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Snarf’s and Snarfburger have over 20 locations in the United States, 14 in Colorado where they started, 4 in Illinois, 4 in Missouri, and 2 in Texas. Snarf’s award-winning sandwiches are made-to-order using only the finest ingredients including premium meats and cheeses, veggies, our their own blend of giardiniera peppers. Oven-toasted bread available in white, wheat or gluten free. They also offer fresh salads with homemade dressings, rotating soups, kid-sized subs, vegetarian options, desserts and a full catering menu.

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2016 Awards
Best of Boulder, Best Sandwich, Boulder Weekly
Best of Boulder, Best Delivery, Boulder Weekly
Readers Choice, Best Sandwich, Yellow Scene Magazine
Readers Choice, Best Colorado Based Chain, Yellow Scene Magazine
Readers Choice, Best Cheap Eats, Yellow Scene Magazine
Readers Choice, Best Sandwich, Westword
CU and Boulder’s Best, Best Deli/Sandwich Shop, Colorado Daily

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Illinois Locations

  • 600 West
    600 W. Chicago Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60654

    Phone: (312) 644-1500
    Fax: (312) 644-1504

    Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm
    Sat-Sun: Closed

    Map & Reviews

  • Snarfburger
    600 W. Chicago Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60654

    Phone: (312) 644-1500
    Fax: (312) 644-1504

    Mon-Fri: 11am-3pm
    Sat-Sun: Closed

    Map & Reviews

  • DePaul University
    955 W. Webster
    Chicago, IL 60614

    Phone: (773) 697-9297
    Fax: (773) 697-8833

    Sun-Thur: 11am-8pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm

    Map & Reviews

 
  • Prudential Plaza
    Two Prudential Plaza, 180 N. Stetson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60610

    Phone: (312) 938-4344
    Fax: (312) 938-4322

    Mon-Fri: 8am-3pm

    Map & Reviews

 

St. Louis, Missouri Locations

  • Downtown at the MX
    614 Washington Ave.
    Saint Louis, MO 63101

    Phone: (314) 241-0100
    Fax: (314) 241-0105

    Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm
    Sat-Sun: 8am-10pm

    Map & Reviews

  • Delmar Loop
    6301 Delmar Blvd.
    Saint Louis, MO 63130

    Phone: (314) 725-4800
    Fax: (314) 725-4805

    Sun-Wed: 10am-10pm
    Thur-Sat: 10am-Midnight

    Map & Reviews

  • SLU
    374 S. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63103

    Phone: (314) 833-4828
    Fax: (314) 833-4829

    Mon-Fri: 7am-Midnight
    Sat-Sun: 8am-Midnight

    Map & Reviews

  • Washington University
    360 N. Skinker Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63130

    Phone: (314) 449-1771
    Fax: (314) 449-6823

    Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm
    Sat-Sun: 8am-10pm

    Map & Reviews

 

Austin, Texas Locations

  • UT
    2901 Medical Arts St., Ste. 100
    Austin, TX 78705

    Phone: (512) 687-2600
    Fax: (512) 687-2602

    Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm
    Sat-Sun: 11am-7pm

    Map & Reviews

  • South 1st Street
    1400 S. 1st St.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Now Open!
    Phone: (512) 614-4109
    Fax: (512) 614-4026

    Daily: 11am-8pm

    Map & Reviews

 

Boulder Locations

  • Downtown Boulder
    2128 Pearl St.
    Boulder, CO 80302

    Phone: (303) 444-7766
    Fax: (303) 444-7754

    Mon – Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm
    Map & Reviews

  • East Boulder
    5340 Arapahoe Ave.
    Boulder, CO 80303

    Phone: (303) 444-3404
    Fax: (303) 444-3484

    Mon – Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm
    Map & Reviews

  • Table Mesa Shopping Center
    637 S. Broadway Street, Suite A
    Boulder, CO 80305

