Friday, September 28, 2012

IDENTITY THIEF - NEW Trailer, Character One-Sheets & Images Hit the Web!

Genre:  Comedy      
Cast:   Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet
Story by: Jerry Eeten and Craig Mazin
Screenplay by:  Craig Mazin
Directed by:   Seth Gordon
Produced by:  Scott Stuber, Jason Bateman, Pamela Abdy
Executive Producers:   Peter Morgan, Dan Kolsrud

Horrible Bosses’ Jason Bateman and Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of Identity Thief, an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name.  With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score.

Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy.  There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”… and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S.

With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life.  And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.

Directed by Horrible Bosses’ Seth Gordon, Identity Thief is produced by Scott Stuber (Ted), Bateman and Pamela Abdy (upcoming 47 Ronin).  The comedy co-stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Robert Diggs, aka The RZA (Blacksmith/Directed by/Story by/Screenplay by/Music by), is a man of many aliases and even more talents.  He is the heart, soul and brains behind rap’s only true multiplatinum super group, the Wu-Tang Clan.  RZA is a man who appreciates the creation of music and the success he has had within the music industry, and he thrives on the process of creation, which he has carried over into his acting and scoring career.  For as long as he can remember, RZA wanted to be a part of the moviemaking process and was inspired while watching one of his favorite kung fu flicks. 

In 1999, RZA got the first taste of living his dream.  Director Jim Jarmusch asked RZA to score Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, a modern samurai film, and offered him a cameo in the film, which helped bring him to where he is today.  As an actor, RZA has shown real range from his hilarious stints on Chappelle’s Show to the Jarmusch film Coffee and Cigarettes.  RZA next starred in the drama Derailed, alongside Clive Owen, and, most recently, Ridley Scott’s American Gangster, for which the cast garnered a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. 

In 2009, he was seen in the independent features Life Is Hot in Cracktown and Gospel Hill, and Universal Pictures’ Repo Men, starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker, and Funny People, starring Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.

The following year, RZA was seen in Due DateThe Next Three Days and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.  This year, RZA appeared as Samurai Apocalypse in Showtime’s series Californication.

In 2003, RZA scored Kill Bill Vol. 1 for Quentin Tarantino, for which he received a BAFTA nomination.  In 2004, he contributed music to Barbershop 2: Back in BusinessSoul PlaneKill Bill Vol. 2 and Blade: Trinity.  In 2007, RZA scored the critically acclaimed Spike TV animated series Afro Samurai and, in 2008, Afro Samurai: Resurrection, which starred Samuel Jackson.  That same year, he also contributed to the score of the 20thCentury Fox film Babylon A.D., which starred Vin Diesel. 

RZA continues to make strides within an industry that captured his attention

Monday, September 24, 2012

3rd Annual Chicago Food Film Festival Selections, Nov 15-17

Photo Credit: Ryan Jensen

The Chicago Food Film Festival, the only film festival in the world where guests get to taste what they see on the screen, returns to Chicago this year with 17+ films, including four never-before-seen films and one United States premiere. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation, the Festival will run November 15-17, 2012.

This year, the Chicago Food Film Festival will showcase 17+ food films including:
·      4 World Premieres;
·      1 United States Premiere;
·      and 12 Chicago Premieres.

Created by George Motz, Travel Channel host and documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film, book and app, and Harry Hawk, the NYC Food Film Festival showcases the best of the world’s food and drink through documentaries, features and short films.

Along with a heaping helping of mouth-watering films, the three-day Festival will serve up the food that guests watch on the screen for a multi-sensory experience. Highlights include an authentic Wisconsin Friday night fish fry accompanying Fish Fry Night Milwaukee, the film Farmer Poet about an Illinois organic livestock farmer who writes poetry, and a special whisky tasting from all 8 distilleries on the Isle of Islay in Scotland alongside the Chicago premiere of Whisky:The Islay Edition.

The Chicago Food Film Festival offers guests the unique chance to taste dishes they would no longer have the opportunity to try, like Chef Philip Foss’s legendary “Fries + Ice Cream,” which was made famous at EL Ideas.  Chef Foss will bring it back for one night only alongside the Fries + Ice Cream film, a great food porn short showing the anatomy of the dish.

Awards will be presented in six categories:
·      Best Feature
·      Best Short
·      Best Super-Short
·      Best Food Porn
·      Audience Choice Award
·      Food Filmmaker of the Year

More details, including the announcement of Festival judges, partnerships, and the full schedule of events will be released in October.

Mozzarella Inc. 

