Saturday, October 31, 2015

Expired Titles: October 2015

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There will be no further updates to the October Expirations post.

Last update: November 1, 2015

Dates are the last day to watch, so they will be one day earlier than the "Available Until" date given by Netflix.

Note: Bolded titles indicate critic approval of a least 75% on Rotten Tomatoes - with at least 30 critic reviews - AND an audience score in the "Liked It" range.

October 1
Meet the Fokkens (2011)

October 2
Goodbye First Love (2011)

October 3
Ballplayer: Pelotero (2011)
Saving Winston (2011)
Theeya Velai Seyyanum Kumaru (2013)
Wolverine and the X-Men (2009)

October 5
A Secret, aka Un Secret (2007)
A Woman in Berlin (2008)
Cherry Blossoms (2008)
Downloading Nancy (2008) 
Drool (2009) 
The Edge of Heaven (2007) 
How About You (2007) 
John Rabe (2009)
Peter and Vandy (2009) 
Qué pena tu familia (2012) 
Spring Fever (2009)
Yossi & Jagger (2002) 

October 6
Action Replayy (2010)
Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure (2013)
Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games (2014)

October 7
The Painting (2011)
The Rabbi's Cat (2011)
Snoop Dogg Presents The Bad Girls of Comedy (2012)
Sons of Perdition (2010)
Three Worlds (2012)
Willie Barcena: I Gotta Be Honest (2012)

October 8
Changing Hearts (2012)
Crank (2006)
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
How to Make a Book with Steidl (2010)
In Another Country (2012)
Insidious Chapter 2 (2013)
Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012)

October 9
Lalaloopsy Girls: Welcome to L.A.L.A. Prep School (2014)
Self Storage (2013)

October 10 
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)
The Brandon Teena Story (1998)
I, Me aur Main (2013)

October 11
ATM (2012)
Bratz Kidz: Fairy Tales (2007)

October 12
Dangerous Liaisons (2012)
The Thieves (2012)

October 13
The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure (2012)
Before the Rains (2007)

October 14
A Sea Change (2009)
As It Is in Heaven (2004)   our reviews / info  
Bhairayi (1996)
Chocolate Sundaes Presents: Live on Sunset Strip! (2008)
Chocolate Sundaes Presents: Live on Sunset Strip!: Vol. 2, aka
Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show: Live on Sunset Strip! (2010)
Death by China (2012)
Dirty Wars (2013)   our reviews / info 
Do Rahain (1997)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
Gudia (1997)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)   our reviews / info
The House of the Devil (2009)   our reviews / info
Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012)
Maniac (2012)
One Day on Earth (2012)
Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra Live (2011)
Vile (2011)
Wild Animal Baby Explorers (2010)
Zaytoun (2012)

October 15
Brüno (2009)
Chico and Rita (2010)   our reviews / info
The Family (2013)

October 16
Eurotrapped, aka AmeriQua (2013)

October 17
Makkhi, aka Eega (2012)
The Woman in the Fifth (2011)

October 19
Addicted to Fame (2012)
DTLA (2012)
Freelancers (2012)

October 20
Chashme Buddoor, aka Chashme Baddoor (2013)
Old Goats (2010)

October 21
Addicted to Plastic (2008)
The Haunting of Amelia, aka The Other Side of the Tracks (2008)
Leave It on the Floor (2011)
Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Rebirth: New Orleans (2013)

October 22
American Brawler (2013)
Chennai Express (2013)
Don Jon (2013)

October 23
Call Me Kuchu (2012)

October 24
Nanny 911 (2006)

October 25
Bratz: Genie Magic (2006)
Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland (2012)
Todd Glass: "Todd Glass Stand-Up Special" (2012)
Tom Rhodes: Light, Sweet, Crude (2012)

October 26
Alexandria, aka Alexandria: The Greatest City (2010)

October 27
Body of War (2007)
Eight Miles High (2007)
Metallica Through the Never (2013)

October 28
America's Sweethearts (2001)
SoLa, aka SoLa: Louisiana Water Stories (2010)

October 29
Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (2011)
Koala Kid, aka Outback (2012)
Life in Our Universe (2013)
Mission to Murder Hitler (2010)  
Polisse (2011)
The Revisionaries (2012)
Understanding the World's Greatest Structures (2011)

