SJP: Sex and the City Franchise Maybe Not Dead After All
October, 9. 2010.
Vulture caught up with Sarah Jessica Parker at the New York City Ballet’s fall gala last night, and she said that despite the poor reviews for the second Sex and the City movie — and what Chris Noth told us last month ("The franchise is dead. The press killed it") — the series is not necessarily dead: "I don’t know the future; I would say that you never know what will happen with that particular franchise. It’s less about the reviewers than it is about the audience, and they’ve been pretty true, so we tend to listen to them more than anybody else," Parker told us.
Also, it's not Noth who gets final say, but it might be SATC's director, writer, and executive producer, Michael Patrick King: “If Michael Patrick didn’t put those words into those characters’s mouths, I don’t think people would respond for so many years,” Parker said. “So we’ll see. Who knows.”
Chris Noth: Sex and the City is dead, no thanks to critics
September, 28. 2010.
Chris Noth aka Mr. Big in “Sex and the City” has made a bitter proclamation: “Sex and the City” is officially dead as a film franchise.
The actor told U.K.’s The Sun: “It’s over. The franchise is dead.”
Noth believes that the media was way too harsh on the film and a mass, cynical panning put a pin in the femme fashionista comedy series.
“The press killed it. Your magazine %$#%$ killed it. New York Magazine.
“It’s like all the critics got together and said, ‘This franchise must die.’ They all had the exact same review. It’s like they didn’t see the movie.”
“Sex and the City 2” made only $95.3 million at the domestic box office, but rallied abroad with $193 million. Box office analysts believed that the film’s demise stateside stemmed from the film’s storyline moving from its signature New York setting to Dubai. However, that backdrop, arguably worked in favor of attracting foreign audiences.
Noth has nothing to worry about: He has a great job co-starring on CBS’ hit TV drama “The Good Wife.”
Source - hollywoodnews.com
-------------- One thing i dont get it, how can a movie that makes cca $300 million worldwide be dead franchise now?! Ok, maybe they did went off in another direction on second movie, but nothing that cant be fixed in third which would give a deserved conclusion to the SATC movie Triology. If they stop now on second, which wasnt a financial failure, it would just leave a bitter taste.
SJP is upset with SATC2 director?
August, 31. 2010.
Sarah Jessica Parker is apparently irate with “Sex and the City 2” writer-director Michael Patrick King after the film was poorly received by its fans and at the box office.
The sequel based on the HBO comedy series generated $94 million at the domestic B.O. – close to 40% less than the first installment.
Digital Spy has been reading a National Enquirer story where a source exclaims: “Don’t look for Michael on future projects – SJP feels he’s lost his hit-making touch.
“She felt unsure about the script from the start, especially the whole ‘the girls drop in on Dubai’ twist, but Michael assured her they had a blockbuster on their hands… and told her to trust him. She did – but she won’t make that mistake again.”
The film’s studio, Warner Bros., took a gamble in opening the film over Memorial Day weekend – a frame typically reserved for male tentpole films.
There have been rumors of a “Sex and the City” prequel.
After the $415 million success of the first “Sex and the City” movie, news about a sequel immediately perked up.
However, with the fan backlash and dismal domestic B.O. results for “Sex and the City 2,” news about a third installment has been as quiet as a mouse.
In a British TV interview with GMTV, Kim Cattrall replied “I don’t know. I haven’t heard anything” in terms of “Sex and the City 3.”
“Sex and the City 2,” which cost $100 million, made $95.3 million stateside, however fared quite well overseas with $194.7 million. Many B.O. pundits believe that the film’s change in setting from New York to Dubai effected business in the U.S.
Currently, Cattrall is starring in William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” at the Liverpool Playhouse in October.
About her character: “It is one of the great roles ever written for a woman of a certain age and I wasn’t going to let it go by.”
10 Dating Lessons from Sex and the City is the essential guide to dating, based on the cult hit Sex and the City. By studying the dating drama and disasters in Sex and the City, women can discover what to do, and what not to do when it comes to dating and relationships. The book provides humorous and practical dating advice for women of all ages written by an author with a degree in Psychology.
SEX AND THE CITY star KRISTIN DAVIS has conceded fans are unlikely to see the series back on the big screen for a third time - because talk of another sequel is "not looking great".
The popular TV show was adapted into a movie in 2008 and this year (10) saw the release of a follow-up.
But fans hoping for a third outing in the franchise may be disappointed - Davis is convinced scathing reviews from critics will discourage producers from making a third film.
When asked whether there will be another movie, she tells E! Online, "I don't think so, not that I know of. I wish it was so that we were continuing but I don't know. We made 300 million (dollars) internationally. There was so much hype, not coming from us, but the media hyped it up and then they tore it down.
"I could be wrong. Obviously there was a time when we thought there was no movie happening so you never know. But it is not looking great."
