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Sex & The City's Big Eff Up!

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We've received quite a few emails from several PerezHilton.com readers who've been lucky enough to see the new Sex and the City movie.

They've all said the same thing — that boom mics litter a few of the movie's scenes!

WTF????

How could they let this happen????

Why wouldn't they fix such an obvious gaff in post-production???

In a scene where Carrie and Big discuss their wedding vows, a microphone is seen hanging down at the top of the screen the entire time!

We're sure SATC was given a huge production budget…so, why weren't the microphones 'erased' during the editing process?

Did they blow the editing money on wardrobe?????

In addition to counting the number of cute shoes Carrie wears, we're going to be looking out for stray mics when we watch the flick this weekend!

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422 comments to “Sex & The City's Big Eff Up!”

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  1. 201

    Re: Bahama9

    wow. I never saw that movie… thats pretty creepy…

  2. liv says – reply to this


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    Re: JAMIE

    thats sooo wrong. i can't believe you just spoiled that for everyone! bo you whore!

  3. star says – reply to this


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    i watched it the other night at the movie's premiere here in Manila, Philippines & I DIDN'T SEE ANY BOOM MIC or any mic whatsoever..

  4. B!tch says – reply to this


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    GREAT movie with all the glam fashion! GO GIRLS :) VOTE HILARY :) Hilary is fighting for women's rights & gay rights & fighting for America :) VOTE HILARY b!tches :)

  5. BITEME says – reply to this


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    FUCK YOU PEREZ…GO REGISTER YOUR BIG FAT ASS !

  6. mellll says – reply to this


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    i saw it last night and it is awesome. who gives a shiz about a few f ups. the movie as a whole is great. your just jealous cause you havent seen it perez. pooop!

  7. zaki says – reply to this


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    it happens all the time perez.. esp during premier.. it has something to do with the projection not the film..

  8. TERRY says – reply to this


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    PEREZ: THIS IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE MOVIE BUT OF THE THEATER OPERATORS THAT DONT FRAME THE SCREEN CORRECTLY AND ADJUST THE MATTING
    MOVIES THEATERS HAVE EITHER 2.35 TO 1 AND 1.88 TO 1 AND IT ADJUSTS THE BLACK MATTING THAT SURROUNDS THE SCREEN BACK AND FOURTH BUT IT WAS NOT SET PROPERLY

  9. nikki says – reply to this


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    boom mic in the shot is the camera ops job to tell the boom op if hes in the frame the editor has nothign to do with that

  10. jamine says – reply to this


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    Re: douchenozzle – Man I'v seen some pretty fucked up lil' pictures since all this new posting crap started but man u made my day. PRETTY DAMN FUNNY!!!!!

  11. Jess says – reply to this


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    Re: JAMIERe: JAMIE
    Jamie- THANK YOU!!! I know lots of people don't want to know the end of the movie, but I am such a dork I have been searching the web all day for spoilers and couldn't find any. You made my night.

  12. 1more says – reply to this


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    Perez enough with that picture of the ultra fabulous Sarah Jessica Parker…. Its so over!! 1 More fuckin day I can't wait already got my tickets!!! Start sippin your cosmos

  13. Lauren says – reply to this


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    Often early showings are not the finalized wide screen ratio film that will be shown to paying customers in theaters. Think of it as a rough draft… it won't be in the final product.

  14. RTJ says – reply to this


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    When boom mics show on screen, it is usually because the person in the projection booth didn't frame the picture correctly. If there were really a lot of mics showing, then that is probably the reason. I can't imagine a big budget studio movie being that careless.

