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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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Mar 30, 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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Mar 30, 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

Mar 30, 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!

 

Mar 30, 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

 

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Mar 30, 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.  

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Mar 30, 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-Exupéry (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

 

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Mar 30, 2017

Episode 6 sees the Flixwatcher team and guests Ben (Top Film Tip) and John (Future Music) reviewing the 2015 Netflix Original Beasts of No Nation. Ben's choice, described in Top Film Tip style "Orphaned African boy is swallowed into the quagmire of #IdrisElba's monstrous child army in crushing spellbinder #BEASTSOFNONATION"  For us first-time watchers the experience was brutal, enchanting, often funny and utterly compelling. Beasts of No Nation - Flixwatcher Podcast The episode #006 crew discussed the how astonishingly well made and at times beautiful the film was, whilst having the backdrop of the unimaginable violence and loss of childhood. Kudos to Idris Elba's remarkable performance as The Commandant, the flawed anti-hero, playing against type and adding depth to a character that could have been reduced to a stereotype. Child actors Abraham Attah (Agu) and Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye (Strika) gave compelling and assertive performances as the two boys who forge friendship and companionship against the bleakest of outlooks. Despite it being a brutal watch - you have been warned - it is a remarkable piece of filmmaking and in a rare Flixwatcher moment everyone is in universal agreement. With caveats.   Top Film Tip - Flixwatcher Podcast

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='7'] The overall Flixwatcher Rating for "Beasts of No Nation" was a very healthy 4.2! It was uniformly high with 5's across the board in "Recommendability Score" and "Engagement Score" brackets and lowest in the "Repeat Viewing Score". We all agreed that we would want to watch it again... just not soon. That's no slight against the film, more a testament to the tough storyline. It's not an easy Saturday night film!   What do you guys think? Have you seen From Beyond? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #006 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #006 Crew of Ben from @TopFilmTip and John (@JohnLunny) of www.mixcloud.com/john-lunny and futuremusic.fm Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The Soundtrack for the Beasts of No Nation was Scored by Dan Romer and we included the track "I saved your life" to the Flixwatcher Playlist  

More about Beasts of No Nation

For more info on Beasts of No Nation, you can visit the Beasts of No Nation IMDB page here or the Beasts of No Nation on Rotten Tomatoes page here. @BeastsOfNation Cary Joji Fukunaga    @therealfukunaga Idris Elba @IdrisElba Abraham Attah    @AttahNii Emmanuel Affadzi    @Affadzi Ricky Adelayitor   @rickyberwick Andrew Adote    @TandohAdote Vera Nyarkoah Antwi Ama K. Abebrese    @Ama_K_Abebrese Kobina Amissah-Sam    @Kobinaami1 Francis Weddey    @alka_seltzer666  

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.  

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Mar 30, 2017

Todd from "The Bitter End" chose the 80's Body Horror Classic "From Beyond" for Episode 5 of the Flixwatcher Podcast!From Beyond -Flixwatcher Podcast -   Todd is a big horror fan and first watched From Beyond as a young boy on VHS and it has stuck with him since then. The episode 005 crew were divided between horror and (Todd and Helen) non-horror (Tom and Kobi) fans so it would be interesting to see what they made of it.   The Bitter End Podcast - Flixwatcher Podcast The split was actually quite interesting in that the Bitter End guys both looked favourably on From Beyond. In particular, Todd managed to eek out some more points based on his enthusiasm and allegorical theories behind the film. This was a really interesting choice for a Flixwatcher episode so early on in our run and goes to highlight the depth and variety of choices on the Netflix platform.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='6'] The overall Flixwatcher Rating for From Beyond is a surprising  3.3! This was not expected going into the recording session but goes to show the courage in Todd's conviction. From Beyond scored highest in the "Engagement Score" bracket and lowest in the repeat viewing score. Once may be enough! What do you guys think? Have you seen From Beyond? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #005 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #005 Crew of The Bitter End. The Bitter End is available on iTunes so please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

There were no tunes from the film itself that we'd bring into the podcast BUT due to a nice piece of film trivia we've added "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys into the fold. Why? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out...  

