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The Rescue Review: Free Solo Directors Return With A Nail-Biting Doc About The Thai Cave Rescue [TIFF 2021]

E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin seem to have the market cornered on documentaries about people who do wildly dangerous, potentially deadly things. They helmed the nail-biting documentary "Free Solo," about rock climbing without any ropes or safety device. And now they're back with "The Rescue," a film that's primarily about the Tham Luang cave rescue, but is really about a group the cave divers who came in from around the world to help. Cave diving isn't a casual activity; it's incredibly diff...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, Navy, Rescue, Thailand, Belfast, Richard Harris, Kenneth Branagh, Alex Honnold, HARRIS, Chin, Stanton, Jimmy Chin, SlashFilm, Local Navy, Tham Luang Nang Non

'Free Solo' climber gives advice on how to overcome fear

Professional rock climber Alex Honnold, who scaled El Capitan in National Geographic's "Free Solo," speaks to CNN's Anderson Cooper about how to "exceed comfort zone" and overcome fear. Watch Anderson Cooper Full Circle next week Monday - Thursday at 6p E.T.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, Watch Anderson Cooper Full Circle

First Woman Free-Climbs Yosemite’s El Capitan In A Day

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Emily Harrington, a mountain climber from Placer County, has become the fourth person, and the first woman, to free-climb Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan in a single day. While most of the country was focused on the results of the U.S. presidential election early Wednesday, the 34-year-old began to scale the 3,000-foot granite wall, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday. Harrington reached the top in 21 hours, 13 minutes and 51 seconds later....
Tags: News, Yosemite, Local, Syndicated Local, Mount Everest, Alex Honnold, Tahoe City, El Capitan, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, San Francisco Chronicle, Golden Gate, Placer County, Harrington, Chronicle, Emily Harrington, Yosemite National Park Calif

CBS Sports To Highlight Unforgettable Sports Stories With New ’60 Minutes Sports: Timeless Stories’ Series

(CBS Local)- CBS Sports announced Tuesday that it is collaborating with CBS News on a new six-part series featuring some of the most unforgettable sports stories and interviews of the last 10 years. The series, titled 60 Minutes Sports: Timeless Stories, will air each of the next three weekends on CBS beginning on Saturday, May 30 at 1:30 pm EST/PST. Included in the six episodes are two classic interviews that originally aired on 60 Minutes. One features LeBron James in 2009 just prior to his ri...
Tags: Cbs News, Sports, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Drew Brees, Iran, James Brown, Pga Tour, Portugal, New Orleans, Cbs, Only CBS, Anderson Cooper, Michigan, Lebron James, CBS Sports

Sports Documentaries to Watch Right Now

As the world of sports is shut down amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, sports fans cling to any bit of content they can find. Recently, the 2020 NFL Draft gave football fans something to cheer about, but only so many stories can be generated from an event like this. Sport has a rich history of stories involving much more than just competition. Triumph, controversy, politics, and even cultural revolution are embedded in the historical fabric of sport. The following list of documentaries and TV doc...
Tags: NFL, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Redbull, Chicago, Colombia, Netflix, Liverpool, Michael Jordan, Nottingham, Miami, South America, Espn, Detroit Red Wings, Jordan

The Quarantine Stream: ‘Free Solo’ Will Make Your Jaw Drop

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Free Solo Where You Can Stream It: Hulu and Disney+ The Pitch: One of the world’s best climbers decides to scale El Capitan, the most impressive rock face on the planet, without any ropes to protect him. Will he make it, or fall to a horrible death? Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Watching movies which take place in the g...
Tags: Movies, Yosemite, Documentary, Disney, Hulu, Alex, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Half Dome, Jimmy Chin, Featured Stories Sidebar, Honnold, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo, The Quarantine Stream

‘Free Solo’ Team to Direct Universal’s Thai Cave Rescue Movie

How many more Thai soccer teams must be rescued from caves before Hollywood has its fill? At least one more. Universal has tapped the Oscar-winning filmmaking team behind Free Solo to helm their Thai cave rescue movie. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, who won a Best Documentary Feature Oscar for their gripping 2018 documentary on rock climber Alex Honnold, are the latest filmmakers to tackle this subject. Deadline reports that Universal and Cavalary Media have hired Free Solo filmma...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Navy, Thailand, BAFTA, Universal, Dana Brunetti, True Story, Alex Honnold, Phillips, El Capitan, Chin, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Jimmy Chin, Jon M Chu, Michael De Luca

