Narked Video

I mentioned the new VOD system on Continental 757s before I left, and I got another chance to have a go on it on the return trip. It was an even more surreal experience second time around. This time it only crashed once (requiring about ten minutes for a reboot), and when it did crash I was only a few minutes into the start of a film, so could recover fairly easily. But this time the choice of movies was even more odd and arbitrary. So odd that I took the effort to write them down. The 19 (what, 19? Surely that is too many for any human to contemplate?) film choices were:
  1. Bachelor Mother (1939)
  2. Bottle Shock (2008)
  3. Fred Claus (2007)
  4. Ghost Town (2008)
  5. Happy Feet (2006)
  6. Ocean's Eleven (1960)
  7. The House Bunny (2008)
  8. The Mummy 3: Dragon Emperor (2008)
  9. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 (2008)
  10. The Women (2008)
  11. Austin Powers 3 (2002)
  12. Bullitt (1968)
  13. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  14. It's a wonderful life (1946)
  15. Philadelphia (1993)
  16. Rebel without a cause (1955)
  17. Spiderman (2002)
  18. Spiderman 2 (2004)
  19. Walk the line (2005)
It's hard to put a finger on, but there's something truly odd about this list. It's a balance of recent dreck, mediocre movies and some older movies. But whose idea was it to put "Rebel without a cause" on the list? Why begin the list with a nearly 70 year old rom-com that no-one's ever heard of? I found the whole experience quite odd and baffling.

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