As an integral part of human culture, food sits right up there along with sex and violence, and therefore, gets a lot of play on the big screen. Cinematic food is a tricky business, though. Like a TV commercial it has to look appetizing (unless, of course, the point of its being there is to suggest the opposite), unlike a TV commercial it also has to look realistic, be consumed by actors for take after take, all the while being subtly suggestive, somehow, of a deeper purpose.
The Eater: A 25-foot Great White Shark.
The Food: Sunbathers, kids, dogs, naked women, Quint
The Hitch: Once the first couple of people are eaten, about a thousand boats filled with drunk assholes hit the water in an attempt to reap the reward for its capture. Then, there's the little matter of the Orca, whos
The Eater: Anton Ego (voice of Peter O'Toole), a snobby French food critic (is there any other kind?) taking in the culinary landscape of a once famous Parisian restaurant formerly gone to seed, but perhaps enjoying a miraculous revival.
The Food: As
The Eater: Morgan Spurlock, the documentary's director.
The Food: A straight month of Mickey D's, everything super-sized when asked.
The Hitch: Spurlock intends to find out what happens if he eats nothing but fast food for every meal. This experiment in fast food gluttony is strongly
The Eater: A group of women gathered in Chicago to attend a fancy dress-fitting in anticipation of their friend's upcoming nuptials.
The Food: All you can eat meats of various types from a shady Brazilian steak house.
The Hitch: The restaurant, so
The Eater: Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry), a New York-based project manager for a high-flying restaurant chain who's come to Las Vegas to oversee the construction of a new franchise. Shortly after he first arrives, he has a one-night stand with Isabel (Salma Hayek), who gets pregnant. After attemptin
The Eater: Albert (Michael Gambon), a crass and cruel high-level criminal who enjoys coming to the same fancy restaurant every night to berate the staff and enjoy a meal prepared by head chef Richard (Richard Bohringer).
The Food: Mi
The Eater: A smattering of friends and family of restaurateurs Primo (Tony Shalhoub) and Secondo (Stanley Tucci), owners of a failing Italian restaurant, who are hoping to make a giant rebound.
The Food: A
The Eater: Radio Raheem (Bill Nunn), an impressively big dude with something of a difficult disposition.
The Food: Slices from Sal's Famous
The Hitch: Raheem is already pretty unhappy with Sal (Danny Aiello) for making him turn down his giant radio, when gadfly/provocateur Buggin' Out (Giancarlo Esposito) enlists Raheem to support his boycott of Sal's Famous (to protest Sal's only including Italian Americans on his Wall of Fame), things get a good deal more combustible.
The End Result: A riot ensues when Buggin Out
The Eater: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), a teenager selected to compete in the annual cruel and barbaric tradition that pits teens from 12 area districts in a fight to the death.
The Food: A