Recommended Links: Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Life of Pi and a Jumanji remake!
- France has got it right! At the premiere of Life of Pi in Paris, audiences viewed the film in lifeboats and life vests at the Piscine Pailleron. How incredibly charming and appropriate for a film about a boy named Piscine!
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is getting a sequel. I heartily approve, I'd love to see what the gang is up to next. The Adventures of Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith!
- Great article in The Hollywood Reporter on the rise of female producers within DreamWorks. And Kung Fu Panda 2 is still the only successful solo outing by a female director, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, in animation. A rarity that needs to be remedied soon.
- A blast from the past! A remake of the 1995 hit Jumanji is being penned by the screenwriter of Stranger Than Fiction, Zack Helm. I used to love that movie as a kid but looking back it on now, the CGI does not hold up. Those angry monkeys need updating. There was a 2005 sequel Zathura directed by Jon Favreau and featuring Josh Hutcherson and Kristen Stewart.
- Alice in Wonderland, however, is also getting a sequel and original screenwriter Linda Woolverton is back again to write it. I do hope that most of the original gang will be back for round two.
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