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Rachel McAdams Embraces Her Funny Side In 'Morning Glory'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 12, 2010 10:28 AM
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Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna Also Talks Cameron Crowe's 'We Bought A Zoo'The last time director Roger Michell was in New York, it was to shoot “Changing Lanes,” a dark character drama about two men who find themselves tragically intertwined after a car accident. So how did he get to “Morning Glory,” the new comedy from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production house? “It had to rain every day on the film, we have to make it really rainy and dirty,” Michell recalls of the shoot. “Our strategy for this film was that, while you’re inside in these claustrophobic offices, you have to make the film really breathe, to make the film kind of have a spring. We went to great lengths to use bright colors, lots of orange.”

Stop The Presses: The 13 Best Newsroom Movies

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • November 12, 2010 6:00 AM
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Just as soldiers devour war movies and cops are always the first to pipe up about the latest police thriller, journalists have a soft spot for films focusing on the fourth estate. At their most positive, they can show the kind of crusading, truth-seeking journalists that the embittered hacks wanted to be when they started out (as Aaron Sorkin recently said, "'All The President's Men' made journalists want to be rockstars"), and at their most negative, they provide a certain catharsis.

Review: 'Morning Glory' Not Ready For Prime Time

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 9, 2010 4:02 AM
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All you need to know about "Morning Glory" is that it was written by "The Devil Wears Prada" scribe Aline Brosh McKenna. While the mega-success of that film propelled her towards becoming a very in-demand writer, like her male equivalent Allan Loeb, we're still waiting to see what all the fuss is about. 'Prada' was never a terribly brilliant piece of writing and that film's success was due more to Meryl Streep (and to a lesser extent Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway) than anything on the page. But if it worked once, might as well try it again, as McKenna essentially reworks the formula in "Morning Glory" transplanting the fashion industry for network television in a film that is watery facsimile of its predecessor.

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