I appear on “CTV News at 6” with anchor Andria Case to talk about the best movies and television to watch this weekend. This week I have a look at the anti-hero flick “Black Adam,” the historical drama “Till,” and the starry rom com “Ticket to Paradise.”
I joined CP24 to have a look at new movies coming to VOD, streaming services and theatres. Today we talk about the anti-hero flick “Black Adam,” the historical drama “Till,” the starry rom com “Ticket to Paradise” and the dramedy “Raymond and Ray” on Apple TV+.
I sit in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with host Bill Carroll to talk the new movies coming to theatres including the anti-hero flick “Black Adam,” the historical drama “Till,” the starry rom com “Ticket to Paradise” and the dramedy “Raymond and Ray” on Apple TV+.
I join NewsTalk 1010 host David Cooper on the coast-to-coast-to-coast late night “Showgram” to play the game “Did Richard Crouse Like This?” This week we talk about the anti-hero flick “Black Adam,” the historical drama “Till” and the starry rom com “Ticket to Paradise.”
Watch as I review three movies in less time than it takes to put on an Eternium crown! Have a look as I race against the clock to tell you about the anti-hero flick “Black Adam,” the historical drama “Till” and the starry rom com “Ticket to Paradise.”
Nuptial disruption has played a major role in Julia Roberts’s career. From “The Runaway Bride” to “My Best Friend’s Wedding,” making a walk down the aisle for Roberts is no walk in the park and should be its own sub-genre on her IMDB page.
After a layoff of almost twenty-five years, she’s back at it, attempting fresh matrimonial mayhem in “Ticket to Paradise,” a new rom com co-starring George Clooney, and now playing in theatres.
Roberts and Clooney are Georgia and David, college sweethearts whose short-lived marriage dissolved into acrimony two decades ago. “When it started out,” David says, “it was unreal, then it got real.”
On the odd time they see one another they make the Bickersons look like a happy, loving couple.
The only good thing that came out of their time together is daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), a twenty-something who abandons her promising law career in Chicago to marry Balinese seaweed farmer Gede (Maxime Bouttier). “It’s like I looked up for thew first time and realized everything I ever wanted was right in front of me,” Lily says.
Despite their differences, the only thing Georgia and David agree on is that Lily is making a misake. “I won’t let her throw her life away,” says Georgia on the flight to Bali. “We need to trick her into dumping him.”
You don’t need a degree in advanced scriptology to know where “Ticket to Paradise” is headed. Firstly, it’s a rom, com, which always guarantee a happy ending. Secondly, it’s called “Ticket to Paradise,” not “Ticket to Misery.” But, no matter. Good rom coms should offer an interesting journey on the way to the predetermined ending, and that’s exactly what Clooney and Company do.
This is a good-natured romantic comedy that exists to showcase the considerable charisma of its leads. Roberts and Clooney have great chemistry and use every trick in their collective book to sell their snappy banter and screwball comedy.
“Ticket to Paradise” isn’t destined to become a classic, but it is a diverting watch, kind of like a cinematic equivalent to a beach read.