Netflix in Canada

In case, you haven’t heard, Netflix is now in Canada. Netflix is a website that for a monthly fee ($7.99 CAD) lets you watch an unlimited number over the internet either on your computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod, or gaming console like Wii or PS3. They have a 30 day free trial that you can cancel at anytime so I figured I would give it a shot. I had heard that they didn’t have the latest new releases and had plenty of old stuff but since I had a long list of old movies I had been meaning to see but never got around to it, I figured that would be ok. Well let’s just say their choices for movies is pretty bad. Out of the 26 movies I had on my list that were not new releases, they only had 2! And just to show that my list wasn’t too crazy, here it is:

Movies they have:

  1. Lord of War
  2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Movies they don’t have:

  1. Terminator Salvation
  2. City Island
  3. Getsmart
  4. Burn After Reading
  5. WALL-E
  6. The bucket List
  7. Vantage Point
  8. Letters from Iwo Jima
  9. Knock Around Guys
  10. Pineapple Express
  11. Blades of Glory
  12. Wild Hogs
  13. The Illusionist
  14. The Prestige
  15. The Matador
  16. The Weatherman
  17. The Interpreter
  18. The Flight of the Phoenix
  19. Secret Window
  20. Mean Girls
  21. The Recruit
  22. Lost (TV)
  23. Dexter (TV)
  24. Entourage (TV)

Now granted I did find these movies that I actually want to see:

  1. American Psycho
  2. Van Wilder
  3. Dazed and Confused
  4. Before the Devil Knows You Are Dead
  5. Amores Perros
  6. Volver
  7. Mad Men (TV)

So I will make use of my free membership but will likely not continue with it for $7.99 a month.
Now last night I watched Lord of War on the iPad app for Netflix. The app is a bit slow so you can browse the movies and do searches but once you start a movie, the quality is quite good. No stoppages, no blurriness or spottiness, stuff that you typically get in streaming movies say on Global TV’s website.

Update: I just received an e-mail today telling me the CD so I can watch Netflix on my Wii is back-ordered so won’t be able to watch on my TV until October. Now they did extend my trial 2 weeks for that.

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