It was a GOOD movie night!

May 29, 2010 at 1:05 AM (current news, human life issues, movie reviews, music and entertainment, social opinion, tv reviews)

Alright.  I will concede that it was better than I expected.  I was not a fan of the television series, and I only followed along with some of the stars’ works.  Yet, I do have to say that Sex and the City 2 was a good film!

These four firm friends, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Samantha (Kim Catrall) return for a sequel.  It starts at the wedding of two of their gay friends, which turns out to be a lavish affair.  The event even has Liza Minnelli performing (comically, yet frighteningly) to Beyonce‘s Single Ladies!

Later, Carrie begins on a flight to Abu Dhabi, on a trip to meet her friends for a vacation in the luxurious hot spot.  They all are taking a vacation meant to get them away from the problems of their everyday lives.  As they get through some issues on the trip, and Samantha copes with menopause, the friends arrive at a fabulous Abu Dhabi resort.  It is here that they all begin to connect, opening to one another about their deeply personal issues.

Carrie shares the details of her relationship with Steve (David Eigenberg).  Charlotte opens up about how things are going, as she is raising her now two year-old daughter.  Miranda is in a new job where she feels that she is not appreciated.  Yet, it is Samantha’s public relations job that allows them to have an all-expense paid trip to an Abu Dhabi resort!

It is in the desert hot-spot where the ladies take the time for some necessary bonding and stress relief.  Samantha is dealing with the effects of her now menopausal life.  Miranda is having some me-time, getting away from the stress of her law-office life.  Although being an at-home mom was not seen as that much of a problem to some, Charlotte needed some personal tome, also.  Carrie had been recouperating from the success of her last published work, and she wanted to enjoy freedom with friends, too.

The ladies continue with through their trip throughout The United Arab Emirates.  The trip is financed through a financial reward given to Samantha.  They arrive, getting registered at a lavish hotel, and observing some very attractive sites, along with the ones not on two legs!

Samantha meets a man with whom she opts to become acquainted.  All seems fine until she publicly kisses the man, which is a problem in this middle-eastern (chauvinistic?) nation.  She winds up having the client with whom she worked to arrange their vacation trip to keep her from spending extended time in a Middle Eastern jail!


We saw Prince of Persia:  The Sands of Time, second!  I was surprisingly pleased by this movie!  The film actually was fabulous, and it was in 3D!

Prince Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) lives in sixteenth century Persia, as a part of the ruling family.  He was taken in from the streets as a child, and given the life of royalty.  It is while Dastan is emerging within the regal family when it is learned that Persia soon would be attacked by an enemy nation.

Dastan’s brothers, Tus (Richard Coyle) and Garsiv (Toby Kebbell), learn that enemies are preparing to attack their land.  Tus takes the lead, preparing Persian soldiers to make a preemptive strike upon raiders from the holy city of Alamut.  However, during the battle, he meets the lovely Princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton).

The situation gets twisted when Persian King Sharaman dies!  His death was a mystery, yet those whom wanted to take control of the throne were successful in accusing Dastan of the king’s murder.  He is able to escape with Princess Tamina, and they proceed on a dangerous effort to find out the truth about the king’s death.

Working with Tamina, Dastan has to protect an ancient blade.  This dagger has the power to bestow upon it’s wielder the power to travel back in time.  Yet, the blade currently is held by a villain named Nizam (Ben Kingsley).  Nizam plans to use the dagger to travel back in time, creating a massive sandstorm that would have destroyed the world as they know it, currently!  This would prevent Dastan and his family from ever having been the ruling family of Persia!

June is about to start with some great features!  The first weekend of the month will feature the exciting sci-fi/horror Splice, along with a fun featuring of Marmaduke, and Ass N’ Coocher starring in Killers!  The following week will bring The A-Team, along with Jaden Smith featured in The Karate Kid!  More June films include Grown Ups, Jonah Hex, The Last Airbender, and Toy Story 3!


Gettin’ down to some Gaga!

 Rest in peace, Gary Coleman!


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