I’m not associated with Netflix in any way. Let’s clear that up right away. However, I’m here to tell you what a great frickin’ deal it is. If you love films and have a highspeed, or even a moderate speed connection, get it. At eight bucks a month for all the films you can watch, the value is unbelievable.
Some may argue that there isn’t a lot of choice as far as big name films is concerned. I guess that depends on what your definition of a big name film is. If it’s American blockbusters, then you’re out of luck. If it’s films that make you think and feel, then there are thousands of choices.
Volver, for instance. A Spanish film that stars Penelope Cruz, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in it, is an example. Full of humor, witty dialogue and emotion, this is a film that is equal to anything I’ve seen in the last twenty years. Jar City, a dark, Icelandic film, is equally as good. There are hundreds of top notch films that you can watch, think about and discuss with your friends. There is nowhere else that you’ll be able to see these films unless you head down to your local specialty cinema. They might show some of them. With Netflix you get to see this kind of movie every day of the month for eight bucks.
Over the next little while I’ll be highlighting some of the films that I’ve seen on Netflix. While some of these aren’t classic movies yet, at some point in the future I’m sure they will be. Almost all of them have sub-titles, by the way. If you don’t like to read while you watch a movie, then you’re missing some pretty cool films.
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