Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Netflix Watch Now Movies Worth Watching?

Anyone else notice how rare it is when a decent movie title is added to the Netflix Watch-Now selection?  There are a few good ones there, but they are far and few between.  I'm used to seeing  gems like this one come through the Netflix Watch-Now RSS Feed:
Toxie's Triple Terror: Deadly Daphne's Revenge

or possible another exciting title like:
Monster of London City / Mystery of the Red Orchid: Double Feature

Yeah, I've never heard of those either thankfully.  But there really are a few decent ones, albeit older ones in the mix occasionally.  Here's a few movies that have been recently added that are worth checking out on Netflix Watch-Now:
  • The Interpreter - Silvia Broome's (Nicole Kidman) job is to translate for her assigned delegate the complex issues faced by the United Nations. But the interpreter's daily challenge turns epic when she accidentally overhears details of a plot to assassinate a high-ranking government official. Suddenly, her existence is overshadowed by danger, and she must unravel an intricate yarn of intrigue with the help of an FBI agent (Sean Penn) in order to save herself.
  • Beethoven - If you have a young one around who hasn't seen this yet, give it a shot.  Workaholic George Newton (Charles Grodin) reluctantly agrees to let his children keep a St. Bernard puppy who's just escaped the clutches of two dimwitted dognappers (Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci). Dubbed Beethoven, the playful pooch soon turns into a full-grown engine of destruction, leaving wreckage and hilarity in his wake. Disney veteran Dean Jones is cast against type as a vile veterinarian who kidnaps Beethoven for a lab experiment.
  • Miss Conception - Not the most intelligent sitcom-like movie, but entertaining to the teen/tween crowd regardless.  Georgina (Heather Graham) is a high-powered London businesswoman who's decided to add mother to her list of accomplishments. Unfortunately, her longtime boyfriend (Tom Ellis) isn't ready to be a daddy. With her biological clock ticking, Georgina recruits her best friend, Clem (Mia Kirshner), to help her find the perfect father for her baby-to-be. Orlando Seale co-stars in this timely romantic comedy.
These three movies I mention above are some of the better titles available on Netflix Watch Now - really.  There are some TV shows I've watched here - I caught up on Office and Dexter using NEtflix Watch Now, but Netflix REALLY needs to upgrade their watch-now collection to make the Netflix-attached devices worth it in my opinion.  There's a few shows in there I watch using my SageTV Netflix plugin, but not enough to make me want to purchase a device for it.