Friday, September 27, 2019

The Faithful and the Foul (2006)

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Last updated: September 27, 2019

I've had a great deal of trouble with this movie. Much of it was filmed in neighborhoods that I'm unfamiliar with, and there weren't enough clues for me to figure out locations.

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The Guild Theater

2000 Vietnam R e s t a u r a n t
601 San Mateo Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Apartment 510




Broken window/Leaving house


ATM Neds On The Rio Grande - Bank
1100 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Tiff's ride


Tiff's apt.


Presbyterian Hospital or clinic sign

University Hospital (exterior)

United States Postal Service - Post office
6255 San Antonio Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Siempre Flamenco (2015)

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Last updated: March 3, 2020

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Burned dance studio (35.083118°, -106.650107°)- 214 Gold Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Dance studio

Dance performance space

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Sandia Foothills?

Big House

Roadrunner Mural


San Felipe de Neri Church

Atop JA Mountain (35.127786°, -106.772488°)

Roosevelt Park

Parking Garage - keyboard

TANM Studio, 1905 Mountain Rd NW

New studio - Conservatory of Flamenco Arts - 1620 Central Ave. SE.

Thanks given to El Farol Restaurant.

Stalked By My Ex (2017 TV Movie)

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Last updated: March 12, 2020

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Big city - looks like LA

House - Spanish tile roof - looks like Country Club neighborhood - 1707 Los Alamos Ave. SW


Drive NB on Unser Blvd. (35.336667°, -106.697039°)

In between Chuck's and Jesse's houses in BrBa

Westside Jail

School near park


Dad's new place


Coffee place - lighting fixtures look like rear area of Loyola's

Kimmy Cole Apparel

912 again.


Leaving for West Ridge

Walk -



Home on Route 9, with Barn - Edgewood?

"207 N. Arlington"

Phone conv. re party

Drive down Laguna Blvd.? Or San Pasquale?

LA View

Shopping Plaza


Friend's House


Kimmy Cole


Roosevelt Park - Hazeldine Ave. SE

Looks like Vulcan Rd. past volcanoes, but probably not.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sun Belt Express (2014)

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Last updated: September 27, 2019

Comedy. An ethics professor and his daughter try to cross the Mexican border with illegal immigrants. Starring Rachel Harris, Tate Donovan, Oscar Avila, Arturo Castro, Deborah Chavez, Ana de la Reguera, India Ennenga, Filming locatons: Belen, Las Nutrias, Los Lunas, Albuquerque.

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Opening scene - Pajarito Mesa?

Out near Mesita - (35.001273°, -107.301533°)

Volcanic mountain

Drive down highway/border

Liu's Chinese Food

RR bend

Defend Our Borders sign (34.650468°, -106.808934°)


Border Crossing


Papa Nacho Tucson Mexican Grub - (34.653084°, -106.801159°)



Car Wash

House (34.646324°, -106.806916°)


Another School

Drive through neighborhood - doesn't quite jive

Canyonsides below house (34.645418°, -106.806069°)

Ben's house

Dirt road

Mexican house

House near Mesita

Driving - fence - lots of interesting places, but don't know where they are.

Jogging near house

Driving - road to border - maybe Las Nutrias back country

Santa Ana looks like Meadowlake

View of Meadowlake Church (34.799341°, -106.627789°)

Papa Nacho

View of valley from Meadowlake (34.797625°, -106.662495°)

Papa Nacho

Nighttime drive into Rio Grande Valley - same as Defend Our Borders sign

Thanks given to Barelas Coffee House, Green House Bistro and Bakery

imdb says vet clinic was in Las Nutrias.

Running with the Devil (2018)

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Last updated: March 13, 2020

Thriller about assassins trying to enforce a drug kingpin's wishes. Starring Nicolas Cage, Laurence Fishburne, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg. Filming around Albuquerque.

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4th & Central, NE corner

Club - probably Posh


22 - 301 Walter St. SE

Big building - Washington D.C.



Sex Theater

Mexican countryside


Columbian mechanic/farm

Modern house - Seattle likely

Apartment with spiral staircase

DOJ Building with hallway



Aunt's House


School recital place

Emergency room

Maybe Annex - yes!

Bogota Airport


1445 - Bldg in ABQ - Behind Cafe Laurel

El Rey Theater Bar.

Columbia/ Cartagena - Warehouse - Airport

Traffic Stop/ Club

Maybe Double Eagle Airport? - No

Police Patrol - Alley - Off 6th St. just south of Central - The Big "B"

Maybe Mexico - Club - Estate

New delivery guy

Traffic stop


Cafe - View of apartments - Cafe Laurel on Central

Death Valley?

Seattle - but actually ABQ -

Downtown Inn - Room 125.

1203 Central Ave. SW.

Apartment again

Road View - Gas station - 12133 NM-14, Cedar Crest, NM, USA

Roadside - Maybe towards Placitas

Second roadside near I-40 in Tijeras Canyon?

House in the hills

Drive into mountains - hiking - stream

View of Sandia Crest



Posh again

Big office

Hotel lobby

Room 1020 - laundry

Airport - Maybe Double Eagle

Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Warehouse again


1st Warehouse

Back home in Seattle


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Romeo & Juliet vs. The Living Dead (2009)

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Last updated: September 24, 2019

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Italian scenes

Credits include Sandia Crest

Park - Kit Carson Park

Verona Police Department

Hopscotch - House - 1003 - probably east of Tramway, south of Lomas

Party House

Il Cabanera Cafe????