    Phone: (303) 444-7714
    Fax: (303) 444-7719

    Mon – Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm
    Map & Reviews

  • Snarfburger
    2000 Arapahoe Ave.
    Boulder, CO

    Phone: (303) 444-7711

    Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
    Map & Reviews

 
  • Gunbarrel
    6562 Lookout Road
    Boulder, CO 80301

    Phone: (720) 622-0107
    Fax: (720) 622-0108

    Daily: 11am-9pm

    Map & Reviews

  • Longmont – Ken Pratt
    645 Ken Pratt Blvd.
    Longmont, CO 80501

    Phone: (303) 774-1441
    Fax: (303) 774-1551

    Mon – Sat: 11am-8pm
    Sun: 11am-6pm
    Map & Reviews

  • Longmont – Mountainview
    2130 Mountain View Ave.
    Longmont, CO 80501

    Phone: (303) 702-1111
    Fax: (303) 702-4444

    Mon – Sat: 11am-8pm
    Sun: 11am-6pm
    Map & Reviews

 

Denver Metro Locations

  • Capitol Hill
    1001 E. 11th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80218

    Phone: (303) 832-9999
    Fax: (303) 832-9990

    Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm

    Map & Reviews

  • The Spire
    891 14th Street Ste. 160
    Denver, CO 80202

    Phone: (303) 573-3939
    Fax: (303) 573-3933

    Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm
    Sun: 11am-5pm

    Map & Reviews

  • Ballpark Area
    2425 Broadway Avenue
    Denver, CO 80205

    Phone: (303) 524-3466
    Fax: (303) 524-3465

    Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm

    Map & Reviews

  • University of Denver
    1729 E. Evans Ave.
    Denver, CO 80210

    Phone: (303) 777-1664
    Fax: (303) 777-1665

    Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-8pm
    Map & Reviews

 
  • Highlands
    5001 W 38th Ave
    Denver, CO 80212

    Phone: (303) 455-5555
    Fax: (303) 455-2212

    Daily: 11am-9pm

    Map & Reviews

  • S. Broadway
    1490 S. Broadway
    Denver, CO 80210

    Coming Soon!

    Map & Reviews

  • Golden
    1301 Washington Ave. Suite 110
    Golden, CO 80401

    Phone: (303) 273-0006
    Fax: (303) 273-0007

    Mon – Thrus: 11am-8pm
    Fri – Sat: 11am-9pm
    Sun: 10am-6pm
    Map & Reviews

  • Westminister
    1975 W 120th Ave
    Westminster, CO 80234

    Phone: (303) 255-4599
    Fax: (303) 255-4588

    Mon – Sat: 11am-8pm
    Sun: 11am-5pm

    Map & Reviews

 
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Snarf's Sweeps the 2016 Awards for Best Sandwich Shop

Snarf's Sweeps the 2016 Awards for Best Sandwich Shop

The 2016 Best of Awards are in and Snarf's Sub Shops have taken the top place in Colorado for 2016 in the Boulder Weekly, Yellow Scene, Westword and the Colorado Daily for their awesome Sandwiches, Delivery and more!!! Check out the stories in the links below.[READ|SHARE]
 
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Locations

Illinois Locations

  • 600 West
    600 W. Chicago Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60654

    Phone: (312) 644-1500
    Fax: (312) 644-1504

    Mon-Fri: 7am-3pm
    Sat-Sun: Closed

    Map & Reviews

  • Snarfburger
    600 W. Chicago Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60654

    Phone: (312) 644-1500
    Fax: (312) 644-1504

    Mon-Fri: 11am-3pm
    Sat-Sun: Closed

    Map & Reviews

  • DePaul University
    955 W. Webster
    Chicago, IL 60614

    Phone: (773) 697-9297
    Fax: (773) 697-8833

    Sun-Thur: 11am-8pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm

    Map & Reviews

  • Prudential Plaza
    Two Prudential Plaza, 180 N. Stetson Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60610

    Phone: (312) 938-4344
    Fax: (312) 938-4322

    Mon-Fri: 8am-3pm

    Map & Reviews

 