October 30
The American Scream (2012)
Dirty Deeds (2005)

October 31
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Alias Ruby Blade (2012)
America in Primetime (2011)
As Tears Go By (1998)
Balto 3: Wings of Change, aka Balto III: Wings of Change (2004)
Batman and Robin (1997)
Best Kept Secret (2013)
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Billy Madison (1995)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
The Boys from Brazil (1978)   our reviews / info
Changing Lanes (2002)
Christmas with a Capital C (2011)
Cleopatra (1963)   our reviews / info
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Contradictions of the Heart (2009)
The Core (2003)
Crossroads (2002)
Days of Being Wild (1990)
Death Warrant (1990)
Defiant Requiem (2012)
Entity (2012)
Fargo (1996)   our reviews / info
Fela Kuti: Music Is the Weapon (1982)
Funny Games (1997)
Half the Sky (2012)
Hero and the Terror (1988)
Hook (1991)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)   our reviews / info 
How to Steal a Million (1966)
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
The Last Waltz (1978)
Lunopolis (2009)
Move Over, Darling (1963)
Norman (2010)
Old Joy (2006)
Pajanimals (2010)
The Piano Teacher (2001)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) 
Rudy (1993)
Saw (2004)
Saw II (2005)
Saw III (2006)
Saw IV (2007)
Saw V (2008)
Scream (1996)
Sin Reaper (2012)
Soul Plane (2004)
Stand By Me (1986)   our reviews / info 
Taking Lives (2004)
Three Kings (1999)
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)   our reviews / info
Twixt (2011)
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, aka Meet the Browns (2008) 
Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears (2008)
Vincent Wants to Sea (2010)
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Where I Am (2013)
Year of the Dog (2007)
Your Inner Fish (2014)

Note: The following 2 titles were scheduled to expire as of Nov. 1, per the Netflix press release on Oct. 21. They are still streaming.

Bali: Season 1 (2006)   Renewed
Secrets of Mary Magdalene (2006)   Renewed

Please sumit any comments to the most current post.

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  2. Carol, thank you for taking this on. It is a fitting tribute to David.

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  3. Thank you so much, Carol!

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  4. Hi Carol.
    This is great. Thanks so much for doing it, and I hope it's not temporary.

    I've no complaint at all about the way you've formatted the blog. By the way, from the home page I clicked to the comments page and then bookmarked that page on my iPad. Now I click on the bookmark and get right to the page with your list and the comments. Saves a click.

    I've no new cancellations to add, but there's an addition of note. Netflix is now streaming all four seasons of the French/BBC TV coproduction Spiral. The fifth season is now being broadcast in those two countries. From what I've heard, this is the first nonEnglish language show the Beeb has financed.

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    1. Love the Reply button. This template is an improvement on David's in that regard.

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    2. Hah. You might recall that this was my original comments format, but too many people couldn't leave any comments at all due to another Blogger glitch, so I had to find another, less useful, format. Glad to see the reply function back, though--nice going, Carol. I just hope you don't run into the same problem I did.

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  6. Linklisa, Wellesley72, Pox Voldius, CanandaiguaNY, and will g - it's so nice to see you all here. Thanks for your encouragement. I am not the expert blogmaster that David is, so I have some trepidation about serving you all well. But I will do my best, and with your help, I think we might weather this transition with minimal pain.

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    1. I'm sure you'll do just fine, Carol. You're off to a great start!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by with words of encouragement, David. It means a lot. I know everyone is missing you and the trusty What's on Netflix Now? blog, but I'm hoping we can muddle through, and gain some traction here to provide at least some of the comfort we all felt in your steady hands. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. Come by anytime for any reason.

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    3. Thanks, Carol. I'll certainly be checking in--at least until I cancel my Netflix subscription. ;-) And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out via my email address.

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    4. Thanks David, that's a comforting offer. You can be pretty sure you'll be hearing from me in the near future. I'm still figuring out what I need most crucially, short of a Vulcan mind meld : )

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  7. Greetings,
    I thought it might be helpful to have some indication of movies/shows that are a cut above average, to help us decide how to best use our viewing time before expiration. I made a note explaining how I'm distinguishing these at the top of the page, just before the List starts. So far I've only done this for October 5 titles, but I'll get through the rest today, and all such titles will show up tomorrow.

