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The Devil Wears Prada [Blu-ray]
The Devil Wears Prada [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Anne Hathaway
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5.0 out of 5 stars Actually Better Than the Book, July 3, 2014
'The Devil Wears Prada' is one of the very few cases where I feel the film actually improves upon the book. While the book paints Miranda Priestly as a one-dimensional boss from hell, the film shows a deeper side to Miranda Priestly. Meryl Streep portrays her as a strong female, while she is the "devil" she also has layers to her and has moments where you can't help but admire her as a powerful woman. The character of Andy is another character who in the book is very unsympathetic, whereas in the film you truly root for her and want her to succeed in a world she is unfamiliar with.
Aside from the brilliant casting of Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, the supporting players are all spot on. Emily Blunt is perfection and can Stanley Tucci do any wrong?
While some write this film off as merely a "chick-flick," it's actually a smart comedy that many can relate to in the working world. We all have or at one time had a "boss from hell." So enjoy this film, if for nothing else, watch for the amazing clothes (compliments of Costume Designer legend Patricia Field).

Britney Jean (Deluxe Version) [Explicit]
Britney Jean (Deluxe Version) [Explicit]
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Britney Jean Truly Gets Personal, December 5, 2013
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Britney Spears takes her music to the next level with Britney Jean. While it doesn't contain as many dance and carefree songs like her previous album Femme Fatale, Britney Jean takes things to a deeper level and contains songs dealing with heartbreak, loneliness, isolation, and falling in love. Couldn't recommend this album more! Solid A.

Ooh La La
Ooh La La

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Summer Song, June 18, 2013
This review is from: Ooh La La (MP3 Music)
Another catchy Britney song. Destined to be a perfect song for summer. The song has wide demographic appeal from kids to adults. Enjoy!

My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship
My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship
by Alana Stewart
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars Shameless Story of Name Dropping, June 17, 2013
I would give this book zero stars if I could. It's a complete slap in the face to Farrah's memory and legacy to promote this book as a tribute to an American icon when in actuality the book is nothing more than Alana talking about her lifestyle and celebrity friends. In the introduction alone she pointlessly mentions a dinner at Countess Marina Cicogna's house with Ryan O'Neil and Farrah. She never once refers to the Countess so what was the point of even mentioning the Countess in the first place? Could have just set, "While at a friend's house for dinner..." Then in the beginning of chapter one she points out how Cher was with her in Germany when she found out the news about Farrah having cancer, though never once again mention's Cher or any interaction with her. It appeared to be nothing more than her saying, 'Look at my life. I had Cher visit me in Germany.' It did nothing to move the book forward or add any depth to what she claims is a deep friendship she had with Farrah.

This book is littered with more pointless name dropping and does very little to express to true journey a friend takes with someone they love who has a terminal illness. It's very unfortunate, the book could have been such a loving tribute to Farrah and the journey of having cancer. Though this book did nothing but make me question if Alana truly was a friend to Farrah or simply stayed by her side because of the status of who she was.

Sex and the City 2
Sex and the City 2
DVD ~ Sarah Jessica Parker
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Decadent Escapism, July 2, 2010
This review is from: Sex and the City 2 (DVD)
Following the drama-filled storylines of the first Sex and the City movie with Big ditching Carrie at the altar and Steve cheating on Miranda, writer/director Michael Patrick King made it clear that in the sequel he wanted the girls to have fun. Much like the overindulgence and excesses of the big studio films made during the Great Depression in the 1930's, Sex and the City 2 follows a similar note by letting the audience escape America's current economic downturn and enjoy the decadence and glamour of an exotic vacation in Abu Dhabi.

Those going into this film expecting substance may be disappointed. While there is a clear story and theme among the four women, the film lacks the weight of the first film. The first film explored Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha's separate lives, the sequel's focus is on the women as a group. Taking a vacation to Abu Dhabi allows the audience to enjoy these women together for much of the film while still exploring what is going on in their personal lives.