Official Selections, 2012 Chicago Food Film Festival:
A selection of video trailers for these films can be found at
Artisan Baker
Dir. Una Morera, 8 min, Chicago Premiere
Weaving philosophy with his love of food, a third generation Italian artisan baker discusses crafting and consuming food made with love.

Farmer Poet
Dir. Dan Fisher, Becky Liscum, Gail Grasso, 3:30 min, Chicago Premiere
Meet Harry Carr, an organic livestock farmer and poet.

Fish Fry Night Milwaukee
Dir. Ron Faiola, Chicago Premiere
A film about the history and tradition of the Friday Night Fish Fry and the people who create them.

Food Porn
Dir. Charles Grantham, 2:44 minutes, Chicago Premiere
Larry Cauldwell takes food porn to the next level… depending on your point of view, this may or may not be a good thing.

Fries + Ice Cream
Dir. Potluck Creative, 2 min, World Premiere
On a nightly basis, the chefs over at EL ideas are inventing new ways to challenge their guests' pallets. Following owner and head chef, Philip Foss, as he tells the story of his now signature dish "Fries + Ice Cream" from inspiration to plating.

Mama Sugar's Sweet Potato Cobbler
Dir. Keeley Steenson, 4:05 min, Chicago Premiere
Mama Sugar, matriarch of the Sugar Shack Trailblazers and country cooking extraordinaire, shares a lost recipe from her youth in East Texas – sweet potato cobbler.

Mexican Cuisine
Dir. Fran Guijarro, 4 min, Chicago Premiere
In California, the state with the largest Latino immigrant population in the country, there is a cuisine that has a deeper meaning.

Mickle's Pickle
Dir. Nathan Willis, 9 min, Chicago Premiere
Mickle’s Pickle tells the story of a small town pickle shop, its eccentric owner, and the theft of the store’s beloved icon.

Mozzarella Inc.
Dir. Matan Rochlitz, 22min, World Premiere
A former trance DJ and an ex club promoter are providing London's restaurants with the freshest Buffalo mozzarella on the market.  They won't stop at anything to be the best, even if it costs them their friendship.

One Macaron At A Time
Dir. James Reford, 4:59 min, World Premiere
Patrick Léze had been a pastry chef in France for close to forty years. He moved to Palm Beach four years ago and brought with him his best recipes, including one for a favorite pastry of his - that much to his surprise was not available in town.  He is working to change that one macaron at a time.

Dir. Tammy Marlowe Johnson, 19 min, US Premiere
Pierogi, Pirohy, Varenyky. Perogy. Whatever you call it ... everybody knows 'em, everybody loves 'em. These squeezable, delightfully eatable potato-pinched pockets of starchy goodness have transcended their humble Ukrainian beginnings to achieve rock star status among cultural foodstuffs.

Speakeasy Supper-Club
Dir. Jason Wallis and Taylor Robinson, 22:56 min, Chicago Premiere
Explore the culinary adventures of Push Start Kitchen in Atlanta, GA.  Follow chef Zach Meloy and his wife Cristina, as they create a dining experience that is not only inspired, but exquisite - a "southern speakeasy serving the world, ten people at a time."

Sugar Shack
Dir. James Boo, Ian Parker, 13:29 min, Chicago Premiere
The Sugar Shack is a Quebecois institution.  Sucrerie de la Montagne is a Quebecois legend.  This documentary short explores the business, culture, heritage and food of a Canadian maple farm at the peak of maple season – as preserved by Pierre Faucher, the most interesting French Canadian man in the world.

The Audacity of Hope
Dir. Cyrus Dowlatshahi, 2:32 min, World Premiere
Dehydrated and hungry, eight men sat in agony aboard a commuter train with over an hour left to go on their journey.  But they were well-trained.  “Yes we can,” they said, and coordinated a pizza delivery to an upcoming train platform.

The Benevolent Baker: Doughnuts
Dir. Scott Pitts, 1:38 min, Chicago Premiere
Food porn showcasing an orange-pistachio cake doughnut.

The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon
Dir. Scott Pitts, 1:23 min, Chicago Premiere
Bacon porn.

WHISKY: The Islay Edition
Dir. Olav Verhoeven, 60 min, Chicago Premiere
This feature documentary transports the viewer to a sanctum of the Scottish gold. It evokes the finesses of the liquor, the art of the tasting, the craft of the distillation, the history of the distilleries and the richness of the isle of Islay itself.
Proud Supporters
The Food Film Festival would not be possible without the help of these generous supporters: Sugar in the Raw, Jarlsberg, Frei Brothers Winery and Bon Appétit.

