I don't expect Clean Sheets and Dirty Girls to devolve into a movie review site because I don't know what it takes to write a decent movie review and the movie industry is pretty well covered.
This blog will continue to feature my notes and since I recently ditched cable TV in favor of Netflix I was bound to form some opinions on the Netflix content library.
Notes on Netflix Offerings
In this post I'll point out some things I noticed about:
- Daniel Tosh’s Completely Serious
- Murder in the Rue Morgue
- .com for Murder
Has anyone else noticed that Dante literally comes out of the closet at the beginning of Clerks?
53 minutes into Murder in the Rue Morgue there is a good scene in which the retired detective meets the current detective along with the retired detective’s sidekick.
With the title .com for Murder and actress Nicollette Sheridan in a starring role, how could this move fail to interest an Interent junkie and all around technophile like me? The answer is that .com for Murder could depict people doing things that no human being could be expected to actually do in real life if presented with the fictional situations presented in this sub-par movie. This guy basically sums up my feelings towards this movie:
Thank You Idiocracy for Saying Things
I Would Feel Uncomfortable Saying Myself
I find it a bit disappointing to realize just how many movies are neither included in the Netflix library nor shown regularly, if ever, on cable TV. For example, Runaway, a 1984 movie starring Tom Selleck, was never going to win best picture at the Oscars but it was a decent entry in the police action category with some science fiction elements. To my way of thinking, the robotic spiders featured in Runaway are far more imaginative than the standard movie villian's henchman. Again, I don't mean to imply that Runaway was a great movie. It's not. The Tomatometer currently lists it at 47%, as you can see for yourself here. It is however a decent movie with some above average elements. My argument is that it would be a shame if movies like Runaway become forgotten in the future while movies like .com for Murder continue to enter the consciousness of movie watchers.