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Philly Food and Film
Videographer Oliver Gallini 5 min short featuring organic-chemist-turned-chef, Townsend Wentz, who got his start at The Four Seasons Philadelphia.
Food n Film: CHOCOLAT
If you’re a foodie movie lover who saw Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey (see T&T post), this summer you may be wondering what delicious visual journey might be awaiting you in the theater next. Well, how about a look back at his film Chocolat (2000), which stars French actress Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench and Johnny Depp. Hallström’s has a special talent for turning cooking into a dramatic movie journey...READ MORE
Food n Film: THE HUNDRED FOOT JOURNEY
...young Hassan, a soulful-eyed boy with lush, thick eye lashes, places his face into the sea urchin basket, and breathes in the exotic briny scent. He sticks his fingers into the aquatic ooze, takes it to his mouth and is transfixed by the taste. The vendor, oblivious to the thrusting arms of frenzied women, notices the boy and realizes he is the only one worthy of this oceanic prize; he is the one who can “truly taste.” ... READ MORE
Food n Film: JULIE & JULIA
Personally, I like the unevenness of it, because I fell in love with the post World War II, Parisian sights, sounds, food and romance between Julia and Paul. I always felt a bit jarred back into reality when the scenes returned to Julie's meltdowns and cramped kitchen.READ POST
Food n Film: EAT PRAY LOVE
Six months into my 38th year of this life, I had my first panic attack. I didn't know that's what it was until months later. Symptom after symptom starting piling up on me until there were days I could no longer move my arms or neck. The doctors told me I was suffering from an auto-immune condition that they felt was most likely Lupus. And so began my much deeper journey and exploration into the world of spirit, alternative medicine, yoga, meditation and Eat, Pray, Love. READ POST
Food n Film: TODAY'S SPECIAL
With a film like this, food plays a main character in the story and I was lucky enough to get an interview with the film's Food Stylist, Janine Kalesis.READ POST
Food n Film: BABETTE'S FEAST
Those of us in attendance were not only given the opportunity to see Babette's Feast, the Oscar winning, Danish film, considered one of the all-time great "food films"; we also got to taste Babette's menu! READ POST
Cozy Quilt of Food Movies, we'll add more patches as T &T discovers more films where food plays the biggest "roll"
AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL RELEASING
25 TO LIFE chronicles the story of William Brawner, a young man who kept his HIV positive status a secret for over twenty-five years. Now, William seeks redemption from his promiscuous past as he embarks on a new phase of life with his wife who is HIV Negative. We journey with William and his family as he struggles to carve out an open and honest future. 25 TO LIFE is supported by Sundance Institute, Cinereach, The GoodPitch, IFP, Firelight Media Lab, and Tribeca All Access and is the 2014 American Black Film Festival Grand Prize Jury winner. "25 to Life" Opens December 1, 2014 - World AIDS Day
Tinsel & Tine got an offer to review two nutritious, delicious, free from artificial preservative products at the same time. Products which just so happened to compliment each other, so I decided to do a combo post. READ POST
Tinsel & Tine on Paper.li
Really love this platform, you feature your stuff and other people's stuff you follow, and it all configures like the front page of a newspaper. Click to see what I mean
The Lunchbox, Dabbawalas Mumbai
*FILM The Lunchbox, 2014 (India)*
The film set in Mumbai, revolves around a mistaken delivery by the
Dabbawalas (lunchbox service) of Mumbai, which leads ...
Interview: Mekhi Phifer for "Insurgent"
Got a chance to talk to Mekhi Phifer at the Four Seasons Philadelphia, about being a part of the Divergent Series: "Insurgent".
On a Food n Film note: Mekhi was hoping to have a Philly Cheese Steak while he was here but ran out of time. The Four Seasons is going to have to set up a delivery system with Pat's or Geno's, cause all the celebs want them when they come for these press junkets.
Mehkhi also answers this question: If you could recreate any movie and put yourself in the lead roll, what would it be?
