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Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

April 2, 2009 at 10:32 AM

“Sex and the City” gets a date, and more movie news

Don’t shoot the messenger: “Sex and the City: The Movie, Part Deux, We Weren’t Kidding” (no, I’m just making that title up) now has a release date: May 28, 2010, two years from the weekend that the first “Sex and the City” movie inspired countless Cosmopolitan-fueled multiplex trips and set a rom-com record of $57 million on its opening. Me, I don’t think I have the stomach to watch Miranda and Steve break up again (enough, already) or Carrie picking out designer maternity clothes; let alone to see grown-up women running around in Patricia Field’s oddball fashions that too often feature weirdly enormous flowers or poufs. But, as a wise reader pointed out, if the “Saw” movies can keep having sequels, there’s room for this one too. One request, though, for returning writer/director Michael Patrick King: More Anthony. Please.
Elsewhere, Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” (no, not a typo, and I anticipate this movie driving our copy desk insane next summer) will reportedly screen at the Cannes Film Festival in competition next month. The movie, which stars Brad Pitt, is set in Nazi-occupied France, and is no doubt way the hell longer than it should be (yes, I’ve got a few issues with Tarantino), won’t be in theaters until August. And Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” the sci-fi project he’s tackling prior to a “Dark Knight” sequel, will feature a tantalizing trio (in addition to star Leonardo DiCaprio): Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page and Cillian Murphy are in talks to join the cast. Shooting will take place this summer.

(Photo courtesy New Line Cinema/Warner Bros.) OK, so these aren’t the worst outfits of the lot. But since when do attorneys (yes, Miranda’s a lawyer, though the only briefs we see her with are Steve’s) wear low-cut metallic gold cocktail dresses to work?

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