Programming notes and other miscellany
All right, first, if you haven’t been here recently, you may be noticing the new color scheme. You complained loud enough for long enough, so I finally figured out how to change the layout to a more retina-friendly look. You’re welcome.
Second, there’s a new item in the sidebar called “In Theaters Now”. My friend R suggested that I add a permanent feature that would make it easy to find the monthly movie previews since they break down what is coming out in theaters weekend by weekend and apparently not everyone memorizes the release slate a year in advance. So now you can find a quick link to the movie previews on the sidebar. As new previews post, they’ll be added. You get the idea.
Next up—May is a bad month. The Cannes Film Festival starts today and I’ll be writing more for LaineyGossip over the next couple weeks, filling in a bit as Lainey traipses around Cannes covering the festival for eTalk (follow her Twitter for jealousy-inducing updates from the Riviera). Following on the heels of Cannes, I leave for a long business trip that takes me through to the end of the month. So content on Cinesnark will be spotty, if not non-existent this month. Sorry?
And finally, I’d like to try something new. I spend a lot of time here giving my opinion on movies, and you all are nice enough to read them, but it’s a pretty one-sided exchange. I offer up an example of my taste, my likes and dislikes, and you agree or disagree and then that’s kind of it. There’s no reciprocity. So in the spirit of exchange, I’m introducing the Netflix Instant Share. Here’s the deal: You can suggest any title available on Netflix Instant and I will watch it and review it.
Seriously, anything goes. Any genre, any era, foreign films, documentaries, miniseries, anything. The only thing I won’t watch are TV shows. TV is my escape from movies and unless I love something so much I think everyone else should love it, too, I tend to keep TV to myself. So TV shows are out but anything else—absolutely anything—is fair game as long as I can pull it off Netflix Instant. And why do this? It’s the only way I can think of to get to know you guys, what you’re into and what kind of content you may want to see in future. I’m not a selfish film blogger. I can make it about you, too.
So leave your suggestions in the comments below or tweet me with something you think I should see. Or you know, come up with the most torturously awful movie you can think of and see if you can break me. (You can’t break me. I have seen Meet the Feebles. SEVERAL TIMES.) I’ll post my first reaction to Netflix Instant Share in June when I resume my semi-regularly, almost-timely blogging duties.