Andy Rush has already blogged about Netflix Instant Video (what a man, what a man!), but I haven’t used it because I didn’t have Windows XP installed on my Mac Book Pro (it’s not Mac OS friendly).
My two-cents to add to Andy’s post is that it notifies you when one of the movies in your queue can be watched immediately. I was pleasantly surprised by this feature today when I was updating my queue with yet another movie I discovered from Jon Beasley-Murray’s examination of Latin American film in the Hollywood imagination on his Projections blog (an unbelievably cool academic film blog that I will be discussing in more detail soon). So, thanks go to Jon for providing a theoretical framework for watching these films and Netflix for some instant gratification love. I’ll be happily watching Viva Knievel! tonight from the comfort of my laptop.