Julie & Julia Not Taking Woodstock Yet - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle
Sep. 2nd, 2009
07:09 pm - Julie & Julia Not Taking Woodstock Yet
I was going to go see "Taking Woodstock" today, but my usual theatre (the Edwards Grand Palace on Weslayan) isn't showing it. So I went and saw "Julie & Julia" again (having already seen it once before and loved it).
Hey, y'know what would be awesome? One of those movie & grill places showing "Julie & Julia", and serving small portions of each dish in the movie as it appears onscreen. So when Julia Child is served sole meunière, everybody in the audience gets a piece of sole meunière, and when Julie & Eric Powell eat bruschetta, everyone gets a piece of bruschetta. It would be like Odorama, except it would be Dine-o-rama! (Has Odorama ever been used for anything other than crappy stinky John Waters movies, for that matter?)
Also I think there's an anachronism in "Julie & Julia". Right at the end, when Julia Child receives the first published copy of her book "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", it arrives in what appears to be a bubble mailer. I don't think those had been invented yet.
So anyway, the theater wasn't showing "Taking Woodstock". Was I wrong about it opening this week? No, it opened August 28. Was the theater refusing to show it because of content? Is Regal Cinemas owned by some stuck-up religious bluenose who objects to the main character being a gay guy and one of the supporting characters being transgender? I dunno! So I checked when I got home. Well, it is showing at the other Edwards theater in town, the MARQ*E on I-10. Maybe they just don't consider it a major enough release to show it at both theaters.
Ooo, I see it's playing at the Landmark River Oaks Theater. I think I'll go see it there!