So instead of offering that, I'll note "Echelon Conspiracy" which is a film Netflix 'recommended' for me. I liked it. Thought it was better than many they have recommended. Not great. But not awful. Shane West plays a computer expert who gets a mysterious phone that directs him to gambling tables and machines where he wins but there's a dark side to what's happening as he'll find out shortly. Ving Rhames and Edward Burns are really good in it. Not a big Shane West fan but he was good in the movie as well. I like Martin Sheen but found him to be the weakest thing about the movie. I've seen that performance one time too many. At about the 55 minute point the film really picked up and then it kind of slowed down.
What should have been a suprise in the scene right after a shoot out was totally predictable.
Recommendations? I've rated over 4300 films. On a one to five star system that Netflix has. (I don't write reviews at Netflix.) And based on that, they supposedly know me. I don't think they know a damn thing about me. There are times when a movie I have seen (on DVD or at the movies) and given one star at Netflix end up on my recommended list.
I really don't think they have a refined system. But that's my guess. Based on what they've provided as recommendations thus far. Or maybe my tastes are just too erratic?
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"