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San Diego Film Critic Channels His Inner John McClane

We wrote last month about the elaborate and successful effort by a pair of San Diego friends to recover a stolen iPhone. Today comes word of a similar scenario involving San Diego Reader film critic Scott Marks.

It all went down last night at a food court and mall environs, prior to a press screening of A Good Day to Die Hard. A hoodlum grabbed about.com journalist Rebecca Murray‘s Smarphone and ran, followed in hot pursuit by her, Marks and their colleague David Pinson. Per Marks:

Like a schmuck, I grab onto the guy hoping to detain him until the fuzz arrive. He takes one look at me, socks me in the shoulder, and makes a mad dash to the getaway car parked in the Off 5th lot.

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San Diego Hotel Celebrates USPS Stamp of Approval

OK, so our headline is nowhere near as clever as the one chosen by San Diego Reader film writer Scott Marks. His item, which tipped us to some news related to AFI’s funniest comedy of all time, sits under the hilarious designation “Some Lick It Hot…

On one of four new USPS stamps honoring the incomparable Billy Wilder, there are companion images of Marilyn Monroe and the iconic red-turret roof of San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado. All to remind that the timeless gender-bender was filmed there. From Marks’ report:

The Hotel del will celebrate the new stamp today at the Vista Walk area in front of the hotel. A variety of photographs will be placed on display featuring Wilder, Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon filming scenes from Some Like it Hot in 1958.

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Starbucks Stops at AMC for Surprised San Diego Movie Critics*

For as long as San Diego Reader film writer Scott Marks can remember, he has been running into about.com colleague Rebecca Murray at the Starbucks next door to the AMC Fashion Valley 18 before morning press screenings. They each get their cup of java and head to the auditorium, ready to be entertained.

But today, as Marks so hilariously recounts, it was a different story:

There is Becky, seated on a bench in the lobby, surrounded by long-faced colleagues all looking as if they had just lost their best friends. Staring up at me with Marc Anthony-eyes she softly growls, “They won’t let us bring our coffee into the theatre.”

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Former AMC Projectionist Joins San Diego Film Critics Society

Though not nearly as large as the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the San Diego Film Critics Society is gradually adding to its ranks. Three more writers were voted in this week, upping the SD total to 18 (compared to LAFCA’s 55).

FishbowlLA favorite (and current SDFCS member) Scott Marks welcomes the three new members via a piece in the San Diego Reader. Along with kind words for Josh Board and Glenn Heath Jr., he has this to say about Danny Baldwin (no relation to Alec, William, Stephen, or Daniel):

Oddly enough, of the three inductees, the gentleman that I’m least familiar with is the one I sponsored. Twenty-two-year-old Danny Baldwin had been writing criticism for years before I caught up with him a few months back.

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