Tag Archives: Sigourney Weaver

WORKING GIRL (1988): The Things I Liked…

Working Girl (1988), Melanie Griffith
Working Girl (1988), Melanie Griffith

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.

Happy Film Loving

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THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES – NEW & SELECTED (2017): New Trailer From Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson…

The Meyerowitz Stories - New & Selected (2017), Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller
The Meyerowitz Stories – New & Selected (2017), Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

Starring Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and Adam Sandler; The Meyerowitz Stories – New & Selected is the latest from writer / director Noah Baumbach. Stiller, Hoffman, Sandler and Thompson play members of an estranged family that gathers in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father…

I particularly like the idea of Stiller, Sandler and Hoffman performing together. I’m also in for the family dynamics that’ll undoubtedly result in interesting conflict; not that I like to see family members fight, you understand…

The Meyerowitz Stories (New & Selected) Release Dates

Happy Film Loving

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THE ASSIGNMENT (2016): The One Thing I Liked…

The Assignment (2016), Michelle Rodriguez
The Assignment (2016), Michelle Rodriguez

My instincts after I watched the trailer for the latest film from Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver, The Assignment was correct. By which I mean, it’s not very good. In fact, this is one of those movies you should probably watch if at all, whilst doing something else. Reason being, you may find yourself in serious trouble for not respecting your own time enough.

Directed by Walter Hill, the story centres around a hitman (Rodriguez) who is turned into a hit woman (Rodriguez), without prior consent. Therefore, vengeance must follow against ‘The Doctor’ (Weaver) responsible.

I know, I know, the clue about how this film would turn out is in the trailer – but something still had me tuning in and that is the interesting plot. If only it could have been executed more effectively overall.

The Assignment (2016), Sigourney Weaver
The Assignment (2016), Sigourney Weaver

An important question at this point is probably whether The Assignment is one of those movies that’s so bad it’s good? No is my answer to that. With most bad films that I find myself able to sit through until the end, there’s usually some semblance of good within. In this case that would be Sigourney Weaver’s character, ‘The Doctor.’ As dodgy as most of the dialogue is, she had a few lines that amused me. One of them being:

‘I’ve never concerned myself with my partner’s pleasure.’

With that line, what she means is exactly what you think she means. 🙂

The Assignment, steer clear if you can.

Happy Film Loving

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THE ASSIGNMENT (2016): New Trailer From Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub…

the-assignment-2016-michelle-rodriguez

The Assignment is the latest Crime / Action / Thriller starring Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver and Tony Shalhoub. Having fallen into the hands of a rogue surgeon known as ‘The Doctor’, hitman Frank Kitchen is turned into a hitwoman, and naturally, revenge follows…

Is the concept of The Assignment interesting, ridiculous or both? I want it to be good but I can’t say that this trailer gives me plenty of confidence. Especially once the sound editor became trigger happy with those trailer sound effects from 53 seconds in.

The Assignment Release Dates: 2017 (US)…

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A MONSTER CALLS (2016): New Trailer From Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones & Sigourney Weaver

A Monster Calls (2016),Lewis MacDougall
A Monster Calls (2016),Lewis MacDougall

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to see and hear Liam Neeson playing a tree, today’s trailer is for you. A Monster Calls is about a young boy who seeks the help of a tree to deal with what is arguably the most difficult experience of his life, his single mother’s terminal illness…

I can’t quite fully imagine how the tree is going to be able to help, but I’m open to finding out. Additionally, it should be no secret that I LOVE Liam Neeson’s voice.

A Monster Calls Release Dates: October 14th, 2016 (US); October 21st, 2016 (UK) November 3rd, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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GHOSTBUSTERS (2016): New Trailer Starring Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones & Kristen Wiig

Ghostbusters (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon
Ghostbusters (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon

A proper trailer has finally arrived for the Ghostbuster reboot. Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are the stars…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

I enjoyed the hat, wig and glasses combo. I Also liked the delivery of the slaps and MacKinon’s yellow lensed glasses. Beyond that, I’m going to wait and see.

Is it just me or do the special effects seem rather dated?

Ghostbusters Release Dates: July 15th, 2016 (US & UK)…

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GHOSTBUSTERS (2016): New Trailer Starring Melissa McCarthy & Kristen Wiig

Ghostbusters (2016)
Ghostbusters (2016)

I want to say that ‘here you have it, the first Ghostbusters trailer has finally landed!’ But as you’ll soon see…

It’s not all bad. The music works with the visuals. In fact, it’s really exciting at first because you think it’s leading to a moment of revelation. Only there is sadly, no revelation.

Pointless is a word that comes to mind for this teaser to a teaser trailer. I’m still excited about this reboot because it stars three great ladies of comedy; Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon. The director, Paul Feig is the man behind Bridesmaids (2011) and most recently the very entertaining Spy (2015) so on hope lives!

One of the best executions of a teaser teaser trailer I’ve ever seen is for Deadpool (2016).

In just over two weeks (March 3rd 2016), we’ll have the next Ghostbusters trailer. All I have to say is, may it be good enough to make up for the above, dare I say, nonsense. Chris Hemsworth, Michael Kenneth Williams and Andy Garcia also star.

Ghostbusters Release Dates: July 15th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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INGRID BERGMAN IN HER OWN WORDS (2015): New Documentary Looking At The Life Of The Celebrated Actress

Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words (2015), Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words (2015), Ingrid Bergman

I love stories of people with big dreams. Especially when they toil to make those dreams come true and succeed. Such is part of the story of Ingrid Bergman, one of the most celebrated actresses of the 20th century and beyond.

Directed by Stig Björkman, Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words, I look forward to learning more about the core of the artist.

Release Date (s): November 13th 2015 (USA)…

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