Whereas the first film about this exotic hotel for the elderly and the beautiful in Jaipur, India, was delightful, the second in the series (please, movie gods, no franchise) fulfills that old declaration that sequels bring in dependable dollars even if they aren't as good as the mothermovie.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the National Theatre of Great Britain has prepared a film nummy smorgasbord. On the screen of the Tivoli Theatre, playing only on Sunday December 8 at noon, you can join in the celebration.
Based on Martin Sixsmith's 2009 book, the film "Philomena" is based on the true story of Philomena Lee. In a restrictive, Catholic Ireland in the early 1950s, a teenage Philomena becomes pregnant and, as with so many other such women, is sent to work at the Magdalena Sisters convent and home for those guilty of "carnal incontinence."
Bond, James Bond is celebrating 50 years and now, in the embodiment of the able Daniel Craig, Agent 007 has lost none of his cool panache and the film none of its entertaining appeal. The latest Bond escapade “Skyfall” focuses more on M and revenge by a betrayed agent.
No film franchise has run longer and no superhero presents a more iconic image than Bond, James Bond. Honoring its 50th anniversary, Webster University will run eight Bond films, chronologically organized, over eight nights, January 19 to 22, 26 to 29. The Bond-a-thon, as it's called, kicks off with the 1962 Dr. No and concludes with the 2006 Casino Royale.
In 1956 Sir Laurence Olivier decided to star in and direct The Prince and the Showgirl, with international icon Marilyn Monroe. Like oil and water, Olivier and Monroe had such different temperaments and approaches to acting that the production became a nightmare, one third assistant director Colin Clark documented daily, now masterfully presented in Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn.