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Movie Review: Morning Glory (November, 2010)

Director: Roger Michell Screenplay: Aline Brosh McKenna Release Date: November 10, physiotherapy 2010 Actors: Rachel McAdams, visit this Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum Morning Glory has been compared to the 1987 movie Broadcast News, starring Holly Hunter, a film that was nominated for 7 Oscars. Morning Glory is doubtful to live up to its ‘glory’ of that film, but Rachel McAdams and the film itself has a lot to offer. Rachel McAdams plays Becky Fuller, an ambitious 28 year old producer who gets hired to “The Today Show” morning equivalent on broadcast station ibs – “Daybreak”. The show is the lowest rated out of all the network stations, and Becky is hired as a last resort to try and save the failing show. “Daybreak” is hosted by Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton) and the creepy, apathetic Paul McVee (played by hilarious Ty Burrell, best known for his role in Modern Family). Becky and the rest of the crew find Colleen extremely difficult to work with, but, unlike Paul’s apathy, is invested in the success of the show. Paul quickly finds himself without a job, and Becky is left trying to find a new co-host for the show. She […]

The Mechanic: Smooth and Frustrating

Director: Simon West Screenplay: Richard Wenk, purchase Lewis John Carlino Release Date: January 28, buy 2011 Actors: Jason Statham, recipe Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland Remake of the film of the same name from 1972 Having seen The Rite the night before, I had much higher hopes that The Mechanic would not disappoint me. Jason Statham in an action film immediately made it more appealing than an exorcist movie. Jason Statham plays Arthur Bishop, a hired assassin who takes in Steve McKenna (Ben Foster), after the death of his father Harry McKenna (Donald Sutherland), decides to teach Steve the trade of his profession. The film is extremely entertaining, albeit frustrating due to Ben Foster’s character of Steve McKenna. This is of no fault of Foster’s, but is inherently written into his character that he’s pretty much a pompous, irrational, aggressive brat. When Bishop trains Steve and takes him along his assignments, I couldn’t help constantly wanting to pound Steve in to make him shut up. At the same time, it’s a bit amusing when I sit back and think about the fact that the film successfully makes you root for the assassin without a moment’s pause. Because in all of Bishop’s […]

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: Lack of character development, lack of plot

-Recommendation Goes Here- Director: Screenplay: Release Date: Actors: Links: Watch the Trailer: Director: Harald Zwart Screenplay: Jessica Postigo Release Date: August 21, medical 2013 Actors: Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell-Bower, Robert Sheehan, Lena Heady, Jonathan Rhys Meyers Based on the book of the same name by Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments City of Bones is based on the book of the same name by Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instrument series. It follows a young teenage girl by the name of Clary (Lily Collins), who is thrust into a world filled with vampires, demons, warlocks, werewolves, and demon hunters. Her mom Jocelyn, who tried to protect Clary from the truth ends up being taken and goes missing. Clary, with the help of her best friend Simon and her new demon hunter (called Shadowhunters) “friends” (Jace, Isabelle and Alec), tries to find her mom and the Mortal Cup that everyone in their race covets, especially Valentine, her father whom her mom tried to hide away and run from. Let’s get this out of the way first – I loved reading The Mortal Instruments series. Clary herself, not so much. So this review will be written in the point of view of […]