Free Solo Movie Review

Photo by Mark Murphy // BY-SA 2.0

Out of all the brilliant movies and excellent tv shows out there, Free Solo is probably one of the most intense. A horror movie for anyone who’s scared of heights, this documentary does not disappoint. Imagine hugging a cliff face over a thousand feet in the air with nothing to hold you in your current position but your hands and feet. This is normal for the free solo climber, Alex Honnold. Where others would be terrified at the idea of climbing a mountain or cliff face without ropes and safety gear, Alex meets the challenge head-on with a no holds barred attitude.

Before El Capitan

Alex Honnold has conquered some impossible climbs by himself without safety gear as his movie, Free Solo, shows. The author and rock climber talks about how he doesn’t fear death when he climbs. He doesn’t believe that what he is doing is any riskier than living a normal life. He realizes any mistake could lead to his death, so he calculates his route and movements methodically to achieve his climbs.

Photo by Niccolò Caranti // BY-SA 3.0

The Free Solo documentary gives its audience an inside look at the day-to-day life of Alex Honnold as he prepares for his most significant climb: El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. When Alex is introduced, the audience learns that he lives in a van so he can easily travel to give speeches, book signings and, of course, climb. His simple set-up has served him for nine years, and he hasn’t considered changing where he lives. When asked about his dating life, he says he would choose climbing over a girl any day.

As the documentary continues, Alex’s life takes on some new changes. A girlfriend is introduced, and he begins climbing with her. Unfortunately, early in the movie, Alex falls while climbing a small cliff face while repelling, causing an injury to his spine. However, Alex doesn’t let his injury slow him down and continues on his quest to climb El Capitan. Alex faces another setback when climbing with his girlfriend; this time he’s climbing El Capitan with ropes as a way to figure out his route up the cliff face. He slips and injures his ankle. Again, the movie documents his no-quit attitude as he works on rehabbing his ankle and ascending El Capitan three weeks later.

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Friday on TV – 4/19/19

Friday features 1 series premiere & 1 season finale. To read more about the new series, click the link below. Otherwise, check out tonight’s schedule!

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Tonight is the series premiere of The New Negroes on Comedy Central at 11/10c. The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn & Open Mike Eagle is a socially aware stand-up and music series. Vaughn and Eagle took inspiration for the series and title from the term “New Negro,” as popularized during the Harlem Renaissance, and it refers to black Americans speaking up, telling their own stories and affirming their various identities to dismantle outdated assumptions and beliefs.
 

Also on tonight:

  • *Season Finale*Crazy Cakes (#213) – Cooking Channel @ 11/10c
  • *Series Premiere*The New Negroes (#101) – Comedy Central @ 11/10c
  • *Special*I Love Lucy Funny Money Special – CBS @ 8/7c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*Blindspot (#419) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Bridezillas (#1206) – WE @ 10/9c
  • *New*Diners, Drive-ins & Dives – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Don’t Be Tardy… (#711) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Doom Patrol (#110) – DC @ 9AM/8AMc
  • *New*Dynasty (#217) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine (#103) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail (#303) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Last Man Standing (#LMS-720) – FOX @ 8/7c (150th Episode!)
  • *New*Live PD – A&E @ 9/8c (3-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Proven Innocent (#PI-110) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ridiculousness – MTV @ 8/7c & 8:30/7:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*The Blacklist (#617) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Cool Kids (#CK-122) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Unspeakable (#106) – Sundance Channel @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Warrior (#103) – Cinemax @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas (#13/203) – HBO @ 11/10c
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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/19/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Jenny’s Choice

I’m so excited because overnight last night, season five of Bosch premiered on Amazon. To quickly recap last season… The Korea Town Killer case was finally wrapped up, although it was slightly anticlimactic because the killer was accidentally killed when he was hit by a car. Crate and Barrel accidentally got the “collar” because they picked up that accident. It was a funny but kind of a letdown that all the time spent showing the killer riding around on his bicycle and killing random people felt like a waste when it ended the way it did. Also, Harry (re-)solved his mother’s murder…for good this time, I think. Of course there was the “case of the season,” the Angels Flight murder, which was done well but nothing outrageous to speak of. But the biggest thing was the murder of Harry’s ex-wife (the mother of his teenage daughter, Maddie), Eleanor. Those of us who have read the books knew it was coming at some point, although this was done differently than the books. But it was emotional and intense and showed some great scenes with Harry and Maddie. And it helped bring Harry and J. Edgar’s friendship back to closer than it had been, so that was an unexpected side benefit. Plus, it will set up more drama and emotion for Harry and Maddie going forward, so I’m looking forward to that.