Cardamom Pear Tea Bread

I watched Alex Honnold scale El Cap again last night and enjoyed it even more the second time; I think I might have been holding my breath through the entire first viewing of Free Solo (even knowing the outcome, this film is seriously compelling). I’m even more captivated by Honnold’s character though than his climb. What does it look like to be so okay with who you are that you’re able to live your life to the ultimate limits, even when others misunderstand you.
Tags: Food, Snacks And Dessert, Alex Honnold, El Cap, Breads Muffins and Loaves, Honnold, Cardamom Pear Tea Bread

Best Disney travel films on Disney+

With the recent release of Disney+, many people have signed away their credit cards and their next few weeks as they binge watch everything the new streaming service has to offer. Not only does Disney+ have the typical House of Mouse offerings, such as Disney princess and Marvel movies, but the wide-ranging selection is also made up of movies and shows from places you wouldn’t expect to be related in any way to it — National Geographic, 20th Century Fox, and so on. Instead of spending the for...
Tags: Travel, France, Disney, Rome, Hawaii, Paris, Italy, South America, Disney Princess, Pixar, Alex, Vermont, Miguel, Isabella, All, Moana

The Best Sporting Ads and Campaigns

Whether it’s for sports gear, a charitable cause or an institution, sporting campaign can have many benefits to work with. For starters, sports already have a devoted following behind them. When you put out an advertising campaign, you can guarantee that you will start a fire in the hearts of avid supporters of that particular activity. Get the tone wrong, however, and you could gain a lot of fan-based attention for all the wrong reasons. Unibet Using live results in on...
Tags: Australia, Advertising, Article, North Face, Alex Honnold, Unibet, Bannerflow Banner, BrandWave Marketing

The Fight over Free Soloing

Has Alex Honnold’s free solo climb of El Capitan sparked more daredevils? At least one free soloist has fallen to his death since the film was released. In 2017, the day after Alex Honnold completed his free-solo ascent of El-Capitan, climbing journalist and author Daniel Duane wrote in The New York Times: “I believe that it should be celebrated as one of the great athletic feats of any kind, ever.”   A National Geographic documentary film crew captured the four-hour 3,000 foot ropeless a...
Tags: Virginia, Sport, Austin, Ireland, Cycling, Mtv, Climbing, New York Times, Switzerland, John Muir, Ccc, National Geographic, Alex, Chattanooga, Anderson, Rei

October 2019: Mountain Getaways

Features Secrets of the World’s Greatest Runners How did Arnulfo Quimare, a Tarahumara goat herder, beat the world’s most elite and highly trained runners? Secret number one: don’t train. The Life and Death of Free Soloing Has Alex Honnold’s Yosemite climb sparked more daredevils? North Carolina soloist Austin Howell fell to his death this summer while free-soloing in Linville Gorge. Sasha diGuilian and other climbers weigh in on the free solo debate. Who Maintains Your Favorite ...
Tags: Virginia, Sport, Magazine, Cycling, TOC, North Carolina, Forest Service, National Park Service, Alex Honnold, U S Forest Service, APPALACHIA, Blue Ridge Parkway, Brittany Howard, Austin Howell, Arnulfo Quimare, October 2019

Fear, Preparation and the Comfort Zone

Some of the more memorable quotes I've heard in a while have come from a young rock climber, Alex Honnold, who free soloed El Capitan. In his effort Honnold accomplished something no one else has even attempted, let alone completed. And for good reason - after all, isn't climbing a 3,000 foot vertical wall with no ropes or protective gear a bit of a death wish?In an interview before he free soloed El Capitan, Honnold talks about risk, fear and constantly pushing himself beyond his own comfort...
Tags: Sport, Running, Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, Will Cooper, Honnold, El Capitan Honnold

Mother’s Day Movie Gift Guide: Find the Perfect Movie for Mom!

