Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
Breakfast TV just got interesting.
When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy. Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck, a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning "news." As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky's blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
I dislike the term 'guilty pleasure'. That may surprise some people as I've used it before, but I think I may retire it. I think that if something is pleasurable, then you shouldn't feel guilty for it (unless that pleasure is some kind of sex crime, in which case, you probably should).
People define a guilty pleasure as something you know is bad, but you still love it despite those obvious flaws. This would be something like Transformers, Independence Day, Resident Evil etc. All films that have incredibly glaring flaws but are still fun to watch even though they are bad. As much as I get that, I still don't like the concept of feeling guilty for any piece of…
If you enjoy hearing Harrison Ford say the word "frittata" then holy crap have I got a movie for you (he's actually really good, too).
I am sympathetic to the stigma that morning ‘news’ programs have when compared to its primetime counterparts; their news carry a fluffier shape than the sharp edge that penetrates our perspective of our world and update our mindset of the world with information that is tragically significant rather than something almost artificially comfortable. Entertainment is the key word to describe the agenda of the morning news programs; it takes on a hybrid form in ensuring a more accessible audience. When I hear another individual shut down the integrity of its concept and those responsible in sustaining it, when appropriate, I defend their presence as it barely deserves the harsh criticisms that it receives.
Although I do not adore these programs…
I suspect Harrison Ford wasn't acting very much, but Rachel McAdams knocked it out of the park – she was quirky and honest and human. The story has a very regular structure, but the writers threw in enough tiny, unexpectedly human details that it really tugs at your heart strings. I found it inspiring.
Today was a tough day at work and this one is a guilty pleasure of mine. Harrison Ford is awesome as an absolute grump - his best performance since Bladerunner in a crazy kinda way. Also, I find Rachel McAdams as watchable as the rest of the internet finds Jennifer Lawrence.
Morning Glory has a certain energy that's often missing from comedies these days. Everything's snappy and zippy, and if perhaps it has its weak parts - the love story between McAdams and Wilson is just filler, for instance - it doesn't dwell on them for too long before moving on to the next thing on its agenda.
The story of a plucky young career woman having to prove herself at a new job is a familiar one, and when you take into consideration that she has to deal with cranky old people at her work, it's not surprising to find out that writer Aline Brosh McKenna also penned The Devil Wears Prada four years prior. The formula still works, though,…
There wasn't a whole lot of weight or overly great stuff to this, but it still was a perfectly enjoyable and entertaining movie.
Morning Glory has quite a good cast, the majority of which unfortunately playing rather unlikeable or uninteresting characters. Still, the film never drags and I didn't end up hating it.
What's the story...
Feel-good flick about Rachel McAdams as a green e.p. fighting to revitalize a struggling morning show. Eventually, she gets the crazy idea to bring in Harrison Ford's respected newsman to co-anchor the program, only to find out he's a hard-news-only snob and a diva to boot. Watching everything turn around is a real blast, because the process is light-hearted, fun and emotionally rewarding. Plus, it's even more satisfying in the end because you've watched McAdams's character put in the hard work to fix everything. A wonderful little movie that should have been a bigger hit.
Instantly forgettable, with very few interesting or even likable characters.
I watched this movie while eating an entire bag of kettle cooked barbeque chips. Not a bad decision if I do say so myself.
Flawed but surprisingly satisfying. Worth seeing.
Liked it :)
too long, have good comedic value, wouldn't watch again, kind of boring. i did like harrison ford's perdormance tho and he way his coice never changed tone. i thought that was clever
This minus the trite romance, the eye-rolling fairy tale ending and the same old characters would make for a fun movie. Harrison Ford has a few funny lines and he certainly nails the delivery, everything else is just the same old story
Complete list. :-(
I'm a sucker for films set in newsrooms or to do with TV news. I also loved the all too…