More about From Beyond

For more info on the From Beyond, you can visit the From Beyond IMDB page here or the From Beyond Rotten Tomatoes page here. Stuart Gordon     @OfficialSGordon Jeffrey Combs    @jeffreycombs Barbara Crampton Ken Foree Ted Sorel   @TsSorel Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Bunny Summers    @bunniesummers Bruce McGuire    @dunord Del Russel    @deleuss1

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.

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Mar 30, 2017

It was Jay from "How to Write a Tune" chose the film for Episode 4 of the Flixwatcher Podcast!

Podcast! Talented Mr Ripley-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 01

He claimed it would be the "Artsy Fartsy" choice and appeal to the true cinephile in him. It was noted as being beautiful and creepy and noted for being a film of essentially being two distinct parts; lovely bits at the start and then the part where it started to go dark and creepy!

HTWAT-BackInTime-Final - Flixwatcher

The episode #004 crew had a lot of time for "The Talented Mr Ripley", letting Beth how beautiful the film looks as well as the interesting character study helmed by Damon is he spirals into aware of homicidal mania! It was really interesting to go back and review a younger Matt Damon together with Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett. This was pre-Jason Bourne Matt Damon and it showed in his physicality. It was also a really great to see Philip Seymour-Hoffman in the guise of Freddie who would ultimately starts to untangle Tom Ripleys web of deceit.

Scores

The overall Flixwatcher Rating for The Talented Mr Ripley is a strudy 3.9. It was  surprising to see it saw five across-the-board for recommendability score. The lower marks came with the repeat viewing and small screen score What do you guys think? Have you seen The Talented Mr Ripleu? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #004 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #004 Crew Jay Ludgrove (@BonesKnowsPod) and Tony Gordon @SirBonesley of @GLProUK 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

There was a heavy jazz theme throughout the whole of the talented Mr Ripley so for the Spotify list we are choosing to add a few of the jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and of course Charlie Parker!    

More about The Talented Mr Ripley

For more info on the Talented Mr Ripley, you can visit the TTMR IMDB page here or the TTMR Rotten Tomatoes page here. Matt Damon   @mattdamon_ Gwyneth Paltrow   @GwynethPaltrow Jude Law    @judehlaw Cate Blanchett     @blanchettcom Jack Davenport     @JDavenportfans  

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.

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Mar 30, 2017

Ep #003 - Amanda Knox With Josh from Footballistically Arsenal and Dave from Fortitude Magazine

The Netflix Original Documentary “Amanda Knox” was chosen by Josh Landy of “Footballistically Arsenal”. Josh was a student at Leeds University at the time of the Meredith Kircher murder. This cautionary tale was always in the background for him as this was the university that she attended whilst on a year away in Italy.

Amanda Knox - Flixwatcher Podcast As a former journalist, it was interesting to hear Josh’s take on the Daily Mail journalist Nick Pisa. He was able to give some insight into the way that Nick was thinking and talking during the documentary, which potentially helped to stave off an absolute mauling from the rest of the Flixwatcher peeps.

Did Nick Pisa have to be so “smug” about everything, though? Dave Hudson of “Fortitude Magazine” was not best pleased about Nick “Piece of Something” Pisa.

Footballistically Arsenal - Amanda Knox on Flixwatcher Podcast

The episode #003 crew were generally favourable towards the Amanda Knox documentary, both in terms of the way it was shot and the insight into the story that it gave. It was interesting in particular to see the how big a feature of the film that Amanda Knox was herself and we talk about that in detail in this episode. The documentary shows the details leading up to the day of the murder and the aftermath following the bumbling Italian police as they do everything in their poorly equipped hands to pin the crime directly on Amanda and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.

It was great to see the amount of behind the scenes information detail in spite of the fact we were following the bumbling cops. This, of course, had some parallels with the true crime instant classic documentary series “Making A Murderer” which came out just under a year ago, including scenes of unconvincing DNA evidence.

