A Reason I Work

Woohoo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban came out today! Can’t wait to see that one. The dementors look like they’re going to scare the living crap out of me – they were bad enough in print – and it’ll be interesting to see a new director’s take on Hogwarts too. While on the trailer site I noticed this, which I though Ben particularly may be interested in.

Speaking of films, my dvd rental company (originally the catchy ‘dvdsontap’ until it was inexplicably renamed ‘LOVEFiLM’) have upgraded my £15/month package to three dvds at a time! Nice. I haven’t yet seen any catch, other than that the £10/month tariff still only allows one at a time, so I can’t downgrade to save money for certain other pastimes. I’ve been with LOVEFiLM for a few months now and have been fairly happy with them. The turnaround is normally within 3 days of me posting a DVD back, which isn’t as good as it could be but is nothing to complain about, really. I’ve had a few problems with DVDs (stuttering, skipping, etc.) but that’s to be expected when you’re dealing with discs. The DVDs are cleaned before being sent out, so it’s only ever actual scratches that are a problem. I’ve emailed them whenever I’ve had an issue and generally received a response the same day. They have a tendency to be over-apologetic, but that’s hardly a bad thing and I do get free days added to my account, which I assume means that once I get enough they won’t charge me for a month. Most importantly, I’m enjoying the films! I’m seeing many that I’d probably skip were they in Blockbuster, as well as various genres and obscure movies that are hard to find on the high street. So, all in all, it’s been worth the money so far.

Oh, and this is really my kind of office…