Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PG-13): starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton (directed by Mike Newell)
- Sex and the City 2 (R): starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon (directed by Michael Patrick King)
- Agora* (NR): starring Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac (directed by Alejandro Amenábar)
- George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead* (R): starring Alan van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Kathleen Munroe (directed by George A. Romero)
Sarah Jessica Parker wants to play Carrie Bradshaw in a possible Sex and the City prequel.
The 45-year-old actress insists advances in video technology would make it possible to play the journalist as a teenager, as depicted in creator Candace Bushnell’s latest book The Carrie Diaries.
“Who do I want to play teenage Carrie? I don’t know. Maybe they should use old footage of me. And in this new age of Avatar, what about a new 17-year-old S.J.?”
In the early 80s, Sarah Jessica was starring as Patty Greene in TV series Square Pegs and insists the character was a good representative of the early Carrie. “That might have been Carrie in high school,” she joked.
The actress - who has seven-year-old son James Wilkie and 11-month-old twins Marion and Tabitha with husband Matthew Broderick - recently admitted she plans to take her eldest child to see Sex and the City 2, but will take him out of the cinema during the raunchier moments.
“If I can manage to take him out for popcorn for two certain moments, I think he’s ready for it. He has too many questions, and he’s too clever for us to keep it from him. I wouldn’t say this movie is for seven-year-olds, but we’ll find a way of figuring it out.”
Carrie Bradshaw’s Mac has become a staple of the character, as identifiable with Sex and the City as Manolo Blahniks. But all that’s going to change in the Sex sequel, where Carrie will become a PC. Hi, I’m astounded.
Carrie’s Mac became far more than a prop through the course of the six-season series. An entire episode (“My Motherboard, My Self”) was devoted to the device. It also played a large role in the two-part series finale, serving as a metaphor for Carrie’s true self. Now, all that’s being stripped away thanks to advertising agreements and (I suspect) studio interference.
Hewlett-Packard computers (and only HP computers) will be featured in the new movie. Sarah Jessica Parker will also be featured in upcoming ads for the computer company. Carrie Bradshaw would never sell herself out for some extra movie-making money - remember how she flat-out rejected the Season 5 book cover mock-up? The switch is one that will be noticed only by die-hard Sexers, but it’s a jolting difference all the same.
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Believe it or not, Sarah Jessica Parker has 48 costume changes in Sex and the City 2.
The actress - who reprises her role as glamorous journalist Carrie Bradshaw in the movie sequel - admits she changed outfits so many times, more than 10 were lost to the cutting room floor.
“I think I have about 48. We started off with 60 and I think scenes were cut and scenes didn’t make it. So I think between scenes being cut prior to shooting and us not being able to find a good enough reason to change clothes on camera, which is what I would do if they would let me, I think we end up in high 40s.”
-Kim Cattrall said she had to gain 15 pounds to play a washed-up prostitute in Meet Monica Velour. Great - now 115 pounds is the new “washed-up” point.
-Speaking of Cattrall, advance tickets to Sex and the City 2 have already been selling like hotcakes. That movie doesn’t even open until May 27!
-Afraid True Blood‘s June 13th return won’t have enough “action” for you? Then maybe you should be checking out Tru: A XXX Parody. (The hilarious clip’s got language, no nudity.)
-Lindsay Lohan was cut from The Other Side because financiers didn’t deem her to be “bankable.” But did they take into account how cheap she probably is?
-50 Cent is working hard to get less noticed. The rapper/actor has started removing his tattoos to help his growing film career. What? Men don’t like makeup?
In this new trailer for Sex and the City 2, we get a better idea of what the fabulous foursome have in store for us.
An all-expenses paid trip for four to Abu Dhabi? Check! Appearances from both Liza Minelli and Miley Cyrus? Check! A romance (and wedding) for Stanford Blatch? Check! A chance - and extremely random - encounter on the other side of the world with Carrie’s ex-beau, Aidan Shaw? Check!
What happens after you say, “I do”? Find out when the movie debuts on May 28.
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UPDATE: You can see Corbett in the new SATC trailer here.
Turns out blogger Perez Hilton was right after all - former Sex and the City cast member John Corbett is a liar. But it’s okay, because Corbett was under orders not to reveal the truth. Lucky for spoiler-watchers, the actor is breaking his silence.
During a recent appearance on Lopez Tonight, John Corbett spilled the beans: he will have a role on Sex and the City 2. Those who remember Corbett from the series may know him better as Aidan Quinn, Carrie’s on-again off-again boyfriend/fiance from Seasons 2 and 3. “I was under orders not to say I was in that movie,” Corbett admitted to George Lopez.
Months ago, pictures of Corbett in Morocco surfaced. Rumors that he’s in the flick soon also surfaced - though they were categorically denied by the actor. But now, we can confirm: Aidan will be appearing in the movie. We can only speculate as to where the story will lead.
Read More | Entertainment Weekly
WARNING: Spoilers ahead!
By now, you’ve probably already heard about the big nuptials planned for the Sex and the City sequel.
In the event you haven’t (or you don’t want to know any more), stop reading now. But if you’re dying to find out additional details behind this summer’s highly-anticipated wedding, read after the jump.
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UPDATE: Turns out Corbett was lying after all. He now admits that he will be in the film.
Sorry, ladies—John Corbett will not be appearing in Sex and the City 2.
The 48-year-old actor, who played Carrie Bradshaw’s love interest Aidan Shaw, laughed off speculation that he would be a part of the upcoming sequel. “There have been some rumors around that I’m going to be in it but they’re just not true. I’d love to, I love all those people, they’re good friends. I’m jealous, I want to be in those movies,” Corbett said.
John also claimed that the four leading ladies - Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon - would likely keep on making more films together. “I think it’ll go on until they’re old bag ladies,” he joked.
Sex and the City 2 will be released worldwide in May.
Gossip says that a third Sex and the City film is in the works, and scheduled to start shooting soon.
It’s reported that the reason for rushing the film, thought to be the last in the franchise, is due to the aging actresses.
We can’t have our girls looking too old!
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