What Movie Are You Watching?

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"Dark Shadows" (HBO).

I remember being confused the first time I saw this. It surprised (and angered) a lot of people, being more of a comedy than a horror movie. "House of Dark Shadows" it wasn't, and I didn't know whether I should like it or not.

Still, I found it passably entertaining, even if it wasn't what I was expecting. On repeated viewings I've come to like it a lot more. I just think the studio should have been a lot more up front with fans that this was not going to be a straight re-telling of the Barnabas Collins story. Judged on its own merits, however, it's enjoyably weird.
I think this film was the first time I became aware of Eva Green. Wow, is all I can say.
 

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More of a PRO TIP here. I kept my Netflix DVD account up to fairly recently because I mostly used it for a depository for new movies coming out. Even if it's only in trailer for upcoming movie trailer status a lot of movies would be available in Netflix DVD to save for later. I took comfort that I could just do that and forget about it. However many months later it would just appear in my shipping queue, but a year of covid delaying releases and straight to VOD releases pretty much just made it a money suck. So I finally killed it.

So in searching for an alternative I came across letterboxd. It's kind of like social media focused on movies (and TV shows I think). You can write reviews, follow other users, and for my purposes store future releases you want to see.


I didn't upgrade to pro but reading about the pro benefits I discovered Justwatch which it will link to with a pro account. Justwatch allows you to access pretty much every streaming service on the planet and you can get notifications of when the movies you are interested in are available for streaming on which service. You can either have it show all streaming services or just the ones you subscribe to. It will also give you recommendations based on your taste.


I just got started on these so I don't have much feedback yet but it sounds like it will be a rewarding combo. I actually just killed all my streaming services except Netflix, Amazon Prime (more of a bonus to the free 2nd day shipping), and HBO Max which I get free through Comcast. I'll still have it show subscription services I killed though (and some I never subscribed to) in case I might have a reason to start or renew my subscription. My plan is to subscribe and then instantly (or day later) kill the auto renewal. In theory that should save me a lot of money based on my history of just letting auto renewals hit regardless of my viewing history.
I joined Letterboxd a couple months ago and abandoned it with ton of COVID-19 errands to complete. Thanks for the heads up as I will check out justwatch since I also use the three streaming services you mentioned. There's too much of an overload, especially when you're busy with life and queues become impossible to watch.
 

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More of a PRO TIP here. I kept my Netflix DVD account up to fairly recently because I mostly used it for a depository for new movies coming out. Even if it's only in trailer for upcoming movie trailer status a lot of movies would be available in Netflix DVD to save for later. I took comfort that I could just do that and forget about it. However many months later it would just appear in my shipping queue, but a year of covid delaying releases and straight to VOD releases pretty much just made it a money suck. So I finally killed it.

So in searching for an alternative I came across letterboxd. It's kind of like social media focused on movies (and TV shows I think). You can write reviews, follow other users, and for my purposes store future releases you want to see.


I didn't upgrade to pro but reading about the pro benefits I discovered Justwatch which it will link to with a pro account. Justwatch allows you to access pretty much every streaming service on the planet and you can get notifications of when the movies you are interested in are available for streaming on which service. You can either have it show all streaming services or just the ones you subscribe to. It will also give you recommendations based on your taste.


I just got started on these so I don't have much feedback yet but it sounds like it will be a rewarding combo. I actually just killed all my streaming services except Netflix, Amazon Prime (more of a bonus to the free 2nd day shipping), and HBO Max which I get free through Comcast. I'll still have it show subscription services I killed though (and some I never subscribed to) in case I might have a reason to start or renew my subscription. My plan is to subscribe and then instantly (or day later) kill the auto renewal. In theory that should save me a lot of money based on my history of just letting auto renewals hit regardless of my viewing history.
When Netflix split its service between streaming and disk, we jettisoned disk mailing.
 

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"Dark Shadows" (HBO).

I remember being confused the first time I saw this. It surprised (and angered) a lot of people, being more of a comedy than a horror movie. "House of Dark Shadows" it wasn't, and I didn't know whether I should like it or not.

Still, I found it passably entertaining, even if it wasn't what I was expecting. On repeated viewings I've come to like it a lot more. I just think the studio should have been a lot more up front with fans that this was not going to be a straight re-telling of the Barnabas Collins story. Judged on its own merits, however, it's enjoyably weird.
Any relationship to the Johnny Depp vehicle? ...which we hated. ;)
 
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