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D ar w in S un P ag e 18 - 15 S P O T FFOOD lovers, it is time tocome out of hiding. With such television shows like Masterchef and Hell's Kitchen being rating successes, it is obvious that many people enjoy the art of cooking, and most have dreams and aspirations to follow their heroes and become kitchen geniuses. That is the story (or in this case stories) of Julie and Julia, who both follow their dreams to become culinary stars. Julie and Julia tells the story of Julie Powell (Amy Adams), who is stuck in a in a depressing job while her friends succeed in their chosen fields, and Julia Child (Meryl Streep), the iconic American chef whose cookbook Mastering the art of French cooking became a global success. After a friend makes her look bad in a novel, Julie decides to take her life back and do the ultimate challenge, write a blog over a year while trying to make every single recipe in Julia Child's cookbook. Meanwhile, Julia Child is living in Paris with her husband Paul as she learns the joy of French cooking, and starts to get Americans to enjoy cooking French cuisine too. But it is not all rosy for Child, as her dream of living in Paris soon disappears when she has to travel around Europe with Paul because of work, and after seven years it is becoming harder and harder for her dream to publish a cookbook. The two stories parallel as each woman strives to finish their challenge despite the adversity they face, and in the end the only thing they have to continue is the promise to finish what they started. Julie and Julia is an interesting film to say the least, but there are more faults than flair during its runtime. First of all the story of Julia child and how she discovered her love of cooking is fantastic, and yet again Streep shows why she is considered one of the best actresses in Hollywood with yet another stand-out role. But it is not Child who takes centre stage, rather the food itself, cooked by both Julie and Julia, as the vision of it makes this a film you will regret seeing on an empty stomach. The main problem with Julie and Julia, and unfortunately a big part of the film, is the second story of Julie Powell. While the challenge to cook all of Child's recipes in one year is quite impressive, there are no signs of how challenging it must have been, and the character itself comes off as a bit needy, constantly looking for attention. As a result I found myself not caring if Powell actually succeeded or not, and in fact was hoping more than once they would return to Child's storyline to see how that would finish off. I guess in the end, Julie and Julia comes off as halfbaked. With an interesting premise, and definitely a way to attract the foodies to the cinema, the plot wanes in points and, like any decent meal, wants you wanting more of the good stuff. 18 ENTERTAINMENTSun Newspapers WEDNESDAY October 14 2009 ACROSS 1. Democrats leader 2001-02, Natasha ... .. (5,7) 9. Caretaker PM in 1939 (5,4) 10. Annual landscape painting prize (5) 11. George ..., Australia's 4th PM (4) 12. Howard's Defence Minister in the 'Phonecard' affair (5,5) 14. ... Point, at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (7) 15. NSW beer brand (7) 17. Gunbarrell Hwy road maker, Len ... (7) 19. Federal Nationals leader 1990-99, Tim ... (7) 20. Swimmer who won 3 medals at the 2004 Olympics (5,5) 21. NSW Waratahs coach ... McKenzie (4) 23. Marjorie Jackson's nickname, the Lithgow ... (5) 24. Tasmanian tiger (9) 25. First female AMA president, elected in 2000 (6,6) DOWN 1. Governor General 1996-2001 (3,7,5) 2. Victorian High Country town (4) 3. Natalie Bassingthwaighte's band, Rogue ... (7) 4. 'Ready Steady Cook' host, Peter ... (7) 5. Sydney's Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (10) 6. Newcastle-born Miss Universe of 2004 (8,7) 7. Nino Culotta's 1957 book, 'They're A ... ...' (5,3) 8. 'Hey, Hey It's Saturday' hostess, Jo ... Taylor (4) 13. Newcastle suburb with ocean baths (10) 16. The Saints 1976 single, 'I'm ...' (8) 18. 2002 Wimbledon champion, ... Hewitt (7) 19. Tim ..., high jump bronze medallist, Tim ... (7) 20. Victorian premier 1992-1999, ... Kennett (4) 22. Sydney Swans forward, Barry ... (4) See NEXT WEEKS PAPER for this weeks solution Last Weeks Solution O Z D AR 23 3 16 ts 02 /0 9 Movie Julie and Julia (PG) Rating 2 1/2 out of 5 reels REEL REVIEW BY ANDREW DITTMER NOONAMAH TAVERN FROG RACES Melbourne Cup Day Tuesday 3rd November 12 NOON LUNCHEON $30 Buffet including seafood and sweets, complimentary drink, bookings essential. 2pm Frog Auction Frog Races 2 Live Bands Kids Jumping Castle TAB open 7:30 am Part Proceeds to Variety NT, Leukaemia Foundation, Elizabeth Valley Bush Fire Brigade PH: 8988 1054 16 br 16 /0 9 Meryl Streep (above left) shines as iconic American chef Julia Child, while on the other hand, the story of Julie Powell, played by Amy Adams (above right), failed to impress this film critic LLeefftt wwaannttiinngg mmoorree Call us on 8931 3122 Love: avoid discussions with any person you love; it can lead to an end of a friendship. Money: wait and see; job and money will improve soon. Health: take good care of yourself; possible virus infection. Love: a pleasant week with people you love. Money: stay positive; problems about finances will come and go. Health: don't worry; you will recover from all possible illnesses. 