Saturday, May 11, 2019

Five Dollars a Day (2008)

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Last updated: May 30, 2019

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AKA: $5 a Day, Five Dollars More. Comedy / Drama. A road trip to New Mexico with a thrifty conman and his estranged son. Starring Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone, Amanda Peet, Peter Coyote, Dean Cain, Alessandro Nivola, Sequoyah Adams-Rice, Michael-David Aragon.Filmed around the country; NM filming locations: Albuquerque, Moriarty, Elephant Butte Dam, Los Lunas, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, Moriarty.




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Restaurant

Offices

Apartments

Place on freeway - I-25 - digitally enhanced with street lights (34.972633°, -106.654204°)

Saigon Beauty, 5701 Zuni Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Railroad

View of Sheriff

Fancier House in good neighborhood,

Maybe Los Ranchos

Freeway

RR Crossing - Highway 147 crossing just north of Isleta Pueblo.

Chevron Station -

Hotel ballroom

Kerbeck Mitsubishi, U.S. 9 & E Black Horse Pike, Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Tulsa, OK Route 66 Shopping Center - mountains belie city: must be

Longhorn Ranch Motel!

Driving in South Valley - Unresolved

Elk City, OK - not OK, but Unresolved

Resembles I-25 bridge over Rio Grande, but that's not it.

Amarillo, TX - 407....

Bar


NM-147 bridge crossing at Isleta Pueblo (34.906303°, -106.685128°)








Highway 550, near Zia

I-25 NB near ABQ (35.020339°, -106.638280°)

Restaurant

Jemez country

Gilman Tunnels

ABQ NM - Billboard

Underpass under I-25 - Lomas

Garcia Cadillac, 6401 San Mateo Blvd. NE

Hyatt Hotel. Yes


Campaign Announcement, 5001 Rio Grande Lane NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM.


Campaign Announcement, 5001 Rio Grande Lane NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM.


Campaign Announcement, 5001 Rio Grande Lane NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM.

(Photo by Adam Ramirez.)


Campaign Announcement, 5001 Rio Grande Lane NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM.

(Photo by Adam Ramirez.)


Hallway - hospital - hospital room -

Elephant Butte and/or Caballo Lake?

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Arcade Fire - Month of May + Rebellion (Lies) - Coachella 2011

If it's May, it's time for Arcade Fire!

Animals Start Making An Appearance

Since I’ve started walking Jasper I’ve been surprised by the absence of notable nightlife in the neighborhood- raccoons, possums, rats, and skunks. As the weather warms, however, things may be changing. Two nights ago, we were approached by some weird animal that resembled Gollum, and tonight we saw our first skunk!

Dragons

Idle thought: Maybe I should read Tui Sutherland’s “Wings of Fire” book series about dragons?

Boom! The first five of the twelve books arrive for my perusal. Apparently dragons don’t like waiting.

Game of Bones

“Well, my king has spent all his fortune on a bouncey castle.”

Almost Forgot To Post About Annual Easter Procession Past My House

Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Reasons To Stop Air Pollution

Saw this at Thomas Kelly Elementary School.

The Founder (2016)

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Last updated: May 13, 2019

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Biography / Drama about Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's restaurants. Filmed around the country, with filming in Albuquerque and Belen. Starring Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson, B. J. Novak, Laura Dern.



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View of Manzanos, on Highway 47 ( 34.508486°, -106.597916°)

Heading west, while actually heading east on Highway 47 (34.515242°, -106.605038°)

San Bernardino City Limits - 1st & Becker St. in Belen, and on to 2nd St.

Arnall Grocery Company, 2 E Washington St, Newnan, GA 30263

Steakhouse - Rita's New Mexican Restaurant, Becker Ave. & Sixth St., Belen, NM

Arizona/U.S. 17 South to Phoenix - Highway 60/47 turnoff (34.433104°, -106.529858°)

Conceptual McDonalds (Phoenix)

Theatre

Lot for Lease

DMTC's Big Day of Giving - May 2, 2019

DMTC had a good day - $33,353 in donations, including one $10,000 donation. I am concerned that the number of donations was off: 1/3 fewer than last year, which some people attribute to less meme generation and grassroots campaigning, but which I attribute to the Trump administration's recent increase of the federal tax standard deduction. It just isn't worth it anymore for marginal donors to donate. So good news for now, but maybe worrisome in the future if there is a recession or other unexpected event.


Morgan Bartoe (left, playing Babe Williams) and Tate Pollock (playing Sid) from DMTC's current production of "The Pajama Game."


Morgan Bartoe (left, playing Babe Williams) and Tate Pollock (playing Sid) from DMTC's current production of "The Pajama Game."


Tate Pollock (playing Sid) and Kyle Jackson (Choreographer, and maybe substitute Sid for last half of the show) from DMTC's current production of "The Pajama Game."


Hugo Figueroa Rojo and Dannette Vassar from "The Pajama Game."

The Flock (2007)

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Last updated: May 30, 2019

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Crime drama; a retiring administrator of sex offenders drags his trainee into a dark investigation. Starring Richard Gere, Claire Danes, Ray Wise, Russell Sams, Avril Lavigne, and Dwayne Barnes. Filmed around Albuquerque and Bernalillo.