Mother’s Day movie gift guide: Find the perfect movie for mom! In case you forgot, Mother’s Day is this weekend, but it’s not too late to get your mom a gift. You know your mom better than we do, but our Mother’s Day gift guide will break it down and give you plenty of options for the perfect movie for mom. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googleta...
Tags: Amazon, Hong Kong, Europe, Movies, Selma, Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald, Finland, Diana, Graham, Woody Harrelson, Cia, Ellen, Kristen Bell, Ava Duvernay

Joint Review: The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling

Title: The Luminous Dead Author: Caitlin Starling Genre: Horror Publisher: Harper Voyager Publication Date: April 2019 Hardcover: 352 Pages A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival.When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she’d be mapping mineral deposits, and...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, Horror, Book Reviews, Thriller, Starling, Ana, Valentine, Alex Honnold, Thea, El Cap, 7 Rated Books, Joint Review, Gyre, Caitlin Starling, Em Em

Fear, Preparation and the Comfort Zone

Some of the more memorable quotes I've heard in a while have come from a young rock climber, Alex Honnold, who free soloed El Capitan. In his effort Honnold accomplished something no one else has even attempted, let alone completed. And for good reason - after all, isn't climbing a 3,000 foot vertical wall with no ropes or protective gear a bit of a death wish?In an interview before he free soloed El Capitan, Honnold talks about risk, fear and constantly pushing himself beyond his own comfort...
Tags: Sport, Running, Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, Will Cooper, Honnold, El Capitan Honnold

A Week In Vermont On A $38,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hbo, Walgreens, Bob, Iceland, Terry Pratchett, Vermont, Everlane, Dante, Burlington, Alex Honnold, Wi Fi, Ben Jerry, Shaw, Turbotax

Whicker: Bryson DeChambeau’s lab work pays off on Augusta’s back nine

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bryson DeChambeau never has made a hole-in-one. But, you know, he’s been busy. Unable to figure out why his wedge shots weren’t performing just so, he had a little research session back home at Dallas National, one of Tom Fazio’s proudest designs. It lasted 14 hours. “They talk about over-thinking,” DeChambeau said. “Sometimes that’s necessary to go down the rabbit hole and say, okay, that doesn’t work. Overthinking eventually gets you to the answer. You just have to keep going do...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Phil Mickelson, Dallas, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Paul Casey, Augusta, Alex Honnold, Phil, Jim, Bryson DeChambeau, McKay, Mickelson, Whicker

Thirteen Films That Highlight the Best in Humanity

With the Oscars coming up, it’s time once again to give out the Greater Goodies, which honor movies from the past year that exemplify the keys to our well-being, like curiosity, purpose, compassion, and love. There are some prominent themes in this year’s crop. The Pixar short film Bao, the Lebanese movie Capernaum, and the American indies Leave No Trace and Eighth Grade all explore the process of children becoming independent from their parents, with the pain and pride that entails. Blindspott...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, London, Parenting, Yosemite, California, Singapore, Adele, Atlantic, Mexico City, Freddie Mercury, Nick Young, Oakland, Pixar, UC Berkeley, Lebanon

California national parks must-sees

California is pretty mind-blowing. Within a few hours, you can explore some combination of incredible landscapes — from rugged coastlines and jagged mountains to lush forests, dark caves, or captivating deserts. The fact is, the Golden State has some of the country’s most stunning and unique scenery. It’s no wonder that it has more national parks than any other state. But deciding which of California’s nine parks to visit can be tough. We’ll help you decide by listing the single best things a...
Tags: Travel, Yosemite, Colorado, California, US, America, Los Angeles, United States, National Parks, Ansel Adams, North America, Channel Islands, Pacific Ocean, Grant, Sherman, Sierra Nevada

Alex Honnold Breaks Down Iconic Rock Climbing Scenes

I’m not sure I can bring myself to watch Free Solo (my hands are getting sweaty and I’m feeling faint just thinking about it), but watching Alex Honnold critique famous rock climbing scenes from movies like Mission Impossible II, Star Trek V, and Cliffhanger is pretty entertaining and informative. It’s no surprise that with a few obvious caveats, Tom Cruise’s climbing scene in MI:2 gets high marks. The MI stunt work is always legit. Tags: Alex Honnold   climbing   movies   sports   video ...
Tags: Tom Cruise, Jason Kottke, Alex Honnold

Now Stream This: ‘Free Solo’, ‘The Aviator’, ‘Triple Frontier’, ‘Christopher Robin’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Need something to stream today, this weekend, or even beyond? Good, you’ve come to the right place. This week, we have a nerve-wracking documentary; one of the best Scorsese/DiCaprio collaborations; a bunch of burly men firing guns; some wonderful Gerard Butler trash; a creepy kid; a one-room thriller; a tradionally animated epic; a kind-hearted fa...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Boston, Ben Affleck, Disney, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Egypt, Animation, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese

