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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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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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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

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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 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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Nov 30, 2018

It’s Episode 86! Imriel Morgan (Wanna Be Podcast and Shout Out Network) and Sofie Hagen (Made of Human and Secret Dinosaur Cult) join us for Imriel’s choice, the 2018 Netflix film To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Based on the novel of the same name by Jenny Han, directed by Susan Johnson and starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo. While there is nothing particular new or surprising about the plot of To All The Boys, what is surprising and refreshing is the characters and loveliness flowing through the whole film. The lead, Lara, is played by Vietnamese born actress Lana Condor, which considering most female leads in rom coms are white Americans is a pretty big deal. What makes it even more of a bid deal is they don’t draw attention to it or make a plot point, boom! Zipping along at 99 minutes the film is a breeze and the chemistry between the two leads is always believable. Scores [supsystic-tables id='89']There was a lot of love for To All The Boys from everyone, a LOT of love, nearly so much love that it toppled newly crowned Flixwatcher champion When Harry Met Sally off the top. Nearly but not quite, but scoring a very respectable 4.78. They’ve just announced a sequel so watch this now! What do you guys think? Have you seen To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #086 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #086 Crew of Imriel Morgan (@ImiMorgan)  from Wanna Be Podcast (@WannaBePodcast) and Shout Out Network(@ShoutOutLdn) and Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen)  from Made of Human (@podmoh) and Secret Dinosaur Cult (@SecretDinoCult) Find their website online here: https://www.wannabepodcast.com/  and  http://www.sofiehagen.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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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 To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

For more info on  To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, you can visit the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before IMDB page here or the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Tomatoes page here.

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Nov 21, 2018

It’s Episode 85! JoJCast’s Jay and Jo join us to review probably the greatest romantic comedy ever made, When Harry Met Sally. Can men and women ever truly just be friends? Is the question When Harry Met Sally asks throughout its weaving in and out of Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) lives though the years. Directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron is responsible in part for every other romantic comedy to follow since. The reason why? It’s brilliant. It’s an hour and a half of dazzling brilliance. Not a second is wasted, it’s funny and cute, Crystal and Ryan get equally great lines, Carrie Fisher and it’s set in New York. Scores [supsystic-tables id='88']Very few romcoms are When Harry Met Sally, and while we expected it might score high we didn’t predict it would be the film to topple What We Do In The Shadows from being the highest rated Flixwatcher. Scoring a massive 4.78 we have a new champion. Twitter agreed with us too. Go and celebrate with some Pecan pie. What do you guys think? Have you seen When Harry Met Sally? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #085 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #085 Crew of Jay and Jo from JoJCast’s  (@jojcast) Find their website online here: http://jojcastpod.podbean.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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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 When Harry Met Sally

For more info on  When Harry Met Sally, you can visit the When Harry Met Sally IMDB page here or the When Harry Met Sally Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Nov 14, 2018

It’s Episode 84! Returning guests Boyd and Josh from Footballistically Arsenal return for Boyd’s choice the 1995 David Fincher serial killer noir Se7en. Amazingly Josh had NEVER seen Se7en prior to coming on Flixwatcher, he did not know what was in the box. If you also do not know what’s in the box STOP READING AND WATCH THE FILM NOW. Morgan Freeman is the cop on his last case working with the young gun Brad Pitt in his first case in the new department on the trail of a madman/genius working his way through the seven deadly sins in a variety of gruesomely inventive murders. Scores [supsystic-tables id='86']Unsurprisingly Se7en scores highly across all categories (Boyd scores it a perfect 20) and comes out overall 4.57 - a very high score for a very fine film. What do you guys think? Have you seen Se7en? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #084 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #084 Crew of Boyd Hilton (@boydhilton) and Josh Landy (@Josh_Landy) from Footballistically Arsenal() Find their website online here: http://playbackmedia.co.uk/podcasts/footballistically-arsenal/ Please make sure you give them some love

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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 Se7en

For more info on  Se7en, you can visit the Se7en IMDB page here or the Se7en Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Nov 7, 2018

It’s Episode 83? The brothers de Semlyen Nick (Empire Magazine) and Phil (Time Out) return for Nick’s choice, the 1985 John Landis film Into the Night.

Starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeffier with a cameo appearance from David Bowie and numerous famous and obscure directors.

