Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I'm hopelessly behind on watching any Oscar nominated films. I blame my lack of movie going, and that most are not out on DVD yet. I hope to see Volver this weekend with a friend, but I understand the film was snubbed in the Best Foreign Film category. I've seen The Devil Wears Prada, The Illusionist, Little Miss Sunshine, and United 93. I've been annoyed by Netflix of late which says that many items in my queue have a short wait or long wait, but I can go down to my local crappy video store and find it. I think that's Netflix's way of getting back at those of us who watch our films quickly and send them back for more. I should have joined the class action suit. Chavez v. Netflix, Inc., was filed in San Francisco Superior Court. The suit accused Netflix of failing to deliver on its claim of "unlimited DVD rentals" and "one day delivery." It's neither unlimited nor one day. Netflix settled. I could have joined the suit and gotten a month of free movies, but I was too lazy.