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    FREE SOLO - out 11th December

    We watched this tonight too. What an extraordinary film, and a wonderful counterpart to The Dawn Wall, which we caught a couple of weeks ago. I think the most remarkable aspect is that while I was watching TDW, and expecting to see FS in the near future, I was sort of thinking about how Honnold's achievement was undoubtedly incredible but that, surely, the climbing itself couldn't possibly compare with what Caldwell and Jorgeson spent multiple weeks trying and failing on. And then I watched it, and discovered that while there might be a small technical distinction between the two - or perhaps, the sheer number of extreme difficulty pitches was higher in TDW - that it really was, to my uneducated eye, really much the same, except without ropes or rest or a partner or any rational hope of survival. I mean, he's not only done something that no one else has ever done, he's done something that quite probably no one else on the planet right now could or would do, and it's entirely likely that it's something that no one else will ever do. I was glad that I watched his TED talk (linked somewhere upthread I think?) beforehand because it provided a really nice primer for his mentality and perfectionism. He clearly has no interest in dying, but he fully accepts the possibility of it. He was happy for a documentary to be made of what he was doing, but it was really just a fringe benefit and the entire enterprise and literal years of practice and preparation were, at their core, to ensure that his experience was the perfect high that he sought, and that his life had been working towards. I wonder if now, finally, he's satisfied.
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    I like Matip, but Gomez is undoubtedly our best partner for VVD. When's he back?
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Fucking hell! SADIOOOOOOOOO! God I love that brilliant useless bastard
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    At full speed, it looked like a penalty to me. In the replays, it was a maybe from some angles, no from others. I don't think it was a totally unreasonable decision. But I don't know, I was laughing pretty hard, I may be wrong.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Only caught the last 15-20 minutes of that and think I timed it right. Best comedy I've seen so far this year.
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    Football Thread 2018/19

    Auto-correct making it pretty clear what it thinks about your prospects...
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    The way he strikes a cross is really quite something. Little bit reminiscent of Gerrard.
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Presumably he wandered aimlessly and unenthusiastically around the stage for the final 15 minutes before shanking the award into the audience?
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    Counterpart (TV Show)

    This has been cancelled, it seems. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/counterpart-jk-simmons-cancelled-starz-1203135787/ Hopefully Netflix or someone will pick it up.
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Nor, apparently, has this Chelsea squad.
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Glorious goal. We needed Bobby F back on form.
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    Liverpool Football Club Thread

    Absolutely shocking decision that. Think the assistant was distracted by the brilliant footwork from Lallana right in front of him. Edit: ah, I seem to be lagging by a couple of minutes!
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    The Big Lebowski

    I would have expected to be glad that they're not shitting out some miserable non-Coens sequel, but I think that may actually have been worse.
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    Astro Bot - PSVR - Game of the year 2018.

    While I hope they'll manage to surprise me all over again, I would be entirely happy with either DLC or a sequel just further exploring the existing mechanics, and maybe a greater level of difficulty.
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    Daredevil - TV Series

    Couple of episodes from the end and this has been great - probably the strongest season and definitely a welcome return to form after the shitty Hand episodes of season 2. (The other half, with the Punisher, made it bearable at least.) I find it strange that they didn't provide a recap covering the events in the Defenders, given it wasn't that popular and apparently most viewers didn't make it to the end of the series. Or did I just fail to play it? I was completely confused about the whole collapsing building thing, and only last night got around to googling to find out what I was missing.
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