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Review: Julie & Julia, Food, Inc., Saw VI, Surrogates, Tyson, Monty Python- Almost the Truth and The Crimson Wing

By Cinema and Reviews

Julie & Julia posterBack before the days of “Iron Chef”, “Masterchef” and “Hell’s Kitchen”, television’s top food expert was a very tall, slightly ungainly, woman who soun­ded a little drunk. She was Julia Child and in the 60s she taught America how to cook. In an era where tv din­ners, pre-prepared sauces and easy cake mixes were top of a busy housewife’s shop­ping list, Child pro­duced the almighty tome Mastering the Art of French Cooking which went on to sell mil­lions of cop­ies and make her a legend.

A little later on, 2002 in fact, New Yorker Julie Powell star­ted an online pro­ject to repro­duce every recipe in the fam­ous cook­book (over 500 of them) in a single year. Nora Ephron’s new film Julie & Julia skil­fully merges the two stor­ies, freely not­ing the par­al­lels between them, and man­aging to pro­duce a warm and witty film that hon­ours the remark­able Child.

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I feel my mood lifting ...

By Cinema and Humour

In a few hours the world is hope­fully going to get a little bit saner and a little more tol­er­ant. So, as I’m in a good mood here’s some­thing that might make you chuckle:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIXByCAIzos[/youtube]

And if that isn’t enough here’s the Flight of the Conchords being inter­viewed at The AV Club. I know, link­ing to Conchords con­tent just to increase one’s traffic is so 2007.