This was the original way it was built but with the slight delay when opening the menu, it seemed more confusing to support this. We’ll re-evaluate.
Great call. We’re investigating some sources for the data to power something like this, and will let you know how we get on.Greg commented
I'd love to have my watchlist remind me when movies are about to be released (theaters and/or DVD). I'll take email reminders, but if you could set up a calendar (ical?) that would be amazing. Bonus for notifications for watchlist films becoming available on Netflix.
A lot there, but a button (optionally defaulted) for email reminders for watchlist movies would be pretty handy.