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by SueFB
If I see one more $#@%!^ing headline about how Hugh would really like to see the X-Men do a crossover movie with the Avengers, I may just scream.
by mamaleh
While I like the streaming service, I also have DVD home delivery, as that's pretty much the only way Netflix offers newer film titles. It's annoying to have to subscribe to both services.
by narrows101
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This is my mother's constant complaint about Netflix. "I can't find what I want". I try to explain that it's like HBO, that it won't have new releases until several months after they come out on BluRay, and it won't even have ALL of them. I also explain it's catering to the people who (used to) go to Blockbuster in search of "something to watch" - with all the categories and favorites and suggestions and "this is similar to what you asked about" - rather than A SPECIFIC MOVIE. Which is never the way I (or my mother) have been with anything.

I almost get the feeling you have to check it on a daily (or maybe weekly?) basis to see what the "new releases" are. I tried to find some web site that might post upcoming new releases (you'd think it would be on netflix.com!), but I wasn't successful, and I don't quite watch it enough to feel like spending a lot of time on it.

Thanks Sue. I guess it's good for the new TV shows that are only on Netflix and for "binge watching" some shows you didn't catch or never would. One of those was "The Fall" starring Gillian Anderson (from the X-Files) and Jamie Dornan (another sorta favorite of mine since he stars in the "Fifty Shades of Gray" movie, so sue me LOL), which doesn't air in the US. I thought it was quite good! I watched all 13 episodes over a weekend a while ago. Hopefully the new season will appear on Netflix at some point. I did catch "The Flight" with Denzel on Netflix and one of my all-time favorite movies, "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir" on there. Also "Somewhere in Time" which I hadn't seen in a long time.
by SueFB
This is my mother's constant complaint about Netflix. "I can't find what I want". I try to explain that it's like HBO, that it won't have new releases until several months after they come out on BluRay, and it won't even have ALL of them. I also explain it's catering to the people who (used to) go to Blockbuster in search of "something to watch" - with all the categories and favorites and suggestions and "this is similar to what you asked about" - rather than A SPECIFIC MOVIE. Which is never the way I (or my mother) have been with anything.

I almost get the feeling you have to check it on a daily (or maybe weekly?) basis to see what the "new releases" are. I tried to find some web site that might post upcoming new releases (you'd think it would be on netflix.com!), but I wasn't successful, and I don't quite watch it enough to feel like spending a lot of time on it.
by narrows101
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I'm hoping the sight will elicit unintentional laughter.

I saw a movie on Netflix over the weekend that I thought was ingratiating and fairly original. IN A WORLD is an indie about voice-over artists, their egos and the intense competition among them for the plum "epic" jobs. It's funny-serious, the dialogue crackles with authenticity and insight, and the performances are charming, especially that of Lake Bell, the woman who wrote, directed and starred in it. IN A WORLD is a little gem that offers something different.

I have a stupid question about Netflix. I have it but I can never find anything on it. I get the Icons listed by categories but they always seem to be the same! And anything I search for is never there. Is there a trick to seeing what's new? On the bright side though, I did find and watch some fascinating British documentaries about Henry VIII, British castles and the Tower of London (I'm a tad obsessed with British history/monarchy).
by SueFB
Yeah, me, too. He seemed really out of place in the trailer.

I remember seeing the trailer for In a World at our local art house theater and thinking it looked good. And I think critics liked it, too, but we just never got to it. Thanks for the reminder to check it out on netflix.
by mamaleh
I'm hoping the sight will elicit unintentional laughter.

I saw a movie on Netflix over the weekend that I thought was ingratiating and fairly original. IN A WORLD is an indie about voice-over artists, their egos and the intense competition among them for the plum "epic" jobs. It's funny-serious, the dialogue crackles with authenticity and insight, and the performances are charming, especially that of Lake Bell, the woman who wrote, directed and starred in it. IN A WORLD is a little gem that offers something different.
by SueFB
Oh, and I had a similar thought to this tweeter while watching the movie. They put it more humorously than I did. :)

Brad Shoup ‏@bshoup 1h
In retrospect, making monkeys super-intelligent and disease-resistant was probably not a great move on Hugh Jackman's part. #TheFountain

