Scott Marks

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Still Time to Qualify for May 10 Big Screen Movie Trivia Contest at House of Blues

May 10. Thank God for the rain which has helped wash away the cinephiles and movie mavens off the sidewalks ...

Parental Guidance: Let the gags begin

A nonstop joke machine (Billy Crystal) and his equally overbearing wife (Bette Midler) are forced to spend time with their work-obsessed daughter (Marisa Tomei), son-in-law (Tom Everett Scott), and a trio of estranged grandchildren, all ...

Visduh Feb. 7, 2013 @ 10:46 a.m.

Scott, you are looking at this from an exceedingly egocentric point. Westfield has a real dog mall on its hands there, one crying for more patronage, and down to two anchor department stores from the original four. So, its answer to that is to insist that if you use its parking garage, you spend some money in there, or pay for the parking. In addition to making little sense, like taking in the Welcome mat, it will likely exacerbate the struggles of many of its tenants. Don't confuse "business" with being smart. Oh, there may be times when the parking freeloaders are a pain, but that mall has downtown retailing mostly to itself, and that lure of free parking whether you spent money there or not had many people driving right past malls such as Mission Valley and Fashion Valley to get there.

Just remember that Hahn didn't build Horton Plaza and all that parking for the use of patrons of neighboring stores and movie houses. And now that Westfield has it, well, their thinking is anybody's guess. All good things come to an end. Be happy that it lasted as long as it did. And either find another place for your flick watching, or check out public transportation.

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Colonna Feb. 27, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m.

Great interview, Scott... glad to see Mike didn't handle you like this poor guy:

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Ghost_of_dolores_hope Feb. 28, 2013 @ 8:21 p.m.

I don't want to be a snitch... but Scott has left a good review of the movie 'Snitch' off his blog and God only knows how many other reviews cause I don't check. Hey, hey, Matt and Scott.... leave no stone unturned, like Bob, your ski nose idol.

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monaghan Feb. 28, 2013 @ 10:48 p.m.

Dang, I just lost the whole thing I was writing to you (I have a hteful new gentle touch keyboard thaT CONFLates "cap lock" with its neighbor "A" or just skips "A" altogether.)

Anyway, you're a funny guy, Marks, and I appreciate the tutorial. I used to prefer the Reader in print, but since you've become a 24/7 NEWS machine, I can't afford to wait to pick it up aT THE STORE, so I read online. I will hve to aDJUST, BECuse I don't know how to get to Poway.

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denfrank March 6, 2013 @ 2:11 p.m.

All I ever want to see of this guy was already in Barbara Kopple's Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson made for TV, good, riveting TV. Well, I guess he pops up in the Hangovers, too, oh well.

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Colonna March 11, 2013 @ 5:30 p.m.

Hummina hummina hummina... that's a fine looker next to ya Scott!

And Kate looks good too! Think I was gonna speak ill of Mr. Lister?

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Mayor Bob Filner releases more details on draft medical marijuana ordinance

Ordinance would enact a two-percent tax on all purchases while easing zoning restrictions for dispensary operators.

Mayor Bob Filner's goal to improve access for patients in need of "compassionate use of medical marijuana throughout San Diego" ...

DanDiego March 18, 2013 @ 4:43 p.m.

With today's digital/holographic/CGI technology, maybe they can add in Raymond Burr!

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Hasta La Vista, Chicano Park?

Following report that Coronado Bridge is "structurally deficient," City announces plan to replace "outdated, crumbling supports"

City Planner Bill Whiteman: "Those murals are great and all, but all the pretty paint in the world can't cover ...

Colonna March 25, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m.

Jerry Lewis tried for several years to get the film rights to "A Catcher In The Rye" as a starring vehicle for himself.

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MrWolf March 25, 2013 @ 10:24 p.m.

I'll take that one! Although...Ribisi in that was harder to understand than any person of any race I've ever heard speak (aside from Charles Barkley)

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MrWolf March 26, 2013 @ 11 a.m.

This reminds me so much of how I miss that guy at Sea World...the mime. He always pretended he was in a glass box. It cracked me up every time ;-)

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