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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

16 May

Title: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Year: 2012
Director: John Madden
Writer: Ol Parker, based on the novel by Deborah Moggach
Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Dev Patel
MPAA Rating: PG-13, sexual content and language
Runtime: 124 min
IMDb Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Metacritic: 62

The Best Exotic Marigold has been doing some really solid business lately, already having made quite a bit of bank abroad where it was released first, and getting into the Top 10 in the US this weekend even though it’s only playing on limited release, earning a really nice per-screen average and becoming a solid counter-programming for mostly older people who aren’t giving into the hype of The Avengers. And even though it’s not great filmmaking by any means, I definitely get the appeal of this film, it’s a nice enough, though predictable, story and then it all gets propelled to bigger heights because of its cast. Seriously, take a second to scroll up and read the names of the people who star in this one, some of the very best and most experienced actors are popping up here having fun with their roles.

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