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The BFG is a Visual Delight but a Sluggish Movie!

In Disney's fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl's beloved classic, a precocious 10-year old named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (TM) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country.
In Disney’s fantasy-adventure THE BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Roald Dahl’s beloved classic, a precocious 10-year old named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) befriends the BFG (Oscar (TM) winner Mark Rylance), a Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country.

Steven Spielberg’s first film with Disney, The BFG, features three brilliant performances and a horde of delightful visuals that are dulled more than a little by the film’s tendency to meander – dropping the pace to sluggish.

It doesn’t quite capture that unique balance of whimsy, wit and darkness that Roald Dahl’s work so great, either.

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Disney Joins Spielberg’s The BFG!

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Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG has a new participant. Disney has joined the project as a co-producer and co-financier.

The film’s cast has also expanded to include Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and others.

The BFG is Spielbverg’s first Disney-branded film as a director and is scheduled for a July 1, 2016 release. For more, follow the jump.

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – A Cozy Visit With Old Friends!

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was, to say the least, a most unexpected global hit. The idea of a group of English senior citizens moving to Jaipur, India to give themselves a better retirement – although intriguing – was expected to make money as a niche bit of counterprogramming but then people started seeing it and telling their friends. And suddenly, a sequel didn’t seem like a bad idea.

Now we have The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and, if it’s not quite got that shiny, new film intrigue, seeing it is certainly like visiting some old, dear friends.

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Charming Trailer: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel!

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It’s a positive joy to note that Sonny’s command of the English language is just as wobbly as ever!

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel opens on February 27, 2015. Check out the new international trailer following the jump.

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