Without giving too much away, tradition is the overall theme of the film. The film begins with a non-traditional marriage of Carrie's gay bff, Stanford, marrying Charlotte's gay bff, Anthony. The wedding leads to the introduction of the four main storylines in the film. Carrie is pondering the traditions of marriage and the roles that a wife and husband play. Charlotte struggles with the life of traditional motherhood that she always dreamed of. Miranda's professional life is turned upside down with a chauvinistic boss. Samantha is having a hard time maintaining her sexual appetite and lifestyle with the onset of menopause and later on, the restrictions placed on her sensuality while in Abu Dhabi.

Having the women on vacation in Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to explore tradition. In a place where a woman's role is still very restricted, the Middle East helps the ladies explore their lives and see that even in America some of these archaic expectations for women are still prevalent. One part in particular that I found interesting is that while Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha realize that America may not be as forward-thinking as we tend to believe, they come across a group of women in Abu Dhabi who secretly are breaking away from the traditions that they are expected to maintain, however, they carefully conceal it under their hijabs and burqas. It was a fun way to show the two worlds colliding.

This film has a sophistication and layer in it about gender roles that I don't think many of the mostly straight, male critics understood (There is a reason why King chose to have the ladies sing "I Am Woman." Look beyond the glitz of the scene and at the actual thematic elements of the song.). Majority saw the film as the girls being spoiled and going on an unrealistic and unnecessary trip to the Middle East. Yet they failed to see the commentary that King was making with the exploration of these modern New York City women in a world where a woman's sexuality is frowned upon.

Overall, I enjoyed the film. This sequel was appropriate because it explored what happens after marriage. In films, it's so easy to end on a marriage, but that's not where the story ends. This film explores Carrie and Big after the wedding and how the non-traditional Carrie handles it. This is a fun movie and made more for laughs than anything else. It's over-the-top at times and overindulgent always (gratuitous costume changes and Liza Minnelli singing `Single Ladies' comes to mind). However, this film is a romp, it has a modern feel of the road pictures made in old Hollywood with characters taking lavish trips and getting themselves into high jinx trouble. This film is one that you can sit back and enjoy and escape, the way Michael Patrick King intended.

Charlie's Angels: Season 4
Charlie's Angels: Season 4
DVD ~ Jaclyn Smith
Offered by Media Favorites
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! Season 4 Makes it's DVD Debut!, July 4, 2009
This review is from: Charlie's Angels: Season 4 (DVD)
I'll be perfectly honest, season four of 'Charlie's Angels' was by no means the best season of the series (seasons 1 and 2 are by far the highlights of the series). However, it is about time this season comes to DVD. It's a season that fans have been waiting for. Hopefully we once again won't have to wait too long to get season five of the series.
Shelley Hack made her less than stellar debut as Tiffany Welles, the sophisticated, east-coast Angel. While she did her best, one can't get over the lack of chemistry between Tiffany and Kelly and Kris. The chemistry between Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd remains solid however, so it's always a treat to see scenes between the two of them.
Season four also marks the final guest appearances of Farrah Fawcett as first season Angel, Jill Munroe. Other notable guest-stars include iconic actress, Barbara Stanwyck and Kim Cattrall.
While not the best season of the series, season four of 'Charlie's Angels' contained some highlights of the series, the debut episode of the show features a cross-over event with Aaron Spelling's other hit 70's series, 'The Love Boat.' Other highlights include 'Angel Hunt,' 'Fallen Angel,' and 'One Love...Two Angels.'

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy)
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Two-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy)
DVD ~ P. J. Hogan
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tried Too Hard..., May 17, 2009
I am a big fan of the 'Shopaholic' books. So I was very excited to hear they were making a movie based on the book series. However, i feel that the film tried too hard to condense the highlights of the first two books into this film. I don't think enough time was spent developing the characters of Rebecca Bloomwood and Luke Brandon. The film didn't flow nicely the way the books did. I feel they would have done better if they focussed on one book and did a faithful adaptation. Since they insisted on having the movie take place in New York then they should have focussed more on the second book in the series, 'Shopaholic Takes Manhattan.'
While the script wasn't great, Isla Fisher was cute and Hugh Dancy was perfectly cast as Luke Brandon. This film is a case where the talent was great, but the story was not.

