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Not a terribly exciting episode. I’m still trying to differentiate between the various designers. There’s little tension. Team Keeping It Real remains intact with eight members as it won the last challenge; Dream Team is down to seven members.
Heidi informs the teams that the next challenge is going to “be a ball” and they need to meet Tim at 23rd and Park. The teams arrive at SPIN—a ping pong social club. Oh New York you’re SO cutting edge. Owned by Susan Sarandon, the clubs slogan: “Balls are our business.”
CHALLENGE: Design new uniforms for SPIN staff. Three female servers, one male server and one male ball boy.
Benjamin says: “I’m a natural born leader. I worked in a high-end restaurant.” I’m not sure a pin-pong social club compares. Poor Cindy laments: “Benjamin is hovering and breathing down my neck. I don’t know why he’s sticking so close to me.” Is Cindy oversensitive? Michelle thinks that Benjamin provides constructive criticism and he’s worked in London’s fashion industry for years. Matthew proclaims that James is on “Island James” and just wants to be solo not on a team. Could be a problem later. When Tim comes in he says the team has a lot of “disparate pieces.” Foreboding. In make-up I wonder why there isn’t a team effort in make-up. Wouldn’t it make sense for all the models to have coordinated hair and make-up?
Keeping It Real
Everyone on the team keeps communicating and contributing. Richard and Joseph working on something together and getting along really well. Layana comments that Joseph is really quiet but sometime the quiet ones are often the most creative and you might have to watch out. Richard and Layana are paired up on a female server uniform and Richard is ecstatic working with her. He says if he weren’t gay he’d marry Layana.
Team Keeping It Real–winner
– Susan Sarandon has never seen a skort before and is thrilled by this “practical and sexy” uniform
Dream Team– loser
– Zac Posen says it’s “not an appropriate outfit for the job.”
–Zac Posen says: “fashion is about art and commerce and how they go together.”
James is out.
If it’s his, I’m not going to be happy about it. I don’t want people to think we’re blessed.
The Greatest effectively and touchingly explores denial, anger and fear through the father, mother and younger brother of a deceased teenager [Aaron Johnson] when his pregnant 18-year-old paramour Rose [Carey Mulligan] shows up at their home. Rose and Bennett Brewer, seemingly opposites, admired each other from afar until the final day of school. Surprise. The Barnard-bound Rose finds herself pregnant from their one time together. She’s intelligent enough to earn entry into the Seven Sisters school but not savvy enough to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. The teens loved each other as much as teenagers can. The Brewer family must come together to understand both the loss of their son and the addition of their son’s child. At times it feels redundant and very Ordinary People decades later but with Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan it works for the most part.
purchase at Amazon: The Greatest
Written and directed by: Shana Feste
Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan
Running time: 100 min.
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Acorn Media
DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011
Run Time: 293 minutes
Lisa Kudrow and writer/director Don Roos co-produced this intriguing series that follows celebrities as they work with genealogists, historians and researchers to investigate their family histories. It’s heartfelt and uplifting. Sarah Jessica Parker [Sex and the City], Matthew Broderick [Wonderful World, Addicted to Love], Lisa Kudrow [The Opposite of Sex, Friends], director Spike Lee [Malcolm X, 25th Hour] , Susan Sarandon [Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise], Brooke Shields [The Blue Lagoon, Suddenly Susan] and former Dallas Cowboys player Emmitt Smith take unforgettable, fascinating journeys to trace their roots.
Sarah Jessica Parker travels to California to find out information about a relative who may have been in the Gold Rush. Interesting Gold Rush fact: 10 people died for every mile traveled. Then she finds herself in New England and Salem, Mass. where a relative has some connection with the Salem witch trials. Is her relative an accuser or an accused? I won’t reveal it. Sarah’s husband Matthew Broderick has two relatives who fought in major wars. His great-grandfather served as part of the Connecticut regiment and fought at Gettysburg. Remember that Matthew played a Civil War hero in the film Glory? Lisa Kudrow’s research takes her to Minsk, Belarus. Her great-grandmother was killed in the Holocaust. She was “killed and burned.” Kudrow states: “You make people afraid enough of something completely manufactured and you can drive them to be cold-blooded murderers.” Emmitt Smith and Spike Lee both find slave-owner ancestors. Lee reunites with a relative he didn’t know he even had. Brooke Shields discovers her royal connections [she’s related to Henry IV 25 times removed]. Finally Susan Sarandon traces her artistic ancestors to Tuscany. Fun fact: 50, 000 Italians immigrated to America in 1888.
In finding out about their familial background, the stars inevitably uncover aspects about themselves in the process. Who Do You Think You Are? is riveting and intriguing.
Purchase at Amazon: Who Do You Think You Are?: Season One
The synopsis: When Ivy League classics professor Bill Kincaid receives news of the murder of his estranged identical twin brother, Brady (both played by two-time Academy Award® nominee Edward Norton), in a pot deal gone bad, he leaves the world of Northeastern academia to travel back to his home state of Oklahoma. Upon arrival, he finds that reports of his brother’s death are greatly exaggerated, and he’s soon caught up in the dangerous and unpredictable world of drug commerce in the backwaters of the Southwest.
In the process, he reconnects with his eccentric mother (Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon), meets a wise and educated young woman who has bypassed academia in favor of the gentler rhythms of life (Keri Russell), and unwittingly helps his troubled brother settle a score with a pernicious drug lord (Academy Award® winner Richard Dreyfuss) who uses Tulsa, Oklahoma’s small Jewish community for cover.
Leaves of Grass follows a twisting narrative path merging crime drama, drug comedy, classical philosophy and sudden violence in pursuit of answering one of humanity’s oldest questions: What does it truly mean to live a happy and constructive life?
written and directed by: Tim Blake Nelson
starring: Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Tim Blake Nelson, Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss
studio: First Look
in Theatres: April 2, 2010