Stories about 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.
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.
So to begin with you've got Rachel Mcadams, a quality actress (who happens to also be easy on the eye). Add in a little Harrison Ford and that is enough to grab my interest in the Netflix browse list. Honestly I was just expecting an above average romantic comedy but it takes a different approach by having the main relationship be platonic. It has all the romantic comedy tropes but they are about respect and admiration between co-workers rather than love. The romance comes from a side character. A fun alternate take on the genre.
A film in very much the same genre as "The devil wears prada" about a young girl thats gets to the top and successful in a very hard business.... Enjoyable but also not that memorable. One of my favorites Harrison Ford's performances is flat and aged and his glory days are clearly over....
Everybody has either a film star or character that they had a crush on during their formative years. So which…
A few of the films on this list are ones I think I may have watched, but I really don't…