Britney: For the Record
Britney: For the Record
DVD ~ Britney Spears
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartbreaking Account of What Fame Can Do to an Individual, March 14, 2009
This review is from: Britney: For the Record (DVD)
When 'Britney: For the Record' premiered in the winter of 2008, the world got answers to one of the most infamous breakdowns in entertainment history. Britney put herself out there and talked candidly about her tough years after her marriage broke-up, years that included shaving her head, stints in rehab, losing custody of her two sons, being drugged and taken advantage of by a manager who she thought had her best interest at heart and with two emergency trips to the psychiatric ward in the hospital, she finally got saved by her family who took the reigns and removed the bad influences from her life and helped her as she worked hard to rebuild the life that was torn apart.
This is no ordinary documentary, it's not a fluff piece and it's not 'pity me, I'm rich and famous and don't like it' piece either. It's simply Britney, up close and personal as she talks about what happened in the past and how she's looking forward to a brighter future. As she geared up for what would become the greatest comeback in history, Britney assures fans that while she isn't 100% recovered from her hell years, she is definitely on her way and in a much better place than she was.
This is a must have DVD for Britney fans and for entertainment fans in general. It's important to see that while being rich and famous seems like it's euphoria, it comes with it, a lot of pain, stress and constant scrutiny. It lets fans go past the tabloids and paparazzi and see the true Britney.
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Rachel Getting Married
Rachel Getting Married
DVD ~ Anne Hathaway
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anne Hathaway Delivers a Stand-Out Performance, March 1, 2009
This review is from: Rachel Getting Married (DVD)
First, I want to start this off by saying that this film is not for everyone. It's definitely not a mainstream film that will appeal to the mass audiences. However, if you're one who is into character driven films then this one is for you. Anne Hathaway gives the best performance of her career. She fully embraces not playing the normal pretty girl roles that she is usually offered, instead she portrays Kym, a troubled woman who leaves rehab to attend her sister's wedding.
The film is shot in an almost documentary-style way which gives it a very raw look. I loved the film and the performances and applaud the cast and crew for this original film.
Anne Hathaway proves she is more than just another pretty actress, I see a long career for her and while she didn't get an Oscar for this role, there's no doubt in my mind that she'll eventually bring an Academy Award home.

Sex and the City: The Movie (The Wedding Collection Ultimate Collector's Edition)
Sex and the City: The Movie (The Wedding Collection Ultimate Collector's Edition)
DVD ~ Sarah Jessica Parker
Offered by Pure n Simple
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect 'Extra' Treat For Fans, March 1, 2009
Much like the movie itself, this special collector's edition of 'Sex and the City' is made for the fans who love and care about the show, the movie, and these women. It's a beautiful set that contains the unrated version of the film (fans will enjoy the extra scenes that have seamlessly been added to the theatrical cut), special features on the first disc is commentary by writer and director Michael Patrick King. King does great commentary on the film, much like he did on selected episodes of the series on DVD. It's interesting to listen to him and exactly how much thought and care went into every aspect of telling these women's story.
Disc two contains an abundant collection of special features. Fan no doubt will love the featurette on the costumes in the film and interview with legendary costume designer, Patricia Field. There are also featurette's about the making of the film and the women of 'Sex and the City' among others. Multiple deleted scenes are another added bonus on the second disc of the set.
Disc three of the set contains more features. There's one featurette about the 'Vogue' photo shoot from the film, another about the party to celebrate the DVD release of the film, however, the highlight of this third disc is a conversation between Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King about the making of the film. It's fun to not only hear his thoughts, but Parker's as well and you'll be amazed by just how hands on she was in the making of this film and how obviously important it was for her to tell a story that will make the fans happy.
Disc four is a CD containing music from or inspired by the series. It's a cute little added, bonus, but not one that is integral to this collection.
Overall, fans will be very happy with this set, but be warned, if you're not a hardcore fan of the series this set will just seem frivolous and a waste of money. It's best reserved for collectors and for people who can appreciate the added features.

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