Movies/TV Archive

HyperNormalisation

HyperNormalisation is the latest documentary from the brilliant Adam Curtis. Many of his past films have been mentioned in No Agenda. Now, the entire 2:15 length documentary is on YouTube. In HyperNormalisation, Curtis explains the connections that influenced the situations Lybia and Syria as well as filling in a lot of holes in the story.

Dick

During a discussion on Watergate and what it really is all about, John Dvorak shared a movie pick, the 1999 movie, Dick, which gives a hilarious angle on how Watergate occurred. Dick is about two cheerleaders that visit the Whitehouse and get mixed up with Richard Nixon’s taping chicanery. Stars the delightful Kirsten Dunst and

Get Me Roger Stone

Adam highly recommends the new Netflix documentary, Get Me Roger Stone. Dvorak has heard lots of buzz about it too and assumes it’s dynamite. Adam compared it to Adam Curtis’ Hypernormalizaiton. According to the Book of Knowledge (Wikipedia) Roger Jason Stone Jr. (born August 27, 1952) is an American political consultant,[2] lobbyist, and strategist, noted for

The Great War

PBS is now showing The Great War as part of its American Experience series. John Dvorak mentioned it at the beginning of NA 920 because he just saw the third part, “one of the best things they’ve ever done!” he judged the series. Revealed in the series was the ministry of propaganda (CPI – Committee of Public

Snowpiercer

While discussing geo-engineering schemes, Dvorak brought up Snowpiercer, a fantastic movie. He further described it as a  dynamite sci-fi movie about a train that has to keep moving to keep the world from freezing over. Get it at Amazon. [NA 916 :22]

La La Land

Dvorak is having trouble watching La La Land. Adam asked if he went to see it in the theater and Dvorak admitted he had a DVD screener. Dvorak doesn’t like it, can’t understand why it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread-it seems dull! [NA 898 2:44]

No Agenda News Hottie: Helena Humphrey

You can now add Deutsche Welle’s Helena Humphrey to the pantheon of favorite No Agenda News presenters. During episode 913 Dvorak played a clip and he remarked at the beautiful German Helena with goth style makeup on Deutsche Welle. In one clip he remarked about her butt. After going through the website we figured out he

The Producers

While discussing the censorship of the new version of Beauty and the Beast, Dvorak brought up The Producers with Mel Brooks. and wonders why it wasn’t banned since it contains of the funniest anti-gay stuff in it. [9:12 2:42]

Beauty and the Beast

The new live action version of Beauty and the Beast is being banned in Russia and Malaysia – all due to a ‘gay moment’ in the film. A show producer tweeted, “I guess people are bent out of shape from the one gay scene but don’t seem to mind a woman falling in love with an

The Leftovers

Dvorak seems confused or unsure of the title of his TV recommendation,  “The Unborn , The Returns, The Returners, originally a French things call the Revenants. It’s a zombie style story without zombies!” We think he’s trying to describe HBO’s The Leftovers. From a New York Times review: The story is adapted from a novel of the same

NCAA March Madness

As the NCAA Championship, better known as March Madness heads to the final brackets, it gets real good according to John Dvorak. “Very entertaining basketball for two or three weeks – college hoops!” [NA 911 2:51]

Berlin Station

Dvorak brought up Berlin Station about a CIA station in Berlin. Quite dark and fun to watch! Berlin Station is on the Epix network. [907 :54]

Lost UFO Files

Dvorak brought up an awesome ‘alien show’ from one of the cable channels such as the History Channel or the All Hitler Channel (AHC). He said it was good as it debunking bogus points right away and brings out lots of interesting facts from the old UFO research files. I looked up Lost UFO Files and

Spotlight

While discussing setbacks in the investigation of on-going sexual child abuse in the Catholic Church, Dvorak recommended the movie Spotlight which covers this topic. Spotlight portrays the Boston Globe’s investigation into Catholic priests sexual abuse in the Boston area. The film went on to win the Best Picture award at the Academy Awards. Dvorak further added the movie is

The Detour

v Dvorak has watched a new show called The Detour on TBS. At first it reminded him of the Jack Lemmon/Neil Simon play Out-Of-Towners where a guy moves to NY and a bunch of bad things start happening to him. Overall it was thought to be too cringe-worthy to be funny. Dvorak summed it up

Abstract: The Art of Design

Adam is falling asleep in front of the TV again, but recollects seeing part of the documentary, Abstract:The Art of Design on Netflix. Adam mentioned it because he wanted to acknowledge and thank the No Agenda producers for making such outstanding artwork for the show!

Designated Survivor

While discussing CNN’s paranoid reporting on the possibility of Trump being assassinated along with other government officials during the inauguration, the TV show Designated Survivor was mentioned. It’s a show on ABC starring Kiefer Sutherland, who portrays a mid-level state department bureaucrat that becomes president after a quirky succession chain. Adam and Dvorak have seen a

Black Mirror

Adam is raving about the latest season of the fantastic British sci-fi  show, Black Mirror. The show casts a critical eye on social media, our socialization in general and “technologies that will fuck us!” Black Mirror at many times seems like a more modern version Twilight Zone. Gt it at Amazon [872 2:58]

Shameless

Adam played a funny clip about gender identification from the Showtime TV series Shameless. He wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be funny as it sounded pretty serious. John thought it was in the style of a high comedy. Get DVDs at Amazon. [872 2:40]

John Oliver

Adam wondered where kids are getting their information from so he asked parents and millennials. Found out they’re watching John Oliver clips on YouTube as their ‘bastion of truth”. He wished he realized this sooner but he stopped watching Oliver after hearing his stupid Net Neutrality show which had so many errors from a technical perspective.