I'm not big on the streaming idea because then I could only watch movies from the TV attached to the computer. I DO watch most of my movies from this TV, but sometimes I watch them upstairs with my wife. No internet up there.
No wifi in your house? I'm not usually the type to be like "get with the times", as I proudly rock a feature phone... but... well... get with the times, man.
Seriously, between wifi and a good media streaming device, you are pretty well covered. Not entirely, as there are still lots of good programs and films that can only be found on disc, but there's still no shortage of things to watch at all.
No wifi. I'm pretty sure that costs more, which is why I didn't go that route. My brother was going to hook me up, but has yet to do so.
None of this is really that much of a concern, as I'm not looking for more things to watch. I get a couple movies a week through my subscription service, which is all I have time to watch. I only watch a few TV shows at a time, so that's not a big deal either. The Deer Hunter -
Man, this was one LONG movie. I ended up watching it over a couple nights, which I don't like to do.
This thing covered so much ground that it's hard to know where to start.
It was weird seeing the young versions of some of our best known and respected actors. I didn't even recognize De Niro at first!
The movie has a very real "grittiness" about it that manages to stick around all the way through. This was not upbeat or inspirational in any way. Almost depressing in a way.
I give it a lot of credit for it's very real portrayal of relationships, as well as the effects of going to war, not only on soldiers, but family and friends as well.
I was annoyed a bit by the flow of the movie, and how it would jump ahead to an entirely different scenario without explanation of what happened to get there.
The wedding sequence felt like it lasted 463 hours, and really should have been cut down. I understand why they did that, from a story perspective, but it just wouldn't end.
I found the group of friends to mostly be obnoxious. Especially the fat bartender guy. The constant alcohol consumption was over done as well.. This may be realistic, but I found it sad and pathetic.
The whole "Russian Roulette" thing that takes place a few times during the movie also turned me off. Did they actually do this in Vietnam? I'd be curious to know.
The final scene, while effective from a movie climax standpoint, didn't work for me. Why was Nick still there? Did he simply go nuts? Why would he ever play that "game" again?
It really was a very effective movie. Just not the "Best Picture Winner" I was expecting.