The following review comes from our east coast correspondent Zach Lawrence:
Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Jungle of the Swinging Shia, The Chronicles of Narnia; the last few weeks, my girlfriend has been a hardcore trooper. So what does a man do? He owes. He owes her one, and my fellow fan boys and movie geeks, listen closely, this information could save your life.
I was never a huge “Sex” fan, but I learned to appreciate the culture value of the four girls tearing up New York with their cosmopolitans and gabby sex chat turning an entire generation of regular girls into the equivalent of metro sexual males. This movie runs from nowhere and from what I remember, pretty much picks up where we last left the girls. When I say “runs from nowhere” I mean, there is no harbinger to kick off this highly anticipated film besides everyone’s contentment. Now this is where the genius kicks in, after beginning with everyone having settled into their lives, each in their own way individually and as a collective, they are almost immediately torn down to basically nullify what the whole series built up to.
I’ve always found the Internet Movie Database user ratings to be a pretty accurate indication of film quality. At least more so than film critic rating websites (Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic). I know it’s a bit early, but the IMDb user rating for Sex and the City is currently:
3.5 out of 10 with over 1,875 votes!
While the 3.5 rating won’t be enough to get the film listed in IMDb’s bottom 100 films of all time (which requires a 2.4 or lower rating), Sex and the City currently sits on the list of the top 10 worst films of the year, behind only:
Paris Hilton’s The Hottie and the Nottie (1.4)
Larry The Cable Guy’s Witless Protection (1.6)
Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns (2.3)
Meet the Spartans (2.4)
College Road Trip (2.6)
Ice Cube’s First Sunday (2.8)
Martin Lawrence’s Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
The American remake of One Missed Call (3.1).
It should be noted that the male to female vote count is three to one. The average female voter gave Sex and the City a 6.3, while the average male voter gave the film a 2.9. We also don’t know if everyone that has voted have actually seen the film. The amount of male voters is questionable. but to be fair, I’ve heard they’re done extensive sneak preview screenings nationwide. Either way, I’m sure after the opening weekend the tables will turn, ending somewhere closer to the female average. It’s also worth noting that out of the 1,875 votes, over 900 of them gave the film a 1/10, and over 650 of them gave the film a 10/10. Talk about polarizing.
Shock has a couple borring photos of Megan Fox on the set of Jennifer’s Body.
Actress Lindsay Lohan’s 14-year-old kid sister, Ali, has been cast in a film based on R.L. Stine’s pre-teen book series “Mostly Ghostly.” [THR]
Last week at a Back to the Future screening in Florida, writer/producer Bob Gale announced that Universal was working on a Blu-ray release of the classic 80’s film: “I dont’ know when it’s coming out yet, but I was involved in the mastering of this tape, so I can tell you that it looks absolutely beautiful!” [bttf]
KungFuRodeo has a photo of the Speed Racer advertisement in Times Square.
You can now listen to Fergie’s Sex and the City theme, but why would you want to. [badandugly]
Fox 2000 has hired Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman to write a re-imagining of Brian De Palma’s 1978 supernatural thriller The Fury. [scifi] Adriana Barraza (Babel) has been cast in Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell. [Bloody-disgusting]
Juno generated an estimated $8.4 million in its first week of release on DVD. [THR]
Christina Ricci feels that the marketing campaign for Black Snake Moan exploited woman. No duh! [starpulse]
Yoko Ono has filed suit against the filmmakers of “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” for the unauthorized use of John Lennon’s classic 1971 song, “Imagine.” [theplaylist]
Look closely. Is it me or did Sarah Jessica Parker just finish stepping in a huge puddle of what Fletch would refer to as “gook”? How New York of you, poster. If you like to be amazed by things that are exponentially more gaudy and obnoxious than your friend’s (okay, your) Lisa Frank notebooks from middle school, head for the jump. And if you’re counting the days for May’s hot pink designer wad of counter-programming, do the same. I heard one of them has a baby, one gets married and the other remains a cougar 4 life. Is there another one? She leaves the city for a Parisian. If only the playoffs were this easy to call.
MTV have published the first photo from the Sex and The City movie, which features Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw and her love interest, Mr. Big (Chris Noth).
I was never one to watch the television series, and a big screen movie excites me even less, but I thought I’d post this because someone reading is probably interested (oh, and the news is slow today).
Sex in the City is set to hit theaters on May 30th 2008.