What to Watch: 'No Reservations' Times Two
Take your pick: Catherine Zeta-Jones or Tony Bourdain.
On Friday, July 27, Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart debut No Reservations on the big screen. Following on the heels of Ratatouille, we've got a second food-related film hitting theaters this summer. No Reservations is a remake of Mostly Martha, a German film released in 2001 that centered on an uptight chef who is forced to work on her personal life when her young niece comes to live with her. The remake, judging by the preview, looks to be a faithful adaptation of the earlier film. That bodes well, considering the original was a very charming affair. As for the chemistry between Zeta-Jones, Eckhart, and Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin—take a gander at the trailer and judge for yourself.
For a much more proven recipe, witness Bourdain globetrotting to exotic locales, eating native fare, making friends, and narrating each grand tour with his signature, self-deprecating bravado. The third season of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations premieres on the Travel Channel on Monday, July 30 at 10 p.m. The first episode of this campaign has the chef traveling to Shanghai for a return visit to China.
For a taste of the show, you'll find a few clips on the Travel Channel website, or you can search YouTube for a sampling.