The Zip.ca Roulette Wheel

Since November, when one of our two local video stores closed (ahh, the vagaries of living in a town of 1500 people), we’ve subscribed to Zip.ca, A Canadian answer to Netflix.
Cost-wise, it works out to be a little cheaper than renting from a video store. And, you can usually keep a fairly steady flow of movies coming and going.
But the best part of Zip’s service is the randomness of the titles that arrive. You can specify two titles at a time for “ASAP” delivery, but the rest come from your list of titles. Frances and I spent an evening going through and playing our own version of six degrees of separation, picking over 200 titles to put on the list. And they include movies that are everything from “I really should see this, but haven’t bothered yet” titles, to “The terrible movie that I can’t resist renting” titles. Zip has removed the barrier for renting ridiculous nostalgia titles like Summer Rental — just for the hell of it.
Here’s what we’ve seen since November. Notice the prediliction towards Buffy. Man, I wish we’d watched the show when it was running — we both love it now:
Shark Tale
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 2 Disc 3
Shaun of the Dead
Matchstick Men
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 2 Disc 2
Project Greenlight’s Stolen Summer
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 2 Disc 1
The Day After Tomorrow
Scooby-Doo
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 1 Disc 3
The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplettes de Belleville)
Shrek (Full Frame)
Escape From New York: Special Edition
61*
Stuck On You
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 1 Disc 2
Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 1 Disc 1
Mona Lisa Smile
Stuck On You
Anger Management
Clifford’s Really Big Movie
Something’s Gotta Give
The Cooler
Arthur’s Snow Day
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
Pieces Of April
Clifford: Clifford Saves The Day!
Max & Ruby’s Christmas
Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-lot
Honeymoon In Vegas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Aladdin
V: The Final Battle Disc 1
Bulletproof Monk
Memphis Belle
Super Size Me
Hellboy
The Man With One Red Shoe
The Incredible Adventures Of Wallace & Gromit

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