May 05, 2014

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Selena Gomez wanted for younger ‘Sex and the City’

HollywoodNews.com: Candice Bushnell has been successful with ‘Sex and the City’ and now she sees ‘The Carrie Diaries’ coming to a screen for fans.
But, when it comes to casting the young versions of the famous foursome, Bushnell has one star in mind, states Daily Caller. “I was looking at some pictures of Selena Gomez today and thinking ’she’d make a really good young Charlotte,’” Bushnell commented.
She didn’t decided on any other characters, but seems pretty sold on getting Gomez if the film ends up happening.
Do you think Selena Gomez would be a good choice?
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Hollywood Movie Roundup: Enter Sandman (but make way for the ladies)

By Kevin Crust
HollywoodNews.com: The summer’s first three-day weekend features a pair of films that figure to split demographically along gender lines with the women taking the top spot at the box-office. Memorial Day is traditionally one of the biggest holiday weekends at the movies, but without a behemoth to soak up most of the attention, attendance figures to be widely distributed with many people using the extra time to catch up with movies that have been out for a few weeks.
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
Jake Gyllenhaal straps on sword and sandals for his action hero debut, starring as a renegade royal seeking a powerful ancient dagger.  Rising British star Gemma Arterton portrays the enigmatic princess he teams with. Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina are also along for the ride. Director Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral”) attempts to brings a little magic to the popular video game, while Boaz Yakin,  Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard did the adaptation.
A few critics — including Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum and the Chicago Tribune’s Michael Phillips — found some fun in the film, but Phillips’ Windy City counterpart, Roger Ebert of the Sun-Times, fashions a more typical response, labeling the film’s leads as “not inspired” and the special effects, “irritating.” Manohla Dargis of the New York Times calls the movie, “perfectly painless mush,” while the Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern finds that the pumped-up “Prince” proves his thesis that bigger is not better when it comes to the digital realm.
The movie hasn’t garnered the kind of must-see buzz to launch it into the stratosphere. Despite a fanboy base from its VG progenitor, “Prince” already looks like an also-ran at the box office, which has not been kind to action epics of late. Not only will it lose out the top spot to a bunch of well-heeled girls, its predicted take of $35-44 million may not even be enough to hold off “Shrek 4″ for second place.

SEX AND THE CITY 2
Carrie Bradshaw and company reunite for a romp through Abu Dhabi with stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon back for a return engagement. Writer-director Michael Patrick King attempts to mine more from Candace Bushnell’s stylish, sassy characters but he may have finally hit bottom.
There’s little love from critics for SATC2. Some bemoan the tired state of the franchise, while others [...]

No “Sex” in the city of Abu Dhabi

Hollywoodnews.com:
Sex is still taboo in the oil-rich city of Abu Dhabi and even though the upcoming sequel “Sex and the City 2” is set there – local officials aren’t that impressed by any flash of skin.
The first film did not play in the United Arab Emirates, despite the availability of Candace Bushnell’s book in Dubai bookstores. This makes perfect sense given the country’s tendency to remove kissing, nudity and expletives from films and TV programs.
Not to mention, UAE officials rejected production requests for “Sex and the City 2,” forcing the film to use Morocco as Abu Dhabi’s double. In the sequel’s plot, Carrie Bradshaw and her femme entourage swap their Jimmy Choos shoes in addition to playing out several other fish-out-of-water moments with the Arab culture.
According to the AP, which broke the story, Shooting Stars, the UAE distributor for Warner Bros., no final decision has been made about bringing “Sex” to Abu Dhabi though local cinema owners say releases can come through at the last minute.
The city has long marketed itself as an emerging spot for Hollywood, however, cultural and religious restrictions abound.