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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 17, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE D5 winnipegfreepress. com ENTERTAINMENT WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015 D 5 Metric Ingredients Imperial 1 can evaporated milk 1 227g velvetta cheese, cubed 8 oz 5 ml prepared mustard 1 tsp 50 ml onion, finely chopped 1/ 4 cup 175 ml cooked ham, diced 3/ 4 cup 125 ml peas 1/ 2 cup 30 ml butter or margarine 2 tbsp 10 eggs, beaten 10 1 refrigerated biscuit package 1 EGG BISCUIT BAKE Directions In a saucepan; combine milk, cheese, mustard and onion. Cook over low heat until smooth. Stir constantly. Stir in ham and peas. In a large skillet; melt butter. Add eggs. Cook and stir over medium heat until eggs are set. Add cheese sauce and stir gently. Spoon mixture into an ungreased shallow baking dish. Separate biscuits and cut in half. Place cut side down around outer edge of dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375 F ( 190 C) for 15 to 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden. Serves 4 ON SALE NOW! NOV. 24, 6: 30PM BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS MOTION PICTURE © 2015 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION AND REGENCY ENTERTAINMENT ( USA), INC. IN THE U. S. ONLY. © 2015 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION AND MONARCHY ENTERPRISES S. A. R. L. IN ALL OTHER TERRITORIES. ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, THE CHIPETTES, AND CHARACTERS TM & © 2015 BAGDASARIAN PRODUCTIONS, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED TODAY ON TV Killjoys The Killjoys are forced to confront their deepest, darkest secrets when they take on a treasure hunting, salvage job aboard an abandoned spaceship. In the new episode A Glitch in the System , a simple job takes a sudden and frightening turn. Space, 8 p. m. Hawaii Five- 0 After the death of a tourist who unwittingly transported a stolen Van Gogh, Kono and Chin go undercover to investigate the world of black market art. Unfortunately, they are quickly taken hostage. CBS/ Global, 8 p. m. Talk Shows: Jimmy Fallon: Ryan Seacrest, Trevor Noah Jimmy Kimmel: Halle Berry, Rob Corddry James Corden: Kit Harington, David Duchovny Seth Meyers: Colin Farrell, Matt Bomer AN eerie pall hangs over Sunshine Superman , a documentary history of BASE jumping — the practice of skydiving off Buildings, broadcast Antennas, Spans ( bridges) and Earth ( cliffs) — that’s connected to both the movie’s main subject, Carl Boenish, who dreamed up the sport, popularized it and died practising it, and the ongoing high- risk/ modest- altitude carnage that it continues to generate. In May, on the very week this movie opened in the United States, wing- suit BASE jumping pioneer Dean Potter and his fellow jumper Graham Hunt died in the very place — Yosemite National Park — where BASE jumping was born. More than 250 people have died worldwide doing this. Marah Strauch’s film has a sombrely celebratory air, capturing the manic enthusiasm of engineer- turned- skydiving cinematographer Boenish, a man who survived a childhood bout with polio and lived the rest of his life as if it was bonus time. “ There’s no future in growing up,” he says in archival TV interviews. “ We don’t want to be limited by any laws, except nature’s.” So Boenish and his fellow pioneering divers leaped from natural landmarks they weren’t supposed to leap from and trespassed on incomplete skyscrapers and antennas — stunts that riveted TV audiences when the sport first broke out in the late 1970s. Dangerous and reckless? Sure. That’s why Boenish made such a great spokesman for the sport, weaving poetic spin about testing the limits of “ whatever the human spirit can accomplish” while evading authorities and making that one mistake that proved to be fatal. Strauch deviates from the earlier BASE- origins doc Valley Uprising by zeroing in on Boenish and devoting much of the film’s third act to the stunt — diving, with his wife Jean, off Norway’s towering “ Troll Wall” for TV’s That’s Incredible! — and his death the following day. The footage is striking, the memories of the man vivid, and the finale, a tribute to the next phase of the sport, winged suits, which Carl didn’t live to see, still stuns you even if you know two more pioneers just died flying into the towering rock walls of Yosemite. — Tribune News Service By Roger Moore BASE jumping documentary high- flying tribute to pioneer Movie Review Sunshine Superman . Directed by Marah Strauch . Bandwidth . Subject to classification . 100 minutes š š š 1 . 