So check me out in my first on camera interview! And CANDI's CORNER INSURGENT Review
Interview: Jussie Smollett & Bryshere "Yazz" Gray
Tinsel & Tine got a chance to be on a Conference Call with two of the Lyon brothers. Here's a video excerpt of the audio from the call. LISTEN
My friend and fellow blogger/journalist Thomasena Farrar of MusicMoviesThoughts has had a particularly tough year managing her MS, yet she continues to Walk in Faith and I will walk beside her as a member of her team "Walkin' By Faith" on May 2, 2015. Please help me support Thomasena and The MS Walk with a donation. My goal is just $125, which is $5 from 25 people, but please feel free to give more or less. Thank you!
Tinsel & Tine does giveaways for screenings quite often, but you may not know about them cause I rarely post them here, for expediency I post the contests and codes to social media starting with Tinsel & Tine on Tumblr
Philly Spotlight: SAVOUREUX'S
You know I can't help but highlight CAKE relevant things, especially when they are in my neighborhood. Breanna & Destiny are the baking team behind Savoureux's, a new company specializing in delectable sweets. When I heard about these women getting both a business and a charitable organization off the ground, I knew they'd make for a great profile piece on Tinsel & Tine. READ POST
Revlock Review: RUN ALL NIGHT
To me, Neeson will always be Oskar Schindler or some prestigious variant, a habitual player in period pieces lauded by critics and reluctantly consumed by audiences, the cinematic equivalent of the Brussels sprout. READ POST
The Wrecking Crew
Covered "The Wrecking Crew" Music Doc during PFS/XPN Music Film Fest, so glad this entertaining, important piece of history is now in theaters! READ POST
ME N MO MEATBALLS & MORE
I got to try, well, try implies I took a bite - I ate 6 or more meatballs, each with its own sauce, along with a generous portion of perfectly weighted Gnocci, all enjoyed with fresh baked focaccia bread...READ POST
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FIFTY SHADES: BOOK TO FILM COMPARISON
In terms of themes, EL James wrote a classic romantic tale of a wounded man and innocent woman meeting and falling in love, not unlike many such stories in literature - Jane Eyre for instance... READ POST
CONTEST: Hang with RDJ at the Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron
COULD BE BEST $10 I'VE EVER SPENT! I NEED TO WIN THIS!!! Robert Downey Jr. is offering fans the chance to live out the best night of their life culminating at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, all to support a great cause. More details
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
"The difference between what we want and what we fear is the wink of an eyelash."
Weekly Recap of EMPIRE
Yeah, Empire is TV, but it represents movies and Philly in so many ways, so we love covering this campy, music driven, outrageous black soap opera READ RECAPS
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
We all know Colin Firth is a wonderful actor, but I think it's even more apparent when you think this was the guy tussling in the street like a 10 year-old girl, trying to do damage to Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones's Diary, and now... READ POST
Better than a Mini Me & M&M's Me
Congrats to Oscar winner J.K. Simmons for his supporting role in "Whiplash".
Candy n Film: J. K. Simmons is also the voice of the Yellow M&M’S® “spokescandy” for the last 20 years, and was presented with an M&M’S® mosaic to congratulate him on his successful award season.
I want a M&M’S® Peanut Mosaic of myself to bring to the movies as my Cinema Sneak n Snack™, then I can eat my own face - perfect if seeing a David Lynch film. READ OSCAR 2015 Round UP
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Uomo Moderno / Palladinos
The party and magazine features actress/hostess Ornella Fado of "Brindiamo". The TV Series Brindiamo is celebrating its 10th season showcasing the finest authentic Italian restaurants around the world, as well as Italy's regional cuisine, travel destinations and celebrities. Now how do I get a fab gig like that!?! READ POST
SOUND OF MUSIC 50th ANNIVERSARY
How many times have I seen "The Sound of Music"? I don't even want to hazzard a guess. But I love it !
"Closer Weekly" magazine did a story on the beloved musical and its cast - Fifty years later, the group remains close as ever. "We really did create a second family through good times and bad,” says Kym. “Heather and her husband, Robert Urich, were my son’s godmother and godfather.” Says Nicholas, “We’ve been there for weddings, births and the deaths of parents and partners. I know I could call any one of the other six at 3 in the morning if I were in a crisis, and they would be there for me in a heartbeat, as I would be for them...READ MORE
basically high school hasn't changed, it's just on steroids due to cellphones, social media and cyber bullying. Actually, The Duff is an enjoyable effort, but ...READ MORE
Interview with American Sniper Actor: BEN REED
REED: The set is like a well-oiled machine. His crew is made up of people he's worked with for the last 20-30 years, so it's very calm and quiet, people talking in whispered voices. Eastwood is precise in what he wants. He knows how he's going to edit every scene so he gets the shots he needs and that's it. Sharp as a tack! READ INTERVIEW
Kevin MacDonald is nothing if not ambidextrous. With almost metronomic regularity, the Scottish director alternates between shooting fiction films and documentaries...READ Mikhail Revlock Interview
The courageous Tris is ready to get in on the action in this year’s must-see film, THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT. We now have an inside look at her major transformation in a BRAND NEW FEATURETTE. The story of Tris and Four continues as they race against time in order to protect the future of their world from the Erudite elite.
