Thursday, February 22, 2007

How To Further Manage Your Netflix Account AKA Dartflix Edition #8

Now that you have an idea of what movies to put on you r queue from the previous seven Dartflix editions, we can get back into the topic of fine tuning your queue. If you have your queue set up right that means you’re getting your new releases on Tuesday and turning over your remaining rentals that aren’t new releases to maximize your movie watching potential. For example, if you’re renting four movies at a time and there are 3 movies new releases that coming week that you want to recieve that Tuesday, you’re returning one movie after watching it immeadiately again and again while holding off three movies to mail back that Friday or Saturday before 6PM (last mail pickup of the day).

Some other things to do are to send back two movies in one sleeve and monitior your Netflix queue often...if there is a movie that you really want to see and you feel that the Netflix people maybe jerking you on whether or not your returns got there on time, report the returns missing and they will automatically advance you the next movies on your queue (don’t do this too often or they’ll never believe it when that DOES happen), check back to make sure that said returns are actually recieved by Netflix...if they show up within 24-48 hours it’s all good.

It’s also a good idea to rank all of your returns (give them stars) because Netflix often recommends some good flicks to watch based on what you like. It’s also important to check or for new and upcoming releases in both the theatre and on DVD regularly to keep your queue stocked with films to rent in the near and immeadiate future. Now, on to a list of future releases.

Dart’s Three Trailers Of The Week (2/18/07-2/24/07)

The Hills Have Eyes 2

First Snow

The Lookout

Upcoming Netflix releases to put on your queue now:

Half Nelson
U.S. Vs. John Lennon
The Quiet
Paul Robeson: The Portraits of the Artist: The Criterion Edition
The Prestige
Man Of The Year
A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints
50 Pills
The Wandering Swordsman
Stranger Than Fiction
Casino Royale
Tenacious D in The Pick Of Destiny
The Heart Of The Game
Marie Antoinette
The Pursuit of Happyness
Blood Diamond
Deja Vu
Rocky Balboa
The Good Shepherd
The Holiday
Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show
The Nativity Story
Curse of the Golden Flower
Entourage - Season Three

Dart’s Picks For The Week:
Catch A Fire-It’s based on a true story and set in Africa with Derek Luke as the lead...I can’t believe no one talks about this movie.

Seven Swords- An epic martial arts masterpiece directed by Tsui Hark, one of my favorite all time directors. Top notch cinematography, special effects and fight choreography makes this a must see film for Kung Fu/Wu Xia enthusiasts.

The Promise- Another Wu Xia/fantasy film with superb direction, cinematography and fight sequences. This joint has been seriously slept on by American audiences. Don’t miss the boat on this one.

Dart’s WTF? Award/Watch This Bullshit At Your Own Risk:
Waist Deep-I felt like I was waist deep in bullshit watching this contrived hood/gangsta film. Why do these movies always get green lighted considering there are so many better stories/scripts out there that Hollywood won’t touch with a 10 foot pole? Pisses me off.

Crank-Was this even a movie? All action, no rhyme or reason (or dialogue for that matter). I watched this movie and forgot about immeadiately afterwards...NOTHING about this movie stood out (short of Amy Smart getting smashed in public in front of a bus of schoolkids) to me. I DETEST disposable cinema. Don’t do it to yourselves, if you rent it remember that you've been warned.


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