  15. Alisa says – reply to this


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    I haven't seen the film yet and frankly this info makes me think it's really gonna suck. If they can't even be bothered with fixing a common error like that then I have to wonder where else they cut corners. This is sounding like it's gonna be a real shambles of a movie. Going by reviews I read and a clip I saw, it sounds like they fucked up with the characters too. As a long-time fan of the show, I'm expecting that after I rent the movie from Blockbuster video, I'm probably gonna not only regret bothering but also end up thinking I wish they hadn't even bothered to make a crappy movie to taint my my positive opinion of the show and characters. I'd rather watch re-watch the episodes I liked and remembered the show at it's best then see them take it to crappy lows with bad films or specials. Do it well or don't bother.

  16. Trish says – reply to this


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    actually, boom mikes are the theater's fault. When a theater recieves a film, it has extra pictures above and below what we're supposed to see. If the projectionist lines it up right, then we don't see any boom mikes but if they suck, then we get to see them all.

  17. Nona says – reply to this


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    Were they able to make this old hag look decent for the movie? Did she get a neck and face lift, and have something done to those scary hands of hers?

  18. KD says – reply to this


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    I just saw at the 002magazine houston satc premier. It was phenomenal. My friends and I all laughed and cried immensely. Great movie, and we didn't notice any boom mics!



  19. 219

    Hmph. Hubby won't take me to see it. Actually, we never go to the movies anymore. Lackluster Video rentals, all the way. Can't wait for it to come out on dvd!

  20. Jill says – reply to this


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    I was at the premiere and there were no boom mikes showing. No clue what theater these people were in but, at Radio City no boom mikes showed.

  21. Kevin says – reply to this


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    It's actually quite funny that I came across this story, as I am a Presentation Manager for AMC Theatres, meaning I'm the guy in charge (overall) of the booth operations, or the running of the films.
    Someone else commented on this, but I will confirm: mics are always on the film in various scenes, that is why the film is projected in a way to where the top is actually cut off. If you see the microphones, it is a result of the theatre not presenting the picture properly. I actually screened the movie (meaning I watched it to make sure the print was not damaged etc. before we start showing it at our theatre on Friday) and saw no such microphones because, again, the presentation was CORRECT.
    Perez, I thought surely you would know about something so small and silly. You're really losing your touch, my friend.

  22. Laura says – reply to this


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    thats so true i saw it yesterday in london AMAZING

  23. patty says – reply to this


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    well, i saw it. and apart from the fact that it was amazing, it was amazing. anyway, maybe it was some sort of odd homage to the show because that DEFINITELY happened a lot on the show. or maybe it was just carelessness. no matter what, it wasn't too obvious and the movie was still… AMAZING!

  24. Chriss says – reply to this


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    Just saw it last night. Great movie. The only thing I noticed was a pen laced through Carrie's tank top … then it wasn't there … It's in the scene where she and Charlotte are sitting on the bed in Carrie's apartment and they are talking about her wedding dress. She jumps up from the bed, shows them her dress and wow .. the pen is on her tank top again. I'll have to look for the mics the next time I see the movie. I loved it!!

  25. me says – reply to this


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    Saw this last night- no booms to be seen.

    Queens of all Media? But knows fuck all about it!

  26. wrong says – reply to this


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    That's not how it works. The film doesn't have boom-mics showing, the PROJECTIONIST at the theatre didn't crop it properly for the screening. It has nothing to do with the "goofs" in the filming, it's simply the projector operator matting the film incorrectly for the screen. not all theatres will have this problem, and none of the mic's will be seen when it's on dvd. it's not that they need to be erased, they're not on the final screen ratio anyway. take this piece of "news" nonsense down.

  27. scary says – reply to this


    227

    is SJP a cokewhore? why does she look like she's been overusing the nose candy?

  28. kaveh says – reply to this


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    yeah, it is the projectionist. i remember seeing good fellas in the theatre and noticing the same thing.

  29. wuhey says – reply to this


    229

    My God Sarah Jessica Parker is one ugly ugly ugly dog faced woman. Someone needs to put her out of her misery old yeller style.

  30. Lu says – reply to this


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    Saw the film last night, it was FANTASTIC, nothing could ruin this movie!

