Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Method To My Movie Madness

I'm a film fanatic, and read the movie review section of newspapers or magazines before any other. But back in the pre-Internet days, those movie reviews didn't do me much good because the minute I was inundated with shelf after shelf of films at Blockbuster, the titles of movies I wanted to rent would just fly out of my head.
Well, thanks to Netflix, I never have to rely on my seive-like mind again. We became a Netflix subscriber over a year ago. I immediately fell in love "the queue" feature, in which you create a list of movies you want to watch. But my favorite part of the queue is the "save" section, in which you can add movies to your queue that haven't come out on DVD.
So now I've developed a somewhat time-consuming system that prevents me from ever missing a movie I want see. On most Friday mornings, I open my email of New York Times movie reviews. I also log onto Netflix. When I read a review of a movie I think I like, I type its title into Netflix's search engine, and the movie pops up. I then click "save," and it's added to my queue.
I can't begin to describe the satisfaction I feel seeing that movie title appear safe and sound in my queue. This is especially true because, with more than 200 titles, it will probably take years before I get around to watching it.

9 comments:

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

We are thinking about canceling cable, and joining netflix. Besides, we can get out shows off the internet!

Honey Mommy said...

That's hilarious!
I don't have much time to watch movies nowadays! Especially not 200 of them!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

It's completely systematic & logical. Perfect!

You may want to 'save' Secret Life of Bees, if you haven't already. Great book, great movie.

mylfieasitis said...

We love Netflex too. Especially the fact that there is a cue for me, hubby and Adam.

maggie said...

I'm not as methodical, but I do pretty much the same thing. As long as I know it's in my Netflix queue, I just feel better. Now that you can watch a lot of titles instantly online, too, I'm just in LOVE with Netflix.

laughingatchaos said...

I do this too. However, I rejoined Netflix several weeks ago and the same 2 movies are still on my mantle. I anticipate more movie watching after the election. ;) I also add movies on Tuesdays, when the the new DVDs come out.

Kathleen said...

Love Love Love netflix. I have a queue for the kids too that way you can rent kids movies until they get bored of them and then get another, without buying them.

Cookie said...

Wow! That does sound like a great feature. I think i'm the only person left in the US who still doesn't hasn't signed up for some sort of movies in the mail. But 200 movies almost sounds like more like an addiction than entertainment!

MadMad said...

Oh, too funny! That's what I do, too!