The first 'Sex and the City' film proved that the tolerable self-centered behavior on the HBO show can be grating when extended beyond two hours. But what the cast and crew of 'Sex 2' have created is even worse: an imitation of the HBO series that's as cheap as the knock-off dresses and shoes likely to be worn by show devotees showing up for this tawdry affair. And that's a real shame. Grade: F.
Co-written by Roman Polanski with political journalist Robert Harris, upon whose novel the film is based, 'The Ghost Writer' is full of plot holes yet still entices. Ewan McGregor plays an unnamed English writer who takes up a surprisingly dangerous job as a ghostwriter/autobiographer for Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), a former British prime minister accused of war crimes. Grade: B-.