St. Louis, Missouri Locations

  • Downtown at the MX
    614 Washington Ave.
    Saint Louis, MO 63101

    Phone: (314) 241-0100
    Fax: (314) 241-0105

    Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm
    Sat-Sun: 8am-10pm

    Map & Reviews

  • Delmar Loop
    6301 Delmar Blvd.
    Saint Louis, MO 63130

    Phone: (314) 725-4800
    Fax: (314) 725-4805

    Sun-Wed: 10am-10pm
    Thur-Sat: 10am-Midnight

    Map & Reviews

  • SLU
    374 S. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63103

    Phone: (314) 833-4828
    Fax: (314) 833-4829

    Mon-Fri: 7am-Midnight
    Sat-Sun: 8am-Midnight

    Map & Reviews

  • Washington University
    360 N. Skinker Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63130

    Phone: (314) 449-1771
    Fax: (314) 449-6823

    Mon-Fri: 7am-10pm
    Sat-Sun: 8am-10pm

    Map & Reviews

 

Austin, Texas Locations

  • UT
    2901 Medical Arts St., Ste. 100
    Austin, TX 78705

    Phone: (512) 687-2600
    Fax: (512) 687-2602

    Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm
    Sat-Sun: 11am-7pm

    Map & Reviews

  • South 1st Street
    1400 S. 1st St.
    Austin, TX 78704

    Phone: (512) 614-4109
    Fax: (512) 614-4026

    Now Open!

    Daily: 11am-8pm

    Map & Reviews

 

Boulder Locations

  • Downtown Boulder
    2128 Pearl St.
    Boulder, CO 80302

    Phone: (303) 444-7766
    Fax: (303) 444-7754

    Mon – Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm
    Map & Reviews

  • East Boulder
    5340 Arapahoe Ave.
    Boulder, CO 80303

    Phone: (303) 444-3404
    Fax: (303) 444-3484

    Mon – Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm
    Map & Reviews

  • Table Mesa Shopping Center
    637 S. Broadway Street, Suite A
    Boulder, CO 80305

    Phone: (303) 444-7714
    Fax: (303) 444-7719

    Mon – Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm
    Map & Reviews

  • Snarfburger
    2000 Arapahoe Ave.
    Boulder, CO

    Phone: (303) 444-7711

    Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm
    Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
    Map & Reviews

 
  • Gunbarrel
    6562 Lookout Road
    Boulder, CO 80301

    Phone: (720) 622-0107
    Fax: (720) 622-0108

    Daily: 11am-9pm

    Map & Reviews

  • Longmont – Ken Pratt
    645 Ken Pratt Blvd.
    Longmont, CO 80501

    Phone: (303) 774-1441
    Fax: (303) 774-1551

    Mon – Sat: 11am-8pm
    Sun: 11am-6pm
    Map & Reviews

  • Longmont – Mountainview
    2130 Mountain View Ave.
    Longmont, CO 80501

    Phone: (303) 702-1111
    Fax: (303) 702-4444

    Mon – Sat: 11am-8pm
    Sun: 11am-6pm
    Map & Reviews

 

Denver Metro Locations

  • Capitol Hill
    1001 E. 11th Avenue
    Denver, CO 80218

    Phone: (303) 832-9999
    Fax: (303) 832-9990

    Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm

    Map & Reviews

  • The Spire
    891 14th Street Ste. 160
    Denver, CO 80202

    Phone: (303) 573-3939
    Fax: (303) 573-3933

    Mon-Sat: 11am-9pm
    Sun: 11am-5pm

    Map & Reviews

  • Ballpark Area
    2425 Broadway Avenue
    Denver, CO 80205

    Phone: (303) 524-3466
    Fax: (303) 524-3465

    Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-9pm

    Map & Reviews

  • University of Denver
    1729 E. Evans Ave.
    Denver, CO 80210

    Phone: (303) 777-1664
    Fax: (303) 777-1665

    Mon-Sat: 11am-10pm
    Sun: 11am-8pm
    Map & Reviews

 
  • Highlands
    5001 W 38th Ave
    Denver, CO 80212

    Phone: (303) 455-5555
    Fax: (303) 455-2212

    Daily: 11am-9pm

    Map & Reviews

  • S. Broadway
    1490 S. Broadway
    Denver, CO 80210

    Coming Soon!

