Day 7: I Sell the Dead (2008)


Don’t ask me how I found the film I Sell the Dead. Maybe my Ron Perlman indicator script went off, thus adding all of his films to my queue. Or, I could have been on grave robbing movie kick after I read the book Stiff. All I know is that it popped up in my queue and somehow made its way to the top. That leads me to today’s review.


I Sell the Dead stars Dominic Monaghan as Arthur, an 18th Century grave robber awaiting execution for his crimes. Ron Perlman costars as a priest who encourages Arthur to confess. As he recounts his past, Arthur explains that he not only had encounters with the dead, but the undead as well. He and his partner also had run-ins with a rival grave robbing gang with even more unscrupulous ethics. Thus, I have explained the entire film in four sentences.


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Day 4: TIMER (2009)

I have a confession. I added something else to my watch instantly queue yesterday. The billboards for Pillars of the Earth tantalized me. I read the book about a year ago, and enjoyed it. Naturally, when I found out it would be a Starz mini series (and therefore most likely available on watch instantly), I kept my eyes peeled. Sure enough, it appeared on my “New to Netflix” list and I added it. So, I am back up to 203 on my instant queue. Hey, I didn’t say I would stop adding titles—more space on my queue was the inspiration for this blog in the first place. 😉


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Day 1: Sweet Land (2005)

So, today was my first day if the Netflix challenge. Welcome back, me!


I woke up today with the intention of watching disc 1 of the Life in Cold Blood series—the only DVD I currently have at home from Netflix. Usually, I am all about watching a butt-kicking documentary, and one about reptiles seemed like it would be right up my alley. However, today I felt like watching a movie.


Loading up my queue page from Netflix, I gazed longingly at Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, but it is not expected to arrive until tomorrow. Doh. I switched over to my watch instantly queue. According to Netflix, I currently have 204 films available in this queue. I scrolled through the page a couple of times, trying to narrow my choices to a few films. A couple of documentaries almost made their way to my watch instantly player today, but the film that finally won out was the indie film, Sweet Land.


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