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Alamo Drafthouse to serve Pakistani cuisine for The Big Sick

Indie darling and all around wonderful microchain Alamo Drafthouse is setting the mood to prepare for the upcoming release of Kumail Nanjiani's semi-autobiographical romcom The Big Sick. To help get movie patrons in the mood the theater is ...

 
 
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Tribeca Capsule Review: Mr. Long

Juzo Itami's Tampopo was a quirky blend of western tropes and epicurean delight. SABU's Mr. Long is sort of like a nihilistic Tampopo. We follow a skilled assassin from Taiwan named Long (a brooding Chen Chang) who gets waylaid after a botc...

 
 
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Review: Raw

While playing at film festivals last year, the hype over Raw was insane. Writer/director Julia Ducournau's coming-of-age horror/cannibal drama purportedly caused audience members to faint, to vomit, to leave screenings in distress. These ar...

 
 
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Review: Tampopo

Prior to this week, the last time I saw Juzo Itami's 1985 food comedy Tampopo was in the mid-90s. I remembered so little of the movie save for the fact that I enjoyed it. Some isolated scenes are easy to recall, though. There's an etiquette...

 
 
 
 
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Ecto Cooler returns and some pictures

One of the greatest things to come out of Ghostbusters aside from really good movies and toys was Hi-C's Ecto Cooler, which was basically a green sugar drink in a juice box. I couldn't tell you how it tasted, but I do know that as a ki...

 
 
 
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Watch The Chickening, a NSFW and WTF parody of The Shining

Nick DenBoer and Davy Force's The Chickening is a poultry-centric parody of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. I want you to pause a moment, read that sentence again, and then just watch the NSFW video below. That was the Citizen Kane of poult...

 
 
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Snaxist NYCC Edition: Nestle's Star Wars Coffee-mate Creamer

I'm not a huge coffee drinker. I don't drink the stuff daily, nor do I even drink it on occasion, but I've recently found that as I get older, it's harder and harder to wake up. Seeing as how I actually needed coffee for once, and that thes...

 
 
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Snaxist: Denny's Slamtastic Four Menu

Every so often, there'll be a product with a spark of genius. Something that comes along and makes you think, "Why wasn't this a thing already?" like donuts based on Ghostbusters, Avengers cereal, and even that time Denny's created a new me...

 
 
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Pez is getting a movie for some reason

SERIOUSLY WHO IS DOING THIS TO US? F**king Smarties would've made a better movie than this. Or Fruit Stripe. Or Runts. Or basically every other terrible candy.  “PEZ Candy is beloved by children and adults alike, with Camer...

 
 
 
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Snaxist: Kellogg's Avengers: Age of Ultron Cereal

This is the kind of promotion I've been waiting for. When I started Snaxist with Max Roahrig (RIP) some years ago with Denny's ill advised Hobbit Breakfast Menu, it was the fact that'd I'd be able to talk about cereal someday on the off cha...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: The Birth of Sake

At a certain point in Erik Shirai’s documentary The Birth of Sake, it becomes apparent that the film isn't just about the art of making of sake. This is common in movies that are about making something—food, art, movies, games, ...

 
 
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Snaxist: Krispy Kreme's Ghostbusters Donuts

To celebrate Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary, Krispy Kreme teamed up with the film and produced two specialty donuts: The Ghostbusters Donut and Stay Puft Marshmallow. Reading the press release for the two made them sound like they were made...

 
 
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Krispy Kreme is releasing Ghostbusters inspired donuts

Everyone, I really really like donuts. Whether they're spelled "doughnuts" (i.e. the wrong way) or "donuts" (the right way), they're just always so damn tasty. You know what's not tasty? Ghostbusters. That film never inspired any particular...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Butter Ya'Self (NSFW)

Presenting: Butter Ya'Self, a stop-motion animation of food rapping about food. You're welcome. Butter Ya'Self was created by a bunch of people at CalArts, but specifically by Julian Petschek. The characters are all voiced by real musician...

 
 
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Review: Chef

Before attending this year's SXSW, I had no idea Jon Favreau's Chef even existed. Given the nature of my job (as I constantly write about films months, and even years before their official release), it's rare that film goes under my radar. ...

 
 
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Trailer for Fed Up takes a look at America's food industries

It's no secret that America has some pretty big food problems. Genetically modified crops, fast food, and of course, tons of sugar. In documentary Fed Up, producer Katie Couric takes a hard look at the big businesses behind America's food ...

 
 
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First official trailer for Jon Favreau's Chef

Chef is an interesting film. It's definitely Favreau's passion project, but it just doesn't quite gel completely. I saw the film at SXSW and while I liked most of what I saw, the majority of the film lacked Favreau's trademark sharpness. T...

 
 
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Enter to win a Snickers movie prize pack!

[This contest is now over! Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to our winner, Travis! Keep an eye out for more contests soon! --Liz] Hello dear readers! You may have seen the new Snickers/Godzilla advertisement that premie...

