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Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast

Every week the Flixwatcher crew team up with other podcasters to talk about what to watch on Netflix! Flixwatcher is hosted by Helen Sadler and Kobi Omenaka. Every episode discusses and rates a film from Netflix as chosen by special guests from other podcasts using our unique Flixwatcher scoring system. We tackle classic films including Woody Allen's "Manhattan" and "Pulp Fiction" , Netflix Originals such as "Amanda Knox" and "Beasts of No Nation" through to bargain bin b-movies such as Sharknado 3. The choice what to watch on Netflix is given wholly to the podcaster guests. Team Flixwatcher has no say in what they watch from the huge Netflix library! Tune in every week to get Netflix film recommendations and rejections with spoilers guaranteed! If you are ever struggling with what to watch on Netflix then this is the podcast for you! If you do want to skip to the end that is when you'll get all of our film scores using our unique Flixwatcher Netflix scoring system! Tell your friends AND SUBSCRIBE!
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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 25, 2017

In episode #009 of Flixwatcher podcast guests Dave from Fortitude Magazine and Josh from Footbalistically Arsenal return, this time to discuss the Quentin Tarantino modern masterpiece Pulp Fiction.   Pulp Fiction-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 03 Unbelievably there are people in the world that haven't seen Pulp Fiction! Dave hadn't, so it was his choice and we thank him for it. Tarantino's Palme d'Or winning second film made in 1994 famed for its groundbreaking non-linear narrative, the bromance between Samuel L Jackson and dazzling script impressed the first-time watcher Dave and was a more than welcome re-watch for Josh, Helen and Kobi. With so many great moments there was much to discuss, the watch, the $5 milkshake, the star-studded cameos, that soundtrack and what is in that briefcase? No one was more happy to revisit this postmodern 90s classic than Helen who praised Tarantino for his strong female characters and the timeless quality of the film.

Scores

Despite quibbles on our unique scoring system (recommendability is a word?!), watching it on his 47" TV Dave scored Pulp Fiction highly on its repeat viewing, apparently, you have to keep watching until you die to fully understand it all. Kobi lists it as being in his Top 5 Films (we'll be keeping an eye out for other entries) and we all recommend it. If you haven't seen Pulp Fiction - stop reading this and go watch it, now! Go, go, go...! Please do come back and listen to this episode though!  

Episode #009 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #009 Crew Dave Hudson (@IamDaveHudson) of Fortitude Magazine and Josh Landy (Footballistically Arsenal, Play With a Legend and Bake with a Legend Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The question is what song NOT to include on the Spotify playlist. There are FAR to many! We have settled on Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man", "Miserlou" by Dick Dale, "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green and Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell"  

More about Pulp Fiction

If you want to know more about Pulp Fiction you can find check it out on IMDB or you can find more info via Rotten Tomatoes. Pulp Fiction @PULPFICTION Quentin Tarantino @qtarantino Tim Roth  @TimRoth Amanda Plummer   @amberstwyth Laura Lovelace       @lauralovelace John Travolta    @johntravoltahot Samuel L. Jackson   @SamuelLJackson Phil LaMarr   @phillamarr Frank Whaley    @TheFrankWhaley Burr Steers @BurrGoreSteers

COMPETITION TIME

To celebrate the launch of The Flixwatcher Podcast and the fact that you can now download films and shows onto your iPad so you can watch anywhere we are giving away a free iPad Air with 128 GB memory, a year's free Netflix and oodles of popcorn. All you have to do is fill in your details in the sidebar or head to this competition entry page to enter. If you have already entered and you want to check your position you can do so here.  

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the social Media links below. PS we have a private Flixwatcher Podcast Facebook Group that is only available to members of our email subscribers list. You will be sent the link to the group when you sign up for the competition! Win win! Join the banter - SPOILERS ALLOWED!

Jan 12, 2017

Episode #008 sees Simon from Level Up Human choose the 2015 science fiction film Advantageous. A self-proclaimed sci-fi snob, Simon choose this as it was the most science fiction film he could find on Netflix ...and because he liked the cover image!     Set in a bleak, near-future, urban environment, where we communicate with bots via holographic Skype calls and women are 'completely shelved' after a certain age, the film's protagonist is forced into undergoing an experimental full body swap. It's a future with no animals, not much fun for kids and shopping for her new body is like being on Tinder. Ultimately the film suffers from what Simon calls the 'prototype problem'. Also noted was it's shoddy sci-fi and being inferior to Black Mirror. Despite scoring a relatively low 2.3 (Kobi would recommend Transformers 3 ahead of this!!) and really REALLY annoying Rachel it gave for a surprisingly in-depth discussion and debate on memory, ethics of body swaps, personality and cloning. "Believably bland" a Hollywood remake is calling....

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='9'] Despite scoring a relatively low 2.3 (Kobi would recommend Transformers 3 ahead of this!!) and really REALLY annoying Rachel it gave for a surprisingly in-depth discussion and debate on memory, ethics of body swaps, personality and cloning. "Believably bland" a Hollywood remake is calling....  