Horse Trading - Stables near Placitas? - Near Camino de San Francisco and Camino de Rosa Castilla

Diamante Equestrian Center
8 Camino de la Rosa Castilla, Placitas, NM 87043

In-Town neighborhood - view of Hyatt Regency - Near Gold Ave. & 9th St. - Approximately 1010 Gold Ave. SW

Special thanks to Mixed Martial Arts

Reluctant Hitman (2001)

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Last updated: September 24, 2019

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Picnic table


NM House



Driving - like Texas

Big House

Another Big House

Old Town Trading Post - San Felipe de Neri Church

Beside La Placita, looking west


Plaza NW of Old Town Plaza

NM House


View of top of tram - tram ride

Telephone booth

Hike in Mountains

Top of chairlift



Red brick building

Driving - TX?

Leaving church

Thanks given to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Denton TX, Radisson Hotel in Denton, AMR Flight Academy, La Placita.

Prodigal Planet (1983)

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AKA: A Thief in the Night IV: The Prodigal Planet. Fantasy Adventure. Last in a series of movies about fundamentalist Christians fighting the forces of the Antichrist during the Apocalypse. Starring William Wellman Jr., Lynda Beattie, Cathy Wellman, Thom Rachford, Robert Chestnut, and Terri Lynn Hall. Filming locations: Albuquerque, Cabezón, Gallup, Navajo Reservation, Red Rock State Park, Ruidoso (Fox Cave).

Funny fundamentalist film. I particularly like the forces of the AntiChrist chasing one of the heroines among the dress racks at the old Sweetbriar Dress Shop.

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Minuteman missile



RR Xing

Thanks given to ABQ Police Dept., Gallup Police & Fire Dept., Cabezon Ghost Town, Red Rock State Park, The NM Life Saving Operation for the Santa Fe RR, and Ft. Stanton Cave

UNITE Base/ Woods

Ghouls attack

Drive - Looks like cottonwoods

Empty city - Stock footage of midwestern city - looks like ABQ Civic Plaza

Walk - Possibly Lindy's

SW corner of 3rd & Central

Old Sweetbriar Dress Shop - about 411 Central Ave. NW

Old Walgreen's location on Central Ave. in downtown across from Kress - about 401 Central Ave. NW

View of State Theater

View, Central & 4th, looking north


Civic Plaza, view of Old City Hall.

View of future site of Hyatt Regency - Tijeras & 4th

Marquette & 3rd

Midwest again

Mesas - don't know where

Town of Cabezon (35.626233°, -107.099891°) generic


Red Rock State Park - Arena

West Arroyo Ratan


RR Crossing



Pieces of Dreams (1970)

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Last updated: March 2, 2020

AKA: The Wine and the Music. Drama Romance, based upon the novel The Wine and the Music by William Barrett. A junior priest at a Catholic church in Albuquerque falls in love, threatening his career. Starring Robert Forster, Lauren Hutton, Will Geer, Ivor Francis, Richard O’Brien, Edith Atwater, Kathy Baca, Mitzi Hoag, and Eloy Casados. Filmed in Ruidoso and Albuquerque, where sets were built in Tingley Coliseum.

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St. Joseph's Hospital.

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
811 Guaymas Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

Future Home of Our Lady of Assumption School - Summer 1971 - 815 Guaymas Pl. NE

Interesting modern Catholic church interior - but doesn't look like ABQ

San Ignacio Catholic Church playground - NW corner

Johnny Tapia Community Center At Wells Park
500 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102



Fancy House

Park Plaza Condominiums, 1331 Park Ave SW.

Park Plaza Condominiums, 1331 Park Ave SW.

Park Plaza entrance.

Interesting textured floor in the entryway to Park Plaza.

A photo of myself in the lobby.

Parking area out back.

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church


5th & Mountain Rd. NW


La Esquina - 6th & Mountain

511 Mountain Rd. NW


House - ambulance

Driving downtown

probably St. Joe's

Cafe - Hospital Bazaar

Roosevelt Park???

Rectory - 8030

Retreat - KC?


Wells Park Community Center

Mountains - Ruidoso?


Mountain kitchen

Airport - East Coast

Employment Office in Santa Fe

Home said to be 2204 Las terrace

Mrs. Gibson's Fancy House

Car accident site



Denny's....Denny's? Not sure it's Santa Fe

Denny's - Diner
3004 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Near Elm & Silver - Highland Park.

Taxi to Rectory

Wells Park


Countryside Lane to Retreat - Big White Building

Credits list ABQ, Ruidoso, and Kansas City

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Jasper, Waiting For The Vet, For Shots

Venezuela Is Just Too Dependent On Oil Exports

Excellent article. Venezuela is just too dependent on oil exports. Any country with a similar dependence, no matter its ideology, would have suffered the same:
These days it seems you can't talk about socialism without being required to talk also about Venezuela—largely because certain people on the right bring up the failures of Venezuela every time the word "socialism" appears. Right-wing pundits claim incessantly that socialist policies are to blame for the terrible conditions that Venezuelans are now living through.

But this story is fundamentally false.

"It's a cheap rhetorical tactic," says James Galbraith, professor of economics at the University of Texas–Austin.

"No serious person makes this argument," says Richard D. Wolff, professor emeritus in economics at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

There are many reasons why Venezuela failed in the way that it did. But it certainly wasn't because Venezuelans got free health care. An over-reliance on oil exports in the years before oil prices plummeted in 2016 was a partial cause of the crisis. Intervention by the United States is another important part of it. Most crucially, it was a government rife with corruption that shattered Venezuela.

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