John Corbett, made famous for his role on “Sex and The City,” isn’t a city guy, but there’s a lot of his “Sex” character Aidan Shaw in him.
“I live in a sleepy community way outside of L.A.,” he says. “I’m sleepy by 9 p.m. and I love just hanging out away from it all.
“I can’t do fast-paced,” he says. “I was recently in New York for three days and I was ready for a big old nap.”
3. Now that it’s all said and done, what did you make of the savage reviews for “Sex and the City 2?”
I just didn’t get it. I know a turkey when I see it, yet you have to look real hard to find a good review for this movie that women still loved. It’s just very strange. I know I will never be in another “Sex and the City” film, but I want everyone else to make another one. I think these girls have more stories to tell. The great news is that the film has made a lot of money. Of course, I’ve read the reviews saying we shouldn’t have gone to the Middle East in the film. Yeah, we could have stayed in New York City. But do you really want to see another shot of the Meat Packing district? How many times do you need to see Central Park?
Now, there has been rumors going around the internet for past week about SATC2 being the final movie, but since only story about it came from a single site I will not take it for granted. Atm, its just a rumor.
Its only 1 month after the premiere and any talk about the next movie right now would be little too fast. The movie prolly wont make as much money like the first, but it definetly wont be a financial fiasko. Not even DVD date is announced yet, so until I hear SJP saying no more SATC I dont belive anyone :)
Carrie and Co are set to hang up their Manolos and finish off their cosmos for good as the Sex And The City juggernaught grinds to a halt.
Following 12 years, 94 episodes and two blockbuster movies, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon are out of work.
After the second Sex And The City movie received scathing reviews, Grazia reports that all plans for a third installment have been shelved.
Grazia reports that Parker has been hit hard by the decision to bring an end to SATC.
'SJP did not see this coming,' an industry insider tells the magazine. 'She has been in tears about it all.'
We recently found out there will most likely not be a Sex and the City 3 movie.But now we're hearing we could be getting some more of Carrie Bradshaw on the big screen. Carrie Bradshaw as a teenager! And you'll never guess who they want to play her!
The author of the books that inspired Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell, recently published a book called The Carrie Diaries. The book focuses on Carrie Bradshaw as a high school student... And now it's being said that talks have begun to bring the book to the big screen!
According to E! Online, "Studio execs aren't about to let go of the Carrie franchise anytime soon because the sequel has already made $90 million worldwide... People are still having fun with it. Of course they want the teen years." And that's something we'd definitely love to see. Though, of course, we're a bit sad over the thought that Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha aren't in the book because Carrie didn't meet them until after high school.
But you'll never guess whose name is popping up in talks about who will play young Carrie. It's Miley Cyrus. Who also happened to have a guest spot in the second Sex and the City movie. Allegedly Candace Bushnell thinks she's "so adorable," and Miley told BBC Radio, "I would totally do it. It would be so cool." But as E! points out, filming on this would have to get started immediately. After all, Miley will soon be turning 18, and she's already acting like she's 27!
So I decided to make a Survey about the movie. Enough time passed since the premiere and I wanted to make some type of movie fan reviews and this proved to be great time to test the new comment system I was planing to install :)
I want to make this more of a survey so these are the questions I'm interested in: 1. What do you like in SATC2?
2. What don't you like in SATC2?
3. If they will makeSATC3, on what to focus more in story?
Since its outside comment system, when you write the post first select it and copy it. If something goes wrong when you click post button, you can paste it again.
When you click post button and the "Just a moment" is standing too long - refresh the page, your post should be there. If not repeat the note 1
All the links in posts needs to be approved by me, so dont put links that are not related cuz your are just wasting both our times.
And when theres enough posts I just might make it a big SATC2 survey e-book and send it to someone who can use it, the movie is for the fans and fans word matters :)
So lets hear what you have to say, just click on the link at the top.
Sex and the City stars good examples
June, 6. 2010.
In the sea of mostly same type of opinions about the movie I found one that was actualy interesting to read whole.
On May 29, the Turlock Journal ran an opinion piece by a San Francisco Chronicle columnist who called the movie irritating, offensive and racy because of the promiscuous behavior of one of the well-known “Sex and the City” women in a very conservative Arab culture.
In the movie, Samantha wears a bikini at the pool, shorts and a tank top through the spice market and even makes out with a stranger on the beach. Yes, all these behaviors are disrespectful to the Arab culture, one in which women are expected to cover their bodies from head to toe at all times.
I get it. She should have been more respectful. I have lived in a different country and you have to respect the culture of that country. It is the right thing to do. If you don’t, you might not only get dirty looks but you could also end up with a view behind bars.
The columnist from the Chronicle looked at Samantha’s behavior as if she was allowed to do what she did because she is beautiful, fabulous and decked out in designer clothing. But I see it as an example for all those Americans that think they can do whatever they want in a different country without being punished.