    Comments, suggestions, ideas, complaints about this are welcome, of course.

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    1. Looks great! If you want to narrow it down more you could add the IMDb rating after every movie title. For example, using the last two titles mentioned:

      10/14 Maniac (2012) - 6.1/10
      10/16 Eurotrapped (2013) - 4.2/10

      You can see Maniac is almost 2 points ahead of Eurotrapped and is probably the better movie. Seems accurate to me since I gave Maniac 3 out of 5 stars on Netflix and Eurotrapped looks like a 1 or 2 star movie.

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  8. @Jordan. I like Carol's approach to the bolder titles since it contains elements of what audiences and critics both liked. The IMDb rating only shows what viewers liked; it is missing the Metacritic scores showing what reviewers thought of it. For example, one of today's new titles, A Sinner in Mecca, shows a 2.5 score on IMBd but a 68 Metacritic score, including a 100 from the NYT. I was a bit puzzled by the discrepancy until I saw that there were less than 250 reviews. David's approach was more personal--he highlighted the movies he liked. I'm not recommending that approach here, but I don't think we need to burden Carole with looking at two sites.

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    1. I looked on IMDb for A Sinner in Mecca reviews and couldn't find any but there was a comment on the message board that "this movie is full of lies". I imagine a movie about a gay Muslim illegally filming a pilgrimage to Mecca is going to be very controversial which probably explains the low rating. If you look at the ratings for the October 5 expirations, 6.9 seems to be the cutoff for the critically approved movies but I suppose there will always be exceptions. Maybe we can suggest contributors add the IMDb rating as well as the year so Carol isn't stuck with all the work. I don't mind including them since I'm usually looking up the expiring movies to read about them anyway.

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  9. Jordan and Wellesley72, thanks for your feedback. You both make good points. So that everyone can see what the list would look like with the IMDb scores, I added them to the Oct. 5 list.

    I tend to not put a lot of stock in the IMDb scores, for the reasons Wellesley72 mentions, but looking at the list, it does kind of help to compare the choices.

    The problem with any kind of recommendation is that preference varies widely from one individual to the next. While it can help to have a heads up to check out a particular title, I think it's important for each of us to take a more thorough look before investing our viewing time.

    What do the rest of you think?

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    1. My only concern is the extra amount of work it's going to give you, Carol. If you have the time and energy for it, that's great. Also, keep in mind that the Flix Plus app in Chrome gives you both those ratings as soon as you pull up a title in Netflix, so that might be a good shortcut for you (and for everyone else, really).

      As Wellesley72 said, I did take a more personal approach, but for me that was part of the point. Here, that's probably not the way to go. It's fun to see these attempts at innovation, though. I'm sure you'll come up with a manageable, dependable system of your own, but just remember: No matter what it is, there will always be someone who doesn't like it! ;-)

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    2. Carol, I like your combined rating. Go with it as long as you want to do the work. It'll be harder when Netflix is chopping 600+ titles at a time.

      I've been putting in the Netflix star rating when I post an expiration, just because I can grab it, the title, date and Netflix blurb with one cut and paste. This rating comes from user reviews and has the same defect Wellesley72 noted for IMDb ratings. But the critics can get a movie wrong too. As long as we know where the rating came from, it's caveat emptor; we can take the rating for what it's worth.

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    3. If you make a blog post or page where we can all post personal recommendations, I have a list of which winners & nominees for the Oscar for Best Picture are currently streaming on Netflix that I could contribute.

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    4. Pox Voldius, somehow I skipped over your comment yesterday. Dang!

      That would be a great contribution. I hope to have that page up no later than the end of the week. Thanks!

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  10. I don't have a lot of confidence about the Netflix star ratings because I don't know whether they are based on 1000 ratings or just on one. On the IMDb, I would not list a rating in which there have been fewer than 500 comments (which was the case for the film I mentioned), although I think getting less than 500 comments on a really good film is going to be extremely rare.

    Carole, I like your idea of having a separate page with movie or TV recommendations from viewers of the blog. I thought that Spiral was one of the best made series I have ever seen, a lot like a French version of The Shield but darker and with a lot of different plot lines. There are other programs I would be happy to recommend, and I am sure other readers would as well. These recommendations could run a line or two or those of us who always wanted to be movie critics could write several (long) paragraphs.