 

Scores The overall Flixwatcher Rating for this-this Amanda Knox is a decent 3.6. We all would love to see Netflix produce more documentaries like this. Amanda Knox only really let itself down with the “Repeat Viewing" score, which I think that’s actually pretty fair. What do you guys think? Have you seen Amanda Knox? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #003 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #003 Crew Josh Landy (@Josh_Landy) of Footballistically Arsenal, Play With a Legend and Bake with a Legend and Dave Hudson (@IamDaveHudson) of Fortitude Magazine and Mattr Media. Footballistically Arsenal is available on iTunes so please make sure you give them some love

Fortitude Logo Flixwatcher Podcast Amanda KNox

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist There were no actual tunes Amanda Knox worth adding to the Flixwatcher Playlist but we found this bizarre Amanda Knox song on Spotify. We’re not going to add this to the playlist now as it is far too random but

have a listen here.

 

In the meantime please do swing on by our playlists page and subscribe to them and download the songs yourself from iTunes if you’re feeling fancy.

More about The Amanda Knox Netflix Original

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

Rod Blackhurst @rodblackhurst

Brian McGinn @brimcgi

Amanda Knox    @amamaknox

Raffaele Sollecito    @Raffasolaries

Giuliano Mignini   @gpeparini

Nick Pisa   @NickPisa

Rudy Guede   @Free_RudyGuede

Valter Biscotti   @valterbiscotti

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Mar 30, 2017

Episode #002 Manhattan w/ Cathy and Dave of The Cinemile and Shitegeist

The Woody Allen Classic Manhattan was chosen by Cathy Cullen of The Cinemile Podcast. She had never watched it before and this would prove to be a great opportunity to discuss the film before the Flixwatcher Podcast studio audience. (Ps there is no Flixwatcher Podcast studio audience 😉 ) Cathy was joined with her husband and The Cinemile co-host Dave, who also presents on the podcast “The Shitegeist”. Manhattan - Flixwatcher Podcast Everyone agreed the Manhattan is a beautiful film but the conversation kept on going back to the creeping nature of the central relationship between Woody Allen and the 17-year-old protagonist played by Mariel Hemingway.

 

The assembled Flixwatcher Crew find it hard to look past both this relationship, the fact that none of his friends seems to have a problem with the relationship and the fact that infidelity was treated in such a casual manner throughout the film. There are definite merits to Manhattan.

It contains Woody Allen’s typical brand of fast talking comedy coupled with beautiful scenery and striking images of NYC as well as the Gershwin "Rhapsody in blue

soundtrack".

Scores

Manhattan scored 2.9 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 Manhattan? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Links to the Episode #002 Crew

Thanks to the Flixwatcher Podcast episode #002 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

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 From Manhattan, we added the song “Rhapsody In Blue” by George Gershwin, of course, to our 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 Manhattan For more info on Manhattan, you can visit the IMDB page here or the Manhattan 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!

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Woody Allen      @WoodyAllen

Diane Keaton    @Diane_Keaton

Mariel Hemingway    @MarielHemingway

Meryl Streep         @MerylStreepPage

Anne Byrne Hoffman     @AnneReports

Karen Ludwig    @KarenLudwigMP

Michael O'Donoghue       @mod124

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Mar 30, 2017

Ep #001 - Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists with Tom and Felix of Wooden Overcoats

In our first episode, we chat about Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists/ A Band of Misfits (depending on where in the world you live) as chosen by Tom of Wooden Overcoats! Tom had never seen it before and chose it to bury a grudge with a former co-worker who said that it was rubbish.

Episode 001 of the Flixwatcher Podcast

We were also joined by Felix from Wooden overcoats, who had no Idea what a Christmas Ham was.

Wooden Overcoats on the Flixwatcher Podcast

The Aardman classic Pirates! (Insert your favourite ending here) tells the story of the “Pirate Captain” and his quest to become “Pirate of the Year” even though he gets beaten every year by better Pirates as voiced by Lenny Henry, Salma Hayek and Hugh Grant.

Pirates! is one of the most densely packed films since Airplane!.. and they both have exclamation marks at the end.

Scores

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 #001 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

Wooden Overcoats on Instagram
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Wooden Overcoats on Tumblr

 

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

From Pirates! we added the songs The tune “I’m Not Crying” and Tenpole Tudor classic “Swords of a Thousand Men”, "Alright" by Supergrass, "London Calling” by the Clash and “You Can Get It If You Really Want” 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 PIRATES! AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS

For more info on the Pirates! An Adventure with Scientists you can visit the IMDB page here or the Pirates! Pirates! An adventure with Scientists can be found on Rotten Tomatoes here.

