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Watch: $8-a-Month Netflix Subscriber Streams 252 Films in 30 Days, Miraculously Remains Married

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood June 13, 2012 at 1:31PM

New York-based comedian Mark Malkoff pays only $8 a month for his Netflix subscription, but he's outdone even the most disciplined 8-flix-at-a-time cinephiles with a month-long challenge he just completed. How many films can be streamed in 30 days? 252, apparently. Beginning to end, including credits. Watch his Netflix challenge Youtube vid below.
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Mark Malkoff
Mark Malkoff

New York-based comedian Mark Malkoff pays only $8 a month for his Netflix subscription, but he's outdone even the most disciplined 8-flix-at-a-time cinephiles with a month-long challenge he set for himself. How many films can be streamed in 30 days? 252, apparently. Beginning to end, including credits. Watch his Netflix challenge YouTube vid below.

Savvy Netflix recognized the promotional benefit of an outlier like Malkoff, and this week invited him to their headquarters to be celebrated as the most gung-ho Netflix subscriber in the company's history.

Malkoff has a penchant for the obsessive. His past bizarre accomplishments include visiting all 171 Starbucks in Manhattan within 24 hours, living at an Ikea for a week and spending 30 days flying on an AirTran jet.

The most miraculous part of Malkoff's story? He's married. Still married.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.