Monday, November 13, 2006

Still on the movie kick

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:

The Queen
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)
Flushed Away
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.

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FreakyNick said...

I'm looking forward to Charlotte's Web and Fast Food Nation.

I read the book Fast Food Nation. Now I do all my own cooking. I hope that movie is a blockbuster and educates people how the junk food business is poisoning us.

Ive always love Charlotte's Web, I hope that movie lives up to the hype. All the big stars.

BBC said...

I read the Happy Hooker many years ago, it was interesting, I would like to see the video. Anyone got a copy?

Blueberry said...

Happy Hooker... I think I read that too but don't remember much.
Would like to read Fast Food Nation. Sounds like a shocker.

Reel Fanatic said...

When I first heard Linklater was gonna fictionalize Schlosser's great book rather then make a documentary, I was quite concerned ... I'm not as worried now, because I have full faith in Linklater's skills as a moviemaker, so I'm hoping this one turns out to be great

Anonymous said...

just watched Fast Food Nation, it's an impactful flick to say the least... earlier today i passed up a sausage mcmuffin because of it.

Blueberry said...

that's good to hear, patrick. I read that the people making the movie and even the guy who wrote the book continue to eat meat. I was already vegetarian when this one came out, but it's this kind of reality-check that originally pushed me in that direction.