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    1. And a reminder: The Netflix star rating is tailored to how many stars Netflix thinks *you* will give a particular title. Annoyingly, it's not an average of all users' opinions. For comparison, check out the number of stars a movie is given in your queue vs. how many it gets over at Instantwatcher (which also, BTW, lists Rotten Tomato scores). Yet another brilliant "improvement" from Netflix's design wizards...

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    2. The suggested Netflix star rating in red is personalized for everyone which is why I didn't include it. Even the average rating seems inflated and isn't visible in the new format anyway.

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    3. Netflix gives both an "our best guess for you: 4.2 stars" and an "Average of 146307 ratings: 3.5 stars" (from Tha Edge of Heaven, which I just watched). Unfortunately, this is no longer available from the streaming queue; I can still see it from the DVD queue. Nonetheless, I still think Carol's use of RT ratings is best.

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    4. I have put a lot of time into rating movies on Netflix so that their guesses of ratings for me will be based on data that reflects my own tastes. I have no interest in what their average ratings are. And given the titles that Netflix promotes and suggests, I don't trust their other ratings. I do put more trust in the reviews on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, and will often look up promising titles in IMDb when there are too many choices. The substance of the reviews sways me more than the numbers, especially when they have low ratings from critics I can tell I disagree with.

      If Carol wants to highlight movies with critical and audience approval, and has time and energy to keep up with it (or others to pitch in and help), I don't have any objections. But I don't think we should expect all contributors to look up ratings, or even hope for uniformity in what ratings we might be asked to submit. (If one or more contributors want to support Carol by looking up ratings for the list at the top, is there a way to do that behind the scenes?) Keeping straight that our dates are one day before those posted by Netflix seems like enough to explain or try to control. Even getting people to list the years is asking for another step, fairly simple but not one I always make time for if I'm posting some titles before getting out the door.

      I think it's a lot cleaner for the expirations page submissions to be kept to a simple minimum, including years to the extent possible, but without ratings or other details. But I recognize my preference is based on my own habit of reading all the comments, and liking to scan quickly through lists of titles. Now that the top of the page is updated daily, I'm not sure it's quite as important to keep the comments as easy to scroll through.

      I'm sure some of us miss more aspects of David's blog than what's expiring, so having a different page for recommendations is both a way to provide a bit of that, and a good outlet for any personal enthusiasms. From what I've seen, it seems easier to keep up community conversations on pages with distinct purposes, where comments can stay more or less on topic.

      Thanks to everyone who contributes and cares about keeping this going!

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    5. Wellesley72 - In scanning through comments to make sure I haven't overlooked any, I found your review of Spiral here. I feel like a dork, 'cause I missed it before, when I went through to find all review comments for the recommendations page. It's there now. Thanks so much, and I apologize.

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  11. I'm looking at allflix.net which purports to show Netflix ratings on streaming content. Just looking at the most recent releases, the ratings bear no relationship to the ratings on My List. What is really weird is that some of the Netflix ratings are shown as 2.9 or 3.4. I can't show a rating that isn't a whole star or a multiple. It looks like Netflix may be releasing average ratings based on what they think their aggregated audience might rate a show or movie or they are showing an average of what viewers actually rate the content. In any event, as David has said, it bears no relation to the rating that we may see individually so I don't think the rating I see in My List or the rating on allflix.net has much value. Just as an aside, if I were Netflix I would be embarrassed to stream content that had an overall rating of under 3, because ratings of 1 or 2 mean that viewers were not happy with the content. I am happy with the Rotten Tomatoes rating, which also appear on the Instantwatcher app on my iPad. If someone wants to add the IMDb rating and Carol or someone else is willing to add the IMDb rating, that's OK by me although we didn't have ratings in David's blog. When I add a title to my list, I generally look at the viewer reviews and critic reviews (if it's from a publication I have heard of). Many of the lesser known movies go straight to DVD, and I am generally skeptical of reviews by "critics". While I look at the overall viewer ranking, I generally read at least one viewer review on the low and high ends of the scale. Then there are films like The Canyons with Lindsay Lohan (which used to be in the adult section on the Showtime app) where the IMDb viewer ratings go from 1 to 2. I expect that Jailbait got better ratings

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  12. Thank you all so much for your wise and thoughtful comments. I have been pondering them. Thanks, too, for bearing with me through these initial growing pains. Ideally, I would have put a lot of thought into design, format, content, etc., before publishing anything, but it all happened kind of off the cuff.

