9th Annual TASTE Awards Special Achievement Honorees Announced

medal-new-goldv2The 9th Annual TASTE AWARDS are proud to announce

The Special Achievement Award Winners (Honorees).

Award Winners will receive their honors in late March 2018 at a Red Carpet Awards celebration in Los Angeles.

The Red Carpet awards event featured a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including winners, nominees and presenters.

More details at www.TheTasteAwards.com

SEE BELOW THE SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS (HONOREES),


SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AND HONOREE AWARD WINNERS

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PIONEER AWARD
TBA TBA
BREAKOUT FOODIES OF THE YEAR BREAKOUT FASHIONISTAS OF THE YEAR
Chef Shock (Twitch), The Food Flirts (PBS), Donal Skehan, Byron Talbott, First We Feast, Brothers Green Eats Shannon Barker, Sammi Maria, Kia Maria, Anastasjia Louise, Arika Sato, Paige Norri
BREAKOUT STORYTELLERS OF THE YEAR OUTSTANDING VISION
Family Meal (feature film), Zest (short film), Swarovski – The Mask TBA
OUTSTANDING PASSION OUTSTANDING INSPIRATION
Action Bronson, Jet Tila Tieghan Gerard (@halfbakedharvest), Sophie Roe (@sophiaroe)
STYLEMAKER AWARD OUTSTANDING ANIMATION FILM
Proclamation Punctuation (short film), Bloomberg Pursuits (Bloomberg Television), Vanessa Ziletti, Jenn Im Coco, Loving Vincent
 SPOTLIGHT AWARD GUILTY ADDICTION OF THE YEAR
The Chi (Showtime) Bong Appetit (Viceland), Ella Woodward (@deliciouslyella), You Suck at Cooking
BEST INTERACTIVE E-BOOK PERSON OF THE YEAR
Smartee Plate: Teddy Finds Her Balance Kylie Jenner, Dua Lipa
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA SHORT
SONG OF THE YEAR
Hobo Chefin (Good Catch Films) Bon Appetit (Katy Perry)
BEST VIRTUAL REALITY FILM OR DOCUMENTARY
FOOD TV CHAMPION AWARD, PRESENTED BY SCHILTZ GOOSE FARM
Praying from Afar Howard Helmer


OUTSTANDING MOBILE APPS
BEST ETHNIC LIFESTYLE FILM AND DOCUMENTARY (BLACK/LATINO/ASIAN)
TBA Godspeed (Asian), Lucky Chow (Asian) Living with Phyllis “The Mo’ Jazz Fest” (Black), Craving Cuba (Latin), The Latin Kitchen
OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION BEST ACTION SPORTS,  ADVENTURES, OR OUTDOORS FILM
TBA Wherever the Wind Takes, Dedicate: Diving Free
GREAT TASTE PRIZE:Culinary Tastemakers GREAT TASTE PRIZE:Hollywood Tastemakers
TBA George Chen (China Live), Cindy Chen (China Live), Additional TBA
Marcel Vigneron, Additional TBA

Faux Movie Trailer: LAND OF THE CHOCOLATE GIANTS

Sometimes TasteTV and the Chocolate Salon just want to have a little fun, and that’s why we made this faux trailer for a movie we might make someday: LAND OF THE CHOCOLATE GIANTS.

The idea is based on an science fiction television series from the 1960’s, called, “Land of the Giants.” A group of travelers arrive on a space ship to a world where everything is the same as their own, except it’s larger.

In our case, it’s larger, and in chocolate.


MOVIE POSTERS

 

REVIEW: Trailer for Will Smith’s Netflix film BRIGHT is as good as an actual Movie

Although the movie Suicide Squad grossed millions of dollars at the box office, it was not extremely well received by critics and fans alike. Will Smith’s character was well-developed, but the movie was not the best vehicle for his talents. Fortunately, the director of Suicide Squad and Smith have teamed up for a new reality/fantasy movie where he plays an LA cop in a world where magic exists.

The movie is called BRIGHT, coming out on Netflix in December 2017. The awesome trailers are certain to generate buzz and excitement leading up to its debut.


X-Men Spinoff TV Series Coming, GIFTED, and Here is the Trailer

The world is full of mutants, according to the Marvel Universe that is home to the X-Men franchise. Now after the success of the movie LOGAN, as well as the acclaimed television series LEGION, the deck is being played completely with another spinoff, GIFTED.

The trailer is enticing, and the title, GIFTED, is a way to imply that being different isn’t necessarily a curse.

Wonder Woman Trailer Unveils Origin Story and More Action

You have to love a good trailer, especially one that successfully reveals good reasons for becoming excited to see a movie. This Wonder Woman trailer does that, in spades. It shows a bit of the Amazon origin story (but not too much), it shows some conflict (but not too much), it shows more action (but not too much), it shows that she’s special (we already knew that), and it shows she’s awesome (there can never be too much).

Director Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot (WW), and Chris Pine are probably feeling fairly confident about now.

Did we mention, that pounding soundtrack is hot?

Film Review: LOGAN

The thing about Logan is that in the X-Men series he is known as the wild child, the uncontrollable fury of the team. He slices and dices bad guys, and he cannot be hurt because his wounds heal immediately. He never ages, and he’s immune to most poisons and drugs.

His One true weakness is actually his relationships with others, especially those that he loves or cares for… So when you go to watch the movie LOGAN you assume that this might still be the case. In many ways it is, as we look at his relationship with Charles Xavier, formally known as Professor X, leader of the X-Men. But it is also surprising to see that the things we considered as his physical strengths are waning. Why they are fading is a mystery, though it is slightly revealed in the film. Yet what is revealed is that there exist another Wolverine-type person out there. What is his relationship with that person now, what was it in the past, and what will it be in the future? These are the questions that are directly confronted in the film when we discover that this person is a young preteen girl with all of the capabilities for which Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine, was renowned, and none of the history.

That story development is partially what makes LOGAN a tearjerker more than an action movie. The cinematic action does happen regularly, and it is incredible to watch. It is beyond incredible to watch Wolverine do what he does best, and it is even more incredible to watch the girl (X-23) do what she is learning to do best. But it is so very credible to watch their growing relationship and bond, as well as the bond between Wolverine and Professor X, and feel your heart ache.

There are other bonds  in the film as well, between strangers met along side the road, between doctors and patients, between classmates and fellow prisoners. This is truly a relationship story, and if you think that will make it boring, don’t be fooled. LOGAN is one of the most engrossing movies that has ever been made about what it takes to be live as a superhero.