• Filming Location,  Movies

    Turtle Bay Resort from “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”

    LOCATION The beautiful Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore, as seen in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”. ADDRESS Turtle Bay Resort 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy Kahuku, HI 96731 turtlebayresort.com STORY & PHOTOS I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii; even though it’s part of the United States it seems so lush, exotic, and different, like a paradise completely unlike Maine, where I grew up and have lived most of my life. I could watch movies like “Blue Crush” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” on repeat because the gorgeous Hawaiian settings somehow soothed me. And ever since I saw “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” I’d been dying to stay at…

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    Redwood Bar & Grill from “(500) Days of Summer”, “Bridesmaids”, and the “Veronica Mars” movie

    LOCATION The Redwood Bar & Grill in downtown Los Angeles, which has been seen onscreen several times, often as a karaoke bar. ADDRESS Redwood Bar & Grill 316 W 2nd Street Los Angeles, CA theredwoodbar.com STORY & PHOTOS The Redwood Bar & Grill has appeared in at least three films that I adore: 2009’s “(500) Days of Summer”, 2011’s “Bridesmaids”, and 2014’s “Veronica Mars” (the film follow-up to the cult favorite TV show). The Redwood is memorable as the karaoke bar from “(500) Days” where Summer (Zooey Deschanel) sings “Sugar Town” by Nancy Sinatra and Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) sings “Here Comes Your Man” by The Pixies.

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    Mars Investigations from the “Veronica Mars” movie

      LOCATION The building used as the exterior for Mars Investigations in the 2014 “Veronica Mars” movie. ADDRESS 635 Mateo Street Los Angeles, CA STORY & PHOTOS In 2014’s “Veronica Mars” movie, our titular heroine (Kristen Bell) returns to Neptune, CA to help ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) beat a murder rap. While she’s there, she attends her high school reunion, reconnects with her father (Enrico Colantoni) and disappoints him when he realizes she’s on her way back into the P.I. business. By the end of the film — spoiler alert — Veronica is once again working with her father at their P.I. firm, Mars Investigations:

  • Filming Location,  Movies

    Gia’s loft from the “Veronica Mars” movie

      LOCATION The loft where Gia Goodman (Krysten Ritter) lives in the “Veronica Mars” movie. ADDRESS 405 Mateo Street Los Angeles, CA STORY & PHOTOS One of the major locations in the 2014 “Veronica Mars” movie was the loft where Gia Goodman lived. Not only did Gia host a class reunion after-party that was attended by most of the major players — Veronica (Kristen Bell), Mac (Tina Majorino), Wallace (Percy Daggs III), Piz (Chris Lowell), Dick (Ryan Hansen), Cobb (Martin Starr), Luke (Sam Huntington) — but it was also the setting for a major moment in the film’s climax.

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    Keith and Veronica’s house from the “Veronica Mars” movie

      LOCATION The house where Keith lives (and Veronica stays) in 2014’s “Veronica Mars” movie. ADDRESS 339 Wisconsin Ave Long Beach, CA Note: this is a private home. It’s okay to take photos from the street, but remember not to trespass or disturb the residents. STORY & PHOTOS I’m a huge fan of “Veronica Mars” (I guess you can call me a Marshmallow!) and a backer of the film’s Kickstarter campaign. I was even lucky enough to attend the cast reunion at PaleyFest last year. In the past I’ve written about some filming locations from the show, but I was intent on tracking down some of the spots from the…

  • Celeb Sightings,  Celebs,  Events,  Movies,  TV

    Event: “Veronica Mars” Reunion at PaleyFest

    WHERE Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA WHEN March 13, 2014 STORY & PHOTOS I’ve been bringing you a series of “Veronica Mars” filming locations this week because I’m a huge fan of the show and a backer of the film on Kickstarter, AND I was lucky enough to attend the “Veronica Mars” reunion at PaleyFest tonight in Hollywood!

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Mars Investigations from “Veronica Mars”

    LOCATION  Mars Investigations, the private eye office where Veronica (Kristen Bell) worked with her father Keith (Enrico Colantoni). ADDRESS 3339 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA STORY & PHOTOS Veronica Mars: sarcastic, whip-smart, loyal but prickly, and – oh yeah – a teenage detective. When Veronica wasn’t at high school (ugh) or trying to solve her best friend’s murder, she was working alongside her dad Keith, a former sheriff and licensed private investigator.

  • Filming Location,  TV

    The Camelot Motel from “Veronica Mars”

    LOCATIONS The Camelot Motel, a mostly seedy spot for affairs and lowlifes (but also the site of the first LoVe kiss), from “Veronica Mars”. ADDRESS Navajo Lodge Motel 5721 El Cajon Boulevard San Diego, CA sdnavajolodge.com STORY & PHOTOS Veronica Mars: sarcastic, whip-smart, loyal but prickly, and – oh yeah – a teenage detective. When Veronica wasn’t at high school (ugh) or trying to solve her best friend’s murder, she was working alongside her dad Keith, a former sheriff and licensed private investigator. One of the shadier locations familiar to “Mars” fans is the Camelot Motel, where Neptune’s unfaithful go to cheat on their spouses or have illicit meet-ups. In…

  • Filming Location,  TV

    Kane Software from “Veronica Mars”

    LOCATION Kane Software, owned by Duncan and Lily’s father, employed a lot of the citizens of Neptune on “Veronica Mars”, including Wallace’s mother. ADDRESS ec-Content, Inc. 10996 Torreyana Road San Diego, CA STORY & PHOTOS Veronica Mars: sarcastic, whip-smart, loyal but prickly, and – oh yeah – a teenage detective. When Veronica wasn’t at high school (ugh) or trying to solve her best friend’s murder, she was working alongside her dad Keith, a former sheriff and licensed private investigator.

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    Veronica and Keith’s apartment from “Veronica Mars”

    LOCATION The apartment where Veronica (Kristen Bell) lives with her dad Keith (Enrico Colantoni) on “Veronica Mars”. ADDRESS The Inn at Sunset Cliffs 1370 Sunset Cliffs Blvd Point Loma, CA innatsunsetcliffs.com STORY & PHOTOS Veronica Mars: sarcastic, whip-smart, loyal but prickly, and – oh yeah – a teenage detective. When Veronica wasn’t at high school (ugh) or trying to solve her best friend’s murder, she was working alongside her dad Keith, a former sheriff and licensed private investigator.