Julie & Julia was released today on DVD ($9.99 at Amazon) and Blu-ray ($25.99 at Amazon). Please to note! The standard DVD skimps on the features, only including a commentary track and a behind-the-scenes featurette. The Blu-ray disc, however, contains a bevy of features, including the featurette “Julia’s Kitchen” that chronicles how the Smithsonian [...]
Last night on the The Late Show With David Letterman, they aired a "trailer" for the film Julie & Adolf, sort of a mashup of Julie & Julia and Inglorious Basterds, in which Julie Powell cooks her way through Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf.
Not the funniest thing we've ever seen, but it would be dereliction [...]
Julia & Julia may have gotten trounced by G.I. Joe almost three to one at the box office, but one side effect of the film and its media frenzy is a massive renewed interest in cookbooks by Julia Child. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 (buy at Amazon) is currently Amazon's overall [...]
Well, the reviews are in: The general consensus, as expected: Meryl Streep is great, the Julia Child half is great, the Julie Powell half: not so much. Overall, it's not tracking well: As of this writing, it has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 60 on Metacritic. On with the [...]
A little Julie & Julia coverage is fine — it would be dereliction of duty otherwise!
But damn The Daily Beast's food-related subsite Hungry Beast has gone completely bonkers for the movie. Their coverage totals 16 fucking stories on its home page, either directly- or loosely- connected to Julia Child, with posts written by Julie Powell [...]
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The conversation surrounding the release of Julie & Julia has fluttered around plenty of topics: this is a movie about old media versus new; this is a movie about women being strong in the kitchen; this is a movie about the transformative power of cooking; this is a movie about Julia [...]
Publisher's Weekly spoke to Judith Jones, Senior Editor and Vice President at Alfred A. Knopf, and Julia Child's editor and confidante, who shared her recollection of Child's feelings on Julie Powell's blog:
Jones says Child did not approve of Powell’s cook-every-recipe-in-one-year project. The editor and author read Powell’s blog together (Julie and Julia was published a [...]
Julie & Julia — and here we're talking about the book (buy at Amazon) — has gone from a classy design to, in its new tie-in form, basically a poster for the movie. In fact, the redesigned book cover looks exactly like the poster for the movie. At least they didn't use the [...]