    Here’s where the ponderings have taken me:

    I’m going to stick with the bold for titles that meet the RT criteria, and leave it at that. My intent with this was simply to provide another small clue in the what-shall-I-watch mystery. As you all know:
    > A highly praised movie doesn’t mean it will be your cup of tea.
    > There are many good films that, for whatever reason, don’t quite meet the criteria being used.
    > Even a movie that isn’t very popular might be just the ticket for you.

    Another thing to keep in mind, is that such titles are probably more likely to be at your local library, so you might be able to move them to that list, instead of having to watch them under pressure.

    All titles on the Master List have been researched, with twelve meeting the criteria. Unfortunately, six of those are today.

    Regarding the practicality of this idea should there be another July- or September-like purge, I’m currently in denial about that. I’ll jump off that bridge when we come to it.

    As far as including IMDb or other ratings when we submit our lists of expiring movies, I’m 100% with Linklisa. If anyone WANTS to do this, I don’t see the harm, as long as your list isn’t so unwieldy that it might slow down readers who are trying to update quickly.

    However, I think the format guidelines established on David’s blog get the job done without being complicated. I will post these guidelines in the body of the blog in the upcoming days, so they’ll be here for newcomers (I hope there’ll be newcomers), and as a reminder for us all.

    Linklisa, I hope it’s alright if I borrow some or all of what you wrote about these in a comment on David’s blog. And don’t worry if you don’t always have time to write the year. I wouldn’t want to have to look up all of these all the time, but in small doses, it’s not a big deal.

    The most important thing for me is the Last Day to Watch date. If anyone finds that to be too much trouble, please be sure to specify each time that your dates are the Netflix “Available Until” dates. I don’t mind converting them, as long as I know.

    I will also make a Recommendations Page. I’d love to hear from all of you about what you liked - or didn’t like - about expiring, new, or existing titles.

    Starting tomorrow, I will put newly added titles in Red

    And lastly, you may notice a few titles have an “aka.” These are titles that I had a hard time finding in Rotten Tomatoes and/or IMDb. If you want to research them, you’ll have better luck with the aka title.

    Whew! And thank you all again.

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    1. Carol, it's fine to borrow from me. Crediting where it came from is a good practice.

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  13. P.S. Just to clarify, when I said I will put newly added titles in Red, I meant titles that are newly added to the expiring list. I'm sure you all got that, but when I re-read it, it was a little confusing.

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    1. That makes sense. And will they just be in red until the next day's update?

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    2. I'm open to suggestions. Every method I can think of has a downside. If I leave it red for only a day, what about people who don't check every day? If I leave it up for longer, then people who do check every day have to look at titles they've already seen. I even thought about different colors for every day of the week, but I think that would be confusing, and get in the way of the simplicity of the list. I was thinking of leaving the red up for a few days, but not sure what the optimal number of days would be. Any ideas?

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    3. Maybe update the list once a week? Like every Sunday add the new updates. I'm not sure how long David left them red but it was at least several days.

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    4. How about: "This week's newly added titles listed in red," and you could make it a Monday to Sunday thing? Or specify a date range? Just an idea.

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    5. Jordan: Looks like we're on the same page. (Crossed comments!)

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    6. That works for me. Thanks, guys!

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  14. Hey Carol,
    thanks for taking this over, I have been lurking the past few days. Although possibly slightly confusing, I like the idea of different colors for different days of the week. You could post on the side which color corresponds to each day. Assuming that primary and secondary colors are available to you, in order they would be:
    Red = Sunday
    Yellow = Monday
    Blue = Tuesday
    Green = Wednesday
    Orange = Thursday
    Purple = Friday
    Pink(?) = Saturday
    vary it if you see fit.
    Making the previous week's entry black as you proceed through the next week would leave recent entries up for 7 days.
    Anyone looking at the list less frequently would likely need to go through them all anyway.

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    1. Hi Eric, so good to hear from you. Well, now you've got me thinking about this idea again. Maybe I'll conduct an experiment this week, if everyone is willing.

