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HOTEL MUMBAI (2019): New Trailer From Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi, Jason Isaacs…

Hotel Mumbai (2019), Dev Patel
Hotel Mumbai (2019), Dev Patel

Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi and Jason Isaacs are the stars of new historical drama / thriller Hotel Mumbai.

Directed by Anthony Maras, the premise is the true story of the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India at the Taj Hotel…

The stories of people working together to survive under extraordinary circumstances, that’s why I want to see this. It helps that this trailer looks good and the cast is reliable.

The beautiful images of India are an added bonus. Also, Hotel Mumbai kind of reminds me of Titanic (1997) – except that this time the terror isn’t because of an ‘iceberg, right ahead.’

Additional cast includes Anupam Kher, Angus McLaren, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Lauren Koopowitz also star.

Hotel Mumbai Release Dates: March 22nd, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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LION (2016): New Trailer Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman…

Lion (2016), Dev Patel
Lion (2016), Dev Patel

Lion, directed by Garth Davis and starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman tells the true story of Saroo Brierley, a young boy separated from his family in Calcutta at age five and his journey to find them 25 years later…

Slumdog Millionnaire (2008) is the last great Dev Patel movie I saw. I’m sure there’s a handful I’ll get to soon but I’d really like to start with Lion. I can’t wait for the  happy ending – if only  for all the other times when the real life endings are far from happy.

David Wenham, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Benjamin Rigby also star.

Lion Release Dates: October 12th, 2016 (UK); November 26th, 2016 (US)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (2015): New Trailer Starring Jeremy Irons & Dev Patel

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons

Written and directed by Matt Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar, a self taught mathematician from India who helped take mathematics to where it is today…

I feel like I already know the full story – following this ‘so-called trailer’, However, I’ll still be tuning in because I enjoy movies about people who have achieved great things. I also like stories of  beautiful friendships, such as the one between Iyengar and his mentor, British mathematician, G.H. Hardy.

It really helps that the filmaking team involved just happens to be very promising. To name just a few,  Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel and Toby Jones.

The Man Who Knew Infinity Release Dates: April 8th, 2016 (UK); April 29th, 2016 (US)…

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THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (2015): What Twilight Years Ought To Be Like

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), Diana Hardcastle, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), Diana Hardcastle, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup

In the first movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, retired brits take residence at a hotel in India, one they thought would be quite luxurious but soon enough, they realise just how far out of reach luxury really is at the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Still, they decide to stick around and that’s when the fun begins.

Most of your favourite characters played by Bill Nighy, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Celia Imrie return in director John Madden’s sequel to the 2011 hit.

The sequel centres around young Sonny’s (Dev Patel) dream of acquiring a second hotel. As was the case in the original film, it’s the characters played by the older cast members that are the most entertaining. Particularly Muriel, portrayed by celebrated British actress, Maggie Smith.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), Maggie Smith, Dev Patel
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), Maggie Smith, Dev Patel

Dev Patel’s young and enthusiastic Sonny might get a tad grating at times, but overall, like the original, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a touching and fun 2 hours. It also happens to be a great reminder of what getting older can and probably should be like.

Though I prefer the original film, this sequel is fun. Richard Gere and Tamsin Greig play two mysterious characters and of course, Maggie Smith remains in true scene stealing form. My favourite moment being the ‘incident with the tea’ at the very beginning.

Happy The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 🙂

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