    Map & Reviews

  • Golden
    1301 Washington Ave. Suite 110
    Golden, CO 80401

    Phone: (303) 273-0006
    Fax: (303) 273-0007

    Mon – Thrus: 11am-8pm
    Fri – Sat: 11am-9pm
    Sun: 10am-6pm
    Map & Reviews

  • Westminister
    1975 W 120th Ave
    Westminster, CO 80234

    Phone: (303) 255-4599
    Fax: (303) 255-4588

    Mon – Sat: 11am-8pm
    Sun: 11am-5pm

    Map & Reviews

 

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Snarf’s Playlist  1,764,775 views
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93 – Winter TV Special
91 – Holiday Business Special
89 – Thanksgiving Business Special
86 – More City and Cars
82 – Summer Shows 2015
74 – Best in Boulder 2014
71 – Mid Winter TV Special 2014
70 – Fall TV special 2013
62 – Best of Boulder 2012
61 – Holiday Special 2012
57 – Welcome Back CU 2011
27 – Holiday Special 2010
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Longmont Playlist
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Boulder Restaurants Playlist
Boulder Restaurant Show
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Route 66 - Part 1 - Chicago

Route 66 – Part 1 – Chicago

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Route 66 – Part 1 – Chicago – Beginning at the Art Institute, and heading to Three Draw Bridges, Buzz Kurkel, Michigan Ave., Old Siscero, The Wishing Well Motel, Juliet, and more.

The Judge - Movie

The Judge “Family Courtroom Drama”

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“Hotshots” looks at a movie!

The Judge - Movie PosterTHE JUDGE is a terrific film about a family and what happens to them in a courtroom during a murder trial.

Robert Downey, Jr., stars as Hank Palmer, a successful attorney in Chicago, and Robert Duvall stars as Joe Palmer, Hank’s father, who has been a judge in a small town in Indiana for 42 years.

Hank has a reputation that is not entirely favorable, and when asked why many of his clients seem to be guilty, he says, “Innocent people can’t afford me.”

Hank and Joe are estranged and barely talk to one another, and the movie begins when Hank returns to his hometown in Indiana to attend his mother’s funeral.

However, while Hank is there, Joe is involved in an automobile accident late at night with a man on a bicycle who is killed.

The evidence seems to indicate that the accident was intentional, and because Joe and the man on the bicycle had a history from a previous trial, the judge is charged with murder.

Joe hires a local attorney to defend him, who is played by Dax Shepard, but because he turns out to be both out of his league and in over his head, Hank reluctantly agrees to help out over the objections of Joe.

However, the story is not all courtroom drama; Vera Farmiga plays Hank’s high-school sweetheart, a single mom with a daughter that Hank might have had something to do with before he left town, and Vincent D’Onofrio and Jeremy Strong play Hank’s brothers, and there is something in their past, too, that enters into the story.

In addition, Hank has a wife and daughter back in Chicago who require some attention during the trial, and Joe has a secret that he is not telling anybody. Hank’s reputation isn’t helping his cause, either, especially when he is known as a bully with a big bag of tricks, and he says that his father is the most brutally difficult client he has ever had.

Now, you might believe from the publicity that the movie consists only of Hank and Joe being at each other’s throats and arguing with each other, but there are also some tender and touching scenes in the movie, as well.

THE JUDGE is a tremendous family courtroom drama that is sure to receive some Academy Award nominations.

I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”

August: Osage County - Movie Poster

August: Osage County – Movie Trailer

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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.

Inside Llewyn Davis

“Inside Llewyn Davis” Tries Everything to See What Sticks

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“See What Sticks”

“Hotshots” looks at a movie!

Inside Llewyn Davis is the latest film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and the story follows a weekend in the life of the title character as he tries to become a success as a folksinger in New York City.

Inside Llewyn Davis

As with most Coen Brothers movies, this one has already won some awards, been nominated for more, and will probably win a few more during this awards season.

Also as with most Coen Brothers movies, audiences love them, hate them, or can take them or leave them. This one, I can leave.

The time is February 1961, and we see Llewyn performing at a cafe in Greenwich Village for bucket money. While he is singing, a bucket is passed around the audience, and he gets to keep whatever money is left in the bucket after the house takes its cut.