2 out of five SCISSOR KICK FILMS Other voices Sunshine Superman, named for the Donovan song, is about more than just Boenish. It’s about the power of the image, something that Strauch uses to great effect. — Molly Eichel, Philadelphia Inquirer While many will question Boenish’s sanity, Strauch’s documentary effectively pays homage to the eccentric, risk- taking adrenaline junkie and aerial cinematographer. — Michael D. Reid, Victoria Times- Colonist The action shots are intoxicating, as close as most of us will get to feeling the jumpers’ euphoria. — Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle Boenish’s wife, Jean, who trained to jump with him, is interviewed extensively, and, although Strauch doesn’t provide much backstory for her, she emerges as that rarity — a perfect matchup to a seemingly unmatchable man. — Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor T V actor- turned documentary filmmaker Damon Gameau is Australian, but he has an American sense of self- promotion akin to fellow documentarians Michael Moore and especially Morgan Spurlock. In a strategic way, That Sugar Film replicates Spurlock’s Super Size Me ( 2004), examining issues related to health and nutrition, enlisting the director himself as a guinea pig. Spurlock, remember, spent a month subsisting on a diet of fast food from McDonald’s. It should not have come as a surprise to anyone that his weight and overall health suffered over the course of the experiment. Gameau submits himself to a similar stunt, but his film is more disturbing and quite a bit more illuminating. Over the course of 60 days, Gameau actually spurns things such as candy and ice cream and resolves to live on “ commonly perceived healthy foods” such as canned beans, processed cereal, sauce, yogurt and fruit juice where the sugar is hidden. How much sugar? Forty teaspoons a day. That figure was based on an Australian survey suggesting the average person aged 19 to 30 consumes a total of 40 teaspoons of sugar daily. ( In Canada, the figure is closer to 41, according to Gameau’s website.) Having lived sugar- free prior to the experiment, Gameau gains weight and loses energy and focus. ( We can see the weight gain, but we have to take his word for it on the energy- and- focus claims.) The thickening of Gameau’s gut is actually the most interesting development because Gameau says his calorie intake is the same as it was before the experiment. With an assist from guest narrator Stephen Fry and some elaborate animation, the explanation is that a specific kind of sugar — fructose — is the culprit, because it converts to fat while regular glucose is converted to energy. This flies in the face of many a nutritionist ( most funded by companies such as Coca- Cola) who claim sugar calories are all alike. Gameau’s team of scientists, nutritionists and doctors indicate this is not the case. The increase in the use of fructose as a sweetener suggests an attendant health crisis of biblical proportion. In its substance, the film is an effective call for individuals to reduce sugar intake while exposing the places those sugars may reside. With its colourful graphics and its impressive guest stars ( including an uncredited Hugh Jackman), That Sugar Film is targeted at a younger audience where it is likely to do the most good. For a shot of pedagogical horror worthy of a gory ’ 60s driver’s- ed film, Gameau even flies to Kentucky to see the impact a steady diet of the soft drink Mountain Dew has on one teen’s mouth. It’s positively grisly. Less impressive is Gameau’s tendency to hijack the spotlight for himself. He tells us his reason for making the film is because his longtime girlfriend is pregnant and he wants to educate himself about diet prior to that undertaking. It’s a dubious rationale, given his penchant for performing on camera at every opportunity. Actors can generally get away with making their narcissism work for them. Documentary filmmakers? Not so much. randall. king@ freepress. mb. ca RANDALL KING Give up sugar to get healthy? Sounds like a good idea, but... Other voices With its peppy, pop style, complete with silly, colourful special effects and animation, this documentary should prove accessible to school- age viewers who might profit the most from its frank information about sugar’s effect on their minds and bodies. — Alissa Simon, Variety There’s really nothing fresh in terms of news or science about sugar’s potential for addiction, obesity and disease. — Linda Barnard, Toronto Star My main problem with this documentary, which Gameau says is a quest for definitive answers, is that it is so one- sided. — Stephen Romei, The Australian Movie Review That Sugar Film . Directed by Damon Gameau . Bandwidth . PG . 98 minutes š š š out of five MADMAN PRODUCTION Gameau decided to stay away from obvious sugar- laden treats for 60 days. The result is both surprising and disturbing. 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