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S.Leeper

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somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 27, 2015 - 05:31pm PT
Yaaa, it lives!!!
coolrockclimberguy69

climber
Feb 27, 2015 - 07:14pm PT
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story
(Netflix)

Spellbinding.

That is a great one, sullly. I've watched it twice already. If Lance had not fallen from grace, he would have made a horrifically prosperous politician.


Another good "sports and drugs" documentary (also on Netflix) is called All This Mayhem which is about two Australian brothers, Tas and Ben Pappas, who became pro skateboarders in the 90s. Doesn't really paint Tony Hawk in a good light and is a much sadder, darker tale than Stop At Nothing, but still a really absorbing movie.
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Dec 22, 2016 - 08:37am PT
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 22, 2016 - 08:43am PT
hey there say...

:)


nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 1, 2017 - 08:09pm PT
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Just saw the Eagle Huntress..Beautifully told story and gorgeous cinematography.

EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Jan 1, 2017 - 08:39pm PT
sully


well crafted, well told
Byran

climber
Half Dome Village
Jan 3, 2017 - 11:55am PT
Saw Rogue One last week, maybe the best Star Wars since Empire Strikes Back? It's got a fairly large cast but all the characters are pretty likable and well developed. The plot isn't very interesting, but at least it's relatively coherent. There are a lot of sappy death scenes where someone utters some final dying words while cradled in another's arms, and the storm troopers aim like storm troopers, but that's all to be expected. Darth Vader gets a 20 second action scene at the end which is pretty awesome. Worth watching for anyone who likes big budget action films.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 4, 2017 - 04:11am PT
Happy New Year!

"Pregame"
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Byran

climber
Half Dome Village
Jan 5, 2017 - 11:01am PT
Went to see Fantastic Beasts yesterday, the Harry Potter prequel set in 1920s NYC. Its sort of mediocre, not as good as any of the films in the main series. The biggest problem is it has two plots going which are totally unconnected. The main plot is about these kids who repress their magic abilities. But then the film spends most of its runtime following this dude who loses some magical creatures in the city and has to recapture them. The tracking down of the fantastic beasts seems trivial because its so irrelevant to the main story.

And you know how right wing Christians are always railing against Harry Potter for teaching children witchcraft? Well I did like how this movie fires back by making one of the main villains a witch-persecuting, child-beating, religious zealot.
Edit: Actually, just the other day I got this pamphlet on my car at the Kmart parking lot of Bishop. Kind of hilarious.
Credit: Byran
Mike Honcho

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jan 5, 2017 - 01:49pm PT
Both fascinating, tragic and totally Rio, if you've ever been. Nothing like the Barry Manilow song..
Credit: Mike Honcho
Credit: Mike Honcho
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 5, 2017 - 04:04pm PT
hey there say, nita... wow, WHAT AN INTERESTING trailer... oh my...


say, will go read up on what the movie is...
thanks for posting...
MH2

Boulder climber
Andy Cairns
Jan 12, 2017 - 04:55pm PT
One of my favorites.


"Do I look like Donald Trump? I ain't got a dollah."


Byran

climber
Half Dome Village
Mar 25, 2017 - 10:09am PT
Saw a couple movies recently.

Suicide Squad was shockingly terrible. I had heard nothing but negative things about it, so I went in expecting it to be sh#t, but I was still blown away by just how incompetently made a Hollywood blockbuster like this could be. I started typing out some specific things I didn't like about it, but quickly realized I was about to launch into a tl:dr essay because literally everything about the movie sucks. Even the action scenes are super boring and lame. I like superhero movies in general btw, The Dark Knight is one of my favorite films of the last 10 years.

The Magnificent Seven is another shitty Hollywood film of the more typical variety. Here's the plot in a nutshell (spoilers, but not really): An evil rich guy wants to force a bunch of ranchers off their land so he can mine it, then the townspeople hire a multicultural group of seven badassess to kill the bad guy and his men, which they do. It's coherent, but it's predictable, boring, and uninspired. And that describes pretty much everything else in the film from the dialogue to the action. Just a very by-the-numbers action western.
Byran

climber
Half Dome Village
Mar 25, 2017 - 10:25am PT
On a more positive note, I recently finished watching season 3 of Black Mirror which continues to be excellent. Episode 4 "San Junipero" is my favorite from the series now, and one of the best pieces of film making (and story telling) I've seen in a long while. Episodes 3 and 5 were also great and some of the better ones in the series. If you aren't familiar, it's a scifi drama which often gets compared to the Twilight Zone but there's no supernatural stuff, just a look at all the terrible things that would be possible with technology. Very dark and depressing, but smartly written and a gold mine for philosophical and psychological discussions.
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