Nice turnaround time for my latest Netflix rental! I dropped The Royal Tenenbaums in the mail late Tuesday afternoon and recieved In The Bedroom [Info] [Rent] [Buy] today (Thursday) in the mail. Now that's super service, both by the post office and Netflix - congrats to both! Not sure why I have In The Bedroom, as it doesn't really sound like my kind of movie. But whenver I read something interesting about a movie, I plop it onto my Netflix queue, and who knows when it might bubble to the top? Netflix rates it 3 1/2 stars for me, so perhaps it will work.
October 2004 Archives
I did a little bit of weekend movie watching. And I watched an interesting documentary, narrated by Kris Kristofferson, on Sam Peckinpah. He directed less than 20 movies, and died after living very hard at the relatively young age of 59, but he left an indelible mark on movies. It's unfortunate that his early high water mark, Right the High Country isn't on DVD, but several of his other classics are, including The Wild Bunch [Info] [Rent] [Buy], as well as his much quieter classic, Junior Bonner [Info] [Rent] [Buy]. I also watched Three Strangers [Info] on Turner Classic Movies, shown during their Peter Lorre [Info] film festival. It is an odd little movie not available at all for home viewing, either on tape or DVD, co-written by John Houston [Info] about a woman who picks 2 strangers from a London crowd (of course, these strangers are merely Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet [Info] ) to make a wish upon a Chinese goddess, who promises the wish to come true if done with 3 strangers and at the Chinese New Year. The movie then follows the trials and tribulations of our three anti-heroes, who, despite their good fortune end up with all kinds of trouble. A very interesting movie, all in all. My Netflix rental movie of the week was The Royal Tenenbaums [Info] [Rent] [Buy], which I hope to get a full review written. Boy, am I behind on those! Anyway, it was only okay, barely worth a rental.