  31. Sarah says – reply to this


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    I saw it last night her ein Germany and it was amazing! I saw not even one boom mic!

  32. KF says – reply to this


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    Sounds like a projection problem. There's always a bit of extra image on the top of the frame that gets masked out by the projector…unless someone in the theater screws up.

    You should take a film class, P.

  33. Britta says – reply to this


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    that's so odd! a few weeks ago when the film Baby Mama came out i saw it on opening night and like this situation the mics were allll over the top of the screen, not kinda, not a little bit, like the whole f'n mic! perhaps they havnt put all of the finishing touches on the film… or maybe somebody from editing recently was/is going to get FIRED ha

  34. GG says – reply to this


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    Saw it last night in London. Ignore all the haters this movie is absolutely amazing. The audience were crying, gasping, clapping, cheering, laughing it was so so good. I took a friend who had never watched SATC and had no attachment to the characters and even she thought it was fucking good.

    Enjoy! Don't let a hanging mic get in the way of a good movie.

  35. marki says – reply to this


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    FACE LIKE A WAXY FOOT.

  36. Mandyl says – reply to this


    236

    Oh my…

    Granny lookin´

    Keep up

    Love

    Mandy

  37. Joanne says – reply to this


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    I just saw it yesterday and i didn't notice anything!

  38. hollie says – reply to this


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    I saw this movie last night and it was perfect in any way it could have been i thought. I never saw any of the mics so i dunno if that is true or anything

    why cant people stop criticising the film and just enjoy it without LOOKING for things wrong with it? We've waited 4 years people just enjoy the film!!!!!

  39. Tash says – reply to this


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    Thanks for the spoiler warning asshole

  40. stef M says – reply to this


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    the french copy has no mics ! it's just great !

  41. Claire says – reply to this


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    Yep, happens! Our projection screen slipped too! Also mic in a scene with Carrie and Miranda in restaurant. BAD!!!

  42. missai says – reply to this


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    funniest bestest post ever…………. that is only for the now anyway right? wait… huh? no….. gerrrrr ate ist post and fun fun fun since six hundred thousand individual visitors.

  43. philbi says – reply to this


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    the sex scenes co-photoshopped with the city scenes were so most rivet and gromet. i found the "boom in picture" most drawing. I walked right up to the stage of the screen and with arms swinging, walked right up to that mic, charading it into my own hand of ad-lib, and i got mesmerised! by the sound of my own voice. it must be good to do that yeah? so… to all the cast and crew and catering and sweeping contributors to satc …. it was the mirror reverberation; a reflection of your very own projection/.

  44. Seja says – reply to this


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    That usually just means that the projector has been put in the wrong place.

    I saw it last night and didn't spot a sngle microphone. I would complain to the cinema, not the movie makers.

  45. foxyFO says – reply to this


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    it was that zany light tripper of a projectionist. he got all marbly warbly in the love dept. and took the elevator back to jibbly wibbly. he nailed a sign to his front yard evergreen that read "Emmanuel!". we then led Him to the afghan, the quarter cup of blueberry ale and …… the shimmering memory of shiny side tin dresses that matched eyes and NEW YORK CITY BALLET dvd that moved me in ways that spread to moments of bcbg heels, around my house…. like my pravorite moment in series that you wear the green bodysuit…. i died. amy is your friend? goo goo great.

  46. Roisin says – reply to this


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    it is AMAZING…..UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

  47. wtf says – reply to this


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    extra thin doesn't make you look younger, but way older and reaks of trying to hard, catch a clue Sarah! or maybe they've been working you way to hard, get a good nights sleep, plenty of water and regular meals, then get back to me, but besides that think you're a great actress.
    and Perez didn't spoil it, we all know what happens, just go and see the movie and enjoy, I'll be sneaking a glass of red into mine, savour the flavour!

  48. Franki says – reply to this


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    Saw the film yesterday, loved it! So glad Carrie gets her happy ending with Big, and that Miranda and Steve make a go of it! And Charlotte has a little girl called Rose!! Just wish Samantha hadnt dumped Smith!!

