Movie Wednesday: The Future Of Food (2004)

The Future Of Food (2004)

Director: Deborah Koons Garcia
Producers: Deborah Koons Garcia
Catherine Butler
Writer: Deborah Koons Garcia

I’ve always been one who wanted to know where my food came from. Oh and I’ve always wanted to know what’s in my food. This documentary is the prim example of why I want to know these things. I don’t want to eat a GMO, and while doing that make a company who is putting family farms out of business richer.

If you don’t really care about your food and don’t see what the big deal is, you should seriously watch this and see the how the industry of farming and our food is being handed over to rich companies and making it harder & harder for small farms to survive.

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Movie Wednesday: Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010)

Tucket & Dale vs. Evil (2010)

Director: Eli Craig
Producers: Morgan Jurgenson, Albert Klychak, Rosanne Milliken, Deepak Nayar
Writers: Eli Craig, Morgan Jurgenson
Starring: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

This is one of those movies I was just putting off on watching. It wasn’t due to what I was hearing about it, it was just me not thinking about it when I was out to get a movie. Well, let me say the wait was worth it.

Going into this movie thinking it’s going to be a serious horror film will throw you off greatly. This isn’t a serious horror film and it’s filled with laughs. Even with it not being a serious horror film there still is the blood and gore that many people love about horror films.

Tucker & Dale VS. Evil is the ultimate wrong place wrong time film. College students in the woods never ends well when it’s wrapped around a horror film. When it’s wrapped around a horror comedy it still doesn’t end well, but it ends in a bad way with a lot of laughs along the way.

This film is totally worth the watch. I watched it when I was having a bad day and was so glad I did.

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Movie Wednesday: Labyrinth (1986)

Labyrinth (1986)

Director: Jim Henson
Producers: Eric Rattray
Writers: Terry Jones, Dennis Lee, Jim Henson
Starring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly

Okay so I admit, until Sam [link] suggested Labyrinth to me I had never seen it. I don’t even remember seeing it when I was younger. I guess I’m weird with movies or something. The normal films all the other kids were watching I’ve never seen.

Compared to the films I’ve been watching it took me a bit to get into the mindset of the film. I’m used to an arm being torn off not the cutest big fuzzy guy you’ve ever seen in your whole life.

You do fall in love with the puppets, if Jim Henson knew one thing it was how to make puppets with character. They are a big part of the film. You learn about them quickly and see that each of them have their own personality and  kind of mission with who they are.

I have to say, the puppets were the best part of the film.

When you sit back and look at the story though, it’s a great story. I think my main problem was the fact that it’s different from what I love – but it’s always a great thing to watch movies that make you stray from what you love. You never know when you’ll find something else you’ll love just as much.

In the end I did enjoy the film and suggest it for everyone to watch. It’s a great film to use to escape from one of those crappy days we all have.

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Movie Wednesday: Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

Hobo With A Shotgun (2011)

Director: Jason Eisener
Producers: Rob Cotterill, Niv Fichman, Paul Gross
Writter: John Davies
Starring: Rutger Hauer, Molly Dunsworth, Brian Downey, Gregory Smith

I ended up watching this movie by request of a friend. It didn’t take a lot of convincing for me to watch it though, it was on the list of movies I wanted to see since it came out. I just finally had a chance to find it and watch it. Totally worth the watch.

There was a part of me that was worried I was going to be watching and over done movie with a horrid story. I had this feeling mostly for the fact of so many people talking about how great the film is. I don’t usually buy into hype about a movie, for the pure fact that society seems to enjoy some horrible movies.

The story of the film I enjoyed a lot. There’s no better story to be told. A person who society has pretty much cast out sees the unjust around him and decides to stand up for everyone – because they’re too scared to do it themselves. Corruption is running the city.

He goes from the scum of society to a hero.

For me the way a film is colorized goes a long way. That helps to set the tone for the whole film. Maybe it’s all due to my love of art and understanding how colors effect mood.

When the film started and you see those rich colors, it makes your mind think you’re watching a film from the period in time when they were beginning to colorize films. At that period in time when a film was shot in black and white and color was added to it you never ended up with true colors, they always turned out to be a much richer color – and I LOVE films with rich colors. It excites my eyes and my mind.

I also have to say bravo for the well placed references to the Evil Dead trilogy. It made me happy and laugh.

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