The Star Trek movies and original series are available for streaming on Netflix. If you want to look back at Leonard Nimoy’s signature role.
In this world of Netflix and other on demand movie selection services the video store has had it rough. The major video stores have pretty much shuttered its stores due to competition from streaming and Red Box. However this weekend I learned in small town America broadband options are very limited.
For many its satellite Internet, (which is very slow and you have a limit to your bandwidth) or nothing. Cable and phone companies are not likely to run lines in the country. So the video store and traditional disc delivery are the options to see the latest movies.
I miss going into a video store and browsing their selection of titles. Putting your hands on a DVD or Blu Ray box is a tactile experience and that still means something. Many of us are addicted to instant gratification so perhaps the lessons of rural video stores lends itself to a old-school retail experience.
Movie rental chain Blockbuster will end its retail and mail order services by January of next year.
(My Take: I feel as if an era has definitely ended. Blockbuster has a great legacy of home entertainment. However with Netflix, Hulu, Red Box, Amazon and other delivery systems, they suffered. I could see smaller, niche stores remaining open for those who want the rare selections and the nostalgia of it all)
We decided to do some great eighties movies tonight. Netflix can be overwhelming though. Trying to decide what you want is like choosing what you want at a buffet.
THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS – A movie genuinely about the 80’s and the desire to get ahead even when you are trying to just get a job. It stars one of my favorite actors Michael J. Fox along with Helen Slater. This movie has the fashion and the flair of the decade.
Taking a cinematic trip back to the eighties – HEATHERS!
Heathers is a 1988 black comedy film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater. The film portrays four girls — three of whom are named Heather — in a clique at a fictional Ohio high school. (from Wikipedia)
This movie is dark, funny and different. Winona Ryder is a rage journal writer who could be a rage blogger. Christian Slater is a brooding loner who has been to many high schools in his time. They come together as a couple of people who have more in common. Its a great movie about high school angst and shows that being wildly popular isn’t all its cracked up to be.
All She Wants For Christmas – Our holiday movie of the evening. It’s a cute rom-com style flick made for TV. Catch it on Netflix.
Netflix’s (NFLX) Internet video service has landed the U.S. rights to show Disney (DIS) movies shortly after they leave theaters, a coup that could turn into a costly mistake if the deal doesn’t bring in more customers.
We are watching Doctor Who streaming on Netflix tonight. This is what its probably like for our friends in the UK to watch it without commercial interruption. Its a fast show and you have to pause to get a break. Its fun though.
NEW YORK — Netflix shares plunged 35 percent Tuesday after the one-time Wall Street favorite revealed a massive departure of subscribers angered by price increases and other questionable changes at the rental service that was created to make entertainment a snap. (via NFLX: Netflix Stock Plummets On Weak Outlooks, Downgrades)