Samantha didn’t get away with what she did. Nowhere in that movie did it show that Samantha was allowed to make out with a stranger on the beach or wear her risky clothing without consequences. She was arrested for her beach incident and was shunned by the men for flaunting herself around the spice market.
Her behavior is an example to those young Americans out there that think they can parade into a different country and still live by American mores. Every country has different laws and customs. Everyone needs to not only respect other cultures, but honor them as well.
We don’t allow 16-year-olds from Europe to legally drink a beer in America, even though it is legal in Germany, so why do Americans expect to go to other countries and break their laws?
So bravo to the “Sex and the City” crew for setting an example for all those American tourists out there.
Just for curiousity I went on IMDB.com to see the rating of the movie and was pretty shocked, since reading the mostly female comments I got feeling that movie wasnt that bad like critics were trashing it, and what I see on IMDB
But then I open the details and got shocked again.
Isnt it strange that movie which is made more for female population (no disrespect to guys) is getting judged by male population. So spare few minutes and go on Imdb.com and make YOUR vote count :)
After picking Abu Dhabi as the set for "Sex and the City 2", director Michael Patrick King comes out with an idea to take Carrie Bradshaw and her friends to another country should the next film is made. Speaking to Mirror, the show's creator says that he would love to film "Sex and the City 3" in London, England.
"We will come to the U.K., I promise. If this film ['Sex and the City 2'] does well then London is definitely the venue for us," Michael says at the after-party for 'Sex and the City 2' London premiere. Offering an explanation for the possible plot of the third film, he reveals, "At one point Carrie was going to move over to London for a work assignment anyway."
Crediting British people for their support to "Sex and the City 2", the 55-year-old filmmaker states, "We all see it as our spiritual home for the show. The support from the fans has been wild and we'd love to come here and film." He is also optimist that there will be another sequel for "Sex and the City" although it has not been confirmed, saying "Obviously we'll have to see how we do this time around, but I'm hoping the third will happen."
Echoing King's hope is one of the lead actresses Kim Cattrall. Speaking to MTV, the depicter of Samantha Jones has previously said, "I don't know if there will be a third. I hope there will be. I think there's more stories to be told. That's totally his [Michael's] call."
She added, "Well, I think the only way it will continue is if Michael feels there's more to be said. I think once we start repeating ourselves, it's time to say goodbye. Maybe that's in five years, maybe that's in 10. Who knows? I hope we can do it for as long as the audience is there and the characters are interesting and growing and changing."
Ignore the critics – "Sex and the City" is still a hit
May, 30. 2010.
***I red many reviews last few days and I took this one to share it cuz it kinda make most sense, while most of others just trash the movie***
They're back – and once again hostile reviews miss the point. On Thursday evening, the stars of the new Sex and the City movie appeared at the premiere in Leicester Square, arms entwined and as glamorous as ever. I loved Sarah Jessica Parker's very modern strapless frock, which was the perfect foil for Kim Cattrall's classic goddess dress. The actresses have always used clothes to express their on-screen characters and Parker's Carrie still comes across as chic and playful, a woman who doesn't care if she makes fashion mistakes.
It's more than a decade since Sex and the City began attracting huge TV audiences, delighting generations of women: Seventies feminists who saw the stars as living out the precepts they'd struggled for, and their daughters who suddenly found a language for their own aspirations and anxieties. The characters explicitly set out to have sex like men, and the inclusion of an "older woman" – in those days, anyone in her forties was heading for cardigan-land – made ground-breaking television. Cattrall's Samantha embodied the most liberated version of feminism, even if her struggle with breast cancer towards the end of the series felt like a punishment for the freedom she'd enjoyed.
There were always false notes in the series, but that's inevitable in a show that ran for so many episodes. The new film, unimaginatively entitled Sex and the City 2, is getting even worse reviews than its predecessor, but that's unlikely to damage its prospects at the box office. For the record, I saw the first film twice: once to write about it and the second time with my boyfriend, who loved it.
We don't watch Sex and the City for plot, unexpected twists or subtle characterisation; it's more like catching up with old friends, giving their clothes the once-over and plunging back into the giddy world of talking about sex and relationships.
That, I suspect, is why the new film has left New York behind for Abu Dhabi, sending the four women on a trip without their various husbands and children.
Married Carrie is less interesting than her single counterpart; the scenes in the first movie of her friends rallying round after Mr Big jilted her were far more engrossing than the wedding with which it ended. Not long ago, a friend of mine returned to London after the end of a relationship and we met in a bar where we hugged in front of startled strangers; it was spontaneous, but also a pure Sex and the City moment.
What the show has to struggle with is our appetite for more of the same and the producers' covert conservatism which demands that the characters have "real lives". Charlotte (Kristin Davis) was always the most conventional of the four, and in the new film she's been landed with two kids and a permanent anxiety that her husband will leave her for the nanny. The first movie ended with Carrie looking on approvingly as a younger generation of sassy New Yorkers stepped out for an evening on the town, signalling that the baton was being handed on to younger women, but that isn't what the audience wants.
