[Netflix top tens]

Roger Ebert twittered/tweeted/whatever this addictive Netflix interactive map over the weekend.

It’s kind of fantastic, in the way anything that validates your choices is fantastic.

Because I know you all are fascinated, the top ten in my zip code, and more, after the jump:

  1. Milk
  2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  3. Rachel Getting Married
  4. Burn After Reading
  5. Doubt
  6. The Wrestler
  7. Slumdog Millionaire
  8. Twilight
  9. The Changeling
  10. Religulous

Four of them I saw in the theater, two of them I rented via Netflix, and four I have little-to-no interest in. I’m rather pleased that Rachel Getting Married ranked so high; that movie hit me where I live.

What I found more interesting was comparing it to this list from the zip code I lived in during one of the (thankfully brief) periods I was not in Seattle proper. Door to door is a twenty minute drive, an hour plus on public transit.

  1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  2. Twilight
  3. Seven Pounds
  4. Slumdog Millionaire
  5. Eagle Eye
  6. The Changeling
  7. Body of Lies
  8. Gran Turino
  9. Paul Blart: Mall Cop
  10. Valkyrie

Of these I’ve seen two (one in the theater, one via Netflix) and the others again, no interest. Like, it is impossible to understate my level of interest. Clearly moving out of that neighborhood was a good plan. Not that I want to live in an echo chamber, but I do want to live in a neighborhood where I can walk to a movie worth seeing. I mean, come on. What was Eagle Eye even about? And who cares? And the less said about Paul Blart the better.

I have seen all three of the titles the Times noted had a distinct rental pattern, though. Whatever that says. Probably that I get my full money’s worth out of my membership.

Also, you’re quite right. This isn’t what I’m supposed to be posting about. I’m supposed to be posting about Youth in Revolt, Broken Embraces, and Crazy Heart. Though as I said to a friend today in a discussion about refusing to see Avatar, it’s not like I’m getting paid. Truth!

The Lovely Bones is on Tuesday, though, so if I’m still behind I’ll likely let that jump the queue.

And thus is the state of the amateur cineaste.

One Reply to “[Netflix top tens]”

  1. That is interesting! I was looking at the numbers for Chicago and New York since they are probably the closest to Toronto … the order changes slightly but generally includes
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Rachel Getting Married
    The Wrestler
    Slumdog Millionaire

    I have seen two of these. (And two of the others are on the Zip list.)

    As soon as you cross into New Jersey, though, the numbers are totally different. Interesting.

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