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Friday, May 14, 2010

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Movie Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street

(2010)- Remake a vast improvement over original

Needless to say, I was

not impressed with Wes

Craven’s Nightmare on Elm

Street. It was only sporadically

effective, and I found




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it more campy than scary.

Samuel Bayer has finally

brought his controversial

re-imagining to the screen,

and I believe that I prefer it

to the original for a number

of reasons.

Start with avocados

I’ve found some great

buys recently on Haas

avocados. I’ve enjoyed experimenting

with unique

recipes that showcase their

smooth, buttery flavor.

Hass avocados are native

to Mexico and grow in the

Michoacan area, west of

Mexico City. The climate

and growing conditions

are perfect there because

of the rich volcanic soil

and mountain rain.

Avocados contain the

good “heart healthy” fats

important in a balanced

diet. They contain 20 vitamins

and minerals and are

This film is actually disturbing.

Jackie Earle Haley

makes for an excellent

Freddy Kruger. Haley has

proven time and time again

that he is an amazing actor.

His Oscar nominated turn as

a pedophile in Little Children

caught the attention

of many. He is not afraid to

take risks, and his Freddy is

no exception. Freddy Kruger

plays a considerably larger

role in this film than he did

in the original, and his character

is fleshed out through

the use of a back story. Fans

of the original have felt that

this was unnecessary, but a

film like this needs as much

character development as

possible, because the rest of

a good source of fiber, folate

and potassium. Avocados

also contain high amounts

of magnesium, vitamin E

and folic acid compared to

other fruits. They’re also

high in beta-carotene and

have 60 percent more potassium

than bananas.

Firm avocados will ripen

in a day or two at room temperature

in a brown paper

bag on your kitchen counter.

An avocado is ready to

serve when the skin turns

from dark green to nearly

black and yields when

pressed gently with a thumb.

Ripe avocados can be kept

in the refrigerator for several


This recipe for Mexican

Avocado and Grapefruit

Salad With Warm Bacon

Dressing is an unusual and

tasty combination of flavors.

the characters in comparison

come off as shallow and

one-dimensional. If there

is one major flaw with this

film, it is the fact that you

simply don’t care that much

for the victims.

We are dealing with a

similar storyline here. As in

the original, Nancy and several

others in her circle of

friends are all suffering from

insomnia. A man named

Freddy is stalking them in

their dreams, and he is out

for blood. Basically, if Freddy

slices at them with his razors

in their dreams, they are

most likely to wake up with

tears in their clothes, not to

mention bloody wounds and

cuts. If he kills them in their

The buttery texture of the

avocado and the cheese,

the citrus bite of the grapefruit

slices and the crunchy

tortillas and jicama are

highlighted by the beautifully

flavored warm bacon

dressing. This salad is the

perfect way to start a dinner


Angela Shelf Medearis

is an award-winning children’s

author, culinary historian

and the author of six

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is “The New African-

American Kitchen.” She

is known as The Kitchen

Diva and is the executive

producer and host of “The

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4 large (10 inch) flour tortillas

2 fully ripened avocados from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled*

4 cups mixed greens

1 large pink or white grapefruit, sectioned and cut into large chunks (about

1 cup packed) reserving juice

1 cup jicama or 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch matchsticks

3 ounces queso fresco or feta cheese, cut in 1/2-inch cubes (3/4 cup)

6 slices bacon

Olive oil, if needed

2/3 cup thinly sliced purple onion

3 jalape–os, seeds removed, shell cut in thin matchsticks

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 teaspoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Coat large baking sheet with non-stick cooking

spray. Arrange tortillas on sheet; spray lightly with cooking spray. Bake until

crisp and beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to 4 serving plates. Cut

and reserve 12 thin avocado slices; dice remaining avocado. In large bowl,

combine mixed greens, grapefruit chunks, jicama, queso fresco or feta and

diced avocado.

2. In large skillet over medium-low heat, cook bacon until crisp; drain. Pour

bacon drippings from pan into measuring cup. If necessary, add oil to make

1/4 cup. Return drippings to skillet; heat over medium heat. Add onion and

jalapeno; cook until tender. Add lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper and reserved

3 tablespoons grapefruit juice; bring to a boil, stirring to incorporate the

browned bits. Pour mixture over avocado mixture in bowl; toss gently and divide

equally onto each tortilla. Crumble bacon over salads and garnish each

with 3 avocado slices. Serves 4.

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Naturally, it is up to Nancy

and everyone else to figure

out Freddy’s motives for

doing so. Gone is Nancy’s

over-the-top, Vodka-chugging

lush of a mother from

the original. She is sorely

missed. However, in the

end, it is Nancy’s mother

who soberly reveals the origins

of Freddy Krueger. His

back story is considerably

more disturbing as it is written

here than it was previously,

and this only helps the

film. Nancy and her friend,

Quentin, set out to solve

the mystery and conquer

Freddy. Gone are the Home

Alone tactics that Nancy

utilizes in the original. This

was a relief, because this

was a major problem that

I had with Wes Craven’s

film. Setting booby traps for

Freddy Krueger made him

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seem less threatening, and

whether it was the intended

effect or not, the scene was

extremely comical and out

of sync with the overall

mood of the film. Wesley

Strick has wisely left this

out of his screenplay.

I liked this film. Will I

purchase the DVD? Absolutely

not. It is not a classic

by any means. It is what it

is: an excuse to go to the

theatre and scare yourself

silly - that is, when the film

doesn’t rely on cheap jump

moments to get screams out

of the audience. The writing

is both the film’s strength

and its weakness. It is infinitely

better than the original.

The only problem, as

mentioned before, is that we

don’t really care about anyone

on the screen. It’s hard

to sympathize with the victim’s

plight, when you could

3 Stars

Good: A good movie night out.

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care less whether they live

or die. The acting isn’t that

great, either. Jackie Earle

Haley easily gives the best

performance in this film.

Some people will ultimately

disagree with my

preference for the remake

over the original. That’s

okay. However, I would encourage

fans who were hesitant

of this remake to go out

and see it for themselves.

It’s not going to win any

Oscars, but for what it is – a

manipulative scare fest – it’s

not bad, either.

Rated R for strong

bloody horror violence,

disturbing images, terror,

and language. 95 min.

venture safari in the jungle,

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