Photo courtesy of NBC
Photo courtesy of NBC
All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue. In addition to the movies below, there's also Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience and Madonna's directorial debut Filth and Wisdom. Check out this week's picks!Away We Go
John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph star as an expecting, road-tripping couple in this indie comedy drama directed by Sam Mendes. I loved the quirky humor that came from not only the leads, but a star-studded cast of supporting characters played by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Daniels, Alison Janney, and Catherine O'Hara. It may not be as laugh-out-loud as the two leads' usual work, but if you're looking for a sweetly funny flick you may like Away We Go. The DVD and Blu-ray have a making-of featurette, a commentary track, and a behind-the-scenes feature about how the filmmakers tried to make the production more environmentally friendly.66%
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In my experience, female bosses tend to be better managers, better advisers, mentors, rational thinkers. Men love to hear themselves talk. I’m so generalizing. I know I am. But in a couple of places I’ve worked, I would often say, “Call me 15 minutes after the meeting starts and then I’ll come,” because I will have missed all the football. I will have missed all the “what I did on the golf course.” I will miss the four jokes, and I can get into the meeting when it’s starting.
As a woman, the bold stance intrigued me, particularly having just read about Shari Storm's Motherhood Is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to Be a Better Boss. Do you think it's true?
Let's propose a toast to Jennifer Aniston and her wardrobe from the new movie Management. She wears a lot of business casual outfits, and this scene is no exception. On top she has on a Calvin Klein blouse which she wears with Elie Tahari pants. The CK piece isn't available online, so shop the Thomas Pink version instead.
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Jennifer Aniston's character, Sue Claussen, zens out during yoga class wearing the perfect workout wardrobe. From head to toe she wears American Apparel, layering a cranberry tee over a white tank top and gray pants. Add a pair of yoga sandals to complete the look.
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Jennifer Aniston wore gray from head to toe alongside her costar Steve Zahn at a screening of Management in NYC last night. Jennifer and Steve have known each other since he guest starred on Friends in the second season and he's still impressed when he gets recognized for it. This movie might not have as splashy a premiere as Jennifer's last two blockbusters but she's still out promoting it including her completely adorable stop off to visit Jimmy Fallon.
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When I think of Jennifer Aniston, things that immediately spring to mind include stuff like high-profile relationships (and breakups), really toned arms, nice tan, perfect hair. In other words, she can sometimes seem larger than life, and it's easy to forget that she can still play the "everyday gal" with the best of them.
I loved her in The Good Girl and really enjoyed her performances in Office Space and Friends with Money, which is why it's exciting to get a good look at Management, a movie in which she portrays a pretty average lady alongside Steve Zahn and Woody Harrelson.
That said, um, I don't know what to make of this movie. The essentials all seem to be there (quirky with emotional depth) but something is a touch off about it. There are some strange scenes with Zahn flying through the air and dropping into pools, and Zahn on a tandem bike, etc. And then there are more earnest moments that look like they're aiming for realism. I'm up in the air about this one, but I'll keep an open mind.
Management will have a limited release on May 15. To check out the trailer and tell me what you think, just read more
I remember when I first heard the casting news for the romantic comedy Management, and it seemed like an awesome idea to pair up the underrated (in my opinion) Steve Zahn with Jennifer Aniston. And ever since the movie earned some positive buzz after debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival, I've been anxious to see some footage.
Now we've got a clip from the movie, which is funny and gives me a better sense of the tone. Looks like another quirky, subtle performance from Aniston (like what I enjoyed about her in The Good Girl) and Zahn is subdued but no less hilarious. The movie follows a traveling art saleswoman and the hotel manager who
stalks her has a crush on her. In this clip we see Aniston's character encouraging Zahn's character to touch her butt. Yes, that is what I said. To see for yourself, read more
Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn will play the leads in a romantic comedy called Management.
What's the story?
According to Variety, "Aniston will play a traveling saleswoman who sells cheap art to small companies and motels. She has a fling with an aimless, underachieving assistant motel manager (Zahn) at one of her stops, and he pursues her all over the U.S." Stalking = hilarious?
Why it might be good:
The movie is being written and directed by playwright Stephen Belber, who was involved with The Laramie Project and is quickly rising through the writing ranks in Hollywood.
Zahn is playing a slacker again.
For whatever reason, it makes me happy when Reality Bites stars play grown-up versions of their roles in that movie. It's much less freaky than, say, Ethan Hawke playing a dad in The Hottest State.
This isn't Zahn's first dalliance with a "Friends" star. Fans might recall that Zahn played Phoebe's first husband, Duncan, in one episode.