"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-03-2015, 04:46 PM   #6651
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
My best friend of 60+ years and I went to see Burnt this afternoon. It did not disappoint. Great film and, after a little while as I understood the stress level of the environment, I didn't even "hear" the F bombs any more as we became wrapped up in the "story."

Loved it and we were particularly captivated by little Lily. What an adorable little girl.

Wanna see it again!
__________________

__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2015, 04:16 AM   #6652
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,242
We watched "Chef" tonight. I must say Jon Favreau got himself some mad knife skills!
__________________

__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2015, 05:30 AM   #6653
Head Chef
 
creative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 1,614
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cooking Goddess View Post
We watched "Chef" tonight. I must say Jon Favreau got himself some mad knife skills!
How did you rate the film? Worth going to see?
__________________
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt" (Charles M. Shulz)
creative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2015, 03:10 AM   #6654
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,242
creative, "Chef" was worth every penny I spent - the gas it cost me to drive the 2 miles to pick up the disc from my library. The movie came out last year (2014) in April, so it's no longer in theaters around here. We're always more than happy when a movie goes to disc and is old enough to be in the library system anyway. We like to stop the movie to wander into the kitchen to fill up a glass or cup with beverage, or in my case take a quick trip to the loo. Theaters are so unwilling to stop a movie just so I can take a quick run there.

The movie was enjoyable as long as you ignore the Frequent Flying "F". It was funny, touching, and all-around good, in our opinions.
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2015, 07:09 PM   #6655
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Park Drive Bar/Grill Los Angeles
Posts: 9,630
Chef was great. I watched it on Netflix streaming quite a while ago and it's still on there for streaming.
__________________
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2015, 09:44 PM   #6656
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,277
"TomorrowLand" Loved it, Clooney is finally starting to look good.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2015, 10:58 PM   #6657
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
Saw "Martian" I was surprised how good it was. Space mission sent to Mars. 1 left behind, presumed dead. He was not. Lived on Mars being self sufficient.
__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 05:14 AM   #6658
Head Chef
 
creative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 1,614
Since it came on TV, was a comedy with a very good star rating I watched "The Hangover". Hmmm...disappointing. I think it would appeal (predictably) more to men. I am clearly not it's target audience!

The situations got more preposterous rather than funny...I lasted about an hour then switched off before I lost the will to live!
__________________
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt" (Charles M. Shulz)
creative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 11:48 AM   #6659
Head Chef
 
creative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 1,614
Lightbulb

Just watched Chef (online). Quite good - in particular I enjoyed the food preparation/cooking scenes... Forget about smell-o-vision, wish there was taste-o-vision!

I am sure a lot of chefs would relish the rant with the food critic.

I was not that interested in the relationship with his son...maybe the acting could have been better?

I liked how the film ended.
__________________
"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt" (Charles M. Shulz)
creative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 02:18 PM   #6660
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by creative View Post
...I was not that interested in the relationship with his son...maybe the acting could have been better?...
Really. Perhaps it's because you don't have children of your own. I thought it was funny and sad, very touching. Some parts made us laugh, a few made me sniffle a bit.

When our kids were high school seniors, our son decided to attend college in Arizona - about 2,000 miles from home. The two of us flew out for a campus visit; to get the best ticket price for the flight we ended up staying a week. We spent the extra time exploring and experiencing a different part of our country, along with a day-trip to a small Mexico village. It was just a week, but it (along with multi-day events with my daughter) is one of my favorite memories of time spent with our son.
__________________

__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.