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…
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.
I've caught a bit of a chill today which means all I wanted to do this evening was wrap myself up and watch something light and enjoyable that I was familiar with. I'm rather partial to those quickfire behind the scenes TV news based movies and series like HBO's excellent The Newsroom. Maybe it was discovering the snappy and legendary His Girl Friday when I was little that did it? Anyway, cast in the same mould is Morning Glory, a rather unfairly ignored comedy from 2010 starring the Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Patrick Wilson.
It really is a shame that this was largely ignored as it is bright, breezy and pleasant film which sees the delightful McAdams…
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.
Was looking forward to this after recently enjoying Michell's Le Week-End — a well-paced, original romantic comedy in which Jeff Goldblum, Lindsay Duncan, and Jim Broadbent perform a cutesy dance number. What more could you ask for? Lamentably, Morning Glory often resembles the agonizing morning "news" shows it pays homage to. Good Morning America emphasizes animal acts, Donald Trump, and international catastrophes equally; this movie gives similar airtime to TV producer Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) dealing with office romance, bad ratings, resident on-air talent asshole Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), and more. Only at the end does the viewer discover the apparent dramatic crux: Fuller's eventual resignation to work with the insufferable Pomeroy for the foreseeable future.
Michell seemed to have…
Remembering the marketing for this film, it's a lot less Diane Keaton vs. Harrison Ford than advertised, and more of a Rachel McAdams vs. grumbly granpda Ford.
The context of breakfast TV is a fun one, and the film gets a lot out of wacky concepts like chucking the weatherman on increasingly dangerous adventures to report from.
However it runs dry pretty quickly - in fact, I'm amazed at just how long the whole "Entertainment vs. Real News" battle goes on for, considering there isn't a lot said for 1 hr 50 mins worth.
Rachel McAdams is wonderful (again).
A fun little film, elevated by fantastic performances from Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams.
Here’s another rom/com, this time with an over the top, perky heroine – full of never say die and apparently Herculean amounts of stamina, who, while being totally a screenwriter’s contrivance, makes you root for her nonetheless.
Plausibility takes a back seat, far, far in the back actually, as we first meet Rachel McAdams, a go getter who has worked for a New Jersey TV station for 15 years (that Rachel looks to be in her late 20’s is just the first hint of incongruity). The plot shows that she is totally committed to her job as producer of a morning TV show – to the point where she sets up a date with a guy for a mid afternoon…
Nothing offensive. Nothing good. Nothing bad. Perfect background noise.
I'd love to give it one more star but alas it just wasn't funny enough.
I've always had a morbid curiosity about this movie, despite its less-than-stellar reputation. I think Mark Kermode said that Harrison Ford was legitimately funny in it, and that piqued my curiosity. Anyway, I finally had the excuse to watch it when I decided to go on a Rachel MacAdams learning tour.
It's more-or-less a "chick flick," but it's not a bad one. Rachel MacAdams is a young (well, 28, I guess that's not young by hollywood actress standards), spazzy TV exec who's completely obsessed with her job at the expense of all else. She gets laid off, and is then hired as executive producer of the morning show at the worst network in town (Jeff Goldblum hires her!!). The main…
llegué como recién convertido a completista de rachel mcadams. me quedé porque todo mundo parece estar pasándosela bien.
conté seis montage sequences. tal vez se me escapó alguna. nadie podría acusar al director roger michell de ser un tipo con muchos recursos.
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A few of the films on this list are ones I think I may have watched, but I really don't…