Browsing All posts tagged under »Judi Dench«

Victoria & Abdul

October 7, 2017

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Victoria and Abdul – Given the honor of presenting India’s gift to the aging Queen (Judi Dench), Abdul is totally thrilled. Best friend Mohammed (Adeel Akhtar), not so much. They are admonished to never, ever look her in the eye. Abdul can’t help himself – he looks, he smiles. And therein begins a lasting friendship. […]

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

October 1, 2016

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – When Jake (Asa Butterfield) goes to Wales to find out more about the home his grandfather (Terence Stamp) spent time in, he discovers the stories are true and the peculiar people are still there. Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) and the children are locked into September 3, 1943, and […]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

March 7, 2015

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – Sonny (Dev Patel) is still his jubilant, distrustful, slapdash self. He and Mrs. Donnelly ( Maggie Smith) want to expand into another hotel. His fiancée (Tena Desae) wants his attention. The regulars – Douglas (Bill Nighy); Evelyn (Judi Dench); Madge (Celia Imrie); Norman (Ronald Pickup); Carol (Diana Hardcastle): […]

Philomena

November 28, 2013

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Philomena –   Pregnant teenager Philomena is banished by her father to a convent. She’s forced to work,  more or less as a slave, to pay back the sisters back for her care.  The  mean and greedy nuns then sell her baby when he’s three years old.  Over the past 50 years, Philomena (Judi Dench) has […]

Skyfall

November 12, 2012

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Skyfall – Nobody does it better – than Xavier Bardem as the absolutely mad Raoul Silva.  He’s out to get M (Judi Dench) for what he considers her betrayal of him.  He is positively brilliant and will most certainly be nominated for an Academy Award. M’s job is on the line after a disk is […]

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

May 28, 2012

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – The name just conjures up deliciousness and the movie delivers with a stellar cast of mainly British actors, including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton.   A widow, a retired couple or two, a displaced housekeeper needing a hip replacement, and a couple others in their […]

My Week With Marilyn

January 8, 2012

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My Week with Marilyn – A true story, at least according to Colin Clarke.  Clarke, Eddie Redmayne, is from a prominent family and determined to get a job working in movie production.  His persistence pays off and he gets hired as third assistant director on The Prince and The Showgirl starring Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) […]