Oct 20, 2007

Netflix killed the cinema star

The wife and I thought about going to see Michael Clayton this weekend, but ultimately skipped it. "Netflix queue," we invariably say in such circumstances.

A theater trip to see a movie like Michael Clayton costs about five times a standard Netflix rental fee. That, more than a film's politics, or morality, or star quality, or special effects, or the theater experience, or any other metric of movie worth, is why box office receipts will continue their decline.

Life's short. Clooney can wait.

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