Great Movie Scenes #013: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

For those who were expecting a legit horror movie for a Halloween post will be disappointed. But can a scene in a children’s movie count when it legitimately scares you? We fondly remember Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure for a variety of reasons. For Paul Reubens as the titular character, to Tim Burton’s debut as a filmmaker, to realizing the Alamo has no basement. But the one scene EVERYBODY remember about this movie is this:
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Out and About in Culver: Sony Pictures

There are a lot of things I had to do in Los Angeles just on the off chance I will have to move back once my time at my new job ends. (Spoiler Alert: That’s coming sooner than you think. Yikes.) One of the big ‘to dos’ is do tours of all the major studios of Hollywood. Luckily there is one major studio right around the corner from me and it’s Sony Pictures. Now I could go on about their recent quality of flicks as of late. But I am not here to judge. I want to show you guys and gals what it is like to tour a major studio such as Sony. Not everything could be shown for privacy reasons. But let me tell you this is a great place to spend an afternoon and marvel the new and old of this company.
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25 Favorite Films: Waking Life (2001)

There are few films that have stuck with me (hence the purpose of this ’25 Favorite Films’ series). It needs to take a lot for me to not only want to think about it but to also repeatedly view it. When I first sat down to watch Richard Linklater’s Waking Life I didn’t know what to expect other than it was animated. I also should stress this was the first time I ever watched a Linklater film and apart from some generic observations I was basically going into this blind. While this article is going to discuss and even show why Waking Life effected me personality I would heavily recommend you stop reading this and go out to view this. Trust me, it will change how you view on life.
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Out and About in Venice

I’m not a beach kind of guy. The idea of laying on sand, with the mucky ocean, and a blazing sun just never appeals to me. There are much better ways for me to relax which is why you see so many posts regarding walking around. But there are a few places I love to go to when it comes close to the ocean. Back in Jersey places like Wildwood and Atlantic City were hotspots because there were a ton of things to do outside of the shore. A place like Venice Beach in LA reminds me a lot of those areas where I grew up. Lots of interesting visuals, people, and stores to look around. Hell it’s kinda like a place for the homeless to thrive and showcase their wares to the public. It is an ingenious way to get money if you really know how to create. Anyways, if you have never been to the area let me give you a taste of what there is to offer.
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25 Favorite Films: The Quiet Earth (1985)

What would you do if you were the last person on Earth? The possibilities are seemingly endless and fiction has come a long way to showcase them. The most recent example, Will Smith’s I Am Legend, showed us a flawed way of how a major city would be if humanity were to disappear. I think people are fascinated by these kind of tales because we have this inherit nature of wondering what happened on this planet before us. There was a time where humans didn’t exist and at some point we are going going disappear and leave very little trace of our existence. If we were one of these many protagonists in fiction to be left alone we would more than likely wind up in some sort of feral state. While not going quite that route in 1985; Director Geoff Murphy showcases how insane we could go when we are the only ‘noise’ left.
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Out and About in LA: The Fisher Museum

It’s time for yet another trip to one of the countless museums in Los Angeles. This time I went all the way to USC to partake in their free art museum called ‘The Fisher Museum of Art’. Just because something is free doesn’t mean it is bad; some of the best art I’ve seen came from free museums. This tiny little building had a pretty neat theme going to show us the dangers of pollution. Several artists made ‘found’ art by taking various pieces of pollution (plastic, toys, trash, etc) from out beaches and oceans and turned it into something beautiful. I wish I had this kind of creativity even when it comes to garbage. Most of the work I ever tried looks like it anyways. Before I bum myself out here is a sample of what is being showcased as you read this:
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Out and About in LA: Wilshire BLVD Pt. 1

So work has been pretty hectic of late. Have not been able to go out and really appreciate the city as I did during the summer. But I still have days off and will still go out when I get the chance. Recently I went BACK to the LACMA and wanted to calm myself by appreciating some art. Afterwards I decided to venture Wilshire BLVD and see what it has to offer. Now I realize this is just one part of the boulevard and it will take a bit until I explore the entire thing in full. But in Museum Row, or Miracle Mile, there are a few things to keep notice of.
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