Oh, one other thing, there was a Gone Girl trailer before the film. He's not shown much, but NPH looking all serious and sinister just made me snicker. I wonder how that will work.
by SueFB
Took my son to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes this evening ... solid entertainment value with a good story. I had talked him out of Transformers (ugh). Amazing effects - and acting through the motion capture by Andy Serkis and others. I do hate it when a movie ends without concrete resolution in order (I assume) to set up the next installment of the franchise. Even with the credit tease, for instance, I thought DoFP did a good job of standing all on its own.
by klenotka
Lost in Translation...what a beautiful movie. It makes you think why Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson don´t get more roles like this. Low key, natural...it was basically only about two people talking but so touching, bittersweet, funny (like really funny) but also sad...I am glad I finally found the time to watch it :)

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Kristin: Hmmm. No idea. I just click on it and it goes away, even if I don't click on any of the threads. Apr 26, 2013 7:05:34 GMT -5
narrows101: Thanks Kristin. When I click on it, it takes me to the list of threads with recent replies that I have bookmarked. Depending on what number is in "bookmarks" tells me how many of the threads have replies. For some reason that one no. 1 won't go away. Apr 26, 2013 19:05:26 GMT -5
Kristin: Have you tried just clicking on all the threads you have bookmarked? Maybe you just missed one? I'll find out if there's a way to clear the notifications. Apr 27, 2013 4:29:28 GMT -5
Kristin: Try going into your bookmarks, go to the bar atop the list of threads and on the right side, click on "select" and choose "all" and then click "action" and choose "mark all read" and see if that makes it go away b Apr 27, 2013 4:33:03 GMT -5
narrows101: Yep, tried all of that and it won't go away. Funny thing is, it happened once before and it just disappeared one day so maybe it will happen again at some point! Just annoying seeing it. Thanks for the suggestions. Apr 27, 2013 6:21:47 GMT -5
Wolvietat: The Habs Hugh? The Habs? *sigh* May 2, 2013 21:28:27 GMT -5
Kristin: I know! But then again, those tix were probably comped, so you go with the flow. May 3, 2013 14:03:35 GMT -5
narrows101: I just want you to know that I FINALLLY got rid of that "1" hovering over the "bookmark" word on the toolbar. I went into "profile" then "edit profile" and unchecked everything to see if it went away and it did. Then I checked everything one by one. Sept 19, 2013 20:35:27 GMT -5
narrows101: After "edit profile" and then "notifications" I unchecked everything and checked again. The culprit was "Forum" - "when a bookmark is update" - took that checkmark off and the "1" went away. Checked it again and it came back. So that was it. No idea why. Sept 19, 2013 20:37:35 GMT -5
ocycd: can anyone tell me why the photo I had for my avatar suddenly disappeared?? Sorry, I'm kind of a dunce when it comes to these things! Sept 21, 2013 15:14:33 GMT -5
narrows101: ocycd - I still see your avatar. Sept 22, 2013 9:24:14 GMT -5
Kristin: Ocycd - It's probably an issue on your end, with graphics not loading properly, because I can see your avatar too. Unless you can see everyone else's avatar and not yours, then I'll have to figure out why that's happening. Sept 22, 2013 20:37:44 GMT -5
Kristin: Pat - Awesome! It was bothering me that I couldn't figure that one out. Sept 22, 2013 20:38:07 GMT -5
ocycd: That is so weird cuz I can see everyone else's avatars but still not mine... and the same is true on my mac and my pc laptop... very strange. Maybe I'll try reloading it on my laptop next time I'm on it... thanks narrows101 and Kristin!! Sept 23, 2013 16:22:48 GMT -5
ocycd: My avatar is BACK! And I didn't do a thing... thank you magic virtual wizards!! Sept 27, 2013 15:01:45 GMT -5
24601: Kristin, what do you see below my avatar? Nov 19, 2013 22:53:12 GMT -5
nmb: :) Dec 12, 2013 18:42:47 GMT -5
24601: This is an absurd question. How does one post a new freestanding post within a thread? Using Reply button is all I know and more often than not becomes tedious, repetitive, bandwidth sucking reading. Feb 23, 2014 15:13:32 GMT -5
Kristin: You can't. You can only reply to threads or create a new thread. You can use the quick reply to just post something without responding to anyone in a thread, or quoting someone, but as far as just posting in a thread, you have to use the reply button. Mar 21, 2014 13:25:23 GMT -5
frances: The hair is one thing but I wish we had more opportunity to see that face without the beard. May 6, 2014 12:07:05 GMT -5
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