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Reveal The Path – Movie Review

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I like watching movies with bicycles in them. I especially love movies where riding bicycles is the main theme, like Reveal The Path. From the makers of Ride The Divide, another favorite of mine, Reveal The Path is a documentary-like, adventure film that follows some bike riders on a tour around the world.

Reveal The Path is a genre-defying adventure film that contemplates what it means to live an inspired life using the bicycle as a mechanism to explore, dream and discover.

Regions explored include Scotland’s lush valleys, Europe’s snow capped mountains, Morocco’s high desert landscapes, Nepal’s rural countryside and Alaska’s rugged coastal beaches. Ride along and get lost in the wonders of the world… Meet the locals living modest yet seemingly fulfilling lives, leading us to question what it means to live an inspired life – however humble or extravagant. Read more.

This is an amazing film to watch on the big screen. You get to see some breathtaking shots of some incredible landscapes, meet some interesting people and get a sense of how spectacular our world is. Paired with an extraordinary soundtrack, the move transports viewers to places they might have only dreamed about. Reveal The Path does a great job of putting things in perspective, especially with all the horrible news that we’ve been hearing about. Perhaps the world wouldn’t be such a bad place to live if we all had a chance to ride our bikes around the globe – or, at least, experience it though a great movie like this.

My only criticism of the movie is that there wasn’t enough. I was left with wanting to see more destinations, meet more people, and perhaps more self-discovery with the riders. I would love to see a sequel to this expedition.

The journey in the movie is not an actual non-stop global tour, but rather a select grouping of rides that take place at different locations around the world. This is how I would like to do a world tour. I’ve often romanced about taking the full journey by pedal, family in tow as my sag-wagon. However, the reality is, there are places that I’m not ready to ride. Somehow, world-hopping to select locations, seems like a much more manageable idea. Of course, all I would need is time and money. Until then, I can just pop in my copy of Reveal The Path, and live the adventure through them.

You can pick up a copy from the store on their site, or from Amazon or a digital version from iTunes.

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December 24, 2012 at 6:59 am

Reveal The Path Movie – Coming To A Theater Near You

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It’s here! Reveal the Path is officially in theatrical distribution. Now you can experience the new bike film on the big screen. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the movie, you can learn about it here.

A visually stunning adventure by bike: Reveal the Path explores the world’s playgrounds in Europe’s snow capped mountains, Scotland’s lush valleys, Alaska’s rugged coastal beaches and Morocco’s high desert landscapes. Ride along and get lost in the wonders of the world… Meet the locals living modest yet seemingly fulfilling lives, leading us to question what it means to live an inspired life – however humble or extravagant. Filmed across four continents and featuring Tour Divide race legends, Matthew Lee & Kurt Refsnider, this immersive film is sure to ignite the dream in you.

Join in as the creators of Ride the Divide take you on an adventure that will leave you with an eager desire to chart your own course to far away lands or simply to discover with eyes wide open what’s right around the bend.

Being big fans of Ride the Divide, we couldn’t wait for the release of this movie. If you want to see it at a theater near you, just visit their screenings page to see the current schedule.

Here’s the trailer.

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June 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

The Kid With A Bike – a Movie by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

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I’m always on the lookout for bike related movies. Since Premium Rush got delayed from January to August, I thought I would write about another movie. While flipping around Apple’s Trailer site, I ran across a movie called The Kid With A Bike.

From their site:
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret). When his father (Jeremie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle– after all, his father must have cared about him enough not to sell that off, he reasons. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cecile de France), a woman who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her–though she refuses to give up without a fight. Full of heartbreaking betrayals and unexpected grace, THE KID WITH A BIKE is a film about a child, abandoned to the elements, learning to become good.

Obviously, this is not a movie that’s truly centered around a bicycle, like it’s title might imply. It still looks like it will be a good film to watch with some great storytelling and touching drama. If anything, this is going on my Netflix queue.

You should be able to find the U.S. release of this film on March 16.

The better trailer can be found here. You can also watch the Youtube version:

 

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February 11, 2012 at 6:58 am

Premium Rush – New Bike Movie In Theaters January 13, 2012

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Image © Sony Pictures Please Visit The Official Movie Site

Image © Sony Pictures Please Visit The Official Movie Site

There’s a new bike movie coming out on January 13, 2012. It’s called Premium Rush. Here is a description from Youtube:

Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie — super lightweight, single-gear bikes with no brakes and riders who are equal part skilled cyclists and suicidal nutcases who risk becoming a smear on the pavement every time they head into traffic.

But a guy who’s used to putting his life on the line is about to get more than even he is used to when a routine delivery turns into a life or death chase through the streets of Manhattan. When Wilee picks up his last envelope of the day on a premium rush run, he discovers this package is different. This time, someone is actually trying to kill him.

Looks like it’ll be this generation’s Quicksilver, with some better suspense, action and cooler bike stunts. Hopefully, it’ll have a better soundtrack as well.

Update: According to IMDB, it looks like the movie release was pushed to August 2012.

Check out the trailer:

 

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September 17, 2011 at 5:31 pm