Get ready to get off your ass and march down to the video store again (at least those of you with Blu-ray players (to which I whine: lucky!)). Cnet blog Crave has reported that Netflix will begin charging a premium on accounts that rent Blu-ray movies. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings reportedly said on a conference call that "consumers are used to paying more for high-definition." Hastings clearly hasn't met my boyfriend, who took a fine-toothed comb to the cable bill when they added a couple of HD channels to the line-up, muttering "So help me, we'd better not be paying for these..."
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, but I guess it's fine if they watch movies. Two people, Suresh Joachim of Toronto and Claudia Wavra of Germany, have broken the world record for continuous movie watching, racking up 57 films in 123 hours in a plastic-glass house in New York's Times Square. The previous record, held by Ashish Sharma of Mathura, India was 120 hours and 23 minutes. Though a representative for Guinness World Records said that it would take two weeks to officially verify (doesn't it make it easier to verify if they did it in a glass house in the middle of Times Square?), I'm going to go ahead and say they've done it.