By Ha Thai // Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications and Social Media on December 17, 2010
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To say Amanda is a movie fan is an understatement.
“Classics, action, indie, horror: I like popular movies and… not so popular movies. I was the only one in the theater for ‘Southland Tales’—three times.”
Amanda uses Revue to find movies she hasn’t seen (“If I find a top 10 list that has something on it I haven’t seen, I go crazy”) as well as keep her movie trivia sharp by calling up Internet Movie Database, Box Office Mojo and Rotten Tomatoes.
“I was watching ‘Hotel New Hampshire’ on cable, and I immediately needed to confirm that, yes, that little kid is the Seth Green from ‘Robot Chicken’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and Twitter.’
There’s also no bigger fan of the latest update to the Netflix app than Amanda.
“Every scrap of paper on my desk, in my purse—they all have notes of films to add to my Netflix queue. Being able to update it on the TV without pulling away from the screen is awesome.”
Searching for movies and web surfing are one in the same to Amanda so she’s thrilled that Revue lets her surf seamlessly between TV, Netflix, Amazon and the Web.
“If I’m sitting in the living room reading The Onion’s AV Club or Forced Viewing and they’re making a terrible movie sound wonderfully awful, I can find out whether it’s coming up on TV or not. I can find it Netflix or Amazon On Demand. I can even order the out-of-print VHS from eBay if it’s really nowhere else.”
Even with a huge collection of media, Revue has quickly become the go-to way to get movies in her living room. “I find myself using streaming more and more just because of the instant gratification. I’m not about to get rid of Blu-ray or my laserdiscs but with everything that’s available, Revue is totally critical to everything I’m watching. Even if it’s just ‘Troll 2’.”