The Christmas tree went back up at Eastridge Mall in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA). Unlike last year because of COVID-19 restrictions, Santa and children showed up to fill out the big red chair.
“Avatar” came back into movie theaters during the recent blockbuster drought. One of the available formats was IMAX 3D. That was both a surprise and not a surprise. A surprise because I can’t remember the last 3D movie I ever saw. Not a surprise because “Avatar” ushered in modern 3D in 2009.
When “Wakanda Forever” came out last week, several showings were in IMAX 3D and Real 3D. That was a surprise and I saw the movie in IMAX 3D.
The trailer for “Avatar: The Way of The Water” was in 3D. Not a surprise since that “Avatar 2” would also be in 3D.
The trailer for “Antman & The Wasp: Quantumania” was in 3D. That was a surprise and it got me thinking.
Are 3D movies making a comeback?Read more “Are 3D Movies Making A Comeback?”
A friend described how to butterfly—or spatchcock—a turkey. That sounded like something you would do in an Mortal Kombat video game. This short video is how to butterfly a turkey in 3 steps, Mortal Kombat style.
Prior to the November 8, 2022 election, most pundits were predicting a “red wave” of Republicans taking over the House of Representatives. That didn’t happen. President Joe Biden made light of that fact in his pardoning speech for this year’s Thanksgiving turkeys, Chocolate and Chip. In this short video, red wave predictions are compared with reality.
Between “Bullet Train” in August and “Wakanda Forever” in November, the theaters had a blockbuster drought. The studios scheduled no blockbuster movies for the last three months due to COVID-19. The new movies that did come out didn’t break $100 million US on opening weekend. The theaters showed old blockbusters and new non-blockbusters to fill out the schedule.
Here are the nine movies that I saw during the blockbuster drought.Read more “Watching 9 Movies During The Blockbuster Drought”
When ever California has an earthquake, the east coast news media has a more dramatic interpretation of the event than the west coast news media. The video in this short video is from “Superman” (1978).
In “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows,” Dobby died as a free elf. Filmed at the Freshwater West Beach in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Fans built a memorial for Dobby on the beach. Visitors leave behind painted rocks, trinkets, and socks in tribute.
The National Trust Wales conducted an eight-month environmental review. Those items are bad for the wildlife. Officials may remove the memorial to prevent damage. Keep your painted rocks and trinkets at home.
Honor Dobby by giving new socks to a homeless shelter.
“Julie & Julia” author, Julie Powell, passed away from a cardiac arrest at age 49. She started a blog on Salon called the Julie/Julia Project in 2002. Her goal was to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” in one year.
The blog became a book, “Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen,” in 2005. The book became a movie, “Julie & Julia,” starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, in 2009. If you read the book or seen the movie, you would think her life was all sunshine and roses.
Her death revealed a darker side of her life and for food writing.Read more ““Julie & Julia” Author, Julie Powell, Dead at 49″
Fry’s Electronics shut down in February 2021. The Campbell, CA, store reopened as a Spirit Halloween store for Halloween 2022. Only 1/5th of the available space was set aside for the seasonal store. Since I visited before the day before Halloween, the store was picked over like a carcass. This short video shows the highlights with “Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett.