Indie filmmakers: You just got Netflix’ed!

November 12th, 2010 | Comments Off on Indie filmmakers: You just got Netflix’ed!
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Complaint Department, Movies, Tempe Entertainment

 

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Remember those Dell commercials with the idiot who kept popping up shouting, “Dude, you got a Dell!”? Well, today I’d like to introduce independent filmmakers to a new expression that will likely become equally annoying: “Dude, you got Netflix’ed!” — but before you go thinking that’s a good thing, read on.

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2009: Now only a memory (Updated 12/30/09)

December 29th, 2009 | Comments Off on 2009: Now only a memory (Updated 12/30/09)
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Family, Freelance, Movies, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard, Tempe Entertainment

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Update 12/30/09: Turns out I have to eat a little crow on part of this post: Only hours after writing this, Netflix coughed up a purchase order for TAINTLIGHT at long last, so thanks to everyone who put it in their queue it should be available to rent there shortly after the New Year. Still no word one way or another re: COCKHAMMER, though… 😉

Hard to believe, but in just a couple of days, 2009 will be a distant memory. Seems like only yesterday that I was writing a blog about how much 2008 sucked and how I was looking forward to what 2009 would bring. And bring it did!
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How Netflix is about to limit choices for indie movie fans (Updated 12/30/09)

November 16th, 2009 | Comments Off on How Netflix is about to limit choices for indie movie fans (Updated 12/30/09)
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Movies, Tempe Entertainment

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Update 12/30/09: Thanks to everyone who added TAINTLIGHT to your queues, we finally received a buy on the title from Netflix yesterday so the title should be available from them shortly after the first of the year. You guys are my heroes!

So tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 17) is the street date for Tempe’s Splatter Rampage release TAINTLIGHT. It’s the latest horror parody from MULVA: ZOMBIE ASS KICKER! creator Chris Seaver, and as you can tell from the artwork above, it’s a parody of the book/film TWILIGHT. If you buy your DVDs, it’s available now at Tempevideo.com, Amazon.com, DeepDiscount.com and all the usual suspects.

If you choose to rent, then unfortunately your options are now quite limited. Here’s why.
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Home theatrics: Revenge of XBMC and Apple TV

May 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Gadgets, Movies, Random Thoughts, Technology

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If you follow this blog at all, you’ve probably read some of my exploits in trying to find a perfect home theatre solution that blends discless DVD playback with the latest streaming video trends. Last year I jacked a D-Link DNS-323 NAS into my home office network with 2 TB of storage for ripped DVDs, and have been alternating between the Apple TV and an HP Windows Vista box to watch them.

Unfortunately, this isn’t quite as seamless as I had first hoped.
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Hey Netflix… have you heard we’re in a recession?

March 30th, 2009 | Comments Off on Hey Netflix… have you heard we’re in a recession?
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Movies, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard, Technology

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I don’t often publicly vent about customers who help put food on my table, but this afternoon I got the above e-mail, and I’m pretty steamed about it. Here’s why.
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“That’s a Netflix rental…”

November 16th, 2008 | 6 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Movies, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard, Technology

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I tend to watch most movies at home, either from the comfort of my Dish HD satellite DVR or as a Netflix rental (and sometimes, using their Watch Instantly streaming method, when applicable).

Yesterday, the wife and I ventured out with my father & stepmother to see the new Bond flick, QUANTUM OF SOLACE. Watching the coming attractions unspool before the flick, my wife whispered that she wanted to see a couple of them, to which I gave my customary reply: “That’s a Netflix rental.”

So the question is, what justifies a movie not being theatre-worthy?
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