Five for the Fifth – 5 Questions for The 5th of September

Happy 5th of September everybody… and to my American friends, Happy Labor Day!

As promised on the August edition, I’m going to try to make this a monthly post. Well, the gist of the post is simple… I give you five random news item/observation/trailer, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic (you can do all five or just pick a topic). Ok, let’s get on with it, shall we?

1. Well, since it’s Labor Day, I thought I’ll have one of the questions be workplace-related. For some reason the first thing that came to mind involves one of the most memorable movie bosses… which is none other than Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep is nothing short of phenomenal as the icy queen of fashion, looking all stylish & gorgeous and packing a glare chilly enough to freeze your heart in seconds.

Even after the release of Horrible Bosses, I’d think that Miranda would still top the list of most intimidating bosses ever, and her perfectionist nature can send her employees’ high blood pressure shooting up faster than she can say ‘that is all.’ I love this ‘arrival’ scene and especially Emily Blunt’s twitchy performance as Miranda’s assistant.


So my question to you is: Who’s your favorite cinematic boss?

2. It was Keanu Reeves’ 47th Birthday last Friday. I tweeted that I couldn’t believe he’s only 3 years shy of 50 given how youthful he still looks! He was last seen in Henry’s Crime with Vera Farmiga and James Caan and I’m anticipating his upcoming movie 47 Ronin (ha, quite an interesting coincidence regarding that number!), which is set in the 18th century about on a band of samurai who set out to avenge the death of their master.

Despite not being the most expressive actors, I quite like Keanu’s work. He’s always watchable even in dismal movies (well ok, except for the insufferable The Lake House). I like him both in action flicks (i.e. The Matrix) and in dramatic ones. As I’ve said many times before, I love him in A Walk in the Clouds, one of my fave unconventionally-romantic flicks. But my all time favorite movie of his has got to be Speed.

How about you? What’s your favorite Keanu Reeves movie?


3. I saw The Debt on Saturday (review coming later this week) and it was the first time I saw Jessica Chastain on screen. Just a year ago, she was a complete unknown but this year alone she is in three high profile movies, Tree of Life, The Help and The Debt. It’s even more impressive that the last two movies I mentioned are box office winners this weekend as The Help holds the #1 spot for 3 weekends in a row, and The Debt took the #2 spot. She will also be seen in Coriolanus that’s scheduled to be released in limited theaters in December.

Chastain in Tree of Life, The Help & The Debt

I guess one movie is perhaps not enough to judge someone’s work, but I’d say she’s quite talented and has a pretty strong screen presence. Judging from just the photos above, she seems like a versatile actress with somewhat of a chameleon quality, always a plus if you want to have longevity in Hollywood. I kind of like the fact that she is beautiful but not in a threatening or bimbo-ish kind of way.

What movie have you seen Jessica Chastain in? What do you think of her work?

4. Now this movie has opened in Europe but hasn’t been released widely in the US, yet. Not sure if it’s perhaps going straight to DVD here? In any case, I’ve featured Killing Bono back in March last year when I first heard about it and I thought it was interesting. Ben Barnes (Prince Caspian in the Narnia series) is playing Neil McCormick, the lead singer of U2’s rival band. Check out the trailer if you haven’t already:


The movie will chronicle the early days of U2 from a rival band’s perspective, which is based on Neil McCormick’s book Killing Bono: I Was Bono’s Doppleganger. Apparently Bono himself wrote the foreword, and apparently the man himself came up with the ‘killing Bono’ idea, “… McCormick frankly sees Bono as his doppelganger, getting every opportunity that he wanted and desired, while McCormick seems to meet with every bad break under the sun.

It also stars the late Pete Postlethwaite in his last movie role as he passed away last January 😦 I intend to rent this one when it’s available on Netflix. My hubby is a big fan of U2 but even if you’re not a fan of their music, it seems like an amusing rivalry tale with plenty of great Irish rock music.

Has anyone seen this movie? If not, what’s your favorite movie about a rock band?

