Archive for January, 2010
- Is Jean Claude Van Damme secretly cool? We discuss this while talking about JCVD.
- Steph gets passionate about the portrayal of women in guy movies while discussing The Hangover!
- Is Ink the worst movie ever? Probably not. But it might be.
- We discuss whether Easy Virtue was rented because of Jessica Biel or Colin Firth. (Hint: It wasn't because of Jessica Biel...)
“If it had not rained on a certain May morning Valancy Stirling’s whole life would have been entirely different. She would have gone, with the rest of her clan, to Aunt Wellington’s engagement picnic and Dr. Trent would have gone to Montreal. But it did rain and you shall hear what happened to her because of it.”The Blue Castle is the story of Valancy Stirling, who at 29, is an old maid. She lives with her overbearing mother and sniveling cousin and has a dull and oppressed existence. Valancy is kept under thumb, constantly berated, and is perpetually holding her tongue. She is only able to find solace in two things: the nature books of the reclusive author, John Foster, and the blue castle of her imagination, a place where her wildest dreams come true and romance is no longer an impossibility. Valancy’s life changes the day she sneaks out to see a doctor (without first getting her family’s approval) and is diagnosed with a severe and untreatable heart condition that will likely kill her before the year is out. This revelation spurs Valancy to overhaul her life and break out of her shell; she may not have done much with the first 29 years of her life, but Valancy soon learns that it’s never too late to learn how to live, and when she starts to cozy up to town recluse and possible bad-boy, Barney Snaith, she finds it may not even be too late for love! (more…)
I don’t care if you have a treasured recipe that’s been handed down through your family’s generations for the past century – I’m about to share with you a recipe for chocolate chip cookies so good they will blow your mind. If you thought I got excited about really good bread, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Just try these cookies and they will rock your world... provided you like chewy chocolate chip cookies. If you like crispy ones, I can’t help you. I know there’s been a lot of hoopla on the interwebs about how one should freeze cookie dough for something like 72 hours before actually baking the damn things, but that is crazy talk, because who wants to wait THREE DAYS for cookies? Not me, that’s for sure. When I get it into my head that I want to bake cookies, it’s probably because I want to eat cookies in the near future. Three days is not the near future on the cookie timeline. But as Einstein said, all things are relative; just make these cookies and see. They will be gone in three days and you will say that was far too quick.The secret? Two things actually: 1) almond extract (it makes the dough - or cookie flesh, if you prefer – simply divine), and 2) sea salt (the combination of salty and sweet is addictive and makes the cookies really something special). (more…)
- Tony learns just how important good bread is to Steph while we discuss Ratatouille
- How to incorporate Super Size Me into your life for a healthier 2010
- Was Avatar deserving of all the hype? Don't want to spoil it for you, but: no.
- The Shop Around the Corner proves that oldies can still be goodies (even if they are culturally insensitive)