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Hmmm... I don't see any Bernalillo scenes...


Near saline lakes?

Mobile home

Longhorn Ranch Motel


Cafe - Formerly Milton's Coffee Shop, and what is currently the Whole Hog Cafe, 725 Central Ave. NE.





Bernalillo County Courthouse Annex, located at the corner of 5th St. and Tijeras Ave. NW.


Bernalillo County Court House Annex, located at the corner of 5th St. and Tijeras Ave. NW.


Bernalillo County Court House Annex.


Bernalillo County Courthouse Annex, located at the corner of 5th St. and Tijeras Ave. NW.


Stairwell.


Second floor doors.








Walk - Elevator - Building - downtown

Restaurant

Hair Salon - Ten Oh Two Park Avenue, 1002 Park Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Freeway travel east of town

Viola's farm - Unresolved

Back in city. 524....


El Camino Motor Hotel, 6851 4th St. NW, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107


Kimo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW.


Kimo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW.


Kimo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW.


Kimo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW.


Kimo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW.


Kimo Theatre, 423 Central Ave. NW.


Alibi (413), in passing

Restaurant

Drive

Horses

RR crossing - where? Santa Fe?

Alley. Behind The Library?

Spooky building - appears to be Bliss Bldg.

House. 310??

Heading east down Central, starting from the KiMo

Report of Paradise Hills disappearance

House in Sandia foothills

Milton's Restaurant

RR Crossing - Maybe Rabbit Rd. crossing of the SF&SR RR

Talking to engineer - probably Santa Fe

Freeway

Police offices

Apartment - Lifestyles Apartments, 4920 Union Way NE ( 35.140544°, -106.617743°)

Restaurant


View of Park Plaza, with view of city.


Alley behind Bliss Bldg.


Stairway.


John Brooks Supermart -


Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul Blvd NE. First approached at south entrance.


Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul Blvd NE.


Coronado Mall, 6600 Menaul Blvd NE.





Apartment Bldg. - Apt. C

Freeway

View of Edgewood

Los Alamos/White Rock turnoff (35.868730°, -106.206026°)

Perhaps near 1746 University Blvd. NE

Ballroom

Cemetery - Maybe Mt. Calvary

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Gold (2016)

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Last updated: May 29, 2019

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Adventure Drama about a prospector and a geologist teaming up to find a gold deposit. Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez. Set in Indonesia, some filming around Albuquerque.



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Offices (possibly in the Petroleum Building)

Bar - apparently Paul's Monterey Inn

GBW offices

Reno pix

House interior

House Exterior: 12829?

Indonesian jungle dream

Reno pawn shop

Djakarta Palace

Maggie's Creek - Valle Grande


The Bank of the West Tower, near San Mateo Blvd. and Central Ave. (used for both north and south facades), used to be the tallest building in New Mexico when I was a kid (when it belonged to First National Bank), and apparently now ranks as 5th-highest.


(Former) Bank of America, 303 Roma Ave. NW.

Includes apartment, it seems.


Offices with cityscape (not ABQ)

NYC

The Three Greenhorns


Paul's Monterey Inn, formerly at 1000 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE.

[UPDATE: February, 2015: Sad news that Paul's Monterey Inn will close after 40 years in business. This article from January, 2014 identifies tax issues as a major burden. And once again, time is quickly erasing the Albuquerque's movie heritage.]


Desert Sands Motel, Albuquerque, 5000 Central Avenue SE (now, sadly, gone...).

Phone booth - Desert Sands - Room 129


Desert Sands Motel, Albuquerque, 5000 Central Avenue SE.

Something spooky there.





American Home Furniture Store, 3535 Menaul Blvd. NE

12813???

Hotel Ballroom

Hotel with big atrium - Albuquerque New Mexico Marriott Pyramid North, 5151 San Francisco Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 - bedroom

Reno hotel

Home - 12820 Mountain Rd. NE

Billy Jack (1971)

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Last updated: May 13, 2019

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Cult favorite with ex-Green Beret Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin, who also directs) fighting discrimination and oppression in northern New Mexico. Also starring Delores Taylor, Howard Hesseman, Teresa Kelly, and John Colicos. Filmed at Bandelier National Monument, Eaves Movie Ranch, Santa Clara Pueblo, Santa Fe, and Socorro.



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Town - Prescott, AZ - Courthouse Square - N. Cortez and W. Gurley St.

Bandelier?

Barrel race

School - resembles School for the Deaf in Santa Fe

Building with murals

Palace Bar, 120 S. Montezuma St., Prescott, AZ

Ice Cream parlor

Council meeting - Courthouse

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBbElcgC9Rg
Marino's MOB Burgers and Ice Cream

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxiOTUHQ-s4
Actors & Corvette Location : 34° 30'54.233" -112° 23'7.822" Long Range Camera Location : 34° 30'54.209" -112° 23'4.499"

Interesting Review:
https://thedissolve.com/features/forgotbusters/593-forgotbusters-billy-jackthe-trial-of-billy-jack/

Montezuma Castle

Snake Ceremony - Kiva - Bandelier National Monument - (35.782335°, -106.274048°)

White Rock Overlook?

Hardware Store

Santa Fe Plaza

Freedom School - Eaves Movie Ranch