 
 
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Denny's Hobbit Menu gets a sequel

Yup, that's right. The artery clogging, bad cholesterol inducing Hobbit Menu at Denny's has returned for a sequel. To celebrate upcoming release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Denny's is doing a second run of their menu with all ne...

 
 
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Trailer: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Following that nice featurette showing off the disgusting, yet tasty looking foodimals is the newest trailer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (formerly known as Revenge of the Leftovers). Flint's machine has gone haywire since the f...

 
 
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Meet the foodimals in Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

In Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2, inventor Flint Lockwood's infamous machine that turns water into food is somehow still operating and is creating food/animal hybrids, with adorable yet dangerous results! You can check out the feat...

 
 
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NRH's Weekly Analysis: Food & drink in Pulp Fiction

Quentin Tarantino’s beautiful vision of a Los Angeles soaked in sin is unlike any other. The film has truly transcended genre -- though it pulls from action, crime, romance, vignette collection and more -- and has burst into the spr...

 
 
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LA: Street Food Cinema kicks off this Saturday

Food + movies = me likey. Street Food Cinema brings outdoor movie screenings together with various food trucks in the LA area. If I still lived on the left coast, I'd probably likey. Street Food Cinema kicks off this Saturday at Exposition ...

 
 
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Trailer: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Here's the first trailer for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (now officially dropping the Revenge of the Leftovers subtitle) following the delicious looking poster from a few days back. The film follows the old gang (with Terry Crews a...

 
 
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First image from Eli Roth's cannibal film Green Inferno

Here's your first look at Eli Roth's upcoming cannibal movie Green Inferno. One of Roth's favorite movies is Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust, which may explain the Cannibal Holocaust-y vibe coming from this pic. Wonder what Roth thinks...

 
 
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New Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers pic has odd food

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs surprised me with its charming look, awkwardly cute characters, and pretty spot on voice cast. So when the plot synopsis for the sequel revealed that the super food machine had created living breathing food...

 
 
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Snaxist: Denny's Hobbit Menu

[Snaxist is all about the food. Specifically, movie endorsed food. We'll stuff our faces, destroy our bodies, point out why or why not eating endorsed foods is a good idea, and write about it all for your entertainment!]  Companies cro...

 
 
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There's a Hobbit-themed menu at Denny's for some reason

One year way back when I was an undergrad, I spent a lot of time at Denny's in the wee hours of the morning. It was close to my dorm, it was quiet enough, and it made for great people-watching. Example: one of the waitresses wore sloppy li...

 
 
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The Dark Knight Rises: better with hot dogs

The Dark Knight Rises joins the exclusive club "Better as a Hot Dog" with Ryan Hotdogosling. The folks at Sausage Party (hee) have remade one of the Dark Knight Rises trailers, and yes, everyone's a hot dog. Between this and the ...

 
 
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Flix for Short: The Caketrope of Burton's Team

Zoetropes are some of the coolest things in the world. If you aren't familiar with zoetropes, I talked about them a bit in a past Flixist Film School. Basically, it's a circular device with figures placed in different positions. When spu...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Alien: The Easter Edition

Ah, Easter. The day that families celebrate Jesus doing something by telling children that a giant rabbit put candy in their yards. Everyone knows that the rabbit is the real star of the show. But where does he come from? How did he come t...

 
 
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Review: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Where most American restaurant-owners strive for a living, Japanese strive for perfection. This isn’t a hard-and-fast rule, but a generalization that’s easy to come by when comparing the average quality of a Japanese restaura...

 
 
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French Star Wars burgers look worse than most French food

Really France, really?French fast food restaurant Quick (an apt name, non?) has recently debuted a new line of cheeseburgers based off of the Star Wars franchise - more specifically the recent theatrical release of Star Wars Episode I: The ...

 
 
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The Divide to fight hunger with horror, canned food

In one of the best pair-ups I've ever seen, Feeding America Food Banks is teaming up with Anchor Bay Films to run a food drive in conjunction with their release of The Divide. In case you've forgotten, The Divide is about a group of people ...

 
 
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Trailer: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

I love a good documentary. This one follows Jiro, a master sushi chef, and talks about his life and his kitchen secrets. Allistair was lucky enough to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi during the Austin Film Festival back in October, and he loved i...

 
 




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Justice League"Super, man?"

 

Inhumans (Season 1)"How did this happen?"

 

Murder on the Orient Express"Starring Kenneth Branagh, directed by Kenneth Branagh, produced by..."

 

Stranger Things 2 "Less of a killer thriller"

 

Thor: Ragnarok"♫ On we sweep with threshing oar / Our only goal will be the western shore / Ah-ah, ah! ♫"

 

Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

A Bad Moms Christmas"Moms are trouble"

 

Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

Blade of the Immortal"If you came here for Wesley Snipes, look elsewhere"

 

Suburbicon"Suburbicant get it right"

 

Jigsaw"Gettin' jiggy wit it"

 

The Square"The square is the ideal, the world is rectangles and trapezoids"

 

The Snowman"When you try your best but you don't succeed"

 

Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"