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Area Resident Chris Columbus to Inflict PIXELS Film Upon Us July 24th – Hollywood Destroys Frisco Once Again – New TrailersFriday, July 10th, 2015
This looks dreadful:
Be sure to tell Chris what you think about his new joint if you see him about town…
A Hater’s Guide to the San Francisco Geography of Pixar’s “Inside Out” – Realistic Enough, But a Sort of Generic SFTuesday, June 23rd, 2015
Did I say “hater?” Nah, that’s not the case, as Inside Out is a fine film. But as far as far as portraying a realistic San Francisco, it’s no Big Hero Six.
Let’s get the Lloyd Bentsen-style sanctimony out of the way – let me school this new movie:
Inside Out, I served with Big Hero Six.
I knew Big Hero Six.
Big Hero Six was a friend of mine.
Inside Out, you are no Big Hero Six.
Now we’ll deal with IO’s moving-to-Frisco scenes.
1. Golden Gate Bridge seen from Marin County – This view is all kinds of messed up, IIRC, and I do.
2. Looking up at GGB from its roadbed – Perfect, almost photorealistic.
3. Foot of Market Street near the Ferry Building. – Perfectly fine.
4. 1000 block of Lombard Street – Cars are too small – it’s never that crowded, actually.
5. Red cable car #25 on Hyde Street? – A generic view, but pretty good.
6. 21 Royal Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 – Well, if you’re on the unit (000) block of an alley that goes up a hill and across a regular street to continue on to the 100 block of the very same alley, well, I think we’re out of luck.
Here’s the alley. The telephone pole and blue Recology garbage / recycling can are true-to-life:
Now here’s the real-life 21 Allen – it’s as close as I can find.
(Let’s not get into driving and parking – the driver does about average, considering he just blew into town.)
So that’s it – Inside Out shows SF well, but it’s not up to the level of other efforts.
(And oh, speaker of haters, they unloaded gallons of Hater-Ade upon poor, poor Cars 2:
“The (mostly false) narrative after that was that Pixar got sequel happy and the quality dipped. Cars 2 was as much a passion project for John Lasseter as a merchandising cash cow, and the film did earn $559m worldwide despite lousy reviews and a low (for Pixar) $191m domestic total.”
Cars 2 is awesome, compared with what people say about poor poor Cars 2. Oh well.)
Oh No, Hollywood Attacks SF Once Again: “PIXELS” Coming July 24th – Golden Gate Bridge in Jeopardy, Again – Sandler!Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
This PIXELS movie looks absolutely dreadful already:
I decided that PIXELS will be a horrible movie after seeing this teaser poster and then reading about 14 words into this description:
When aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth using the games as models for their various assaults. President William Cooper (Kevin James) calls upon his childhood best friend, former 1980s video game champion Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), who is now a home theater installer and had a previous relationship with William’s wife (Jane Krakowski) to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet.
So, Pac-Man attacking the GGB + Adam Sandler + 3D + 95% Want To See = HORRIBLE.
Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
“Pixar Canada?” – They Terk Our Jerbs! – How Hollywood-Style Tax Incentives Didn’t Work for Vancouver, British ColumbiaWednesday, November 19th, 2014
“Disney was drawn to Vancouver by tax incentives, and this closure comes in the wake of British Columbia incentives falling behind those offered by Ontario and Quebec.”
So three years of Pixar Canada were subsidized by Canadian taxpayers and then everybody’s laid off from Pixar Canada. How could anyone spin this fiasco into some kind of victory? IDK
Without subsidies, you’d expect these Pixar jobs to be in Emeryville (where Pixar is the city’s #1 employer) or Los Angeles.
Anyway, this is all news to me. Perhaps it’s news to you…
The Bald Eagles are Coming, the Bald Eagles are Coming Back to San Francisco! From Santa Clara, San Mateo, and MarinThursday, April 5th, 2012
Here’s the latest, from Santa Clara County:
Via John K at Calaveras Reservoir – click to expand
What can I say but that it’s Bald Eagle Watch time, baby?
Dese boids are coming in from the north and from the south.
When will we have a nesting pair here in San Francisco?