Thursday, January 12

Thursday Movie Picks: Fashion World

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This week’s theme is diving into the world of fashion – another kind of theme where my choices are a bit limited. With that, here are my picks for this week.

Zoolander – This movie was really funny. Too bad its sequel failed to capture its essence. 

The Devil Wears Prada – Is this considered to be Emily Blunt’s break out role? This is one of my favorite Meryl Streep performances, and is in need of a rewatch soon. 

Head Over Heels – This is one of Freddie Prinze Jr’s string of romantic comedies (the guy doesn’t really have much of a filmography outside of it). This one has him playing a prominent figure in the fashion world. His love interest is an art restorer who lives with a group of models on the building beside his.

20 comments:

  1. 3 very easy choices that I knew people were going to go for. Zoolander and The Devil Wears Prada definitely fit the bill as they're fun films. Head Over Heels not so much as Freddie Prinze Jr. doesn't do it for me at all.

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    1. Devil Wears Prada and Zoolander were popular this week!

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  2. I've only seen TDWP. I'm not a big fan of the film, overall, but Streep killed it.

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    1. Streep was fantastic in it; it's one of my favorite roles of hers.

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  3. I do not remember that Freddie Prinze movie lol. All his rom coms kind of run together for me. Zoolander is great and I also chose The Devil Wears Prada, which I never thought I'd like as much as I did.

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    1. He has a lot of them, it does just blend together. Devil Wears Prada is popular this week!

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  4. Devil Wears Prada really looks to be the leading title of the week, can't say I'm surprised. A fun film with some great performances.

    Love that the other two are more off kilter. Zoolander is one daffy flick but a good natured one.

    Oh geez I haven't thought of Head Over Heels since I saw it in the theatre. It was totally flyaway, hardly a surprise with Prinze in the lead but harmless.

    I tried for more obscure things this week though one of mine has actually popped up elsewhere.

    Women He Undressed (2015)-Mix of documentary and reenactments tells the story of Australian born Hollywood wardrobe designer Orry-Kelly. THE major Warner Brothers designer throughout much of the Golden Age and a favorite of Bette Davis among others he also designed for films ranging from Some Like it Hot to Les Girls and Casablanca. Covers his often rocky early life-he was seriously involved with Cary Grant before either were famous, working in mob controlled nightclubs etc. though his successes and later struggles with alcohol laced throughout with interviews with those who knew and worked with him including Jane Fonda and Angela Lansbury. Directed by Gillian Armstrong.

    The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)-High fashion photography Laura Mars (Faye Dunaway) is much in demand for her provocative layouts that have a violent often blood splattered tinge. She is climbing ever higher until she suddenly starts seeing actual murders through the eyes of the killer and he seems to be moving closer and closer to her. Stylish, with a theme song sung by Barbra Streisand, but rather sick this provided an early spotlight role for Tommy Lee Jones.

    Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975)-Italian giallo film of a leather clad and motorcycle helmeted killer who is wreaking havoc within the Albatross modeling agency systemically knocking off nearly everyone associated with it. Unsurprisingly based on the title full to the brim with nudity both female and to a lesser degree male as well grisly knife killings all in gaudily lit 70’s colors. A definite precursor to the slasher film craze that swept American films a few years later this bloodbath is set to a striking jazz score.

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    1. I haven't heard of your picks. Fashion movies aren't my thing, but I'd give these a go. Is there one that I should check out first?

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  5. I think Prada is indeed Blun'ts breakthrough role! I love that movie, should have been Meryl's 3rd Oscar

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    1. She and Meryl were the top 2 best things about the movie.

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  6. I believe I've never heard of the Freddie Prinze flick. I also need to rewatch The Devil Wears Prada, I wasn't crazy about it but Meryl Streep was fantastic in it.

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    1. Meryl Streep was wonderful in it; it did take me a bit of time to like the movie. I wasn't really into Anne Hathaway's performance at first and it kind of dragged it down for me.

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  7. Devil Wears Prada is great!! It was the most mentioned movie this week as well, so everyone loves it! :D

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  8. Devil Wears Prada is a good film and I can watch it over and over. Zoolander is so stupid...funny though. I usually ignore picture with Prince Jar.

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    1. I don't think he did much outside of romantic comedies - those summer horror movies, maybe but that's it. This was one of his 'memorable' ones - memorable in a sense that the girl interest and her roommates were more interesting to watch than the 'love' aspect of the movie.

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  9. Short and sweet - like it.

    Devil was popular this week - not my kind of film (not my favourite theme) and yes! Zoolander - I do love that daft film.

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    1. Fashion movies aren't my kind of thing too, but there are some enjoyable ones, Zoolander and Devil being both of them.

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  10. Yep. Zoolander 2 was dreadful.

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  11. I think I probably have seen Head Over Heals...remember nothing about it. Whatever happen to FPJr?

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