Two films open this weekend amid the fervor of Indiana Jones and the dwindling, but still powerful cinematic juggernaut known as Iron Man. It's no big secret who is going to take the number one spot this weekend as I just don't think a dusty fedora and a bull whip can out gun a pair of Manolo Blahnik stilettos and a Fendi bag.
Here is the synopsis and trailers for the two films premiering this weekend. Clicking on the poster will take you to the films official website.
Sex and The City (R)
Guys, this is the movie you are going to be forced to see, since you dragged your lady to Iron Man and Indy. Just deal with it and try to have a good time anyway.
Yes, girls, fill a thermos full of cosmos and throw caution to the wind, the fashion roadkill is back along with all of her cliche, stereotypical, friends. I could explain the synopsis, but golly, does anyone really care? Carrie is back! and she's with Big and Samantha is on the prowl and....blah blah blah. It's the same old thing that made the 30 minute HBO series interesting, only told in a 148 minute film and 4 years too late.
This flick was originally scheduled for production shortly after the end of the TV series in 2004 - which would have made a lot more sense than cranking it out now. But production was halted when Kim Cattrall bitched that she deserved as much money as 'ol horse face Sara Jessica. Three years later, they finally reached an agreement (which includes a series deal for Cattrall) and poof: everything old is new again. Now we can sit around and fall in love with New York City all over again.
Aren't you so incredibly excited? Yeah, me neither.
The Strangers (R)
A suspense thriller about a couple in a remote suburban house who are targeted by three dangerous masked strangers. The resulting clashes force the couple to go well beyond what they thought themselves capable of in order to survive.
Judge's Take: blah. Whatever.
Harvey S. Karten of Compuserve called it "Seriously underwritten, depending too much on Liv Tyler's abiity to pout, to shriek, to cry and to cry again."
Another scary movie that has two people locked up in a secluded cabin and stalked by a mysterious killer for not apparent reason. Just rubber stamp this one and crank it into the theaters. I dont see this one sitting around too long. My guess is that it will clear perhaps 20 million and I doubt a penny more than that.