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.
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