So the other day a fortnight ago, I’ve rewatched the fabulous movie “Pulp Fiction”. I needn’t say a lot about this movie to you. But it sparked a new idea in my head. Especially here in Mongolia, what with all the abundance of pirated movies available everywhere, there’s no established entity that reviews movies well and provides a measure for people to consult from. After all, it’s not like one has to pay a lot of money to get a movie these days. There is torrenting, of course, or www.cititube.mn, or the normal TV channels that play movies (old or new) all the time. And if that’s not enough, there are the little shops where one can buy a pirated copy for a very small price.
Now, I would be a hypocrite to bash piracy. I’ve been doing it a lot myself since I learned how to use the internet. No, this isn’t what I want to write about here. One of the side effects of the overabundance of free movies is that there is just too much choice. When I go to cititube.mn, there’re too many shitty movies, and it’s impossible to differentiate from the simple poster thumbnail displayed whether the film is any good or not. Of course I could go and look up online what movies are recommendable (IMDb), I do that myself a lot.
What my site does is this: it’s basically a site for free online movie watching, much like all those illegal Chinese sites. I’m not gonna lie to you. What I focus on though, is only to upload movies that are actually works of art. Instead of “Avatar”, I would upload “Pan’s Labyrinth”; instead of “Transformers 2″, it’d be “Full Metal Jacket”. Also, I will take movies down after a certain amount of time has passed. So it is worth staying updated via Twitter/Facebook. Alongside the film itself, I’ll include some of the trivia and goofs info found on IMDb about the film, for a little bit of extra insight.
I frequently read reviews about films from years past as well as new, and it’s a little passion of mine. It just strikes me as worthwhile to give those genuinely good movies some of the spotlight they deserve. If I can introduce people to classics they’d never have found otherwise, then I’d be all the happier for it. There is no definite criteria except that the film itself has to be created with a real sense of vision. I despise films made that are obviously commissioned by suits in Hollywood or elsewhere with the sole purpose of making cash. Movies that have been tampered with such as “The Fountain” piss me off. Shit like “Transformers 2″ is just, well, shit. You don’t get angry about shit, you just stay away from it, cause it smells.
This isn’t anything earth-shattering, it’s not even legal, but I feel my intention is a good one. So, yeah, if you have an appreciation for art of cinema, check out Gourmet Shit.Share Share