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Russell Crowe's Wine; Food Blog on Film

There's a new batch of crumbs to snack on in the gastronomic movie news feed bag. First up is A Good Year," the story of a London investment banker who gets fired and inherits a vineyard in Provence. Based on the 2004 Peter Mayle ("A Year in Provence") novel with the same name, the movie stars Russell Crowe as the bequeathed unemployed banker and Albert Finney as his uncle. Crowe, of course, falls in love amidst the grapevines, and his leading lady is played by Marion Cotillard ("A Very Long Engagement"). Scheduled to arrive in theaters in early November, the 20th Century Fox flick is directed by Ridley Scott ("Black Hawk Down," "Gladiator," "Thelma and Louise"). I've got my own food movie hall of fame (perhaps we should share our favorites), and "Mostly Martha" is near the top of the list. Under the direction of German filmmaker Sandra Nettelbeck, "Mostly...

By Kim ODonnel | July 11, 2006; 12:28 PM ET | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Movie Star Rat is a Gourmand

If you weren't too involved with your popcorn, those of you who caught "Cars" on screen this week may have noticed during previews a culinary tease to yet another Pixar main course, due out next summer. The dish in question is "Ratatouille," the story of a rat in Paris with an epicurean appetite. The trailer is hilarious and has me hungry for more, s'il vous plait. On tap to direct is Brad Bird ("The Incredibles"); as for cast, word is that Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond") will be the voice of the chef and that the gourmet rat in question will be the voice of Patton Oswalt ("King of Queens"). The film appears to have nothing to do with ratatouille, by the way, a stewy Provencal dish making use of summer goodies such as eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, garlic and herbs....

By Kim ODonnel | June 14, 2006; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Julia Child: The Movie?

It's rare that I would have entertainment news to share, but because it's food related, I'm hoping fab Celebritology blog-mistress Liz Kelly won't mind. The late great cooking dame Julia Child will be the subject of a yet-to-be-named film, and the woman bringing her back to life is Joan Cusack. Most recently, Cusack appeared with the star-studded cast of "Friends With Money" (Jennifer Aniston, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand); you may also remember her from "Runaway Bride" and "High Fidelity," or if you're old like me, "Saturday Night Live" skits from the late 1980s. Maybe Cusack should consult former SNL-er Dan Akyroyd (remember his bang-up Julia skits?) for some tips on the accent? Apparently, Cusack announced the news while on air with Martha Stewart late last month. Anyone who saw the episode, let us know in the comments area below. Here's the latest bite on "Fast Food Nation," the movie version...

By Kim ODonnel | June 7, 2006; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (7) | TrackBack (0)


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