Excerpt: Aaron Ralston lives the kind of life a great many of us only imagine living. A genuine lover of the great outdoors, he’s out in the wilderness at every opportunity, climbing and hiking and scrambling and mountain biking, embracing it all with a devil-may-care attitude.
Excerpt: Given the extremity of the situation, there were really only two ways to make a movie from the real-life ordeal of Aron Ralston, the avid mountain climber who in 2003 spent five days trapped in a crevasse with his right arm pinned beneath a gigantic boulder.
Excerpt: Based on Aron Ralston ‘s 2004 memoir, this story — which is not for the squeamish — follows a guy ( James Franco ) who heads to the Utah wilderness, then gets trapped when a boulder falls on his arm.
Excerpt: Even before I hit the newsstands or web with my review of James Franco hacking off his arm in 127 Hours (I’ll post it next week), NY Mag’s Vulture reported on my performance in the screening room: “critic Thelma Adams did admirably, only violently recoil in the last fifteen seconds.
Excerpt: GO 127 HOURS Watch what James Franco — actor/sleepy grad student/tepid writer/viral video comedian/conceptual artist/aficionado of gender fuckery — can accomplish when he actually focuses for a couple of weeks.