We rented Vicky Christina Barcelona from Amazon – Video On Demand (Formerly Amazon Unbox). I went in with no expectations but I thoroughly enjoyed the film. Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz both impressed me. Rebecca Hall as Vicky was not someone I had seen act before and her performance was spot on as well. Scarlett Johansson was less interesting but I might be influenced by the nature of the character she is playing. The ending has a nice symmetry, though perhaps too satisfying a payoff for those too quick to judge the turmoil surrounding Javier Bardem’s character. Like so many things, ultimately I enjoyed the journey a bit more than the destination but it was a trip I was very glad to have taken. Authentic dialogue and performances that crackle all set in gorgeous Spanish countryside.
Mini- Amazon – Video On Demand Review
Amazon – Video On Demand via Tivo is a service that enables you to download films (for purchase or rental) over broadband internet. The service works flawlessly thanks to the integration with Tivo but is still a bit pricey. The quality of the downloaded video is more than acceptable on our 32″ HD TV. The convenience of browsing and purchasing without the need for a Netflix cue or a trip to Blockbuster is hard to beat. We tend to wait for sale pricing and have yet to rent any of the HD titles, but so far so good.