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PostFri Jan 01, 2021 5:31 pm 
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Granted, I'm a fussy film-watcher most of the time.  But it seems lately that Netflix has really cut back on their streaming offerings - it doesn't matter what category I browse in, they seem to keep suggesting the same number of limited titles.  It's as if they're relying more on their self-produced material (some of which is quite good).  But I finally tapped out; they had nothing I was keen to watch on New Year's eve.  So I cancelled.

Going to stick with Hulu for a while; I signed up for a free month just to see how good (or bad) the re-do of "Black Narcissus" would be.  Now I'm sticking around to binge-watch "Boston Legal".  But on New Year's eve I watched an entertaining old James Bond flick.  With 2020 on the cusp of being gone, I wasn't in the mood for heavy stuff of any kind.  One thing I discovered a few years back is that the Connery era James Bond plots were more interesting; ie,  relied less on "special effects".

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PostFri Jan 01, 2021 8:12 pm 
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I've been paying for Amazon, and about a year ago began coasting on a friend's Netflix account.  After comparing them, my impression is that on average, Amazon offers moderately smarter content while Netflix leans a bit more toward empty calories.

Granted, they're plenty of exceptions either way, just a general sense on balance.

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PostFri Jan 01, 2021 8:41 pm 
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We get Kanopy for free from the Seattle library.  Quite limited selection, but enough for me.  Quality has been bad lately though and I don't think it's my internet.
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PostFri Jan 01, 2021 8:57 pm 
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neek wrote:
We get Kanopy for free from the Seattle library.  Quite limited selection, but enough for me.  Quality has been bad lately though and I don't think it's my internet.

I'm familiar w/Kanopy; some good stuff in there.  But only 6 allowed views per month.  Very inconvenient with the "how to" programs.  My biggest quality complaint with Kanopy is that the volume is consistently too low.  I don't own a TV and my main streaming device is a laptop; not always convenient to plug the old PC speakers in.

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PostFri Jan 01, 2021 10:13 pm 
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Anne Elk wrote:
Going to stick with Hulu for a while;

If you are on Hulu -- Rick and Morty season 4 was recently released -- but that may not be your cup of tea.
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PostSat Jan 02, 2021 6:57 am 
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I cancelled Netflix, then reupped to watch something, now I'm off.  I am finding entertainment for my simple mind on YouTube.  There are so many old "film noirs" to be found there.  I do pay for Britbox also, but have run through Hercule Poirot once again so I now remember who The Killer ees.

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PostSat Jan 02, 2021 8:13 am 
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For those using Kanopy, you should probably also be able to sign up for Hoopla using your library account.  10 streams a month, has music in addition to movies and TV shows.
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PostSat Jan 02, 2021 11:53 am 
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We get Kanopy for free from the Seattle library.

If you are still attached to a university (employee / faculty / student / alum), you might be able to get a larger selection of Kanopy movies. I have two Kanopy accounts - one through the Vancouver Public Library, and the other via a research university where I teach. The university has a film program, and therefore the Kanopy library of offerings is much larger.
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PostTue Jan 05, 2021 5:57 pm 
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It looks like KCLS gets Kanopy as well.  Thanks for the tip, had not known about that.
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PostWed Jan 06, 2021 7:23 pm 
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Ya'll need Plex and PassThePopcorn.me
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PostThu Jan 07, 2021 7:33 am 
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zimmertr wrote:
Ya'll need Plex and PassThePopcorn.me

No, thanks.  I prefer not to steal content.
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