About Chicago Food Film Festival: Taste What You See On The Screen
The Food Film Festival sprang from the imagination of Festival Director George Motz, Travel Channel host and documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film, book and app, along with co-creator Harry Hawk, formerly of Schnack andWater Taxi Beach. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite foods. The NYC Food Film Festival is the only festival in the world that serves the food and drink that is seen in the films.

The Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in multiple categories including: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Super-Short, Best Food Porn, Food Filmmaker of the Year and the Audience Choice Award. The Official Selections of The Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel, comprised of esteemed members of the food and film communities.

Also this fall, The Food Film Festival will host its 6th Annual NYC Food Film Festival from October 17-21 in New York City.

The Food Film Festival is produced by Grease Bomb LLC and Food Films America LLC. George Motz is the Festival Director. Seth Unger is the Executive Producer.


Thursday, September 20, 2012


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Disney began production today on “Saving Mr. Banks,” the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, Mary Poppins, and the testy partnership the upbeat filmmaker develops with the uptight author during the project’s pre-production in 1961.

Two-time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump”) will essay the role of the legendary Disney (the first time the entrepreneur has ever been depicted in a dramatic film) alongside fellow double Oscar®-winner Emma Thompson (“Howard’s End,” “Sense and Sensibility”) in the role of the prickly novelist.  Before actually signing away the book’s rights, Travers’ demands for contractual script and character control circumvent not only Disney’s vision for the film adaptation, but also those of the creative team of screenwriter Don DaGradi and sibling composers Richard and Robert Sherman, whose original score and song (Chim-Chim-Cher-ee) would go on to win Oscars® at the 1965 ceremonies (the film won five awards of its thirteen nominations).

When Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Disney’s desire to bring her beloved character to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario’s concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past.  During her stay in California, Travers’ reflects back on her childhood in 1906 Australia, a trying time for her family which not only molded her aspirations to write, but one that also inspired the characters in her 1934 book. 

None more so than the one person whom she loved and admired more than any other—her caring father, Travers Goff, a tormented banker who, before his untimely death that same year, instills the youngster with both affection and enlightenment (and would be the muse for the story’s patriarch, Mr. Banks, the sole character that the famous nanny comes to aide).  While reluctant to grant Disney the film rights, Travers comes to realize that the acclaimed Hollywood storyteller has his own motives for wanting to make the film—which, like the author, hints at the relationship he shared with his own father in the early 20th Century Midwest.

Colin Farrell (“Minority Report,” “Total Recall”) co-stars as Travers’ doting dad, Goff, along with British actress Ruth Wilson (the forthcoming films “The Lone Ranger” and “Anna Karenina”) as his long-suffering wife, Margaret; Oscar® and Emmy® nominee Rachel Griffiths (“Six Feet Under,” “Hilary and Jackie,” “The Rookie”) as Margaret’s sister, Aunt Ellie (who inspired the title character of Travers’ novel); and a screen newcomer—11-year-old Aussie native Annie Buckley as the young, blossoming writer, nicknamed “Ginty” in the flashback sequences.

The cast also includes Emmy® winner Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing,” “The Cabin in the Woods”) as screenwriter Don DaGradi; Jason Schwartzman (“Rushmore,” “Moonrise Kingdom”) and B.J. Novak (“NBC’s “The Office,” “Inglourious Basterds”) as the songwriting Sherman Brothers (Richard and Robert, respectively); Oscar® nominee and Emmy winner Paul Giamatti (“Sideways,” “Cinderella Man,” HBO’s “John Adams”) as Ralph, the kindly limousine driver who escorts Travers during her two-week stay in Hollywood; and multi-Emmy winner Kathy Baker (“Picket Fences,” “Edward Scissorhands”) as Tommie, one of Disney’s trusted studio associates.

“Saving Mr. Banks” will be directed by John Lee Hancock (“The Blind Side,” “The Rookie”) based on a screenplay by Kelly Marcel (creator of FOX-TV’s “Terra Nova”), from a story by Sue Smith (“Brides of Christ,” “Bastard Boys”) and Kelly Marcel.  The film is being produced by Alison Owen of Ruby Films (the Oscar®-nominated “Elizabeth,” HBO’s Emmy®-winning “Temple Grandin”), Ian Collie of Essential Media (the Aussie TV documentary “The Shadow of Mary Poppins,” DirecTV’s “Rake”) and longtime Hancock collaborator Philip Steuer (“The Rookie,” “The Chronicles of Narnia” trilogy).  The film’s executive producers are Ruby Films’ Paul Trijbits (“Lay the Favorite,” “Jane Eyre”), Hopscotch Features’ Andrew Mason (“The Matrix” trilogy, “Dark City”) and Troy Lum (“Mao’s Last Dancer,” “I, Frankenstein”) and BBC Films’ Christine Langan (Oscar® nominee for “The Queen,” “We Need to Talk About Kevin”).

