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Banff Film Festival | Peterborough | Sponsored by Wild Rock

Sunday, January 13th, 2019

at the last minute picked up a single ticket for the friday evening of the festival.

I had the opportunity to watch 9 films.  Loved it.  Here is two of them I found on video.  Next year… I need to see all three nights.

 

For the Love of Mary from Sharptail Media on Vimeo.

REI Presents: How To Run 100 Miles from REI on Vimeo.

Free Solo | The Climb That Takes You For A Ride

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

the kids and i went to the ted rogers hot docs cinema in THE6 to see Free Solo which is such a great documentary about Alex Honnold and his assent up El Captain in Yosemite National Park.  what a ride.  10/10 from me.  it has a rating on IMDb of 8.6 and a meta score from critics of 83.  this park is on my bucketlist.  it just looks incredible to visit and camp and hike.  i will see this movie again when it hits the theatre in PTBO and i try and drag out everyone i know and i will jump at the chance to see it on IMAX any day.

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history

alex has a witty sense of humor and him meeting Sandi who is just adorable changes the dynamics when you think of it from her perspective as she falls in love with him and doesn’t want to stop his dream.  can’t believe that 3 guys first climbed this rockface in the 50’s with rope and it took them about 46 days to complete it and alex did it it in under 4 hours.  my mind is blown.

go see it.  i posted the trailer and also a interview below that.

Recent Flicks & Trying To Complete #1 of 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

A little look back at the most recent flicks I’ve watched.  One of my 101 things to do in 1001 days is to have my watchlist drop below 300 and my rated movies to be over 400.  As of today my watchlist is at 299 movies and my rated movies is 385.  I will complete this soon.  Below is movies I’ve watch in the theaters or steamed mostly on Putlocker and a bit on Netflix.

 

The Mountain Between Us: 7/10  Kate is great and I would fall in love with her also on the mountain too like “Stringer”.

Disobedience: 6/10 (Rachel McDreamy kisses a woman 😉

12 Strong: 6/10  I don’t know why but I end up watching war movies.  This one was based on a true story.

The Shape of Water: 6/10  I’m a sucker for love stories… but this one was too weird

Outside In: 6/10

Only The Brave: 7/10 Don’t play with matches in the forest.

Meru: 7/10 I should have ranked this one an 8.  Who in the world has the idea they want to try and complete that… I don’t know.  Wild climbing movie.

Phantom Thread: 8/10  I’m always in love with a movie like this.  The quirkiness of him and the tease.  She is stunning.  Her voice.  This one never came out in the theatre here so could not have a date night.

Steve Jobs: 5/10  Not feeling this one.  Maybe since the charging cord on my iPhone is so damn expensive to replace.

Pedal The World: 5/10  I was expecting more.

Human Flow: 8/10  What a great doc and so important in today’s world and hopefully it teaches people compassion and helps find solutions.

Lady Bird: 6/10

Under The Arctic Sky: 5/10  At the screening at the Banff Film Fest I attended was a doc about one of these surfers.  I was hoping for more with this one.  The doc I watched at the Film Fest was much better.

Backcountry: 5/10 Hold your tits… this one freaked me out.  Not sure why I gave it a 5.  It feels like a 6.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople: 6/10  This one was funny and the little dude had me laughing.

The Carter Effect: 7/10 A must for every Raptors fan.

The Circle: 5/10 No wonder it’s on Netflix.

The One I Love: 7/10

 

Flint Town (First Series): 8/10  Excellent doc on the struggles with trying to police one of the highest city with crime in the United States.

Casino 5/10  This movie could have been a little shorter and it would have been more powerful.

The Wall 6/10: Another war movie.

Jarhead: 5/10  LOL it was war week

Breach: 7/10

Touching the Void:  7/10 A great doc about climbing the impossible.

Like Crazy: 8/10  I’m a sucker for chick flicks.

Two Lovers 6/10

Source Code: 7/10

Ghost Writer: 6/10

In The Loop: 5/10  One dude in this movie had so many funny lines.  Just would not want him to be my boss.

The Post: 7/10  Nice movie on the big screen.

 

Here is the rest of the movies I’ve watched leading up to this blog post with the rest of them.

 

Newness was interesting with relationships in today’s world.