Season five is based on the 2017 novel Two Kinds of Truth, the 20th book in Michael Connelly’s long-running Bosch series. Fifteen months after the events of season four, an investigation into a murder at a Hollywood pharmacy exposes a sophisticated opioid ring, and Bosch goes undercover in a dangerous move. But the season also involves a case from Bosch’s past that resulted in the conviction of a serial killer but has since raised the specter of police misconduct – which could call his entire career into question.

Don’t miss Titus Welliver as LAPD Detective Harry Bosch streaming now on Amazon!

I’ll also be watching/DVRing Blindspot, Last Man Standing, & The Cool Kids.

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Thursday on TV – 4/18/19

Season Finale

  • Star Trek: Discovery (#214) – CBSAA @ 8:30/7:30c

Series Premiere

  • Lunatics – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • Ramy – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)

Season Premiere

  • Bosch – Amazon @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Fifth Season Premiere)
  • Cuckoo – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Fifth Season Premiere)
  • Life in Pieces (#LIP401/LIP402) – CBS @ 8:31/7:31c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • Samantha! – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • Selection Day – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)

New

  • Abby’s (#105) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • A.P. Bio (#207) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • Better Things (#308) – FX @ 10/9c
  • Braxton Family Values (#619) – WE @ 9/8c
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (#613) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • Busy Tonight (#188) – E! @ 11/10c
  • Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • Desus & Mero (#109) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • Double Shot at Love (#103) – MTV @ 8/7c
  • Family Food Showdown – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • For the People (#207) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • Ghost Bait (#104) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • Gotham (#GTH-509) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • Grey’s Anatomy (#1521) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • Hollywood Medium (#409) – E! @ 8/7c
  • Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story (#102) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • Hustle & Soul (#303) – WE @ 10/9c
  • Impractical Jokers (#V804) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • In the Dark (#103) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • Little Women: Atlanta (#504) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • Little Women: LA (#803) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (#2004) – Freeform @ 8/7c
  • Mom (#MOM619) – CBS @ 9:01/8:01c
  • Project Runway (#1706-90) – Bravo @ 8/7c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race (#1108) – VH1 @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (#708) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • Station 19 (#214) – ABC @ 9:01/8:01c
  • Supernatural (#1419) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • Superstore (#416) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • Swamp People (#1012) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • S.W.A.T. (#SWT219) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • Tacoma FD (#V104) – TruTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • The American Farm (#103) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • The First 48 (#391) – A&E @ 8/7c
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • The Orville (#ORV-212) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • Unspeakable (#105) – Sundance Channel @ 12AM/11PMc
  • Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#16063) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • Wife Swap (#1103) – Paramount @ 9/8c

ABC

  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#1521) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Station 19 (#214) @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*For the People (#207) @ 10/9c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live @ 11:35/10:35c

CBS

  • *New*The Big Bang Theory @ 8/7c
  • *Season Premiere*Life in Pieces (#LIP401/LIP402) @ 8:31/7:31c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *New*Mom (#MOM619) @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *Season Premiere*Life in Pieces (#LIP401/LIP402) @ 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *New*S.W.A.T. (#SWT219) @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert @ 11:35/10:35c

FOX

  • *New*Gotham (#GTH-509) @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Orville (#ORV-212) @ 9/8c

NBC

  • *New*Superstore (#416) @ 8/7c
  • *New*A.P. Bio (#207) @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Brooklyn Nine-Nine (#613) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Abby’s (#105) @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc

The CW

  • *New*Supernatural (#1419) @ 8/7c
  • *New*In the Dark (#103) @ 9/8c

A&E

  • *New*The First 48 (#391) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story (#102) @ 9/8c

Amazon

  • *Season Premiere*Bosch @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Fifth Season Premiere)

Bravo

  • *New*Project Runway (#1706-90) @ 8/7c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#16063) @ 11/10c

CBSAA

  • *Season Finale*Star Trek: Discovery (#214) @ 8:30/7:30c

E!

