When Dev Patel starred in the multi Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, his acting career seemed set to sky rocket. But the 20 year old from Harrow has spoken out against prejudiced Hollywood casting directors, who have limited his offers to the role of terrorist, cab driver, or brainy geek.
Maybe they’ll call it The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: Life is Suite?
It’s our fourth Back in Vue feature, and this time you can do more than just read about it – Vue’s cult cinema season continues tonight (29th May, time-travellers), with Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting showing nationwide. This week it’s John’s turn to make the case for his absolute favourite film about heroin, toilets and getting toxoplasmosis from cat mess.
Have you seen the weather? It’s ghastly – never mind that you were having a picnic last weekend, Jack Frost is back and he’s all too ready to introduce an icicle to your most jealously guarded passages. Why not sit in a nice cosy cinema with someone huggable instead of wandering around outside? OWLTIME:
OK, so it’s not exactly been a seminal week in terms of film releases, but that’s simply no excuse to spend your time with family, friends or miscellaneous loved ones. Today is Wednesday, DAMMIT. And today we sit in a smug, two for one darkness, safe in the knowledge that our on-screen pals will always be there for us. Except for Katherine Heigl, obviously.
A who’s who of pensionable British talent is shipped off to the colonies for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, a charming comedy which makes full use of its intoxicating setting and first-rate cast. Ever wished Love Actually had more curry and jokes about hip replacements?
Remember when a visit to the pictures meant being treated to an eclectic 2D cabaret of newsreels and shorts before the feature even began? Nah, neither do we. But that doesn’t mean we don’t yearn for those halcyon days of cinematic variety, which is why we’re bringing you a new feature – one of our favourite short films, every single week. Simple really.