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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: December, 2018
Dec 19, 2018

Ep #089 Allied with Stephanie and Emma From The Mighty Foof Podcast

It’s Episode 89! Ems and Stephanie from The Mighty Foof join Flixwatcher to review the 2016 Robert Zemeckis film Allied starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

 

Allied pitches itself as a wartime spy thriller early on but quickly descends into dreary wartime melodrama, not even the wonderful Marion Cotillard can save this cumbersome disappointment.

On paper this should have been so much more, but unintentional comedy moments (sex in a sandstorm) and complete lack of passion between Pitt and Cotillard make it not only disappointing but a bit embarrassing for all involved.

 

There isn’t enough spying or action to make it the wartime thriller it thinks it might be and the romance unconvincing. There are some highlights, the costumes deserved its lone Academy Award nomination and the Casablanca scenes have some fun.

Scores

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Allied surprisingly scores 3.47 (despite the low scores from Kobi). There really is no reason to watch this film four times though, once is more than enough if you manage to make it through its laborious run time of two hours and four minute run time.

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

Episode #089 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #089 Crew of Emma  and Stephanie from The Mighty Foof  @TheMightyFoof

Find their website online here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-mighty-foof/id1409816749

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Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Allied

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

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Dec 12, 2018

It’s Episode 88! Olly Man (Modern Mann) and Alix Fox (Unexpected Fluids) to review Olly’s choice the 1975 Woody Allen comedy Love and Death. Unbelievably Love and Death comes in between the bonkers Sleeper and largely considered his masterpiece, Annie Hall. The tail end of what is often referred to as his ‘earlier funnier ones’ and Love and Death is funny and silly. This comes before what is now largely an unwatchable experience, Manhattan, and the obsession with girls clearly more than half Allen’s age. Did we mention it’s silly? So silly. Some of the visual gags and slapstick are still funny and it’s so ridiculous at times that it zips along quite nicely with its 95-minute run-time. It also features a perfect performance by Diane Keaton who gets as many of the brilliant gags and witty dialogue - which doesn’t happen much for actresses at all, let alone the 70s.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='91'] Love and Death is no Annie Hall and the scores reflect this, scoring 3.48 overall, it’s definitely more recommended than Manhattan. What do you guys think? Have you seen Love and Death? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #088 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #088 Crew of Olly Man (@OllyMann)  and Alix Fox (@AlixFox) from Modern Mann (@themodernmann) Find their website online here: https://www.modernmann.co.uk/ Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Love and Death

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

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Dec 5, 2018

It’s Episode 87! Not Another Book Podcast return one last time for Books and Rhymes choice the 2014 documentary Iris, about the 97 year old fashion icon Iris Apfel. Who is Iris and why would you make a documentary about her? Two questions that the documentary doesn’t really answer. This documentary follows Iris around as she shops for the unusual and colourful clothes and accessories she is now know for, gives speeches on fashion and style and hanging around with her adorable husband. Her fame as we know her now arrived about 2005 after an exhibition of her clothes by The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art but she achieved success with the textile company she owned with her husband prior to this.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='90'] As a documentary, Iris doesn’t really teach you much about her life or Iris behind the clothes and accessories. It merely captures on film a snapshot of her life, which feels like a wasted opportunity to learn more about this fascinating person. Iris scores more generously from our guests than from Flixwatcher and Iris scores a respectable 3.1 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Iris? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #087 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #087 Crew of Books and Rhymes @BooksAndRhymes, Post Colonial Child @postcolonialchi, and Book Shy Books @bookshybooks, from Not Another Book Podcast @NABookPodcast. Find their website online here: https://linktr.ee/nabookpodcast Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

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 Iris

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

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