EMBRACE THE YEAR AHEAD

NEW YEAR’S EVE (2011)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars

Another star-studded romantic comedy! In New York!

Funniest character would be Sofia Vergara! Her lines are the funniest! Lea Michele’s so pretty here! It’s so nice to hear her sing… and once again, her solo makes me want to cry. And the scene where I caught a fake belly – when Jessica Biel accidentally pinched her sponge pregnant belly. I wasn’t the only one who saw it because I heard gasps then laughters in the audience after that scene.

But I can’t really pick a favourite because none left any deep impact on me. The Josh Duhamel story was good at the start but the ending was weird, to me. The Abigail Breslin (she looks so grown-up now!) one started okay but the ending was off too. Though her classmate’s mother, who likes to lurk and spy on her daughter is creepily weird.

THE LIGHTS WILL INSPIRE YOU

SEX AND THE CITY 2 (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars 

Caught Sex and the City 2 and I must say it would appeal more to the ladies.

It’s almost two years since Carrie and Big tied the knot and Carrie is trying to keep the sparkle on her marriage. Samantha is still Samantha, and is busy trying to reverse time by popping over 40 pills a day and rubbing “magic lotions” to where it matters so that she has the body and stamina of a 35-year-old. Charlotte has a nanny that wouldn’t wear a bra and is afraid that her husband might go by the Law, the “Jude Law” (nice one!). Miranda, on the other hand, is suffering discrimination from her alpha-male boss and her job security is on the line. What better way to escape all the stress of the city than escape to Abu Dhabi (or Morocco, where it was actually filmed)? With Samantha’s PR connections, they enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip and at the same time, being treated like royalty.

Overall, the movie was all shoes and dresses – a visual treat – but it was slightly long at over 2 hours. The 80s flashback is hilarious! Miranda’s hair. Carrie’s Madonna-inspired outfit. However, parts where Samantha appeared were all hilarious because she kept making menopausal and dirty jokes. You literally LOL at the part where he meets her “Lawrence” while at Abu Dhabi on their date. OMFG! 3 and a half out of 5 stars.

More SATC2 quotes over here.

LABELS OR LOVE

SEX AND THE CITY (2008)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars 

Watched Sex and the City:The Movie and I must say it’s quite like watching TV. Though I’ve never watched a single episode of SATC on the small screens, the nice introduction at the start of the movie updated me with all I needed to know. The wedding was grand, with the branded gown, beautiful venue and all but I think like all movies, you have to watch it to the end. One of my favourite scenes was when Carrie travelled all the way in the cold to company Miranda on New Year’s Eve… that’s what friends are for, right?

Carrie Bradshaw: After years of living in the city, I assumed that if my friends and I ever got our fairy tale endings, that would be the end of the story. But real life – always has a twist.

And I couldn’t resist the temptation so I did a quiz to find out which SATC character I am; here’s the results: