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    Ford's recent explanation as to how we got to the moon is totally bizarre. And the soundtrack makes no sense. And I'm not sure what it has to do with trucks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    We went to "Free Solo" this past weekend, the climb of Alex Honnald up El Capitan. This was one of the most enjoyable things I've seen in a theater in a long time. The film looks at his life growing up and his life outside of climbing, very unique and really emotionally dead person but I think you'd almost have to be to take the risk that he does. The climb itself takes up very little of the movie but it's very nerve racking even knowing that he makes it. The preparation for the climb was really interesting, 31 pitches and thousands of moves were rehearsed and thought through in order to make it. I think it's probably the greatest athletic achievement in my lifetime.
    A very strong agreement with everything you've written here. I almost didn't see it (and the missus passed) because the pucker factor is off the charts. But knowing he makes it helps a lot and the cinematography is beautifully done. The level of training and practice is mind-boggling; the guy knows literally every crack, notch, edge, etc., and every move he's going to make, up the entire 3,200' face of El Capitan. I don't understand the mindset of those who climb huge walls, even with a rope, let alone those who free solo, but it's fascinating to get to know them a bit. A very enjoyable, if very tense, night at the movies. An Oscar nominee for sure.


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    Has anyone seen Bohemian Rhapsody? I’m traveling for work and debating between Queen and Hawks/Pistons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Has anyone seen Bohemian Rhapsody? I’m traveling for work and debating between Queen and Hawks/Pistons.
    My wife saw it yesterday with some girlfriends. She loved it. If you’re a fan of Freddy Mercury you’ll enjoy it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    My wife saw it yesterday with some girlfriends. She loved it. If you’re a fan of Freddy Mercury you’ll enjoy it.
    I saw the movie last night and here’s my take: if you’re a student of rock history or a huge Queen fan, you’ll find yourself very frustrated by the film and all its musical and historical inaccuracies. If you just want to see a flamboyant film with lots of music, you’ll like it well enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    I saw the movie last night and here’s my take: if you’re a student of rock history or a huge Queen fan, you’ll find yourself very frustrated by the film and all its musical and historical inaccuracies. If you just want to see a flamboyant film with lots of music, you’ll like it well enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Has anyone seen Bohemian Rhapsody? I’m traveling for work and debating between Queen and Hawks/Pistons.
    Interesting. I thought you lived in a city with movie theaters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
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    Not remotely. I’m neither a student nor a fan, but I recognized some inaccuracies. For example, BR recharted in the early 90s because of the release of a certain most excellent film—-not because of the unfortunate loss of Queen’s lead singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babs View Post
    Not remotely. I’m neither a student nor a fan, but I recognized some inaccuracies. For example, BR recharted in the early 90s because of the release of a certain most excellent film—-not because of the unfortunate loss of Queen’s lead singer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    A very strong agreement with everything you've written here. I almost didn't see it (and the missus passed) because the pucker factor is off the charts. But knowing he makes it helps a lot and the cinematography is beautifully done. The level of training and practice is mind-boggling; the guy knows literally every crack, notch, edge, etc., and every move he's going to make, up the entire 3,200' face of El Capitan. I don't understand the mindset of those who climb huge walls, even with a rope, let alone those who free solo, but it's fascinating to get to know them a bit. A very enjoyable, if very tense, night at the movies. An Oscar nominee for sure.

    We saw it last night. Beautifully shot. Well worth the price of a ticket. Alex Honnald is a very interesting dude. Mrs. NWC, who works in special ed, kept whispering 'Asperger's' to me. He certainly has some of those qualities.

    We watched it with my son and his friend, whose dad has climbed Half Dome a few times. Of course, he's done it with ropes and taken a couple of days each time. That used to sound incredible, until we watched this movie. I'm not sure what Honnald will do now that he's achieved this.

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    Saw this last night at a preview and really enjoyed it.

    I was a little worried about how they would portray foster care and adopting kids from foster care. But in all honesty - if you allow for some element of Hollywood creative license - I think they nailed it.

    Everything from orientation meetings filled with a combination of families who have had a spiritual experience, those expecting to recreate "The Blind Side", and infertile couples to some of the reactions and behaviors of the kids themselves and support and understanding (or the lack thereof) of relatives when you decide to do it. I could nitpick some elements that aren't exactly accurate as far as the process and court, etc., but overall very well done.

    Good show with an awesome balance of laugh out loud moments combined with those that make you go "hmmmm." Saw lots of adoptive dads with allergies in the theater last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post

    Saw this last night at a preview and really enjoyed it.

    I was a little worried about how they would portray foster care and adopting kids from foster care. But in all honesty - if you allow for some element of Hollywood creative license - I think they nailed it.

    Everything from orientation meetings filled with a combination of families who have had a spiritual experience, those expecting to recreate "The Blind Side", and infertile couples to some of the reactions and behaviors of the kids themselves and support and understanding (or the lack thereof) of relatives when you decide to do it. I could nitpick some elements that aren't exactly accurate as far as the process and court, etc., but overall very well done.

    Good show with an awesome balance of laugh out loud moments combined with those that make you go "hmmmm." Saw lots of adoptive dads with allergies in the theater last night.
    Is that a common thing? I know BYU has benefited from athletic kids being adopted by Cougar fans (Kehl is the one I'm thinking of in particular), but do parents plan/look for that from the outset?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Is that a common thing? I know BYU has benefited from athletic kids being adopted by Cougar fans (Kehl is the one I'm thinking of in particular), but do parents plan/look for that from the outset?
    I don't know that it's a HUGE thing, to think of adopting a future D1 athlete. But it more plays on the unrealistic expectations of potential adoptive parents. Which can be a thing.

