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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: March, 2018
Mar 28, 2018

Its Episode 51, Annabel and Gemma from the Anthill podcast join us to review Annabel’s choice, the Oscar nominated 2017 film Mudbound. A 2017 American period drama directed by Dee Rees based on the novel of the same name by Hillary Jordan. Mudbound was acquired by Netflix following its Sundance Film Festival premiere and it earned itself four Oscar nominations, including Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song for Mary J. Blige, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography - making Rachel Morrison the first woman ever nominated in the category and Blige became the first person to ever be nominated for an acting and song award during the same year. YES, thats Mary J. Blige, in case you were wondering and she is pretty excellent playing the matriarch of the black family. Featured alongside a lot of actual mud is a strong supporting cast including Carey Mulligan, Garett Hedlund, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks and Jason Mitchell that all give solid performances, with both families being affected by the aftermath of war against the backdrop of the deep racist Ku Klux Klan.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='53'] Mudbound scores low on repeat viewing - it is not an easy watch - not necessarily rewarding but historically interesting and relevant. Overall it scores 3.25, high on recommendability but not so high on repeat viewing, if its on your list move it to the top now. What do you guys think? Have you seen Mudbound? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #051 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #051 Crew of Annabel Bligh @kabligh  and Gemma Ware @waresgemma from The Anthill Podcast. Find their website online here: https://theconversation.com/uk Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week

More about Mudbound

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

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Mar 21, 2018

Halfway to 100 it is Episode 50! Simon and Sam from the Picturehouse Podcast return for Simon's choice, the 2000 Kenneth (K-Lo) Lonergan drama You Can Count on Me staring the wonderful Mark Ruffalo and Laura Linney. Don't be fooled by the TERRIBLE promotional posters for this film, it isn't a romantic backpacker comedy one of the posters would imply or a grimacing laughter fest either - it is a complex and carefully observed film about family and grief. Both Linney and Ruffle are terrific in what were both breakthrough performances then, supported by a young Rory Culkin and the greatest performance by a moth in the history of cinema (Best Supporting Moth is yours little guy!).

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='51'] Scoring a very respectable 4.1 overall this is definitely worth a watch if only for the moth, JOKES! The film is great, go watch. Episode #050 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #050 Crew of Sam Clements @sam_clements and Simon Renshaw @SiRenshaw from The Picturehouse Podcast @Picturehouses. Find their website online here Please make sure you give them some love!

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

 

More about You Can Count On Me

For more info on You Can Count On Me, you can visit the You Can Count On Me IMDB page here or the You Can Count On Me Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Mar 14, 2018

For Episode 49 we break the no Adam Sandler rule to review the 2017 Noah (Bumbag) Baumbach film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Joining us are returning guests Gail Porter and Heat's Boyd Hilton. The Meyerowitz Stories If you're a fan of dysfunctional family comedy dramas set in New York you'll be in for a treat with Baumbach stepping in to fill the neurotic void now it’s no longer okay to watch Woody Allen films. Anti Sandler enthusiasts Gail and Helen had different reactions - Gail didn't bother to watch the film but Helen enjoyed the film and would consider re-watching Punch Drunk Love as a result. Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel and Emma Thompson, it’s a fantastic ensemble cast and although re-treads some familiar Baumbach territory (difficulty in parking in New York) and isn't his best (see Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale...) it's funny in places and recommended for completists.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='51'] Scoring 3.85 overall, brought down massively by Gail not having seen it - not a challenger to our highest Flixwatcher rated film What We Do In The Shadows ·but worth a watch. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Meyerowitz Stories? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #024 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #049 Crew of Crew of Gail Porter @Gailporter (gailporter.co.uk) and Boyd Hilton @boydhilton Please make sure you give them some love

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Nothing for this week!

More about The Meyerowitz Stories

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

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Mar 7, 2018

"It’s Episode 48! We welcome back guests Dave and Jen from Getting Better Acquainted and The Family Tree to discuss The Babadook, Dave’s choice.

The Babadook is a 2014 Australian psychological horror mother and son film, directed by Jennifer Kent, and a firm favourite of Mark Kermode.

Part nightmarish fairytale, part exploration of grief, part creaky house horror The Babadook is a terrifying beautiful journey into madness making one of the most intriguing horror films of recent times.

What it lacks in gore and blood it makes up for in tension and fear, think Don’t Look Now and The Shining, at times genuinely terrifying!

Scores

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Overall The Babadook scores 4.1 - pretty high and strongly recommended by Flixwatcher and Dave and Jen, rather surprising was that less love was shown from Twitter. Potentially a bit of a Marmite film.

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

Episode #048 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #048 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

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about The Babadook

For more info on Young Frankenstein, you can visit the The Babadook IMDB page here or the The Babadook Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Mar 1, 2018

On the eve of their latest season Beth Eyre and David K Barnes came into the Flixwatcher Pod Studio to talk about “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ for Episode 47! P&P&Z, as it will now be called, was chosen by David who wanted to see if this film would satisfy his desire to be the only person sitting in the center of the venn diagram of horror films, comedy films and Jane Austen adaptations. It turns out he might well be the only person! The full weight of the concept of P&P&Z is bourne wholly on the title and unfortunately suffers the same burden as many high concept films. The premise has a great idea, but the execution does not see the film all the way through to the end. The Flixwatcher Crew ranged from apprehensive and reluctant to excited to watch the film and all feelings prior to watching were justified. P&P&Z started off better than most of the crew expected and surprised most the the guys sitting round the table, but that “high” start ebbed away and by the 3rd act there was a lack of interest.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='49'] David admirably defends P&P&Z and gave it a 3 across the board. It picked up it’s highest rating of 3.5 in the Small screen Score category and but there was very little appetite to watch it again! What do you guys think? Have you seen Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #047 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #047 Crew of Beth Eyre @betheyre  and David K. Barnes - @velvetbarnes  davidkbarnes.com   from Wooden Overcoats @overcoatswooden. Find their website online here: woodenovercoats.com Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

As you read this season 3 of Wooden Overcoats has just started! Just type in “Wooden Overcoats” into any podcast place and you’ll be able to find them!

More about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

For more info on Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, you can visit the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies IMDB page here or the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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