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The Lovefilm Experiment: Adam Chaplin

Step right up, step right up. Who wants to chance their arm on a lucky dip from Lovefilm’s recommendations?

The options are:

  1. Adam Chaplain
  2. Biutiful
  3. Cell 211
  4. Lovefilm’s trailer reel (out, for reasons too obvious to go in to)
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. Batman Begins
  7. Stargate
  8. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (out, previously reviewed here)
  9. 300
  10. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

So, to the Random Number Generator- an 8 or a 4 means I’m respinning. Here we go….

And lucky winner is Adam Chaplin, something I’ve never even heard of before. Still, it can’t be worse than the last effort- the frankly piss poor The Bounty Hunter.

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The Lovefilm Experiment: The Bounty Hunter

I’ve seen quite a few sites out there that play a little game called Netflix Roulette. The rules appear to be very easy, in that basically they have to review whatever random movie Netflix turfs out. Brother Kloipy drew a stinker the other day, with Lucky McKee’s exercise in nastiness The Woman, so I surely can’t do any worse than that…

The rules are simple. When I turn Lovefilm on on the PS3, it offers me 10 choices of “Lovefilm’s pick”. Now, these vary hugely and they seem to change them about once a month. So, in order, I assigned each of them a number from 1 to 10. The films were:

  1. Adam Chaplain
  2. Biutiful
  3. Cell 211
  4. Robin Hood
  5. 4321
  6.  Greenberg
  7. Stargate
  8. Justice League: Crisis on two earths
  9. The Bounty Hunter

And Kick-Ass. The only proviso I had was that if one of us had already reviewed the film, then it was off the list. So, bye bye Kick Ass. Anyway, I bought up the random number generator and was absolutely aghast to see it spin in with 2010’s dismal Jennifer Aniston Rom Com The Bounty Hunter.

I’m fucking cursing because if I’d waited a few days it would have changed and The Bounty Hunter would not have been an option. Still, rules are rules, so here we go…

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