What if… was a great movie shot in Toronto and it was great to see so many places they used.  Jessica in Miss Slone had killer clothes.

Lion was a 9/10… a must watch.  Sully and Everest was also great.

Spotlight was a great movie.  What a story that broke the church around the North America.

 

In Progress – List3 | 1 of 101 | Knock My Movie List Down to 300 Titles | Flicks w/ Chips + Dips

Monday, March 20th, 2017

As of August 20th, 2016 my watch list is 444 movies. 

As of March 22th, 2017 my watch list is 418 movies.

This is the first task in my 101 Things To Do In A 1001 Days which I have over two years left to complete to get my list down to 300 titles.  I will do this one.  My goal is a movie every 2-3 days.  My list grows as I add titles and sometimes I take a couple away if I’ve gone completely cold on a title and would never click to watch it online.

Just wanted to have a spot where I could list some of the movies that I want to see. I like to ask people for some recommendations and I stick them in Evernote to keep track of. I will have to set it up better and bring some to the top and focus on those first. I’m sure there is 400 movies not listed. Life is long… I’ll try to list a sentence or two after I see them…

Here is a list that will grow of some of the movies that I want to watch.

To see my FULL WATCHLIST on IDMb, you can visit it here.

The movies I have watched since being separated are listed below in this blog post…

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Banff Mountain Film Festival | World Tour

Monday, January 16th, 2017

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In December my buddy Drew mentioned that there is this little film festival that comes to town.  He asked me if I wanted a ticket and I emailed him the money for mine.  This year this festival makes it’s third appearance here in Peterborough and it sold out right away.  This year they stretched it to 3 days.  This festival makes it’s way around the world to 40 countries and about 500,000 people view it.  There are about 35 films shown in the 1,000 screenings around the world.  In Banff there is about 20,000 people who view the festival.  Each day of the festival here in PTBO they show different films.  Next year… I’m going to get tickets to two sessions.

You can catch the Toronto shows in March at the Bloor Cinema and you can get the info right here.

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The films they presented during my viewing were:

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World (Tour Edit)

46 Mins
The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft hand-built sailing ketch, crewed by a community of wanderers. The journey – a 12,800-kilometre Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica, weather permitting.  This film epitomizes the spirit of adventure.  I really enjoyed this one.

Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World – Trailer from Nico on Vimeo.

The Accord

19 Mins
Being so far removed from the hustle and bustle of the tropical surf world hardens Iceland’s surfers to confront the harsh reality they all must face – that old and unforgiving North Atlantic wind.

Danny MacAskill’s Wee Day Out

6 Mins
Want to see what Danny MacAskill does on his day off? Explore the rural landscape around Edinburgh in a film that sets out to capture the simple fun of a ride in the country with moments of incredible riding and a touch of humour.

Dog Power (Tour Edit)

25 Mins
Get a fascinating view of the world of dog-powered sports and the special bond between dogs and their humans. Both share a passion for living, working and playing together outside in different forms of the sled-dog and musher relationship.

Doing it Scared

12 Mins
Eighteen years after a catastrophic accident which left him partially paralyzed, climber Paul Pritchard returns to the Totem Pole to find out if he has recovered enough to finish the climb.  Another filmmaker interviewed him and you can watch it on Youtube here.  He also has a little Everest film and you can watch it on Youtube here.

Doing it Scared Trailer from Rummin Productions on Vimeo.

Max Your Days

5 Mins
Summer solstice on Canada’s West Coast – the possibilities are endless!

Packing It Out: Cleaning America’s Wild Trails

4 Mins
Follow the guys from the “Packing It Out” crew as they pick up litter – and inspire everyone they meet – along the Pacific Coast Trail.  You can watch this one here on vimeo.

The Perfect Flight

5 Mins
When some neighborhood kids gave Shawn Hayes an abandoned red-tailed chick, it launched him on a lifelong journey into the medieval traditions of falconry.

Be A Man | A Real Man | FRED et marie | Part One + Two

Monday, October 5th, 2015

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FRED et marie (English subtitles) from fredetmarie on Vimeo.

 

Two great shorts on the blog today.  A great message for Women & Men… as well as young teens that will grow up and hopefully mature into good people. Have respect for people especially the ones that you love & cherish.

Part Two is below…

Marie et Fred (English subtitles) from fredetmarie on Vimeo.