats in a southern French village, Imrie wrote most of it at her own apartment in Nice.

What drew you to writing fiction?

For a long time, not having gone to university, it seemed like a goal too far. But at this stage of my life when somebody says “Why don’t you?”, I nearly always reply “Why not?” – it’s as simple as that. Someone suggested it and I thought, “Have a go.” I wrote it as if it was a film. All the parts I »

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Telling Judi Dench to ‘Retire’ Is One of the Rudest Things You Can Say to Her

21 February 2015 9:18 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

At 80 years old, Dame Judi Dench has no plans to retire. Further, she thinks that the word is one of the "rudest" you could fling at her. "And 'old' is another one," Dench told The Telegraph. "I don't allow that in my house. And being called 'vintage.' I don't want any of those old words. I like 'enthusiastic' and I like the word 'cut' because that means you've finished the shot." She's currently promoting The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the follow-up to the film about British pensioners who move to an Indian hotel that caters to their needs. The first movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, took the British box office by surprise, making people over 45 the biggest demographic of 2012. Like the movie, Dench doesn't think narratives about older people should be underestimated. We wouldn't dare. »

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Royal World Premiere, Leicester Square, London

19 February 2015 12:00 AM, PST | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

On a mid February evening, Leicester Square was draped in pink and orange, the colours of Rajasthan. Although the heat of Rajasthan was certainly absent, with the London air becoming increasingly biting, one could have been stood in India at a wedding.

The air heavy with Bhangra and Bollywood beats, archways protruding with colourful marigold flowers, it was time to celebrate the world premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!

The evening was one full of fun and celebration.

Karan’s Bollywood Masterclass (Kbm) built up the anticipation and entertained the public waiting with their slick Bollywood moves to beats such as Taal, Nagara Sang Dhol and Malang.

Gracing the orange carpet were the cast and crew of the film including Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Lillete Dubey, Diana Hardcastle, Shazad Latif, director John Madden, writer Ol Parker and producer Graham Broadbent. »

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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.

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Film Review: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

17 February 2015 3:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Roughly midway through “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” a lovesick Bill Nighy notes that Judi Dench’s character has “checked out,” referring of course to her status at the hotel. Still, the pun hangs in the air, suggesting a possible euphemism for a more permanent condition. The imminence of death serves as a source of both comedy and poignant self-reflection in this spirited sequel to the unexpected 2012 success, assembled hastily enough that none of its ensemble had a chance to “check out” before they could all cash in, hoping to duplicate the original’s $46 million haul (nearly twice as much abroad).

If the first “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” was all about seeking rest and relaxation half a world away in India, then its relatively hectic successor finds the entire ensemble hustling jobs in Jaipur: Douglas (Nighy) gives tours of sites about which he knows precious little; Madge (Celia Imrie »

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Judi Dench and Maggie Smith Get Kisses from the Royals!

17 February 2015 3:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Acting royalty mingled with real-life royalty at a special film premiere in London Tuesday. Dames Judi Dench and Maggie Smith got kisses on each cheek as they met Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at the world premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which opens March 6 in the U.S. It's a follow-up to the successful first movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, reuniting much of the cast and adding others like Richard Gere. Garlands of pink, yellow and orange-tinted marigolds decorated arches as Bollywood was brought to the Odeon Theatre in London's West End. »

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Another poster for Chappie lands online, along with three TV spots

10 February 2015 1:58 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Not seen enough posters for Chappie these past few days? Well, you’re in luck as another international one sheet has arrived online, which we have for you here…

Meanwhile, we also have three new TV spots…

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

Chappie is set for release on March 6th with Neill Blomkamp (District 9, »

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Get Ready to Check Into The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel With New Featurette & Preview Of Thomas Newman’s Score

9 February 2015 6:39 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

After the success of The Best Exotic Mariold Hotel, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Penelope Wilton, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle, Tamsin Greig, Tina Desai and Lillete Dubey are back for the sequel.

Listen to a preview of Thomas Newman’s score here:

Opening nationwide on March 6, check out this new featurette “The Story,” from Fox Searchlight PicturesThe Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead.

Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, »

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New poster for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie

8 February 2015 8:13 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A couple of days ago we got two new international posters for Chappie, the upcoming sci-fi from Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium), and now a new U.S. one sheet has been released, which we have for you here…

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

Chappie is set for release on March 6th »

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Berlin Film Review: ‘45 Years’

6 February 2015 1:15 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Following his youthful gay-themed films “Greek Pete” and “Weekend,” and HBO’s “Looking,” British writer-director Andrew Haigh ventures onto fresh ground with his maturely assured third feature, “45 Years.” Depicting a retired rural Norfolk couple questioning their relationship in the run-up to their titular wedding anniversary, this admirable Berlin competition entry will inevitably draw comparisons, at least for its somewhat privileged milieu, with the English middle-class dramas of Joanna Hogg (“Archipelago”). And by arriving so soon after Guy Myhill’s Venice entry “The Goob” and Martin Radich’s Rotterdam premiere “Norfolk,” it also completes a surely coincidental trilogy of current British indie features set in England’s flattest county.

While British stories featuring characters of retirement age, such as “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Quartet,” are resonating with large audiences at home and abroad, “45 Years” shirks many of the pandering pleasures that have helped define the genre. And lacking any »

- Charles Gant

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Two new posters for Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie

6 February 2015 2:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, two new international posters have arrived online for Chappie, the latest sci-fi from director Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium)…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Chappie

Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.

Chappie is set for release on March 6th with Blomkamp directing a cast that »

- Gary Collinson

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