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Trailer for the Documentary Tapped [video]

Here's the trailer for the documentary Tapped (warning: window-resizing website), a film about the multi-billion dollar bottled water industry and its effect on "climate change, pollution, health and our reliance on oil." Kind of like the Food, Inc. of bottled water, the film goes into terrifying detail about the highly unregulated industry that supplies 29 [...]

Taxidermia Film Trailer [video]

Opening in New York City and Los Angeles on August 14th is the dark comedy/horror film Taxidermia, which explores the dangers of gluttony not seen since Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Delicatessen, or Se7en. Out of Hungary and directed by György Pálfi, it tells the story of three generations of men who succumb to [...]

Thanksgiving Trailer from Grindhouse to Become Feature Film

News to us: Eli Roth (the director of Hostel) is going to be making Thanksgiving into a feature film. Based on the promising "fake" trailer he directed shown during the "intermission" of Grindhouse, Thanksgiving is an homage to 80s slasher films.
Here's the setup: "In the historical town of Plymouth Massachusetts, a deranged killer dressed like [...]

Trailer for The Informant, a Big Ag Caper-Comedy [video]

Here's the trailer for The Informant, Steven Soderbergh's film that has a chubby Matt Damon playing an informant helping to uncover a major price-fixing scam at ADM (Archer Daniels Midland): "Corn goes in one end and profit comes out the other." It's a Big Ag caper-comedy-spy movie.

The Redesign of the Julie & Julia Book Cover

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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 [...]

Food, Inc Review Wrapup [metacriticsm]

Food, Inc opens Friday, and reviews so far have been extremely favorable — for example, it has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Here, in no particular order, are a bunch of reviews (including gasp! some negative ones from expected sources).
David Edelstein for New York magazine:
The sheer scale of the movie is mind-blowing—it touches on [...]

June is Food Documentary Month: End of the Line, Food, Inc., Fresh, the NYC Food Film Festival

Forget summer action blockbusters, nothing beats the heat like a food documentary, and three of them are headed your way in June:

End of the Line, about the perils of overfishing, opens June 19th in New York City and Los Angeles (June 8th in the UK), and then spreads out from there.
Food, Inc., about the dangers [...]

What's Wrong With Julie & Julia

We've had a couple of days to digest the trailer for Julie & Julia, the movie based on the book based on the blog based on Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and we've decided that we're not happy.
Let's be blunt: Julie Powell's Julie & Julia was not a thrilling, uproarious [...]

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