My ongoing struggle with Netflix is that it can never really recommend the right movies for me. It tells me that it thinks I'll like flicks I've seen and flicks I know I'll hate, so I usually just ignore that they even try. As for music, I get my recs from word-of-mouth, by friends whose taste I completely trust. The problem with both of those things is that I want constant recommendations for things — I always want to hear about a new band or see a movie I've never heard of.
Newly released, The Filter wants to fill that void. So far, it's been way more adept in telling me things I might like, and the format is ultraappealing — it's clear and simple.
Good for culture vultures, it also lists news and reviews about newly-released movies and music. Now I just need the time to go see these movies and hear this music! One thing at a time.