EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: As you’d expect from a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, the new romance The Choice features young, pretty people played by Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker. But there’s also a lovely storyline involving Tom Wilkinson as a local veterinarian. The movie opens February 4, and the folks at Lionsgate kindly passed along this sneak peek at a scene featuring the delightful Mr. Wilkinson (along with Walker, who plays his son, and Sharon Blackwood as his office manager).
Greetings from New Orleans. I've just spent the evening strolling around the French Quarter, which for those of you who have never been is something of a cross between Downtown Disney and the Innermost Circle of Hell.But most importantly, this afternoon I was at the Louisiana Theatre at the New Orleans Convention Center watching the final preparations for our Movies for Grownups Film Festival. It's all part of AARP's Life@50+ Member Event, which is drawing tens of thousands of folks from all over the country.
The best gift grownup movie lovers have gotten so far this year is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the warm, funny, thoughtful story of seven British retirees who move to crowded, colorful Jaipur, India. They're lured there by a brochure promising a life of inexpensive luxury at the titular hotel, but what they find is a run-down wreck of a place set amidst teeming crowds, abject poverty, and sometimes brutally primitive living conditions.
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