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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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New Movie Recommendations

True Grit, The King’s Speech, Black Swan and The Fighter are all crowd pleasers.  A bit more challenging, Another Year and Rabbit Hole are also on my list of Best Movies of 2010. 127 Hours, The Way Back, Somewhere and … Continue reading

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DVD of the Week: The Social Network

The birth story of Facebook is a riveting tale of college sophomores that are brilliant, ambitious, immature, self-absorbed and disloyal – and about to become zillionaires.  It’s a triumph for director David Fincher (Fight Club, Zodiac) and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin … 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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Updated Movies to See Right Now

Now is the time to catch future Oscar contenders on the big screen, especially crowd pleasers like True Grit, The King’s Speech and Black Swan. True Grit is the Coen Brothers’ splendid Old West story of Mattie Ross, a girl … Continue reading

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Movies to See Right Now

Now is the time to catch future Oscar contenders on the big screen, especially crowd pleasers like True Grit, The King’s Speech and Black Swan. True Grit is the Coen Brothers’ splendid Old West story of Mattie Ross, a girl … Continue reading

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2010 in Movies: The Year's Best Movies

Here’s my list of the best films of 2010: 1)  Winter’s Bone; 2) Toy Story 3;  3) The Social Network; 4) The Secrets in their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos); 5) Rabbit Hole; 6) Black Swan; 7) A Prophet … Continue reading

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2010 in Movies: The Year of the True Stories

Ripped from the headline!  Based on true events!  2010 featured an unusual number of movies based on real people and events, including two of the year’s very best – The Social Network and The King’s Speech. But there were also … Continue reading

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Updated Movies To See Right Now

It’s the Holidays – this is your best chance to see a few excellent films.   I strongly recommend Rabbit Hole, an exquisite exploration of the grieving process with great performances by Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhardt, Diane Wiest, Sandra Oh and … Continue reading

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