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I Finally Watched ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

I watch a lot of movies but I don’t often watch girly movies like The Devil Wears Prada, so yesterday’s first-time viewing of the film was rather enjoyable.

It’s funny that I should watch this film considering that I’m really looking forward to Cruella next week, a movie that’s being hailed as The Devil Wears Prada meets Witches.

Anne Hathaway Was '9th Choice' for 'The Devil Wears Prada' Role

As I watched The Devil Wears Prada where one of my favorite actresses ever, Anne Hathaway, is dressed in so many beautiful outfits she could rival Padme for Best Movie wardrobe, I found myself pleasantly surprised by the film but a little underwhelmed.

The Devil Wears Prada has become an iconic movie and yet its story was as cliche as cliche can get. Every beat was predictable, nearly every outcome was as expected, and yet it was enjoyable in that quintessential 2000s’ movie way that had me smiling from ear to ear.

Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, and Emily Blunt also star in this wondrously girly flick and it was nice seeing them in this movie. Ultimately, while I cannot say The Devil Wears Prada is the best film I’ve ever seen, I am glad I have finally watched it.

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‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ Is an Emotional Masterpiece

Roughly half a year ago I watched Marriage Story and I absolutely loved it. It was funnier than expected and it was riveting. Plus, it felt like a really smart and well-written film. My mother said that if I liked it that I should watch Kramer vs. Kramer, the movie that essentially became the blueprint for these type of divorce dramas, so I finally got around to watching it today and boy was I engrossed.

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) | MUBI

Kramer vs. Kramer is definitely a late 1970s’ take on the story as it completely frames the wife as the villain of the story while the father is branded as the hero in little Billy (that’s their son’s) life. In a way, the same thing kind of happens in Marriage Story with Scarlett Johansson’s character becoming a bit of the villain in the story even though Adam Driver’s character is ultimately the one that destroys the marriage when he decides to cheat with a fellow co-worker.

But despite Marriage Story‘s modern spin on the classic divorce drama it doesn’t come close to the enjoyment that I felt watching Kramer vs. Kramer.

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MoVie Review Flashback: I Saw a Random Best Picture Winner Yesterday!

I love watching Best Pictures. I’m trying to see all of them, in fact. Yesterday while filing through television channels with my family we happened to stop on Showtime and playing was The Deer Hunter.

I think about forty minutes of the film had already started but it didn’t matter because the movie stopped us in our tracks. We could tell instantly that it was going to be a film worth watching but we didn’t know how great our intuition was going to be but we found out very soon.

The Deer Hunter is no walk in the park. It is a deeply emotional film that deals with the Vietnam War and its devastating impact on some of our finest Americans. In it stars Robert de Niro, Christopher Walken (Walken would win his only Oscar for ), and Meryl Streep who were all nominated for Oscars for this movie.

The Deer Hunter is a film that’s going to stick with you and yeah, it made me cry quite a bit actually. Watching this, I suddenly realized how much weaker a film like Da 5 Bloods actually is, which also is set in the Vietnam War. Yeah, Da 5 Bloods is a well-written movie but The Deer Hunter far exceeds it emotionally.

There aren’t a lot of Best Pictures that I have seen that deserve Best Picture but this one did. It’s a phenomenal movie.

I’ll give it 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars.

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‘Into the Woods’: What the Actual Heck?!

I love musicals. They can be whimsical and fun, heartbreaking and grim, but my latest musical adventure featuring Into the Woods has got to be the most confusing musical I have ever seen (I haven’t seen Cats yet but I’m determined to give it a go one of these days.)

Into the Woods, a musical that dropped during Christmas time six! years just became available to watch on Disney+ today and at first, I was kind of enjoying the film.

The movie took several classic fairy tale stories and wove them together for a grand adventure that should’ve known when to stop…but the writers bit off more than they could chew. When the movie moves past the known content and goes original the entire tone of the musical changed.

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I Saw a Random Best Picture Winner Yesterday!

I love watching Best Pictures. I’m trying to see all of them, in fact. Yesterday while filing through television channels with my family we happened to stop on Showtime and playing was The Deer Hunter.

I think about forty minutes of the film had already started but it didn’t matter because the movie stopped us in our tracks. We could tell instantly that it was going to be a film worth watching but we didn’t know how great our intuition was going to be but we found out very soon.

The Deer Hunter is no walk in the park. It is a deeply emotional film that deals with the Vietnam War and its devastating impact on some of our finest Americans. In it stars Robert de Niro, Christopher Walken (Walken would win his only Oscar for ), and Meryl Streep who were all nominated for Oscars for this movie.

The Deer Hunter is a film that’s going to stick with you and yeah, it made me cry quite a bit actually. Watching this, I suddenly realized how much weaker a film like Da 5 Bloods actually is, which also is set in the Vietnam War. Yeah, Da 5 Bloods is a well-written movie but The Deer Hunter far exceeds it emotionally.

There aren’t a lot of Best Pictures that I have seen that deserve Best Picture but this one did. It’s a phenomenal movie.

I’ll give it 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Movie Review Flashback: Why Did ‘Out of Africa’ Win Best Picture?

Last night led me to watch another Best Picture winner, the film that would beat The Color Purple¬†(one of the best films ever made) for the top award at the Oscars,¬†Out of Africa. The film, starring the ever-charming Robert Redford and the gazillion-time nominated actress Meryl Streep, in a sweeping romance that took nearly three hours of my life to complete, was not one of the best movies I’ve seen. In fact, it wasn’t even close.

SPOILERS AHEAD!

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