Netflix Now: Best Korea’s Unrest Edition

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After last week’s Cartoon Network infusion on Netflix Now, we’re back to another sparse week, giving me a few extra minutes to look up world news and catch up with current events… and basically worry. Things are getting kind of tense with North Korea (again), as Kim Jong Un is now set to test a medium-range missile. This will most likely coincide with the birthday of the country’s founder Kim Il Sung (April 15). Here’s hoping China steps in, apologizes for its friend’s behavior, and helps North Korea into a cab.

You can count everything on Netflix Watch Instantly this week on your fingers and toes, especially if you’re missing a hand. (Fewer digits are needed given the repeats from last week.) The biggest title is Scream 4, though the standout may be Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet, a documentary on a guitarist with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) who still continues to write music. (I remember reading an article about him back in the 1990s in either Guitar Player or Guitar One magazine.) Missed the Jason Becker film at DOC NYC last year, but now I get to give it a watch.

After the cut, all the new stuff on Netflix Instant, as well as Dennis Rodman, a little bit of Vice, and a full-length Best Korean monster movie (made by a kidnapped South Korean filmmaker).

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Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched First

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Honorable mention: Voltron: Lion Force

Documentary I’m Most Interested In

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

Is It Built to Scale?

Girl Model

I Scream, You Scream, We All…

Scream 4 (ice cream)

That Sounds a Little Dirty

Lay the Favorite

Titles from Last Week That Reappeared on the RSS Feed This Week

After Kony: Staging Hope, Feast of the Assumption: BTK and the Otero Family Murders, Girl Model, Shelter Me, Voltron: Lion Force

Title from Last Week Most Likely to Be Watched This Week

Young Mr. Lincoln

Best Subtitle

(Bobcat Goldthwait:) You Don’t Look the Same Either

Best Subtitle That Should Appear on My Business Cards

(Carl Panzram:) The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance

Best Title

Carl Panzram: The Spirit of Hatred and Vengeance

Pulgasari (1985) North Korean Giant Monster film with english subtitle (FULL MOVIE)

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.