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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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‘Spotlight’: A Boring Best Picture

I understand why Spotlight is a poignant movie, believe me, and watching the film, I was suddenly reintroduced to the horrific allegations of the Catholic priests which preyed on children. Children! It’s nightmarish stuff and deserved to be highlighted in a film that didn’t hold back from sharing the grisly details however…while the movie is well-written in every sense of the word I just found it to be very boring.

Knowing it came out the same year as great movies like Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, and the freaking The Revenant for crying out loud I’m just baffled. I mean, I get it. It was a movie of the times, a political statement that faced the allegations head on and brought it to the big screen as a newspaper reporting team from the early 2000s’ was highlighted for their guts to go after one of the most powerful organizations in the world; the Catholic Church. But did it really deserve Best Picture?

The performances by its stars, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Brian d’Arcy James, John Slattery, Liev Schreiber, and Stanley Tucci, are super unforgettable. Based off of the template of better films like All the President’s Men with actors whose performances by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman I do remember, Spotlight feels like a bland remake with a different topic.

But hey, it won Best Picture so good for the producers who realized the importance of this story and decided to bring it out at such a time.

I’ll give it 87 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars. It could’ve been better and its musical score just really got on my nerves, dropping this film’s score down even lower.

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