Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Netflix surfing - some hidden gems

Hmmm... so I'm surfing for gems? Mix metaphors much?

Lately, I've been watching some of those movies on my Netflix Queue that have been there for a while, but I hadn't had a chance to watch them. A few of them were pretty bad, but some were great. Here are a couple of the great ones.

Original ideas still exist, thank goodness!


I can't believe I hadn't seen this one, but it came out last year, and last year was the first year I did the Fangirl Academy and vowed to watch all the Oscar nominated movies. The fact that this wasn't one of said movies is a travesty. I won't tell you anything about it, because it should be watched with a clean slate, but Sam Rockwell was amazing in it. He is so versatile. It almost made me forget about his disappointing performance as Zaphod Beeblebrox.


It's a romance, it's a comedy, but it is in no way a formulaic RomCom. There's a bit of subtle sci-fi, social commentary, and philosophical thought-provokingness. It's also charming and entertaining as hell, and stars our favorite ex-demon former scooby, Emma Caulfield.

Add these babies to your instant netflix queue, trust me.


  1. Moon was great. They showed it at the Loft last year and I'm really glad Ben and I went to see it. Definitely worth it.

    (Also - how cute is Sam Rockwell?! Seriously!)

  2. Netflix has an RSS feed that shows what new stuff is getting added to streaming. It's a little tedious to scroll through sometimes-- it'd be nice if there were some way to collapse 20 or 30 entries into one heading called "A Bunch of Perry Mason crap you don't care about but you can click for details if you do"-- but you come across all kinds of weird obscure stuff that way.

  3. And thank you for this too. I've glanced over these titles for a while, but now I know to watch them.


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