‘LURED, a 1947 Douglas Sirk film featuring Lucille Ball, George Sanders, and Boris Karloff.’
How the hell did this escape my notice? SOLD.
Come and See
Standard Operating Procedure
I was supposed to get The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On but it has short wait by it.
Come and See is amazing.
For some reason everytime I put a movie in my Netflix queue I end up hating it. I’m supposed to get The Ballad of Narayama next, which I know almost nothing about. Please don’t tell me it sucks.
Have you seen any other Imamura?
At home now
Get Him To The Greek
Robin And Marian
“Have you seen any other Imamura?”
Yah. The Pornographers, The Insect Woman, Intentions of a Murder, and Vengeance is Mine. I liked them all but “Vengeance is Mine” is probably my favorite.
Get Pigs and Battleships instead.
But The Ballad of Narayama isn’t a bad choice.
I would go with the Godard double feature Contempt and Vivre sa Vie. This is coming from a hardcore Godard fan and those are probably his two best films from that period.
I worry that the writing is on the wall that Netflix is going to phase out mailing DVDs.
By : Chris Tribbey | Posted: 29 Nov 2010
“Level 3 Communications, a technology service provider whose clients include Netflix, is accusing broadband and cable company Comcast of threatening the open Internet by demanding a recurring fee for transmitting movies and other content to consumers.
Thomas Stortz, chief legal officer for Level 3, said Comcast notified Level 3 Nov. 19 that its demand for payment was “take it or leave it.” Level 3 agreed to the terms, under protest.
“By taking this action, Comcast is effectively putting up a toll booth at the borders of its broadband Internet access network, enabling it to unilaterally decide how much to charge for content which competes with its own cable TV and Xfinity delivered content,” Stortz said. “This action by Comcast threatens the open Internet and is a clear abuse of the dominant control that Comcast exerts in broadband access markets as the nation’s largest cable provider.”
A request for comment was not immediately returned by Comcast.
Level 3 operates a broadband backbone network that independent online content providers use to transmit movies, games and sporting events to consumers. When Comcast customers order content, Level 3 transmits it to Comcast for delivery.
“Level 3 believes Comcast’s current position violates the spirit and letter of the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed Internet policy principles and other regulations and statutes, as well as Comcast’s previous public statements about favoring an open Internet,” Stortz said. “With this action, Comcast is preventing competing content from ever being delivered to Comcast’s subscribers at all, unless Comcast’s unilaterally determined toll is paid — even though Comcast’s subscribers requested the content.”
Stortz said Level 3 is pushing policy makers and regulators to “take quick action to ensure that a fair, open and innovative Internet does not become a closed network controlled by a few institutions.”
Comcast is no stranger to net neutrality controversy. The company was accused of blocking peer-to-peer traffic in 2007."
Reprinted from Home Media Magazine. Thought this might be of interest to those who stream movies to their home computer, sooner or later these costs, if not challenged will be passed along to the consumer.
“The Square” and “The Secret in Our Eyes” for me. " Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue" for my girlfriend.
Scubadonc: How old is that girlfriend? I have the new Basquiat doc, “The Radiant Child.”
The Docks of New York
The Last Command
Because I’ve never seen a silent movie
Last Year at Marienbad
Women in the Dunes
Master of the Flying Guillotine.
Pretty excited for the first and last of those three. Antonioni has yet to really move me.
^ Have fun.
EDIT: Oh, and two-discer pride.
In a Lonely Place
Trash Humpers, which just became available on netflix
Bored to Death: Season 1 (still)Hôtel Terminus
Bay of Angels (1963)
Le Combat Dans I’lle (1962)
Can’t wait for The IT Crowd Series 4
Kemp, have you seen the two other Sternberg in the boxset?
Not yet… both The Docks of NY and The Last Command are in my Netflix Q though… I just watched Murnau’s City Girl the other day and am trying to work myself back into silent cinema. Some of the films are obviously amazing but can be trying on the patience e.g. Abel Gance’s La Roue or Napoleon or Griffith’s Intolerance.
Chabrol’s Pleasure Party.
Canadian Netflix blows so I have to go to an actual video store.
It was fantastic.