Friday, November 13, 2009

Movie picks of the month

I recommend the classic Bill Murray flick Meatballs as a companion movie to Eat This Book. The competitive hot-dog-eating scene near the end is part of an end-of-summer "Olympics" with two rival camps competing. I think of sports when I think of the Olympics, and I don't think of competitive eating as a sport, but apparently many do. By the way a new Meatballs is being remade for release next year. My other movie suggestion is Stand By Me a coming-of-age film in which the competitive eating sequence is a story within the story, with a very high gross-out factor, told a 12-year old lad to his chums. His story features a competitive eater named "Lardass."

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