The idea that the women have reached an age where, with the exception of Samantha, they have to settle for domesticity is a failure of nerve, and I wonder if it's linked to catty reviews which repeat unthinking prejudices about age. "No doubt they will be applauded in some quarters for their fashion bravery," a fashion writer observed in The Times last week, apparently surprised that "women over 40" can manage to look glam and unable to resist a snide remark about Parker's "knobbly knees".
Who cares? Sex and the City gets things wrong but it's still a fantasy of empowerment. You'll have to excuse me now – I'm off to see the movie.
ABU DHABI - In this city, “Sex and the City 2″ may not be coming to a theater near you.
There’s little reason the conservative Persian Gulf emirate would want to promote the racy new comedy, though part of the script is set here.
Abu Dhabi, home to many American and European expatriates, refused a request to film there, say city officials. Instead, the producers of the movie shot in Morocco and called it Abu Dhabi in the film.
Officials here are cringing at the title alone, which associates “sex” with their city without showing its people, streets and buildings. Since the film wasn’t shot here, Abu Dhabi’s newer, prized icons–including a Formula One racetrack, and a nascent big-city skyline–don’t make a showing in the film. Some initial reviews have called the film “anti-Muslim” and “politically-incorrect.” USA Today’s Claudia Puig said the movie’s “lampooning of Arabs” was “troubling.”
“It’s misleading to the audience to use the name of Abu Dhabi when it’s filmed in Morocco,” says the U.A.E.’s National Media Council, a regulator and licensing body.
Ok, I was thinking to shrink the video to some 10-20mins with some highlights but when I started to edit the video I realized theres nothing to cut. Its a 1 hour long chat with everyone :)
SATC 2 Interviews
May, 23. 2010.
Ok, I gave up on idea to put all embeded videos on first page cuz it would slow down opening alot, so when you click on each of the images it will open the YouTube pages where I uploaded the interviews. I will embed it on Video section of the site thou. Enjoy the intervews :)
Samantha Wedding Pics Were A 'Bait-And-Switch'
May, 22. 2010.
There have been many memorable weddings on "Sex and the City 2." Who could forget when Charlotte married Trey? Or, for that matter, when Charlotte married Harry? And, there was that lovely little ceremony when Steve finally got Miranda to tie the knot.
Then, of course, fans nearly died of happiness when Mr. Big and Carrie Bradshaw finally walked down the aisle in the first "Sex and the City" movie. So when fans saw paparazzi photos of Samantha (Kim Cattrall) in a wedding dress, they thought she was the latest "Sex and the City" girl to put a ring on it.
Turns out, they got duped. "That was a completely conscious bait-and-switch," "Sex and the City 2" director Michael Patrick King told MTV News.
He said it was Cattrall's devious mind that came up with the idea. "[She] came to me and said, 'I want to come to the set someday in a wedding gown and make everybody think Samantha's getting married,' " he recalled. "And I put it in my head [like], 'That's a funny idea.' Forty-five minutes later, I turned around; she was crossing the street in a wedding gown. I thought, 'Oh, today?' "
Cattrall wasn't able to pull it off all on her own; she got some help from the show's iconic stylist. "Patricia Field got a gown that fit her within 40 minutes, and she had a veil on and she's running across the street," he said. "And what I loved about it was every blog that I saw was like, 'This looks like a bad idea for a movie.' And I was like, 'It is!' "
Sarah Jessica Parker has stated that she is reluctant to give up give her role of Carrie Bradshaw if a prequel Sex And The City movie is ever made.
SATC author, Candace Bushnell has just released The Carrie Diaries, which tells the story of Bradshaw in her high school days and SJP has claimed that if the book is ever made into a film, she still wants to play Carrie.
Parker told our US news team: "It makes perfect sense [that another actress would be cast]. And I would like to be generous of spirit and say, 'Of course,' and, 'I will do so if that is asked of me.' "
However, the actress appeared reluctant to give Carrie up that easily adding "I just don't know. It's like I can't imagine anyone else playing Dorothy Gale — just Judy Garland (Wizard of Oz)"
SJP need not panic yet, Bushnell recently claimed that a prequel SATC film is a long way off yet, stating: It's not in my hands, so there aren't any plans at this moment. We don't know what's going to happen."
We know that you’ve already watched the first movie for the 10th time, gushing over the glitz and glam, the gossip and guys. On Thursday, May 27th, 2010, step away from the TV screen and head out for a night on the town at Boston's and South Windsor’s exclusive Sex and the City 2 Premiere Party hosted by Burtons Grill. Whether you emulate Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda or Samantha, you’ll feel like a socialite while enjoying an evening of fashion, friends and fun!
