The Oddity: New York Robbers Stole Heist Techniques From ‘The Town’; Neil Patrick Harris: 5 Movies I Can’t Wait to See This Year; Debunking ‘Jurassic Park’: The Premise for the Entire Movie Is Wrong

Posted: July 31, 2013 in Movies

New York Robbers Stole Heist Techniques From ‘The Town

 

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery than the three black men who robbed a Pay-O_Matic check cashing store  in Brooklyn on Valentine’s Day 2012  are big Ben Affleck “The Town”-ies.   Among the things these thieves “homaged” in their robbery, according to a Daily Mail article: dressing as cops and using bleach to dry up any DNA evidence, as well as flashing a photo of the clerks house just to prove they were really really serious studies of The Town.  The robbers even went to the expense of having realistic ” honky” masks created by Composite Effects who did some mask work for The Wolverine (cost 2G plus)– covering their exposed blackness by wearing gloves and cool eye shades.  One of the robbers even sent the company an e-mail thanking them for the realism of the masks.    They were caught when the “house” photo was traced back to the Walgreens where it was developed, the detectives able to get the perpetrator’s phone number from a copy of the sale receipt.

Neil Patrick Harris: 5 Movies I Can’t Wait to See This Year

                        Neil Patrick Harris Gallery – AskMen  images.askmen.com

Neil Patrick Harris confessed in a Moviefone interview that he can’t wait to see the following movies:

Elysium:

“I like that whole idea that there’s like the upstairs-downstairs thing and they’re breaking in. That seems really exciting.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut, Don Jon”:  

Joseph Gordon-Levitt directed it and starred in it and he’s really sexy in it. And that’s reason enough to watch the film. But he’s also super-talented, and I want to direct someday too, so I’m a little jealous of that.”

Smurfs 2:

Harris is one of the animated film’s flesh and blood stars.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2:

Harris voices the part of Steve.

Frozen:

” I loved “Tangled.” Seems like it’s in a similar vein.  Idina Menzel is int it.   She sings good and she’s cool.”

Also on the list:

August: Osage County:

“Amazing play.  Unbelievable cast. ”

and Saving Mr Banks:

“I love Tom Hanks, Disney and the Disney parks.”

Debunking ‘Jurassic Park’: The Premise for the Entire Movie Is Wrong

Universal Pictures

Kelly Woo, a Moviefone writer, noted that the mosquito encased in amber that supposedly has the blood and thus dinosaur DNA in it, is from a species of mosquitoes that  doesn’t suck blood.  Navy entomologist Joe Conlon tells Business Insider that though mosquitoes did buzz around 170 million years ago, the particular species in the 1993 film (Toxorhynchites rutilus) doesn’t feed on blood.

 

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