One of my favorite past times is to watch terrible indie movies online. It might seem like a strange way to past the time but sometimes I just enjoy seeing what these writers and their directors can dream up with their absurd vision of movie storytelling. It’s a rather fun trip into the minds of others who hope to make movie magic with their limited budgets and poor sense of cinema magic; one of the best sites that I’ve used is letmewatchthis. You may have heard of them as they are a relatively popular service who has had its own fair share of legal trouble due to the nature of their site; while they do not actually own or upload any of the movies themselves, they do host the links to other sites which do. This has been a thorn in the side of Hollywood for years now and they have done everything they can to shut down these sites.
It’s a rough world for owners of these sites. They are faced with a lot of pressure from Hollywood and the army of lawyers at their disposal; not to mention government pressures from various governments who are more than happy to do America a ‘favor’ by helping dismantle the servers and networks responsible for hosting the content and the sites linking to that same content. While I may not always agree with either side, I do believe that those who have published the movies deserve their money’s worth. There is a lot that goes into creating and developing a movie, so unfairly ‘stealing’ the movies or at least offering access to potentially stolen flicks, to me, is a relatively moral grey area that is going to be the source of debate for years to come. Thankfully, digital content is no longer centralized.Read More »