Abu Dhabi Gives Sex And The City 2 The Cold Shoulder
May, 19. 2010.
Although the United Emirates’ Abu Dhabi is one of the scripted settings in the highly-anticipated Sex & The City 2 movie, the Associated Press reports that the city may not even show the movie when it is released. “To the Emiratis, that ‘city’ in the (movie) title sounds like it’s referring — logically enough — to their Abu Dhabi rather than New York,” Leila Hudson, graduate director of Near Eastern studies at the University of Arizona, told the AP. “That’s a little too in your face.” The first Sex & The City Movie was also not shown in Abu Dhabi and all of the Abu Dhabi scenes for the Sex & The City 2 were filmed in Morocco.
If you're in the neighborhood of Carrie Bradshaw — raised under the influence of the 1970s — then you're not unfamiliar with the concept behind "Little Archie" comics, the Muppet Babies and Shrinky Dinks: Smaller, if not younger, is cute. And marketable.
So when you first open Candace Bushnell's "The Carrie Diaries," which positions the author's iconic "Sex and the City" character as a high-school senior and fashions her for a teenaged audience, your generational cynicism may prepare you for the worst.
But then, like the reveal at the end of one of the good M. Night Shyamalan movies, it hits you: This is not "Li'l Carrie." It's not dumbed-down "Sex and the City." It's an origin story. An addictive, ingenious origin story.
When did Carrie become enamored with her name as a fashion accessory? When did she learn to cuss like a pay-cable pistol? What was her passport to the gay nightlife scene? And when and in what city did she first have sex?
Cynthia Nixon talks frankly about life beyond the SATC
May, 15. 2010.
As Cynthia Nixon was walking down a street in New York recently, a truck pulled up in front of her. “Some men leaned out of the window and started yelling at me: ‘Your movie SUCKED.’ It was very startling.” They were referring to Sex and the City, the 2008 film following the hugely successful television series about four New York professional women who call the shots (mostly) in their relationships with men. “I thought: I bet you $1,000 you haven’t seen the movie, but something about it makes you angry. We’re just a comedy but one that has become very polarising, because we showed what was actually happening in New York: women out on the town, meeting men and drinking and shopping and indulging themselves and not just sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring.”
Now, with Sex and the City 2 about to open, Nixon is bracing herself for yet more attention. I ask if she is impervious to the comments. “I’m not like Miranda,” she laughs, referring to the steely, cynical attorney she plays. “Those men did hurt my feelings. I was having a hard day anyway. It is peculiar the things that people will say to you just because you’re famous – things that they would never say to just a random person on the street; they would never be so rude or mean.”
We meet for an early breakfast in Nice Matin, a bustling French brasserie on New York’s Upper West Side, which is just a stone’s throw from the apartment Nixon shares with her girlfriend, Christine Marinoni, and her two children from a former relationship, Samantha, 13, and Charlie, 7. Nixon, 44, arrives 15 minutes late but shows few other traits of celebrity behaviour...
Ok, so i got about 160 emails with answers and with random.org got 3 winners.
Correct answers were: 1. 50 000$, 2. Napoleon/Beethowen (i wasnt clear on that question so i take both answers as correct) 3. The Secret
Winners are: Selena Ledesma (California), Genevieve Dean (Massachusetts) and Vanessa Johnson (California).
Gratz to winners :)
SATC2 Midnight Madness with a special appearance by Willie Garson
May, 13. 2010.
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The madness begins with On Location Tours’ signature Sex and the City Hotspots tour led by actresses and stand-up comediennes, followed by dinner at Fresco by Scotto, a private midnight showing of the film, and VIP admission to ultra-trendy Marquee.
Unless you've been on a Cosmo bender for the last few months, you know that Sex and the City 2 is headed to the multiplex, and with it, every red-blooded, Louboutin-loving woman in America. The buzz began last summer with the first location shoots, when mobs of fans followed the trailers around New York City like rock groupies gunning for a seat on the bus. The Web lit up with predictions: Perez Hilton took polls on which ex-boyfriends would have cameos; gossip sites conducted CSI-like analyses of paparazzi shots (including one of Kim Cattrall holding a script that referenced Samantha's ex-beefcake Smith Jerrod); techie zealots shared their hopes for the movie with homemade "trailers" cut on their iMacs.
Now, as opening night approaches, big questions loom: What will befall the now-midlife fab four? Will the sequel bust the $415 million worldwide chick-flick record set by its predecessor? And the other multimillion-dollar question: Do Sarah Jessica Parker and Cattrall really hate each other?
Sarah Jessica Parker has admitted there were clashes on the Sex And The City set, saying: 'Sometimes feelings get hurt.'
There have been reports the stars don't get along. But the 45-year-old actress denies that there is a bitter rivalry among the ensemble cast, which includes Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis.
The mother-of-three tells US Marie Claire: 'When you're on set, you're working 90-hour weeks, you're never home, you're exhausted.
