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The the unseasonably high heat has moved out. The Weather Channel's highest predicted high temp for the next 10 days in my area of San Diego is one day at 75. We could use some rain, as well as better natural water management. (Millions of gallons of fresh water wash down culverts into the bay during every serious rainfall ).

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Cool down? Any warm movies to snuggle up to? It's freezing out here!
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Then try "Young Ones". Plenty of hot desert scenes there. But if you're starving maybe "Like Water for Chocolate"?
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At what are those temperatures like come mid summer?

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At what are those temperatures like come mid summer?
Come mid summer this scene comes to mind:

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Then try "Young Ones". Plenty of hot desert scenes there. But if you're starving maybe "Like Water for Chocolate"?
Thanks, I'm already feeling warm and fuzzy inside.


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"The Dark Valley" or "Das finstere Tal"...Clint Eastwoodesq German revenge flick that takes place in the Austrian Alps mid 1800's or so....beautifully shot, great story, gritty realism and you have your choice of subtitles or dub!... http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80001897?trkid=437879
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Cool down? Any warm movies to snuggle up to? It's freezing out here!

My first thought was Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (the movie, 1961). In it the Van Allen Radiation Belts catch fire and start cooking the earth. (Netflix: streaming, DVD)

Second thought: The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962; Netflix: DVD). In this B movie, Russia test fires a nuclear device at the north pole, and at the same moment the United States test explodes a nuclear device at the south pole, and the whole orbit of the earth is changed to bring the earth closer to the sun.

Third thought: The Towering Inferno (1974; Netflix: Blu-ray). The electricians had cut corners with the architect's drawings and used a smaller gauge of wire, which starts an electric fire that spreads into the rest of the skyscraper.

Fourth thought: The Flight of the Phoenix (1965; Netflix: DVD no longer available, but you might be able to catch it on RetroPlex this coming Friday early morning). A plane crash lands in the Sahara Desert. The pilot, with some doubts and fighting the harsh desert sun, struggles to rebuild the plane as a single-engine plane so they can fly to civilization. There is also a 2004 movie of the same title and same themes (Netflix: Blu-ray & DVD) but I had never watched it.

Firestarter (1984; Netflix: DVD) stars a child who has an incendiary personality: she starts fires with just her thoughts. Of course "the government" wants to take her away from her father and train her to be a weapon.

Gog (1954; Netflix: streaming) takes place in a top secret underground lab in a desert. A variety of experiments are taking place, but there has been an unusual increase in deadly accidents so an agent is sent in to investigate them. One of the deaths involves the helioscope concentrating the sun's rays onto a researcher and frying that researcher. (Gog and Magog are the names of the two robots in the movie.)

Another movie taking place in the desert in America is It Came From Outer Space (1951; Netflix: DVD). An alien (as in extraterrestrial) spacecraft lands in the Arizona desert, and the extraterrestrials start assuming the identities of the townspeople to secure supplies they need for repairing their craft. There is something a bit unsettling when one of the assumed identities stares directly at the desert sun, without blinking.

Fireproof (2008; Netflix: streaming, Blu-ray & DVD) is a romantic drama. A firefighter is a local hero for putting out fires, but the fire of his own marriage needs rekindling.

Another firefighter movie is Backdraft (1991; Netflix: DVD). There are sure a lot of fires, leading to a suspicion of an arsonist.

If you like a fire in the fireplace, the living room, and the whole house, there is such a scene in Fletch Lives. Or a transition to a blazing hot sun in a Star Wars spoof there is Spaceballs. And James Bond in a crematorium goes to Diamonds Are Forever. These three are on disc from Netflix, but not streaming from Netflix.

But for streaming are three episodes of Fireplace For Your Home (2010; Netflix: streaming). There's an episode of just a cracking fire, and an episode of fire with music.