Episode #008 Crew Links

Just to remind you all, the Episode #008 Crew of Simon and Rachel from Level Up Human @LevelUpHuman You can listen to Level Up Humans on iTunes . Simon Watt can be found on Twitter at @ SimonDWatt and Rachel @ RachelWheeley Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

At the start of the film the mother and daughter were playing the piano and singing the French Christmas Classic "Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant". We couldn't find their version but we found that Annie Lennox did a version and that's what we have added to the Flixwatcher Playlist!  

More about The Little Prince

If you want to know more about Avantageous you can find check it out on IMDB or you can find more info via Rotten Tomatoes. Advantageous @advantageousme Jennifer Phang @Phangvantageous Jacqueline Kim @jpkimchii James Urbaniak @JamesUrbaniak Freya Adams @freya_adams Ken Jeong @kenjeong Jennifer Ehle @jenniferehle Samantha Kim @samanthagkh Troi Zee @troizee Olivia Horton @Olivia_Horton97

COMPETITION TIME

To celebrate the launch of The Flixwatcher Podcast and the fact that you can now download films and shows onto your iPad so you can watch anywhere we are giving away a free iPad Air with 128 GB memory, a year's free Netflix and oodles of popcorn. All you have to do is fill in your details in the sidebar or head to this competition entry page to enter. If you have already entered and you want to check your position you can do so here.  

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the social Media links below. PS we have a private Flixwatcher Podcast Facebook Group that is only available to members of our email subscribers list. You will be sent the link to the group when you sign up for the competition! Win win! Join the banter - SPOILERS ALLOWED!

Jan 4, 2017

Happy New Year Flixwatcher fans! We hope you had a fantastically festive film based Christmas and caught up on our previously reviewed films - if you did let us know your Flixwatcher scores by Tweeting us @Flixwatcherpod Our first podcast for you in 2017 is Ep #007 with Dave and Jen from The Family Tree - The Little Prince Netflix Original animation, the choice of Dave. Little Prince-Flixwatcher PodcastA personal project from director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda & Spongebob SquarePants) to animate the classic novella written by Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry (French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator) in 1943, was also a personal choice from Dave. Remembering it from his childhood as an audiotape and now intrigued to find out how the story translates into this 2015 animation. A film that could be broken up into three parts, the Flixwatcher team and Dave and Jen agreed unanimously that it was gorgeously animated but lacked coherence. There was plenty of discussion on kids films - why we categorise most animation as children's entertainment - the unnecessary need for endless sequels and of course the beast that is Pixar! More importantly for Dave and Jen - the ability to be able to have a tea break in the middle of a film session! Overall The Little Prince comes out as a solid 3 - we admired its ambitions and adored Jeff Bridges Aviator but its pace and third part let it down. Not up there with the high scores of the other Netflix Originals we've reviewed (Knox, Beasts of No Nation) but still worth a watch.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='8'] Overall The Little Prince comes out as a solid 3 - we admired its ambitions and adored Jeff Bridges Aviator but its pace and third part let it down. The Little Prince performed highest on the Small Screen Score with Score of 3.75 and lowest on repeat viewing score with 2.25. Not up there with the high scores of the other Netflix Originals we've reviewed (Knox, Beasts of No Nation) but still worth a watch.

Episode #007 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #007 Crew of Dave and Jen from The Family Tree @familytreepod and Getting Better Acquainted @GBAPodcast You can listen to Family Tree on iTunes and Getting Better Acquainted on iTunes Too. Dave Pickering can be found on Twitter at @Goosefat101 and Jen Adamthwaite @jadamthwaite Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The Soundtrack for the includes a few tracks by Charles Trenet was  and we included the track "Boum" to the Flixwatcher Playlist  

More about The Little Prince

For more Little Prince Chat, you can visit the The Little Prince IMDB page here or The Little Prince on Rotten Tomatoes page here. Mark Osborne    @happyproduct Jeff Bridges      @TheJeffBridges Mackenzie Foy    @mackenziefoy Rachel McAdams     @rachelmonline Marion Cotillard     @marion_cotillar Riley Osborne   @rileyiosborn James Franco    @JamesFrancoTV Bud Cort @calmdownbudcort Benicio Del Toro   @BenicioDelToro Ricky Gervais @rickygervais

COMPETITION TIME

To celebrate the launch of The Flixwatcher Podcast and the fact that you can now download films and shows onto your iPad so you can watch anywhere we are giving away a free iPad Air with 128 GB memory, a year's free Netflix and oodles of popcorn. All you have to do is fill in your details in the sidebar or head to this competition entry page to enter. If you have already entered and you want to check your position you can do so here.  

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the social Media links below. PS we have a private Flixwatcher Podcast Facebook Group that is only available to members of our email subscribers list. You will be sent the link to the group when you sign up for the competition! Win win! Join the banter - SPOILERS ALLOWED!

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