  • *New*Hollywood Medium (#409) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Busy Tonight (#188) @ 11/10c

Food Network

  • *New*Family Food Showdown @ 8/7c
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay @ 10/9c

Freeform

  • *New*Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (#2004) @ 8/7c

FX

  • *New*Better Things (#308) @ 10/9c

History Channel

  • *New*Swamp People (#1012) @ 9/8c
  • *New*The American Farm (#103) @ 10/9c

Hulu

  • *Series Premiere*Ramy @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)

Lifetime

  • *New*Little Women: Atlanta (#504) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Little Women: LA (#803) @ 10/9c

MTV

  • *New*Double Shot at Love (#103) @ 8/7c

Netflix

  • *Season Premiere*Cuckoo @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Fifth Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Lunatics @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Samantha! @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Selection Day @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)

Paramount

  • *New*Wife Swap (#1103) @ 9/8c

Showtime

  • *New*Desus & Mero (#109) @ 11/10c

Sundance Channel

  • *New*Unspeakable (#105) @ 12AM/11PMc

TBS

  • *New*Conan @ 11/10c

Travel Channel

  • *New*Ghost Bait (#104) @ 10/9c

TruTV

  • *New*Impractical Jokers (#V804) @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tacoma FD (#V104) @ 10:30/9:30c

VH1

  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race (#1108) @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (#708) @ 10:30/9:30c

WE

  • *New*Braxton Family Values (#619) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hustle & Soul (#303) @ 10/9c

8:00/7:00c

  • *New*Double Shot at Love (#103) – MTV
  • *New*Family Food Showdown – Food Network
  • *New*Gotham (#GTH-509) – FOX
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#1521) – ABC
  • *New*Hollywood Medium (#409) – E!
  • *New*Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (#2004) – Freeform
  • *New*Project Runway (#1706-90) – Bravo (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Supernatural (#1419) – The CW
  • *New*Superstore (#416) – NBC
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory – CBS
  • *New*The First 48 (#391) – A&E

8:30/7:30c

  • *New*A.P. Bio (#207) – NBC
  • *Season Premiere*Life in Pieces (#LIP401/LIP402) – CBS (8:31/7:31c – 2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Finale*Star Trek: Discovery (#214) – CBSAA

9:00/8:00c

  • *New*Braxton Family Values (#619) – WE
  • *New*Brooklyn Nine-Nine (#613) – NBC
  • *New*Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story (#102) – A&E
  • *New*In the Dark (#103) – The CW
  • *New*Little Women: Atlanta (#504) – Lifetime
  • *New*Mom (#MOM619) – CBS (9:01/8:01c)
  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race (#1108) – VH1 (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*Station 19 (#214) – ABC (9:01/8:01c)
  • *New*Swamp People (#1012) – History Channel
  • *New*The Orville (#ORV-212) – FOX
  • *New*Wife Swap (#1103) – Paramount

9:30/8:30c

  • *New*Abby’s (#105) – NBC
  • *Season Premiere*Life in Pieces (#LIP401/LIP402) – CBS (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)

10:00/9:00c

  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network
  • *New*Better Things (#308) – FX
  • *New*For the People (#207) – ABC
  • *New*Ghost Bait (#104) – Travel Channel
  • *New*Hustle & Soul (#303) – WE
  • *New*Impractical Jokers (#V804) – TruTV
  • *New*Little Women: LA (#803) – Lifetime
  • *New*S.W.A.T. (#SWT219) – CBS
  • *New*The American Farm (#103) – History Channel

10:30/9:30c

  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (#708) – VH1
  • *New*Tacoma FD (#V104) – TruTV

11:00/10:00c

  • *New*Busy Tonight (#188) – E!
  • *New*Conan – TBS
  • *New*Desus & Mero (#109) – Showtime
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#16063) – Bravo

11:30/10:30c

  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC (11:35/10:35c)
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS (11:35/10:35c)
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC (11:34/10:34c)

12:00AM/11:00PMc

  • *New*Unspeakable (#105) – Sundance Channel
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC (12:37AM/11:37PMc)

3:00AM/2:00AMc

  • *Season Premiere*Bosch – Amazon (3:01AM/2:01AMc – Complete Fifth Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Cuckoo – Netflix (3:01AM/2:01AMc – Complete Fifth Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Ramy – Hulu (3:01AM/2:01AMc – Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Samantha! – Netflix (3:01AM/2:01AMc – Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Selection Day – Netflix (3:01AM/2:01AMc – Complete Second Season Premiere)

