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,…
Harrison Ford is perfectly cast as the cranky newsreader and he makes this peculiarly slight movie worth watching.
Not much "rom" in this charming romcom with Rachel McAdams perfectly cast as a neurotic TV producer trying to save a failing morning show from cancellation. The romance angle with Patrick Wilson is given short shrift in favor of McAdams' efforts to melt the cold, cold heart of Ford's cynical, drunk news legend forced against his will to co-host a morning show. There is nothing believable about Ford's performance, but his contributions are welcome nevertheless. Diane Keaton is mostly wasted. The movie is like that piece of cake you regret having eaten but thoroughly enjoyed.
why did they throw in the patrick wilson almost love story? can I describe a film as "annoying"?
still love harrison ford, tho
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The tone of this movie seems to be modern day fairytale. It's really hard to take serious on any level, or find anything worthwhile in it. Maybe it's just trying to be relatable to people who identify with the lead character, who is a bit of a workaholic and comes across as somewhat ditzy in her social life. Her work-life balance isn't what it could be so if that's you, then be comforted, you're not alone. That seems to be what it's about. Problem is it is either too obvious or too silly. The backdrop of news vs entertainment (or making news-telling a ratings success) has been done many times before and always better than this. Only occasional witty one-liners…
Objectively not very good but I love Rachel McAdams and I still cried
Light but sweet, good performances all round
Kinda old fashioned.
Kinda liked it.
I enjoyed this significantly more than I expected. Harrison Ford's role was not exactly diverse or complex but I do love a well-planned denouement, however cheesy, do it was worth it. I'm glad they didn't labour Becky's romantic relationship more than they did. At one point it looked like it was about to get very sexist and irritating but it just narrowly avoided being too awful.
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.
Complete list. :-(
the never ending NYC movie list.
feel free to add more if i missed any.