Hancock’s filmmaking team includes a trio of artists with whom he worked on his 2009 Best Picture Oscar® nominee, “The Blind Side”—two-time Oscar® nominated production designer Michael Corenblith (“How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Apollo 13”), Emmy®-winning costume designer Daniel Orlandi (HBO’s “Game Change,” “Frost/Nixon”) and film editor Mark Livolsi, A.C.E. (“Wedding Crashers” “The Devil Wears Prada”).  Hancock also reunites with Academy Award®-nominated cinematographer John Schwartzman (“Seabiscuit,” “Pearl Harbor”), with whom he first worked on his inspiring 2002 sports drama, “The Rookie.”

“Saving Mr. Banks” will film entirely in the Los Angeles area, with key locations to include Disneyland in Anaheim and the Disney Studios in Burbank.  Filming will conclude around Thanksgiving, 2012, with no specific 2013 release date yet set.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

LINCOLN - Official Trailer & Images Now Available!


Cast:                             Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones
Director:                       Steven Spielberg
Producers:                     Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producers:      Daniel Lupi, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King
Screenplay by:               Tony Kushner
Based in part on
the book:                       “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln”
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Raiders Extended Theatrical Run



 Due to the extraordinary response for the newly re-mastered “RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” during its one-week IMAX engagement, Paramount Pictures Corporation, a division of Viacom, Inc., has announced that the film will have an extended theatrical run beginning Friday, September 14.
 The unforgettable and beloved film from director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas will play in more than 300 digital theaters across the United States and Canada.  Tickets can be purchased now. Check your local listings for participating locations and showtimes.

"The re-mastering efforts by Steven, George and their team were incredible and the movie’s hugely successful run in Imax last week was a sure sign that audiences were excited to see the film again on the big screen. We are thrilled that audiences will have that chance again as part of this extended theatrical run,” said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures.

“RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK” was released for an exclusive one-week engagement in select IMAX® theaters on September 7, 2012.  Under the supervision of Spielberg and renowned sound designer Ben Burtt, the film was meticulously restored with careful attention to preserving its original look, sound and feel for a highly-anticipated release in theaters and on Blu-ray. 

“INDIANA JONES: THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES” debuts on Blu-ray September 18, 2012 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distribution with seven hours of fascinating bonus material, including a brand new two-part documentary titled “On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark – From Jungle to Desert and From Adventure to Legend.”  Featuring nearly an hour of rarely seen footage from the set of the film and archival interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford, this captivating piece transports fans back to where the legend began.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SINISTER: *Important Date Change*

Summit Entertainment's SINISTER is a frightening new thriller from the producer of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY films and the writer-director of THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE. Starring ETHAN HAWKE, VINCENT D'ONOFRIO, and JAMES RANSONE. Ethan Hawke plays a true crime novelist who discovers a box of mysterious, disturbing home movies that plunge his family into a nightmarish experience of supernatural horror. 

SINISTER will now open wide on OCTOBER 12TH (previous date was the 5th).

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

6th Annual NYC Food Film Festival Oct 17-21, Tickets On Sale Today + Sizzle Reel!

Early Bird Discount: 33% Off Tickets for First 33 Hours

Six Events w/ 100+ Foods & Drinks and 40 Food Films

The Lowcountry Oyster Roast to Feature 20,000 South Carolina Oysters  + A Sideboard of Classic Lowcountry Dishes by Chef Robert Stehling of Charleston's Hominy Grill

I Japan to Feature World Premieres of New York Cooks for Tohoku with Chefs Boulud, Bouley, Payard, Romano, Telepan, Cardoz, Ono, Koketsu and Ramen Dreams with Chef Keizo Shimamoto

Food Porn Party Returns with Seattle’s Hand-Forged Top Pot Doughnuts, Brooklyn Star Pig Tails, Dirt Candy and more

“dinner and a movie…elevated to an art form.” – New York Times

“borderline-genius” – New Yorker
The NYC Food Film Festival returns to New York City for its 6th consecutive year, offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers will taste what they see on the screen, as attendees are simultaneously served the food that is seen in the films. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Food Bank For New York City, the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival runs from October 17-21.

