It has become increasingly difficult to determine what is new on the two major streaming services, Amazon and Netflix. Neither readily surface when new movies will be coming to the service soon and neither shows when a new movie was added. They all just appear. Seems strange when a part of your business model, I would think, would be customer retainment. How is a customer supposed to want to stay with your service if they don't know if a favorite movie of theirs is coming soon?
That may not matter if Netflix and Amazon can keep adding movies like Only God Forgives. Giving consumers the option to see smaller releases or overlooked releases like that is powerful. It's like Netflix knows exactly what to do to keep me strung along for another monthly payment.
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Bond soared to new heights with Skyfall. The visuals alone were something we haven't been used to seeing from a Bond film. Throw in some sneak peeks into Bond's childhood as well as callbacks to the old days of Bond and you have yourself a good film. This should be a movie you own but if you haven't gotten around to it remind yourself with a watch on Netflix.
|2. Only God Forgives|
Putting the director of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn, together again with Ryan Gosling was hopefully going to be a match made in heaven. While not everyone loved Only God Forgives it was another gritty crime movie with style. I didn't get a chance to see this one in theater and glad to see films like this quickly coming to streaming for more to sample.
|3. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl|
The movie that converted Pirates from an old ride at Disneyland to a movie franchise is now on streaming. While the sequels range in quality the original is still a fun ride to go along on.