It’s fair to say this is one of Landis and Goldblums leader know films despite its era and cast, probably because it’s a very strange film.

Surprisingly frequently violent and really, really dark it is also punctuated by moments of comedy and moments that wouldn’t be out of place in a David Lynch film. There isn’t really much point in trying to explain the plot, if you’re a fan of any of its stars or directions involved and haven’t seen it yet it’s definitely worth a watch. If you’re a film buff you can always just watch it and play spot the director!

Kobi isn’t sure what he thinks of it and Helen thinks it’s weird - Into the Night has many similarities with Midnight Run but without the funny, sweet buddy moments and more nudity.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='85']The Blues Brothers it isn’t, Into the Night scores low across all the categories (except small score) but still manages to scrap a overall score of 2.62, not essential but not too terrible either.

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

Episode #083 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #083 Crew of Phil de Semlyen @PhildeSemlyen from Time Out Film @timeout and Nick de Semlyen @NickdeSemlyen from Empire Magazine @empiremagazine

Find their website online here:

https://www.timeout.com/ and https://www.empireonline.com/

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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 Into The Night

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

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Oct 31, 2018

It’s Episode 82! Drunk Women Solving Crime (Hannah and Taylor) join us to review the 2017 documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, Hannah’s choice. Jim & Andy is the result of several hours of filming Jim Carrey in ‘character’ behind the scenes on the set for the 1999 film Man on the Moon and Jim Carrey now ruminating on what happened literally and spiritually during the filming. This documentary was released by Netflix and the footage captured was allegedly wanted destroyed by Universal Pictures (who produced Man on the Moon) because they didn’t want people to think Jim Carrey was an asshole. You can begin to imagine what this documentary is like. Part car crash and part journey into the art involved in perfecting a performance, it’s also one mans tribute to a man he admired and occasionally imitated. Interesting, bizarre, intense and fascinating, it might be a documentary but it’s impossible to tell what is real and what is planned.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='84'] There was a lot of love for both Jim AND Andy from Flixwatcher and guests, if there is one word to describe it, it is fascinating - as a documentary and a film - and rare for a documentary rewards with repeat viewings. Jim & Andy scores overall a very high 4.31, we recommend! What do you guys think? Have you seen Jim & Andy? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #082 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #082 Crew of Hannah George @taylorglennUK and Taylor Glenn @taylorglennUK from Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast @drunkwomenpod Find their website online here: https://www.acast.com/drunkwomen 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 Jim & Andy

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

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Oct 24, 2018

It’s Episode 81! Alix Fox and Olly Mann from The Modern Mann podcast join Flixwatcher to review Alix’s choice the comedy drama the Fundamentals of Caring, the 2016 film starring Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts. Based on the book, The Revised Fundamentals of Caring, this film version stars Rudd as a carer to wheelchair user Roberts and also features Selima Gomez as a hitchhiker and love interest. While it may feel like the Fundamentals of Caring isn’t saying anything new on the road trip personal journey of development movie trope it does show people with disabilities as normal people, funny, witty humans with sexual desires.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='83'] The comedy moments may or may not make you piss your knickers but this road trip and personal journey is sweet and it’s heart in its right place, it’s a cosy indie film with strong performances from all the cast. Let down by a so-so soundtrack and a bit of an odd ending, but with a run time of one hour 37 minutes you can forgive those sins. The Fundamentals of Caring scores a strong 3.37 overall, recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Fundamentals of Caring? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #081 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #081 Crew of Alix Fox () and Olly Mann ( ) from The Modern Mann podcast (@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 The Fundamentals of Caring

For more info on The Fundamentals of Caring, you can visit the The Fundamentals of Caring IMDB page here or the The Fundamentals of Caring Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Oct 17, 2018