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Anybody try "88"? Not great but I found it entertaining....
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My first thought was Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (the movie, 1961). In it the Van Allen Radiation Belts catch fire and start cooking the earth. (Netflix: streaming, DVD)

Second thought: The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1962; Netflix: DVD)

Third thought: The Towering Inferno (1974; Netflix: Blu-ray)
Fourth thought: The Flight of the Phoenix (1965; Netflix: DVD
Firestarter (1984; Netflix: DVD)

Gog (1954; Netflix: streaming)

Another movie taking place in the desert in America is It Came From Outer Space (1951; Netflix: DVD).

Fireproof (2008; Netflix: streaming, Blu-ray & DVD)
Another firefighter movie is Backdraft (1991; Netflix: DVD)

But for streaming are three episodes of Fireplace For Your Home (2010; Netflix: streaming). There's an episode of just a cracking fire, and an episode of fire with music.
Wow, you really did your home work! Thanks for the suggestions.

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But for streaming are three episodes of Fireplace For Your Home (2010; Netflix: streaming). There's an episode of just a cracking fire, and an episode of fire with music.
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Wow, you really did your home work! Thanks for the suggestions.

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I hate to slam a classic, however, Fireplace For Your Home has little to any real plot development, repeats the same tired cliché over and over and over, the star (Fireplace) seems to really want to be somewhere else, although his method acting chops are not too bad ..

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I hate to slam a classic, however, Fireplace For Your Home has little to any real plot development, repeats the same tired cliché over and over and over, the star (Fireplace) seems to really want to be somewhere else, although his method acting chops are not too bad ..

It's a laugh riot reading the reviews of those and the Netflix "Example" test clips .

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My first thought was Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (the movie, 1961). In it the Van Allen Radiation Belts catch fire and start cooking the earth. (Netflix: streaming, DVD)
If I remember, this is the one with a MAJOR science OOPS. It shows the ship being hit by sinking ice...

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It's a laugh riot reading the reviews of those and the Netflix "Example" test clips .

When I need a cheap and fast laugh fix, Amazon is a goldmine ..


http://www.amazon.com/Funniest-Amazo.../RM0256CJKINZJ
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Re: Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (the movie, 1961).

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If I remember, this is the one with a MAJOR science OOPS. It shows the ship being hit by sinking ice...
Yes, you have to watch out for those sinking chunks of ice! (Oops 1!) But that is after the burning Van Allan Radiation Belts (above the atmosphere so there's no oxygen nor any oxidating agent, oops 2 and a major plot point, too) had melted the icebergs so they were calving.

One just has to learn to suspend mountains of disbelief!

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I hate to slam a classic, however, Fireplace For Your Home has little to any real plot development, repeats the same tired cliché over and over and over, the star (Fireplace) seems to really want to be somewhere else, although his method acting chops are not too bad ..
That's OK, it started to bore me in the first 5 minutes so I decided to watch ( in all seriousness ) Bad Turns Worse instead. It includes Mark Pellegrino, a wonderful character actor ( Being Human, The Closer) that I have also seen in a few very good Indie films. It also features Logan Huffman from Shameless.


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just watched "Field of Lost shoes" - think historical drama ala The Tudors, but the setting is the US Civil War, and revolves around a regiment of cadets from VMI (Virginia Military Academy) drafted in as reserves for a battle nearby at New Market Virginia. Actually pretty well done, and gives an interesting view into life in the states at that time, with some interesting glimpses into slavery and how cruel it was to slave families in terms of tearing them apart (besides other aspects).

It is apparently based on a true story

and in the interest of disclosure, i live in richmond, va and most of the sites, buildings and even VMI are familiar to me and my wife works for the National Park Svc at one of the historical sites so it had added interest for me.

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Really enjoyed Honeymoon. Very creepy. Just goes to show you how good a movie can be with a minimal budget.
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"Housebound" was just added and I liked it. It's more of a dark comedy than a horror film.
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Housebound was great. My kind of dark humor
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