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39 – ShakespeaReTold: Macbeth (2005)

Macbeth the chef! It’s the 2005 BBC made-for-TV-movie ShakespeaReTold: Macbeth.

Sophie and Mitch watched the James McAvoy starring modernization of The Scottish Play – this time set in a Michelian-star restaurant. We discuss how it works (or doesn’t) as a Shakespearean adaptation. We also pitch our own modern food-related versions of the Bard’s work.

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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38 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

We pick up immediately from last week with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).

We explore what makes a good sequel in this ‘monster island’ movie. We talk about all the spectacular food puns. Most importantly, we discover the name of Splash Zone Guy.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Granola Power Balls!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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37 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Time to dive into one of the few food-film-franchises, beginning with 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Sophie & Mitch talk about the insanity of both the protagonist and the concept of food falling from the sky. We also break down all the small details and character work going on in this film. Not only that, but we continue our meatball talk with a small report on the history of the form.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Meatballs!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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36 – Free Birds (2013)

Join us on an adventure to stop the first Thanksgiving in the time-travel turkey movie Free Birds (2013).

Two modern turkeys travel back to 1621 to stop the pilgrims from eating their ancestors and to save all of turkey-kind. Yeah. It’s a weird movie. Sophie & Mitch dissect all this weirdness, these anachronisms, and all of our own misconceptions about Thanksgiving in this holiday-ish episode.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Cranberry Sauce

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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35 – Flavors of Youth (2018)

Let’s look back for simpler times, but let’s do it with the 2018 internationally released anime anthology film: Flavors of Youth.

Sophie & Mitch break down each of the three chapters of the film and how they address (or don’t) the Chinese idiom “yi shi zhu xing” [clothing, food, housing, transport]. We also talk about the issues with titling, expectations, and our conflicted feelings towards this gorgeous film.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – this week though, we’d love to hear YOUR recipes; your flavours of youth, if you will.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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34 – Chef (2014)

Let’s get back to basics with Jon Favreau’s 2014 film Chef.

Sophie & Mitch talk about the odd structure of this movie, the heart-warming (albeit cheesy) male bonding moments, and how to write flawed, but redeemable characters. Also the food is looks just so…so tasty.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Tuna Helper Melt!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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33 – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

2018 is so spooky that we had to do one more, so we watched the horror musical: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

We explain the history behind the Broadway show, Sondheim, and the long process to getting this on film. We talk the pros & cons of adaptation and how a story about eating people can become so darn popular.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Pie Crust!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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32 – The Stuff (1985)

Halloween is here & you need something to watch: you need The Stuff (1985).

In a world consumed by consumption, a malicious food product is taking over & our heroes have to save the day! We try to figure out how these characters got to where they were; we discuss all the different ways the filmmakers made the Stuff; we try and get to the heart of this spectacular cult classic.

If you’d like to know more about the film, check out this Ryan Lambie article!

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Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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31 – Delicatessen (1991)

This week Sophie & Mitch watched the cult French film Delicatessen (1991).

Ho-boy what a movie: an apartment building full of weirdos atop a butcher shop after some sort of apocalypse. It’s super odd, super French, and super fun. If you need more strangeness this Halloween, this is the movie for you.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to see how we prefer our popcorn!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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30 – Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People (1963)

The horror continues with 1963’s Matango: Attack of the Mushroom People!

Sophie & Mitch recount their experience watching this hidden gem from Godzilla & Toho legend Ishiro Honda! We discuss all the atmospheric spookiness of this forbidden island movie, the real life scariness of mushrooms, and the machinations of a cephalopod/fungi alliance.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – or to check out the Binging with Babish Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mushroom Risotto recipe.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/