Chinese netflix

Continuing along (my blog) and since i theme these may I suggest

dot to dot

imdb: /tt3743974 is an inoffensive film which i liked from Hong Kong

5/5 bananas

The stolen years (Bei tou zou de na wu nian)

imdb: tt3175936 is from 2013 and rather american yuppie inspired however it is a film that has some charm despite the saccharine it has a range that allows the script to explore the couple from nice to nasty if once again has not a political bone in its body and with one character is a bit of a doormat, it is Beijing based film maker on the mainland..

4/5 bananas

As i am not into kung fu films i doubt i can add much more to this post.  It is an barometer of what gets made or shown domestically in China which without censor input means it will not get made.  Some of the state government propaganda films look just that

Netflix documentaries

Since my library books have dried up (jewish month is bad) , i bought a netflix sub and spent an evening or too seeing things. In this blog it is documentaries and seem a ideal way to keep things in context.

lastmanonthemoonThe Last Man on the moon

imdb: tt3219604 is a biography worth a see about Gene Cernan who actually did something sciency with rocks rather than just fly there and back for a walk.

It is a shame that science took a backseat but that short term political thinking at work

5/5 bananas

Under the Sun

underthesunimdb: /tt5129818/ North Korea get taken the piss out of via a Russian.  Expect a lot of dancing but if the North Koreans ever host the olympics the opening and closing ceremonies will be bloody brilliant

5/5 bananas

The thin blue line

imdb: tt0096257 is an older documentary dealing with Randall Adams, i knew of it for Philip Glass (my blog) and also like Errol Morris stuff say the Fog of War (my blog).   An odd case but a trailblazer for future documentary makers.

5/5 bananas

lopezKids for Cash

imdb: tt2925642 deals with the justice system and private prisons, specifically in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  It is insightful if perhaps guilty of cherry picking its examples. Somehow i can forgive that since america likes to lock up people so i am sure there are more examples of the practice.

It starts with this (my blog) as a knee jerk reaction – however with sentences of 17 and 28 years for two members of the judiciary lets hope they too endorse there chosen preferred housing scheme.

4/5 bananas

Sam T Cogley from star trek and court marshall

Sam T Cogley from star trek and court marshall

for the love of spook

Is a documentary (imdb:tt4572820) about Leonard Nimoy (my blog) and if you like old star trek then there’s something here

5/5 bananas

Amaanda Knox

Is famous for Italy where she either murdered someone (my blog) or did not.  In this she comes across as an average american who just happened to not notice a murder and had great public relations so quite what happened is still up for debate.

1/5 bananas


imdb: tt2721744 is about Russia’s nuclear processing industry and its past, present (my blog) and  future

4/5 bananas

Deep web

imdb: tt3312868 asks simple questions and gets no straight answers on.  However the fact that federal officers have been in the cash register (not here) shows the failure of the case.

1/5 bananas – rather out of date



Korean netflix

I have yet to find a decent South Korean television series either on netflix (my blog) or elsewhere, i just don’t get into them.  Films are different take:


imdb: tt6302160 is a rather hysterical worst case scenario of a Nuclear incident.  It has some merit although a little ill-informed concentrating on what ifs rather than reality.

2/5 bananas

I am sure there good kdramas but kung fu doctors and mermaids all seem to suffer from extremely pretty actors rather than characters with shiny glasses and fish tanks which Japan has a lot of and are a meme.

North Korean stuff will get its own post which is more documentary than fiction at some future point.

So i am probably the wrong person to ask.


A Spongebob squarepants moment.

Bananas saw sponge out of water imdb: tt2279373 which is the second film on netflix (my blog) and it is an experience to treasure.

I like spongebob squarepants (my blog).so if your looking for an unbiased view of the undersea fry cook please go elsewhere

This film has a number of aspects that make it perhaps a little continuity unfriendly but i laughed most of the way through it so it has something going for it.

4/5 bananas.

Japanese Netflix titles

Since i am bad at scheduling here are some netflix things (my blog) that i have seen.  I hope you find them of interest.  If not you will have to wait when other netflix blog entries are scheduled.

I can be both appreciative and withering about things seen so please do not think i give any old crap a mention here just because i can note the lack of all japanese things on netflix..

Japanese stuff

No new anime of note that i have not spoken of before (seen elsewhere) seems to be noteworthy here. Psycho Pass has also disappeared which has a mention or too within this blog

Television some stuff – but it seems this just does not appeal to mr and mrs average However there are specialised sites for those but those seem to migrated from crunchyroll to here or the specialised sites*.  I list some on netflix worth a punt on.


imdb:tt3958276 is gentile look at stuff.  It made me laugh but its quality varies it is a little like the lady diner series (my blog) that was on crunchyroll.

