Saturday, March 13, 2010

Short Takes

Short takes over movies seen in the past 3 weeks.

The Devil wears Prada - I was besotted watching Anne Hathaway repeatedly over a weekend, brought down by Señora, who paraphrased her name to 'annaathéy' to irk me. Three ladies, Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt anchor the movie. It is around MS, who runs a powerful fashion mag in a dictatoresque fashion, and her two assistants [EB, AH] and the dynamics surrounding them. Loved some of the dresses AH wears, especially when she first walks into her office dressed stylishly in a Calvin Klein, Chanel and Jimmy Choo and also her million watt smile. Loved the flow of the movie and its characters. The Devil wears an Attitude with a capital A!


Love Happens - Watched it thinking Jennifer Aniston will redeem the movie, if not anything. Pfft!, no vibes between JA and Aaron Eckhart, weak story and flat performance. The movie never had life anywhere except for a flash or two. Love (never) happens!


An Education - I thought the movie starred Emma Watson (Hermione of Harry Potter fame) and was awaiting her throughout the movie. And she didn't, till the end. Because I misread Emma Thompson as Emma Watson. :-( Movie is a "coming of age" story of a British schooling teenager (Carey Mulligan) who falls for a married man unknowingly and then recovers when she finds out. Good in spurts. An education, it was, for me to read the cast names properly!

11 comments:

Ramesh said...

Wow I am totally impressed. You can spot a Calvin Klein, Chanel and Jimmy Choo from afar ???? Wow ! Double wow !!

Maybe practice of buying such stuff for Senora has made you perfect .......

R-ambam said...

Whoa.. ! after declining ur comments and the terror that followed , I somehow found it uncomfortable to talk abt this movie...
If its not for u , I wudnt have watched the Movie.Found the time and the channel somehow.. and the laptop lipstick didnt happen for more than a second... U deserve the title "observations... " for ur blog :)

Wat a movie , indeed ! but I need clarifications towards the end.MS was aware that her assistant was in trouble, OK . but wat was she trading to save herself ? I m not sure if she even saved herself.. Plz..

G3 said...

//brought down by Señora, who paraphrased her name to 'annaathéy' to irk me. //

:)) Avanga indha post ellam padipaaingala ;)) Padippanganna oru poori kattai vootla udaiya poradhu urudhi :P

None of these movies me watched :( Paatha comments soldren :))

//Because I misread Emma Thompson as Emma Watson. :-( //

:))))))))))))))))))))))

RamMmm said...

@Ramesh - Ayyayyo! appadiyellaam illai. The scene just before AH comes in those dresses and footwear, has a conversation where one character picks up a dress, tells its designer name and then hands it over to her. Where else would I have this knowledge otherwise? :-)

@R-ambam - Maybe that was just an observation at the right time. Otherwise, may have forgotten that blink-of-an-eye scene.

At least my understanding is that MS plays a one-up on her rival (as there is a plot to get her replaced) by moving her rival out as the creative director of another famous fashion designer in place of her designer chief who was originally slated for that.

@G3 - Señora sees the blog at random. Uh Oh! idea kuduththitteenga. She saw this and said it is a good idea to get me off blogging. :-(

Oh, I was just awaiting Emma W's entry almost till the end wondering if she will enter as the heroine's friend, guide or whatever. No other reason!!! (avvalo periya smiley potturukkeengaley :-D)

zeno said...

loved some of the dresses aaa? sari illiye ??
BTW ungala uncle nu kuptathu gyabagam irukulla ;)
edhula edho sollama solra mathiri oru feelin ;)

RamMmm said...

@zeno - Don't read in between the lines. :( It was a general open compliment to AH and the director for a visual 'transformation' in AH's appearance. :)

Anonymous said...

//Calvin Klein, Chanel and Jimmy Choo//

Ennakodumai ithu ur aanar!!! enaku padathula anna hathway thavira vera ethuvumay therila :D second time paathapo thaan merryl streepaye noted :D Emma thomspon vs Watson bulbu u also got?? :D :D hehee...i had same bulb for a difft movie. Jeniffer aniston irunthum ungaluku padam pudikalaya!! mute panitu pathirukanum neenga :D :D

Anonymous said...

maama mia parunga..will wait for ur review of tht :)

chennaigirl said...

Hmm, onnu pannunga, neenga entha padam paarkareengalo antha padathoda DVD courier pannidunga, will watch and comment.

G3 said...

//Oh, I was just awaiting Emma W's entry almost till the end wondering if she will enter as the heroine's friend, guide or whatever. No other reason!!! (avvalo periya smiley potturukkeengaley :-D)//

Naan periya smiley pottadhukku reason nammala maadiriyae araigoraiya pera paathutu thappa assume pandra innorutharum irukkarunnu nenachu dhaan :)

//She saw this and said it is a good idea to get me off blogging. :-(
//

Oh no !!! Neenga blog pannalana avangalukku appuram eppadi naan ideas kudukkaradhu ;)))

//Jeniffer aniston irunthum ungaluku padam pudikalaya!! mute panitu pathirukanum neenga :D :D//

@Gils, Enga ponaalum jols mazhai dhaana !!!!!!

RamMmm said...

@Anonymous (Gils) - Ippadi ungala maadhiri theervira rasigargal irukkaradhaala, heroine kootaththukku kondaattam thaan. :)

Emma [W/T] confusion. oru thadavai aemaandhuttaen. :(

Mamma Mia paaththa comment pannuraen.

@chennaigirl - :-D DVD anuppinaa paakanum, review pannanum. carukku drishti reflectaaragavo, P projectukku piece pieceaagavo poyittaa??? :-D

@G3 - oru thadavai missed. :-)

ayyo. extra idea ellaam kudukkaadheenga. even otherwise, Señora has ideas to get me off blogger as I seem to put only useless posts.