5. Last but not least… with all the news about his soon-to-be-released movies, I thought I’d talk about one of Gerard Butler‘s upcoming project. Back in early August, Butler is cast in The Bricklayer.

Per THR, Boyd is actually a pseudonym used by former FBI agent Paul Lindsay. In the book, his main character, Steve Vail, is a former FBI agent, working as a Chicago bricklayer, whom the agency reaches out to help track down and combat the criminal gang.

The plot also involves a female deputy director Kate Bannon at the FBI who is assigned to work with Vail – a part that that has not yet been cast. In the novel, there’s sexual tension abounds between Vail and Banon, well naturally! Empire quipped that “…the part will no doubt be handed to some big-name actress. Hopefully not Katherine Heigl or Jennifer Aniston…” My sentiment exactly! I sure hope they’d cast someone closer to Butler’s age of 41, so someone in the mid to upper 30s would be nice.

First on my wish list would be Vera Farmiga (38), who was actually cast as Butler’s wife on Machine Gun Preacher, but had to turn it down as she got pregnant and didn’t want to be traveling to Africa during her pregnancy. My other choices would be Maggie Gyllenhaal (34) or if they want someone a bit older, Naomi Watts (43) should fit the bill nicely. It’d also be nice to see the studio cast a non-white actress for the role, someone like Rashida Jones (35) or Paula Patton (36) perhaps?

So my last question to you is… who would you cast opposite Butler?


Well, that’s it for this month’s Five for the Fifth. Now, please pick a question out of the five above or better yet, do ‘em all! 😀

61 thoughts on “Five for the Fifth – 5 Questions for The 5th of September

  1. I’m going to answer the 4th question with Runaways…mainly because i loved Dakota fanning in it. She is actually going to star in a indie movie with Forest Whittaker and Robert Duvual 🙂

    1. I still haven’t seen that one but it’s on my to-watch list. My friend Vince highly recommend that also. Btw, out of curiosity, how do you feel about Ella Fanning, Julian? I think she’s just as talented as her older sister, at least based on what I’ve seen in Somewhere and Super 8.

  2. Happy Labor Day Ruth!

    1. Easy. Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross.
    2. I like Keanu Reeves as a person more than as an actor if that makes sense. He’s caught so much flak for being the acting equivalent of a lump of coal that I’m sympathizing with him. I guess I would go with Speed too.
    3. I’ve only seen her in The Tree of Life. She gives a very good performance but given that it’s a Malick movie (little dialogue, lots of contemplative shots of her face), I need to see a lot more.
    5. Katherine Heigl needs work.

      1. @ Julian, believe it or not I actually liked her when she was younger, but she really was annoying in The Ugly Truth but then again that movie is just bad, yes even GB couldn’t save that one for me.

    1. Ok, I just moved Glengarry Glen Ross up my Netflix queue, I should get that after Everything Must Go.

      I see what you mean Castor, I think people are too harsh about Keanu. Yeah so he’s no Daniel Day Lewis but it doesn’t mean every role is wrong for him, I think he’s great in The Matrix (perfect casting IMO) and in Devil’s Advocate, which are two completely different roles.

      As for Heigl, I think she’s got some work right, I just saw her in the NY I Love You trailer. I just hope there will never be a repeat pairing of him & Butler!

  3. 1. Yeah, Meryl was pretty damn good in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, but my fave remains Peter O’Toole as Eli Cross in ‘The Stunt Man’.

    2. Ooh… timely. Friend and author John Kenneth Muir has been looking at The Matrix trilogy, so I’ll go with the first film. But, I also have a soft spot for his work in the underrated ‘A Walk in the Clouds’.

    3. Not a clue. I’ve not seen anything she’s done.

    4. I’ve not seen this one, but it’d have to be pretty damn special to displace ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in my old memory.

    5. I’ve got nothin’ ;-).

    Thanks, Ruth.

    1. Hi Michael, oh I haven’t seen that one, but it’s certainly hard to top Sir Peter O’Toole!

      Oooh, I’m soooo glad you also liked A Walk in the Clouds! I so love that movie, I actually bought the dvd. I’d love to see Keanu in something like that again, he had such a strong chemistry with the lead actress.