It’s Mikhail kicking off my joint review of Jupiter Ascending with Le Anne. We caught a preview screening of the Wachowski’s latest offering at the Rave University City, and I think it’s fair to say we were both underwhelmed by this space opera thing.
The Today Show reunited the cast of one of my all time favorite movies - PRETTY WOMAN to celebrate the movie's 25th Anniversary. ...
The film brings us into the world of Diane "Die" Despres (Annie Dorval) an overly made up, aging beauty with a nice figure in her sequined jeans. Her manner is frank and frequently too loud. She's what you'd call a natural survivor. READ POST
STILL ALICE & CAKE
I saw these two films Julianne Moore in Still Alice and Jennifer Aniston in Cake within days of each other and couldn't help but be struck by the similarities. Both women are dealing with harsh realities not of their own making. Both women are in good income brackets, yet that fact only alleviates their situations in minor ways...READ POST
TINSEL & TINE'S RADIO DEBUT (Thurs 1/15/15) - I turned the tables on the BLACK TRIBBLES and interviewed them about their black nerdness and 2015 Upcoming Sci-Fi flicks LISTEN TO PODCAST
Because John du Pont was born in Philadelphia, attended The University of Pennsylvania, had funded a wrestling program at Villanova University, and Foxcatcher Farms was located only a stone's throw away in Delaware County, this news story was pretty big here in Philly back in 1996; yet I have to admit, I couldn't remember a single detail going in to see the movie Foxcatcher.READ POST
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Philly is #3 on New York Times List of Places to Go in 2015
A series of projects has transformed Philadelphia into a hive of outdoor urban activity. READ ARTICLE
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PIFF meets PTW in 2015
Which is why the 8th Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival joining Philly Tech Week 2015 makes perfect sense! I got a chance to talk to PIFF founder, Benjamin Barnett now that the festival has officially been moved from June to April 17-25, 2015. There was much excitement in Ben's voice as we discussed this highly anticipated blending of art and technology.READ MORE
Community Event : WesGold Fellows Founders' Reception
Thursday, October 23, 2014 marked the 3rd Annual Founders' Reception, held at the Philadelphia Business & Technology Center, Penthouse. Catered by Mia and Me. Hosted by NBC 10's Brittney Shipp. The evening is both a fundraiser and a celebration of the West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution's WesGold Fellows Internship (WGF), an 8 week program which brings Philadelphia inner city high school students into the world of business, finance, real estate development, networking and effective communication. READ POST
T&T's Best and Worst films of 2014
This year I felt my Golden Globes nominations post would suffice as an end of the year wrap up, and then Half Popped asked their reviewers to participate in an online awards by submitting our votes for movies of 2014 in various categories. HERES MY CHOICES
Catch Up with Fernando J. Scarpa
Pay attention now, because when he becomes the next Ryan Murphy or J.J. Abrams you'll be able to say I saw him coming! READ POST
GOLD MEDAL WINE CLUB
Philly Food Critic: Craig Laban's Year End Restaurant Roundup in Bells!
Have you had a chance to check out Craig Laban's 2014 Restaurant Round Up (in Bells) on PHILLY.com? This adds so many more dining experiences to my Wish List! Congrats - HIGH STREET ON MARKET 308 Market St. for being named Philly's Best New Restaurant of 2014.