      Here's another idea I'll throw out there: I could stick with the red, and use italics for the "new today" titles, and then take the italics off, but leave them red for the week. This would help the daily people, but not punish the once-or-twice-a-weekers. I really don't mind doing these kinds of things. I actually enjoy tedium, and I have the time. But we'll need new expiring titles! Not sure what to wish for, here. :- )

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  15. Meg here ... Carol I think your last idea (red and italics) will work just fine. I had thought as well about colors to differentiate, but that will take time and we may all go cross eyed. Red stands out and italics makes an easy differentiation. I add my thanks to DS (and his wonderful site), and all who contributed to Dave's site, as well as Carol for picking up the torch and carrying it on, and all who are migrating to this blog!

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    1. I agree with this, and love the spirit of Carol's statement: "This would help the daily people, but not punish the once-or-twice-a-weekers."

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  16. If you have different titles expiring on different days, why do you need color-coding at all? No one else shows expiration dates by color. Since we all should have access to calendars, this exercise sounds like a lot of effort for not much of a return. (Please note that this comment is coming from a color-blind person who already thinks all of the crossed-out titles on your list are in red.)

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  17. There haven't been any title submissions today, but lots of good feedback - thanks. When titles are sparse, maybe the red/italic method would be the most helpful, and wouldn't require anyone to check the color code. If there comes a time when we're getting several titles a day, and people wish there was a better way to keep track of daily submissions, we might revisit the rainbow idea. I'm going to save your color code list, Eric. In thinking about how the "rainbow" would work, the biggest drawback would be that it would require me to stay on top of what day of the week it is. That could be dangerous.

    I realize we're spending a lot of time on these kinds of ideas, and I apologize to anyone who finds it tedious. Once we get everything optimally useful, things will settle down. While I'm happy to maintain The List, and set up the blog so it meets our needs, I don't consider this MY blog. I think of it as OUR blog, because you are the ones doing the work that is the whole point of a blog about expiring titles. A collaborative effort means that everyone's ideas need to be considered, and since we're still in setting-up mode, there are lots of aspects to think about.

    Ideally, I'd like home-page comments to stick to submissions of expiring titles, and have one or more pages for other kinds of content/comments. We'll get there, I promise, but for now, I think we're doing fine, and I can't begin to express how highly I think of all of you. I credit David for doing such a great job, he attracted the likes of you guys, and am humbled that you're giving this little offshoot a chance.

    Well, time to sign off. A Woman in Berlin isn't going to watch itself.

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  19. last day available 10/15:
    The Family (2013)

    last day available 10/31:
    Days of Being Wild (1990)
    Fargo (1996)
    Funny Games (1997) - the original German-language version
    The Piano Teacher (2001)
    Stand by Me (1986)
    Three Kings (1999)
    Twixt (2011)

    Hi, I'm one of the anonymous posters from the previous site; I'll use this site now. I like what you've done with it, I like the format. It looks like we need more contributors, though (where's Brian's big list?). We need more people to put their streaming titles in a DVD queue where they can scroll over and get four weeks notice (instead of one week's notice) when titles are expiring from the streaming site. I could proceed at this moment to comment on how utterly ridiculous that process is, but I think it goes without saying.

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    1. Thanks for the titles, Anonymous. One of my goals is to track down as many sources as I can so that we have the most notice possible for as many expiring titles as possible. Hopefully we can duplicate some of those that readers of David's blog contributed, but for whatever reason have decided not to continue.

      I'm never sure how many different Anonymouses are here, but I'm so glad each one of you is.

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    2. Clarification: The Family (2013) listed in Anonymous's comment is not in red on the list, because it was already there. No worries, Anonymous, that 's going to happen now and then.

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  21. "The Wedding Singer" was only added on 10/1 and it's already expiring. What's up with that?

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    1. Maybe they're testing the theory that people who care what's expiring don't care about Adam Sandler? ;-p

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  22. Hi Brian - gosh, it's nice to see you here. You've been missed, and not just by me.
    Thanks for the additions, and also the comment on the recommendations page.
    If you have any suggestions/comments about this new, still in development blog, please feel free to let me know via the Discussions page. Looking forward to seeing more of you.