        1. Trust me, I’ve mentioned ‘A Walk in the Clouds’ so many times on this blog and I think only a couple people noticed it, ahah. So I’m REALLY glad that you not only have seen it but loved it.

          Oooh, cool poster. All right, I’ll put that in my queue, the plot sounds really interesting. I think Hollywood should make more movies about stunt people, that’s got to be a fascinating line of work that has potential for dramatic or even comedic plots.

          Btw, I’ve just read your friend’s articles on The Matrix. Whoa, those are some really in-depth and sophisticated read, it’s like reading a term paper (in a good way). I’ve only seen the first movie though as I heard the sequels are crap.

  4. Ted S.

    You know I’ve never seen The Devi Wears Prada, I always intend to rent it. I like both Anne Hathaway and Merryl Streep. I don’t think I have a favorite boss in film but I do love Steve Correll in The Office, his present is miss after he left the show.

    Ahh Keanu Reeves, I’ve ripped his acting for years. I’m sure he’s a nice guy in person but he’s just have no personality ever time he’s on the screen. My favorite role of his is probably Johnny Utah from Point Break, he’s perfect in that role. As for my favorite film of his, I’ll have to go with The Matrix.

    Never seen any of Jessica Chastain’s films yet, looking forward to picking The Tree of Life on Blu-ray since I missed it in theater.

    Never heard of Killing Bono, looks interesting though. I’m not a big fan of films about bands so I don’t really have a favorite but I remember Oliver Stone’s The Doors was quite weird.

    I think Vera or Naomi would be a good actress opposite Butler, but knowing Hollywood they might cast someone a lot younger than him. Let’s hope they won’t cast someone like Jennifer Lawrence. 🙂

    1. Hey Ted, I think you’ll enjoy The Devil Wears Prada, it’s not a rom-com I assure you and Meryl’s performance is definitely worth a watch. I also like Emily Blunt who stole scenes in this movie.

      I’m gonna be defending Keanu again as I think he’s a better actor than most people give him credit for. I think he has personality on screen, in fact, he almost has his own ‘brand’ of acting if you will that only he can get away with. A lot of roles he played is tailored for him, and like you said in a post a while ago, he’s turned down quite a few things that ended up being a bomb at the box office so I think he’s also pretty careful in choosing roles.

      As for Butler’s co-star, yeah that’s what I’m afraid of, Ted. I just hope they won’t cast someone in their 20s, I mean she is supposed to be an FBI Deputy Director for crying out loud, so I’d think someone in mid 40s would actually work for this role. I don’t mind seeing Butler with an older woman instead of a much younger one.

  5. My favorite Keanu Reeves movie is. . . (ducking) The Lake House. I just thought he was adorable in that film along with Sandra Bullock. That film is one of my guilty pleasures.

    As for a co-star for Gerard Butler, it would be interesting to see him with Kate Winslet but she’s in her early 30s and I think Cate Blanchett is also. Funny how I can’t think of American actresses that he could be paired with but watch the role go to Gwenyth Paltrow or Julia Roberts.

    1. Oh nooooooo! 😀 He..he.. well, to each their own I suppose, you are not alone in liking The Lake House, there is a UK blogger I know who loves that movie, ahah.

      Oooh, it has been my dream to see Butler opposite the great Kate/Cate… I even cast Blanchett and Butler in my first fantasy movie Hearts Want (you can click the poster on my sidebar to read the full pitch). Oh boy, I’d seriously be sobbing if they cast Gwyneth in the role… nooooooooooooooo!

  6. 1. Off the top of my head I’m going to go with Michael Lerner in Barton Fink. Paul Sorvino in Goodfellas is runner up.

    2. I have a soft spot for Speed.

    3. Seen Tree of Life and Help. She’s wonderful in both, although in the first she’s raising herself up to the material, and in the latter she’s rising above it.

    4. I’ll go with Gimme Shelter

    5. Rachel Weisz?

    1. Hi Michael, I haven’t seen the two movies you mentioned unfortunately, but I’d take your word for it that they’re memorable.

