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The Future of Food: 5 Ominous Trends in Science Fiction Cuisine

The way to a sci-fi’s heart is through its stomach.

At the beginning of Mad Max: Fury Road, Max Rockatansky crushes a double-headed gecko beneath his heel, wipes it off his boot, and eats it. It is a perfect moment — the panicked scuttling of the gecko over the sand as it fatally scurries towards Max’s foot; the crunches; the way the squirming lizard dangles helplessly from Max’s mouth as he turns to the camera. It’s a brief lull before we’re whisked away into 120 minutes of high-octane car theatrics — and it tells us everything we need to know about Max, ever the opportunist, and his hostile, crusty world. As NPR’s Jason Sheehan notes, a similar scene takes place in Road Warrior, in which Max chows down on some dog food; “a history of lack and desperation completely told with nothing more than a hungry stare, a
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Super-Sin Me: Showtime Orders Morgan Spurlock Docuseries 'Seven Deadly Sins'

Super-Sin Me: Showtime Orders Morgan Spurlock Docuseries 'Seven Deadly Sins'
Morgan Spurlock's headed to Showtime. Docu-series "Seven Deadly Sins," which received a straight to series order, will explore each of the seven deadly sins, seen through famed producer/filmmaker Spurlock's unique lens. Spurlock will host the series and produce under his Warrior Poets production banner, along with producing partner Jeremy Chilnick. Famous for 2004's "Super Size Me," which got him an Oscar nomination,  Spurlock is based in New York, where he continues to be impressively prolific on both the big and small screens. Spurlock has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and TV projects, including the critically acclaimed FX series "30 Days" and the docs "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden," "Confessions of a Superhero," "The Future of Food," "What Would Jesus Buy?," "Freakonomics" and "One Direction: This Is Us." Spurlock's currently the host of CNN series "Morgan SpurlockInside Man," which premieres on April 6th. "Seven Deadly.
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Super-Sin Me: Showtime Orders Morgan Spurlock Docuseries 'Seven Deadly Sins'

Super-Sin Me: Showtime Orders Morgan Spurlock Docuseries 'Seven Deadly Sins'
Morgan Spurlock's headed to Showtime. Docu-series "Seven Deadly Sins," which received a straight to series order, will explore each of the seven deadly sins, seen through famed producer/filmmaker Spurlock's unique lens. Spurlock will host the series and produce under his Warrior Poets production banner, along with producing partner Jeremy Chilnick. Famous for 2004's "Super Size Me," which got him an Oscar nomination,  Spurlock is based in New York, where he continues to be impressively prolific on both the big and small screens. Spurlock has directed, produced and distributed multiple film and TV projects, including the critically acclaimed FX series "30 Days" and the docs "Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden," "Confessions of a Superhero," "The Future of Food," "What Would Jesus Buy?," "Freakonomics" and "One Direction: This Is Us." Spurlock's currently the host of CNN series "Morgan SpurlockInside Man," which premieres on April 6th. "Seven Deadly.
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'Seven Deadly Sins' docu-series coming from 'Super Size Me' creator

'Seven Deadly Sins' docu-series coming from 'Super Size Me' creator
The maker of Super Size Me is going to explore the “seven deadly sins” in a new Showtime documentary series.

Oscar-nominated executive producer Morgan Spurlock will host the “dark and twisted” series, which promises to detail each of the cardinal sins through “Spurlock’s unique and extreme lens.”

“For years, I’ve wanted to do an Alfred Hitchcock Presents-style show comprised completely of non-fiction stories,” Spurlock said in a statement. “A series just as dark and twisted as anything fiction could imagine, and now I’m thrilled to have that dream come true with Seven Deadly Sins. With Showtime as a partner,
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Symphony of the Soil Opens in L.A. Nov. 8

Filmed across four continents the film explores the importance and unknown facts about soil as leading soil scientists, farmers, and activist share their knowledge to provide a broad picture of the issues surrounding the precious resource beneath our feet.

Deborah Koons Garcia’s film focuses on soil as a miraculous and transformative substance, which, with the right care and research, could help solve some of humanity's biggest environmental concerns including climate change, dead zones, water scarcity and world hunger.

Deborah Koons Garcia’s award-winning documentary Symphony of the Soil will be released theatrically in Los Angeles by Lily Films on November 8th at the Laemmle Music Hall.

The filmmaker also points to the indifference shown towards the subject, and how it is a resource often taken for granted and ignored. She combines these serious concerns with a skillful mix of art and science in which soil is revealed to be a living organism, and the foundation of life on earth.

