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Dusting off the Manolos.

The brisk advance ticket sales for "Sex and the City 2" confirm what's already obvious -- the films are some kind of new phenomenon, and it would've been stupid -- perhaps even financially irresponsible in these grim times -- not to make a sequel. The market is clearly still there. It's not, however, the same market as when the show started. The pro-/anti-"Sex and the City" factions have been circling each other, wielding the same arguments for years. If you like the...

Seven actors who crossed the TV/movie line.

This weekend saw "Date Night" rocket to the top of the box-office, solidifying the future viability of Tina Fey and Steve Carell as theatrical attractions rather than stuck with bouncing from one TV show to another for the next fifty years. (Promoting the film, Fey returned to "Saturday Night Live" as some kind of new cultural hero). Some TV legends -- Lucille Ball, Andy Griffith -- are perfectly content to stick to the tube, only occasionally attempting the odd supporting role...