4 items from 2014
Life has thrown a lot of curve balls to washed-up former major-league pitching ace Kenny Powers. After a disgraceful return to his hometown, a failed attempt at coaching, a soul-searching season in Mexico, a successful return to the minor leagues and a not-so-successful attempt at single fatherhood, Kenny finally hung up his cap to become a full-time family man. But can he ever truly say goodbye to the fame and fortune afforded by his baseball career? Find out when Eastbound & Down: The Complete Fourth Season debuts on Blu-ray with Digital Copy ($39.98) and DVD ($29.98) on May 13, 2014.
The final season of the hit HBO comedy series finds Kenny (Danny McBride) struggling with his identity after fleeing his successful comeback to the minors by faking his own death and returning home to the love of his life, April, and their son Toby. Years later, Kenny is settled quietly into family life in North Carolina, »
Director: Todd Rohal.
Synopsis: A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator is hired via Craigslist to perform for a boy’s birthday party. However, the boy is not a boy at all, but a bed-ridden and severely ill man (Little). Connected to hoses, tubes and IV’s, the man has a very specific short list of requests for Sammy Davis, Jr.
Short films can always be tricky. Their very nature means that they have a distinctly limited amount of time to convey a story. The only way to deliver an impressive short is to make sure that you have a good hook to your story, Rat Pack Rat has definitely managed to find not one, but several.
Funded through Kickstarter, Rat Pack Rat is an exceptionally quirky movie that is comically dark in tone, and will get you thinking. You can’t not feel sorry »
- Kat Smith
Today’s film is the 2014 short Rat Pack Rat. The film stars Margie Beegle, Steve Little, and Eddie Rouse, and is written and directed by Todd Rohal. Rohal has made a number of short films and three features, including Nature Calls with Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt. Rat Pack Rat made its debut at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the Short Films category.
The post Saturday Shorts: ‘Rat Pack Rat’, premiering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
After passing over a comedy pilot from Craig Robinson last spring, NBC has changed its mind and given the show a six-episode order.
"Mr. Robinson" stars "The Office" alum Robinson as a musician who gets a job teaching at a middle school, where he chafes under the school's rules. As seen on "The Office" and occasionally in his stand-up comedy, Robinson has some musical chops himself.
The pickup comes with some changes behind the scenes. Robb and Mark Cullen, coming off ABC's canceled "Back in the Game," are joining the series as executive producers and showrunners, while "Office" Ep Greg Daniels has left the project. (Another "Office" veteran, Owen Ellickson, wrote the pilot script.)
Robinson and the Cullens previously worked together on "Lucky," an FX comedy that ran for one season in 2003.
4 items from 2014
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