Directed by Mike Nichols, Working Girl stars Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver. It’s a story about Tess McGill (Griffith), a secretary whose boss steals her big idea so she seizes the opportunity to take it back.
As the movie started, right away it was pretty clear to me that Working Girl was going to be ‘lifting’; a movie that left me happy and motivated. I knew this mainly because of the memorable Carly Simon song (‘Let The River Run’) in the opening sequence and the close shots of Lady Liberty.
Set in 1980s New York, there’s of course no escaping the big hair and shoulder pads. There’s also no getting away from the kind of sexism and office politics women were subjected to in the workplace at the time. It’s McGill’s navigation of these challenges as best she can that confirms why this film, though not perfect, it remains a favourite whilst having good re-watch value, particularly among the ladies. Nearly thirty years have passed since Working Girl was released and I’m glad to have finally seen it. It’s the sisterhood, especially towards the very end that happens to be my favourite thing and moment in this film. I also liked the movie’s depiction of what I recognised as ‘the power couple’.
One thought that came to mind a few times as I watched is whether Melanie Griffith is really as softly spoken as her character. McGill is no ‘low talker,’ like in ‘The Puffy Shirt’ Seinfeld episode – but still… I wonder.
In Blind, theMichael Mailer directed drama / romance, Demi Moore is the neglected wife of an indicted businessman and Alec Baldwin is the blind man she falls in love with…
The story is intriguing and I’m an Alec Baldwin fan. I want to know more about the kind of person that would commit violence against a blind man. Lastly, I’m looking forward to learning about Baldwin’s secrets for how to play a blind character well.
When I first realised thatThe Boss Baby was about a smart / adult-like briefcase carrying baby, I feared that as I watched the movie, I’d miss the only other smart / adult-like baby I’d ever known and loved. I’m of course talking about the lovable Stewie Griffin of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy. Luckily though, as I watched the Tom McGrath directed animated movie, not for a single second did the delightful Stewie G. pop into my mind. There was simply too much engaging fun, imagination and general cuteness going on in The Boss Baby.
Undoubtably, the person behind the story of The Boss Baby (Marla Frazee) is an individual with a great imagination – not unlike the film’s main character, Timmy (Miles Bakshi) – and many other children you may or may not know. Naturally, kids are going to have a good time with The Boss Baby but you absolutely don’t have to be a kid to like it.
There were some things that happened in this movie that really reminded me that I was watching an animation, meaning that the rules of what may or may not happen in an everyday situation simply have to be discarded completely. Usually I’m fine with suspending my disbelief but with this movie for some reason, I was sometimes less able to do so.
My personal favourite animated films are still Finding Nemo (2003) and Ratatouille (2007). This movie, though not as well executed in every way as the aforementioned, it’s still a fun adventure. Another personal highlight for me was knowing that the dad character was being voiced by my favourite American talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel; a seemingly nice man whose voice I happen to find rather comforting.
Featuring Alec baldwin, Sharon Stone and Benson himself, Harry Benson – Shoot First is a new documentary about the renowned photographer and his works…
Film is absolutely my favourite thing and I’m not sure that it’s possible to love movies without a healthy love and appreciation for photography. Spending hours just looking at arresting images is close to heaven for me. So I’m curious about Benson’s approach to photography as well as the artist behind the photos. But even more than all that, my commitment to this experience is mostly about the promise of a very impressive visual feast.
Set in Hollywood in 1958, Rules Don’t Apply focuses on the relationship between three key characters working in hollywood. Namely, an aspiring actress her driver and the eccentric billionaire that employs them. Alden Ehrenreich, Lilly Collins, and Warren Beatty play the main roles. Beatty is also the film’s writer and director…
After finding that I didn’t quite enjoy the last movie I saw about Hollywood in the 1950s (Hail, Caesar! (2015), as much as I hoped I would, I’m not sure how this is going to turn out. Though, Annette Bening is one of my favourite actresses s0 we’ll see.
Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin and Chace Crawford also feature.
For all fans of boxing movies, here comes another one…
This trailer isn’t perfect but I’m interested in the fighter’s story. More so than the actual fight sequences. The fighter, Anthony is played by Christian DeMeo (young Anthony) and William Demeo. When Young Anthony’s parents are no longer in the picture, how will the relationship between him and the mob boss that has taken him under his wing play out? I’m hoping this movie may just be better than the trailer may suggest.
Michael Madsen, Shannen Doherty, Danny Glover, Alec Baldwin and Mike Mike Tyson also star.