There's an entire genre -- Vulture calls it British Women Getting It Done -- where women take matters into their own hands to solve crimes, save lives and sometimes, God forbid, knock a few strands of hair out of place. These ladies aren't your mother's Miss Marple.
This has a lot of cooking with a bit of love spiced in with the cooking, there are some fantastic one-liners that make the audience roar with laughter and this is all included in a fantastic adventure.
Everything comes alive in this film from the delightful differences in the characters to the golden glow of the french countryside.
While I found the entire movie to be an inspiring feast for the senses, I was struck by one message in particular: 'Food is memories.'
The success of the movie, produced by Steven Spielberg, Juliet Blake and Oprah Winfrey, is that it serves to remind us of the joy of eating together and the connection that food can bring to families, communities and love affairs.
"Hate the enemy enough, any sacrifice is justified. See the other side as 'some mother's sons', you are less willing to sacrifice your own." -- Roger ...
How can any of us find the words to wish a happy 450th birthday to the single most significant, elegant, funny, wise and human writer ever to use the English language? That's what I, and countless others, have thought and think of Shakespeare.
In aging gracefully, it's not about doing plastic surgery but over-doing it. It's about making good choices.
Just how rare Philip Seymour Hoffman was as an artist is often difficult to properly articulate, especially when considering the modern age of Hollywood and what tends to define a leading man.
Want to know the latest celebrity beauty secret? Aging beauty is hot! Amongst this year's Golden Globe nominations 17 nominated actresses are in their 40s and above.
Invisibility is perhaps desirable if you are going to be the mistress of one of the most popular writers of all time. The story of Charles Dickens' mi...
I think that our time has come in Hollywood, and more and more movies will be made celebrating the refusal of Baby Boomers to slip politely into the crevices reserved for the old in our society.
I wear slips under dresses and send hand-written thank you notes. I don't discuss bodily functions in mixed company and consider it an honor to be asked for a recipe after a dinner party. In sum: I was raised a good girl. And it is damn frustrating.
The Red franchise (for this is number two) is an adaptation of a D.C. Comics product. And yes, on the surface, it does the usual fast-paced, guns-fighting-martial-arts and multiple locations type show. Which is no bad thing.
Apropos of nothing, here's one of those chicken/egg quandaries: Which is more unnecessary: a sequel or a remake? They're often the same thing.
As Monsters University (and its 2001 predecessor, Monsters, Inc.) proves, a solid comedy is a solid comedy, no matter how it's made.