Food And Movies: Spirited Away – Asian Pork Sandwiches with a Chutney Slaw

Depending on who you are, animated movies can be a hit or miss. If you don’t already enjoy the genre, perhaps you think they’re movies solely for children.

Shhhh. Thou doth protest too much.

Or, in layman’s terms – you don’t know what you’re missing.

Especially if you’ve ever passed up on watching any of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films. He is basically the Steven Spielberg of of animated movies. Each movie is a masterpiece and there is something in them for adults and children alike. The movies are colorful, funny, heartwarming and the characters are complex and relatable. There usually is some sort of talking creature/ animal and the art is phenomenal. Even though the movies and the director himself are Japanese in origin – they attract a large number of American movie-watchers. They also always seem to get an incredible cast of voice actors for the English versions of the movie like Liam Neeson, Anna Paquin, Cate Blanchett, and Kirsten Dunst.

If you thought animated movies were just for children – welcome to the big leagues.

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Wednesday Wanderings – Are you awkward? I’m awkward. I try not to be.

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Elizabeth Bennet: Do these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?

Mr. Collins: They arise chiefly from what is passing of the time. And though I do sometimes amuse myself with arranging such little elegant compliments, I always wish to give them as unstudied an air as possible. Continue reading