'There are times when all of us have been sensitive and sometimes feelings get hurt.
'But I don't have any regrets about how I've treated people.'
Nixon, 44, agrees, saying: 'It hasn't always been smooth sailing. But the idea that we're somehow adversarial is ludicrous.'
Meanwhile co-star Davis, 45, has blasted rumours that she refused to have dinner with Cattrall when the Sex and the City 2 cast filmed in Morocco.
The actress, who plays Charlotte in the movie, says: 'There was a very strange piece in one of the tabloids that said Kim and I would eat in the restaurant of our hotel and not sit together, which cracks me up.
Six weeks prior to the opening of Sex and the City 2, the sequel to the movie version of the hit HBO television series, advance tickets are already selling at a surprisingly strong pace. The film releases in theaters May 27 in the US and that week in many countries around world.
According to the online theatrical sales site Fandango, the movie has accounted for 20 percent of daily sales, compared to Kick-Ass which reached 17 percent, and outselling films opening sooner.
The speculation is that female fans are buying tickets as screening parties for gatherings of friends among the film's loyal fan base. As a girls-night-out "event film," SATC2 is shaping up like the first installment which earned more than $415 million worldwide.
Also selling, is the film's long list of product placements and promotion arrangements, similar to its first installment which was a boon for advertisers.
With a leading lady who is a fashion hound, it is no surprise to find designer dresses, shoes, accessories, and sunglasses. But one significant change is that Hewlett-Packard computers will replace character Carrie Bradshaw's visible MacBook. Parker will also appear in HP's television commercials, print and online ads.
SKYY Vodka announced a comprehensive global marketing deal as the "official" vodka of SATC again, offering limited edition bottles designed by the film's costumer Patricia Field.
In keeping with its "Champagne to the stars" image, Möet & Chandon will be the women's exclusive Champagne, with tie-ins to sweepstakes, billboards, store signage, and magazines ads in Elle, Essence, InStyle and Vanity Fair. Ads feature four Champagne cocktails newly created for Carrie (‘Fashionista'), Miranda (‘Player'), Charlotte (‘Socialite'), and tart cherry with mandarin flavors for Samantha (‘Bombshell').
When not toasting the town, the four cinematic friends will sip Lipton Sparkling Surprise tea, as the non-alcoholic beverage of choice.
If the trailers for the SATC sequel weren't enough to drive us bonkers with anticipation for the movie to open next month, wait till you hear the soundtrack.
I've got the exclusive details on the movie's soundtrack playlist. It is full of music superstars and even a handful of original tunes. First up…
Alicia Keys performs a cover of Blondie's 1980s classic "Rapture." And it's not just any cover, it's a mash-up with the iconic Sex and the City theme song that's played during the movie's opening theme.
I've heard a snippet and lemme tell ya, it works. "Rapture" and the SATC theme go together like a frosty cosmo and a pair of Manolo Blahniks. It just feels and sounds so right.
Soundtrack label WaterTower Music honcho Jason Linn tells me über-producer Salaam Remi had Keys in mind when he created the mix. "We're so fortunate to have her," Linn said. "She's the perfect voice to introduce the...music of Sex and the City 2."
Next up is the return of Jennifer Hudson. Nope, the Oscar winner is not reprising her role as Carrie Bradshaw's assistant, but she is back in song. She and Brit songbird Leona Lewis duet on an original ballad written for the movie called "Love Is Your Color."
Again, we've heard a snippet—it's friggin' good!
Even the stars of the movie are on the soundtrack with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristen Davis and Cynthia Nixon performing the Helen Reddy karaoke favorite, "I Am Woman." As you may have already heard, Liza Minnelli covers Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" as well as a new rendition of Cole Porter's "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye."
The soundtrack, which also has new music from Dido and Cee Lo, will be released on May 25, just two days before SATC hits theaters.
When you see that Sarah Jessica Parker is gracing the cover of May's issue of Vogue, your mind might not immediately jump to the assumption that this is to honor the Met Museum of Art Costume Institute's "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibit (like the press release says it is).
It makes a bit more sense that Vogue chose the month of May to coincide with another big release: "Sex and the City 2." But, with the upcoming glamorous sequel set to make more than the half a billion dollars the first "Sex and the City" movie made in theaters, it's easy to see why the two are inextricably entwined.
"It's hard to define precisely when it was that the Carrie Bradshaw brand turned into the Sarah Jessica Parker brand, but the transition was definitely made," writes Vogue contributing editor Vicki Woods, who conducted the various interviews with SJP over the past year for the profile. In the article's opening, Vicki argues that Sarah "turned the twentieth-century heroine on her head," and it's easy to see how Carrie Bradshaw has redefined the image of a successful woman over the past two decades.
