As I'm sure you recall, I recently wrote about my dissatisfaction with Blockbuster. Well the dissatisfaction ends now. This past weekend I signed up for Netflix.
What was the camel breaking straw you ask?
On Saturday February 21st I returned two "movies by mail" to my local F*ckbuster in exchange for I don't remember what. I checked my queue later that night and it indicated that both movies had indeed been "received at store." Knowing that movies are not shipped on weekends I totally expected that my next selections would be mailed on Monday.
Wrong. OK Tuesday?
Finally on Wednesday one of my selections was mailed. It took until Thursday to mail the second one, which then never showed up and had to be resent and was finally received on Monday February 2nd.
So I signed up for Netflix this past Saturday and put all those "Long" and "Very long wait" movies into my queue. On Monday Netflix mailed the following movies, all of which have been in my Blockbuster queue for about three months:
- Day of the Triffids
- Kingdom of the Spiders
Now being a bit of a cynic I can't help but wonder if because I'm a new member Netflix is giving me all my first choices just to make me happy, and if in a month or two I'll start to experience Blockbuster Syndrome again. I guess we'll see. In the meantime I will enjoy my exciting and new relationship with Netflix and my ex can go suck ass, and not in a good way.
On a related movie note, the wife gave me a hall pass yesterday and I finally saw The Wrestler. Rourke's performance was excellent and I'm excited about his chances for an Oscar. However VE had a good point in that "Mickey is pretty much playing himself, and they usually don't give Oscars in those kinds of situations." VE predicts Penn will receive it for his portrayal of Harvey Milk, which was much more of a "stretch" than Rourke's.
Speaking of "stretch," the one Marisa Tomei, and her lovely pierced nipples, did on the pole has Oscar (or something) all over it.