      Woo hoo, another fan of Speed. It’s hard not to enjoy that one with Keanu & Sandra, PLUS Dennis Hopper as a crazy villain.

      Wow, that’s some compliment for Miss Chastain. I bet she’d continue to get work with the way her films are being received by critics.

      Oh yes!! How could I not think of Rachel Weisz! That’d be sooo cool if they cast her opposite Butler though that means they have two Brits playing American characters, but who cares? 😀

  7. 1. Kevin Spacey… Swimming With Sharks. Brutal portrayal but so much fun to watch. Rumor has it it’s either based on Scott Rudin or Joel Silver.

    2. I’d have to say Keanu in The Rivers Edge. It also has some great performances by Dennis Hopper and Crispin Glover. Pretty dark stuff.

    3. Jolene, her first movie. The movie was ok but you could tell she was one to watch.

    4. Noticed the trailer has Krysten Ritter from Breaking Bad in there. Cool.
    Canada’s Hard Core Logo. Having been in a band I can honestly say this is THE most authentic movie about being in a band. In my top 10 faves. Quentin Tarantino saw Hard Core Logo at a film festival and liked it so much that he bought the U.S. distribution rights under his Rolling Thunder label. Fun fact. The punk rock band Billy Talent is named after the guitar player from the movie.

    5. Here’s one from left field. I’d like to see Jennifer Beals. She just acquitted herself nicely in the recently cancelled TV drama The Chicago Code as Chicago’s frist female police captain. She’s 47 (but still looks great), is from Chicago and can do the accent. Wanna see Julia or Jennifer try that accent?

    1. 1. Y’know I’ve only seen the trailer of Swimming with Sharks, that’s the one where the employee is finally getting his revenge on his boss right?

      2. I haven’t seen The Rivers Edge, so he’s done two movies w/ Dennis Hopper? I didn’t know that.

      3. That’s cool that you saw Chastain even early on. She’s gonna be a household name in no time I think.

      4. What kind of band are you in, Mike? That’s an interesting name, ‘Hard Core Logo’, is that the name of the band itself?

      5. Oooh, Jennifer Beals is a good one! WOW she’s 47??! She looks 10 yrs younger! I love her in Flashdance (one of my fave 80s movies), I think she’d be great opposite Butler.

      1. Ruth,

        Yeah Swimming With Sharks is the one with Benecio Del Toro, Frank Whaley and Michelle Forbes working at the movie studio.

        The Rivers Edge was inspired by a true story. A group of high school kids are shown a dead body by a classmate down by the river and inexplicably nobody reports it for two days. Imagine Hopper’s Frank Booth from Blue Velvet as a sexual deviant and Crispin Glover on speed and acid. Remember Ione Skye from Say Anything? She was Keanu’s girlfriend in it. It also starred 80’s teen actress Roxana Zal who was in the haunting but brilliant little known nuclear war drama Testament with Jane Alenander. She also was the youngest to win a primetime Emmy as the sexually abused daugher of Ted Danson and Glenn Close in the groundbreaking TV movie Something About Amelia back in ’84. Fun fact. That was directed by Randa Haines who went on to direct William Hurt in Children of a Lesser God and The Doctor.

        The fictional band in the movie, Hard Core Logo, took its name from the anarchy symbol adopted by punks: an A (for anarchy) with the circle around it. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZTiNYzDWMlY/TXXFRf6SQEI/AAAAAAAACNY/HX2F9BZHhq0/s320/anarchy%255B1%255D.jpg.

        I was in a Ska-Punk bank. Kind of like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. An 8 piece band with 4 horns.

        Dave

        1. Sheesh, did I just call you Mike?? Sorry Dave, my bad 😀

          Oh I didn’t know Benicio is in it. He looks so different now, he’s definitely not one I’d call aging gracefully.

          Thanks for the trivia, I’d have to check that out even though it sounds pretty darn scary. Oh yeah, I remember Ione Skye, she was big in the 80s wasn’t she?

