Wathcya watchin'?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:58 pm

Another excellent episode of COSMOS. Starts off as an exploration of the age of the earth and moves into environmental issues. Great stuff!
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Postby Rick Keeney » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:14 pm

TOY STORY

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:48 pm

More cool shit on youtube than I can name.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Mon May 05, 2014 7:07 pm

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 06, 2014 10:46 am

They are now streaming whole movies on youtube. Folks must have given up on going after copyrights. lol.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FinderDoug » Tue May 06, 2014 1:45 pm

Congratulations. Theft wins. You should be so proud. Nine commandments to go.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Moderator » Tue May 06, 2014 4:22 pm

I think the very first question is "WHO" is streaming those movies? And secondly: "What movies are they screening"?

It's entirely reasonably the copyright owners have posted their own content of older films, or -- if it indeed self-pleasuring asshats are posting copyrighted material -- that the owners lack the finances (money derived from sales and other income of copyrighted works) to legally protect their copyrights.

Either way, I find Frank's celebratory assumption the entitled scumbags are winning to be a bit repulsive.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue May 06, 2014 4:45 pm

No, no, I didn't mean it that way. I was wondering why companies are not cracking down.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Wed May 07, 2014 2:45 pm

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY at the AFi Silver Theater which is having a Burt Lancaster retrospective.

A terrific political supense movie about a military conspiracy to take over the US government. It was directed by John Frankenheimer from a script by Rod Serling. Everybody shines here. There are the stars of course, Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner and Frederick March, supported by an amazing cast of character actors, Edmund O'Brien, Martin Balsam, George McCready, Whit Bissel, Andrew Duggan and Richard Anderson. Serling's script is so tight it's hemorrhoidal. Not an ounce of fat in it.

I've always loved political movies but they're traditionally the kiss of death at the box offcie so rarely get made anymore in this country.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Wed May 07, 2014 3:26 pm

The real thing almost happened during FDR times, but this time it was business elites employing former military. Smedley Butler was one and he blew the whistle in a famous speech nobody celebrates because nobody actually cares.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Wed May 07, 2014 8:35 pm

Full length movies are indeed available on Youtube now. The trouble is, these are films no one thinks are worth copywriting. . .

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Thu May 08, 2014 8:51 am

watching this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7j3IG4h42Y

one of the smartest people in science fiction or elsewhere

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby robochrist » Fri May 16, 2014 4:24 pm

Steve Evil -

Via YouTube, some good ones nevertheless!

Recently, I enjoyed in FULL: LITTLE BIG MAN, the 3 Quatermass movie classics, The Hidden.

Only a few great ones, granted. But, hell, a nice start. More often I seek out stuff I'm going to like BECAUSE it's bad. Reefer Madness, for instance.

Some hilariously ignorant bigoted films from early 1950s warning the public about Bob...the Homosexual, the camera following him about as he preys on your naive young boys! It looked like something made by the DMV!

There's a great vast time capsule accessible on YouTube. Fascinating if you ever want to examine social attitudes of past eras.

Some good tv classics are fully accessible there now too: Mary Tyler Moore, All In The Family, I Spy, Cheers, Married With Children, SOME of MASH, Bonanza.

They're working out the copyright issues better than they were a few years ago.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Sat May 17, 2014 1:26 pm

Many times you don't want to watch entire films, so metube is good for looking at longish clips or favorite parts of film, like the stunning ending in Umberto D.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Sat May 17, 2014 1:27 pm

Guys, explain to me why Blade Runner is so durned good?


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