Symphony of the Soil premiered at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital in 2012. This powerful film received an award from The Life Sciences Film Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, the Merit Award for Scientific Information from the Montana Cine International Film Festival, and the Cinema Verde Film Festival Food Award. In January 2013, Deborah Koons Garcia received the John de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

Best known for the documentary The Future of Food, on genetically engineered crops and the corporate control of food, the documentarian continues to create films that tackle pressing issues that affect human's relationship with the environment and that will define the survival of future generations.

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Film Review: ‘Symphony of the Soil’

Deborah Koons Garcia’s “Symphony of the Soil” reps the latest in a long line of documentaries extolling the many virtues of organic farming over the nefarious legacy of industrial food production — one of which, “The Future of Food,” also helmed by the director herself. This time around, the emphasis falls more on the bounty of well-tended soil and the beauty of growing things (via time-lapse photography and animated watercolor drawings), and less on the plagues of chemical-based agriculture. Soil constitutes the alpha and omega of “Symphony”; how soil’s fertility can be restored echoes the question of how many times the same documentary field can be tilled.

Biologists and geologists trek across the startlingly picturesque landscapes of Norway and Hawaii, literally and figuratively digging down decades, centuries and millennia to show the assorted processes by which soils are formed and their various properties. A slideshow at the center of
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SnagFilms, Comcast and Vimeo Expand to Portable Movie Streaming

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Have an iPad already? If not, here is more incentive to you movie lovers: SnagFilms has just introduced a free app for the device, allowing you to stream 50 of the most popular documentary titles available through the site. And unlike Netflix Watch Instantly, which also works on the iPad, these films don't cost you anything. Some highly recommended titles offered free through the app: 'The Times of Harvey Milk,' 'Jazz on a Summer's Day,' 'Super Size Me,' 'The Future of Food' and 'Dig!'

Also coming soon is the opportunity for Comcast cable subscribers to stream movies and TV shows on their iPads (and other Apple as well as Android devices) via the Xfinity TV app, which currently appears to solely function as a guide and remote control. According to a press release, this new "play
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SnagFilms, Comcast and Vimeo Expand to Portable Movie Streaming

SnagFilms, Comcast and Vimeo Expand to Portable Movie Streaming
Filed under: Documentaries, Movie News, Cinematical

Have an iPad already? If not, here is more incentive to you movie lovers: SnagFilms has just introduced a free app for the device, allowing you to stream 50 of the most popular documentary titles available through the site. And unlike Netflix Watch Instantly, which also works on the iPad, these films don't cost you anything. Some highly recommended titles offered free through the app: 'The Times of Harvey Milk,' 'Jazz on a Summer's Day,' 'Super Size Me,' 'The Future of Food' and 'Dig!'

Also coming soon is the opportunity for Comcast cable subscribers to stream movies and TV shows on their iPads (and other Apple as well as Android devices) via the Xfinity TV app, which currently appears to solely function as a guide and remote control. According to a press release, this new "play
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TV Daily: Full Episodes of Trauma 1.13, The Simpsons 21.15, Desperate Housewives 6.18 and More!

If you recently missed an episode of your favorite show, don't sweat it. TV Daily has you covered. Every day, we will be updating you with the funniest, most exciting series out there. Finally, you can catch all of these water cooler conversation starters in one convenient place. Today, we have brand new episodes of Trauma, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, Desperate Housewives, The Simpsons, Destination Bollywood, InfoMania, America's Most Wanted, and Cooking Up a Story.

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Trauma: Episode 1.13: "13"

Rabbit has a breakthrough in therapy. Tyler passes his paramedic exam and Boone questions his future as a paramedic.

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: Episode 1.01: "Series Premiere"

Jamie heads to Huntington, W.Va., where he tries to make lunches healthier.

Desperate Housewives: Episode 6.18: "My Two Young Men"

After Lynette catches Preston and Irena having sex in the house, she asks
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Cinema Libre eats up 'Food'

Cinema Libre Studio will distribute Deborah Koons Garcia's documentary The Future of Food with assistance from grass-roots outreach firm Good Company Communications. The docu offers an investigation into the corporate food system with a look at unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have begun to fill grocery store shelves. It will have its U.S. theatrical bow Sept. 14 at Film Forum in New York, followed by a national release. Producer-director Garcia said: "We are very pleased that mainstream audiences across America will have the opportunity to see the film and educate themselves about what is happening to agriculture today. With Cinema Libre Studio and Good Company Communications as partners, we hope to empower audiences to join the healthy food revolution."

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