Archive for the ‘Romance’ Category

Morning Glory

2010

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton

Funny movie!

Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford have on screen chemistry that I’d like to see again. Becky (McAdams) is a young executive producer, Mike (Ford) is an old egotistical stodgy news reporter she convinces into taking a newly available co-host job. Now she has to get Mike to do the job the ‘Daybreak’ way, not in his usual stuffed shirt way.

She finds herself falling for a handsome guy who used to work under Mike and finds she has to save the show from shutting down.

Can she get Mike to do his job the proper way? Can she save the show?

There were parts of this movie where I found myself laughing so hard I was almost in tears!
Oh, as for the ‘romance’ part… it doesn’t take over the movie it’s mostly funny!

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The Tourist

2010

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Paul Bettany

The Tourist is a great movie. You’ll find a low-key Johnny Depp and the ‘as usual’ gorgeous Angelina Jolie. The Tourist is a fun time, you’ll find yourself laughing throughout the movie.

There is a little too much time spent on Jolie and her beauty, but other than that I found myself interested through the whole film.

I am certainly glad I don’t listen to the critics picks on movies, as I would have missed out on this one.

So check it out when you want to unwind, I think you’ll enjoy it!

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The Illusionist

2006

Starring: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel and Paul Giamatti

The Illusionist was amazing! Edward Norton was fantastic. Not a better person they could have cast for this part.

The Illusionist kept me in my seat the whole time, I was almost sad that it ended. Jessica Biel even did a good job, and she’s not the best actress.

Paul Giamatti played a good little impish Inspector wanting to do what is right but also wanting to move ahead in his career and do as he is told.  He has that ‘yes you can push me around’ look about him.

If you haven’t seen this movie you really should. Well, if you like magic and all.

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Far North

2007

Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Krusiec and Sean Bean

Far North – superbly filmed and acted. Shot in the beautiful Arctic tundra of Alaska.

Two women struggle to survive on the Arctic tundra when an injured stranger (Sean Bean) appears. Anja (Michelle Krusiec) and Saiva (Michelle Yeo) nurse him back to health. His presence disturbs Anja and Saiva’s relationship.

Saiva starts having flashbacks revealing what brought her to her solitary conditions and how she came to have Anja with her. As well as what she is truly capable of.

There is very little dialogue in this movie, which creates some extraordinary and intense moments during the movie.

Overall, a very good movie I would recommend.

Cyrus

2010

Starring: John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei and Jonah Hill

I made it approximately 45 minutes through this movie and had to shut it off.

I like all the stars in this movie and it sounded good when I put it on my list, but I just had to call it quits when it go weird. The mother and son, adult son, relationship just creeped me out. I mean, there is close and there is close but this went way beyond my comfort zone of closeness.

While I’m sure Cyrus would have gotten better if I had watched further I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. If any of you have watched it all the way through please put in your two cents.

For me, this goes down in my ‘creepy’ file.

Here’s the trailer, there’s some funny parts:

The Next Three Days

2010

Starring: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson

This was a pretty good movie. I think they could have used a different leading lady, as I am not really fond of Elizabeth Banks. Other than that, pretty darned good.

Russell Crowe put in a fine performance.

It’s just your average story about your typical family going about their daily lives and then next thing you know… mommy (Elizabeth Banks) is getting arrested first thing in the morning for killing her boss. All before your morning coffee!

All kinds of hubbub takes place from there. John (Russell Crowe) is now a single dad trying to work, raise a boy and find a way to get his wife Lara out of jail.

And let’s throw a wrench in the works… Nicole (Olivia Wilde), the mom of his boys playmate. That’s quite the wrench!

See the trailer:

His Girl Friday

1940

Starring: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy

What can I say… Just another classic Cary Grant movie only here he stars with the beautiful Rosalind Russell. She’s definitely a looker.

Storyline… He’s a newspaper man, she’s a newspaper woman. Divorced. He’s trying to get her back. Does he succeed? Watch and see!