This year’s Festival will feature six different events showcasing 40 food films, 18 world premieres, and over 100 foods and drinks, plus an Awards Ceremony hosted by NBC’s Cat Greenleaf. Highlights include an authentic Lowcountry Oyster Roast featuring 20,000 South Carolina Oysters freshly harvested in Bulls Bay, the return of the notoriousFood Porn Party with pig tails from NYC’s own Brooklyn Star and hand-forged Top Pot Doughnuts from Seattle, and world renowned ramen expert Keizo Shimamoto who will journey from Japan to demo & serve his famous ramen. See below for full event schedule.

Festival Director George Motz said, “In our 6th year we have hit our stride at the Food Film Festival. Once again the quality of the food films being submitted just gets better and better. The events surrounding those films will be unforgettable and tasty!"

“New York City is the entertainment and culinary capital of the world, and it’s one of the many reasons that set our great city apart,” said Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “The NYC Food Film Festival recognizes our city’s diverse culinary history and it’s the perfect chance to celebrate our booming TV and film industry while enjoying some of the best food our city has to offer.”

Among the 18 world premiere films, a few highlights include “An L.A. Pastrami Story,” the story of Legendary Langer’s Deli in Los Angeles, “Sugar Shack,” a documentary that explores a Canadian maple farm at the peak of maple season, “Meat Hooked!,” a documentary about the rise and fall (and rise again) of butchering, “Ramen Dreams,” a documentary about blogger & chef Keizo Shimamoto, who follows his obsession for ramen to a small noodle shop in Tokyo and “New York Cooks for Tohoku,” documenting a group of world renown chefs who journey to Japan to cook for tsunami victims. A full list of Official Selections, as well as photo stills and video trailers, can be found at


General Admission Tickets are available to all events. A limited amount of VIP Tickets and Festival-wide VIP Passes are also available, which include entry to a series of pre-parties and VIP Seating. The menus each at event will include food celebrated in the films along with beer, wine and cocktail pairings by Festival Mixologist Allen Katz, of the New York Distilling Company and The Shanty.

The 2012 NYC Food Film Festival is produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefits the Food Bank for New York City, which will receive top tier integration throughout the Festival to remind guests that all New Yorkers deserve access to nutritious food. Additionally, a portion of Festival proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank to assist in its important work.


Single Malt Whisky: The Islay 8
Wednesday Night, 10/17/12 (Opening Night Event)
Featuring the US Premiere of Whisky:The Islay Edition, a tasting of whisky from all 8 distilleries on the Isle of Islay in Scotland, which is renowned for its single malt whiskies, and a special tasting menu by Chef Chris Rendell of Highlands Restaurant.

The Films: Whisky: The Islay Edition, The Benevolent Butcher: Bacon, Cook Book

Farm to Film to Table: Meat Your Butcher
Presented by Frei Brothers Winery and Bon Appétit
Thursday Night, 10/18/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring an evening of sustainable meat Butchering and fine wine from Frei Brothers Winery, the World Premiere of Meat Hooked! by Suzanne Wasserman and the meat of Fleishers, Dickson’s Farm Stand Meats and Jeffrey Ruhalter, the original butcher of Essex Street Market. With Northern Spy Food Co. and vegetarian delights by Chef Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy.
The Films: Meat Hooked!, Farm to TableFarmer Poet

I   Japan
Friday Night, 10/19/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring the world premieres of New York Cooks for Tohoku with Chefs Boulud, Bouley, Payard, Romano, Telepan and more, and Ramen Dreams who’s star, Chef Keizo Shimamoto, will cook and serve his legendary ramen in the U.S. for the 1st time ever.

The Films: New York Cooks for TohokuRamen DreamsTako NYSushi: Handcrafted HappinessKasadela Izakaya: The House That Chicken Wings Built

Edible Adventure #005: Sweets, Meats and Fun Buns
Saturday Afternoon, 10/20/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring Bark Dogs from Brooklyn, Hangover Buns, A Dirt Candy Surprise, Strawberry Pie and Fresh Maple Syrup Taffy!

The Films: A Taste of HomeAn L.A. Pastrami StoryArtisan Baker, Bark Butter: Why Every Hot Dog Needs a Little More Pork Fat, Hangover Buns, Mexican Cuisine, Pat and Stick’s Great Big Ice Cream Sandwich Adventure, Sidesaddle Kitchen: Vegan Bakery, Sugar Shack, Brooklynography: Matt & Allison Robicelli, Wooly’s Ice: Pimping Out Mad Flavas of Taiwanese-Style Shaved Ice in New York City

The Food Porn* Party and Awards Ceremony
Hosted by NBC’s Cat Greenleaf of Talk Stoop
Saturday Night, 10/20/12, AMC Village 7 Theatres, East Village
Featuring Extreme close-ups, Food Burlesque and more! Eat Seattle’s Hand-Forged Top Pot Doughnuts, Brooklyn Star Pig Tails and more. Meet Food Porn star Larry Cauldwell and enjoy a special performance by the Sundelles.