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  23. This is fantasticangel for some reason I can't post under my livejournal name. It just shows the are you a robot thing for a second but it disappears before I can click it and goes back to where I have to hit publish again.

    Anyway here is my first contribution to the new site. Great job, Carol. The site looks good:)

    10/20 Chashme Buddoor (2013)

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    1. Thank you fantasticangel. I was hoping you were out there. Your Epix/Netflix list in Sept. shot you straight to the top of my heroine of the month list. Gosh, that was helpful.

      I'll check into the posting issue, but give me a day or so, 'cause I don't understand much about that.

      Maybe someone else knows what's going on? If yes, is there something I need to do to make sure everyone can sign in the way they did at David's site?

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    2. Hi fantasticangel! Great to see you here. It does look like LiveJournal is an option under "Reply as". You could always search Blogspot's help files or user forums to see if someone else has a solution.

      For those who are "Anonymous" in these comments but want to step forward as individuals, there's an option short of linking to another personal site. Under "Reply as" I use "Name/URL". I don't enter a URL, and don't have the option to edit my own posts after they're published. But it does give me a unique identifier. This is a welcome option for any of us who want to be somewhat anonymous, but do want some continuity in our contributions to this blog community.

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    3. Carol, I've been here every day but every time I have something to post it's already on here. Everybody's so quick :)

      Linklisa, I tried using the reply as with the livejournal option, I just couldn't get it to work. But thanks for the tip to use the Name/URL. If I can't get the LJ option to work, I will just try that.... and LJ didn't work again. I guess I'll try the Name.

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    4. Hi fantasticangel - I got a livejournal acct so I could test trying to comment with that option. There wasn't any problem - the robot check waited for me, and all went as I would expect. I didn't have the option to delete after the comment was published; not sure if you had that option before. I was not signed on to Blogger, so it shouldn't have given me "special treatment." There WAS a livejournal pop-up window that said Blogger wanted me to verify who I was, but that only came up the first time.

      In summation, I have no idea what's going on. Not sure if your troubles are at livejournal end or Blogger end. You might want to try a few more times to see if exactly the same thing happens, and if it does, maybe submit a support request at LJ? If it turns out we have to do something at this end, let me know.

      BTW, I used blog administrator privilege to delete my test comments - that's why they're not here.

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  24. Carol, thank you for this wonderful site! You're doing a great job!

    10/29
    Koala Kid (2012)

    10/31
    Christmas with a Capital C (2011)
    Hero and the Terror (1988)
    Move Over, Darling (1963)
    Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (2008)

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    1. Thanks, Kristina. I'm having fun trying to build the best possible blog for us, and I'm really happy to be working with all of you. So far, I think we're shaping up as a pretty darn good team!

      Thanks, too, for the great titles. You saved us from having another No-Additional-Titles day. Not that that's a bad thing, but if they're going to expire, I'd rather we know about them.

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  25. 11.04
    Veronica [aka 'Once Upon a Time Veronica'] (2014, according to Netflix / 2012, actually)

    11.05
    Trishna (2011, Michael Winterbottom)

    11.11
    Let's Make Money (2008, documentary)

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    1. Super! I was able to get these titles on the list before 6 a.m.

      Thanks for the heads-up about the aka and date discrepancy. I used 2012 because that is what is on Netflix. Rotten Tomatoes (where it's listed as Once Upon a Time Veronica, with a date of 2014) uses release dates rather than the year the film was made (which is what IMDb uses). This movie was released in different countries over a 3 year period, including 2012, 2013, & 2014. You probably know all this, Anonymous, but I wanted to offer a "why?" explanation for anyone who might wonder.

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    1. Wow! That's a lot of titles. Thanks for taking the time to send them along.

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    2. I got it from a Facebook post. Month-end lists are starting to come out.

      When you cross out expired titles, do you check to make sure they are really gone? (because some titles are silently renewed).

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    3. That's a great point, Jordan. I often do check, but I'm pretty sure I've forgotten at least a few times. I was actually just making a daily check list for these kinds of things. I'll do a complete sweep tonight, and follow the check list in the future.

      Anytime anyone gets wind of renewed titles, or if I miss one, please let me know.

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  27. PLEASE PUT ALL COMMENTS ON THE MOST RECENT POST: CURRENT EXPIRING TITLES. THANK YOU!!

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