Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

Midnight In Paris

August 30, 2011

Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard at a party

Exactly what I needed. A short light-hearted fun film full of clichés. I’m serious. It was very entertaining.

As always, films are better when I haven’t seen a trailer, read any reviews or heard anything about it. From the poster with Owen Wilson it had to be a comedy. Directed by Woody Allen. He’s a bit crazy, that’s the impression that I have, and normally it shows in the films.

And Midnight In Paris was a bit crazy. A very realistic story but then it wasn’t. The way I like it.

I loved the film from the beginning recognising the different Parisian sites. I love that city. The long intro set me in the right mood showing Paris from morning until night.

Every night Owen Wilson’s character Gil would travel to the 20s and the time of the Charleston. Loved the dresses. He would hang out with Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Picasso and Dalí and live the life he was dreaming of.

I was very happy to go to the cinema today because last time I went was about three months ago when I saw Pirates of Caribbean, the fourth in the sequel. Of course, if Johnny Depp is in it, it’s good. But there hasn’t been anything on that I’ve wanted to see throughout all summer.

Today, I had preview tickets that were free but I think everyone should see Midnight In Paris because it’s such a feel good film. And Paris is a wonderful and beautiful city. Especially in the rain.

Cougar Town

August 19, 2010
Cougar Town

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It doesn’t matter if she is in New York City, Hollywood or a small town in Florida, Courteney Cox is always playing a hyper neurotic control-freak who just doesn’t seem to shut up.

At least in Friends, she has more of a supporting role so the focus isn’t totally on her like in Dirt and Cougar Town.

Cougar Town follows the life of recently divorced Jules Cobb, aged 41, who has a teenage son and runs a real estate agency.

It’s a show I decided to catch up on while I’m waiting for my other favourites to start after summer and I’m quite enjoying it for the time being.

The characters are a bunch of funny people with exaggerated personalities. Especially, Ellie, Jules’s neighbour and best friend who seems to be in a marriage just for the heck of it and Laurie, the dizzy younger assistant who’s helping Jules relive her twenties. Yes, making Jules a ‘cougar’.

The show is a lot about drinking wine, whining and whining about sex. It’s a lot about sex.

Second season starts in September so obviously the first was successful enough. Maybe, I catch up on it next summer, but probably, I’ll make time for it when I have more important things to do that I don’t feel like doing.