Llewyn doesn’t have a regular place to stay, and he depends on the kindness of friends to be allowed to sleep on their couches. So, he wakes up one morning after being awakened by the owners’ cat, and when he leaves the apartment, the cat follows him outside.

Unfortunately, the door locks behind him, and a running motif in the story has Llewyn carrying a cat around with him until he can return it to the owners.

Other friends of Llewyn’s are a folksinging team of Jim and Jean, played by Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan, and when Llewyn goes to see Jean at their little apartment, Jean shows him a note that says, “I’m pregnant.”

Jean doesn’t know who the father is, it could be Llewyn, it could be Jim, or it could even be someone else.

Then Llewyn goes on a road trip to Chicago, where he hopes to advance his struggling career, and he meets Roland Turner, played by John Goodman in yet another of his many roles that steal scenes and even movies.

Well, Chicago doesn’t work out for Llewyn, either, and he goes back to New York City, only now he is so despondent that he tries to become a sailor in the merchant marine again.

The Coen Brothers seem to throw everything at the wall just to see what sticks, which includes bookends to the movie that don’t make much sense.

Inside Llewyn Davis is too “inside” for my taste.

I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”

5[1]

Stop Saying “Take a Look”!

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Here’s what gets me.

5[1]Take a look at this.

The three most overused and unnecessary words you ever hear on television are “Take a look.”

Take a look at this.

First of all, except for blind people who only listen to the television set, we are already looking at it, and so people on television don’t have to tell us to look at it!

Take a look at this.

And for all we know, blind people might get offended by being reminded all the time that they can’t see anything whenever told to “take a look.”

Take a look at this.

Second of all, what does saying “Take a look” add that a simple “Look” doesn’t convey?

Take a look at this.

And third of all, the expression in either its shortest form of “Look,” its longer form of “Take a look,” or even its longer forms of “Take a look at this,” “Take a live look,” or “Taking a look at the temperatures” are all just a lazy way of introducing what the meteorologist, traffic reporter, or any other on-camera person wants to talk about next. Much worse is “take a listen.”

Take a look at this.

I first became aware of this lazy crutch of an expression back in the past when I would attend a presentation by a programmer I worked with, and he would mangle it by saying “Take and look” instead of “Take a look.”

Take a look at this.

For example, he would have a visual aid displayed before us and say something like, “If we take and look at the coding, we can see how the reverse Polish notation affects all the lines that follow.”

Take a look at this.

Then I began noticing that the weather girl on the local news that I watch every morning was saying “Take a look” much too often and even more much too unnecessarily.

Take a look at this.

Then I began to notice that the traffic reporter who would follow her weather report was using “Take a look” in his reports, too, and sometimes even saying “Take a look” twice in the same sentence.

Take a look at this.

And then I began to notice that national reporters on television and hosts on national talk shows were being lazy and using the expression, which, when you think about it, doesn’t add anything to the introduction of whatever follows that we are being told to look at.

Take a look at this.

Rather than saying “Take a look at these temperatures,” the weather girl could simply tell us that the temperature in Denver is a pleasant 65 degrees, compared with the temperatures in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City.

Take a look at this.

Rather than saying “Take a look at the traffic map,” the traffic reporter could simply say “The traffic is heavy on the Interstate highway, so you might want to avoid it.”

Take a look at this.

And rather than saying “Take a look” when a national reporter or a talk-show host wants to introduce a piece of video footage, a simple description of what is going to be shown would suffice or even a simple “Play it” when the person might not know what is about to be shown.

Take a look at this.

Now that I have made you aware of this excessive and unnecessary overused expression on television, start counting the number of times you hear it said, and if you use social media to follow either the person you hear say it too much or the program on which you heard it said or even the network on which the person or program appears, write using either of the more popular social-network tools directly to the person, program, or network and encourage them to stop using that now offensive, unnecessary and overused expression.

Take a look at this.

Unfortunately, this might turn out to be a lost cause. Emphasis on good language and effective communication might have been lost ever since the Baby Boomers became a major influence in society in the Sixties.

Take a look at this.

I don’t watch religious shows on television, and so I don’t know if televangelists use the expression in their sermons or requests for money, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, because I am hearing the expression almost every time I turn on the television.

Take a look at this.