Read whole article HERE and you also can check Vogue article HERE
Singer Leona Lewis is said to have recorded a duet with singer Jennifer Hudson that could end up being the theme tune for ‘Sex And The City 2′.
For Lewis, 25, this is not the first time that she has been featured on the soundtrack of big movies.The pair have recorded the song and it’s being discussed as either the main theme or to feature on the soundtrack,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.
“They each have incredible voices and will appeal to both the UK and the US.
“It’s perfect for the next SATC film,” the source added.
Lewis was picked by director James Cameron for the ‘Avatar’ theme ‘I See You’, over a host of vocal giants including Christina Aguilera.
And her single ‘Happy’ is used in award-winning movie ‘Precious’
Note: The YT HD video I uploaded seems to be blocked in some countries like Ireland and UK so I put another video from Traileraddicts just in case :)
The new guy in Sex and the City
April, 5. 2010.
From When Tara Met Blog
Back at the Global Green Pre-Oscar Party last month, I got to speak with actor Max Ryan, who will be playing "Rikard," Samantha's latest love interest in the new Sex and the City 2 movie coming out on May 28.
Although I didn't recognize him from other movies, I liked his style coming down the media line as well as his fashionable leather jacket paired with a black turtleneck. When I heard he was going to be in the latest Sex and the City movie I immediately waved him over and was soon captivated by his sexy smile, English accent and light green, hazel colored eyes.
The 43-year-old actor is a little bit older than Samantha's previous guy, Smith (Jason Lewis) who is 39, but obviously still young compared to the 54-year-old actress. You go girl!
I asked him about how it was being a guy on the set with so many females around and he said, "It's good to be a guy (laughs). It's pretty something else I have to be honest with you. It's a pretty unique situation to be in, thrust into the delves of these very beautiful women that are extremely powerful."
Although Max wasn't allowed to talk much about his role in the upcoming movie, he did say his character was from Europe, is an architect and as already mentioned, plays Samantha's love interest.
Sarah Jessica Parker is no good at giving relationship advice.
The 'Sex and the City' star - who has three children with her husband of 12 years, Matthew Broderick - isn't an expert when it comes to romance, but thinks it's important for someone to have complete faith in their partner.
She said: "Oh, I am not a good advice giver but I would say the obvious - lack of communication is where things go wrong for people. I'm certainly no expert in relationships, God knows, but you need to be with someone who believes in you 100 per cent. If you don't have that, there's no point."
The 45-year-old actress wants to be happily married for the rest of her life, and has admitted she wants to continue kissing her co-stars and husband until she is 70 or 80.
Discussing whether she expects to star in romantic comedy films for years to come, she quipped: "God, if they'll have me! I hope so. Not just on screen. I hope that someone will kiss me at home."
With such a hectic home and work life, Sarah doesn't get the chance to watch many movies herself and has no idea how well 'Sex and the City' is received.
She added to new! magazine: "I honestly don't know. I'm not a good judge of how the climate has changed. I don't get to see a lot of movies actually. I would like to think that there are roles for women and an audience for women, and I know that our movie surprised people in terms of attendance. I believe that women will always go to the movies to see other women tell their stories."
To all those Sex and the City fans out there that may have been a Team Aiden girl over Mr. Big, we have some exciting news…Aiden Shaw is back for the sequel.
A new trailer of the SATC2 film debuted at last week's Showest film festival revealed that John Corbett, who starred as Carrie Bradshaw's lovable beau Aiden will make his return in second film.
The pair will however not meet up again in New York but will reunite in Abu Dhabi, where the fab foursome are said to be meeting up with Samantha Jones' ex-boyfriend Smith.
The film, which stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, was shot mostly on location - leaving all diehard SATC fans wondering what the sequel will bring.
SJP said of filming the second movie: 'This is probably the most time the characters have ever spent together. Simultaneously, it was the first time that the four actors left the country, lived together, worked together for almost eight weeks solid... It is the most fun and the hardest we've ever worked together.'
The new trailer also revealed parts of the secret storyline such as Miranda dreaming of quitting her lawyer job to be a housewife, Samantha trying to stay youthful and Charlotte coming to terms with family life.
Director Michael Patrick King also shed some light on the burning question - will Carrie and Big have a baby?
He said: "So we move from marriage to the next logical place in people's minds, is she having a baby? It's one of the thoughts of the movie."
He added: "For me, I always like to do something that's individualistic and unique for Carrie Bradshaw, since she is one of a kind."
SJP And Her Girls Update Us On Their Character's Lives
March, 22. 2010.
"This time around, Carrie has been married for a couple of years. She is about to publish her fourth book. She is content," Sarah Jessica Parker teased. "She and her husband, John, have found a nice and modest apartment, and they are living their lives, and she is seeing her friends as much as time allows."
If that seems a big vague, don't worry, SJP said it was intentional. "I'm trying to set very low standards," she joked.
