THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL MOVIE REVIEW
Review: So, this sequel’s far from being second best to 2012’s Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. It packs in characters, comedies, philosophy, a shaadi – plus Richard Gere, doing a pelvic thrust.
Sunny (Dev Patel) and Mrs. Donnelly (Maggie Smith) make Jaipur’s Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, catering to elderly guests, highly successful.
As Sunny’s shaadi to Sunaina (Tina Desai) approaches, several sub-plots climax, including Madge (wonderfully tart Celia Imrie) confused between her rich Indian lovers and loyal driver, 79-year-old Evelyn (a steady Judi Dench) facing passion, and bratty Kushal (Shahzad Latif) buying the hotel Sunny needs.
Then arrives charming Guy Chambers (Richard Gere), whom Sunny’s sure is a hotel inspector. Guy falls for Sunny’s glam Mummyji Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey), who seems immune to his charms. Meanwhile, Mrs. Donnelly’s growing worryingly fragile. Will the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel bloom?
CINDERELLA MOVIE REVIEW
Review: You’ll be happy to know that the adaptation of French author Charles Perrault’s oft rendered Cendrillon is done with depth. After the studio’s attempt to redefine the contours of preachy fairytales (with films like Maleficent), director Kenneth Branagh delivers quintessential comfort cinema with this flick.
It’s a surprise that despite opulence being its selling point, the film doesn’t shirk away from adding layers to the fable. It’s tough to bring newness to a story this widely read but Branagh has smartly added nuances to his hoard of characters.
The supporting cast is ruthlessly negated, despite visible promise. But this situation allows the film to remain invested in the myriad shades of its titular character. Who is an epitome of empowerment in a very different sense of the term. She is pliant yet holds her ground without seeming priggish.
Over its runtime, you’ll inevitably stumble upon the movie’s finer elements. The scene, where the evil stepmother reveals her reasons for ill-treating Ella, is striking.
Screenwriter Chris Weitz earns credit for being able to bring in perspective and highlight the stepmother’s loneliness. Age as legitimate reasons to be envious of Ella, instead of conjuring up a plain black-and-white narrative.
FOCUS MOVIE REVIEW
Review: 22 Jump Street is one of the better playful satires on the buddy cop sub-genre to be made in contemporary times. This film doesn’t take itself seriously at all and that’s a good thing because if it did, it would be abysmal. Instead, you’re laughing with them and you’re in on all the jokes.
And so, we have Greg Jenko (Tatum) and Morton Schmidt (Hill), two Simple Simons who try to bust drug deals and various dirty deeds done cheap on the street.
However, Deputy Chief Hardy (Offerman) is almost convinced of their incompetence but nonetheless decides to assign them to a new drug case under the irascible Captain Dickson (Cube). Whose scowl is as fierce as his language is colourful.
The synthetic drug in question is curiously called ‘WHYPHY’, which is an acronym for ‘Work Hard? Yes. Play Hard? Yes’. ดูหนังออนไลน์