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Review: Amelia (2009)

Amelia

Starred by the two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, the film was based on the true story of Amelia Earhart – the most legendary American aviatrix.

Here, we see a promising film that didn’t live up to its hype. Not even the trio of Swank, Richard Gere and Ewan McGregor could salvage the it. For one, the predicament of the story is well – very much shallow and predictable that made Amelia un-relatable. Second, the film was borderline heinous. And for a film about aviation – it feels like I’m watching a slow-motion period film that does not require speaking lines at all because it was so bad.

In all fairness to Swan, I still think that she gave a pretty decent performance here but it wasn’t enough to carry the film altogether. The costume and production design was rather nice but really, nothing will matter if you don’t have a good story to tell – and to think that Amelia Earhart was considered a heroine of some sort – the film was, as they say an utter and complete failure.

Movie Title: Amelia
Year: 2009
Genre: Drama
Rating: 4/10

Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere,Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston

via Pinoy Exchange Movie Challenge

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2011 Oscars Worst Dressed!

Nicole Kidman came tonight in a white embroidered Dior Couture gown. We’re completely speechless. We don’t know what to make of Nicole anymore. What happened to you girl????? We don’t want to do this but we have to. You are our Ultimate Worst Dressed. Sorry Nic…

Hailee Steinfeld -Don’t get us wrong. We love Hailee, I mean she’s all sweet and pretty but we’re not feeling this Marchesa gown for her. It’s just too Prom-ish…

Hilary Swank in a sequined and feathered strapless Gucci Premiere gown. We’ve seen this worn by a couple or three celebs in the red carpet. Sorry Hilary, we’re not buying it this time. So 2000 and late.

Helena Bonham Carter is wearing a creation from costume designer Colleen Atwood. We love her originality but that’s just it. That dress is a costume!

Sandra Bullock in a strapless Vera Wang gown

Yes, Sandra you’re funny and all but this doesn’t work for you. We still have the vivid memory of your Golden Globe’s hair. Atleast the bangs are gone –kudos to you girl!

Sharon Stone was wearing a feathered piece Black Swan inspired gown. *mum*

Host Ann Hathaway chose to wear a vintage Valentino gown for the red carpet. She had several outfit changes in the night. We’re counting on the red carpet dress, Anne. Sorry.

Halle Berry in a tulle gown by Marchesa. Snoozefest….photos via zimbio.com

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2011 SAG Awards Best Dressed!

drum roll please….

Sofia Vergara

Sofia is always a hit flaunting her assets in the red carpet –this time, wearing a blue Roberto Cavalli gown. We Just totally LOVE her so we are declaring her the Ultimate Best Dressed of the night!

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Julie Bowen

Julie had a make or break challenge of the night choosing to wear a black Catherine Maladrino pantsuit complete with a plunging neckline and a low back. She WORKED it BIG TIME!

January Jones

We’re going crazy mad with beautiful January donning a Carolina Herrera dress! A back-to-back stunning red carpet appearance!

Claire Danes

She finally got it right in this Louis Vuitton gown with earrings and bracelets by Fred Leighton.

Amber Riley

‘girl is looking fine in this Anne Barge creation. Whoo! Total hotness,tbh.

Dianna Agron

Dianna is looking equally fine wearing a vintage Chanel gown!

Heather Morris

She look divine in this Romona Keveza peach gown with crystal embroided bodice! Way to go girl!

Lea Michele

Lea is a star who knows how to always work the red carpet – this time wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown with matching clutch.

Natalie Portman

Big time winner Natalie was as usual looking glam rocking this his Azzaro’s “Jungle” gown with matching $2 million worth of Tiffany &Co. jewelry!

Jennifer Lawrence

Winter’s Bone Lawrence was definitely a stand out with this hot pink Oscar de la Renta gown. Yes.’We HEART it!

Honorable Fierce Mentions!

Kim Kardashian in a Marchesa plum draped chiffon gown

Julianna Margulies in Yves Saint Laurent

Hilary Swank in nude Versace

Hailee Steinfeld in a mermaid style Prada gown with orange, pink, and black stripes

Jane Lynch in Ali Rahiimi with a Swarovski clutch

Annette Bening

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