Let’s Go Blog Hopping 3

This is the week of the sequel.  Monday, I treated you to the cover of Just Be.  Yesterday, I discussed my excitement about the release of Midnight:  A Gangster Love Story by Sister Souljah.  Today I discuss movie sequels coming out this year.

A month from today, the long-awaited, much anticipated big screen version of Sex and the City opens in theaters around the country.  Sex and the City  began as a book by Candace Bushnell, author of Lipstick Jungle which became a TV show in November 2007.

I’m not sure if Sex and the City  is actually a sequel, but since it is based on a book and happens four years after the TV series ended, it qualifies for this week’s blog.

I have a confession to make first.  I never saw the TV series.  Not even on TBS.  I didn’t have HBO the whole time it was on that channel, but seeing the movie previews has me excited to check it out.  So I think I will rent all of the seasons and watch them as time allows and then see the movie.  

Women around the country are going to flood this movie much like men will when Incredible Hulk, Indiana Jones, and Iron Man come out this year.  I know groups of women who are going to don their fancy dresses, expensive shoes and head out in packs with their girlfriends to catch up with Samantha, Carrie, and the other two women. 

Visit the Sex and the City Movie blog for posts dedicated to keeping you in the know about the movie. 

On August 8th, a week after my birthday, head to your local theater to catch The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.  Last year, I read the first three books in the series and was hoping that the sequel would be about book 2, but it’s not.  It will skip to the last book in the series Forever in Blue:  The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood.

When I read the first three books, I discovered the differences between the book and movie.  I won’t spoil them for you to allow you the chance to read the books for yourself.  They’re well worth the read and give you a better sense of Carmen, Bridget, Lena, and Tibby.  I will say though that interesting things happen to all of them so I am looking forward to how the movie sequel captures all that has happened to them in books 2, 3, and 4 to be the final result on the big screen.

Visit Random House for details about the movie, its soundtrack and other fun stuff. 

According to IMDB.com, High School Musical 3 comes out in October 2008.  I still have not seen the first two movies, but I have no doubt that Disney will allow me to see both many times before October 24th when HSM3 hits the TV screens.  Oh wait, per IMDB, HSM3 will debut on the big screen. 

IMDB.com is such a wealth of information for me today.  For all of the Harry Potter fans, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince comes out November 21, 2008. 

So there you have it, four great sequels to check out this year.  I think it’s totally wonderful that three of the four are based on books.  If you didn’t know, now you know!  Happy movie watching and book reading!

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3 Responses to “Let’s Go Blog Hopping 3”

  1. Disney » Let’s Go Blog Hopping 3 Says:

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  2. Darnetta Says:

    I have never watched Sex in the City but I always hear crazy things about it. Guess I should check it out. I’m kind of excited about another edition of The Chronicles of Narnia coming to the silver screen. I can’t recall the name but I’ll be there to see it. My kids want to go see Iron Man, so we’ll see that soon.

    Great blog

    Darnetta

  3. carlasarratt Says:

    I forgot to mention Chronicles of Narnia. I know many people love both the books and the movies but I’ve never seen or read any of them.

    I’ve heard great things about Iron Man so far from various friends. I’ve been slacking on my movie watching lately. 😦

    Thanks for stopping by.

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