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.



video game films oh dear


the rock

Bananas was bored one sunday evening when on free television the film of the game doom was on (imdb: tt0419706).  I liked doom as a videogame* but as Uwe Boll wrecked many films i had doubts.

Anyhow what i did see of it was bad and low on the 16bit blood and guts hidden in darkness that made doom** great.

Anyhow i soon got bored and i went off and cleaned out an domestic applicance.  I switched it on later and  it takes them about an hour to get the bfg gun.

I never saw the end so i wont be rating this.

Needless to say that its good the film industry hates videogames with its bad concepts so its something that will be hard for them to really get behind in the future with there track record.  After all the fairy look is a way better look for the star of this murky and boring teenager friendly fare rather than edgy art form of video games.

*it was good for bios setting checking as well **never played the enhanced 16bit plus versions


Mormon film


this man has magic underwear

The host was a film (imdb: tt1517260) that somehow never got a cinema release near the zoo, or if it did it went totally unnoticed.  Anyhow it is by that woman who wrote about rusty sparkly vampires in washington state* which i got to know while Robert Soloway hunting rather than for her mormon values.

So it hit tv and since i know a bit about mormons and there scams (** my blog) after all utah is the capital of us fraud of whom even microsoft used via sco-x (my blog).

Mormons are a bit crazy if you read some of my links and in my head i checked off the loony mormon thinking to the story as it developed.

The film was not very good but is good example of odd thinking of which mormons excel at.

zero mormonic bananas.

* not dc, the rust comes from the rain ** kidnapping children  and then charging for feeding them as well as a ransom

Stuff seen

Been a while – none of these are in a cinema.

101101 Revkiavík

imdb: tt0237993 was made in 2000, and moves at a pace which is thought provoking 5/5 bananas.


waterdivinerThe Water Diviner

imdb: tt3007512 was one of those films with a 8am showing on a monday morning that i saw on dvd after professor saw it on a plane probably also at a awful time too somewhere.  It has no superheroes in it.

5/5 bananas

drumsMockingjay part 2

imdb: tt1951266  is the hunger games thing and i cannot remember if i blogged the first which saw on television however i saw a part 1 in a cinema. I did write something about the books but i cannot seem to find it.

Being a part 2 film of four its a thing you like or dislike but i enjoyed it i will not give it bananas in this context..

lobsterThe lobster

imdb: tt3464902 was seen on dvd since a cinema was only showing it at 1400 on a tuesday so really really convenient.  However being a non sequel/remake without superheroes probably meant it deserved that time slot in a cinema.

A very dark comedy and worth a see 5/5 bananas