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The Stars Are Here

Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Dave Chappelle.

Yes, yes and yes.

The brand new trailer for the remake of ‘A Star is Born,’ directed by lead actor Bradley Cooper, sparks a few thoughts:

  • When does Bradley Cooper’s country album come out?
  • Dave Chappelle can do anything.
  • The pieces are in place for a great film. Please don’t blow it.

While finely-crafted movie trailers can be deceiving, the initial review of the aforementioned first trailer is that the title should be adjusted to ‘The Stars Are Here.’

The show starts on October 5.

Happy Monday!

As the workweek revs its engine yet again with that soothing, comforting alarm sound, it’s important to find some form of levity to break some of this tension. As we search our desk of scattered papers and emails on our computers for those tasks due today and later this week, things can begin to feel overwhelming. Monday mornings are inherently stressful for that pursuit alone.

Thankfully, this blog tries to make Mondays just a little easier, more enjoyable and/or inspiring. The latter doesn’t so much apply today, but hopefully, the following clip will fall into the enjoyable category.

It appears The Hangover was a theatrical smash hit for audiences, as well as the cast, crew, and director.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.  

From Burnt to Burns

Two years meets the time required to be considered a flashback, right?

Regardless of the rules of the social media protocol, it does for today’s installation of Flashback Friday.

A favorite blooper interview (not a blooper reel, but a full-fledged blooper interview) of Jimmy’s Daily Planet is from a couple years ago. Actors Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, and Bradley Cooper are promoting their 2015 film Burnt with Willie Geist of NBC’s TODAY Show. While the movie is beautifully (and deliciously) shot with an intriguing story, there are occasional pops of cringe-worthy soundtrack selections and dialogue cooked from over-priced self-immortalization. And this is the fault of the writing and producing, not the acting. Still, despite these flaws unmistakenly burned around the edges and partly into the main story, there’s a great, entertaining movie in Burnt that leaves us all striving to one day afford to eat at the fictional Adam Jones at the Langham. 

Luckily, we can experience the real chemistry (and improvisational comedic chops) of actors Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, and Bradley Cooper.

If there’s a funnier food dish than Wienerschnitzel said in perfect German, please let me know.

Happy Flashback Friday! 

Laughing is the Best…It’s Just the Best

  • A Brit, a German and an American sit down for an interview…

Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl and Bradley Cooper star in the newly released film, Burnt. Telling the story of trying to run the best restaurant in the world through the lens of a cook struggling to regain his place atop the culinary world, Burnt looks like a fun ride into one of Hollywood’s responses to the foodie craze that has run wild in America the past several years.

An excellent primary cast and picturesque settings does not guarantee a hit, but the chemistry demonstrated above reveals this movie may have some degree of that “it” factor.

Anybody else craving schnitzel?