Monday, May 30, 2011

MOVIES ON DVD ---- That Don't Make You Blush

By Molly Noble Bull 

With Blockbuster and Hollywood Video in our rearview mirrors, watching a movie on DVD is not as simple as it once was. Add to that the fact that theaters aren’t showing movies that Christians would care to see. But if you like old movies or the few suitable new ones now available, I can make a suggestion.
Join Netflix.
I am not an employee of Netflix nor am I being paid to say this.
Nevertheless, for ten dollar a month (via a credit card) you can have movies on DVD sent directly to your home with a return envelope and free postage included. Simply watch the movie, put it in the envelope and send it back. Here is the address for Netflix. 
Netflix has thousands of available movies you can rent on DVD. To see what movies they have, click BROWSE DVD's at the top of the screen. To see if a movie you might want is available, look near the top of the screen on the right. 
In small letters, you will see the words [Movies TV shows, actors, directors, genres] Delete those words and write in the movie you want to see in its place. For example, write The Kings Speech over those words. I KNOW they have that movie, but you could write in that title as a kind of practice.  
The Kings Speech will come up. If you like that movie and want to see it, click on it. There will be a place to click on again, stating that you want them to send you that movie as a DVD. At that point, they will show you other similar movies. Click on the one you want. If not, write another movie in the spot (Movies TV shows----etc.]  
To get you started, here is a list of movies you might like. These are all "clean" movies, and you might have seen some of them. But it's always fun to see them again. 
Here is the list:    
Unconquered                                                               Emma
Pride and Prejudice                                                     Mansfield Park   
Sense and Sensibility                                                   Jane Eyre 
Samson and Delilah                                      Ann of a Thousand Days 
Raintree County                                                          Persuasion 
The Ten Commandments                                             Ben Hur 
The Inheritance                                                           Tuck Everlasting 
Vertigo                                         The Secrets of Jonathon Sperry  
Great Expectations                                                    Tale of Two Cities 
Deja Vu                                                                       The Red Pony 
National Velvet                                                           Blind Side   
Anne of Green Gables                        Little Lord Fauntleroy 
David and Bethsheba                                                  El Cid  
National Velvet                                                         Blind Side   
While You Were Sleeping                                         Oliver Twist
The Count of Monte Cristo                                       Rear Window

After you have made twenty or thirty DVD selections, go to the top of the screen and click YOUR QUEUE to see a list of the movies you have selected. When you reach that page, you can decide the order of the movies you want sent. 
I will be adding more titles in the days and weeks to come and reviewing many of these titles. If you like good movies and don’t like most of the ones available in theaters today, Netflix might be the way to go.


Anonymous said...

I also like Netflix. I like mysteries like Marple and Poirot, Inspector Alleyn, Foyle's War. I just watched the series, "Lark Rise to Candleford". Wonderful, clean period piece.

Teresa Slack said...

I got it last summer to watch Ransom for a writers' workshop with Terri Blackstock at ACFW conf. Kept it for months. Saw a lot of good movies I never could've seen otherwise. Unfortunately, saw some lemons too. But it was well worth the money.

Cecelia Dowdy said...

My sister told me all about Netflix a few months ago and suggested that I join. I told he I'd think about it. She said it's what most people use since most video stores are now closed. If time allows, I'll be sure to give it a try.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, everybody.
The movies you mentioned sound great. I will put them on my list at Netflix.
Teresa, try some of the movies on my list. I think I have watched them all.
Cecelia, you should try some of the movies on my list, too. Some movies stay with you, and the ones on list stayed with me.

Teresa Slack said...

Cecelia, can't believe I missed you at conf last year. I was a little overwhelmed by the whole thing. I think I missed almost everybody. I hope to do better this year. I prob won't subscribe to Netflix again til after summer. I don't watch a lot of movies, esp this time of year.

Cecelia said...

Teresa, I don't watch movies much either. I only watch a few times a year, but, I feel that watching more movies may help me with my creativity? Who knows. Not surprised I never met you at ACFW last year - so many people. I believe they had around 500 or 600 attendees? I just discovered the room rate for conference and it's highly unlikely I'll be able to afford it, even if I do find roommates. If I sell a book soon, then I'll re-think my semi-final decision.
~Cecelia Dowdy~