This is Episode 80! Not Another Book podcast return, this time for Bookshybooks choice, 10 Cloverfield Lane, the second film in the Cloverfield franchise. 10 Cloverfield Lane is the J. J. Abrams produced 2016 film starring John Goodman (Howard) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Michelle). Following a car crash Michelle wakes up in a bunker, chained to her bed but receiving medical care, is Howard keeping her safe or keeping her prisoner? 10 Cloverfield Lane is at its best when it plays between psychological thriller and perceived horror, it’s let down when the aliens arrive. The tension hinges on Howard, Goodman is superb and the viewer is constantly questioning his intentions - is he really a saviour and keeping them safe or has he had multiple victims - there is no answer even at the end.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='82'] 10 Cloverfield Lane works great within its genre, it might not be treading new ground but it plays on its strengths well and Goodmans performance makes it very watchable. With five people in the studio scoring got a bit chaotic but overall it amazingly scored 3.42. There was a bit more love over on Twitter. What do you guys think? Have you seen 10 Cloverfield Lane? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #080 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #080 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 10 Cloverfield Lane

For more info on 10 Cloverfield Lane, you can visit the 10 Cloverfield Lane IMDB page here or the 10 Cloverfield Lane Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Oct 10, 2018

It’s Episode 79! Ben (Top Film Tip) and George (Retro Ramble Podcast) return, this time for Ben’s choice the 2016 black comedy Catfight.
Catfight is a Greek tragedy of sorts, but mostly a black comedy punctuated with moments of Tom and Jerry style violence. It stars Anne Heche and Sandra Oh as two rivals who are reunited by chance and take out their frustrations of their own failings and jealousy of the other by basically beating the shit out of each other.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=81]Catfight received a mix reaction from Flixwatcher, but a lot of love from Ben, while it wasn’t to everyone’s taste there will be an audience for this nihilistic, very dark ultra violent film with extremely unlikeable characters. Overall Catfight scores 3.1 (not helped by a really low engagement score of 1.5 from Kobi), not too bad considering the overall lack of love. Miaow! What do you guys think? Have you seen Catfight? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #079 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #079 Crew of Ben @topfilmtip and George (Retro Ramble Podcast) @retrorambleblog  Find their website online here: http://retroramble.blog/ Please make sure you give them some love

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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!

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Oct 3, 2018

In episode 78 we’re joined by Picturehouse Podcast ladies Sarah and Corrina for Sarah’s choice Good Time. Good Time is the 2017 film starring Robert (can we stop mentioning Twilight yet?) Pattison as Connie, a small time thief who instigates a series of increasingly catastrophic events in one night after a failed bank robbery.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='80'] Good Time relies on the audience to truly suspend their belief and accept the path it embarks on without questioning its logic to an equally frenetic and dizzying soundtrack from Oneohtrix Point Never. With a run time of 99 minutes even the worst Netflix short attention span watchers should be able give it a view. Good Time scores highly across all the categories and scores 3.54 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Good Time? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #078 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #078 Crew of Corrina Antrobus (@corrinacorrina) and Sarah Cook (@CookieNScreen) from Picturehouse Podcast (@CentralPictureH) Find their websites online at: https://corrinacorrina.net/  and  https://moviesonweekends.com/ 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 Good Time

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

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Sep 26, 2018

It’s episode 77! Returning guests Jason and Tiernan (from the award-winning Stop and Search and Partly Political podcast respectively) are back for Jason’s choice, Stir Crazy starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. A childhood favourite (and as old as Kobi) of Jason’s that he decided to revisit and bring to the Flixwatcher team. I say team as Tiernan neglected to watch it! It’s surprisingly not racist, risky, misogynistic or homophobic as you might predict for its era, one of the other things it isn’t is funny. From the promise of Pryor, Wilder and Sidney Poitier you expect much, much more.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='79'] At 1 hour AND 51 minutes is very, very long for an unfunny, ridiculous caper and this is reflected in its very low scores. Overall Stir Crazy scores 2.37, not the lowest but still quite low. For Pryor and Wilder completists only. What do you guys think? Have you seen Stir Crazy? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #077 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #077 Crew of Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) and Jason Reed (@JasonTron) from the Partly Political Broadcast (@ParPolBro) and Stop and Search Podcast(@UKLEAP) Find their websites online at: http://www.partlypoliticalbroadcast.co.uk  and  http://ukleap.org 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 Stir Crazy

