Thursday, December 29, 2005

In which Mixed Meters Takes A Victim

It kind of looks like an n, for NetflixI cancelled my subscription to Netflix yesterday and returned the final movies. I guess blogging has taken up a lot of my time and a monthly DVD rental subscription isn't cost effective.

The last three movies we watched were:

  • Wallace & Grommit in Three Amazing Adventures (hysterical half hour animated shorts plus a bunch of really short shorts called Cracking Contraptions. I highly recommend "Snoozatron")
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - sadly, I found it a bore. We also watched Charlie & the Chocolate Factory as a comparison. Equally a bore. Sorry. But now I know. It made me want some good chocolate; but not a Wonka Bar.
  • Munchausen - a 1943 color spectacular Nazi-produced blockbuster filled with special effects and escapism for the masses - fascinating given the time and place of it's creation. Nicely restored too. It holds its own against Terry Gilliam's version. This is one of those movies where you could tell someone the ending, but you should never tell the beginning.

Moral of the story: if you watch a lot of movies, Netflix is a good deal - and I recommend it highly.


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