  49. love s says – reply to this


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    i saw the film yesterday as it came out in england on the 28th! the film was amazing!!!! i loved every minute of it
    for once would everyone please stop looking for the negative and just enjoy!!!!
    BRILLIANT FILM

  50. satcfa says – reply to this


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    Just saw the movie last night in the UK, it was awesome, I love New York and SATC and I didn't even notice the boom mics! Go and watch this movie!

  51. M says – reply to this


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    This is actually the cinema/theatre's fault. Seeing a boom mic means that the projectionist has not done his/her job properly and allowing this to be seen (I once read something about this on rogerebert.com, I believe).

  52. Lou says – reply to this


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    Awww, it's great. I watcched it in the UK last night, want to go and see it again and there were no mic's that I noticed x

  53. Marsin says – reply to this


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    i guess we will have to wait and see
    i doubt it tough
    i bet some of these people were high on Boat! lol

  54. klider says – reply to this


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    Mew movie don't u mean New lol

  55. Michae says – reply to this


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    This happens in screeners all the time. It's the projectionist's fault. It's due to showing at incorrect aspect ratio.

  56. lucy says – reply to this


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    i seen the sex and the city movie last nite, and i didnt see any of that! it was great !! loved it !!!!! big stands her up at there frist wedding ! but then they marry in the end !!!! haha!!

  57. :) says – reply to this


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    It was a mistake in the actual theatre…the projectionist didn't set the film correctly and showed too much of the top..it happens sometimes….not the movie editiors fault

  58. S&TCSu says – reply to this


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    This movie got a 3.5 out of 10 on IMDB. No big surprise there.

  59. Miss M says – reply to this


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    The film wasn't matted properly, which is an issue with the projectionist NOT the filming. Someone saw it at a theater with a crappy projectionist.

  60. AMA says – reply to this


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    i seen it on tuesday!!!!!!! IT WAS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. SM says – reply to this


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    The mic thing is not necessarily a post-prod error, can be down to the lining up of the print, watched it myself last night and saw nothing of the sort - and GREAT film!

  62. eb says – reply to this


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    this chick is fugly

  63. Quenti says – reply to this


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    Just to clarify:
    When boom mikes are visible on the screen, it's not a "mistake" by the filmmakers. It's a screw-up by the projectionist. Virtually ALL movies are shot so that there's a little bit of the boom mike showing. This gives the projectionist a little leeway when framing the film. If it's correctly framed, you don't see the boom mikes.
    But it's NOT a production error.

  64. wortoy says – reply to this


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    SO SLOPPY

  65. best m says – reply to this


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    It was great… i saw it on tuesday… a must see for every girl and gay guy out there. and I didn't notice the boom mic's… and quite frankly I don't care.

  66. Devin says – reply to this


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    Perez, I had damn dreams about this!!!!! I seriously dreamed I was watching the movie and saw boom mics everywhere. ughhhh ugh ugh.

  67. Sarah says – reply to this


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    Saw movie was fantastic and no problems with visible mics - everyone needs to see this film it does live up to all the hype

  68. JAMIE says – reply to this


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    IT WAS A BORING AND LOOONG MOVIE AND PREDICTABLE. CARRIE GETS MARRIED AFTER BIG STANDS HER UP FOR THE BIG WEDDING. STEVE, MIRANDA BREAK UP BUT GET BACK TOGETHER…OF COURSE. THE ONLY 'NEWS' IS SAMANTHA FINDS 'HERSELF' AND DUMPS SMITH SO SHE CAN GET SOME FRESHER COCK. CHARLOTTE HAS A BABY GIRL ROSE. ITS ALL ABOUT CARRIE, AND ITS LIKE A BORING SOAP OPERA. JHUDS ROLE IS SMALL BUT SHES COOL

