Day: December 4, 2007

Fa-Sin-ista: "The Devil Wears Prada"

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This chick flick based on the bestseller about a woman who works with a boss from hell was based on Lauren Weisberger’s real relationship with former boss, Anna Wintour of Vogue Magazine. Young Andy (Anne Hathaway) is looking for a job in the Big Apple, and the last place she applies is the famous Runway Magazine, the fashion Bible, run by the ruthless devil Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Once getting te job as receptionist, she is taught the basics by fellow hater Emily (Emily Blunt) and learns that she would rather have gone to Hell than work for the Queen of Fashion Mean. She is met a promotion, while Emily is fired. It goes all to Hell and a hand basket from there. Meryl Streep’s preformance an the Editor in Chief from Hell is sinfully delectible, while Hathaway’s Andy is pretty good, judging from her past workd in The Princess Diaries series and Ella Enchanted. The film gets kind of yuppie toward the end and Stanley Tucci as the fashionista who works with Priestly is marvelous. Grade: B+ Stars: 3.5/5 Stars: 7/10 Since its a “boss from hell” story, it has to be here: having a boss from hell is scary.

Killer Machine: Review for "The Bourne Ultimatum"

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The Bourne Ultimatum is the third in the amnesiac spy chronicles. It follows Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) trying to find his past. He can’t remeber all the things he’s done in the past. He wants to know why he is who he is. Trying to track his maker, he gets help from a woman from the CIA, who is actually hunting him. He finds hid girlfriend from France (Julia Stiles). In a nutshell: Bourne comes home. He finds his maker to learn that he chose to be who he is. The ending is surprising and funny. The action and suspense is non-stop, while the stunts are fantastic. Damon is Bourne and Bourne is what Bond should be: a real spy. No matter how much I hate to admit it, it was better than Casino Royale. The film is well done, the acting great, Damon is awesome, and the film is Oscar worthy. Grade: A Stars: 9/10 Stars: 4.5/5