Nonfiction: Chills, Thrills and Spills: How Alex Honnold Conquered El Capitan

Mark Synnott’s “The Impossible Climb” is a memoir, an exploration of rock-climbing culture and a white-knuckle account of his buddy Honnold’s Yosemite feat.
Tags: News, Mountaineering, Alex, Rock Climbing, Alex Honnold, Mark, Books and Literature, Synnott, Honnold, Mark Synnott, The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life (Book

Quick Hits: The 103-year-old Grand Canyon Junior Ranger

103-year-old becomes Junior Ranger at Grand Canyon National Park Photo Courtesy of Cheryl L Torphy Stoneburner Rose Torphy, mother of three and great-grandmother of 10, became the Grand Canyon National Park’s oldest Junior Ranger during her January visit to Grand Canyon National Park. Torphy first visited the park in 1985 and fell for the beautiful vistas and unique natural features. During her January visit, Torphy took part in the Junior Ranger program, which has participants com...
Tags: New York Post, Sport, Cycling, Grand Canyon, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, Stoneburner, Grand Canyon National Park, Jimmy Chin, Junior Ranger, Honnold, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Cheryl L Torphy Stoneburner Rose Torphy, Grand Canyon National Park Torphy, Torphy, Cheri Stoneburner

Climber Alex Honnold’s Custom The North Face Tuxedo

After tackling Yosemite National Park’s 3,000-foot El Cap, in under four hours without ropes, pioneering rock-climber Alex Honnold gained widespread notoriety. At the 2019 Academy Awards, the film that documents Honnold’s experience, Free Solo, won the best documentary Oscar. And Honnold sported a first-ever The North Face custom tuxedo. The slim fit,  one-button, single-breasted suit was the vision of designer Mona Al-Shaalan and tailored Devon …
Tags: Design, Style, Clothing, Oscars, Apparel, Academy Awards, Suits, Rock Climbing, Climbers, Linkaboutit, Alex Honnold, The North Face, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, El Cap, Honnold, Mona Al Shaalan

'If he slips, he falls. If he falls, he dies'

Any doubts as to whether Alex Honnold was the greatest rock climber of all time were doused when the American did something that no one thought was humanly possible.
Tags: News, Stories, Alex Honnold

‘Free Solo’ wins the Oscar for best documentary feature

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Free Solo” climbed to the top of the Oscars, winning best documentary feature. The film about rock climber Alex Honnold’s quest to ascend the famed El Capitan rock formation at Yosemite National Park without ropes in June 2017 was honored on Sunday night. Husband-and-wife directors Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Alex Honnold, El Capitan, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Australian Billionaires; Maddock’s Plan D; Oscar Winner?; Congrats Gunjan; Vegas April 9 - 11

Hello ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. YPO-Only Scaling Up Workshop Las Vegas April 9 – 11 – YPO has a few more spots for YPO teams to attend the 3-time award winning Scaling Up workshop “Making the Rockefeller Habits Rock” in Las Vegas April 9 – 11. YPOer Reza Etedali is the Day Chair subbing in for my dear friend Wei Chen who passed away two months ago. For more info email ...
Tags: Leadership, Australia, Youtube, Harvard, Higher Education, New Jersey, Hilton, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Quinn, Alex, Jim Collins, Mckinsey, Alex Honnold, Ny Times, Mike

'If he slips, he falls. If he falls, he dies' -- Climbing 3,000 feet without ropes

Any doubts as to whether Alex Honnold was the greatest rock climber of all time were doused when the American did something that no one thought was humanly possible.
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Watch: Alex Honnold from 'Free Solo' Analyzes Climbing in the Movies

"It seems like a bit of a stretch…" Well, now. This is a rare example of an Oscar campaign actually resulting in something remarkably interesting that will last beyond just the awards season. GQ profiled rock climber Alex Honnold, the subject of the Oscar-nominated (and incredibly tense) documentary Free Solo (watch the trailer). As part of their coverage, they asked Honnold to analyze and break down various iconic rock climbing scenes from Hollywood movies. You know where this is going - it...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Hype, Alex Honnold, To Watch, Honnold