In 2010 I saw 100 different movies in 100 different theaters. Here are the details.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Toy Story 3 (2nd Visit)

Grand Lake Theater

(Previously reviewed)

The Grand Lake has recently repainted their exterior, and as you can see below, the building looks magnificent, with gold and bronze trim glistening in the sunlight (who doesn't want to visit a glistening theater?).

Here's an earlier shot, after they had started sandblasting and priming one side of the building.

The rooftop sign nearly complete (the top of the 'G' and bottom of the 'L' still lack a new coat).

The rooftop sign completed.

On the Grand Ave side, above the street shops, there were still a few columns and moldings to paint.

Now that is 3-D.

In the lobby, a Toy Story 3 standee waits on the landing.

In the Egyptian auditorium, another shot of the mural on one of the walls.

On the Grand Avenue freeway offramp coming off westbound I-580 there is a beautiful mural depicting the entire world, stretched out across the block. I tried to take a piecemeal panoramic photo of the mural, but because of the way the mural angles away from the street, I couldn't easily piece the photos together. Instead, I recommend you take a look at Google's street view, so you can view the mural for yourself.

The Grand Lake has its own prominence in this earthly tapestry.



(Previously reviewed)

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

(Previously reviewed)

Megamind (Trailer 2)

(Previously reviewed)

Toy Story 3

(Previously reviewed)
Having now seen this film in 2-D and 3-D, I can opine that the 3-D treatment adds nothing to the movie. It was just as good in 2-D, looked just as good, and I didn't need to wear funny glasses. This appears to be another example of post-processing to enhance the depth, but the world of Toy Story already looks exceptionally three-dimensional.

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