Thursday, January 14, 2010

Netflix Is The Devil


So, I’ve been watching WAY too many movies from Netflix.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I finally broke down and got a Netflix account. I had been on the fence about getting one for years now, but once they started offering instant streaming of movies through my Playstation 3, I knew I was going to pull the trigger on a membership.

Anyway, as I figured, I cannot be trusted with such open-ended responsibilities when it comes to movie-watching, one of my true loves. Much like an alcoholic being given the keys to the local liquor store, I have been over-indulging myself in a veritable orgy of movie watching.

I’d list ALL of the movies I’ve watched in the past 3 weeks, but of course the shitty company I work for filters out my access to Netflix, so I’ll try my best to do it by memory. I won’t remember them all.

(p.s. If I had my druthers, I’d ALSO link each movie to their IMDB listing for your perusal, but of course I can’t get to IMDB anymore, either. Can you believe the nerve of a company, trying to FORCE me to work while I’m here? Why, I’ll show them!)

"Trick or Treat" - Pretty cool anthology horror movie. Was very campy and tried (successfully) to be an 80's horror-homage. Me likey.

“Let the Right One In” – Foreign vampire movie that I had heard a lot about. It did NOT disappoint. Awesome.

“Obsessed” – Sexy Ali Larter and Less-Sexy Beyonce get into a catfight over a man. I actually surprised myself and kinda liked this one.

“Gran Turino” – Clint Eastwood is amazing. I loved this film.

“Monster Camp” – A documentary about nerdy Live Action Role Players (larpers) and how they go through life. Cringe-worthy. I loved every minute of it.

“Old Boy” – Korean violent action movie that I had heard about for years. I liked it, but was left slightly under-whelmed after all the hype.

“Drag Me To Hell” – Sam Raimi’s attempt to take a break from Spider-man and get back to his horror roots. This movie made me remember why I think his only good movie EVER was Evil Dead. This film blew donkey chunks.

Battlestar Galactica – The Plan” – This one-shot movie takes us through the first 3 seasons of the awesome series, and shows us everything that happened from the Cylon’s point of view. I actually thought this movie was very good, and essential watching if you are a BSG fan. P.S. Rent this movie like I did, and don’t watch the version that they play on SYFI. This version had boobies, and even a few wee-wees. Win-Win!

“Zack and Miri Make a Porno” – I have a huge man crush on Kevin Smith, and even when he makes a bad movie, I still love the Hell out of it. The ending, with Jay talking about his love of a “Dutch Rudder” (don’t ask), had me laughing my ass off.

Plus about 20 kiddie movies for Mini-Me.

Bah, I know I’m still missing a handful of stuff I’ve rented, but I can’t remember them right now. If something else comes to me, I’ll update the list.

Anyone else out there obsessed with Netflix?

23 comments:

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

i um, see a lot of um, movies, but um, no, not through netflix. cough cough . . . .

either way, I have let the right one in-do you want to know what I thought? ;)

Slyde said...

sure i do!

Brittany said...

:) There could be much worse problems.. I assume they dont have a netflix annonymous! :)

I surprised myself and really liked Obsessed as well. I am not even a fan of beyoncee but it was fairy GOOD :)

The Peach Tart said...

I got it for my Mama and she's obsessed with it.

vinomom said...

The boyfriend just informed me today that we can now order movies through the PS3. I think that is pretty cool. We were already netflix members. But I like the idea of just being able to peruse on the spot and find something you feel like watching.

I think I am going to tell The Boyfriend about that LARPER Documentary. Every since I saw them in Role Models I am just sort of fascinated.

B.E. Earl said...

You know, I've been bugging you for years to go Netflix and I'm the one who told you about the streaming available on the PS3. But do you give me any kudos? No.

You, sir, are not a nice person.

vixen kitten said...

I ♥ my Netflix. I've had my account for about 4 years now. I'd be lost without it.

~vk~

terri said...

I fall asleep when watching movies or t.v. so a Netflix account would be lost on me.

And at least you can still blog from work. Most of our staff just had their internet access severely restricted. I'm one of the lucky few who didn't, but of course now I feel like I better be very careful,so I probably won't blog or comment much while at work anymore.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

The Evil Twin is addicted to Netflix. I'm the one who started the account and told him about it. He has completely taken it over and he gets bent out of shape if I put something on the queue and move it to #1. LOL!!!

sybil law said...

Nope.
Then again, I hardly ever watch movies. I know - I'm weird.

Faiqa said...

I don't watch TV. I mean, like, ever. So, NetFlix is my last link to human civilization.

I'm on a Battlestar Galactica binge right now. AWESOME.

Tamara said...

Of those movies, the only one I'ce seen is Gran Turino and I agree with your review. Awesome!

Christine said...

Hello, my name is Christine and I'm an addict. =)

As soon as I found out I could watch movies on my computer, I was hooked.

mo.stoneskin said...

Dammit, I can't help thinking of the amount of time I spent watching the BSG series!

2abes said...

you must be skimping on lotr!

Cuz said...

But...but...I LOVED DRAG ME TO HELL. I watch it over and over.

Just telling it like it is said...

I'm all in...obsessed...and I even feel bad for block buster ...not really

Bruce said...

Same story, different universe. You do that Netflix thing....I will just stick to my LaserDisc collection (currently at 400 titles!!!), cause I am old school and that is just how I roll.....

See my entire collection here:

http://www.lddb.com/collection.php?action=list&user=lotus07&max=200

(my employer blocks IMDB as well, but not ebay......go figure???)

Meghan said...

Thanks for the reminder that I need to watch Evil Dead again.Classic.

meleah rebeccah said...

Netflix = Rules!

Oh, I also loved Gran Torino. It really WAS a great movie.

Heff said...

I've avoided the Netflix craze so far. Just give me the keys to the liquor store.

Nej said...

There's a group of us at work that all chip in for an account every winter. A couple of those on your list are actually in my queue.

I recently DVR'd Army of Darkness. Hadn't seen it for years. :-) :-)

Bina said...

No Netflix for me. I have on-demand, which I used to watch "Drag me to Hell" and pay $7.99 for. What a stupid fucking movie. That's all I'm saying about that.