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August 13th, 2006

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02:02 am - movie update
Saw The Devil Wears Prada tonight. Not a masterpiece, nor a particularly unpredictable story, but quite an enjoyable film all the same, with very likeable turns from Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci, and (the usual) towering performance from Meryl Streep. The only reason I don't declare Streep a national treasure is that doing so would probably provoke W into granting drilling rights in her to some corporation or other.

Also seen in the last coupla weeks:
  • Pilates Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Electric Boogaloo Dead Man's Chest (a little strident and not nearly as fun as the first movie, but entertaining in the bits where it's really firing on all cylinders, and greatly enriched by the addition of Stellan Skarsgård and Bill Nighy to the company);

  • Miami Vice (if you like Michael Mann films, it's a Michael Mann film, and if you don't like Michael Mann films, it's still a Michael Mann film);

  • V For Vendetta (thoughts here); and

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which made me laugh my arse off and which I now feel compelled to proselytise on behalf of. So go rent it already.

<streep>That's all.</streep>

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Date:August 13th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
I couldn't take TBS at all; I understand what they were going for with the frenzied camerawork/editing in the action scenes, but it didn't work at all for me; I got so disoriented that I ended up looking away from the screen and waiting for the music and dialogue to cue me that the scene had ended.

I always enjoy Joan Allen, and the decision to give Brian Cox more screen-time is never a bad one, but otherwise, yeah, I wasn't nearly as taken by the sequel as by the original (which I went into with very low expectations and thus found to be a pleasant surprise). Still interested to see United 93 by the same director, though...

Oh, and: I can loan you (or show you) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang if y'all have any interest.

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