Complete list. :-(
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…
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…
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 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,…
This film has somewhat disappeared into obscurity - certainly, I was only reminded that it existed when looking for something for both my wife and I to watch together and came across it.
But it's actually fantastically entertaining. Rachel MacAdams is the producer of a failing morning TV show hosted by Diane Keaton. To bring up the ratings, she decides to employ Harrison Ford, an aging reporter who only does "serious" news and who is bitter and disgruntled about being on morning TV.
The rest of the story, of course, is how she gets it all to work and saves the show's rating.
Possibly the reason this film disappeared is because it doesn't fit into an easy category. It's not…
I was only semi-paying attention in-between Patrick Wilson's scenes.
I have a screening lined up tonight which I'm unfortunately not allowed to disclose any details of. At all. So this'll have to do instead.
Five years on from UK release, I'm still convinced this is little more than an elaborate Force Awakens cover-up from Messrs Ford and Abrams and, for large portions of the overly generous running time, it grates so awkwardly and loudly - either from Rachel McAdams' overwhelmingly overbearing performance or the morbidly mechanical plot machinations - that not even director Roger Michell's last-ditch efforts at salvaging the undeniably outdated material via visual flashiness can catch our wandering attention.
Having said all that, this is the first time I've been so thoroughly amused by someone's lack of…
It's just really good and if you're not smiling at the end of it, you're dead.
My definitive guilty pleasure film. 6th rewatch.
I love grumpy Harrison Ford miles more than charasmatic Harrison Ford.
Sequel to this please.
Harrison Ford wants to do comedy, but he's terrible at picking scripts. Here he plays a grumpy old man, a role he's seems to have happily settled into in the last decade, but he's unconvincing as a prominent news anchor. There's just nothing about his slow, soft-spoken delivery that screams newsman. Aside from that it's a pleasant comedy, with cute-as-a-button Rachel McAdams running the show, and Diane Keaton completely underused as Ford's co-host. The script should have focused on this three-way surrogate family relationship, but instead wastes a lot of time on McAdams' perfect new boyfriend - a subplot that goes nowhere, and isn't even a plot. This is a script that needed a rewrite. It's no Broadcast News. It's…
Like drinking Irn Bru, I feel a bit dirty after consuming this, and it's full of shite, but I kind of enjoyed it.
Did more eye-rolling than I usually do through an episode of The Walking Dead but it is what it is, and to a degree you know these ridiculous personalities exist in the media world, so it's quite believable.
Patrick Wilson is like a black-hole of personality though. Is he attractive? Am I missing something? Most of his time on screen is spent looking like someone's flashing a torch in his eyes. Could do without him.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
All of the comedies, rated three stars or higher, that I have watched and reviewed since joining Letterboxd. Films are…