Wednesday, 02 June 2010 18:17
Sex and the City 2
The tagline for this movie: Carrie On. The sequel to the movie based on the HBO television series is here with major cast members ready to go. It has been two years since the last film and each of the four ladies are dealing with the changes that come with age, a new living arrangement, a different work environment and family. When the opportunity arises to take in the sights and sounds of Abu Dhabi, we learn that the sex can be just as fun even in a different city.
Carrie Bradshaw is finding out that married life means having to deal with a conflicting point of view that you will have to wake up next to the following morning and that her view of marriage may not go over quite as well with critics of her new book. Samantha Jones must deal with the the onset of menopause and is fighting it tooth and nail with hormones, creams and vitamins. Charolette York Goldenblatt is dealing with her daughter's terrible twos, her adopted daughters need for attention and the insinuation that her nanny may be taking care of more than her children. Miranda Hobbes must deal with her new boss at the law firm who seems to have trouble with her voice in the company as an intelligent and powerful woman.
I was not a fan of the show, but I enjoyed to first movie as well as this sequel. I found that it did what a lot of good sequels do which is find what was enjoyed in the first film and give us more of it. This time instead of visiting south of the border we are whisked away to the Middle East for a luxurious, exotic and sun-drenched adventure. It goes without saying that all the prerequisite attitudes are present and accounted for but in a different setting. Seeing that I'm not a fan of the tv show I have no idea how they will find the movie, but I found it enjoyable. I rate this a Rated T.
Founding Fathers: Sir Stafford Sands
This documentary has no tagline. Discovering the reasons why Sir Stafford Sands left The Bahamas in 1967. An in depth look at the man who is hailed as the architect of the modern Bahamian economic model. The events that shaped him into the man he became and the controversy that surrounds him even after death. This film hopes to paint a picture of a man of his time who had a vision that would help transform a nation.
Sir Staford Lofthouse Sands was born on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas and grew up to one day become the finance minister of The Bahamas. His contributions to the tourism industry are explored along with his many political affiliation and eventual self exile from the land of his birth. The reasons behind his image being removed from the Bahamian $10 dollar bill is also touched on. The complexities of his relationship with the people of the country and the recollection of those friends and family that were closest to him help to give him dimension.
This documentary truly shines light on a man that has been written off in the minds of the average Bahamian as a racist. As the people interviewed in the film point out, there was more to him than his ideas on race (I would hate to only be remembered for my love of run on sentences). There were many facets that made up the man and he left an indelible mark on the country of The Bahamas and its people. I thank Travolta cooper for shedding some light on a corner of Bahamian history that is hardly mentioned. He was able to bring it to life in a way that shows he is one of promising film makes of the modern Bahamas. I rate this movie a Rated B. However, I think you can only get it on dvd at this time.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The tagline for this movie: Defy The Future. An epic action adventure set in a mystical land of the past. A rogue prince must reluctantly join forces with a mysterious princess to safeguard an ancient dagger. In the wrong hands this dagger could unleash a sandstorm that would destroy the world as they know it. It is a race against time to stop an angry ruler with designs to misuse this gift from the gods with out knowledge of the consequences.
Prince Dastan is a street urchin who became an adopted son of the King of Persia after displaying great braver and prowess who must now clear his name for the murder of the King while uncovering the true culprit. Princess Tamina is the princess of the sacred city of Alamut and the keeper of a powerful gift from the gods who must now protect the gift from those who wish to exploit it for their own power hungry agenda. Sheik Amar is an entrepreneur in the valley of slaves among a group merchant-bandits involved in the practice ostrich racing with a desire to keep his oasis free of taxes and government control. Nizam is the King's brother who counsels the Princes related to him by blood in how to rightfully run the kingdom, but their seems to be more treachery and deceit in his counsel toward other kingdoms and their population.
The fantasy adventure film based on the video game of the same name gives Disney a chance to show us what a live action Aladdin would look like. The movie was obviously intended to become a franchise like the video game series, but it lacks the equivalent pace of the video game on which it is based. There is nothing in this movie that I haven't seen in an episode of Legend of the Seeker. The acting and directing are well done, but the production seems less than enthused with the material. I rate this movie a Rated D. I'm sure the digital video disc will have bonuses that make up for the lackluster film.
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