Thursday, April 4, 2013


Thanks for taking a peek at this, my humble attempt to guide you past that awful, head-gouging moment when you realize you've seen every movie ever made. It happens to all of us:

"What do you want to watch?"

"I dunno. What do you want to watch?"

"Let's see what's on Netflix."

[Forty-five minutes and several heated discussions later]

"Forget it, we've seen everything!"

"Wait...what about that one?"

"Nude Nuns with Big Guns?"

"Well? Have you seen it?"

"I just remembered, I need to get my teeth cleaned."

[A sudden whoosh followed by a cut-out human silhouette in the door]

"Hey, wait for me!"

Of course, you don't have to be a Netflix Instant subscriber to find value in the reviews here, but given the hit-and-miss nature of the company's online catalog, I thought it would be fun to help others make informed choices about what's currently streaming. Along with semi-weekly reviews of notable movies and TV shows, I'll also be providing updated lists of what's new on Instant, what's coming soon, and (crucially) what's about to expire. For a more considered look at what this site is about, be sure to take at a look at the What's It All About? page.

Naturally I don't expect everyone to like everything I recommend. But I'm hoping that by providing a proper context for each of my picks, you can decide if that particular title is for you--or at the very least come away having learned something (or, with any luck, been entertained).

Feel free to post comments, questions and suggestions at the bottom of each post. For now I plan to leave the comment sections unmoderated and without a proof-of-human security wall. But if it gets to the point where I'm receiving too much spam, or if discussions descend to name-calling and "Your mama!" taunts, I'll have to whip a little Big Bro on everyone

Okay, I think that covers the basics. Enjoy the blog, and happy viewing!


Deb Silver said...


As a relative newcomer to "sharing" the movie selection process, it will be a great relief to have a 3rd party involvement.

Whilst Netflix UK's content leaves something to be desired, fun will be had searching for your recommendations.

Thank you for doing this great service to relationship building, on more than one level!

Deb x

Kinotek said...

Thanks, Deb, great to have you join the party. I'll actually be reviewing some UK content very soon (including a feature I call "Bi-weekly Britcoms"). I'd imagine those, at the very least, will be viewable on your version of Netflix. Hope to see you here again soon!

Tom said...

So it's about 10:30 on a work night and I line up my remotes and prepare for the death trek through 1,000 channels of tripe to find something to watch when I thought - hmmmm, what's David got for us. Behold Cashback, what a gem. Gonna watch it again tonight. Thanks for the direction.