Monthly Archives: June 2018

Paul Blackburn’s Season-Best Outing

I watched the Partridge Family episode “Fellini, Bergman and Partridge.” I went out to work, and later took the buses out to the Coliseum. I waited for the gates to open and headed for my seat to watch batting practice. … Continue reading

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Hugo

I listened to the A’s game in Detroit on the radio. Ray Fosse on the radio made a comment on the low attendance at the Coliseum. I fell asleep for a while. I went over to the record store and … Continue reading

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Toy Story 3

I went out to do my laundry and when I got back I watched “Toy Story 3.” Everyone seemed to love this movie, but I had some reservations about it and the way it was so sentimental about childhood and … Continue reading

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American Animals

I went out to the theatre in Emeryville and saw “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” again.  In one scene, the little girl locks the door to her room, and a minute later Chris Pratt simply opens it.  I went home to … Continue reading

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Romancing the Stone

I went to work and returned to watch “Romancing the Stone.” I think I’ve seen the movie only once before, when it was released in 1984.  Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito all looked so much younger that it … Continue reading

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Baby Driver

I went out to see “Incredibles 2” again. I found it strange that the family had a station wagon that looked like it was from the 1950s. I took the 12 bus away from the Grand Lake Theatre, and I … Continue reading

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Hearts Beat Loud

I returned home from work during the hot afternoon and fell asleep for a while.  I listened to the end of the A’s game in Chicago.  They won a close, tough game 7-6.  I picked myself up and walked over … Continue reading

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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I was frustrated with the lateness of the 57 bus but made it to the theatre in Emeryville in time to catch an early showing of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” The first scene with a dinosaur lurking about preparing to … Continue reading

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Bad Santa 2

Just before the first day of summer, I watched “Bad Santa 2.”  I got the Blu-ray copy from the library.  As nd expected, it was not as amusing as the first movie.  It didn’t have Lauren Graham or Cloris Leachman, … Continue reading

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Heathers

I went out to buy groceries, and I returned to watch “Heathers” on Blu-ray.  It was the first time I’d seen the movie since sometime around 1989.  I was surprised at how young Winona Ryder and Christian Slater looked.  Supposedly … Continue reading

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