The Films: 10,000 CasesBon AppetitBy the Fireside with Larry: The ZimletDeep-Fried Tofurky: A Thanksgiving MiracleDog Eats DreamFood PornHow to Make Vietnamese CoffeeThe Benevolent Baker: DoughnutsThe Benevolent Baker: Bacon

The Lowcountry Oyster Roast (Closing Night Event) 
Sunday Evening, 10/21/12, IndieScreen / Windmill Rooftop, Williamsburg
Featuring an Exclusive Screening of The Mud and The Blood and an all-you-can-eat Bulls Bay oyster roast. Charleston’s own Hominy Grill + Chef Robert Stehling will round out the southern coastal feast and M Shanghai String Band will perform.

The Films: The Mud and the BloodMickle’s Pickle, Tic Tac Toe Chicken and Mama Sugar’s Sweet Potato Cobbler.

The NYC Food Film Festival is proud to announce its primary sponsors for 2012, which include Sugar in the RawJarlsbergFrei Brothers WineryBon AppétitBloomberg andWarsteiner, the exclusive imported beer of the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival. New York Mouth, the leading source for indie food and tasty gifts, is the exclusive online retailer of the 2012 Food Film Festival season and is offering a special discount of 10% off the entire mouth-watering site through the duration of the Festival – use the code 'NYCFFF10’.

The NYC Food Film Festival is a competitive film festival that presents awards in seven categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Super-Short, Best Film Made In New York, Best Food Porn, Food Filmmaker of the Year, and the Audience Choice Award.

The Official Selections of the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival are reviewed by a judging panel comprised of members of New York City’s food and film communities. The 2012 judges are: Edible’s Rachel Wharton, NBC’s Cat Greenleaf of Talk Stoop, Chef, TV Host and Author David RosengartenLawrence Kretchmer of Bold Food, New York City Film Commissioner Katherine Oliver and Dori Begley of Magnolia Films.

The New York Distilling Company, 79 Leonard Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
AMC Village 7 Theatres, 66 3rd Avenue, East Village, Manhattan
IndieScreen / Windmill Rooftop, 285 Kent Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Returning to New York City for its 6th consecutive year offering a unique series of events where food and film lovers return to taste what they see on the screen, the NYC Food Film Festival is the only festival in the world that serves the food that is seen in the films. Produced in association with the James Beard Foundation and benefiting the Food Bank For New York City, the 2012 NYC Food Film Festival runs from October 17 through October 21 in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The NYC Food Film Festival has grown from an intimate food-nerd date-night destination to one of New York City’s most beloved festivals, and the largest of its kind in the world. Last year, the Food Film Festival made its 2nd trip to Chicago, where it will return this year from November 15th – 17th for the Chicago Food Film Festival. The NYC Food Film Festival was created by George Motz, the documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film, book, and mobile app, and host of Travel Channel's Burger Land, along with Harry Hawk. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival presents the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite and exotic foods on the big screen...and then serves them to the guests. The NYC Food Film Festival is co-produced by Grease Bomb LLC and Food Films America.

Rudyard Kipling's "Mark of the Beast" on DVD 10/23

For the first time ever, the famous horror story with  
social and political overtones comes to the big screen    

The name Rudyard Kipling has long been connected to a little jungle boy, dancing apes and a big blue bear... But, those unaware of his writings beyond Jungle Book might be surprised to learn that he wrote several horror stories over the course of his life. One of his most popular was Mark of the Beast, and Bloodbath Pictures and Hale Manor have brought this tale to life and it's available on DVD this October 23rd via MVD Enterttainment Group.

Starring Debbie Rochon, Dick Boland, Ellen Muth and a host of Bloodbath regulars, like Phil Hall, Sheri Lynn, Matt Ford and Margaret Rose Champagne, Mark of the Beast is a departure from Bloodbath's previous films (Bikini Bloodbath series) as it is played largely straight. 

The movie follows two people (Rochon and Boland) as they try to deal with saving a friend (Hall) who after defacing a religious shrine becomes cursed by the silver leper who lives in the forest that surrounds their homes. Their fight to survive becomes a life and death struggle for all involved, including the faceless silver leper, and the lengths at which they go to save their friend will not be without its repercussions.

