First, a thumbs-up for Netflix on TiVo. I had a blip the other day when it froze and I had to unplug the TiVo to reset it, but it worked much better this time. Some of the Netflix instant-stream ones are in HD, including this one, so the picture was super crisp, and I was really excited to see it all on the larger screen. I noticed in this article today that Netflix had a record quarter, and it’s not hard to see why.
Second, I am telling you right now that you MUST see The King of Kong. I have dated several gamers of various stripes, but let’s be honest here: aside from the camaraderie, I only play Rock Band for the diva behavior, and I only played Puzzle Pirates for the cute little clothes.
I LOVED this movie.
It had every great dramatic element: a hero, a villain, unexpected adversity, nerds, guy with a grody mullet, all that. The filmmakers do a great job of making you care about the characters. I howled at the end. It was just so well done. Two pocket protectors up.