The Hand in Hand benefit for hurricane relief set for Tuesday, September 12th has announced a host of just added participants including Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Ellen Degeneres Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks and more.
Norman: The Moderate and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer stars Richard Gere who is a small time fixer of problems and creator of financial schemes who cashes in a favor owed from a now-prominent politician in hopes of reversing his luck.
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.
In the sequel to the surprise hit The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, hotel proprietor Sonny Kapoor has opened a second hotel – and it the first was The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, then the second must be The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Sonny’s English if very good – but a bit literal).
Joining the most of cast of the original is Richard Gere as Guy – an gentleman of a certain age whose looks prompt a bit of unsubtle banter. If the film’s first trailer is any indication, writer Ol Parker and director John Madden may have just captured lightning in a bottle for the second time. Check it out after the jump.
One of the more delightful – and unexpected – successes of the last few years was the delightful ensemble piece The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. After the film’s critical and popular success, it was no surprise when a sequel was planned and ordered from the original’s writer, Ol Parker, and director, John Madden.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 – which adds Richard Gere and Tamsin Grieg (above), among others, to the ensemble – is now scheduled to appear in select theaters on March 6, 2015. Check out the entirely appropriate graphic of the announcement – replete with cast and plot description – following the jump.
The reason clichés become clichés is that they are rooted in truth. In Brooklyn’s Finest, director Antoine Fuqua [Training Day] and screenwriter Michael C. Mann attempt to see through the clichés to the truth that lies beneath. They are only partially successful.
The film follows three cops – about to be retired Eddie [Richard Gere], overwhelmed family man Sal [Ethan Hawke] and undercover cop Tango [Don Cheadle] – through a few very pressure packed days in the worst part of the most crime ridden precinct in Brooklyn.