gra-dult-hood n.

1. A stage in life between graduation and adulthood.
2. Gradulthood often involves jobs that don't fulfil a graduate's expectations.
3. A term coined during the recession.

Now that's what I call thrift: #27

Once again, I'm in charge of writing the content for Thrift Thursday*, and after the success of my last entry (who remembers the 'Yes more peas' cookbook? Dave McCourt does, he ordered it) I thought I'd head to world of freebies once again, and I think I'm on to a winner with this one.

Who loves streaming free media content on services such as the iPlayer, 4od, Spotify and maybe even the ITV player? I know I do, apart from the last one anyway. What about service that offers LEGAL free film streaming? It exists.

Does exactly what it says on the url. Much in the same vein as the aforementioned 4od and Spotify, you have to view/hear an advert for the privilege, but in the age of idents, product placement and social media, that's to be expected right?

The most popular film on the site is 'The Autuer', which I've never heard of, but when you consider the thumbnail for the film it's fair enough (if you Google it, you'll understand why I haven't put pics on the site). Aside from the obvious though, there are many good quality independent films that may have been before our cinema-going time, or their spell at your local Vue might have passed you by in a whirlwind of Michael Bay directed explosions.

A quick browse of the site revealed films such as 'Departures' which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and the 2000 film version of 'Les Miserables' starring Gerard Depardieu and John Malkovich. I also came across a 1993 film called 'Death Train' which had the following description:

When a mercenary steals a nuclear bomb and stows it aboard a hijacked train, a UN anti-crime official assembles a team of specialist agents to stop the death train at any cost. Starring Pierce Brosnan, Patrick Stewart and Christopher Lee.

Sounds superb.
Let's be honest, it's better than watching another episode of anything on the ITV player.

*I do of course realise Thrift Thursday is a day late, the clocks changing haven't put me that out of sync.

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