Frontline: Death by Fire
About a Texas man who was executed by the state essentially for being a fan of beer, darts, and Iron Maiden.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/view/, and almost every single one is awesome. I don't know how they manage such consistently high quality.
Anyone else subscribed to the RSS feed for new releases? There are literally thousands of entries for "Example TV Mega series". Same thing happened a few weeks ago but it was only a few dozen listings.
A few of those show up every now and then, but the 1000+ that showed up today was silly.
At this point, I wouldn't mind seeing them abandon DVDs if only because the DVD is no longer offering much benefit. The last few discs I've gotten of newer movies haven't even had any extras on them. They were pure rental copies and selecting any extra just played a screen that said, "To view the extras for this movie, please purchase the DVD or Blu-Ray." If it's all going that way, I'd just prefer to stream it.
And getting better all the time.
I mean, I don't even have the time to watch everything I want, nevermind how often I stumble on something new I didn't even know about/expect to like.
As a movie lover who likes to watch movies at home instead of a theater, the streaming system doesn't compare to getting mailed a disc. I'm tired of Netflix treating the mailers like dirty scum by delaying titles for a month, raising prices, and now removing the queue link.
Sure if you're a casual movie watcher who just likes to browse check out what looks interesting the streaming option works. If you want to see something specific however like Inception have fun waiting.
It was a deal between Netflix and the movie studios so that Netflix can increase their streaming content and studios can introduce a release lag with Netflix so... yes.
I'm not sure what that adds to the discussion. That's a drawback of physical copies yes. Streaming would solve the issue only if the libraries are the same. They are not.
(Personally I've been renting from Netflix on a very rapid return rate for years and have only gotten a handful of broken / unreadable discs.)
Until Netflix fully implements multiple user-selectable audio and subtitle tracks on streaming movies, there is a substantial subset of stuff I -have- to get on DVD.
The best thing streaming has to offer is older or obscure movies you might have missed and never thought to rent, and the TV series sets.
Out of curiosity, does anybody know if Netflix streamed through a PC has a Dolby Digital 5.1 track? Or are all the streaming movies just stereo or Pro Logic?
in soviet russia, something something.
this was pretty good. a russian militaman (cop) tries to solve a gruesome triple murder despite kgb interference. william hurt put in a good performance, there were some great lines, and a few twists i didn't see coming.
4/5 starsIrina Asanova: KGB have better cars, you know.
Arkady Renko: Ah, but they don't always take you where you want to go, do they?
Then add in director commentary alternate audio tracks, as another nice bonus of discs.
Even ignoring the 'bonuses', the alternate subtitle and audio tracks need to be integrated into netflix's streaming before they even consider limiting their DVD side of the business.
Just watched The Affair of the Necklace. It was okay for the first 2/3's, but then they try to make Hillary Swank into some sort of martyr who paved the way for the French Revolution. I enjoyed the con-artist costume drama, not so much the bullshit Les Mis.
The last cowboy in Montana herds his flock of sheep to safe pastures in this epic documentary about vanishing America. No narration, the only dialog the rancher and his hired hands, and the sheep. Jake the horse makes his debut, and John the cowboy sings a number of songs along the way, and illustrates the proper way to sleep under a cowboy hat. Not a bad way to spend an evening.
Aaargh -- Netflix is down on Xbox Live tonight according to an Xbox Live status alert. They're say they're very sorry, but I sure they won't be offering us a refund for the percentage of our membership fees for today.