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Curse of the Golden Flower

I’m not sure I talk about movies too much on the blog. Last week was a big movie week for my son and I. I joined Blockbuster Online and it’s pretty cool. If you know me, you’d know that it was very hard for me to quit renting from the local Family Video. Blockbuster lacks the beautiful women who cut my late fees in half each time I visit and use my corny humor. Here’s how a normal visit goes:

BVL: Mr. Karr, you have $14.00 in late fees
Mr. Karr: You are absolutely beautiful! Do you have a boyfriend?
BVL: (smiles) Uhhh… yes.
Mr. Karr: Well, when you see him tonight, you be sure to tell him he is the luckiest man on Earth.
BVL: (smiles more, cheeks are red)
Mr. Karr: I’m sorry… you’re so beautiful I didn’t hear what you said!
BVL: Oh… you had some late fees but I tell you what, how about you pay them all tonight and I’ll only charge half.
Mr. Karr: Wow… beautiful and generous. You’re fantastic. Thanks!!!

Now what you don’t see or hear in this entire episode are my kids. My son swiftly walks away as soon as we hit the counter – he knows what happens next. My daughter, on the other hand, likes to stay there and ask me for candy during my shtick. After I pay, she likes to tell the ladies how I do that everytime I come in, how old I am, how desperate I am, or simply how much gray hair I have. God love her!

Anyways! I digress. If you have any love for epic movies, Shakespearian tragedies, and/or martial arts movies, Curse of the Golden Flower is all three. The movie is filmed on the largest set in the world, has brilliant color, incredible acting and unbelievable costumes. I found the movie riveting. Rent or buy it today!

Curse of the Golden Flower

Be sure to watch the full DVD with the additional features. The insight into how the movie was made and directed as well as the actors’ labor to make this film are fascinating.

Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of the Martech Zone and a recognized expert on digital transformation. Douglas has helped start several successful MarTech startups, has assisted in the due diligence of over $5 bil in Martech acquisitions and investments, and continues to launch his own platforms and services. He's a co-founder of Highbridge, a digital transformation consulting firm. Douglas is also a published author of a Dummie's guide and a business leadership book.

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  1. My husband and I joined the “blockbuster rewards” program recently. Our movie recommendations this week would be Click and Eragon. Enjoy your movies in the mail!

  2. LOL… My guess that won’t work so well with the average Blockbuster counter person. I had a friend that actually had a mark on his Experian credit report for $498 in late fees. He probably deserved it, but wow…

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