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Man, we have so got to subscribe to NetFlix. We're starting to run low on interesting finds at Blockbuster, plus NetFlix would be less expensive in the long run. If they offer any refer-a-friend offers, I'd be happy to give one of you guys credit for referring us.

In the last week, we have watched:
  • Kinsey, which was surprisingly sweet. All the IMDb comments where people called various scenes disgusting or immoral took me aback a little -- were they all forced to watch the movie at gunpoint? Did they expect a movie about the life of a sex researcher to somehow NOT involve sex? Bah. It was an enjoyable flick, although I felt the urge to make Rocky Horror jokes every time I saw Tim Curry.

  • Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical, which was campy and exactly what I imagine the love child of Jesus Christ Superstar and Chicago would be like, except that Ted Neely is still my mental image of Caucasian Jesus and not the guy in this movie. The final musical number was so over-the-top my sides hurt from laughing. Any of you that like Kristen Bell from Veronica Mars (techno1992, I'm looking at you) I especially recommend it to -- she's cute as a button in 1950s fashion and has a great singing voice.

  • Inside Deep Throat, which made everything I've lamented about Blockbuster's documentary selection moot. The cameo appearances are incredible -- Xaviera Hollander, Dick Cavett, Camille Paglia, Erica Jong, Georgina Spelvin (who still looks really good), Dr. Ruth, Annie Sprinkle with bits of green, blue and purple in her hair... and Lenny Camp, the location manager for Deep Throat, is the funniest foul-mouthed crazy old man I have ever seen.

    Near the end, prosecutor Larry Parrish talks about how the time and conditions are right for enforcing obscenity laws but he thinks the Bush administration is ignoring that in favor of the War on Terror. He ends with "Now, if we can only get rid of these terrorists...", which made Vogon say something he thought he never would: "Thank God for terrorists!".

    We also mocked Parrish for saying that he still had images from the movie burned into his memory but when asked later in his interview, said he couldn't recall any specific scenes. I bet he secretly fantasizes about Harry Reems, who looks remarkably like Harry Winkler now, except he got sober, found Jesus and sells real estate in Utah.

    It also has a mind-boggling amount of bonus features for a single DVD; I want to own the film because there's no way we're going to get through all of them in the next couple of days. It also has the best line from a documentary in my memory, from Gore Vidal: "If everybody lies, then there's no reality."


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Nov. 17th, 2005 08:10 pm (UTC)
I <3 <3 <3 <3 Netflix! Almost everything there IS on DVD can be had through Netflix. We've been binging on TV shows (we don't watch tv at all) lately. FUN!

Would you like me to invite you (I just need your email to do so)? I don't know if that gives you a break on anything, but I'm more than happy to do it. We should totally friend on there if you do join.

It's been BEYOND worth it for us. We used to spend our monthly fee for Netflix on one trip to Blockbuster, and then late fees and no time and blah blah blah. We love it.
Nov. 20th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
We watch a little TV, but with antenna reception and local reception-affecting things I've missed the last two episodes of House, MD and it's one of only two shows I consistently watch lately. I've thought about renting the first season on DVD, but there's only three episodes I haven't seen all of -- two I've seen part of and one I missed entirely.

Vogon's been talking about joining NetFlix for months but hasn't committed to it yet. I think it'd really help our budget compared to what the Blockbuster habit probably costs. If you'd like to invite us, my e-mail address is oddharmonic(at)att(dot)net.

(Ooh, and I should make a tv/movies usericon.)
Nov. 17th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah i found kindey amazing myself, probably more because of the psych major but its a good movie pointing out the huge shift we've had towards becoming a sexualized culture even in the past few decades
Nov. 21st, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)
Inside Deep Throat highlighted the cultural shift toward sexuality even more, but if I had to pick just one movie to watch or recommend to someone, I'd pick Kinsey.
Nov. 26th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC)
Kristen Bell is bad for me. Looking at her makes it hard to breathe and I want to start doing all sorts of crazy stuff like "get famous" and "get rich" and "get in shape" but like it all has to be done by tomorrow or before she gets married and what if she has a boyfriend or voted for nader and then i have so much to do to get there and my sentences startt to run togetheter and ic an't spell anymore and *hfffffh* *hfffffh* *hfffffh* *hfffffh*

Nov. 27th, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh dear.

*hands you some bleach*
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