Thursday, January 19, 2017

Five Frames - 01/19/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With Galaxy Tab 4 / Panasonic Lumix / Crown Graphic 4X5


Custom Built


Bed Frames


The Mall


A Warm Bed


Griffith_Park_6
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Five Frames - 01-17-2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With Crown Graphic 4X5 camera


The Reluctant Poser


Nice Curves


Sue & Bacchus


Delta-100_4X5_12-29-07_02


TR6 / Alfa
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Cinema Cycle - Married To The Mob


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
Married To The Mob (1988)
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DATE REVIEWED: 01/18/2017


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 44 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 25.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6088.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: An FBI agent seduces a mob widow in order to take down a gangster boss.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Fascination with the mafia, a rather shallow love story driven by slightly over the top characterization.  Dean Stockwell makes almost any film a little better.

PROS AND CONS:  A good film to do ironing to, or for cleaning the house.  This is lite fair without a lot to think about.  The acting is good and the plot moves along and does not drag.

That said, this isn’t anything new.  We have seen this a million times before in “Goodfellas” and the “Sopranos”, only here it is told more from the woman’s point of view.  

While most of the film is mediocre, the acting is well done.  These are all top notch actors and supporting actors in a less than stellar film, but then again it wasn’t supposed to be.  


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Five Frames - 01/16/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With Lytro / Minolta Maxxum


The Off Season - 2


First LIght


The Road From Parker Canyon Lake


Post Storm


Pits Edge
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Cadence


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 01/16/2017

TITLE: Cadence

FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 37 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 21.8 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6063 miles

SYNOPSIS: A disillusioned young soldier must conform to the rules of a military prison.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Being a rebel, working with a team, overcoming adversity, reaching across ethnic lines, the relationships of fathers and sons, the list is quite lengthy.

PROS AND CONS:  An unexpectedly good film.  I had my doubts about this random media selection and the first 10 minutes appear to make it look like a rather low budget film.

But after about 20 minutes, there is an a-ha moment that takes the story line off in an unexpected direction and the character's backgrounds and plot become very unconventional.  

This film is a hidden gem and it is evident in the credits.  Martin Sheen directs and stars, along with Charlie Sheen, Laurence Fishburne and F. Murray Abraham.  So good, I plan on watching it again to pick up what I may have missed.  


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Wanted


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE REVIEWED: 01/14/2017

TITLE: Wanted

FORMAT: BluRay

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 50 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 24.6 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6041.2 miles

SYNOPSIS: A frustrated “everyman” is recruited into a secret society of assassins in order to murder the man that killed his father, only later to find out that the man he kills actually was his father, etc., etc….

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Slick video game gun-play, over the top production values, and a total disbelief in reality.

PROS AND CONS:  Here are the good points about the film:


Here are the bad points about the film:
  • Nothing but a blood fest
  • Far more gore than there needs to be.
  • The plot is …… wait….what….plot????
  • Apparently if you blow up a city block you can just walk away and the police will NEVER come looking for you
  • Oh, wait, ….. Another plot twist means another fight / shootout scene…..oy vay…..

This is the type of film where I get a total disconnect.  I imagine the target audience here (which is 15 year olds going on 35) and get somewhat disturbed.  I can’t imagine what the body count in this film is (50? 60?) but I recall that they were all terribly graphic with brains and blood everywhere (including the first three minutes of the film).  

This is a video game where there is no controller except for the stop/play button the remote.  I like looking at Angelina Jolie, but I was ready for this to end about 60 minutes into it.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Five Frames - 01/12/2017

Five Frames

Images Taken With A Lytro Light Field Camera


Kitten Face


Santa Monica Selfie


Into the depths....


Sonoita, Cochise County


Parker Lake, Cochise County
These images and many many more can be found on my Flickr account.