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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: November, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

Iszi and ‘Bake Off’ Tom join Helen and Kobi for Episode 34! We’re reviewing the John Hughes 80’s classic and Iszi’s choice The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 04 All the school cliques (the princess, the jock, the brain, the weirdo and the rebel) turn up for detention on a Saturday morning and we spend two hours with them as they attempt to break down the stereotypes and maybe/maybe not become friends. Do you remember the sexual assault scene? Chances are you don’t, you remember the song and the dancing and probably some of the quotes but this uncomfortable moment seems to have been left out of the nostalgia surrounding the film. It still standouts out as one of the more interesting teen films from the 80s, but its fair to say it's not aged particularly well in places. If you haven’t seen it and are curious to see what the hype is about then you should watch this to make your own mind up, if you’ve seen it before and vaguely remember it you may want to revisit it and see how you feel about it now.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='25'] Tom HATED this film (it's like childbirth) and this is reflected clearly in his scores and it scores just over a 3 - not as high as the Flixwatcher team would probably have predicted. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Breakfast Club? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #034 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #034 Crew of Iszi Lawrence @iszi_lawrence and Tom Gilliford @Tom_gilliford Find their websites online here Iszi and Tom Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The tune for this week is "Don't you Forget about Me" by Simple minds

More about The Breakfast Club

For more info on The Breakfast Club you can visit The Breakfast Club IMDB page here or The Breakfast Club Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Nov 22, 2017

In this episode of Flixwatcher podcast we are joined by the lovely Gail Porter and the lovelier Boyd Hilton and we will be discussing the Netflix original film Okja. Okja-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 Okja is Gail's choice and she chose it as it was recommended by her daughter. It was directed by Korean director Bong joon-ho and written by Jon Ronson. It is a story set in the alternative present-day where the Mirando Corporation as lead by Tilda Swinton's character seeks to solve the problem of feeding the world by producing genetically modified super pigs. One such super pig, the eponymous Okja, is raised by a young girl called Mija who lives with her grandfather on a farm in Korea. Mija finds out that are Okja has to be taken away and goes on an adventure to save her best friend. Episode 33 crew found it quite difficult to assign a genre to Okja but that doesn't necessarily seem like a problem. Everyone enjoyed the cast and the overall theme and vibe of the film.

Scores

Okja scored a slightly disappointing 3.5. It scored highly on recommendability and engagement whilst watching but scored lower on repeat viewing and small screen score. It was a shame that many people didn't get the opportunity to see Okja at the cinema, however, it is great that films like this can get as wide a release as possible via Netflix What do you guys think? Have you seen Okja? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #033 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #033 Crew of Gail Porter @Gailporter (gailporter.co.uk) and Boyd Hilton @boydhilton Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week!

More about Okja

For more info on Okja, you can visit the Okja IMDB page here or the Okja Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Nov 15, 2017

It’s Episode 32 and angelic Adam and Michelle return for The Prophecy, the Christopher Walken fantasy thriller about evil angels. The Prophecy-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 It’s Adam’s (Fixer International) choice and Michelle (Tempus Magazine) joins Helen and Kobi to review “the best angel film made” (quote Adam) in the war against heaven and hell. Featuring an early Viggo Mortensen appearance and Elias Koteas with hair, it’s also a favourite of Simon (Bigger Boat Film Quiz). It’s almost a cult classic but fails to win new fans with Helen and Kobi. Released in 1995 it looks and feels much older - the SFX are, well, a bit naff. Horror sceptic Kobi remains sceptic of the horror genre and Helen, a horror fanatic (and Elias Koteas fan) wasn’t impressed! The plot is too incoherent, it’s so slow and over indulgent and the acting is hammy, it neither works as a horror nor a fantasy.

Scores

Unsurprisingly it doesn’t score highly, scoring 2.4, there will be fans of this out there but not Flixwatcher! If you do decide to give it a go - do not go for the big screen experience!! There are other films about angels, most of them much better, send us your favourites!

What do you guys think? Have you seen The Prophecy? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #032 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #032 Crew of Adam from Fixer International and Michelle @chelleajohnson from Tempus Magazine @tempusmagazine. Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week!

More about The Prophecy

For more info on The Prophecy, you can visit The Prophecy IMDB page here or The Prophecy Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Nov 9, 2017

In Episode 31 we are joined by Jenny and Eleanor from Story Etc to review the awesome Sing Street! Sing Street-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 04 Set in Dublin in the 1980s it follows the musical adventures of the band Sing Street - taking influences from Duran Duran and The Cure - it’s part musical part coming of age film. Driven by love at first sight the front man Connor convinces Raphina to star in his bands video for The Riddle of the Model, from there the band and friendships grow. Sing Street is a super sweet film that’s funny and magical and has its heart wholly in the right place. It celebrates friendships and first love and soundtracks with catchy and quirky tunes. Don’t put off by the musicals tag, it’s a film with songs in - it’s not La La Land or Les Mis - we promise you’ll be warmly rewarded with this gem of a film.

Scores

Sing Street scored very high across recommendability and generally well for repeat viewing, small screen and engagement (especially from Helen!) - overall a very high 4.2. A lot of love on Twitter too. Not seen it yet? What ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!?????

Episode #031 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #031 Crew of Jenny Redmond @jennyredredmond and Eleanor Rushton @wellybeana from Story Etc @storyetcpod. Find their website online here Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

This week we have added "Drive it Like You Stole It" and "The Riddle of The Model"

More about Sing Street

For more info on Sing Street, you can visit the Sing Street IMDB page here or the Sing Street Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Nov 1, 2017

It's the big THREE OHHH! Episode 30 sees Will and Joe return from Exploding Helicopter - your premier podcast for exploding helicopters. BOOM! This time we’re reviewing Joe’s choice Taika (THOR. RAGNAROK) Waitit’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople Hunt for the Wilderpeople-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 There’s no hiding that Flixwatcher are BIG Taika Waititi fans, currently our highest scoring Flixwatcher film is his comedy horror What We Do In the Shadows, so we were pretty happy to review this. The plot is pretty simple, Ricky Baker is a pretty bad egg and ends up on the run with his adopted Uncle Hec - the whole film works because of Waititi’s warm, sweet and daft humour and performances from Julian Dennison and Sam Neill. There are some moments where, quote Will it feels like it’s “trying too hard for quirk”, but its hard not to fall for the films charm, silliness and Kiwi humour.

Scores

It doesn’t beat What We Do In The Shadows - honestly though what will? - but scores full marks on the recommendability and overall scores a very respectable 4.1. A charming pick me up from the weird, uncertain reality we’re living in today. What do you guys think? Have you seen Hunt for the Wilderpeople? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #030 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #030 Crew of Will @chopperfireball and Joe @JoeScaramanga from Exploding Helicopter. Find their website online here Exploding Helicopter Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The song for this weeks playlist is "The Ricky Baker Birthday Song"

More about Hunt for the Wilderpeople

For more info on Hunt for the Wilderpeople you can visit the Hunt for the Wilderpeople IMDB page here or the Hunt for the Wilderpeople Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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