Have a pleasant stay

Running an hotel can be quite a risky business

The late Tower Heist reminded it to us with a kind of accurateness.

But before that, running the Barton Fink hotel with John Goodman around

Or being partner with Norman Bates were already propositions I would have turned down.

I wouldn’t want to be the one to deal with Chuck Bass Empire Hotel either,

It’d be hard work to find a cleaning staff that would accept to stay more than one hour.

But on that subject, working for the Chateau Marmont in Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere

Looks even worth. Fortunately, Lorelai Gilmore’s Dragonfly is a nice place: clean and fare.

So either I move to Stars Hollow, Connecticut, or I don’t step in the hotel business!

I admirably need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.




Find love or die hard

A native new yorker recently confirmed to me that the Us working world is no picnic.

You have to be super involved in your job and consume it until it gets you sick.

And yet, in movies, being a workaholic never seems to be the right thing.

There’s this general message that you have to get out from it if you want a happy ending

And, as a matter of fact, finding love seems to do the trick every time.

In Sweet November, working rather than spending time with Charlize Theron is a crime.

Cameron Diaz has to find her Jude Law to stop seeing her life as a movie trailer

Matt Damon gets out of the Adjustment Bureau enslavement thanks to Emily Blunt’s flavor

Without it, we might end up as Natalie Portman in Black Swan, but without the success.

I indisputably need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.



Good Cop, Bad Cop

There are so many clichés about the police in US movies and TV

That it’s the only thing left for one to see.

We’ve got the donuts eating disorder police officer with Mike & Molly,

And we’ve got the dirty cop as well as the proud one in Pride and Glory.

Bruce Willis did the cynical hero with Die Hard and the out-of-his-mind hero in Top Cops.

We thought Fargo would show a low-minded cop but eventually we found Very Bad Cops

With It Could Happen To You, we discovered a police officer close to a saint

And Then Kevin in 7th Heaven added the cute daddy ingredient.

A cop can be rogue, saint, lazy or strong but it’s still a source for stories, that I bless.

I indubitably need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.



Crazy caring directors

Back when I was in High school and furthermore when I attended University

I didn’t get a chance to know very well the Dean, mostly because we never saw him or she.

Yet in a lot of US movies and TV shows the school Director knows his students pretty well.

In Assassination of a High school president, Bruce Willis does more than ringing the bell.

Even though they’re often crazy, US school Deans are involved in their students lives.

Be it Dean Pelton in Community or Principal Figgins in Glee, school is like their 2nd wives.

They spend their days caring about their school and students future,

Even Robert Downey Jr does in Charlie Bartlett, taking care of those above being his cure.

“Il Duce” Charleston in Gilmore Girls is no exception despite his rough severeness.

I doubtlessly need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.



Dead or Alive

I don’t know if you took a look at the new TV show, Person of Interest

J.J. Abrams is executive producer so that calls for the best.

And, for now, I haven’t been disappointed even though something bugs me:

It’s about two guys that decide to save people without the help of the police or the army.

The reason they manage to do so is because everybody thinks they’re dead.

So, if you take this idea and pull the thread,

The message is that you can do more good when you’re dead than when you’re alive!

I’m not really fond of this thought, It certainly won’t help the humans to thrive.

Be that as it may, I’d have nothing to do with that, I can’t even save a ruined dress.

I, indeed, need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.


The Office Box

“If you need me, I’ll be living in this box”

Watching the Tower Heist trailer, this quote made me think of something back in my stocks

of things that I want to talk about here: the leaving-the-office-box image..

You know, in every movie or series, whenever one is forced to leave, they carry this luggage,

it’s always a box with a plant in it, some papers and very important: a stapler.

Sandra Bullock in Two Weeks Notice made hers a reason for a feisty encounter,

While Matthew Perry had it used against him because of a feisty employee in Friends.

There is some sort of symbol in those staplers, as if without them, every work ends.

Maybe it’s some American thing, I can’t remember ever using a stapler in any work place.

I specifically need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.



Fool Metal Jacket

The first part of Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket makes the second part look easy

And the second part is where soldiers are getting killed, actually.

That’s where the movie is strong, it shows the irrational harshness of the army training.

Will being ridiculed and humiliated help bear the horror of field fighting?

So, do I want to enlist in the army? I don’t think so.

Even if Tom Cruise looked like he had fun on Top Gun, although

On the fun part, I think Hot Shots was better on the horse.

And M.A.S.H.’ movie speaks for itself with its golf course.

Let’s say Red Thin line and Saving private Ryan might share a little more accurateness.

I certainly need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.



Jailhouse Rock

I could decide to go to NYC and make money on a non conventional way.

I’d end up in prison but I studied the possibility and it might be OK.

Of course, I’m not expecting a Midnight Express Jail, that I wouldn’t survive.

If I know poker enough, as Edward Norton did in Rounders, I’ll stay alive.

I didn’t go to med school, so I couldn’t be a great diagnostician.

Too bad because I saw Dr House finding his way out and being treated as a gentleman.

If I ever want to escape, I shall remember to bring my hair treatment,

I saw how O’ Brother’s guys got saved by it when death was imminent.

I’m fine : I know Madonna’s Like a Virgin, it really helped Bridget Jones in distress.

I vitally need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.



A Story within a story

A world I learned about in movies is Hollywood. The industry and Art of cinema is so huge

That it’s been a subject for itself and not just as a refuge.

From Tim Burton’s Ed Wood about this dressed-as-a-woman-intriguing director

to an insight of the stunt drivers life with Drive’s Ryan Gosling – New Hollywood’s fave actor.

We had a glimpse of Italian cinema with Fellini’s 81/2 then Rob Marshall’s 9

Gene Kelly got us Singin’ in the Rain if we looked for a way to define

the struggle mixed with excitement that was the birth of talking cinema.

And now, us French are bringing The Artist to compete on the same dilemma.

Even though, today, I’m not sure it’s worth dreaming to work in this business.

I precisely need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.



Lazy Norton

I don’t know who’s been hired to protect the CIA’s computers

But they’re certainly not doing the job this type of enterprise requires.

While Chloe O’Brian gives Jack Bauer back-up accessing the CIA’s database,

Some geeks from Pasadena use their satellite to find a Top Models’ place.

In the meantime, John McClane fights a virtual war by hacking the Intelligence content,

While White Collar’s Moses uses their broadcasting control to spread an arrest warrant.

And I’ll pass on Jason Bourne rummaging around to find out his real Identity.

I wonder how those CIA agents in the big screen keep on feeling almighty

When so much series and movies manage intrusions and transgress.

I scarily need a catchphrase, everybody has one in the US.