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Blythe Danner shines in first trailer for Sundance hit, ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’

8 April 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

“I don’t know what the hell I’m doing.”

This seems to be what Blythe Danner’s Carol is dealing with during the first trailer for the Sundance hit, I’ll See You In My Dreams. The film also stars Sam Elliott, Martin StarrMalin AkermanJune Squibb, and Rhea Pearlman, and is directed by Brett Haley.

The story follows a widow (Danner) whose quiet life is shaken up by the death of her dog, inspiring her to strike up some new friendships. And that means elderly speed dating and karaoke, among other things.

Our own Dylan Griffin saw the film at Sundance and said that “A lot of the comedy is derived from “this is funny because they’re old”, but luckily Haley has a cast that can sell it. I will happily watch June Squibb revel in any shenanigan, her comedic timing is impeccable. The script often »

- Zach Dennis

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Doctor Who 10 years on: Where are the class of 2005 now?

23 March 2015 5:01 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The world of Doctor Who has changed greatly in the space of just 10 years. The cast and crew have almost completely been replaced since 2005, including a number of new actors to play the errant Time Lord and his companions.

But what has happened to the class of '05? Where are Rose and Mickey now? What is the writer of 'Dalek' up to? And where can you see more work from the director of 'Rose'?

Here it is then, your guide to the main players of Doctor Who series one.

The Cast

After his three-month on-screen stint as the Doctor, Christopher Eccleston's career continued in much the same vein, taking in theatre, interesting television roles and the odd blockbuster.

Post-2005, the Northern actor went Stateside to take on the role of invisible man Claude in the Us series Heroes. From there, he popped up in a very amusing Doctor Who-esque cameo as Dr. »

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Tina Desai: I was bad in kissing in the first part of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

23 March 2015 3:21 AM, PDT | GlamSham | See recent GlamSham news »

When the second part of the franchise The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was announced, it was a big surprise for Tina Desai and the entire team attached with the film. As Tina reveals in an exclusive interview with glamsham.com that how the entire team of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel used to take it as a joke and how thrilled they were to come back once again. She also talked about making the likes of Judi Dench, Richard Gere and others dance on Indian tunes, the overwhelming response to the second part world over and much more. Here are the excerpts of the conversation:

How has been the response like to the second part of The Best Excotic Marigold Hotel?

It's got terrific response abroad. It's no. 1 for three weeks in UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada and it was also no. 1 in the Us also. So, now I am waiting »

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Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close to Star in ‘She Who Brings Gifts’

23 March 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close are to star in “She Who Brings Gifts,” which Altitude Film Sales has boarded. Pic is adapted by M.R. Carey from his novel “The Girl With All the Gifts.”

Colm McCarthy, helmer of British TV shows including “Peaky Blinders,” “Sherlock,” “Doctor Who” and “The Tudors,” will direct the film, which is his first major feature.

Arterton, whose credits include “Tamara Drewe” and “The Disappearance of Alice Creed,” is starring in Marjane Satrapi’s “The Voices,” following her West End musical stage debut in “Made in Dagenham.” Considine was recently seen in BAFTA-winning British pic “Pride,” and is soon to be seen in “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender. Close is soon to be seen in Tim Blake Nelson’s “Anesthesia” and Bjorn Runge’s “The Wife.” She just completed a starring run on Broadway in “A Delicate Balance.”

“The Girl With All the »

- Leo Barraclough

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Dystopian teen drama draws crowds

22 March 2015 9:55 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The second instalment of a planned four-part film series, Insurgent, topped the Australian box office over the weekend with opening takings of $4,076,631.

Based on Veronica Roth.s young-adult dystopian books, Insurgent picks off where its predecessor, Divergent, left off, following Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) on the run from leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite, Jeanine (Kate Winslet).

Distributed by eOne, Insurgent was shown over 268 screens..

Next on the box office chart is Fox.s Home, also in its opening week, which earned $3,053,401 over 250 screens (including previews), according to a report released by Rentrak.

Home is 3D computer-animated comedy that follows the friendly but inept alien race called the Boov who are looking to relocate to a new planet. Focus, which last week topped the list at number one, has slid to third spot with a taking of $1,093,540 over 237 screens in its third week of release.

