Friday, November 23, 2018

Lost (2004-2010)

The trials and tribulations of plane crash survivors was a breakout series from the 2004-2005 season. A little bit Survivor, a little bit Gilligan's Island (1964-1967), Lost quickly found ;-) viewer and critic approval.  I tuned in for a few episodes pre-Tivo, but then missed a few weeks and got... lost.  I never had the desire to catch up so I remember practically nothing except something about a polar bear.   

Lost was filmed in Waialua, Honolulu and Kaneohe, HI
Location: The Beach
Address: Mokule'ia Beach, Waialua, HI

Location: The Sydney Airport
Address: 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI  Hawaii Convention Center

This was also the Isla Nublar's Hilton Resort in Jurassic World (2015).

Location: The Golf Course
Address: 49-560 Kamehameha Higheway, Kaneohe, HI  Kualoa Movie Ranch 

This area is where the Gallimimus stampede from Jurassic Park (1993) and Jurassic World (2015) and the volcano and dinosaur stampede from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) were filmed.

Located Visited: July 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Loft (2014)

Five Guys.  Not the hamburger chain.  Five horndogs who chip in for a high end fuckpad for their mistresses and hookups.  Seems like the ideal plan until one conquest ends up dead and handcuffed to the bed.  Finger pointing and accusations ensue amongst the morally bankrupt in between an endless frenzy of flashbacks, giving the viewer plenty of time to realize that the least threatening thus most obvious sleazoid is the one most likely to have to make a prison break ;-) 

The Loft is a remake of the 2010 Netherlands film, which was a remake of the 2008 Belgian film of the same name and was actually filmed in the summer of 2011.  The movie was widely panned and made little noise at the box office but I'm a sucker for a whodunnit.  The other three people in the theater weren't impressed but I found it to be a welcome addition to my never-ending list of guilty pleasures.  Tracking down the locations was a bit of a labor of love as there was no information besides the film being shot in The Big Easy.  But thanks to some clues ;-) from, I was able to solve a few mysteries.

The Loft was filmed in New Orleans, LA

Location: Nick Walks To The Loft
Address: Carondelet Street & Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA  

Location: The Loft
Address: Poydras Street & O'Keefe Street, New Orleans, LA

Location: The Wedding Reception
Address: 5 Victory Avenue, New Orleans, LA  New Orleans Botanical Garden

Location: Chris Follows Anne
Address: St. Charles & Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA  

Location: The Clothing Boutique
Address: 725 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA  

Location: Phil Blackmails Fry
Address: 650 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA  Lafayette Square

Location: The Police Station
Address: 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA  Tulane University 

Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life

Locations Visited: March 2018

Still Need To Locate:

Chris & Allison's House