Thanksgiving

The Best Acts of Gluttony on Film, On a Scale of “Mmm!” to “…UGH.”

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by Stephie Grob Plante November 25, 2014 @ 7:44 AM
Universal Pictures
For Thanksgiving I have two traditions: eating to the point of explosion, and watching movies where people eat to the point of explosion. I once felt alone in my voyeuristic inclination to annually supplement my family meal with a screening of ‘Stand By Me’ or ‘Willy Wonka.’ But why should I suffer this pain alone? This Thanksgiving I invite you to join me on a gastronomical journey, as I recount the best movie moments that feature: (1) people delighting in the visceral pleasures of transcendent culinary experience, and/or (2) stuffing their maws like the filthy mammals we human beings truly are.

Retro Rental: It's Thanksgiving (American Style) With 'I'm Not There'

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by James Rocchi November 22, 2012 @ 3:00 PM
The Weinstein Co.
[Each week, depending on what's in theaters, what's in the news or what's on his mind, film critic James Rocchi brings you The Retro Rental,  an older film on disc or download that connects with the here-and-now.]
There's always the very good question of what, exactly, to watch on Thanksgiving when you're relaxing at home and -- not to put too fine a point on it -- jammed to satiety with food. In the past, I've recommended all-American epics like 'A Bridge Too Far' or Mann's 'Last of the Mohicans,' but this year, I thought of a near-perfect Thanksgiving film -- shot through with the American century, as subject to as many views and interpretations as possible, and as non-linear and trippy as anyone wigged out on turkey-conveyed tryptophan and red wine could ask for: Todd Haynes' 2007 'I'm Not There.'

The 10 Funniest Thanksgiving 'SNL' Skits

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by Mike Sampson November 21, 2012 @ 11:30 AM
NBC
Thanksgiving is almost here and while Thanksgiving doesn't have the carols or claymation specials of Christmas but that doesn't mean that Turkey Day is without its traditions. There's turkey and wine and football and bickering with your family and the classic 'SNL' sketches. We've compiled the best Thanksgiving skits 'SNL' has aired over the years for your viewing pleasure.