Basement Film Fest

Last night I was cruising HBO On Demand and saw that The First Wives Club was available.

Hit movie, I know.

Why this particular title appealed to me at 8:30 PM on a Monday night is a total mystery.

But as I watched, it very quickly became apparent to me that I blacked out the majority of that movie, most likely because the first time I saw it I wasn’t even in high school.  Watching the beginning the first half of the movie?  Was depressing as hell.

Apparently there was a part of my subconscious that just wanted to be…sad.

Honest-to-goodness, the best part (AKA the part that made it manageable) was probably watching SJP, as a newer actress circa 15 years ago.

And oh, by the way, did anyone else realize that she was one of the witches in Hocus Pocus?

Because that was definitely news to me.

For a change of scenery, tonight I decided to watch Forks Over Knives. 

Controversial (I just have a hunch), but FAR less of an emotional rollercoaster.

I attempted to watch that one for the first time a couple of months ago and ended up getting sucked into a vortex of extreme multi-tasking.  Which is not exactly the best for watching anything.

But I was inspired by the interview series that The Washington Post is doing with Michael Pollan (Part I, Part II, Part III), so I thought it might be good to give it another shot.

If you’ve read all of the Whole Food Manifestos like Food Rules, The Omnivore’s Dilemma and In Defense of Food, or have watched Food, Inc., then you might find the situation to be a little bit redundant.

It all boils down to the #1 Food Rule: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

And if you fail at following Rule #1, you’ll probably catch cancer/the diabetes/a heart attack.

Pretty straightforward stuff.

If you haven’t read/watched any of the above books/movies, then it could be worth a whirl.  And even though they explicitly tell you all about why you shouldn’t eat meat, none of the footage will put you off meat forever like the footage/stories in some of the other aforementioned materials.

Which is a good thing, I think.

What’s the most terrible movie you have seen lately?

Have you read any of Michael Pollan’s books?

p.s. If you haven’t been yet, make sure to head over to Inside Nana Bread’s Head to check out the delicious Bananas Foster Fried Pies that Jeanne actioned for our Pie Week festivities!


7 responses to “Basement Film Fest

  1. Having read/seen most of the whole food manisfestos, I appreciate your nutshell summary. I can’t remember the name of the most recent worst movie I’ve seen. Coincidentally enough, it was some British version of Food Inc. that was a Netflix “best guess.”

  2. Food Rules. I had delusions of grandeur that I would set up some kind of program where I tried to follow 2 rules each week, but I always picked the redundant ones. I didn’t even keep up with that. But having it around, and the knowledge of what’s inside, is a start for me, haha.

  3. Even though it’s another food movie, I do want to see Forks over Knives. Sounds interesting.
    For the last really bad movie I’ve seen, I don’t even remember the name of it. It was some movie on Hulu about a guy drinking nothing but juice for two months. It was so stupid, I couldn’t finish watching.

  4. I love Hocus Pocus! I finally realized SJP was one of the witches a couple of years ago 😉 I remember watching that movie several times a fall back in my elementary/middle school days.

  5. Oh, but there are SOOOOOOOO many terrible movies!
    With HRH in the picture, I don’t get a lot of time to watch movies that don’t include Dora/Princesses/combination thereof. However, the other day I queued up (I love the word “queue,” btw) “Young Frankenstein” on my personal laptop and used it as amusement while I suffered through a round of grading. It’s one of my faves.
    But I digress. My husband watched, last year, I think, “I Love You, Man.” I’t’s like a chick flick for guys. And TERRIBLE.
    After becoming a mom, I’ve gotten more sensitive to a lot of things, so I don’t like a lot of the films my husband watches when they come out OnDemand (“Book of Eli,” etc.). But I’ve got the first installment of the last HP on my “to do” list for ASAP! 🙂

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  7. Heeeey…there’s a tag on this post that says “Newsies.” You made me all nostalgic.

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