Gourmet Girl's Totally Food Related Film Reviews

Monday, September 25, 2006


This is definitely one of the most successful films which makes guys grab their balls and squirm for an extended long period of time. Beautifully shot and skillfully written, it is darkly rich with style and substance. Ellen Page delivers a stunningly memorable performance. We could not keep our eyes off her.

this movie makes me want to have:

A nice piece of chocolate ganache cake because of the opening scene.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


What's up with the youth geared films these days that they always wound up being a giant music video extravaganza with no apparent attempts for plots?! Watching this competitive gymnastics' saga was like being in Dylan's Candy store, except all the sweets are flat-chested tiny gym bitches.

this movie makes me want to have:

Tons and tons of lollipops to get that sugar high! Weee!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Joe Wright's feature-length directorial debut is a cinema photographer's wet dream comes true. Ravishingly shot in English countryside, the film surprises the audience with unpretentious settings and delights us with emotional authenticity. It is one of the best Jane Austin adaptations for the big screen. Thumbs up to all the delectable food scenes!

this movie makes me want to have:

Grilled chorizo sausage with mustard. Don't ask me why, but there's something about Keira Knightley's disturbingly crooked teeth that makes me want to have grilled chorizo sausage with mustard so bad.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


This adrenaline packed French action film managed to deliver clever choreography but tediously simplified plots. Style over substance was no news to films associated with Luc Besson (He produced “District 13”). Although his early works, “The Big Blue” and “La Femme Nikita” had much more of a emotional depth behind their visually stunning facade.

this movie makes me want to have:

A large bag of original flavor Kettle Corn NYC because it was the perfect popcorn movie!

Monday, September 11, 2006


This South Korean film is the sequel to the hugely successful "My Wife is a Gangster". Although following the same kind of splat-stick humor as the original film, it failed to deliver any laughter or story for me. I waited for 105 minutes for Zhang Ziyi to show up and the film was only 110 minutes long!

this movie makes me want ot have:

Bibimguksu (Noodles mixed with seasoned hot pepper paste) beause they kept having scenes at this little Korean noodle restaurant!

Friday, September 08, 2006


Although a bit on the formulated side, the film provided lots of fun and delightful charm. Our Lola (Chiwetel Ejiofor) was as delectable as the Teuscher champagne truffle.

this movie makes me want to have:

A cuppa tea with biscuits becuase of all that friggin' accent!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


The Pang brothers return with another horro film since their hugely successful "The Eye". This visually impressive film turned out to be quite a disappointment. Although heavily influenced by the Buddhism theories of karma and after life, the film failed to deliver any messages or simple plots. It just stopped at where it began. There was never one point I was creeped out. Let's put it this way, during the viewing, I managed to prepare the dessert, read my Chinese newspaper, pay the bills, finish the dessert, and still didn't miss a thing.

this movie makes me want to have:

A Grande Caramel Macchiato to keep me awake.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


The first twenty minutes of the movie were promising, then it rapidly turned into a tired music video with no apparent goals and plot developments. I especially disliked the twist at the end. It made absolute no sense.

this movie makes me want to have:

Chicken n' waffles! Sorry, can’t help it!

Friday, September 01, 2006


Not as bad as I expected. Once the action started, the film kind of just rolled alone. (a little trick: focus more on the water flow than the plot). It was fun guessing who’s the next victim by accessing his/her current market value. Five minutes in the movie, J announced, “Everyone’s going to make it out except the colored folks,” and guess what? He was right!

this movie makes me want to have:

Chinese fire pot (also called: hot pot, Chinese fondue pot) because you can focus on cooking the ingredients in the communal pot, peel shrimp for your hubby, not look up at the screen for fifteen minutes straight and still follow the film perfectly.