          1. Yeah I’m just full of useless movie trivia. You know those dvd’s that have 4 commentaries like Fight Club and T2.? Even the ones with the second AD and the craft services guy? I’m the guy who watches those. I know way too much and what I’m fuzzy on I can IMDB or wiki nowadays. It’s great.

            Here’s some bonus trivia just off the top of my head. Ione Skye had a relationship with Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. She’s on the cover, almost nude, of their Mother.s Milk CD. She also married and divorced Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys. Also the daughter of the 60’s folk singer Donovan (Letich). Lastly she had a bit part on Arrested Development with Alan Tudyk as the parents of Ann “Bland” Veal. (George Michael’s girlfriend)

            Did I mention I had the biggest crush on her in Say Anything… ?
            “She gave me a pen.”

            1. That’s cool, man! Perhaps you can be my trivia blog contributor??

              I knew Ione is Donovan Leitch’s sister but didn’t know that about Kiedis. She played George Michael’s girlfriend?? I gotta see that one, I hope it’s on YouTube.

              He..he.. I think lots of guys had a crush on her in Say Anything… kind of like all the girls had a crush on Andrew McCarthy back then 🙂

              1. Ione played George Michael’s girlfriend’s mother. I think she hit on Geroge Michael Sr in it. Couldn’t find any video on it though. Have you ever seen the series? Funniest show/movie I’ve ever seen.

                Hmmm… trivia blog. I haven’t checked it out yet. I’ve been too lazy to start my own. I really should though.

  8. Meryl’s Miranda really was a masterpiece. She had to do it all just with eyes since Miranda was always cold as stone. A truly wonderful performance. Emily Blunt and Meryl were outstanding in that one.

    I mentioned last week over at my place that I don’t get the appeal of the persons like Carry Mulligan, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Emma Watson – all cold, expressionless and one-dimensional.

    I’d like to see Butler and Blanchett do something together. I could die happy after that 🙂

    1. Wow Dezmond, I gotta take exception to a few of the actresses you mentioned.

      I take it you haven’t seen Carey Mulligan in An Education (Best Actress nomination) or Kiera Knightley in Pride & Prejudice (Best Actress nomination) or Love Actually? Can you really call any of those performances “cold, expressionless and one-dimensional?” Really?

      Jessica Chastain… Terence Malick, John Madden, Al Pacino, and Ralph Fiennes all cast her recently. But hey, collectively, what would they know?

      Emma Watson is coming just off of playing the same role for 8 movies in a row so I think we should give her a chance to develop a little. Wouldn’t you say?

      Natalie was great early on in Leon: The Professional and Beautiful Girls but I gotta say she’s not quite there yet even with her performance in Black Swan. Plus she’s made some really bad choices lately ala Your Highness and No Strings Attached. At least she has a sense of humor about herself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8e6-IeQ0aw

      Megan Fox now there’s a cold, emotionless, one-dimensional actress.

      Will anyone back me up here?

      1. Hi Mike, I feel the same way about these actresses, especially Mulligan who’s got such a warm presence in Never Let Me Go even though the film itself leaves me cold. I think I like Natalie in her earlier roles than in her recent ones, I respect Black Swan but I can’t say it’s a movie I love.

        Well Megan Fox is not even in the same league, but who knows, she’s still young so perhaps later on she might surprise us?

          1. She really was the heart and soul in that film, wasn’t she Castor? If only they had someone else besides Keira there, I generally don’t mind her but I didn’t think she was good in that role. I do love Andrew Garfield’s performance as well.

    2. Devil Wears Prada is the first time I saw Emily Blunt, and I became a fan after that.

      Ouch Dezzy, you really don’t pull any punches about those actresses. I don’t share your sentiment about them, but hey, you’re entitled to your opinion.

      As for Butler & Blanchett, my answer is a resounding YES! 😀

    3. I’m not going to throw Dezmond in the fire because we both share the same thoughts on Keira Knightley 😉 I also kind of see what you mean with Natalie Portman who really got a role tailor-made for her acting strengths in Black Swan.

