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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: February, 2017
Feb 24, 2017

We welcome back Jen and Dave from The Family Tree podcast for Episode #013 this time it's Jen's choice and she picked Yorgos Lanthimos' 2015 dystopian "romantic comedy" The Lobster. The Lobster-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 03 Treading a thin line between tragedy and comedy with its moments of absurdity and bleak violence The Lobster is the most requested film choice by our guests - for us this was a welcome re-watch. Featuring a stellar cast including, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Lea Seydoux, John C. Reilly and Ben Whishaw (!) and a career best from the often patchy Colin Farrell The Lobster can be viewed as a film of two parts (a perfect opportunity for the important tea break!) Watched The Lobster? Tweet us @flixwatcherpod and tell us what animal you would choose!

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='14'] Summed up as a magical realist film the guests and host recommend it - particularly as an introduction the occasionally surreal world of international cinema - scoring highly on the small screen viewing.

Episode #013 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #013 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 Lobster mainly consists of Orchestral Score including Beethovens "String Quartet No1 in F Major" which we have included as well as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds & Kylie "Where The Wild Roses Grow"  

More about The Lobster

For more The Lobster, you can visit  The Lobster IMDB page here or The Lobster on Rotten Tomatoes page here. @LobsterFilm Yorgos Lanthimos Jacqueline Abrahams @authorjabrahams Rog Ashton-Griffiths @ashtongriffiths Jessica Barden @RealJessyBarden Olivia Colman @OColmanFans Ben Wishaw Roland Ferrandi @roland_ferrandi

 

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Feb 16, 2017

Episode #012 sees Tony and Jay from How to Write a Tune and GL Productions returning this time for Tony's choice Jet Li's The One.   The One-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 Released in 2001 and riding on the success of The Matrix this time travelling, CGI heavy, martial arts film sees (bad) Jet Li in an universe where there are 124 different Jet Li’s that must be defeated so he can absorb their powers and become 'The One', one of them is (good) Jet Li who has the power to stop this and become 'The One' With a plot holier than a crumpet this favourite from Tony’s youth also features Jason Statham’s now thankfully redundant American accent, the ultimate nu metal soundtrack (Linkin Park, Papa Roach) and a rat bomb. Yes thats a RAT BOMB. HTWAT-BackInTime-Final - Flixwatcher Its a film that poses more questions than answers - why does Delroy Lindo always play a detective? Why are the 124 different universes? Could a rodent of that size really generate that kind of explosion? Scores [supsystic-tables id='13'] Totally ridiculous and neither an example of good CGI or martial arts this James Wong film (we loved The X-Files and Final Destination) somehow managed to scrape 2.5 overall from the Flixwatcher hosts and guests - with Jay scoring it higher than Tony. ONE for Jet Li completists only. What do you guys think? Have you seen Jet Li's "The One"? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #012 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #012 Crew Jay Ludgrove (@BonesKnowsPod) and Tony Gordon @SirBonesley of How to Write a Tune How to Write a Tunes is available on iTunes so please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

"The One" was actually augmented by the Nu Metal soundtrack. We're adding "Last Resort" by Papa Roach and "Papercut" by Linkin Park to the playlist. Head over and subscribe to our list when you have a mo!  

More about Jet Li's "The One"

For more info on the Talented Mr Ripley, you can visit the IMDB page here or the Rotten Tomatoes page here. James Wong  @Botanygeek Jet Li    @VerifiedJetLi Carla Gugino     @carlagugino Delroy Lindo   @DelroyLindo Jason Statham     @realjstatham James Morrison     @JamesMorrisonOK Dylan Bruno     @DylanBruno12 Richard Steinmetz  @rs_steinmetz Steve Rankin  @steve_rankin

 

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Feb 11, 2017

Episode #011 of Flixwatcher podcast sees Felix Trench and Tom Crowley from Wooden Overcoats (the rival funeral director podcom) return, this time to discuss the 2012 Daniel Radcliffe film The Woman in Black.Wooden Overcoats on the Flixwatcher PodcastRecommended to Felix by gothic horror fan and Wooden Coats creator David, Felix and Tom watched this together over croissants - what are your favourite Netflix watching foods? Woman In Black-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 09 The Woman in Black is a film, based a stage play (the second longest running after The Mousetrap trivia fans) that is based on a horror novella by Susan Hill. This film version is the second film adaption with this version written by Jane Goldman. Naturally, for a film based on a book or a stage play, there is going to be similarities, the attention to detail in the sets was noted and admired (lovely woodwork) and relies on old-fashioned noises for scares and jumps. We discuss the evolution of Daniel Radcliffe post Harry Potter and enthusing about gothic horror films we really love (Crimson Peak, The Devils Backbone, The Haunting). Overall it scored a low 2.4, while it's not especially a bad film neither the hosts or the guests felt it compared with other modern horror films. While unlikely to scare, it succeeds in being a bit creepy. Watch it with a friend for that mini scream experience, maybe with some croissants.

