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What’s Taters, Precious?

Being a SciFi Foodie
by Jim Smith

A year ago, I dreamed up a great recipe … Hobbit Stew.  It was the product of a random conversation leading up to an annual cookout/camping event I go to every year, and a recent watching of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-Ray.  One things Hobbits like to do is eat, and if you actually read the trilogy instead of watching it, you would be impressed by some of the vivid detail JRR Tolkien goes into when talking about food.  I guess sir Tolkien was a bit of a foodie himself.

So, the process went sort of like this: I went to my handy-dandy one volume edition of the Lord of the Rings and re-read food descriptions, particularly those cooked and consumed by Hobbits...

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Vivek J. Tiwary Set To Write And Produce Feature Film Adaptation Of The Graphic Novel The Fifth Beatle

First feature film about The Beatles to secure music rights to their songs

New York, NEW YORK (October 10, 2012) – Award-winning producer and writer, Vivek J. Tiwary, is set to write and produce a feature film adaptation of his upcoming graphic novel, THE FIFTH BEATLE, which chronicles the life of The Beatles little-known manager, Brian Epstein. As Paul McCartney said, “If anyone was the Fifth Beatle, it was Brian.” This groundbreaking project also marks the first time a feature film about the band hasever secured rights to include Beatles songs.

Tiwary has signed a deal with Sony/ATV (who control the Lennon/McCartney music catalog) which gives him unprecedented access to Beatles songs for the film.

The graphic novel, THE FIFTH BEATLE, is being written by Tiwary and drawn by fan-fav...

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Looper

Walking into this movie I was kind of thinking “hmm now self needs to kill future self, can’t do it”. However this movie is eerily INCEPTION-ESQUE, mind bending, genius on top of “I have the biggest gun on the planet action”. I have always been a fan of Bruce Willis, but in this film he takes it to a whole new level opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt (the man with abundant last names). Not to give away too much of the plot, there are some really cool effects, and even some un-expected super-natural elements.

There are a few things about the film that stood out as not only comical but somewhat flawed and confusing. Namely the scene where Seth, played to
perfection by Paul Dano (Cowboys & Aliens) crying out to Joe with snot in his nose, pan away, no snot, pan away, snot, pan away no sn...

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Resident Evil: Retribution

Of all the RESIDENT EVIL movies this one is by far the most inventive and genius (and I guess that confused some critics). Milla is just a great as usual and seeing Jill Valentine (Sienna Guillory) in an extended role again pretty much makes this a must see. If you watched them all recently there are few let downs including the casting of the red queen and unfortunately, Bingbing Li as Ada Wong who both deliver sub par performances. Having said that, attention to detail is evident if you saw AFTERLIFE, and just a tid bit on the casting – a secondary role of Becky was given to Aryana Engineer (lead in the Orphan)...

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