      However, Jessica Chastain (have you seen The Tree of Life?) is someone I haven’t seen nearly enough to make that kind of judgement. Same for Emma Watson who has played a grand total of one character so far in her career.

  9. I use to have a crush on Keanu Reeves in junior high! It was all because of Speed era 🙂 to answer my favorite band movies, I can only answer it to ‘almost famous’, not really about a band but I love the atmosphere.

    1. Ha..ha.. who DIDN’T have a crush on Keanu in Speed? He was sooo hunky. Y’know he kinda reminds me a bit of the Indonesian model Ari Wibowo who’s half German I think, but of course Keanu is hunkier 🙂

  10. Hi, Ruth and company:

    Intriguing questions, Ruth!

    Favorite cinematic boss?: Burt Lancaster as J.J. Hunsecker in ‘Sweet Smell Of Success’. Though Burt was the boss of only one man, Tony Curtis’s Sidney Falco. A guy that would do anything to be mentioned in Hunsecker’s Walter Winchell-like, 1950s New York gossip column. Lancaster could have given Alec Baldwin lessons for the latter’s extended cameo in ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’!

    Favorite Keanu Reeves role?: John Don in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Simply because it’s such a non-Keanu role.

    Favorite movie about a rock band?: A toss up between ;Jimi Hendrix’ from 1973, A superb documentary about the revolutionary Guitar God. Its segment devoted to Jimi and a 12 string acoustical guitar is a piece of Heaven on Earth.
    Rob Reiner’s ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ is its equal in a satiric, Mockumentary vein.

    Who would I cast opposite Gerard Butler?: Wow! First on my list would be Helen Mirren as his mother or demanding lady boss. Emily Blunt as an aspiring protege. Or Ellen Page as a Brainiac daughter/waif/niece.

    1. Hello Jack, glad to hear you like the questions, it’s always fun to come up w/ ’em.

      Ah, Sweet Smell of Success… add that to my must-see classics.

      Ahah, I was ripping his accent in ‘Much Ado’ but you’re right, it’s such a non-Keanu role but he’s actually quite watchable in that. Can’t blame a guy for stretching his range 😀

      Oh my, Dame Helen Mirren as Butler’s mother/boss sounds awesome. But Emily & Ellen are both too young for the role I’m referring to, though in other movies, I’d love to see Emily opposite Butler.

  11. Happy Labor Day Ruth (although I guess I am late now)

    1) I am quite happy with the spooky and horrid performance by Spacey in Horrible bosses….pretty funny.
    2) Has to be Bill and Teds, everything else is just down hill.
    3) Hmmm I am not very good at this hey?
    4)HAHA Can only be Spinal Tap!!
    5) there is only one film for Gerry, it involves sweeping a Minnesotan Lady off her feet over lunch…. 😉

    1. Hi matey! Ah, Spacey has played quite a few memorable bosses hasn’t he? Ha..ha.. if you love Bill & Teds then you’ll be happy to hear that Keanu is thinking of making a third film of it!

      Ahahaha… I love that plot of that Butler movie… would you be the one pitching it to his people, matey? 😀 😀

  12. Keanu Reeves is 47! Blimey, I still think of him as the teenager from Bill and Ted even though he’s probably more well known for Speed and the Matrix films.

  13. I also love that arrival scene of Miranda, and Meryl Streep is a true phenomenon. I think it’s my favorite part of hers.

    I saw Jessica Chastain in The Tree of Life only and I utterly loved her performance which was purely motherly. I’m also looking forward to The Debt (isn’t it the one, where Helen Mirren is starring?). And The Help is one of my most anticipated movies of summer, but they haven’t released it here yet. Anyways, I guess Jessica has a brilliant career ahead. I’m curious what the next movie by Terrence Malick will be like, but I’m glad she’s involved.

    As for Keanu Reeves, I haven’t seen many films with him, so my obvious anwer would be The Matrix.

