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    What are you Watching?



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    'Bicycle Thieves' - 'Ladri di Biciclette'
    Full Movie - With closed captions

    Easily among the best films ever made.

    "Within this unremarkable premise lies the pure eloquence and profoundly affecting story of Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves. Filmed in the ravages of postwar Italy, Bicycle Thieves is a searing allegory of the human condition, a caustic narrative of despair and hope, loss and redemption, poignantly told in subtle actions and spare words. A singular camera shot follows an employee climbing several stories of pawned linen in order to store another acquisition. A panning film sequence in a restaurant juxtaposes the father and son "feasting" on bread and mozzarella with an affluent family dining nearby. A long, traveling shot of a street bazaar shows Antonio and Bruno searching through an endless sea of nondescript bicycles, all presumably stolen. Bicycle Thieves is an honest examination of a soul torn by responsibility and moral consequence, a simple man incapable of articulating his pain, a film devoid of the proselytizing tirades endemic to the rose-colored lenses of contemporary Hollywood. Bicycle Thieves is the story of humanity, in all its imperfect beauty and heartbreaking cruelty, the quintessential definition of an artistic masterpiece... truly a cinematic landmark."
    - http://www.filmref.com/directors/dirpages/desica.html

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    Hey, if you're looking for a good action movie, "The Raid - Redemption" delivers, in spades.

    Also, I greatly enjoyed Gravity, I think this is one of the few Bullock performances worth mentioning, and I think she nailed it.

    "Star Trek - Into Darkness" God- where do I begin... All I can say is that J.J. Abrams may be able to make a profit at the box office, but he sure as hell does not care one whit about Star Trek lore.
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    I've been noticing the Gravity movie and have certainly considered watching it, though I've mostly avoided movies entirely for the same reason, you mention of Star Trek. Most entertainment on TV or in cinema is not intended to convey any truth or authenticity to "reality," however the story universe is conceived. The "reality" could be entirely fantastical yet maintain an integrity to belief that too often is garnered for profit motive and vicarious identification from the audience member(s). Because the vast majority of people are incapable of relating to anything other than themselves, media has pandered to the least common denominator for entertainment purposes. Perhaps they are "playing it safe," though too often it's because it's convenient. If you look at what Disney has been doing with Star Wars, you might realize the half life of anything redeeming has long since passed.

    Currently I'm watching this:


    As an example of what I was talking about:


    What I gleamed from it: The narrator is pandering to the (predominantly male) audience and the series degenerates into what can only be thought of as a man in a gimp suit and an extremely perverted narrator that makes you think you are watching a porno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horvack View Post
    J.J. Abrams may be able to make a profit at the box office, but he sure as hell does not care one whit about Star Trek lore.
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    Is there a legal way for me to watch The Desolation of Smaug between it's theater screening and the blu-ray/dvd release date. I'm willing to pay. I don't like illegal downloading because it removes me from the statistics studio execs use to determine what kind of movies are worth making. I saw it once in the theater, and meant to see it again, but waited too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    Is there a legal way for me to watch The Desolation of Smaug between it's theater screening and the blu-ray/dvd release date. I'm willing to pay. I don't like illegal downloading because it removes me from the statistics studio execs use to determine what kind of movies are worth making. I saw it once in the theater, and meant to see it again, but waited too long.
    1. Steal a Klingon Bird of Prey and slingshot it around the Sun.
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    3. Figure out the rest for yourself because I can't do everything! Cripe!
    Last edited by LordLatch; 02-23-2014 at 02:03 AM.
    This just in: I'm accepting all friend requests too unless you're a fricken jerk and I can't stand your existence and inane drivel. If that's the case, then I'll accept your friend request so I can keep an eye on your ass unless you don't hold any interest for me; then only the threat of keeping my eye on you stands. feces

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