Amazon Prime Now Includes Classic MGM Movies and TV Shows

In a move of brilliance, Amazon has inked a deal with MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) that will allow it to serve up tons of old MGM movies and TV shows to customers of Amazon Prime. As the streaming wars heat up, content is going to once again be king, and Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon are the keyContinue reading “Amazon Prime Now Includes Classic MGM Movies and TV Shows”

My Name Is Ricky, And I Am A Cord-Cutter

When I was a kid, my sister used to babysit for a family that didn’t have a TV in their livingroom. The parents kept the TV in a closet, and they brought it out with a DVD player periodically, and let the kids watch pre-approved shows. It boggled my mind how those kids survived. NowContinue reading “My Name Is Ricky, And I Am A Cord-Cutter”

Will Netflix Make You Choose Or Cancel?

Today, Netflix unveiled new plans that will be pushed to all customers as of September 1. Today, I pay $9.99/month and get 1 DVD home at a time with unlimited access to Netflix’s streaming library. It’s admittedly a great bargain, but the new plans are pretty radical. Effective September 1st, I have the option ofContinue reading “Will Netflix Make You Choose Or Cancel?”

Why Is Netflix So Anti-Social?

I’ve been a Netflix subscriber since September of 2008 – that’s nearly 3 years – and I’m a heavy user of the service. I actually use the streaming feature more, but I do the DVDs occasionally, as well (I’m horrible at remembering to return them). Thus far, I’ve rated over 200 movies, and I’ve spentContinue reading “Why Is Netflix So Anti-Social?”

Movie Services Are Missing The Boat

I wouldn’t say I’m a movie buff by any stretch of the imagination, but I do love watching movies, and I watch them all the time. I try to keep up with new releases and such, but it’s difficult. I’m a current Netflix subscriber, and I’ve used IMDB for years. Since I got my NexusContinue reading “Movie Services Are Missing The Boat”

Droid Doesn’t Do Video Streaming

Since getting my Nexus One, I’ve been exploring various things I can do with the phone. Some, like music, are awesome experiences. Other experiences, like phontography, kinda suck. I’ve also noticed that video streaming – trying to enjoy video content streamed over either WiFi or cellular networks, is just as bad. Sure, Android has aContinue reading “Droid Doesn’t Do Video Streaming”

My Home Theatre PC Doesn’t Know Me

When I finally purchased a big-screen TV for our house, I was thrilled to hook it up to our media center, to have large-screen access to all of our movies, music, photos, and streaming content such as Netflix. I use Windows Media Center because it’s the easiest to setup and manage, especially since every otherContinue reading “My Home Theatre PC Doesn’t Know Me”

Movie Theatres Must Innovate In 2009

I’m sure I’m not the first person to predict the demise of the traditional movie theatre, and I’m sure they won’t completely go away in the near future. However, I am seeing a big trend of consumers who are going to the movie theatre less and less, and I’m joining them. This Christmas, my dadContinue reading “Movie Theatres Must Innovate In 2009”