  69. LIV HA says – reply to this


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    LOVE WHEN A GUY IS STARING AT LOUISE (JHUDS) MASSIVE CHEST ABOUT TO OVERFLOW AND SHE SAYS 'THERES NOTHING IN HERE FOR YOU' - THE ONE SEMI-GOOD THING IS THAT THERE ARE SOME GOOD ONE LINERS. A LITTLE DICK BUT NOT ENOUGH OF SEXY NEIGHBOR DANTE…AND DO WE REALLY NEED MIRANDA'S TITS? THE MOVIE IS LIKE A LONG LIFETIME MOVIE. I FEEL SORRY FOR ANY STR8 GUYS WHO ARE FORCED TO SEE THIS. GUYS GO TO SOMETHING LIKE IRONMAN WHILE YOUR CHICKS LIVE VICARIOUSLY FOR 2.5 HOURS ABOUT THE LIVES AND MEN THEYLL NEVER HAVE. HAH HA HA HA HA AH

  70. WHY HA says – reply to this


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    OTHER CONTINUITY PROBLEMS LIKE WHEN MIRANDA GOES FROM REDHEAD TO BLONDE AND BACK TO REDHEAD AT THE VALENTINES DAY RESTAURANT. DIDNT SEE ANY MICS BUT OUR FILM BROKE DOWN HALF WAY THRU - I THOUGHT THEY HAD DIGITAL THESE DAYS BUT WE MISSED A COUPLE OF MIN AND HAD TO WAIT 20 MIN TO GET BACK - IT WAS A LOOOONG MOVIE AND A BIT PREDICTABLE…I FELT LIKE I WAS WATCHING ALLM YCHILDEN

  71. Normie says – reply to this


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    Perez, you fucktard! There are plenty of eff ups on all sorts of movies! Who gives a shit about a couple of mics here and there. I've been looking forward to this movie for years! and I could give two shits if there are a few flaws! Do you even watch the show? Or are you just talking out of your ass like you always do!! Douche face!!

  72. stupid says – reply to this


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    OMFG she's fuckin hideous. Fuckin wart-face. Shes so fuckin ugly it's hard to describe this wartface. Fuckin wartface ugly whore

  73. kdizzl says – reply to this


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    SJP is beautiful…not a granny

  74. Dana says – reply to this


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    Re: chadii
    How does it end? How can you not tell, ruin it for all the idiots who would pay $

  75. herewe says – reply to this


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    Re: Dana – they live happier ever after….big and carrie get married at the justice of the peace after he stood her up at her big vogue wedding…miranda and steve get back together after he admitted he cheated…charlotte gets pregnant and gives birth to rose after having had her adopted daughter lily from china…and samantha feels the need for more fresh cock so she dumps her movie star hunk bf smith….juhuds louise also gets married as shes 'all dressed up in love” - kinda boring

  76. Andrea says – reply to this


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    this is not because of the way the scenes were filmed but because the film is "out of frame" meaning the projectionist at the theater doesn't have his shit together and put the reel through in the wrong size plate.

  77. Concer says – reply to this


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    So, I'm not sure who is actually writing these things but you may want to lay off the sauce. The posts have been gramatically incorrect lately and the spelling has been horrible. If it is you Perez, try doing it awake! It kind of cheapens the quality of this site. Its been happening more and more. Don't slack on your pimpin!

  78. Toront says – reply to this


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    I saw the movie last night - there were no booms in the picture! The movie was great - very classic SATC.

  79. D says – reply to this


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    It's because the movie is flat (not widescreen). If it's not framed just perfect boom mics and other things you're not supposed to see will show. ALL flat movies are like this. I know because I've been a projectionist for three years now.

  80. l says – reply to this


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    Just saw the movie yesterday didn't notice any mics

  81. FUCKIN says – reply to this


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    WHO CARES! I'M SO FUCKING TIRED OF THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!! GOD!!! WHEN WILL IT END?!!!! THESE BITCHES ARE LIKE 100 YEARS OLD!!! NO ONE CARES! I DON'T GET THE HYPE AND WHY THIS SHOW IS SO FUCKING SPECIAL!