    1. Yeah, I think that’s one of my fave Meryl’s performance too, she is just so fun to watch as Miranda.

      I hope you get to see The Debt soon, I think it was excellent. I saw it because of Mirren but Jessica did a wonderful job as the younger version of her, which is quite a feat. I just think she is so lucky to get such a major break one one after another, I mean she’s playing Ralph Fiennes’ wife next after playing Brad Pitt’s in Tree of Life.

  14. 1. I’ll go with Castor on this one with Glengarry Glen Ross!
    2. Have to go with the Matrix there as he just fit that role perfectly
    3. Only saw her in Tree of Life and she didn’t stand out to me..have to see more of her films to form a valid opinion about her
    4. Have not seen it and I am not really into rock. If I had to choose though I would choose Metallica’s documentary “Some Kind of Monster”
    5. I never read up on movies that are coming up, so will leave this question open 🙂

      1. Well, I always try to go into a movie knowing as little as possible, somehow reading up on something takes away from my enjoyment of a movie. I want to be stunned and surprised when seeing a movie for the first time.

  15. PrairieGirl

    Late to the party (again). But I sure can agree with you that I hope they get someone close to GBs age, for sure, for his colleague.

    1. PrairieGirl

      Favorite movie bosses I love to hate:
      Dabney Coleman in 9 to 5 and Sigourney Weaver in Working Girl
      And one I love to love: Hugh Grant in Two Weeks Notice
      LOVE KR in A Walk in the Clouds
      Favorite rock band movie: A Hard Day’s night (of course!)

    2. Hey, never too late to comment 😀 Oooh, Sigourney Weaver is evil indeed in Working Girl, but man everyone had such bad hair in that movie, ahah.

      Yay, another vote for A Walk in the Clouds! 😀

  16. 1. Favorite Cinematic Boss: J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in Spiderman
    2. Favorite Keanu role: I love The Matrix, but I really like Hardball
    3. Jessica Chastain: having seen all 3 of the movies you mentioned so far I love her work. Probably the best was her role in The Help.
    4. Haven’t seen the film. Don’t really have a fav. Not a “rockband” movie fan.
    5. Liv Tyler. haven’t really seen too much of merit from her lately. She’d be great. Plus, she’s 34!

    1. Ah, Mr. Simmons is a good one! Of course you’re gonna pick someone from a Spider-man flick 😉

      Glad to hear you like Chastain, even just from The Debt I think she really is talented.

      Oooh I love Liv, I just saw an old interview of her in Jimmy Kimmel. She’s so pretty and soft spoken, just all around an affable girl, she’s so down to earth I can picture actually being friends with her. But I don’t know if she can pull off a role of an FBI Deputy Director though, not tough enough.

  17. Riiight, here’s goes! 😀

    1. Definitely Miranda Priestly. She’s certainly a formidable boss!
    2. I really liked Reeves as Constantine.
    3. Pass
    4. I can’t think of any off the top of my head… Though technically not a band movie, could I go for Wayne’s World 2 where they organise a rock concert?! Love Wayne’s World 1 and 2.
    5. I’d go for Farmiga, too. I haven’t seen Up in the Air but thought she was great in The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Source Code.

    1. Hi Claire!

      Ah yes, Keanu was good in Constantine though I’m not crazy about that movie. Oh, Wayne’s World is a good choice, such a memorable rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody!

      Glad you like my choice of Farmiga. She’s got such a warm presence but also confident and strong, that’s why I think she’d be perfect in this role. Plus I really want her opposite Butler and the fact that she almost did makes me want to see it even more.

  18. I’m with you Ruth Speed is my favorite Keanu film. I still wish for a proper sequel with Keanu and Sandy. He really doesn’t get the respect he deserve too I find people have a tendency to mock him quite much.

    I have only seen Jessica Chastain in the Tree of Life but I’ll make sure to check out the Help when it gets to Sweden I’m a big fan of sleeper hits at the box-office.

    Nice idea for a regular post!

    1. Keanu seems like an easy target because of his laid back demeanor, but clearly the guy has quite a box office prowess. I don’t know if I want to see Speed 3 even with him & Sandra though, but certainly I take that over The Lake House 2, ahah.

      Thanks for participating, Joel!

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