Food movies: The biggest stars, gross outs
“Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle” is the best film about the
pursuit of food.
- New films
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
Director: Rupert Wyatt.
Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis.
The plot: In present day San Francisco, a scientist looks for a
cure for Alzheimer's disease by experimenting on a chimpanzee named
Caesar. The development of animal intelligence brings about a war
for supremacy between humans and apes.
Genre: Action, drama.
Director: David Dobkin.
Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds.
The plot: A family guy switches bodies with his slacker best
friend in order to romance his co-worker.
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‘HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HOLLOWS: PART
★★★ 1⁄2 (out of four)
There’s something to be said for a book franchise that has
almost single-handedly instilled a love of reading into a whole
generation of youths, and a movie franchise that has brought
genuine joy to hundreds of millions of people. In the end, the
positive residual effects of Pottermania easily trump the cynicism
and greed that went into its creation. And despite its status as a
studio product, I defy any old-fashioned, entertainment-seeking
moviegoer to see “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and
come away dissatisfied.
Until now, Pixar was never in the sequel business — save for the
“Toy Story” films, which proved that with the right cast and crew,
animated follow-ups could be much more than a cash cow. But with
the release of “Cars 2,” and announced sequels to “Monsters, Inc.”
and “The Incredibles” (with a fourth “Toy Story” entry rumored), it
is clear that the studio is now embracing the idea with gusto. This
decision has caused a fair amount of controversy, as Pixar has
always been rightly viewed as a haven for creativity and
originality — words that aren’t exactly synonymous with
Posted: Friday, July 29, 2011 8:27 am
My instructions for this week weren’t very specific — I was
simply assigned to write up something “food-related” to stay with
the theme of this week’s Lodi Living. And when I’m not given
ironclad instructions, I tend to take advantage of the situation
and use it as an excuse to get a little weird. So, I present to you
a painstakingly assembled hodgepodge of awesome food-related things
in movies, in no order and adhering to absolutely no rules or
guidelines. Bon appetit?
Best directorial commitment to food: Quentin
Friday, July 29, 2011 8:27 am.