Unlimited Days Off

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The Best Food Movies You Can Watch For Free

Nobody captures small domestic absurdities, such as a good-natured bachelor using a tennis racket to strain spaghetti for the woman he loves, like Billy Wilder.

TV on the Internet

I paid for and enjoyed having cable television when I lived with roommates, but when I decided to live alone, keeping expenses low meant cutting the cable cord and not owning a television. I had a Netflix subscription with a two-DVDs-at-a-time plan, but even that was eventually whittled down to a $7.99 a month streaming-only subscription, supplemented with the occasional iTunes movie rental.

Want to Be a Netflix Tagger?

The Internet as Bargain Bin

In his essay “The Death of the Bargain Bin” in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, Kevin Lincoln writes about the pre-Netflix days when he’d go to a store like F.Y.E. or Tower Records and find bundles of DVDs in the bargain section—40 of them for $15—and learn about films like Robot Monster, a 1953 science fiction film about a robot alien who sets out to kill the last remaining humans on Earth in a dystopian future only to fall in love with a scientist’s daughter.

Follow the Money: Netflix and Its $100 Million ‘House of Cards’

House of Cards Against Humanity

Happy New Episodes of House of Cards Day! Okay I do not watch that show but I do love the guys behind Cards Against Humanity, and they apparently partnered (strategically) with Netflix to make a special House of Cards-themed CAH pack (sold out, but downloadable here).

How Amazon Chooses to Fund a Streaming TV Series

The Way Shows Are Made Now.

The Way We Stream Now

And if said movie isn’t on any of the streaming services, I go through the motions of either deciding on another movie to watch or paying for a streaming rental. Via David Rothschild, this site is also very helpful.

The Sharing Economy of Streaming Services (Part II)

Jenna Wortham’s column this weekend about sharing passwords for streaming services caused a tiny uproar, which the Times public editor addresses this morning.