Full Schedule

  • *Season Finale*Star Trek: Discovery (#214) – CBSAA @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *Series Premiere*Lunatics – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Series Premiere*Ramy – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete First Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Bosch – Amazon @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Fifth Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Cuckoo – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Fifth Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Life in Pieces (#LIP401/LIP402) – CBS @ 8:31/7:31c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Samantha! – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *Season Premiere*Selection Day – Netflix @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc (Complete Second Season Premiere)
  • *New*Abby’s (#105) – NBC @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*A.P. Bio (#207) – NBC @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Beat Bobby Flay – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Better Things (#308) – FX @ 10/9c
  • *New*Braxton Family Values (#619) – WE @ 9/8c
  • *New*Brooklyn Nine-Nine (#613) – NBC @ 9/8c
  • *New*Busy Tonight (#188) – E! @ 11/10c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Desus & Mero (#109) – Showtime @ 11/10c
  • *New*Double Shot at Love (#103) – MTV @ 8/7c
  • *New*Family Food Showdown – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*For the People (#207) – ABC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Bait (#104) – Travel Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*Gotham (#GTH-509) – FOX @ 8/7c
  • *New*Grey’s Anatomy (#1521) – ABC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hollywood Medium (#409) – E! @ 8/7c
  • *New*Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story (#102) – A&E @ 9/8c
  • *New*Hustle & Soul (#303) – WE @ 10/9c
  • *New*Impractical Jokers (#V804) – TruTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*In the Dark (#103) – The CW @ 9/8c
  • *New*Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Little Women: Atlanta (#504) – Lifetime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Little Women: LA (#803) – Lifetime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger (#2004) – Freeform @ 8/7c
  • *New*Mom (#MOM619) – CBS @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Project Runway (#1706-90) – Bravo @ 8/7c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race (#1108) – VH1 @ 9/8c (90-Minute New Episode)
  • *New*RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (#708) – VH1 @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*Station 19 (#214) – ABC @ 9:01/8:01c
  • *New*Supernatural (#1419) – The CW @ 8/7c
  • *New*Superstore (#416) – NBC @ 8/7c
  • *New*Swamp People (#1012) – History Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*S.W.A.T. (#SWT219) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Tacoma FD (#V104) – TruTV @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*The American Farm (#103) – History Channel @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Big Bang Theory – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*The First 48 (#391) – A&E @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Orville (#ORV-212) – FOX @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Unspeakable (#105) – Sundance Channel @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#16063) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wife Swap (#1103) – Paramount @ 9/8c

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 4/18/19

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

Tonight, CBS’s family comedy Life in Pieces finally returns for its fourth season, with a double dose of new episodes. The series follows three generations of the Short family, with each episode comprised of four (fittingly) short stories. The third season ended with a big family party and some major announcements. First, Matt and Colleen announced that they were planning to adopt a baby. Then, Jen and Greg’s young daughter revealed that her parents were also expecting another child. Meanwhile, Heather and Tim already have their hands full with their own kids – Tyler announced that he and his young bride were going to get a divorce, while Samantha accidentally asked her boyfriend to be her first in front of the entire party. And Joan and John called off their travel plans to stick around for their kids and grandkids, especially since the family is about to get even bigger.

This show is always a lot of fun – it was disappointing to see the new season pushed out so late this year, but now I’m excited for another season of craziness with this extended family. I’m curious to see how the new children will affect the stories and family dynamic this season.

On tonight’s premiere, “Jungle Push Resort Anniversary,” the Shorts arrive at their vacation resort in the Yucatan, but their accommodations aren’t what they expected; Heather is ridiculously overprotective of Sophia; Jen and Greg discover that Matt and Colleen have been duping everyone. Nat Faxon guest stars.

Then, in “Demo Nosebreath Surgery Match,” when Colleen and Matt try to impress a potential birth mother, they have a hard time competing against another couple; Jen’s pregnancy takes a toll on Greg; Heather lets John take credit for her housekeeping; Joan recovers from knee surgery. Joey King guest stars.

Catch up with the Short family tonight on CBS at 8:31/7:31c & 9:30/8:30c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Grey’s Anatomy, The Big Bang Theory, Superstore, A.P. Bio, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Orville, and Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.
 
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