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: Peter Lord @PeteLordAardman   

Hugh Grant: @HackedOffHugh

Martin Freeman: @Marfrman

Imelda Staunton: @ImeldaStaunton

Jeremy Piven: @jeremypiven

Lenny Henry: @LennyHenry

Salma Hayek: @salmahayek

Brian Blessed: @brianblessed

Aardman Animation Studios: @aardman

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Mar 17, 2017

Halfway to 30, its Episode #015 and we welcome back Rachel and Simon from Level Up Human for Rachel’s choice the unlikeliest natural disaster Sharknado 3. "Oh Hell No." Thats right, the THIRD, in the Sharknado series. What is the premise you might ask, do you really care, its called Sharknado. Sharknado 3. Shark advocate Simon genuinely loved it, but wouldn’t describe as ‘good’. Kobi had concerns about the possibly of an actual sharknado. Helen was not impressed not even with the David Hasselhoff cameo. Sadly it doesn’t pass the Bechdel test. Preposterous only begins to scratch the surface, if you love chainsaws, extreme product placement and frilled sharks this is the movie for you. It doesn’t score highly, are you surprised? Its about a sharknado. Fun fact, geckos can’t survive in space, but apparently sharks can…

Scores

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Episode #015 Crew Links

Just to remind you all, the Episode #015 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

The Sharknado 3 Soundtrack is a travesty and contains a "Jedward" song so forfeits the right to be included in the episode!  

More about Sharknado 3

If you want to know more about Sharknado 3 you can find check it out on IMDB or you can find more info via Rotten Tomatoes. Anthony C. Ferrante      @acferrante Ian Ziering       @IanZiering Tara Reid      @TaraReid Cassandra Scerbo     @CassieScerbo Frankie Muniz    @frankiemuniz Ryan Newman    @ryrynewman David Hasselhoff      @DavidHasselhoff Mark Cuban    @mcuban Bo Derek     @boderek

 

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Mar 8, 2017

It was a pleasure to welcome Helen Zaltzman from "The Allusionist" and "Answer Me This" Podcast as well as her former flatmate and current Pappy, Matthew Crosby from "Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown" and "Pappy's Bangers and Mash" for the first time! We chat about Matthew's choice of film the delightful "What We Do In The Shadows"     What we do in the Shadows, here after referred to as "WWDITS" is a magical comedy that is carved out of 120hrs worth of filming. 120hrs, incidentally, is the average length of a Judd Apatow film. WWDITS is dually directed by Jemaine Clement of "Flight of the Conchords" fame and Taika Waititi, soon to be of "Thor: Ragnorok". The mockumentary follows the story of 4 vampires who "Flat" together in Wellington, New Zealand and their hum drum life as they prepare for the big event in the calendar, The Masquerade Ball. Both directors wrote and star in this as well as Conchords alumnus Rhys Darby and a new crop of funny Kiwis, including the guys that play knitting vampire "Deacon" and Nick and Stu.    

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='14'] WWDITS is currently our highest scoring film with a smashing 4.7 out of 5 given that it's easy to watch and re-watch, funny, great for a small screen and 85mins!

Episode #014 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #014 Crew of Helen Zaltman (@helenzaltzman) from The Allusionist (@AllusionistShow) and Answer Me This (@helenandolly) and Matthew Crosby (@matthewcrosby), from "Pappy's Flatshare Slamdown" and "Pappy's Bangers and Mash" (@Pappystweet) Click on all of their links below to find them iTunes

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Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Another chance to chuck some Flight of the Conchords in there! This time "Robots"  

More about What We Do In The Shadows

For more What We Do In The Shadows, you can visit  The What We Do in the Shadows IMDB page here or The What We Do in the Shadows on Rotten Tomatoes page here.   Jemaine Clement @AJemaineClement, Taika Waititi @TaikaWaititi Jonny Brugh @JonnyBrugh Cori Gonzalez-Macuer @corigm Stu Rutherford @stuetr Ben Fransham @benfransham Jackie van Beek @jackievanbeek Elena Stejko @Elena_Stejko

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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

Wooden Overcoats on Instagram Wooden Overcoats Facebook Page

Wooden Overcoats on Tumblr  

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!

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

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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

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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-Exupéry (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.  

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