The Movie: Nightcrawler
Jake Gyllenhaal does it again, and may have even topped his performance in Donnie Darko. The sleeper hit Nightcrawler had everything you’d want in a movie. Drama, a creepy romance between Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo, and absolute thrills. It is a movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat, as the main character (Louis Bloom) is so unpredictable.
Nightcrawler explores the psyche of Bloom, a con artist that finds his niche in L.A. crime journalism. What quickly starts as a bid to make some money on the side becomes a quest for news domination, leading to Bloom crossing the line between observer and participant. There is absolutely nothing that Bloom won’t do to get a scoop, which makes him the best, and most dangerous at his job.
Think of Nightcrawler as one of those movies that came out at the wrong time for viewers but at the right time for critics. It was heavily praised and is worth a watch if you have 2 hours to spare.
Streaming on Netflix. Digital rental on iTunes and Google Play.
The Menu: Egg Pesto Breakfast Wrap
For the busy professional on the go, sometimes you need to ditch the fork and just shove it down your face. The fun thing about this recipe is how good it is at home on your couch! Enjoy your movie and have breakfast for lunch and dinner- don’t worry, it’s normal.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons reduced-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1 1/2 teaspoons prepared pesto sauce
- 3 grape tomatoes, sliced
- 1 slice turkey bacon
- 1/2 ounce marinated artichoke hearts, drained and thinly sliced
- 1 10-inch flour tortilla
- salt and pepper to taste
- Beat the eggs in a bowl with the sour cream until blended, and stir in the Cheddar cheese.
- Spray a skillet with cooking spray, and cook and stir the onion and pesto sauce over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 6 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and pour the egg mixture into the skillet. Cook and stir the egg mixture until the eggs are cooked but not dry, about 3 minutes. Remove eggs from the skillet, and set aside.
- Place the turkey bacon into the skillet, and fry flipping once, until the bacon is thoroughly cooked and starting to crisp, about 3 minutes per side. When the bacon is cooked, place the artichokes into the skillet to heat for about 1 minute, and remove the bacon and artichokes from the pan.
- Spray the skillet with cooking spray, and place the tortilla into the hot skillet. Heat the tortilla until warm and flexible, and remove to a plate.
- Spoon the eggs, turkey bacon, and artichokes into the center of the tortilla, and season with salt and pepper. Fold the bottom 2 inches of the tortilla up to enclose the filling, and wrap tightly.