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PostWed Feb 13, 2019 3:19 pm 
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She's also the one bright spot in the Lost in Space reboot. No one does loose cannon like Ms Posey.

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PostWed Feb 13, 2019 5:51 pm 
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The fight scene w/ Jack Jack and the raccoon alone made the film worth watching, probably the funniest thing I saw on film all year.

I did enjoy that scene!  up.gif

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PostWed Feb 13, 2019 7:30 pm 
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MtnGoat wrote:
She's also the one bright spot in the Lost in Space reboot. No one does loose cannon like Ms Posey.

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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 5:57 am 
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Free Solo - Really something.  Scary at times to be sure.  Sadly, if he keeps this up he's going to die.  When I worked at Marmot in the 80'-90's Peter Croft was a big deal in the free climbing arena.  I wonder what happened to him?

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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 10:08 am 
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Peter Croft is written up on Wikipedia. He is now 60 years old. There is a list of his climbs.
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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 am 
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http://squamishclimbingmagazine.ca/interview-legendary-climber-peter-croft/

interesting read. I remember what it was like to be be a kid with little money, living to hike and bumming rides, doing entire trips with nothing but a crap tent and a pack full of top ramen, scrounged outdoor gear and the burning desire to get to the cascades....from the minute we got home from the last trip

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I think it has become such a normal thing, filming when soloing. I know of close calls with camera men etc. and I think people take it super lightly and people should be careful of it. Obviously, it is going to continue but one of the problems of it is that 20 years ago, if you went out to solo something and did it, no one needed to see it and people would take your word for it. Now, if a tree falls in the forest and wasnít wearing a go-pro, its not that it didnít make a sound, it just didnít happen. Now, it seems like if you donít film it, there is no proof. There is sponsors now etc. and I would hope that people soloing for the camera be safe and take it seriously

One of the built in safe guards for the soloist if there is no film crew is that you pick your moment. You could hike for a few hours and get up to some big climb and decide that you are not into it. But with the film crew, they may have flew in to get this footage and now you donít feel like it? There are more pressures to make the wrong decision.

There was one time where this film crew wanted to film me on this 1000 foot clip up in the mountains of the sierras and they were like ĎPeter, you gotta be on timeí! So I said ďDonít worry about it, Iíll be on timesí. So, I get up there early in the morning and they are still having breakfast and they are taking a long time. We are planning on filming this west face and I want to make sure that it is not in the sun. They crew ended up not being ready and I am waiting in this white rock talus field in sun and Iím starting to feel woozy. Like an idiot, I actually went for it. I didnít come close to slipping off but about 400 feet up I decided we were going down. It was not good what they did and it was also really stupid what I did. The pressure of that experience obviously lead to some unusual choices.


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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 3:56 pm 
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Black Panther sucks.  down.gif
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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 7:22 pm 
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It was so irrational it irritated me the entire way through. Nothing about their nation or civilization made a bit of sense, their ideas were self contradictory throughout, and all this advancement somehow functioning underneath an atavistic feudalism.

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PostSat Feb 16, 2019 10:04 pm 
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Haven't you guys heard, Black Panther was nominated for best picture!  While I enjoyed it, I thought it being nominated was a joke.  PC run amok.  It is not an Oscar worthy film.
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The Bookshop is a deliberately paced, character driven drama.  Having Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson star in such a film is a good idea.  I enjoyed it, good performances.  A bit of humor but it's a bit somber overall in tone.  Mortimer is charming and Nighy is always great.
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PostSun Feb 17, 2019 9:31 am 
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Just watched La La Land last night on E. What a great movie, so imaginative in direction and cinematography. I've always thought Ryan Gosling to be quite a good actor, and Emma Stone - well it was hard not to fall in love with her - during that performance. No wonder the movie dominated the Oscars.
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PostSun Feb 17, 2019 2:25 pm 
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Alita Battle Angel- That was really something.  Not enough back story to really get a grasp on understanding it if you hadnt read the graphic novel, but a great movie.  The effects just keep getting better.

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PostMon Feb 18, 2019 11:06 pm 
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Just saw Bohemian Rhapsody this weekend.    I thought Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury was outstanding.  Hope he wins the Oscar for his role.  I enjoyed the entire movie.  Helps that I was a Queen fan and the music brought back some old, fond memories.

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PostMon Feb 18, 2019 11:53 pm 
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^^^ I'm really looking forward to seeing Bohemian Rhapsody but decided to wait until it's into the streaming market.  These years I've found the theater "experience" in Seattle cineplexes so off-putting (volume way too loud, continuous play of commercials while waiting, etc etc) that I won't go unless the film is something that must be seen on the big screen - like Free Solo.

I was never a Queen fan in their heydey but have since come to appreciate Mercury's amazing vocal gifts.  I enjoyed watching this doc on his life - part 1 starts kinda slow, but then improves considerably.  A much better doc about Mercury than some of the other hack stuff out there on the web:

Freddy Mercury: The Untold Story

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PostTue Feb 19, 2019 12:13 am 
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I enjoyed Bohemian Rhapsody but... way too many inaccuracies ruined it for me.  About half the film is pure hollywood fluff.
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