  82. bc_bee says – reply to this


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    just saw it this after noon with my mom…i know, of all the people to watch it with, i was with my mommy dearest…but my point is we LOVE it to the max! we can't stop ooohhh-ing and aaaahhh-ing (if ever there's such words) at each woman's style. i'm gonna watch it again with my girlfriends and hope we would be as good friends as the SATC ladies - even yet better than them. anyway perez, enjoy the movie!

  83. Judy says – reply to this


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    Saw SATC two nights ago, didn't notice the booms and I work in the business.
    I thought it was great, definitely worth seeing!

  84. lariss says – reply to this


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    wow, SJP looks old in that pix

  85. Ariel says – reply to this


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    The mics always appear on a film reel when it's sent to a theater. The projectionist then has to correctly center the film in order for the curtains to hide the top half of the film. They do this to ensure that as much of the "acting space" is seen in a movie and nothing is missed. It was the theaters fault for not centering their film correctly.

  86. lisa says – reply to this


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    Re: JAMIE – Thanks so much!!!!

  87. phee says – reply to this


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    ouch! See what years of smoking can do to a person? SJP needs to take better care of herself! I still wouldn't mind having her body shape/size.

  88. jarvis says – reply to this


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    Roger Ebert's website has devoted effort to this problem. No matter what they tell you at the theatre or how they try to play it off and blame the film company or whatever, this is the PROJECTIONIST'S fault. The theatre should give you your money back for this goof. It is an in-house problem, no one else.

    I've only had it happen once to me on IN THE CUT and I missed a better shot of mark ruffalo naked, so I asked for mine back.



  89. 289

    No spoiler everyone should know that this is what is going to happen…come on…and if you dont like SATC dont go see the movie…and yes SJP looks like a granny…duh she is old enough to be my mother…still looks better than she did in season one! (:

  90. Victor says – reply to this


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    Perez, you absolutely love to show this picture of SJP as you know it is incredibly unflattering. She looks beyond bad in it. I bet she hasn't worn her hair like this since! Ha ha…..with that horse face, she's extremely lucky to have made it so far in her career. I hope we have soon heard the last of SATC….enough already!!!!

  91. Maresa says – reply to this


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    WTF. Thanks for the gigantic spoiler. Perez you really are a bitch, but I love ya anyway.

  92. keeley says – reply to this


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    i saw it yesterday i can't say anything ruined it tbh. utterly fantastic..altho dont plan anything for the day…nearly 3 hours long…but my god it's good.

  93. EVA says – reply to this


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    LMFAO that sucks. I'm going to see it tomorrow and now I'm going to be gawking around the screen, looking for mics! lmfao

  94. Duuuuu says – reply to this


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    Damn it Perez, how ’bout a spoiler alert next time??
    I haven't seen it yet, and until today hadn't even heard a thing about wedding vows!! Dude!

  95. MecheL says – reply to this


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    Funny.. this made the associated press. and its not even the movies fault. its like that in every film. Perez should update this post. makes him look stupid.

  96. rachel says – reply to this


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    OMFG the movie is so good
    im so glad it lived up to the show
    it was soooo funny
    i dont care about mics and stuff
    i loved it!

  97. rachel says – reply to this


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    OMFG the movie is so good
    im so glad it lived up to the show
    it was soooo funny
    i dont care about mics and stuff
    i loved it!

  98. rachel says – reply to this


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    AND i watched the movie in england
    and it never showed the mics
    it must have been the people whho showed the film over there
    i love satc

  99. KT says – reply to this


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    I am going to see the movie at midnight tonight!!! I will definitely make sure to look out for the mics!

  100. julia says – reply to this


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    i saw it yesterday and it was awesome! shoe heaven! and charlotte is amazing! love her

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