I love these last 2 months of the year mainly because it's movie season. Yes, there's a summer season too, but the big guns come out now right before the Oscar deadline. Short list of what we want to see in no particular order:
Fast Food Nation (see below)
Casino Royale (Bond, James Bond)
Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (Black, Jack Black)
Happy Feet (Robin Williams)
For Your Consideration (Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy)
Shut Up and Sing (Dixie Chicks)
Deja Vu (Denzel and the guy who played Jesus)
Charlotte's Web (Talking pig and other animals. 'Nuff said)
Fast Food Nation is from Austin's own Richard Linklater. It's not a documentary, it's a regular feature with Greg Kinnear, Patricia Arquette and more, and based on this book. It's about food and what's in it vs. what you might think is in it, basically. Well, maybe not most of MY food, but I'm not out of the guilty loop either, especially since none of these cats are vegetarians. (the pet food industry... well, plenty of issues there too)
Check it out:
Official website --- IMDB (with trailers) --- Quicktime trailer at Apple
And here's a flash cartoon based on Fast Food Nation called Backwards Hamburger.
Now I need to think of a way to afford to see all these movies. I think I need a tip jar. I may have to wait for the video on some.
Tags: movies - Linklater - Fast Food Nation