Philly Spotlight: PIFF2015 Preview Screenings
The 8th Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival is scheduled for April 17 - 25, 2015. Leading up to #PIFF2015 screenings of short films will be shown at the Art Alliance (next one scheduled for Saturday, Feb 21st 7-11pm). Prior and post screenings, there's was a jovial atmosphere with Philly actors/musicians, producers, directors, distributors talking, networking and singing. READ POST
Annie Movie Musical 2014
This Annie remake has been in the works for a while. We all knew Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith had gotten the rights to update the Charles Strouse musical for a new movie. At one point their daughter Willow was supposed to play the title role. Then we learned Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter was also producing, so I don't think there was any doubt that this version of Annie was being looked at as "The Black Annie", right? Like "The Wiz" or "The Preachers Wife" READ POST
Most of the movie is told in real time, but there's such a richness to the weave that fills us in on who these people may or may not be, as seen through the eyes of Amy's diary, Nick's close relationship with his twin sister, Margot (Carrie Coon) and by the police, headed up by Detective Rhonda Boney (Kim Dickens) which is a great character.READ MORE
Chris Evangelista at CutPrintFilm has written a very good review. I don't agree with his criticism of Johnny Depp as the Big Bad Wolf, or the lukewarm praise for Meryl Streep; but he's spot on when it comes to the Prince Charming duet between Chris Pine and Billy Magnussen,.. READ POST
Half Popped Reviews
Chris Rock has convinced me he's a filmmaker! READ POST
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
The Hobbit:The Battle of the Five Armies opened today 12/17. I can only manage one movie post this week and I'm working on #Annie, so I'd like to share CutPrintFilms.com review of the final @thehobbitmovie installment with Tinsel & Tine's commentary in the comments section READ POST
ROUND UP FROM - #PFF23 Part 1 & 2
RECAP OF THE FEST - Part 1 & 2 Mini Reviews, Director Q&A's (videos & audio), spotlight on attendees, social media embeds posted during the Philadelphia Film Festival, produced by The Philadelphia Film Society (Oct 16 -23)
The Theory of Everything
My first thought, well not first, but second or third thought after seeing The Theory of Everything was - how could someone all crippled up with ALS, who can't even feed himself, have a better sex life than me!?! READ POST
I saw Chris Hemsworth in Michael Mann's "BlackHat", but the convuluted and uninteresting plot's already left my brain. Here's a pointed @cutprintfilm review READ REVIEW
PINTEREST Wine & Beer Yay's & Nay's
Be sure to follow Tinsel & Tine's Pinterst page as I sip my way through vintages, grapes, taps and brews To the Pins
BEYOND THE LIGHTS
Minnie Driver is absolutely superb as Noni’s grim stage mother. Always a likable screen presence, Driver doesn’t shrink from conveying all of her character’s meanness and mendacity while at the same time hinting at the complex motives that drive her... READ MORE by blog contrib Terri Heard
A Quick Look at 10 Golden Globe Nominated Films
Congratulations to "Selma" for all the Golden Globe Nominations! Best Actor: David Oyelowo, Best Director: Ava Duvernay, Best Original Song: "Glory" and most importantly - Best Motion Picture Drama! READ POST
The Hunger Games:MockingJay Part 1
...And yes, the social commentary of allowing a dictatorship government to get a hold on things to the point they can demand sacrifices, is a worthwhile examination; but there's always an element to this story that seems to be missing for me to really feel engaged READ MORE
EXODUS: GODS & KINGS
It's was impossible for me to watch Ridley Scott's latest efforts to join the big budget Bible bandwagon - Exodus: Gods and Kings, without comparing it to The Ten Commandments and I'm certain I'm not alone. There's just something so magical and moving about this 1956 telling of the life of Moses, beginning with his adoption by the Pharaoh's daughter out of a basket found in the reeds, to his snake shifting staff, to delivering the stone tablets...READ POST
Though Horrible Bosses 2 is rarely laugh-out-loud funny—it is occasionally smirking-to-oneself funny—every plot machination is in the service of a joke. If half of these jokes stuck, we’d be looking at an impressive gag-minute ratio...READ POST by Blog Contrib Mikhail Revlock
Eat Your Way Thru The Philly Christmas Village
This year, actually I was touring through the Christmas Village invited as press, along with a number of other writers and bloggers...READ POST
Recent Post: SeaSalt Restaurant Review
Guest Bloggers: Russell & Kay Davis Wine Experts & Fashion Designer - Review Upscale Cape May Restaurant with tips on Wine pairings READ POST
Interview with Dear White People director Justin Simien
“It’s important that people come out to see this film,” Simien says with a laugh. “Not just because I made it, and I want it to do well but because I miss this genre". READ POSTby Blog Contrib Mikhail Revlock