With fantastic creature design and an outstanding, bombastic score, Rudyard Kipling's Mark of the Beast is Bloodbath's most inspired effort to date. Adapted for the screen by Thomas Edward Seymour (who also directed with Jonathan Gorman) and Sheri Lynn, Mark of the Beast effectively combines 70s-style horror with deep-running religious, political and moral themes.

Monday, September 10, 2012

In Select Theaters One Week Early! + Meme, Soundtrack Info and more!

Universal Pictures announced today that it will release Pitch Perfect in select theaters across North America on Friday, September 28, 2012—one week earlier than expected.  This early release of the new movie from Gold Circle Films and Universal Pictures will precede the musical comedy’s wide release, which continues as previously scheduled on October 5. 

The decision to open the film in select theaters early resulted from a number of factors, led by the wildly positive moviegoer feedback for Pitch Perfect from early screenings and indicators of a very engaged core audience avidly anticipating its release.  Universal is promoting Pitch Perfect with the most extensive screening campaign in the studio’s history.  Over the past few weeks, hundreds of screenings of Pitch Perfect across the country have consistently received raucous audience response. 

Those screenings have also created regular spikes in social-media conversation that far outpace similar films at the same stage.  Fizziology, the leading social-network monitoring company, notes that the sentiment for Pitch Perfect in social media conversation is more than 90 percent positive.  Just last week, following the airing of a single television ad for the film in the mid-season finale of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, three separate topics related to Pitch Perfect became trending topics on Twitter: the film itself, the character of “Fat Amy” and the song “No Diggity” that was featured in the spot. 

Universal hopes to further galvanize the growing positive buzz for the film with this early release strategy, giving early audiences of core fans the opportunity to accelerate the velocity and expand the reach of the word-of-mouth for Pitch Perfect after they see it starting on September 28.  

“You have to be willing to break the rules for a film that you deeply love, and supporting Pitch Perfect in this unorthodox way is a result of our passion for the movie and confidence in its reception,” said Nikki Rocco, President of Distribution, Universal Pictures.  “After every screening, we’ve seen levels of reaction similar to how audiences responded to American Pie and Bring It On, other comedies for a young audience that grew into great success stories for Universal.”

“The social conversation surrounding Pitch Perfect on Twitter, Facebook and blogs has been loud and incredibly positive,” said Ben Carlson, President, Fizziology.  “We have measured these types of metrics around every major movie in the last three years, and this film is one of the strongest comedies that we’ve seen this far ahead of release.”

To encourage fans to grab their friends and see Pitch Perfect, Universal has teamed with Fandango and on exclusive offers for the early screenings.  Those who buy three or more tickets on Fandango to any showing of the musical comedy will receive one additional ticket to the same showing at no charge.  As well, those who purchase tickets at will get $5.00 off their purchase of two or more tickets to the show.  For more information about the promotions and a list of theaters showing Pitch Perfect, visit

About Pitch Perfect
Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of anyone’s mouth.  Arriving at Barden University, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she would never have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect.

When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college music competitions.  This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.

Loaded with new takes on old favorites, to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before, Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue  

We also have fantastic new content for you to enjoy.  Share and create your own hilarious gifs and memes at, see the Bellas remix Bruno Mars’ and Nelly in a new clip from the film, and watch the “Starships” MTV VMAs LipDub featuring the cast of Pitch Perfect!

·         Pitch Perfect is on Tumblr! Follow "I'll Tumblr For Ya" to feast your eyes on custom .gifs and memes as they roll out.

·         Get ready to bring it with the Pitch Perfect Meme Creator. Submit your most aca-mazing memes and you just might be featured on the film’s Facebook page! Start here.

·         Follow PitchPerfectMovie on Instagram for #PitchPerfect weekly challenges to get featured in the Pitch Perfect fan gallery. Let’s do this!

·         Did you miss the cast of Pitch Perfect at the VMAs last night?  Check out their full length lipdub of Nicki Minaj’s “Starships!”

·         Watch The Bellas remix Bruno Mars’ and Nelly in the latest clip from Pitch Perfect

·         Ready to remix this business? The Pitch Perfect soundtrack will be released digitally on September 25, 2012 and physically on October 2, to pre-order the CD, visitAmazon. The album features tracks performed by the aca-awesome a cappella groups The Barden Bellas and The Treblemakers.


