| Sep 5, 2009
One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers.
They're not professional...
| Aug 22, 2009
| 12:22 PM
"Inglourious Basterds" is off to a strong start, selling a studio-estimated $14.3 million worth of tickets on its opening day in the U.S. and Canada.
If it matches the performance of previous Quentin Tarantino-directed films, or recent male-oriented...
| Aug 19, 2009
The first time I went to Paris, a friend's old boyfriend, a poet who taught English to the employees of the French phone company, took me in hand and introduced me to his favorite restaurants. This American in Paris was mad about simple bistros and lively...
| Aug 17, 2009
| 2:17 PM
Amy Adams ( "Julie & Julia") and Emily Blunt ("The Devil Wears Prada") make an engaging duo as sisters who take up a very specialized profession in director Christine Jeffs' seriocomic tale. Their business is to clean up crime scenes, and the literally...
| Aug 8, 2009
| 2:36 PM
| Aug 9, 2009
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" earned a studio-estimated $100 million around the globe on its opening weekend, marking Paramount's third successful big-budget action movie of the summer, albeit the smallest one.
The film came in about $10 million under...
| Aug 12, 2009
At a certain point in the wonderful new movie "Julie & Julia," there is a plot twist so shocking the audience gasps. Julia Child does something that seems so totally out of character that even on the way out, people were still shaking their heads. "How...
| Aug 6, 2009
Julie Powell was stuch at a dead end job, searching for her purpose in life, when she discovered Julia Child. After a year long challenge to cook every recipe in Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', her journey is now on the big screen, in...
| Aug 5, 2009
As Julie & Julia points out, Julie Powell was a struggling would-be writer living New York when she stumbled upon the gimmick that would make her famous. She started a blog, "The Julie/Julia Project: Nobody here but us servantless American cooks."
| Aug 6, 2009
Julie Powell was a frustrated Amherst grad living in New York and working in a temp job when her husband suggested she take that theater and fiction writing major out for a spin and try a blog. The one she came up with, "The Julie/Julia Project," would...
| Aug 7, 2009
"Julie & Julia" is a gloriously frothy confection, a late summer delight built on Meryl Streep's hilarious impersonation of The French Chef, Julia Child.
The comedy about a would-be writer's attempt to cook her way through Child's culture-changing...
| Jul 29, 2009
| 5:55 AM
Julie and Julia
To purchase a copy of the book:
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously