This week, Hollywood icons Robert Redford and Nick Nolte hike the Appalachian Trail in A Walk in the Woods, while newcomer Ed Skrein takes over for Jason Statham in The Transporter Refueled and Mad Max: Fury Road rolls out on DVD.
On the small screen, celebrity fashion takes centre stage on the revamped Fashion Police and season two of Celebrity Style Story. Also, novice chefs get their orders from culinary wizards on Chef In Your Ear.
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ROBERT AND NICK TAKE A WALK IN THE WOODS
After a decade of trying to adapt author Bill Bryson’s bestselling book, A Walk in the Woods, into a motion picture, Oscar-winning actor Robert Redford has finally achieved his goal. Robert stars alongside Nick Nolte in the biopic (in theatres Sept. 2), based on the travel writer’s attempt to walk the Appalachian Trail. The seemingly idyllic 3200-km adventure becomes anything but when Bill’s irresponsible old friend (played by Nick) tags along. Rounding out the stellar cast are Emma Thompson and Mary Steenburgen.
THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED
Frank Martin has a new look in the latest chapter of the Transporter series, with newcomer Ed Skrien taking over the role from Jason Statham. This time around, the former special ops agent goes head to head with a group of bank robbers who target Frank’s father. The film (in theatres Sept. 4) is the fourth installment in the franchise, which made its debut in 2002.
ON DVD SEPT 1
Mad Max: Fury Road: This week, Charlize Theron’s thrilling trip to a post-apocalyptic future arrives on DVD. The action flick, which co-stars Tom Hardy, Riley Keough and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, sees the South Africa-born actress fighting to save a group of female slaves from a deranged warlord.
CHEF IN YOUR EAR
The only missing ingredient from most amateur chefs’ repertoires is a grade-A chef on hand to help them master a host of delicious dishes, and a group of clueless cooks get just that in the new series Chef In Your Ear (series premiere Aug. 31, Food Network). With top chefs watching on a monitor, contestants will be coached through an intense 60-minute competition to create restaurant-quality meals. Helping the culinary impaired are some of the country’s top names in food, including Top Chef Canada winner Rob Rossi, Toronto-based chefs Craig Harding, Cory Vitiello and Devin Connell, and Chopped’s Jordan Andino.
CELEBRITY STYLE STORY
In the second season of the Canadian original series, Celebrity Style Story (debut Aug. 31 E!), panelists Tyrone Edwards, Stephen Dimmick (GlossiGirl cosmetics) and Youtube star Gigi Gorgeous deliver their verdict on the progression of A-list stars' style. From Jennifer Lawrence to Emma Watson and Channing Tatum, the fashion experts dish on the celebrity’s sartorial hits and misses throughout their career. The series premiere shines a light on the most memorable Oscars fashion, with Audrey Hepburn’s unforgettable Givenchy LBD and Cher’s Bob Mackie masterpiece taking centre stage.
FASHION POLICE RETURNS
If anyone can fill the chair of the late Joan Rivers it’s her daughter, Melissa Rivers. In the second reboot of the hit fashion critique show Fashion Police (series premiere Aug 31. E!), Melissa leads an outspoken panel ready to evaluate Hollywood’s hottest (and sometimes questionable) red-carpet moments. First up, the team, which includes Giuliana Rancic and Canadian stylist Brad Goreski, tackle the wild and wonderful style spotted at the MTV Video Music Awards.