Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Cinema Cycle - When The Checks Stop Coming In



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)


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DATE VIEWED: 12/16/2015




FORMAT: Streaming (Google Play)


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 52 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 11.8 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 3856.3 miles


SYNOPSIS: The inability of youth culture to be able to manage finances and wealth in the short term.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER:  Media and manipulators have ruined an entire generation with the concept of instant wealth and gratification.  


PROS AND CONS: A short documentary that dosen’t really break any new ground, but shows young African American culture in a very poor light.


The eye rolling starts early in this film, with image after image of baggy pants on black youth as they stuff bags of cash into their Maybachs and Lamborghinis while mugging for their entourage on cell phones.  


While the concept of giving a kid a credit card and letting them loose in ‘Toy-R-Us’ is nothing new, the wasted lives of these future welfare recipients is depressing never-the-less.


What the producer and director may have wanted to focus more on was the concept of media manipulation of youth culture and how it makes them strive for things that they deem important for their self image and ego, but in reality, just makes more money for the media manipulators and modern day entrepreneurs.  



To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.