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Movie Club: 'Prince of Persia' and the deserts of Glendale

May 26, 2010 |  3:58 pm

Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arteron's desert adventure "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" has triumphed over Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and the rest of the fashionistas of "Sex and the City 2" by a wide margin (63% for "Prince") in our unscientific poll of what film the Movie Club should see this weekend. So that's where we're going!

To be fair, the romantic relationships at the heart of "SATC 2" aren't totally ignored in "Persia." They're just mixed with a bit of mysticism.

Despite mixed early reviews from the likes of the Hollywood Reporter and the New Yorker (Jerry Bruckheimer = Cecile B. DeMille?) and calls to boycott the film over the "whitewashing" of the cast, the people have spoken.

So on Friday, we'll be at Pacific Theaters Glendale (you know, in the Americana place) at 8:15 p.m. We'll try to get there a bit early -- you'll surely notice us; we tend to stand out in a crowd. And we're not shills for the movie (you picked it, after all), but some things --  like this dagger fight scene -- display fun visuals.

-- Jevon Phillips

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So no interest yet in seeing a non-Hollywood film?

I have seen trailer of this film few days ago and I am simply amazed with its visual effects and stunts. By the way, I have seen it in theater yesterday and I think this movie will be the one of the blockbuster in this summer season.

@Adam we definitely will be seeing all kinds of films. If you have any suggestions, the best way to influence us is to leave ideas in the comments here or join our Movie Club fan page on Facebook and leave a comment there.


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