First Descent is a 2005 documentary film about snowboarding and its beginning in the 1980s. The snowboarders featured in this movie (Shawn Farmer, Nick Perata, Terje Haakonsen, Hannah Teter and Shaun White with guest appearances from Travis Rice) represent three generations of snowboarders and the progress this young sport has made over the past two decades. Most of the movie was shot in Alaska.
Five of the world's best snowboarders are taken to the mountains of Alaska for some outrageous "Big Mountain" rides. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(au) wrote: Which ever way you view it...replace the cars with horses and set it back 100 yrs or so and it's a run of the mill western,and not a bad one at that,albeit a somewhat unoriginal story,the script and acting keep it well afloat...with some beautiful set pieces...despite Jeff Bridges,who seems insistent these days,on playing his role as a bit of an ol' timer with a mouthful of marbles...it does wear thin after a while...Don't race to get old man...you're only 66 yrs old.
(it) wrote: Toda una sorpresa, fluida, natural y divertida.
(it) wrote: It could be a great horror thriller but Rosewood Lane suffers of stupid characters. Still an entertaining ride.
(gb) wrote: Very touching regardless of treacle.
(es) wrote: (from The Watermark, 07/29/97) OK, I'll admit I was quite worried about this film. It's a lovely Tony Award-winning gay play put in the hands of Hollywood, known for butchering good theatrical works. The entire original cast of the stage play are in the film, except for Nathan Lane, whose role is played by George from Seinfeld. And the film is directed by the same director of the stage version! Eeeek!! (Remember when multi-Tony-Award-winning Broadway director Harold Prince tried his hand at film? It was a disastrously hideous version of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. Rent it when you're in the mood to see what musicals must be like in Hell.) Thankfully, my worries were unfounded, and the film is great. The play is about three weekends-in-the-life of eight gay men. They meet at an upstate New York summer home on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day in the same year. The film is a slow and pensive exploration of their relationships - often feeling like a gay The Big Chill. The homeowners are an aging choreographer, and his beautiful blind other half. Their guests are a couple who have been together fourteen years through thick and thin, twin brothers from England, one an angry, cynical piano player, and the other a benevolently sweet soul who has AIDS. The piano player brings his new boyfriend, a young dancer, whose sexually charged presence is a source of contemplation and conflict among the couples. Finally, there is Alexander's role, a flamboyant, HIV-positive, showtune queen. The work has been beautifully translated to the screen thanks to a leaner script (trimmed by the playwright himself, Terrence McNally), a director who handles the material with sensitivity and surprising cinematic craft, and a wonderfully multi-faceted performance on the part of Alexander. It is refreshing to see him shed his inherent sliminess, and successfully pull off both camp and drama. The rest of the acting is just as great, thanks to the good casting, and the camaraderie that the men have developed from working together on the stage. There are only a few nit-picky things that I could find wrong: the twins are never seen in the same shot together. A "Patty Duke" shot or two could have helped us forget that they are both played by the same actor. Some of the scene changes are clumsy, and many of the story's theatricalities seem a little odd on film, in spite of their successful execution. Still, the film recreates the atmosphere of the play, and even enhances it by showing us more of the house itself and its surrounding locales. L!V!C! is the rare happy marriage of theater and film. Do not miss it. QUEER QUOTIENT: A chick flick this ain't. There isn't a female anywhere to be found, so lesbians will probably not feel any need to attend. But for the men, there is male frontal nudity galore. God bless this movie!
(au) wrote: An ideal reflection of real struggle for real cause with an ultimate win! Life's rare tragedy carrying absolute truth to achievement !
(nl) wrote: Very funny. I still enjoy watching it today. Fun to see Murray, Ramis and John Candy so young.
(ag) wrote: Very informative, if not "revealing," portrait of Bettie Page filled with key figures in her life (including Hugh Hefner) and narrated by Page herself before she died. They broke the mold after Bettie. She was very troubled and developed paranoid schizophrenia, but you can see the joy when she was being photographed. An uncensored (in every way) look at the pinup goddess.
(jp) wrote: Me and him sat down and ordered and turned out to be a really good movie five stars two thumbs up If there's anyone out there wanting to watch a good movie, it this one right hear, it is sweet and romantic but a little drama so it's not too boring a good movie if you're in the mood for a movie download Netflix and watch this movie