Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Battle of the 'flix

Shawn and I recently took a huge step in our relationship.

I gave him the login info to my Netflix account so that he could have a say in what we watch. (I was feeling generous. After all, I watch a majority of the movies with him.) So this account is, for all purposes, a "joint" account. We can both add, delete and rearrange the movies in the queue (or, for those not familiar with Netflix, the movies on your list, which they send in the order you have them listed).

I logged in tonight and, sure enough, I'm already seeing the difference in our movie preferences. Now, some of my movies were still in their original spots--Walk Tall: The Dewey Cox Story. And others, such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, had actually been moved UP. Awww, I thought. We are SO compatible.

Then I started noticing other changes to my queue (I'm sorry, "our" queue). For example: Dan in Real Life was originally near the top of my list. Here's the synopsis of DRL: "Advice columnist and widowed father of three Dan Burns (Steve Carell) has met someone new. Marie (Juliette Binoche) is beautiful, she's smart -- and she just so happens to be the girlfriend of Dan's brother Mitch (Dane Cook). With a publicly recognized moral compass, Dan finds himself torn between reaching for happiness and keeping the peace in his family."

Sample review: "It tells a funny and emotional story without any of the sentimental shorthand found in most romantic comedies."

Sounds good, right??

It has since been replaced with The Prestige. Or, should I say, "At the dawn of the 20th century, rival magicians Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are desperate to reveal each other's secrets. Obsessed by the escalating competition, the two illusionists begin to perform increasingly risky tricks -- which soon turn deadly."

Sample review? "It's quite a movie -- atmospheric, obsessive, almost satanic."

And there, my friends, is the difference between the sexes.


Anna said...

Oh well, at least you still have Walk Tall and Eternal Sunshine ;)

Renee said...

LOL. That movie sounds horrible. Congrats on the joint account ;-)

Nik said...

I don't think this is a matter of the sexes, cuz I'd rather watch The Prestige than Dan In Real Life. I heard the Prestige is really good and Missy said Dan... was alright if you're really bored. Walk Tall looks totally bunk and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is actually a pretty decent movie. It's different, but the concept is awesome.
It's cool that you share the account though so you both have a say in movie night. Too cool!

sparkydiva said...

romance vs. satan

gee, whatever could the problem be?