Friday, May 28, 2010

Double Feature: Sex And The City 2 & Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

Each Friday, we will offer up two movies that are scheduled to be released within the accompanying weekend. We know, we know. It’s hard to come across blogs who ever actually get movie talk right. That’s why we won’t say much. A trailer. A paragraph. And boom – all you need to know about what new movies you can take your beautiful object of affection to see this weekend. It's like going to the drive-in movie theater. Remember those? So much fun. Thank us later, not now.

Sex And The City 2

Well, there's this, this and this. It sure seems as though this is dead in the water before anyone could even utter the word "Carrie." That said (and as a full disclaimer, it should be noted that I've never seen a second of either the show or the first movie), I seem to somehow, in some warped inexplicable way, like what these pictures are about. It's complete woman-power glam at its best. The "Sex In The City" franchise is sort of like how a man would view a pay-per-view fight: It's attraction is based more upon the event's hype and the things it stands for than the actual product itself. Men hear two beefcakes are going to battle it out after eight months of talking about it, and all they want to do is grab a beer and watch, no matter the fighter, no matter the circumstance. Women hear that four high-maintenance ladies are going to parade around in the fake desert, and all they want to do is grab a new pair of shoes and watch, no matter the plot, no matter the circumstance. Two things: One, I've always wanted to get into it and would very easily watch either the show and/or movie with any woman in the world at any time. And two, this is easily the best tagline for a movie we will see all year - "Get Carried Away." While there may be some debate as to whether or not this is the best movie out this week, we can all agree that it's certainly the most fabulous. And sometimes, that's more important than anything.

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time

For all the appeal "Sex And The City" may have to women, this seems to be the perfect anecdote for the male species. Dudes fighting with weapons, fire, explosions and the guy who at one time was the Bubble Boy. Absolutely no interest in this movie, and in fact, the notion that these kinds of films just keep seeping out each week so far this summer is kind of sickening, actually. At what point can we stop with all the fancy action medieval-like visions, and just make a movie with a point? And what's with taking everything back to hundreds of thousands of years ago, anymore, too? "Robin Hood," "Clash Of The Titans" and now this. Goodness. Enough, already. Still love Jake Gyllenhall, though, and it appears he got himself a body while filming this picture. So, good for him. Still not enough to garner any interest in this, though. Message to Hollywood: Can we be done with these, now?

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