Thursday, March 22, 2007

It's Birthday Week, bye bye Blockbuster

Tuesday was my brother's birthday, today is my dad's and Sunday is my sister's. Happy Birthday!!!

Spoke to my dad today. He sounded great. The cancer is not growing and he is in good health otherwise. My mom is taking him out to dinner tonight. I wish I could be with them St. Martin. I would take them to Le Gallion beach for a nice lunch and some drinks.

I have finally signed up for Netflix. Given what I do for a living I should have signed up a long time ago. I like to go to the store and browse but after yet another frustrating experience this past weekend, I had to say good bye to Blockbuster.

I do not understand how a store in the city where the entertainment business is based could have such crappy selection of movies. Horrible!! The foreign section is a joke and they are always out of everything except for the biggest hits. I have been trying to rent ENDURING LOVE starring Daniel Craig for months. You would think that after Casino Royale opened they would order a few more copies. It's not like LOVE is some random movie. It was well reviewed stateside. I went on and I'm astounded by the depth of their selection. The foriegn section alone is worth the price of membership.


Ms Adventures in Italy said...

I'm jealous!!!

Note to Arlene: Shall we start up NetFlix Italy?? I'm on board! :)

Rose said...

I've been a member of Netflix for a few years now. My shame: I can let the same three movies sit on my TV for a month. Foreign films are my favorite, Best of Youth was a recent one which I liked.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

ms. adventures - I think the postal system would have to be a little faster, for Netflix italia to work. :)

rose - Best of Youth is one of my favorite movies. I bought the DVD.

Tracie B. said...

i haven't even heard of enduring love...i'm on it.

i agree about the poste italiane, there would be a lot of postinoi families fattening up their devoodee collections

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

lol. tracie b. - I don't see Netfliks or Amazon coming to Italy anytime soon. Shopping via mail is very pratical but it's impersonal and souless.