    Adopted kids sometimes have a "thing", where they fantasize about where they came from. They are long lost princesses who are going to find their bio-family and discover that they come from "royalty" (which could mean just a super rich someone, or a famous athlete, politician, actor, etc.)

    Adoptive families sometimes have a "thing" where they find untapped potential in a kid that no one else saw. So the adoptive kid goes on to be a star athlete, politician, actor, doctor, Indian chief - you get the idea.

    And I wouldn't say it's common. I would say it is common for all parents to have some degree of hope or expectations for their kids. Adoptive parents are no different. But sometimes their expectations can be based on the fantasy of where the kids come from and, like I said, finding their potential. And when that becomes their focus, then it can create problems.

    It is true that when The Blind Side came out, there was a huge bump in people inquiring about adopting through foster care.

    It's just funny in this particular movie because the character is so blatant about it. "I'd like to be matched with a 15 year-old athlete who is on the varsity team and has division 1 athletic talent. Oh yeah, and I'd like him to be Black."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Is that a common thing? I know BYU has benefited from athletic kids being adopted by Cougar fans (Kehl is the one I'm thinking of in particular), but do parents plan/look for that from the outset?
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    The Green Book is one of the best movies of the year. It's based on the experience of a NYC bouncer at the Copacabana who spends two months driving a black concert pianist around the midwest and deep south in 1962. Mahershala Ali is, as always, very good and Viggo Mortensen is almost unrecognizable, in body and voice, as a Bronx goomba. There will be some Oscar nominations for this one. I'll say no more; just see it.

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    Fantastic 2: Effing sucked..

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    The Green Book is one of the best movies of the year. It's based on the experience of a NYC bouncer at the Copacabana who spends two months driving a black concert pianist around the midwest and deep south in 1962. Mahershala Ali is, as always, very good and Viggo Mortensen is almost unrecognizable, in body and voice, as a Bronx goomba. There will be some Oscar nominations for this one. I'll say no more; just see it.
    Went in with low expectations, but thoroughly enjoyed it. It was heartwarming and at times hilarious. Viggo Mortensen was incredible. I didn't want it to end, even thought it was over 2 hours.

    Agree with PAC. Go see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    Went in with low expectations, but thoroughly enjoyed it. It was heartwarming and at times hilarious. Viggo Mortensen was incredible. I didn't want it to end, even thought it was over 2 hours.

    Agree with PAC. Go see it.
    Like you, I didn't look at my watch once during the movie as it flows so well. After my initial post, I checked out several other reviews. While it's very well-reviewed over all (>80% on Rotten Tomatoes), a few very good critics didn't care for it all that much, finding that its treatment of race relations was lightweight and unoriginal. I can understand that, but the film doesn't aspire to that kind of statement (like, e.g., Selma, Mississippi Burning, 12 Years a Slave etc.). Rather, it's a very touching, true story about two vastly different, and quite flawed, persons who learn from each other and make their and others' lives just a little better. And the final scene (always a major element for my enjoyment) is deeply moving without being excessive or false.

    Don't go in expecting too much; just enjoy a very pleasant evening at the movies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post

    Saw this last night at a preview and really enjoyed it.

    I was a little worried about how they would portray foster care and adopting kids from foster care. But in all honesty - if you allow for some element of Hollywood creative license - I think they nailed it.

    Everything from orientation meetings filled with a combination of families who have had a spiritual experience, those expecting to recreate "The Blind Side", and infertile couples to some of the reactions and behaviors of the kids themselves and support and understanding (or the lack thereof) of relatives when you decide to do it. I could nitpick some elements that aren't exactly accurate as far as the process and court, etc., but overall very well done.

    Good show with an awesome balance of laugh out loud moments combined with those that make you go "hmmmm." Saw lots of adoptive dads with allergies in the theater last night.
    We went and saw this too. Very well done.

    The actress who played the teenage girl was awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabrockster View Post
    Fantastic 2: Effing sucked..
    Curious as to why you didn't like it. I thought it was great. I watched Fantastic Beasts the night before (as I had never seen it), and I thought this was a good second movie in what is likely a trilogy. Hoping your opinion isn't colored by the Dumbledore/Grindlewald relationship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Curious as to why you didn't like it. I thought it was great. I watched Fantastic Beasts the night before (as I had never seen it), and I thought this was a good second movie in what is likely a trilogy. Hoping your opinion isn't colored by the Dumbledore/Grindlewald relationship.
    My BIL said it was good but left a lot unresolved, setting the stage for another movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    My BIL said it was good but left a lot unresolved, setting the stage for another movie.
    Yep. Which is the job of a second movie in a trilogy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Curious as to why you didn't like it. I thought it was great. I watched Fantastic Beasts the night before (as I had never seen it), and I thought this was a good second movie in what is likely a trilogy. Hoping your opinion isn't colored by the Dumbledore/Grindlewald relationship.
    Our family is full of Harry Potter nerds - while there were some inconsistencies in the Harry Potter universe that my nerd kids identified, we all loved it. Some liked the first one better, others liked this one better. Personally, I liked this one better. The Dumbledore/Grindlewald thing didn't bother me at all. Like kids becoming blood brothers or something - until they show it as being more than that (which yeah, might be more weird)

    Looking forward to the third installment.

    And super jealous of JK Rawling and the fact that this poor single mom is now making some serious bank and wishing I had half of her creativity.

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    I would like to share my thoughts but I cannot figure out how to hide my response due to spoilers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabrockster View Post
    I would like to share my thoughts but I cannot figure out how to hide my response due to spoilers.

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    Creed 2-- lots of fun. If you like Rocky movies, here's another one.
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