15Sun Newspapers WEDNESDAY October 14 2009ENTERTAINMENT Love: lower your expectations and it will be a good week for love. Money: obstacles about jobs or money slowly going away and your income will rise soon. Health: illnesses will heal if you follow the advice of a health professional. Love: take another look at your original goal; you might not like what you desired so badly in the past. Money: new opportunities to create some extra income. Health: you need more sleep; possible headaches caused by lifestyle. Love: happy news is on the way from someone who loves you. Money: avoid competing with people at work or in business; it can lead this week to a heavy confrontation. Health: worrying about your health will not help; time to start a healthy diet. Love: happiness and harmony with someone you love. Money: no need to be worried the universe will provide you with everything you need. Health: possible headaches and fatigue syndrome. Love: jealousy will create problems between you and someone you love. Money: avoid signing any contract this week; wait another ten days. Health: possible mood-swings can make you feeling irritable. Love: fears and worries about someone you love will make you restless. Money: bad times come and go; your problems will end soon. Health: you will feel well and healthy. Love: look forwards to happiness and love; a better cycle soon. Money: you will be safe and well looked after; don't worry about money. Health: follow your intuition and you will stay healthy. Mar 21 - Apr 19 Apr 20 - May 20 May 21 - June 21 Jun 22 - Jul 22 Jul 23 - Aug 22 Aug 23 - Sept 22 Sept 23 - Oct 23 Oct 24 - Nov 21 Nov 22 - Dec 21 Dec 22 - Jan 19 Jan 20 - Feb 18 Feb 19 - Mar 20 Love: the time is not right yet; wait for another week and love will return. Money: new options will open up to earn some extra money. Health: a good week; you will feel well and healthy. Love: don't change anything and follow up your old plans; it will bring happiness soon. Money: good time for doing some studies; it will pay out soon. Health: avoid stress and tension this week it could make you very ill. Love: efforts will finally be rewarded; you will have love surrounding you. Money: work hard and avoid complaining; it will pay out. Health: you will feel restless; it can be caused through the present moon energy. Taro Master 25 years experience - Tarot & Palm Reading $30 including a recording on CD Manfred Zander 0403 083 598 Come enter the timewarp at Deckchair CULT classic Rocky Horror Picture Show will be on at Deckchair Cinema this Thursday, October 15. Breaking down, newly engaged couple Brad (Barry Botswick) and Janet (Susan Saradon) stumble across a mysterious castle filled with insane characters, led by mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). The film was released in 1975, and did not do well initially, before it became a cult classic with midnight cinema screenings, with most of the audience dressing in costume and singing along songs like the hit The Time Warp. The film is part of the Australian Federal Police fundraiser, and starts at 7.30pm. DARWIN artists are being asked to donate "mystery" pieces of work to help celebrate 20 years of 24HR Art. The contemporary art gallery will auction off all pieces, which will be wrapped and unidentified, in a mystery auction on Friday, October 30. Artwork must be no bigger than A4, and all works will be capped at a maximum price of $50. Artists can donate more than one piece. All "mystery" artwork will be auctioned off on the night, and proceeds will go towards a future publication on the life of 24HR Art. To donate, or for more information, contact 24HR Art on 8981 5368 or email 24hrart.org.au Artists work on auction TWO of the best Darwin drummers have created one of the newest bands in town. Alex Brindell (Moving Targets, The Morning After) and Lukas Bendel (Hood Terrace Social Club, Emdee) have joined together to start the new outfit One, 2. Their first performance at Happy Yess will definitely become a beat-heavy exercise. Their favourite instrument will make an appearance, as when asked how to describe his new band, Bendel simply said "drums", and followed up with "drums drums drums". One, 2, will hold its first performance this Friday, October 16, at Happy Yess on Bennett St, Darwin City. Doors open at 9pm, entry costs $5. CChheecckk OOnnee,, 22 TTaalleess ooff AAuussttrraalliiaa ttoolldd aatt tthhee SSttuuddiioo Country music star Graham Connors will bring all his hits to the Studio Theatre at Darwin Entertainment this Saturday and Sunday night OONE of Australia's country best willbe performing at DarwinEntertainment Centre this Saturday and Sunday night. Graham Connors, long enshrined as one of Australia's best country musicians, is setting off for the road less travelled as he tours Western Australia and the Top End as part of his show The Best of Graham Connors. Connors told Sun Newspapers that despite more than 13 albums and 33 years performing, it is still not hard for him to get out on the road again. "I find I need no real motivation to get back out there again, its what I do," he said. "I'm fortunate to have fans I guess who have great taste and discernment, so from my perspective it's not a issue, it's great for being an musician and getting on the road." Connors said taking regional tours such as this gives him a chance to see parts of Australia which could become inspiration for a future tune. "Everywhere I go, I see it as a resource for the future, whether it be stories I hear or images around Australia, it is by moving on and doing these things that I get inspiration." Fans of Connors music will hear the best he has to offer, including smash hits like A Little Further North, Cyclone Season, Let the Cane Fields Burn, Songs From the Homeland and The Great Australian Dream. "I've been fortunate to have hits of songs that people recognise, songs like Further North or Cane Fields hold a lot of memories for the audience, and I get that sense from the audience," he said. "Personally these songs are all my favourites, but the one I like performing best changes from tour to tour." And Connors said if he wasn't lucky enough to be a musician, he would still be out there capturing the essence of Australia. "I know I'll be doing something creative, heaven forbid my ability to sing and perform is taken away, I'll be out there doing something in a creative way," he said. "I guess as a musician you either have that drive or you don't, you must be prepared to go the distance to see your dreams come true." Graham Connors performs at Darwin Entertainment Centre this Saturday, October 17th at 8pm, and Sunday, October 18 at 6.30pm at the Studio. Tickets are available at the Darwin Entertainment Centre box office, various outlets, and online at www.darwinentertainment.com.au
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