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DVD Release Tuesday 10/26/10

26 Oct

So all of you hard-core movie fans out there know what every Tuesday is, right?  It is new DVD release day.  I look forward to this day every week and I always have my Netflix set up ahead of time to make sure I get the newest flicks that are out there.  Here’s a short list of what is coming out today:

Movies:
Sex and the City 2 – Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis
Winter’s Bone – Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes
The Girl Who Played with Fire – Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist

 

Television:
CSI: NY – Season 6

Weekend Box Office Results 5/30/10

30 May

The fab 4 from Sex and the City 2 couldn’t grab the top spot this weekend and Prince of Persia is also not performing as well as hoped.  Shrek managed to stay in the first position for a second weekend, even with a 38% drop in ticket sales from last week.  The two new entries for the weekend may end up changing positions depending on any big swings in expectations for the remainder of Memorial Day weekend.

Box Office Mojo’s Top 10 Box Office Estimates for 5/28-5/30:

1. Shrek Forever After – $43.3 million
2. Sex and the City 2 – $32.1 million ($46.3 includes Thursday showings)
3. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – $30.1 million
4. Iron Man 2 – $16 million
5. Robin Hood – $10.3 million
6. Letters to Juliet – $5.9 million
7. Just Wright – $2.2 million
8. Date Night – $1.7 million
9. MacGruber – $1.4 million
10. How to Train Your Dragon – $1 million

‘Sex and the City 2’ Review

30 May

Sex and the City 2

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Kristen Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Director: Michael Patrick King

Sometimes it’s just not necessary to make a movie.  Unfortunately, when a movie can bring in a lot of money with little story or effort, it seems like a scam.  Sex and the City 2 capitalized on its previous success, but forgot to tell a worthwhile story as well.

The last time viewers saw the four best friends from NYC, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) had finally married Big (Chris Noth), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) had patched up her marriage, Charlotte (Kristen Davis) had given birth and Samantha (Kim Catrall) had, well…returned to her single roots.  The first movie picked up right where fans of the HBO series had hoped they would. 

The second film deals with Carrie’s frustration with being a boring married couple.  After Samantha is given a free vacation in order to publicize a middle eastern resort, the girls pack up and leave for Abu Dhabi.  Samantha is going through menopause and is trying everything she can think of to postpone the inevitable.  Charlotte is struggling as a mother of two young children and is embarrassed to talk about it with her friends.  Miranda is at a career crossroads as she quits her job in search of a place where she will both feel fulfilled and appreciated.

While on vacation in the desert, Carrie runs into ex-fiance Aiden.  Surprised by the run-in, Carrie agrees to go to dinner with him and must toe the line if she wants to get back to Mr. Big in NYC.  Samantha is having a hard time with her lack of sexual desires and is worried that she’ll never be the same again.  Charlotte and Miranda bond over cocktails and they come to terms with what they really want from life.

I was so disappointed with this film.  I was a huge fan of the series and really enjoyed the first film, but this sequel just missed the mark.  Taking the girls out of NYC to vacation in the middle east for 80% of this movie was not good planning.  All four of the main actresses have said time and time again that NYC is the fifth character.  So basically, director Michael Patrick King decided to lose the fifth character in exchange for a boring location shoot.

The set up for this film was all wrong in my opinion.  A wedding opens the film and lasts entirely too long and then in the blink of an eye, the girls are half way around the world.  I didn’t find much humor in this film either.  Of course there are a couple good lines scattered throughout, but overall the funny has been left back in NYC.

I did enjoy that the majority of the film was more about the four girls this time, but I think that more storyline could have been created if they weren’t in the middle of the desert.  I loved the return of John Corbett as Aiden, but after seeing his scenes, I felt sort of jipped.  It was definitely a ploy to forward the plot, but he was such a likable character and fan favorite, that I wish he would have been used in a better capacity.

I missed seeing more of Steve (David Eigenberg), Harry (Evan Handler) and Smith (Jason Lewis).  Big definitely had the biggest male role, but again, it was just boring.  Much has been made out of the fact that the ladies are aging, which trust me – they are, so it would make sense to tackle that while in the place they came of age in.  There is so much entertaining material that could be brought out of that.

Sadly, I can’t recommend this film.  This is just another example of making a movie to make a movie.  Sure, making money is what Hollywood is all about, but when all the pieces are there to have an entertaining movie and it doesn’t materialize, it’s a major let down.

New Movie Friday 5/28/10

27 May

What are you doing this weekend?  Want to check out a new movie?

Here is what’s new in theaters on Friday 5/28/10:

Sex and the City 2 – Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Catrall, Kristen Davis 
                                          Michael Patrick King (director)
                                          *Released Thursday 5/27

 

Prince of Persia:
The Sands of Time – Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton
                                               Mike Newell (director)

 

George A. Romero’s
Survival of the Dead – Alan Van Spreng, Kenneth Welsh
                                                    George A. Romero (director)
                                                    *Limited Release