recommends the following flicks before Morning Glory hits Irish cinemas…

Bruce Almighty


Bruce Nolan is not a happy camper. As a reporter, he’s handed mediocre assignments like the baking of a giant cookie and the anniversary of the Maid of the Mist at Niagra Falls. Meanwhile, rival reporter, Evan Backstabber, lands juicy assignment and a juicy news anchor job. Bruce blames God. God decides to teach Bruce a little lesson in humility with hilarious consequences, including the epic parting of a bowl of tomato soup and a little bit of poetic justice. Great cast: Morgan Freeman is a sublime God. Jennifer Aniston and Catherine Bell are both hot looking. And Steve Carell is outstanding as Evan.



It’s ANCHORMAN, NOT ANCHORWOMAN! Will Ferrell stars as Ron Burgundy, the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the ’70s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone (Applegate), Ron is willing to play along at first-as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other “female” interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it’s more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons… it’s war.

Father of the Bride


With so many worthy flicks under her hat, it’s all to easy to forget just how great Diane Keaton can be in lighthearted comedy; none better then Father of the Bride. It’s difficult to choose the favorite of these two movies; since they work as companion pieces, it’s necessary to include them both. Keaton’s chemistry with Steve Martin is so winning it’s hard to believe the two didn’t make any other movies together. The first installment is the better film, with a more well-rounded story and a more emotional core. But the second installment is funnier, with Martin at his hilarious best trying to stay relevant in his middle age when his daughter announces she’s pregnant. Two of the most charming comedies of the 1990’s.

The Devil Wears Prada


Like Morning Glory, this is another example of a hostile work place with the Anna Wintour inspired Miranda Priestly. Played by Meryl Streep, she is everything you don’t look for in a boss. Pushy, arrogant, demanding, belittling, high strung. And, worst of all, she surrounds herself with Yes Men who only bolster her false sense of brilliance and self-righteousness Thankfully in the end our heroine Andy (Anne Hathaway) gives her a comeuppance when she quits, effectively sticking it to The Man (in this case, The She-Man).