Daily Archives: January 15, 2018

“Paddington 2” Movie (2018) — Best Of British Whimsicality Epitomized.

by Anura Guruge




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Of course it did not disappoint. That would have been impossible. This is an immaculately crafted movie — as you would expect.

It is exactly what a family movie of this genre is meant to be: sloppily sentimental, clever, funny, cute, dramatic in parts and captivating at multiple levels.

To use a good ol’ British expression very much in keeping with this movie — it warms the cockles of your heart.

Enjoyed it very much — though it brought tears to my eyes a couple of times.

Yes, it is a movie about a very intelligent, talking bear. So, one cannot be too fussy about inconsistencies in ‘reality’. Based on the very tall skyscraper, the contemporary Volvo and police cars, the story would appear to be set in the 21st century (early 21st century may be it) — but there are a lot of telephone booths and no cell phones. All adds to the charm.

Of course, I recommend it highly. Can’t wait to see it again. Have seen the first ‘Paddington‘ twice. So, this won’t be any different.

I only have one criticism and that might have to do with the projection equipment at the Portsmouth (NH) Cinemagic. While the color of spot-on and vivid in all close-ups, it looked washed out and foggy in the wide-angle shots. It was OK. It was just that the colors did not pop. Looked like it was in low-resolution, but w know that that was not the case.

So, having been foiled on Friday, by a leaky roof at the ‘Regal Concord 10‘, from seeing it on opening night, we went to Portsmouth to see it on Sunday — at the Cinemagic. That is a much nicer cinema — despite my concerns about the color.




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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — January 15, 2018.

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Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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glass turtle Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Taking Selfies My Way — Part XXI, ‘Cinemagic’, Portsmouth, NH — January 15, 2018.

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Hard to resist the big mirror they had.

Second time taking selfies with the Google Pixel 2 phone I got for Christmas 2017.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — January 14, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Cinemagic Portsmouth New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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An Uplifting Google Doodle For 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day — AGAIN With NO Likeness Of The GREAT Man!

by Anura Guruge


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provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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Once again NO IMAGE of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

His image appeared in the Google Doodle 2012 – 2016
as well as in 2009, 2010 & 2006.

Not having his image is beginning to seem strange.

Doodle only appearing in the U.S.


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