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Twofold recommendation

March 22, 2009

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.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Aaron permalink
    March 22, 2009 7:06 pm

    I wanted to see it, but then I read a review of it alleging it was BS, or I should say very creatively edited.

    • March 22, 2009 8:01 pm

      I can see that, but at the same time Billy Mitchell did say a lot of really jerky stuff directly to the camera, and that HAIR??? Seriously???

      Jamie and I both looked up a whole bunch of stuff after we watched it. (Don’t look it up in detail until after you’ve seen it.)

  2. Jamie permalink
    April 11, 2009 2:27 pm

    He can’t come to the phone – he’s got a score going on Ladybugs right now.

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