No one wants to be deemed second-best, yet there it is, right in the title of the film: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The result when you succumb to sequel-itis: Let's take this delightful little surprise hit and try to duplicate its success without doing anything original.
At Guild Hall, when Florence Fabricant asked CNN's Anthony Bourdain at a recent Q&A, which country was most surprising, he quickly answered Iran. Most Americans have not been there, and I seized a moment of opportunity.
Every NFL offseason, video game fans from around the United States and beyond await the next installment of EA Sports' Madden NFL video game. However, the "Madden Curse" is a phenomenon that has been risen over the past half-decade.
This was going to be the year. You read countless blogs. You bought $200 worth of strategy guides. You watched NFL network for two hours each night before bed. And what did all of that get you? An embarrassing 1-4 record.
At last a film celebrating the last years of life in blazing glory set in the joyful splendor of Udaipur, India. The writing is witty and quick, while the scenery is lush with an abundance of flowers in bold primary colors.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the kind of movie they seldom make anymore -- except in England. When they try to do it in America, you wind up with something like Garry Marshall's New Year's Eve -- or worse.
Professional sports mania is as American as apple pie. Religiously, we buy jerseys, pack stadiums, and congregate around TVs to root for our favorite players and teams. These traditions have been passed down for generations -- so why has Generation X detached?
Set in two different eras, with two different trios playing the same characters, The Debt is gripping and gritty, a thriller that breeds genuine excitement in both of the time periods in which it is set.