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Chaos upon chaos could get tedious if it weren't for the fact that you become invested in this family unit very quickly. Their camaraderie is infectious. Sure there's bickering, frustrations, guilt and annoying little brother jabs, but when the chips are truly down, the Cooper family pulls together each one sharing in the other's misfortune and eventually finding the silver lining, Disney style, and it works! READ FULL POST
Fashion Event: Fashion Under the Shambles RECAP
Now on to the FASHION pics!!! (Be sure to use the full screen icon on all the slideshows and play the track) Please Note: This is just a sampling of Fashions presented during the evening, I didn't shoot every model from every show, or even every boutique, not to slight anyone, it's just the post would be too cumbersome.READ POST
Fashion & Food: Tulip Clothing / Diner en Blanc
1st time attending Pop Up Gala Diner en Blanc READ POST for Recap and Interview with Dress Designer Amber Cuff
Debbie Allen Does Philly
Debbie Allen graciously gave a free "Inside the Actors Studio" type visit to Philly at International House on July 2, 2014. Full of saucy humor and passion, Ms. Allen lectured on creativity, her life's journey, what it means to be an artist, her relationship with her sister Phylicia Rashād, the 18 years it took to get AMISTAD made and so much more... Click HERE to see video excerpt of her address to us lucky enough to attend this inspiring and insightful event.
If you follow me at all, you know that I just think Robert Downey, Jr. is an adorable, charming, intelligent, funny, irreverent, satirical, sexy, talented, reformed screw up, who's a bit full of himself, all which adds to the package.I can't say I've seen every single one of his movies, but I do adore him. Yet, I can assure you my assessment of his latest movie, The Judge, has not been biased by my long standing crush.READ MORE
Philly is part of Couch Fest Shorts Festival
Upon learning about it, I contacted the host for Couch Fest Philadelphia, Nicole Ayers of Madlab Entertainment for an interview CHECK IT OUT!
This is Where I Leave You
Are you closer to your siblings now that everyone's an adult, or was the bond tighter as children? I have three sisters and a brother, and up until recently, when one of my sisters and I decided to move in together to share expenses, our relationships mainly consisted of holiday and birthday gatherings of G rated catch ups on life. Nothing too dramatic, nothing too revealing and God, it's been ages since any of us has brought anyone home to meet the family. A movie about our sibling dynamics would not be very interesting, on the surface...READ MORE
Hector and the Search for Happiniess
"We all want a-pe-nis" (trying to pronounce happiness) says the French woman in the film. Yes, there are times a penis makes both men and women very happy, but what is "Happiness" really? Such is the quest of Hector (Simon Pegg) in Hector and the Search for Happiness. READ MORE
The Ultimate Beer Lovers Happy Hour
Tinsel & Tine is taking part in the ULTIMATE BEER LOVER'S OKTOBERFEST BLOG TOUR, where blogs in different cities throughout the US will be giving away The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour book and prize pack and sharing a recipe with our readers.ENTER TO WIN
BIG HERO 6
Disney's latest offering Big Hero 6 is loosely based on a Japanese-style comic strip. It features Hiro (voice of Ryan Potter), a 13 year-old genius who's already eligible for college, but thinks that's a waste of time, when he's already making big bank entering robot battle competitions with a seemingly innocuous floppy looking bot, which completely destroys the competition. Talk about a ringer! READ MORE
Interview with Goose Island Food Pairing Expert
T&T: A popular sushi roll in Philadelphia is called the Philly Roll (fresh salmon and cream cheese), other than a Chinese beer like Tsingtao or Japanese like Sapporo, what do you recommend? HERE'S THE ANSWER
Recent Post: Goose Island Beer Tasting
We got to sample a number of interesting complex beers from a flavor prospective, however, my favorite was The Sofie, named for the founder's granddaughter. This Belgian Style Saison, is thirst quenching and definitely for the beer drinker who enjoys more flavors, less hops, like I do. To make the Sofie... READ MORE
I became a Tom Hardy fan from his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which wasn't a big role for him, but there was a sexy indolence about the way he played that character that caught my notice. My sister fell for him in This Means War, not the best spy rom/com, but I agree he's rather adorably charming in that flick. READ POST
Glowing Review of Tinsel & Tine by The Bicycle-Chef