As for Charlotte, SJP said she is still married to Harry and is "still comfortable with the name Goldenblatt."
Kristin Davis added a little bit more information to that domesticated image. "I have two children now. [Lily] is two years older than last time. [Charlotte's] been baking," she said.
But Charlotte and Carrie aren't the only "Sex" characters that had remained happily married. Cynthia Nixon shared that Miranda is still happily married as well.
"Miranda only has one child. [She's] married to Steve, living in Brooklyn, still employing Magda, still working as a lawyer, still having brunch with the ladies," Cynthia said.
SJP said Samantha is happily married as well — to her public relations business.
"Samantha is firmly entrenched in her PR business in New York, with her office right above Times Square. Successful. Happily single," SJP said.
"Happy to be back in New York," Cynthia added.
"Very happily back in New York, and spending as much time with the ladies as her schedule allows," SJP finished.
Joining in on the ShoWest 2010 festivities, the stars of "Sex and the City" turned up at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday afternoon (March 18).
With Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis all on-hand, the trio of ladies smiled hit up a Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Big Picture 2010' event as they ready to collect a Best Ensemble award.
Meanwhile, the gals are all getting ready for the May 27 release of their hit movie's sequel - which is directed by Michael Patrick King.
Of the amazing popularity that "Sex and the City" has garnered, Miss Nixon recently told Variety that "people have just grown very fond of the characters, the wit of the writing and the glamour and the fashion and all that."
She adds, "One of the things that has kept it so strong is that (writer-director) Michael Patrick King doesn't try to take us through the same thing because it worked so well the last time. If we stayed the same, going out and drinking and having sex, we would turn into 'Absolutely Fabulous,' which is not what we are. He has allowed us to age, and the audience has allowed us to come along for the ride."
Exclusive Excerpt: The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell
March, 8. 2010.
You see those nice banners about book "The Carrie Diaries", now you can read some part of it here and more of it on link at the end of post :)
They say a lot can happen in a summer.
It's the first day of senior year, and as far as I can tell, I'm exactly the same as I was last year.
And so is my best friend, Lali.
"Don't forget, Bradley, we have to get boyfriends this year," she says, starting the engine of the red pickup truck she inherited from one of her older brothers.
"Crap." We were supposed to get boyfriends last year and we didn't. I open the door and scoot in, sliding the letter into my biology book, where, I figure, it can do no more harm. "Can't we give this whole boyfriend thing a rest? We already know all the boys in our school. And—"
"Actually, we don't," Lali says as she slides the gear stick into reverse, glancing over her shoulder. Of all my friends, Lali is the best driver. Her father is a cop and insisted she learn to drive when she was twelve, in case of an emergency.
"I hear there's a new kid," she says.
"So?" The last new kid who came to our school turned out to be a stoner who never changed his overalls.
"Jen P says he's cute. Really cute."
"Uh-huh." Jen P was the head of Leif Garrett's fan club in sixth grade. "If he actually is cute, Donna LaDonna will get him."
British beauty Alice Eve is one of the many new faces joining the "Sex and The City 2" fold, when the sequel hits theaters on May 28.
As Charlotte York's (Kristin Davis) gorgeous foreign nanny Erin in the series, Alice will reportedly be part of a story line that spices things up for the Fab Four.
While she couldn't say much about the script, Alice did reveal that watching life on set for her castmates was an experience.
"It was mayhem for them," Alice said, referring to Kristin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon. "Everywhere they went, everybody knew."
Her own scenes, however, were much more low key.
"My stuff was — I didn't have that," she laughed. "I just kind of turned up and smiled and was glad to be in the room."
While Alice didn't get the full "SATC2" mania, she did actually pick up some tips from her co-stars.
"They were all there bouncing around in their heels all day, which was insane," Alice said. "I now wear heels, which I didn't do before, because I saw how they actually do it, for real. You know they wear them all day, so that was incredible."
Before she takes the big screen with Carrie Bradshaw and the gang, Alice will appear in theaters on March 12 in the romantic comedy "She's Out Of My League."
The Sex and the City star says despite being revered as one of the world’s most stylish women, she isn’t that bothered about what she looks like when the camera stops rolling.
“I am, I confess, very bad at make-up. I don’t wear any in my real life, my personal life,” she said.
“There’s no time for it and I’m not good at it. I don’t want to have to do it to myself – I wouldn’t know where to begin.”
Sarah, 44 — who is raises three kids with husband Matthew Broderick after recently welcoming twins via a surrogate — recently admitted she’s finding it “stressful” having to juggle motherhood with filming the eagerly-awaited Sex and the City movie sequel.
“It is stressful but it’s a good stress,” said Parker, who is mom to eight-month-old twins Marion and Tabitha and five-year-old son James. “We do the best we can, like any other family.
“We fail, we triumph, you organism, you do your best. Most working mothers work much harder than I do without as much help as I have so I can’t complain.”