The hubby and I drank the kool-aid and signed up for Netflix not that long ago. We didn't join because of the commercialism behind it. No, we joined because our local rental joint closed and it's much cheaper to rent movies via Netflix than to go to a movie once a week. For about $10 a month we have unlimited access to movies and tv shows through our X-Box and we get a DVD in the mail every so many days, presuming we return the most recently received in a timely fashion. Not too shabby.
So while we're on the topic of Netflix, a friend and fellow blog reader asked me what the next five movies are in my DVD queue. His were Sex in the City (Season 1, disc’s 1&2), Entourage, Mantle, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and The Butterfly Effect. Now before you get all judgmental, this friend has a wife who is a pretty big Sex in the City fan so I can only imagine how that ended up at the top of the list. I'm not familiar with Entourage or Mantle, but I absolutely loved Butterfly Effect with Ashton Kutcher. Monty Python was silly. If you haven't yet seen it, watch for coconuts and the phrase “I shall fart in your general direction.” Yes, I just said "fart" on my blog.
We just returned Hereafter with Matt Damon and let me tell you: Don't Bother. It just wasn't that riveting. It was actually very dry, very long, and rather sad. But not a good sad. More of a depressing sad. I guess I was disappointed because Clint Eastwood directed it and I'd come to expect so much more of him. Heartbreak Ridge and Gran Turino anyone? At any rate, I am looking forward to the remainder of my list (and open to suggestions):
- Cyrus - I liked Stepbrothers, so I am hoping this comedy is comparable.
- Just Like Heaven - Reese Witherspoon is a fave of mine.
- Catch & Release - who doesn't like a good sob story once in a while?
- From Hell - Like chocolate, Johnny Depp never disappoints.
- In the Cut - a murder mystery with Meg Ryan.
Do you subscribe to Netflix? What are the top five in you queue? Any suggestions for me?