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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

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    Your late fees are waived: Blockbuster closes - CNN.com

    In the article there is a link to a 2008 Onion clip which makes fun of how people used to rent movies.
    But Netflix and Hulu have absolutely no new releases in their New Release section. Seriously Netflix still lists Dredd as a new release.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Services like Netflix have spoiled you. Before instant streaming we were paying for service and watching ads anyway.
    Not at all I just expect not have to watch an ad every-time I fast forward 3 minutes when Im paying for a service.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Not at all I just expect not have to watch an ad every-time I fast forward 3 minutes when Im paying for a service.
    Were you not paying for your service before?

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    But Netflix and Hulu have absolutely no new releases in their New Release section. Seriously Netflix still lists Dredd as a new release.
    Well, Hulu is always coming out with the latest tv shows, but yeah, Netflix's new release schedule is awful.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Going to BB had a certain mystique to it. I would start on one wall of new releases and finish at the other side. Sometimes it was frustrating because there were 20 dvd covers but no rentals behind them, so plan B was to wait by the returns and bug the clerk to check the pile for you which sometimes worked. Plan C was to comb the middle rows and settle for a foreign movie or staples like the Pianist or the Fugitive IMO. Don't forget to look at the board for the new release dates and plan to get there early.

    I tried Redbox but the selection sucks, now I use XBMC and watch movies while there still in the theaters but they may be dubbed in Korean or Chinese, buts its free though.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    Going to BB had a certain mystique to it. I would start on one wall of new releases and finish at the other side. Sometimes it was frustrating because there were 20 dvd covers but no rentals behind them, so plan B was to wait by the returns and bug the clerk to check the pile for you which sometimes worked. Plan C was to comb the middle rows and settle for a foreign movie or staples like the Pianist or the Fugitive IMO. Don't forget to look at the board for the new release dates and plan to get there early.

    I tried Redbox but the selection sucks, now I use XBMC and watch movies while there still in the theaters but they may be dubbed in Korean or Chinese, buts its free though.
    I love The Pianist. Can never go wrong with that movie. Another thing you don't get with Redbox/Netflix - I used to have people come in all the time, asking me to pick out a good movie for them, or "What did you think about this movie?"

    I would always tell them the truth. I got in trouble for it once or twice, but I never stopped. The customers knew that they could trust me, though, to not steer them wrong. I would never lie to someone and tell them a sucky movie was good, just to make a few bucks.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, Hulu is always coming out with the latest tv shows, but yeah, Netflix's new release schedule is awful.
    Netflix still don't have Braking Bad past Season 6 Episode 1, and Hulu doesn't have it at all.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Netflix still don't have Braking Bad past Season 6 Episode 1, and Hulu doesn't have it at all.
    I said it near the beginning of this thread: each of those services alone are terrible.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I said it near the beginning of this thread: each of those services alone are terrible.
    Collectively, they're still terrible.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Can't help but laugh at all the comments of blockbuster being obsolete but not holding netflix to the same standard. Ever heard of torrents?

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