LeAnne started blogging for a class assignment a few years back. In her funny, irreverent style, she was challenged to think of a pithy blog name and she blurted out, Suck My Pretty Toes! For a year or two, she blogged under this moniker, writing about her favorite pastimes, eating and seeing movies. As her audience grew and her hobby became a bigger passion, she changed the name over to Tinsel and Tine Reel and Dine, to reflect her blog's mission. Tinsel being Hollywood, aka, Tinsel Town. And Tine for the tines of a fork. Making it a bit more clever, she rates her food and restaurant reviews on a scale of fork tines; none, one, two, three, four, as a restaurant or the meal deserves...READ MORE
T&T Highlights: Island of Lemurs:Madagascar
The film is short, less than 40 minutes long, just enough time to introduce us to the dangers threatening these animals and to learn more about their habitats. I thought my friend's 4 year-old son Nate would be mesmerized by these lemurs which are part monkey, part sloth, part koala bear, all cute, but he was bored 15 minutes in READ MORE
Philly Event Coverage: Vendy Awards Recap
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UPCOMING FILM FESTIVALS
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Interview: Writer/Director Fernando J. Scarpa (Doradus)
I got the opportunity to interview Fernando in the lobby of his Philadelphia hotel (The Alexander Inn) following the screening of his film; he was quite excited by the audience's reaction, as this was his first opportunity to watch the film with the public. I asked him to further explain the meaning behind "Doradus"; there's a lovely rendering in the film of a city reminiscent of Agra in India, created by the story board artist William Lippincott.READ MORE
Summer Event Coverage: Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-Off
Getting around to all 20 would have been ambitious, even eating half dogs, but I did taste a respectable 10, which I have given Tine Ratings - * Excellent - 4 Tines * Great - 3 Tines * Good - 2 Tines * Fair - 1 Tine * Poor - Tarnished, and placed in order of my least favorite to my most favorite. along with pictures of the actual 1st & 2nd place winning restaurants with their big checks! READ POST
Favorite Movie of the Summer: GUARDIANS of the GALAXY
When I saw the trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy months ago, I in no way added it to my must see list, it looked ridiculous, it put me in mind of Matt Groening's Futurama, which has never grabbed me. So, I skipped the first press screening. Then we got a second chance to see it, in K of P, where I work, so I decided why not - SO GLAD I SAW THIS MOVIE - it's a hoot! READ MORE
Film Fest: Philadelphia Independent Film Festival: Going Up
Writer/Director Todd Douglas Bailey personally wrote asking if I would attend the screening of his set in Philadelphia film Going Up a comedy/drama about a young husband and wife whose marriage falls apart over trivial things, that Mars vs Venus kinda stuff - like women tend to want the togetherness shared during dating to continue, where guys after having landed their bride, tend to want to get back to hanging with their friends and playing X-Box. This makes women less interested in intimacy, which gets men thinking marriage means no sex etc...READ POST
DVD GIVEAWAY - "I AM ALI"
The Muhammad Ali documentary that show The Legend out of the rings I AM ALI is now out on DVD & Blu Ray - Tinsel & Tine has 3 DVD's to give away! ENTER TO WIN
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival Nov 12 - 22, 2014
Recent Post: T & T Contrib Interview w/ Creative Talent behind OCULUS
Mike Flanagan (writer, director): I love watching them (horror movies), is the biggest thing. I think that any kind of really intense, emotional response you’re going to have to a movie is really exciting and I don’t know if there’s an emotion that you can feel as acutely as the fear you feel from a really good horror movie. I love being scared!READ MORE
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1tin·sel Pronunciation: \ˈtin(t)-səl something superficially attractive or glamorous but of little real worth.
“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” 1) Do they bring bread before the meal? 2) Is the bread good enough to be worth all the extra carb calories? 3) Is the bread warm? 4) Are you offered both room temperature butter and an olive oil dipping sauce? 5) Do they offer to bring you more bread!
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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.
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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?
Will we one day pay $20 a pop?
Why don't we pay on a scale?
A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50. Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10. Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7. A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.
You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10 Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4 Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...
Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)
Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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