: Third in a series of novels about a couple of New Orleans chefs and their restaurant "Liquor". Who needs plot? Not docbrite
, whose characters are so engaging you could pretty much take a slice out of any part of their lives and end up with a mouth watering (and sometimes downright horrifying) yarn about food. And that's just what we have here, a window on the intersection of Chefs Rickey and G-Man and a recently exonerated convict who'd been an up and comer in the New Orleans food scene but got put away for a murder he didn't commit, who Rickey enlists to create a "soul kitchen" aboard a casino boat. Hijinks don't ensue, but pathos does as pretty much everyone involved spends a good while cryin' on the inside. I thought the climax, if you can really call it that, was a little weak mainly because it was so brief, but like I said before it ain't about plot, it's about people. And food. And gelee.
: Wow. I was expecting a silly movie with a funny gimmick, but after about a half hour of that it veered off into Kafkaesque Twilight Zone territory. Christopher Walken
was, as always, bucking frilliant. David Hasselhoff
is now forgiven for Baywatch (AND "Hooked on a Feeling") by virtue of being hella funny. The ending is a little predictable, but it's ok because it's such a shit to shine switcharoo mega-happy ending.
Also: Where the Truth Lies
: Didn't like much. It just didn't keep me engaged enough to take an interest.Back to the Future
: Still awesome after all these years.Crossroads
: Not quite as awesome, but still pretty damn good. I need a new pignose
While reading this wikipedia article about the Sheba farms
area of Lebanon, I found it interesting that Israel by and large doesn't seem to give a shit about UN resolutions. I think it's kind of ironic that Lebanon says it belongs to them, Syria says it belongs to Lebanon, but Israel says it belongs to Syria. Not to mention most of the maps throughout the past few decades say it belongs to Syria, but the people there claim to be Lebanese. Now there's a patch of land with an identity crisis.
( A cartoon )