Monday, May 31, 2010

Sex and the City 2: Twice the Fun

Once again, the critics don't get it. They had the audacity to call SATC2 nothing more than a two hour fashion show. Well, the Movie Slut would have been thrilled with a two hour fashion show. But she got much much more.
Oh, where to begin?
You've got the female friendship theme, of course. And while Carrie and Big are now married, they're still battling. (Always fun to watch these two fight it out; more fun to see them making up.)
Same old; same old, some might say. But then comes the much more. This flick offers the strongest feminist message SATC has ever delivered AND to the tune of the feminist anthem: Helen Reddy's "I am woman." You go, girls!
Critics hated the Abu Dhabi desert scenes. But the MS thought they were high camp and not dissimilar to those old slapstick farces that are considered hysterically funny in Dick flicks. ("The Hangover.")
And not to forget the zany cameos: Liza Minnelli as a singing minister; Penelope Cruz flirting with Big; Miley Cyrus wearing the same dress as Samantha; and "Project Runway's" Tim Gunn weighing in on it all.
So, dear critics, check out the above photo to see the movie slut's message to you.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Iron Man 2: Tres Chic

The little black dress and the big red suit make "Iron Man 2" a surprisingly stylish flick. But is it all sizzle and no steak? (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) This flick is fun in the comic-book-comes-to-live kinda way. You get your less-than-subtle characters, your evil arch enemies (this time Mickey Rourke and is the Movie Slut the only one who finds him truly grotesque?), and your crashing, flashing, bashing battles.
Much has been made of the humor in IM2. But MS thinks not so much. She says the best part of the flick is Gwyneth Paltrow's wardrobe. And Scarlett Johansson struts some terrific turnouts, too. If you miss this one, don't fret. "Iron Man 3" is a sure thing.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Secret in their Eyes: Pssst, See this one.

Take two love stories, add a murder mystery, throw in some Argentinian political corruption, circa 1974, and what you get is one fascinating movie. The murder is a cold case, which is being revisited by a retired court investigator who's writing a novel based on the intriguing case. What he learns about the killer, himself and the woman in his life will shock and surprise you as much as it did him.
As tangled as this plot becomes, it never rings false, thanks to characters that are so well drawn and believable.
Does love ever die? Do memories ever disappeared? Does friendship have limits? How long can one live on memories alone?
This haunting movie opened the Movie Sluts eyes to what is really the most harrowing punishment and the most spectacular reward.

The Back-Up Plan: Plan 3, Skip It

If you're looking for a movie totally lacking in emotional truth, that exploits every tired old joke, and with a main character so self-absorbed that she text messages while walking down the aisle, then "Back-Up" is right up your alley.
Having said that, however, the woman sitting behind the Movie Slut at the multiplex — the one with the crinkly plastic bag — could not stop laughing.(Hmmm. What was in that bag? The Movie Slut wants some.)
As they say, "There's a lid for every pot" and a movie for every dumbkoff. This disaster stars Jennifer Lopez, who really should choose her poison more carefully. Without giving too much away, in case you're in a masochistic mood and will actually see "Back-Up," she's a young woman who wants to have a baby and will stop at nothing.
Someone must have told J.Lo that she looks great as a wet head, because in addition to the obligatory caught-in-the-rain rom-com scene, she's also attacked by a garden hose, and dunked in a tub of wet stuff. You don't want to know what was in it. Trust me.
Before you buy a ticket for this clunker, back up, go home, and watch reruns of, well, anything.