Release:                                   September 28, 2012 (Select Theaters), October 5 (Wide)
Genre:                                     Comedy          
Cast:                                        Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow with John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks
Directed by:                             Jason Moore
Screenplay by:                         Kay Cannon
Based on the Book by:             Mickey Rapkin 
Produced by:                           Paul Brooks, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman
Executive Producer:                 Scott Niemeyer

Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who’d rather listen to what’s coming out of her headphones than what’s coming out of anyone’s mouth.  Arriving at Barden University, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she would never have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect.

When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college music competitions.  This could wind up either the coolest thing they’ll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both.

Loaded with new takes on old favorites, to hits of right now that are seamlessly mixed together, mashed-up and arranged like you’ve never heard before, Pitch Perfect is directed by Jason Moore, who opened our eyes to the very misbehaved life of puppets in the surprise Broadway sensation Avenue Q

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Totall Recall

This isn’t you’re Parent’s Total Recall

First off, don’t even think of comparing the new Len Wiseman Total Recall to the Paul Verhoeven Total Recall of 1990. The plot is different, the setting is different, and the idea is about the only thing that’s the same. There’s no Mars, No aliens, no mutants, not dome. No Arnie saying “Get your ass to Mars.” No Kuato, and no mining. Purge all of that for this movie. Let me know when you’re ready.

 Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) is a factory worker living in The Colony, an overcrowded, run down, slum that used to be Australia. 90% of the world is now wasteland, uninhabitable, and destroyed by war, pollution, and all sorts of bad human deeds. Quaid’s wife Lori (Kate Beckinsale) is an emergency responder. On the other side of the world in what used to be England, the richer, better off live and in order commute back and forth, from the Colony to the United Federation of Britain (UFB) one must travel through the center of the earth on a shuttle like system called “The Fall.”

Quaid keeps having unexplained dreams and he wants something to make them go away. Maybe a chemically induced memory from the company Recall will do the trick. Quaid finds out the world in which he lives isn’t as it seems and that Melina (Jessica Biel) is not just a woman from his dreams. In fact he is a lot closer to the Rebellion between Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) and Matthias (Bill Nighy) than he thought.  
Enough of the spoiler. Do not try to go into this movie ready to compare it to the old one. Watch it as a standalone movie and be pleasantly surprised when you see similarities on the screen to the old movie. 

Graphically, this movie was very good. The synthetic robot sentries were very cool and animated nicely. The background was chaotic and futuristic enough to give you a great feel for the movie and the action is fast and furious. Very similar to I, Robot.

It is a good movie to watch, just understand, it’s not the movie from the 90’s. To answer that burning question in the back of your mind… Yes…. The three breasted woman is in this one too!

Director: Len Wiseman
Cast: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel

Dave Murawski 

Dark Knight Rises

By now, you know who Bruce Wayne is, Batman, Alfred, Commissioner Gordon, etc. If you don’t, you may want to do a little background before you venture in to the movie theater. While you’re at it… watch The Dark Knight, you may need to refresh yourself. Yeah, watch Batman Begins too… more reference material.  Seriously… don’t watch “Rises” unless you’ve seen the first two or the movie will make little sense.

I was surprised at how complex the plot was in this film, and at times the movie drags a bit because keep in mind, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) hasn’t been Batman for 8 years since the Harvey Dent thing in the second movie. So we spend the first quarter of the movie introducing Bane (Tom Hardy) as a one of the worse people in the world, though it’s not clear why and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) otherwise known as Selina Kyle, a girl with a large criminal record who robs people. We also meet John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who is a streetwise cop who has figured out Wayne is, or rather was, Batman.    

Bane comes to Gotham (tie in from first movie), Batman is needed once more, but has cooler new toys now.  Everyone is mixed on whether this is good or bad because of the Harvey Dent thing (2nd movie) and we have the flirting with Catwoman and Batman like we are all expecting.

Stop reading now if you think I’ve said too much. I had a feeling that deep within this movie was some sort of society statement. The rich should give back to the poor or they will rise up against you, the poor hate the rich for having so much and not sharing, the police will always protect you (even if trapped underground for 5 months) and even though you may not like society…. It could be a lot worse.

All that being said, I thought it was a good movie. Bane is a little hard to understand at times, talking through the mask and all. Catwoman looked good and kicked butt. Overall was the movie a little unbelievable and hard to believe… you bet, but after all… it is a comic book. Fans cheered at certain points in the movie which I enjoyed thoroughly. Was it better than Avengers? No. Was it better than Spiderman? A little. Is it worth seeing? Definitely… but like I said… you need to see the first two.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Tom Hardy, Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Dave Murawski