Distributed by Warner Bros, »

- Emily Blatchford

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Box Office Weekend: Cinderella Has $70 Million Opening Ball

16 March 2015 10:26 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Sometimes, there is simply no winning against Disney and Buena Vista. The new, live action Cinderella proved a big boost to a flagging weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $70.1 million – a strong start against a $92 million budget. Nothing else even came close, with the Ed Harris/Liam Neeson thriller Run All Night opening with a rather weak $11 million estimate in comparison, and an unreported budget is not helping matters. Beyond that, things dropped below the $10 million threshold; even Kingsman: The Secret Service bumping up a place to third from last week only garnered an estimated $6.2 million. But in the end, counting worldwide gross, it is proving a decent success at the box office.

In fourth and fifth place, respectively, Focus and Chappie both pulled in about $5.8 million, and cost roughly the same to make, but by far Focus is more successful, especially when taking worldwide gross into account ($101.7 million to $56.7 million). However, »

- Seth Paul

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Focus finds its feet

15 March 2015 11:08 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The romantic crime caper Focus has found its feet in its second week of release, topping the Australian weekend box office after opening in second place.

Distributed by Warner Bros, the film follows con artist pro Nicky (Will Smith) who takes learner Jess (Australia.s Margot Robbie) under his wing. A romantic relationship ensues until Nick, who doesn.t believe in mixing business with pleasure, breaks Jess.s heart. Fast forward three years and the pair once again cross each other.s paths . though this time around, Jess is no longer a beginner.

Focus climbed from second place to top of the ladder last weekend, taking $1,746,381 over 275 screens, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia (Mpdaa). This brings its Australian box office total to $5,405,379. Fox.s The Second Best Marigold Hotel slipped 38% to second place, collecting $1,621,772 over 391 screens in its third week of release. The sequel to 2011.s »

- Emily Blatchford

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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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How Judi Dench and Maggie Smith got their moment in 'Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

12 March 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was a surprise hit three years ago and earned a legion of fans around the world. The ensemble drama about a group of British senior citizens taking up residence in an Indian hotel was missing one key moment, however.  Oscar winners Judi Dench and Maggie Smith barely had a scene together.  Ol Parker, who wrote both "Exotic" and the sequel "Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," takes complete responsibility. "I [expletive] up the first time," Parker says speaking to HitFix earlier this month.  "I mean they don’t talk.  They literally don’t talk for the first movie." That's not entirely true. Evelyn (Dench) and Muriel (Smith) do have a brief exchange towards the end of the film, but it sadly alludes to their lack of screen time.  Muriel notes, "We haven't talked much, you and I" and Evelyn replies, "My looks evidently." Parker recalls, "You’ve got these two titans, »

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Box Office: ‘Cinderella’ Eyes Royal Opening of $60 Million

11 March 2015 1:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Cinderella” finds her prince and the box office rediscovers its mojo in what is shaping up to be a strong weekend for the movie business.

Walt Disney Studios has had success of late raiding its catalog of animated hits and giving them a live-action spin. “Alice in Wonderland” with Johnny Depp made $1 billion and “Maleficent” bolstered by Angelina Jolie earned $758.4 million.

Cinderella,” which stars Oscar winner Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother and Lily James as the one-heeled heroine, looks likely to keep the momentum going when it opens to roughly $60 million. That’s a good thing for Disney given that it’s planning similar reboots of “Dumbo” and “Beauty and the Beast.”

Cinderella’s” main competition will come from Liam Neeson’s “Run All Night,” which finds the “Taken” star back in his action sweet spot and should pick up $15 million when it premieres in approximately 3,150 locations. The film »

- Brent Lang

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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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Second Best Marigold Hotel not second best

8 March 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The Second Best Marigold Hotel has topped the Australian box office chart over the weekend, shooting up from its debut position of number five.

The sequel to 2011.s surprise hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has proved popular with Aussie audiences, raking in $2,631,599 in its second week and bringing its Aus box office total to $8,624,346.

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Con artist caper Focus wasn't far behind, raking in a cool $2,619,751 and $2,662,971 with previews.

The film, penned and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, stars Will Smith as con artist Nicky and Australia.s Margot Robbie as his protégé Jess. After the two become romantically involved, Nicky reluctantly breaks up with Jess, only to bump into years later when she is every bit the conning master mind that he is.

