Though not a real fan of disaster flix, I thought Towering Inferno was a pretty good one. Great cast, and much of it shot on San Francisco. The B of A building on California was used for the exterior shots.
Did you know that Roy Scheider, as Chief Brody, ad libbed that line on the Jaws set? Director Steven Spielberg LOVED it, and kept it in the final cut of the film. This month marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Peter Benchley's novel. A year later Spielberg's film hit theaters, and chased everyone off the beaches. I've probably seen the movie ten times.
...is visit the local farmer's markets. Here's a shot of some of the fruit we picked up on our last trip a couple of weeks ago. I labeled a few of the more unusual fruits. The rambutan is super sweet, has a jelly like texture, and looks like it was stolen from the Stat Trek set.
When I was at the store today, I went to the toothpaste section to pick up a tube. There were thirteen, THIRTEEN different varieties of the SAME brand! I counted them. I would have been happy with five or six.
In fact, it was the worst July 4th weekend tally since the 1980's, according to Hollywood big shots. We went to see Tammy over the weekend. I read the reviews before we went, and they were luke warm at best. Now, the fact that I sometimes fall asleep in movie theaters is the world's worst kept secret. But about 30 minuites into Tammy, I leaned over to our son and told him not to wake me up unless I'm snorring. I'm a huge Melissa McCarthy fan, but she couldn't carry this one. On the other hand, don't miss The Chef..in my opinion,one of the best this spring/summer. Try to catch it because it won't be in theaters much longer. GREAT cast too!
Yeah, I do. My mistake was shopping for my size (10.5, VERY common) this past weekend. I checked three stores, and all soled (pun intended) out. I learned my lesson. Never shop for shoes on the weekend.