- Casino Royale Review
- Carrie (1976)
- Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
- Trainspotting (1996)
- Rain Man (1988)
- Fatal Attraction (1987)
- Targets (1968)
- An Education (2009)
- Mirror, The (1974)
- Fargo (1996)
- Fight Club (1999)
- Do The Right Thing (1989)
- Report (1967)
- Is "The Sting" The Best Gambling Film Ever Made?
- Pink Flamingos (1972)
- Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943), Or 28 Angry Men
- Rome, Open City (1945)
- Spring in a Small Town (1948)
- Drive (2011)
- Vinyl (1965)
- Seconds (1966)
- Rosemary's Baby (1968)
- A Hollywood Invasion of Casino Halls
- Thin Man, The (1934)
- In The Heat of the Night (1967)
- All In: The Poker Movie, Player’s Best Tricks
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- 1001 Club - Skyfall (2012)
- 1001 Club - When Harry Met Sally... (1988)
- 1001 Club - Rain Man (1988)
Boo To The World (Of Online Rental)
I don't exactly know how Netflix works, but when it comes to Canada's version, I know a good chunk about it. When I first joined Zip.ca on January 1st, 2006, it was certainly still in its growing years. If you added something to the list back in aught six, you got to chose a couple ASAP titles that you really hoped would be sent to you sooner rather than later. If they couldn't, they would send you... some other thing from your list. When you start with a list 800 long, (thank you 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die), well that's one hell of a crap shoot. And you could definitely forget about any era studies.
Since those years, I've gotta give it to them, they've really streamlined their system. Now they try to send you the first film on your list, and if they don't have that, they try for the next one and the next in the order that you have them on your 'Ziplist', or as you American readers know it, your 'Netflix Queue'. They pride themselves, apparently, in their 80% success rate of sending a film from the top 20 films on your list.
Enter the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Film Club. They assign to me 4 movies a month to watch, and I review them by the appointed time. A very enjoyable and, dare I say, fair system.
Well as you can see from my Ziplist, today, December 23rd, I still have not been sent Magnolia, a wonderful film I was very much looking forward to, especially this Christmas season. Neither have I received 8½, a film I once tried to get into and sadly could not. I thought this 1001 Movies Club assignment would be the perfect opportunity to force me to get on with watching and reviewing this one.
The disappointing fact is that Zip.ca, Canada's Netflix, is not a perfect system. I can only hope that when I'm assigned films by the club in 2010, that 3 out of four of them are actually mailed to me in time... oh and world peace. Happy Holidays kiddies!
The disappointing fact is that Zip.ca, Canada's Netflix, is not a perfect system. I can only hope that when I'm assigned films by the club in 2010, that 3 out of four of them are actually mailed to me in time... oh and world peace.
Happy Holidays kiddies!