It.s another feather in Robbie.s cap who, after bursting onto our screens in The Wolf of Wall Street, now has a slew »

- Emily Blatchford

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Focus lands on its feet

8 March 2015 6:56 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Con artist caper Focus has topped the Australian box office chart over the weekend, raking in a cool $2,608,006 over 232 screens.

The film, penned and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, stars Will Smith as con artist Nicky and Australia.s Margot Robbie as his protégé Jess. After the two become romantically involved, Nicky reluctantly breaks up with Jess, only to bump into years later when she is every bit the conning master mind that he is.

Distributed by Warner Bros, Focus has so far grossed a total of $2,651,224, according to a report released by Rentrak.

It.s another feather in Robbie.s cap who, after bursting onto our screens in The Wolf of Wall Street, now has a slew of high-calibre projects in the works, including playing opposite Alexander Skarsgård in the upcoming Tarzan as well has having landed the role of Harley Quinn in David Ayer.s Suicide Squad. »

- Emily Blatchford

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Opens at #3 at Us Box Office

8 March 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The India-set comedy The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opened strong at number three at the U.S. box office with an estimated $8.6 million in its first weekend of release, according to data released by its distributor Fox Searchlight. India-themed films rarely climb this high on the U.S. box office charts. Even Hollywood studio films such as Life of Pi, The Hundred Foot Journey, and Million Dollar Arm never made it to the top three at any time during their runs despite playing in more theaters than Marigold.

The new film also scored the highest average gross of any film in wide release averaging $5,467 from 1,573 theaters. After the success of the opening weekend, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel will add more than 200 additional theaters to its run on the second weekend.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the follow-up to the 2012 hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which opened in the U. »

- Stacey Yount

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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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'Exotic Marigold Hotel' Sequel and 3 Other Films for Mature Moviegoers

6 March 2015 4:40 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

American Gigolo star Richard Gere might have been on the short list to play Christian Grey if the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation were made in the ‘80s or early ‘90s, but these days he’s tackling less risque fare.

Video: Richard Gere on 'Marigold Hotel' Sequel Beating 'Fifty Shades': 'We're Much Sexier'

The actor recently checked into the The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a film about a group of seniors who find new life and adventure at a hotel in India. The sequel recently knocked Fifty Shades of Grey off the top of the box office charts in England, leading many to wonder if the film industry is overlooking a more mature demographic.

"How funny, I didn't know that," Gere laughed when told the box office news. "We're much sexier, much sexier."

"We can't offer bondage, but we can offer a lot of other things," the film’s director John Madden told Et. "We offer not »

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Movie Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Pretty Much As Good As the First One

6 March 2015 2:42 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Chances are, if you liked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, you'll like the second best one as well. The original packed a thousand old-person-in-a-foreign-land clichés, but tempered them with sweet insights into old age and some fine performances; the new one does pretty much the same. It’s more predictable, sure, but predictability is part of its game. Maybe the word we’re looking for isn’t predictable; maybe it’s comfortable.The sequel picks up the Anglo pensioner inhabitants of this charmingly rundown Indian hotel nine months after the events of the original. Everybody's settling in nicely; whereas the first film was about the culture clash of aging Westerners in India, now they’re slowly integrating. Muriel (Maggie Smith), once a bitter xenophobe, is now helping hotel proprietor Sonny (Dev Patel) try to expand his operation. Madge (Celia Imrie), who was an unrepentant single in the first film, is »

- Bilge Ebiri

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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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Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

6 March 2015 2:19 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: As Sonny (Dev Patel) prepares for his wedding, the residents of the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are rocked by the arrival of a new American guest (Richard Gere) who may have been sent by a corporation looking to help the hotel expand throughout India. Review: I really enjoyed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It was a thoroughly pleasant piece of summer counter-programming, anchored by a cast that was so good together they seemed like The Expendables of British character actors. Bill »

- Chris Bumbray

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The Most Unlikely Movie Sequels

5 March 2015 11:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens in theaters this weekend and we're still having a hard time believing that this is a real movie. Not because we think it will be bad (the first one is charming enough), but because it's a sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. And it's actually called The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Sequels are inevitable. Film is a business, and if something works the first time around, of course the people with the deep pockets are going to try it again until it stops working. That's how it works. But some sequels are just a little more unlikely than others. Some sequels don't seem to have the right to exist. Others are just plain bizarre. Many sequels completely miss the point of the previous film, casting the...

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- Jacob S. Hall

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