If you are in any way shape or form a fan of the series then your going to love this. It’s like 3 episodes rolled into one and a bigger screen. Same characters, more problems, strong friendships, sex, love and more just for our fanatic viewing pleasure. Many would say it was a little long, but a true fan will feel like they have just indulged in a day at the spa and a trip to a runway fashion show with their favorite BFFS from Sex and the City. It’s like the show had never been canceled, they picked up 3 years later with a lot of the same problems, plus a few new ones to boot and pretty much solved them all by the end. I wouldn’t say that it’s all buttoned up neatly, I could easily see a return of the series or another film. The great thing about Sex and the City, it’s life, at least in some fictious/realist way, and we all no that life never ends.
Son of Rambow is a nice little independent film, quirky and with a good heart. It’s main problem is it’s not sure just who its audience is. My main problem is I’m not sure either. Still, indie film fans should check out the local art houses to see if it’s playing in a theater near you.
The film is built around the meeting and unlikely friendship between the school’s trouble child Lee Carter (Will Poulter) and outsider Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner), a member of the strict religous sect, the Plymouth Brethren.
Although an unlikely pair, the two are brought together by the Lee Carter’s bootleg tape of First Blood which inspires the two to create an entry in a local filmmaking contest for Screen Test featuring the adventures of the son of the famous Rambo.
The story, and the friendship of the pair, is complicated by their vastly different lives and the arrival of a instantly popular foreign exchange student (Jules Sitruk) who brings his own ideas, and his large following, onto the project.
This Sunday Mary McCormack returns to television in the new USA original series In Plain Sight. McCormack stars as a US Marshall working for the Federal Witness Protection System protecting and relocating witnesses all over the country. Fred Weller, Lesley Ann Warren, Nichole Hiltz, and Cristian de la Fuente also star. The show premeires Sunday night on USA at 10:00/9:00. Check out a short trailer along with interviews from the cast inside.
As Aaron told you Tuesday, director Sydney Pollack died early this week. Sadly, he wasn’t the only one to go. Dick Martin, best known for being the co-host of the variety show Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In (for which he won an Emmy), passed away of respiratory problems this past weekend. As a comedian, host, director, and producer Martin worked on several projects duing his fifty-year career in Hollywood. Following his stint on Laugh-In Martin would go on to a career behind the camera directing TV episodes for series such as Newhart, Sledge Hammer!, Family Ties, and The Bob Newhart Show as well as continuing his acting career by showing up in guest spots on shows such as The John Larroquette Show, Diagnosis Murder, The Love Boat, and Coach, and as a host and celebrity contestant on several game shows. Check out some memorial clips inside.