The same goes for politicians.

I rest my case.

Hitchcock - Movie

“Hitchcock” about the Master of Manipulation

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“Master of Manipulation”

“Hotshots” looks at a movie!

 

Hitchcock is about the famous British director, Alfred Hitchcock, who was known as the Master of Suspense, and takes place in Hollywood when he was making his most famous film, the 1960 Psycho.

Hitchcock

We see Hitchcock in 1959 Chicago at the opening of his previous movie, his 46th, and a reporter points out that Hitchcock is 60 and says shouldn’t he just quit while he is ahead.

Thankfully, Hitchcock didn’t, who is played by Anthony Hopkins made up to look like the director and using a voice as reminiscent of the popular figure on television that we soon begin to believe that he is Hitchcock.

In fact, Hitchcock says that he is looking for a nice clean, nasty little book to make into his next movie.

That book becomes Psycho, a novel by Robert Bloch, based on Ed Gein and the murders he had committed in Wisconsin.

Meanwhile, we meet Alma, Hitchcock’s wife, played by Helen Mirren, and we learn that she had even been Hitchcock’s boss in England when he was first starting out in the movie business, and they had collaborated on some of his early movies.

So, Alma helps Hitchcock with some of the casting and even makes suggestions for the plot, such as killing off the leading actress after the first 30 minutes instead of waiting halfway through.

Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy plays Anthony Perkins, and in their first meeting, Hitchcock says, “Call me Hitch.  Hold the ‘cock.’”

Then we see all the difficulties that Hitch had making this movie, with the studio, the censors, and even an actress with whom Hitch had a previous history, Vera Miles, played by Jessica Biel.

At one point, the picture is two days behind and $60,000 over budget, Hitch gets sick and confined to bed, and Alma goes to the set and takes over, showing everyone that she knows what she is doing.

One thing that might confuse you is that Hitch dreams and fantasizes about Ed Gein, the real murderer, and we see those scenes, but there is enough humor and lightheartedness in the movie to make up for these distractions, just like Hitch had in his own movies and TV shows.

Hitchcock is about the Master of Suspense, but he could just as easily have been called the Master of Manipulation.

I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”

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“Source Code” Expect a Tweak

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“Expect a Tweak”

“Hotshots” looks at a movie!

Source Code - Movie PosterSOURCE CODE is a science-fiction, action-thriller version of the 1993 GROUNDHOG DAY, except each return to the past lasts only eight minutes apiece.

And yet it is still worth watching, especially for the work of star Jake Gyllenhaal and director Duncan Jones, who previously directed the excellent 2009 MOON.

However, you have to be willing to suspend your disbelief at least nine times, if my count of the trips back in time are accurate.

And we are told that these events are not time travel; they are time reassignment. Also, the program that is called “Source Code” and allows these events to take place is not designed to alter the past. It is designed to affect the future.

It all begins when Capt. Colter Stevens wakes up one morning on a commuter train to Chicago. A woman sitting across from him says, “I took your advice. It was good advice. Thank you.”

And yet Stevens doesn’t know where he is, what is happening, or who this woman is, whose name is Christina.

Eight minutes later a bomb on the train explodes and everyone on it is killed.

Then Stevens finds himself in a crashed helicopter in Afghanistan, and a woman is talking to him over a video screen. She is Capt. Goodwin, and she tells Stevens that he is part of a mission designed to prevent that bomb explosion.

Eight minutes before the explosion, Stevens’ mind can be inserted into the body of another man on that train, and his mission is to find the bomb, find the bomber, and report the results.

Nice work if he can do it, especially in only eight minutes, but each time he goes back, he knows a little bit more which will allow him to find the bomb, find the bomber, and complete the mission.

We learn that Stevens is a born hero and saving people is what he does best, but he is also told by Capt. Goodwin that he can’t save the people on the train, because they are already dead.

This causes conflict in Stevens, because he becomes more and more fond of Christina each time he meets her for the first time.

However, the ending is all wrong and expect some changes to it when the DVD comes out.

SOURCE CODE is entertaining, but expect a tweak.

I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”

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Source Code – Movie Trailer

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When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the Source Code, a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

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