Category Archives: Rants and Ruminations

Best of 2011 on The Movie Gourmet’s new site

My Best Movies of 2011 is up on my new blog at The Movie Gourmet.com. So is Your Holiday Movie Guide and comments on all the latest films.  Plus all of my year-end lists like Biggest Disappointments, Breakthroughs, Best Time … Continue reading

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The Movie Gourmet is moving

My new blog is at The Movie Gourmet.com.  It looks just the same and still uses the WordPress platform, but will have more features.  I just needed a new address.  So bookmark the new site and please subscribe! The Movie … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Taylor – Farewell to a Movie Star

This content is now at The Movie Gourmet’s new location: HERE.

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Hereafter’s special effects and the real tsunami

In recommending Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter as my DVD of the Week, I mentioned the amazing tsunami scene at the beginning of the film.  You can easily find and watch this sequence on YouTube by searching for “Hereafter tsunami”. Here’s a … Continue reading

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This year’s Oscar dinner

Every year, The Movie Gourmet watches the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees. You can read more at Oscar Dinner. Planning this year’s Oscar Dinner proved challenging (despite being a great year for movie Food … Continue reading

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Great suggestions by you for my Oscar Dinner

You’ve sent me some great suggestions for my Oscar Dinner.   Every year, The Movie Gourmet watches the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees. For example, last year’s highlight was Grandma Ethel’s Brisket for A … Continue reading

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Cowboys & Aliens gets a Super Bowl commercial

The Super Bowl audience just got a glimpse of the newest genre mutant – a sci fi blended with a Western.  Universal recently released the trailer for its $100 million summer 2011 blockbuster Cowboys & Aliens.  In this article, the … Continue reading

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The Rite: Taking today’s Church into the 13th century

Earlier this month, I giggled through Season of the Witch, about the medieval Church’s exorcism of demons from an accused witch.  Season of the Witch was set in the 13th century. The new film The Rite is based on a … Continue reading

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I need some help with this year’s Oscar Dinner

Every year, The Movie Gourmet watches the Oscars while enjoying a meal inspired by the Best Picture nominees.  For example, last year’s highlight was Grandma Ethel’s Brisket for A Serious Man. We also had airplane bottles of liquor for Up … Continue reading

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My take on the Oscar nominees

I’m pretty pleased with this year’s Oscar nominees.  The Academy did better than usual and avoided its frequent horribly undeserving nominations and inexplicably unjust missed nominations. I’m downright giddy that my pick for the year’s best movie, the underdog indie … Continue reading

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