Erin and I jumped on a free trial of Netflix last week. Well, that’s not entirely correct, I said, “Hey let’s try out Netflix.” Erin mumbled something like “unneccessary” or “silly” or “we’ve got plenty of movies here, why do we need more”…I’m not sure.
Anyway, I was curious how long it takes between when they send the movie, and when it arrives. With blockbuster, it took 2 days to receive the movie, and with Netflix back at Zephyr, it took 2 days. Here in Athens, it only takes 1 solitary, single day. Because of the quick turnaround, Erin and I have watched a bunch of movies in the past few days.
“Blood Diamond” – I don’t know if Leo has ever done a better acting job. It never feels like he, or anyone else, is overacting. The movie is good in the same way that “Constant Gardner” is good. You need to see it, but it’s not easy to watch.
“Marie Antoinette” – Not sure what I was expecting with this one. Kyle said he thought it was an indictment of the Paris Hilton-esque lifestyle, and I can see that. It’s really just a poorly executed film, in my opinion. Good costumes, and good locations. But it doesn’t really let you in on the life of the characters. They seemed very wooden.
“Jesus Camp” – Mark Cuban’s company produced this documentary about a fundamentalist camp for children in North Dakota. It’s amazing to hear how much war/soldier rhetoric is used to manipulate the kids. Coming from a camp background, it was creepy to remember all of the times that I saw stuff like this happen. Maybe things weren’t quite this crazy, but there were still some eerie memories.
Movies On Deck: “Flags of Our Fathers” and “The Good Shepherd”
The free trial ends in 6 days so we’ve got some watching to do this weekend.