Archive for November, 2013

60 Films – 60 Days at the VMFA

Posted in Film with tags , , , on November 27, 2013 by kozmicdogz

In conjunction with the Hollywood Costume exhibit now at the VMFA an unusual collection of films:

Unprecedented “60 Films/60 Days” Kicks Off at VMFA
A movie-a-day extravaganza, will be up and running this Friday, November 29.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ 60 Films / 60 Days gives you the opportunity to see your favorite costumes from the Hollywood Costume exhibition in action, on the big screen. Connect the dots between costume and character with a different Hollywood movie every day.

Everything from classics and contemporary to family and grown-up to cities and Westerns to knights and superheroes to suspense and comedies to music and romance to big stars and little stars and all else but the kitchen sink.

Each movie will have a short introduction by a VMFA staff member.

Mon-Thu, Sat & Sun,1:30 pm
Fridays, 6:30 pm
$5 per movie (separate admission from exhibition)
In Leslie Cheek Theater (or in Reynolds Lecture Hall where indicated with RLH.)
Through January 31.

December Schedule:
Dec 1   Dangerous Liaisons (1998) RLH
Dec 2   Out of Africa (1985) RLH
Dec 3   Morocco (1930) RLH
Dec 4   Funny Girl (1968)
Dec 5   Braveheart (1995) RLH Continue reading

Happy Birthday Old Friend!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , on November 26, 2013 by kozmicdogz

And The Wiremen & Paul Wallfisch

Posted in Music with tags , on November 25, 2013 by kozmicdogz


Paul Wallfisch aka Paul T. Watson with And The Wiremen.

James River Rock Pools

Posted in Environment with tags , on November 23, 2013 by kozmicdogz

If you have ever wondered how those rock pools get formed in the James River, now you can find out and share with your friends and family at Thanksgiving Dinner.

“Bunny Lake Is Missing”

Posted in Film with tags , , on November 22, 2013 by kozmicdogz


Last night we watched the 1965 psychological thriller, “Bunny Lake is Missing“. It was directed by Otto Preminger and based on the novel by Evelyn Piper. I had heard the name before, but had never seen the film. It is a film about a brother Steven (Keir Dullea) and sister Ann (Carol Lynley) who have recently moved to London when Ann’s illegitimate daughter, Bunny Lake goes missing.

We are not sure if Bunny is real, who is crazy, or who is telling the truth. Noel Coward plays an especially creepy landlord and Marita Hunt is the eccentric retired spinster who lives in the upper flat of the school where Bunny goes missing.  Laurence Olivier plays Detective Newhouse who tries, with deductive reasoning, to figure out what is going on.

One scene where Detective Newhouse is questioning Ann in a pub The Zombies appear on the television for a few songs. A nice surprise.

Well worth a viewing. A good film on a cold night in November.

And The Wiremen – Send Me Low

Posted in Music with tags , on November 19, 2013 by kozmicdogz

From And The Wiremen’s new EP “Send Me Low.” Look for it soon.

Puddles on a Saturday Morning

Posted in Music with tags , on November 16, 2013 by kozmicdogz

Just in case you hadn’t seen this yet, I thought it was perfect for a drizzly Saturday morning.

This video was brought to you by Scott Bradlee and the Post Modern Jukebox.

I love it more each time I watch it.

More info on Puddles at Puddles Pity Party.

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