Meanwhile, Quickster is Losing Its Mind

Or Netflix.  Or whatever they call it these days.

Well, it might just be a database issue, but it is starting to tell me things about movies that do not line up with my memories… like The Wicker Man being about a basketball player’s herion addiction.

And, just in case you were wondering, the Basketball Diaries has the correct synopsis, so I could only go for one humorous screen shot.

Oh, and if looks like I edited that picture, I did.  I have to move the cover art close to the synopsis so it would fit the 450 pixel limitation of this blog theme… I just got a bit carried away and was too lazy to go back and do it right.  Trust me, if I wanted to fake something up, I’d pick something more amusing, like Dora the Explorer and Last Tango in Paris.  Swiper, no swiping the butter!

In case you were wondering, which you probably were not, but we’re on the subject anyway, we gave up on Netflix streaming and went back to their disc delivery service.

I think we, as a family, watched everything we were likely to, and new content shows up at a glacial pace.

Furthermore, upon reflection, we decided that one of the reason we had Netflix in the first place was to be able to watch new to video releases that we had no interest in buying while they were still reasonably new to video.  This is not at all possible with Netflix streaming.

Somebody, somewhere will say something like, “Oh, it isn’t Netflix’s fault that their video streaming content is so limited.  It is all the big nasty studios.”

And I can understand that.  But it doesn’t mean I have to give Netflix money while they make their streaming service worthwhile to me.

Finally, I did indeed find one and exactly one movie in my multi-hundred long Netflix queue that was available on streaming but not on disc.  Children of the Revolution.  And I’ve seen it already.

So we’re back to physical media, which, at this rate, has a very long life ahead of it.  I mean, I wanted to put Westworld and Futureworld in my queue, but Futureworld isn’t even available on disc.  Wait… it is available streaming.

Dammit Netflix!

5 thoughts on “Meanwhile, Quickster is Losing Its Mind

  1. Wilhelm Arcturus Post author

    @Snick – Well, Wikipedia may be out of date. Their article on Futureworld says it is on Netflix streaming, which triggered the memory of the reason I wanted to watch Westworld. When we had streaming only, during the summer, it offered up Futureworld as a suggestion, but of course Westworld was disc only.

    Now, however, it seems that Futureworld is nowhere at all.


  2. bhagpuss

    According to something I read in The Guardian this week about Netflix bringing their service to the U.K. they’ve dropped the whole Quickster re-branding exercise.

    Basketball Diaries has been on my (also insanely long) list of movies to get around to watching for years. I really liked the book and Jim Carrol’s “People Who Died” is a perennial favorite.


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