Hypochondriacs, beware. Today's release of Contagion, the pandemic film featuring a star-studded cast as they search for a vaccine to a mysterious virus, will have you disinfecting everything in sight and steering clear of anyone with a cough. We've been scared by contagious movies in the past, so if you want to worry yourself into a fright this weekend add these films to an infectious movie marathon.
Give me a movie with a geeked out theme, and I'm a happy girl. But make a geek girl one of the main characters, and I'm beyond stoked: movies seem to work better when their characters are relatable. So give me a girl who's into comics, computers, and sci-fi, and I promise to be first in line on opening night. Here are five of my favorite geek gals to ever grace the silver screen — who would you add to the list?
Although the production company revealed little else, it did confirm that Garlic and Sapphires is in "active development." The movie is slated for a 2010 release.
After seeing her go undercover, I vote for Reichl herself. Who would you want to see star in Garlic and Sapphires?
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Loosely based on the classic children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett, Cloudy is an animated film produced by Sony Pictures Animation. The premise: A scientist hopes to solve world hunger when he discovers a way to convert water into food, but when he unleashes his invention on the world, it turns into an epic (albeit delicious) disaster.
I can't wait to get a helping of the computer animated adventure, which features the voices of comedians Andy Samberg and Anna Faris. I suspect the movie will only be more hunger-inducing in its 3-D, IMAX version. Will you be watching? Check out the preview trailer after the jump.
Bitter Feast, which is being described as a dark comedic thriller, is currently filming in Manhattan and Woodstock, NY. Written and directed by Joe Maggio, the movie stars James LeGros as a New York chef and cooking personality who takes revenge on a food critic who recently crushed his restaurant in a review. Batali will play the owner of the restaurant. The movie is slated for a release this Fall from Magnolia Pictures.
Do you think Molto Mario has the chops to star in a major theatrical production? Would you rather watch Padma in a sitcom — or Mario in a movie?
The Oscars are right around the corner, and to celebrate Hollywood, I thought it would be fun to round up some fun food and film moments. Everyone knows the usual foodie films like Big Night and Tampopo, so I thought I'd pick a few not so obvious ones that I loved when I was growing up. To check them out, click the "Start Slideshow" button below.