tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< August 2006 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Greencine

Digital media and gadgets has definitely revived my interest in music and movies. I have since dusted off my CD collection and ripped a good portion of them into iTunes. This time round I have joined the DVD rental by mail company GreenCine. I am very excited in its movie treasure trove.

At the peak days around my final years in college, I watch about 60 movies in theatre a year and many more from rental and from TV. Now I go to a cinema perhaps two times a year. There are many reasons for this decline. But enough to say movies has always been a part of my cultural life and I look back fondly to those days. What online rental give me is access to virtually any movies I'm interested, whether they are new releases or years old. I no longer have to wait for the chancy encounter when the programmer decided to put something on a local cinema on a certain day.

How does GreenCine stack against the better known, original DVD by mail company Netflix? I check against their inventory and find little differences. Bear in mind my interest is mostly in artsy, relative little known flicks. If anything is unavailable it is more likely because they are not release in DVD yet (or not released for North America, darn regional code). Perhaps it is best to look at GreenCine's top 250 movies list. Dominated by decades old movies, it is nothing like you average movie rental shop. I received my first DVD about 24 hours after I joined. So you can say I am fairly satisfied. But then I am living in San Francisco, where the company is located.

So bye bye my local rental shop. I still love you, but you don't have what I'm looking for. And I still wish to go to cinema more. The sound of curtain rolling and light projected on screen still mean something to me.

2006.08.08 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Colin Powell: Former US secretary of state dies of Covid complications (18 Oct 2021)

 

Norway attack: Victims killed with 'sharp object', not arrows (18 Oct 2021)

 

Trudeau visits First Nation to apologise after holiday snub (18 Oct 2021)

 

Mastermind of deadly 2016 Baghdad bombing caught, Iraq says (18 Oct 2021)

 

Greta Thunberg sings Rick Astley hit at climate concert (18 Oct 2021)

 

Dennis Hutchings: Ex-soldier on trial over Troubles shooting dies (18 Oct 2021)

 

Tigray: Ethiopian government admits Mekelle airstrike (18 Oct 2021)

 

Russia to suspend Nato diplomatic mission amid tension (18 Oct 2021)

 

Ahmaud Arbery: Trial over black jogger's death begins (18 Oct 2021)

 

China denies testing nuclear-capable hypersonic missile (18 Oct 2021)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

13 Best Background Check Sites & Services: Search Criminal Records and Social Media Accounts Online (28 Jul 2021)

 

It pays to search for top-quality auto shop (6 Feb 2021)

 

Fired Boeing CEO is now working with Bay Area tractor startup (14 Dec 2020)

 

PG&E bills to rise over per year on average to fund wildfire risk reduction (5 Dec 2020)

 

Nasdaq seeks more diversity on boards of companies listed on exchange (2 Dec 2020)

 

Elizabeth Holmes Prosecutors Say Texts Show Theranos Beset With Problems (24 Nov 2020)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2021-Oct-14 07:00