Bad Times at the El Royale

If you are a Quentin Tarantino fan, Bad Times at the El Royale is for you!  Strange but interesting characters get together on an inclemently unfriendly night at a deserted location.  This is followed by equally strange behavior and a lot of blood.  Several of the characters are leading a double life.  Sound familiar?  The […]

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Beautiful Boy – Coca Cola Chicken Wings

In Beautiful Boy there is a charming yet, sad scene with Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell meet at a café.  David is reminded of a simpler time when he taught Nic to say Coca Cola in Klingon.   Enjoy this recipe for qo’la’ ‘awje’ chicken wings.

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Beautiful Boy

Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird, Hostiles, Call Me By Your Name) and Steve Carell are excellent in Beautiful Boy.  This is a very difficult story about drug abuse, it’s effect on the user and the people around them.  David Sheff (Carell) does a great deal of research on the effects of crystal meth on the human […]

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The Hate U Give – Mac and Cheese

Towards the end of The Hate U Give, Starr, her brother Seven (Lamar Johnson) and her boyfriend, Chris (K.J. Apa) have a spirited discussion about the age old mac & cheese questions.  Is it a side dish or an entrée; breadcrumbs, yay or nay; box or scratch?  This recipe may help you decide.

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give was our second favorite movie at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and our favorite movie of this genre so far.  It is an emotional and intelligent look at some of today’s prominent issues.  We think it is the most balanced and hopeful film we have seen about this topic.  Amandla Stenberg […]

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First Man – Grilled Peaches with Tahini and Yogurt

First Man was set in Houston, TX where NASA is located.  The astronauts of the early 60’s lived in a neighborhood called Timber Cove.  They were neighbors, friends and family.  They would all often get together and loved to grill out.  This is an updated version of a Texas treat.

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First Man

So many of us remember when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, First Man tells another part of the story.  Ryan Gosling portrays Armstrong as a very stoic, distant man with a mission.   People who have goals like these are probably usually not as emotional as the rest of us.  Claire Foy’s reveals Janet Armstrong […]

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A Star is Born – Sous Vide Pastrami

A Star is Born begins with Jack meeting Ally.  That first night they spend the evening writing music.  Ally returns home to find a mess that her father, Lorenzo and his friends have made.  Appears that they were making sandwiches.  This is a fairly advanced recipe for pastrami, but so worth the effort.  Excellent on […]

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A Star is Born

This is the third remake of the 1937 A Star is Born starring Frederick March and Janet Gaynor.  I also watched the 1976 version starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  This most recent interpretation features Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.  The plot has very few variations from the Kristofferson/Streisand.  I thought the chemistry between Ally […]

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Monsters and Men – Stilleto

We always try to make the best of a situation.  The best part of seeing Monsters and Men was meeting Sonny and drinking his fabulous Manhattan’s.  We’re going to give you a little twist on our favorite drink with The Stiletto.   Equally good and easy to make.  As with stiletto heels, two are just perfect!

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