There’s enough here to recommend it

5/5 bananas

sensei of bra makers


imdb:80067618 is about Underwear. – do not expect naked boobies, it has an off putting start with a script fast forward moment in after we meet the cast but there is something worth seeing here.

4/5 bananas – something going on

Films-  limited but may i suggest

sakeThe Birth of Sake

imdb: tt3903322 is brilliant about a distillery (might be wrong term) these people do know how to organise a party.

5/5 bananas.

The eternal zero

imdb: tt2404217 is about kamikaze pilots (including the zero)  and Japans past which sounds boring but its mix of old and new make it a film well worth seeing.

It is thought provoking and since that generation will soon be gone a last chance to explain in their own words rather than see them in black and white roles.

5/5 bananas

Picture bride

imdb: tt0114129 is an older film about emigration, i still prefer this book (my blog) – however that is pushing the definition of Japanese here in this blog article a bit.

4/5 bananas

There are hours and hours of content in this post

*not all japanese tv is amazing.

I muse on uk lottery funded films (not safe for uk luvvies)

Im not dead yet but i can whine

Im not dead yet but i can whine

One day i looking through the films of the week in a newspaper* and deciding if anything was worth seeing via the television i noticed a film that never got a cinema release to my knowledge.

However the lottery players paid for it, and it had its usual contingent of arty types feeding from the free money. Perhaps cinema  don’t pay.

It was low budget on the whole but it appears to be based on something young adult famous but nobody seems to have been really enthusiastic about.

It was also on late one weekend, and so i used this (my blog) to watch at my convenience.

It was not very good perhaps too adult for young adult,  but it keeps the luuvies from whining.  I was more interested in the back story but hey it was not a film for apes.

Not sure if you class this employee training (make work), or spending other peoples money with there friends?

No money was transferred by me

No it was not a Ken Loach film.

*nothing to do with netflix if you read this blog

Um – non current film things

Rated as ever by banana* a superior indicator of quality.  As ever do not expect these to be in a cinema.  ‘Film’ in a cinema is an oxymoron.  I shall collect my thoughts about oscars by the the year 2027** and schedule something here eleven years later.


imdb: tt0066206 genius made in the 1970’s

5/5 bananas

The Revenant

ttp author and bad man

ttp author and bad man

imdb: tt1663202, an award winner from the guy who negotiated ttip (my blog) so this has little merit.  If you thought an oscar meant anything  think again.

1/5 bananas

Robocop [2014]

imdb:tt1234721 is not the Verhoeven (my blog) film which i like over this remake i did not pay to see this (tv).  its best bits where Samuel Jackson and its narrative on police politics.  Its message on robots (my blog) seems ten years too late.

Oh well

Iron Man 3

 Iron Man (part 2 my blog) was seen on television – not very good.  – Not very up to date with superhero things.

MV5BMTQ4Mzk3NDE0MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDc5ODc2NzE@._V1_UY268_CR9,0,182,268_AL_The fear of 13

imdb:/tt5083702 not seen in a cinema is the story of Nick Yarris

5/5 bananas compelling.

*why not **if i remember  – joke

Art imitates life ? or weirdo film fans

237Room 237  (imdb:tt2085910) is a look at the shining a Stanely Kilbrick film which divides opinion although i find horror films generally flawed (my blog).

Anyhow it was on very early one day which i recorded on free tv.   Despite the problems that the film is not the book snob purists many of the fan contributions strike me as plain retarded including the faked moon landings featured person who probably thinks captain kirk is also proof that the moon**  does not also exist.

These people strike me as deranged – the last seemed to assume he was going to become a psychopath and copy the film, and the people who watch film backwards seem to be from the bible bashers fringe who did that with elvis and metal music.

Points are made about set too, but these deranged ‘uber fans’ forget about the practicable nature of film making which seems odd.   I could poke further holes but it is not nice to make fun of the mentally retarded after all its well known that George Lucas got fed up building two death stars*.

0/5 bananas horror fans really are that retarded.   Stanely definitely had the last laugh on these people.

*joke **thats no moon – win a banana skin you can name the film

They Live


clinton too

they live (imdb: tt0096256 ) is a film i saw on tv way after it was in any cinema  but oddly appealed to me after fixing the zoos dvr and a test for it when it lost its format for some weird reason once again.

It has long boring fight scenes  and a jaring vision it is worth a see.

I think Trump will be an interesting president, one for showing up the electability of professional politicians (my blog) on both sides as poor with there paint by the numbers majority double speak say on gay marriage in an environment like they live and who signed deals which made Trump a solution instead of professional politicians.

hclintonIt kind of of reminds me of the old Neal Stevenson book interface where an republican fixes america rather than a democrat.

Interesting times – will Trump perform? only time will tell.

5/5 bananas.