Episode #011 Scores

[supsystic-tables id='12'] The Episode #001 crew rated this highly with a 4.2/ 5 so a pretty high standard to right off the bat here at Flixwatcher. The “Recommendability" scores were super high and Pirates was let down if anything by the “Repeat Viewing Score" What do you guys think? Have you seen Pirates an Adventure with Misfits? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Links to the Episode #011 Crew

Thanks to the Episode #001 crew Tom Crowley (@crowleey) and Felix Trench (@felixtrench and www.felixtrench.com) of Wooden Overcoats. Please find and subscribe to Wooden Overcoats on iTunes Visit their website www.woodenovercoats.com

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The Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

From Woman in Black theme "Woman in Black" we have added to our Flixwatcher Spotify and iTunes Playlists. Head to our playlists page and subscribe to them and maybe download the song yourself from iTunes if you fancy.

MORE ABOUT WOMAN IN BLACK

For more info on the Woman In Black! An Adventure with Scientists you can visit the IMDB page here! Woman in Black can be found on Rotten Tomatoes here. 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. If you want to tweet the lovely cast and crew about this episode that would be super smashing great of you! Here are all of their deets: Director:  James Watkins    @watkins_js Emma Shorey  @EmmaShoreyx Molly Harmon   @moIlyharmon Ellisa Walker-Reid    @ElissaWalker4 Sophie Stuckey   @sophiasparrows Daniel Radcliffe    @DanJRadcliffeNL Jessica Raine  @jessrainefans Roger Allam    @All_Allam

Feb 4, 2017

  ARQ-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 Set in a dystopian future (never, never utopian!) where there are no apples and only the bad guys have shoes, Renton (no not that Renton) a well groomed engineer/underwear model is stuck in a Groundhog Dog style loop which has something (or nothing) in connection with a mysterious energy source. Neither taut nor thrilling this sci-fi misfire had some interesting ideas but was let down by the cheap sets, unconvincing acting, incoherent plot and unintentional moments of comedy. Despite its short running time of 89 minute the film was a bit of a slog for all to watch and reminded everyone of much better time looping films than this (Groundhog Day, Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow). There was so, so much love for the far superior Edge of Tomorrow from everyone, maybe watch that instead (crosses fingers Netflix will have it soon...) Scores [supsystic-tables id='11'] Arq scored 1.9 overall and this was largely due to the fact that we all agreed it will look and experience would be a lot better in the cinema. It, therefore, scored low on the on the small screen score.   What do you guys think? Have you seen ARQ? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below! Links to the Episode #010 Crew Thanks to the Flixwatcher Podcast episode #010 crew Cathy Cullen (@cathycullen) and Dave Corkery (@thisiscorkery) of The Cinemile (@TheCinemile) and Shitegeist (@Shitegeistpod). If you like their brand of banter you should head over to their iTunes Page, listen to them and subscribe! Shitegeist Logo on Flixwatcher Podcast Our behind the scenes crew are our editors and podcast advisors in the form of GL Productions. Click on these links to visit the GLPro website or follow GL Productions on Twitter. Also, thanks to Mighty People for their Tunes Misty Eyes and Amazon that we use in the show. Go listen to more of the Mighty People songs on Soundcloud The Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist We tried to find some tunes from but were faced with this statement "There are no soundtrack albums in our database for this title." So unfortunately, we have nothing!! More about ARQ For more info on ARQ, you can visit the IMDB page here or the ARQ Rotten Tomatoes page here. 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. If you want to tweet the lovely cast and crew about this episode that would be super smashing great of you! Here are all of their deets: Tony Elliott    @tangoecho Robbie Amell   @RobbieAmell Rachael Taylor    @_Rachael_Taylor Shaun Benson   @shaunmbenson Gray Powell   @graypowell Jacob Neayem @jacobneayem Adam Butcher   @adambutcherstar Tantoo Cardinal   @tantooC Jamie Spilchuk   @jamiespilchuk     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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