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Sep 19, 2018

It’s Episode 76! Suruthi and Hannah from Red Handed return for Suruthi’s choice the 2015 horror film It Follows. The ‘monsters’ in It Follows are mostly naked creepy old women and freaky kids, summoned by teens having sex (of course), once infected the only way to survive is to pass it on or killed by an invisible, super strong, sex ghost. Scores [supsystic-tables id='78'] It feels very much like an 80s John Carpenter film, with a killer soundtrack, absence of parents, dreary run down Americana but also feels modern despite the lack of modern technology, earning its own genre of hipster horror. It Follows scores 3.64, let down by low repeat viewing and that we all enjoy a good horror film cinema experience. We’re also curious to know if there are any other fans of Apocalypto out there????? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #076 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #076 Crew Suruthi Bala @suruthibala  and Hannah from true crime podcast "RedHanded" @RedhandedThePod Find their website online here: https://www.acast.com/redhanded 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 Casting JonBenét

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

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Sep 12, 2018

It’s Episode 75! Eleanor and Elizabeth return for Eleanor’s choice The Purge, the first film in the Purge series. The Purge (2013) is what we’ll call the original Purge as they’ve confusingly released a film in the series called The First Purge (2018) that is set before The Purge. In this Purge Ethan Hawke and Lena Heady are the home invasion victims after their (not so secure) secure house is targeted when they take in a Purge prize (homeless man). Subtlety is not The Purge’s style, it hammers home it’s high concept with the same glee and force of the participants doing their purging. If you ignore that the whole film hinges on an early single action and buy into its concept you’ll have a lot of fun with its unapologetic style.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='77']Overall The Purge scores 3.82, if there was additional points for an under 90 minutes runtime it would have scored full marks there, but there isn’t so 3.82 it is. Over on Twitter the general view was the later Purges we’re better - seen them all? Do send us your reviews. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Purge? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #075 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #075 Crew of Elizabeth Sankey @sankles from Summer Camp band @summercampband and Eleanor McDowall @Ellie_McDowall from Radio Atlas @radioatlas 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 The Purge

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

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Sep 5, 2018

It’s episode 74 and it’s a sibling special! Phil (Time Out Film) and Nick (Empire Magazine) de Semlyen join us for Phil’s choice the 2010 David Fincher film The Social Network. If you’ve never heard of The Social Network you’ll definitely know Facebook, this is the (elaborated) true story of The Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the lawsuits that followed. Whilst the premise is interesting but not exciting the fun and sharpness is from the Aaron Sorkin (Oscar winning) screenplay and career making performances from Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake and Rooney Mara. Also features a fantastic Trent Reznor soundtrack.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='76']The Social Network scores high 4s across the recommendability but loses points on repeat viewing coming in overall at 3.92, recommended! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Social Network? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #074 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #074 Crew of Phil de Semlyen @PhildeSemlyen from Time Out Film @timeout and Nick de Semlyen @NickdeSemlyen from Empire Magazine @empiremagazine Find their website online here: https://www.timeout.com/ and https://www.empireonline.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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More about The Social Network

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Aug 29, 2018

It’s Episode 73 and it’s a special edition! For this episode we have THREE guests! Not Another Book Podcast join us to review the 2013 documentary Blackfish, the choice of Post Colonial Child. If you haven’t seen this heartbreaking and shocking documentary - stop reading and head straight to Netflix. A modern day tragedy for human and mammals, Blackfish is the true story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale responsible for the death of three people. It’s focus is the tragic death of Dawn Branchau, an experienced and dedicated SeaWorld trainer and the incidents of abuse to the whale that killed her leading up to the violent incident. Barely making a ripple at the box office the legacy of Blackfish is still being felt, John Lassiter and Andrew Stanton changed the story of Finding Nemo after watching this and SeaWorld faced an 84% drop in profits in 2015.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='75'] Its impossible not to be moved or shocked by this well directed and captive documentary and it’s power is reflected in the scores from Flixwatcher and guests. Blackfish scores overall a strong 4.19, especially for a documentary- recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Blackfish? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #073 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #073 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

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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 Blackfish

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

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Aug 29, 2018

It’s Episode 73 and it’s a special edition! For this episode we have THREE guests! Not Another Book Podcast join us to review the 2013 documentary Blackfish, the choice of Post Colonial Child. If you haven’t seen this heartbreaking and shocking documentary - stop reading and head straight to Netflix. A modern day tragedy for human and mammals, Blackfish is the true story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale responsible for the death of three people. It’s focus is the tragic death of Dawn Branchau, an experienced and dedicated SeaWorld trainer and the incidents of abuse to the whale that killed her leading up to the violent incident. Barely making a ripple at the box office the legacy of Blackfish is still being felt, John Lassiter and Andrew Stanton changed the story of Finding Nemo after watching this and SeaWorld faced an 84% drop in profits in 2015.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='75'] Its impossible not to be moved or shocked by this well directed and captive documentary and it’s power is reflected in the scores from Flixwatcher and guests. Blackfish scores overall a strong 4.19, especially for a documentary- recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Blackfish? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #073 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #073 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

