“First of all, I would like to make one thing clear: I never explain anything” – Julie Andrews as “Mary Poppins” in the 1964 movie More than 50 years has gone by since the release of the original Mary Poppins, … Read more
“When the public’s right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered” – Christopher Dodd “What I’m thinking about more and … Read more
Today is one of those rare mornings when actors and others in the movie industry do not mind being awakened early by a ringing phone. As long as the person on the other end of that call is calling to … Read more
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent” – Victor Hugo Florence Foster Jenkins is a biopic from director Stephen Frears that allows the three main actors to show off their incredible … Read more
[rating=3]Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Jean Smart, Elisabeth Shue Director(s): David Frankel Writer(s): Vanessa Taylor
Let’s meet the Soames family. “Arnold Soames” (Tommy Lee Jones) is an accountant who has a bad back, loves golf so much he falls asleep every night watching golf instructional television, and has been married for 31 years to “Kay” (Meryl Streep). Kay works in a clothing store and longs for the days when Arnold didn’t sleep in a separate bedroom because of his bad back. She longs for the days when he would touch her with longing, and kiss her somewhere other than chastely on the cheek . She longs for the days when they had sex. Frustrated, she is wandering through the self-help section of a brick and mortar bookstore (they are getting rarer and rarer, aren’t they?) when she finds a book on having a better marriage by “Dr. Bernie Feld” (Steve Carell) and buys it.
The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, with Stanley Tucci and Emily Blount in strong supporting roles, is from an acclaimed novel by Lauren Weisberger which I have not read. The good news is that you … Read more