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Chef (2014)
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Oye! Director and writer Jon Faureau unveils the zest of what it takes to be a downtown, Los Angeles chef in today's society (2014). The main character, Carl Casper, played by Jon himself, is an exuberant head chef who loves preparing chef-d'uvre of foods. However, Carl is confined to cook dull cuisine under the stringent rules of the restaurants owner and manager Riva (Dustin Hoffman). Furthermore, his life comes to a halt when a food critic Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt) writes a poor review about his mundane flair to cook food that trumps his well-known reputation. The review causes a food-fighting uproar, ultimately provoking Carl to quit his job. Following the fiasco, Carl's ex-wife Inez (Sofia Vergara) convinces him to take a trip to Miami (his homegrown cooking grounds) where he can bond with his son. One thing leads to another and the cordon blue chef finds himself cooking up a storm in a two-by-four food truck. Along side his sou-chef Martin (John Leguizamo), they serve up thousands of famous Cuban sandwiches upon their journey back west.

The food close-ups and sizzling Spanish tunes will put you in the mood to concoct a feast the minute you get home. Additional all-star cast members include: Robert Downey Jr., Bobby Cannavale, and Scarlett Johansson.

"...Baby I'm hot just like an oven, I need some loving."

I highly recommend seeing this 1 hour and 55 minutes - R rated movie (Australia standards) foodie film.

Searching for Sugar Man
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul, this musical documentary is about the mysterious Detroit guitarist Sixto Rodriguez. Enough said!

This 1 hour and 25 minute - PG-13 Rated movie - is a fascinating true story of a musician.

12 Years a Slave
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie is about the unfortunately true story of the life of Solomon Northup. Shot in around 1841, in the Pre-Civil War United States, Solomon (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor) lived with his wife and two children in Saratoga, New York. Solomon's freedom is stripped from him when he is tricked and kidnapped into slavery. The plot of the movie depicts the epic tale of his hardship experience as a slave for twelve years.

Solomon's will-power to survive is moving. When Solomon crosses-paths with an apologists, his life takes another turn, this time for the better!

John Ridley did a brilliant job writing the screenplay, based on the autobiography by Solomon Northup. This film is not something you read about your history textbook, for it is still considered a taboo topic in America.

The film has an all-star cast - Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o, Benedict Chumberbatch, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti...

Steve McQueen, the director stated that everyone deserves not just to survive but to live. This is most important legacy of Solomon Northup. McQueen dedicated the film to all the people who have endured slavery and 21 million people who still suffer slavery today (as of 2014).

This 2 hour and 14 minutes, Oscar Winning - Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay is a must see drama!

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Ai Weiwe: Never Sorry, is a contemporary art documentary that reminds people that "maybe being powerful means to be fragile." The messages Ai presents are informative and meaningful. The Story of Ai WeiWei, China's Leading Netizen, is one people must see and follow. Crack open a bag of "Sunflower Seeds" and get ready to learn about a man who is living an artistically rebelious life.

Remember "Don't Retreat, Retweet."

This 1 hour and 31 minute - R Rated (for some language) - is a country changing film.

Moonrise Kingdom
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Wes Anderson's film "Moonrise Kingdom" is charming. His directing is superb in telling a scout master log of romance between Sam (Jared Gilman) a boy scout, and Suzy (Kara Hayward). His wide angel (one-frame) and animating character angle point-of-view shots, tell-the-tale of two pen pals who flee for love. This kid-friendly voyage will make you feel as if you were actually on New England's Penzance Island. Plus the soundtrack is adventurous. Anderson's minute eye for symbolism is clever - like the megaphone and binoculars. Personally the split screen phone conversation scenes between star cast members like Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis), Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton) and Social Services (Tilda Swinton) are uniquely fascinating.


I highly recommend watching this 1 hour and 34 minute -PG-13 Rated - comedy film.