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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 Blackfish

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

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Aug 29, 2018

It’s Episode 73 and it’s a special edition! For this episode we have THREE guests! Not Another Book Podcast join us to review the 2013 documentary Blackfish, the choice of Post Colonial Child. If you haven’t seen this heartbreaking and shocking documentary - stop reading and head straight to Netflix. A modern day tragedy for human and mammals, Blackfish is the true story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale responsible for the death of three people. It’s focus is the tragic death of Dawn Branchau, an experienced and dedicated SeaWorld trainer and the incidents of abuse to the whale that killed her leading up to the violent incident. Barely making a ripple at the box office the legacy of Blackfish is still being felt, John Lassiter and Andrew Stanton changed the story of Finding Nemo after watching this and SeaWorld faced an 84% drop in profits in 2015.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='75'] Its impossible not to be moved or shocked by this well directed and captive documentary and it’s power is reflected in the scores from Flixwatcher and guests. Blackfish scores overall a strong 4.19, especially for a documentary- recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Blackfish? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #073 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #073 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

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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 Blackfish

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

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Aug 22, 2018

It’s Episode 72! Beyond the Boxset’s Harry and John return for Harry’s choice the 2018 science fiction fantasy from genius Alex Garland, Annihilation. Annihilation was not intended to be a straight to Netflix release and this is evident is the vast cinema landscape the film inhabitants but it’s is cinemas loss and Netflix’s gain. Rare for a science fiction film the main ensemble is all female, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotn (Oscar Issac and Benedict Wong are minor characters) are on a part rescue, part exploration and part suicide mission into a mysterious shimmer with freaky bears and crazy DNA. Ex Machina part 2 this is not and it largely divided critics and audiences equally on its release - this is not your conventional film.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='74'] Annihilation scores particularly high on recommendability but lower on the small screen score (not surprising) and overall a very respectable 4.04. What do you guys think? Have you seen Annihilation? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #072 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #072 Crew of John Lucas @JLucas86 and Harry Chappell @harrychapp from Beyond The Box Set @BeyondTheBoxSet.  Find their website online here : http://beyondtheboxset.com Please make sure you give them some love

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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 Annihilation

For more info on Annihilation, you can visit the Annihilation IMDB page here or the Annihilation Totten Tomatoes page here.

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Aug 15, 2018

Welcome to Episode 71! Our guests are George (Retro Ramble Podcast) and Ben (@topfilmtip on Twitter) and we’re reviewing George’s choice the 1997 high concept sci fi Gattaca. Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law star in this criminally overlooked film set in a futuristic society driven by eugenics where Hawke fights to claim his space at Gattaca Aerospace Corporation and travel in space despite his genetic disadvantages. Despite the terrible, terrible, TERRIBLE film posters Gattaca is just shy of brilliant. One reason why the film doesn’t feel dated is its focus on script and feel, from the building design to lack of technology to the crisp suits it means the acting tells the story. All the leads are great, even if Uma is a big underused and there are a few delights in the supporting roles.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=73]Gattaca was a big hit and welcome rewatch from Flixwatcher and guests and scores very highly on recommendability but loses points on the small screen score. Scoring a very strong 3.91 overall Gattaca is highly recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Gattaca? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #071 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #071 Crew of Ben @topfilmtip and George (Retro Ramble Podcast) @retrorambleblog  Find their website online here: http://retroramble.blog/ Please make sure you give them some love

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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 Gattaca

