Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Neil and Linda

Neil and Linda are working their way through the list of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, posting reviews of them on their blog as they go. Since they started in July, Neil has seen 72 and Linda, 75. They have a lovely blog on which they have listed all the movies by decade or genre, and linked them to Amazon.co.uk, where available. Since they are in the U.K., they don't have the benefit of using the enormous selection at Netflix, but it's a great idea for a blog. I've been able to see 861 of the movies on the list, of which, I rented about 450 from Netflix.

2-25-07 update: I just discovered that Neil and Linda have deleted their blog. Sorry about that.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Weekly Blurb

The Weekly Blurb is a movie review site where EVERY MOVIE gets a rave review!!! Find out about Surprise Hits of the Year!!! Listen to Blurbcasts about Powerful and Important Masterpieces!!!! Discover Staggering works of Pure Genius!!!! IF YOU LOVE MOVIES, THIS IS A MUST-SEE BLOG!!!!!!

P.S. Whoever does the blurbcasts for this site sure sounds familiar.

Friday, September 22, 2006

New Netflix Widget

John Forsythe has created a nifty new Netflix Widget for displaying your queue on your blog. You can use your RSS feed to display only movies you have at home or the whole queue, but that would be huge. You'll need to know how to place html code in your blog template, but he makes it real easy. I'm going to display mine in my sidebar. He has a great feature that if you click on the Advanced button, you can customize how it displays to automatically match the style of your blog.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Oops! I lied.

Back in July, I answered a Netflix customer survey. I thought it was routine and that it would never be read by a human being. At the end of the survey was a place for comments, so I freely told them how I love Netflix so much that I started a fan blog. Of course, this excited them very much, so they sent me the request for my testimonial which I posted on August 30.

After thinking about it for a long time, I have since decided not to give Netflix my testimonial.

The reason is that I value my privacy. I'm afraid that Netflix would connect my name and face to this blog, which on the plus side, would generate alot of traffic, but then I wouldn't feel like I was blogging for myself any more, but for Netflix.