Category Archives: Movies

Rats

Recently watched Morgan Spurlock’s Rats documentary. Highly recommended  

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Laguna South Coast Cinema 1923-2015

The only movie theater in town closed for good on Sunday. The OC Register has the details but you can fill all that in with the usual reasons: business decline, digital projection conversion costs, demographic changes, gentrification, etc. I’m not … Continue reading

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Separated At Birth, Part XX

Pollution in Beijing, 2013 Los Angeles, 2019 (as depicted by Blade Runner in 1982)

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Separated At Birth, Part XIX

Star trails as filmed from ISS The “stargate” sequence from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Running The Numbers: 2011 in Movies

What I watched in 2011. Only counting things I saw for the first time. Apollo 18 (2011) Attack The Block (2011) BASEketball (1998) Beginners (2010) Black Swan (2010) Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Cave Of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Contagion … Continue reading

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Separated At Birth, Part XVII

Japan Ministry of Defense’s spherical flying machine Chris Knight’s “Filed under ‘H’ for toy” flyer from Real Genius

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Ten Years Gone

That compilation of World Trade Center movie clips is missing my favorite one: the ending scene of Sid & Nancy where a possibly already-dead Sid dances with the disco kids. (World Trade Center in Movies has a lot more) Twelve … Continue reading

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Captain America

I’m not in any great hurry to see the Captain America movie, but I have to admit that this poster for it is terrific:

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Separated At Birth, Part XV

An Egyptian tourist area as photographed by Chris Sisarich: Tobor the Robot from the 1957 film Kronos:

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Separated At Birth, Part XII

Collecting ponds of Something in the desert near the proto-suburban geoglyphs of California City. Dave Bowman’s meal on board the Discovery in 2001: A Space Odyssey. And there’s no way I’m going to miss the Obscura Day 2010 event at … Continue reading

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