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

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Aug 8, 2018

This is Episode 70! Tom and John from Best Pick Podcast return for John’s choice Tucker and Dave vs Evil. Tucker and Dale vs Evil is the cabin in the woods, hillbilly in reverse 2010 comedy horror, the always watchable Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are the hillbillies who inadvertently become mixed up with a murderous teen and a series of unfortunately grisly (but hilarious) methods of death.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='72'] With a run time of 89 minutes this comedy horror nips along on its rather thin premise. There isn’t much to dislike here, while it’s not quite as clever as it thinks it is it does deliver on gags and grossness. Tucker and Dale scores reasonably well in small screen and engagement (that’ll be the 89 minutes!) and overall comes in at 3.54, if this is your thing enjoy! What do you guys think? Have you seen Tucker and Dale vs Evil? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #070 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #070 Crew of John Dorney @MrJohnDorney and Tom Salinsky  @tomsalinsky from Best Pick Podcast@bestpickpod Find their website online here:  http://bestpick.libsyn.com Please make sure you give them some love

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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 Tucker and Dale vs Evil

For more info on Tucker and Dale vs Evil, you can visit the Tucker and Dale vs Evil IMDB page here or the Tucker and Dale vs Evil Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Aug 1, 2018

Everyone yells and falls down a lot, it’s Episode 69 🍌! Elizabeth (Summercamp & film fan) and Eleanor (Award Winning Short Cuts and Radio Atlas) McDowall join us for Elizabeth’s choice Ibiza. Ibiza is a 2018 film from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in producer will a plot that is as thin and flimsy as bikinis you’d expect to find in Ibiza. Gillian Jacobs is Harper on a PR trip to Barcelona with her two friends tagging along who meets “empty vessel” DJ and romance doesn’t really happen but there is sex. Ibiza is a rom com lacking in the com and the rom, despite Elizabeth’s staunch defending there is very little to say about Ibiza.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='71'] Unsurprisingly Ibiza does not score highly, it manages 2.09 overall. I’m fact the film is so bad the island of Ibiza is potentially bringing a lawsuit against Netflix for depicting the island in such an awful way. What do you guys think? Have you seen Ibiza? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #069 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #069 Crew of Elizabeth Sankey @sankles from Summer Camp band @summercampband and Eleanor McDowall @Ellie_McDowall from Radio Atlas @radioatlas Please make sure you give them some love

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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 Ibiza

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

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Jul 25, 2018

You’ve reached Episode 68! Returning guests Liam (Spocklight) and Eleanor (Bygones) are back for Liam’s choice, Network. Network is the 1976 Sidney Lumet film starring Faye Dunaway, William Holder and Peter Finch, winning four Oscars and influencing much of modern film and tv (Aaron Sorkin and Black Mirror for example). Network is a black comedy and satire, although set in television it can be applied largely to all media. Watching with 2018 it is probably as absurd as it was to 1976 viewers, in that what was outrageous and far fetched then and the reality now. It practically invented reality tv. In Network the news becomes a programmed reality show to boost ratings, sound familiar??!!

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=70] Network was generally well received by Flixwatcher and guests, points it dropped on repeat viewing it picks up on small screen score, overall it scores 3.95, just below the highly recommended but still worth a watch if you’re curious.

Episode #068 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #068 Crew of Liam H Dempsey @LiamHDempsey  and Eleanor Parker  @EleanorParker24 from the Spocklight @spocklightpod  and  the Bygones @bygonesPodcast podcasts Find their websites online here https://bygonespodcast.podbean.com https://spocklight.podbean.com Please make sure you give them some love

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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 Network

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

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Jul 18, 2018

It’s Episode 67! Tiernan (Partly Political Broadcast) and Jason (Stop and Search) join Kobi and Helen for Tiernan’s choice the 2017 Irish comedy The Young Offenders. Jock and Connor are two best buddies on a mission to find a bale of washed up cocaine on the West Cork coast, on stolen bikes. Their paths cross with an over zealous police officer and genuinely terrifying psychopaths whilst also being a journey of friendship and sort of maturity. It’s easy to compare this with the likes of Twin Town, but The Young Offenders has lots of heart and resists the urge to go full on gross out and it makes it all the more relatable and enjoyable.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='69'] The Young Offenders scores an amazing 4.85 on engagement and overall a very strong 4.25. Highly recommended! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Young Offenders? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #067 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #067 Crew of Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) and Jason Reed (@JasonTron) from the Partly Political Broadcast (@ParPolBro) and Stop and Search Podcast(@UKLEAP) Find their websites online at: http://www.partlypoliticalbroadcast.co.uk  and  http://ukleap.org Please make sure you give them some love

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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!

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