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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: August, 2019
Aug 28, 2019

It’s Episode 121 Anna Smith (Girls on Film, Metro, Time Out) and Scarlett (Sunday Times Style and Secrets of the Side Hustle) join Flixwatcher to review Anna’s choice The Breaker Upperers. The Breaker Upperers is a 2018 New Zealand comedy from Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami who wrote, direct and star the film. It also features the boy from Boy (Jordan Rolleston) and a cameo from Jermaine Clement. The Breaker Upperers is an agency run by Mel and Jen who provide an easy way out for people who can’t end their own relationships, in an increasingly bizarre situation including faking disappearances and fake pregnancy. The film benefits mainly from its two main characters willingness to go all the way, it’s closest comparisons would be Bridesmaids or the Wedding Crashers even, but without the need to go the gross-out gags. While on the outside it might be about people too lazy to break up their failed relationships it’s actually more about friendship and learning to grow with each other.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=126] There are really, really funny moments (dream sequence Celine Dion karaoke) and then some uneven less funny moments (striptease for a lesbian police officer that runs a bit too long) and it sometimes feels a bit like a sketch show rather than a feature film. That said if you’re a fan of this slightly quirky Kiwi humor you’ll find a lot to enjoy. Best enjoyed with a group of friends, The Breaker Upperers scores a very respectable 4.13 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Breaker Upperers? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #121 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #121 Crew of  Anna Smith @annasmithjourno from Girls on Film,  Metro and Time Out and Scarlett @ScarRoseRussell  from Sunday Times Style and Secrets of the Side Hustle Find their websites online at:  http://annasmithjourno.com/ and https://play.acast.com/s/secretsofthesidehustle Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The Breaker Upperers

  For more info on The Breaker Upperers, you can visit  The Breaker Upperers IMDb page here or  The Breaker Upperers Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Aug 21, 2019

It’s episode 120 and it’s a special LIVE at Latitude Festival Flixwatcher with comedian, writer, actress and all kinds of awesome Aisling Bea reviewing Back to the Future. As you’ll hear from Andy from The Listening Post we had a few technical hitches at the start but don’t worry you’ve not missed much! We jump in just as Aisling is giving her favourite Back to the Future scenes.   Who hasn’t seen Back to the Future? Well, at least two people who came to listen to this podcast hadn’t. For them Back to the Future is the 1985 time travelling DeLorean classic from Robert Zemeckis starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=125] Unsurprisingly there was a LOT of love for Back to the Future - big love - it even got a rare full marks for recommendability from Kobi. For this special live episode the Latitude audience was the fourth reviewer and scores were indicated by enthusiastic whooping! Back to the Future scores a very high 4.06 - let down only by its low small screen score. What do you guys think? Have you seen Back to the Future? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #120 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #120 Crew of  Aisling Bea and Latitude   Find their websites online at: Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Back to the Future

  For more info on Back to the Future, you can visit  Back to the Future IMDb page here or  Back to the Future Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Aug 14, 2019

It’s episode 119 Film and TV score composer Anne Nikitin and Ben from Eat the Mess podcast join Flixwatcher to review the Thom Yorke and Paul Thomas Anderson collaboration Anima. Anima is the third solo album from Thom Yorke, it is also a short 15 minute film featuring the tracks Not the News, Traffic and Dawn Chorus. As you’d expect from Thom Yorke Anima is a surreal, dreamlike journey that starts of a dreary, commuter train and ends with hope (?) on a bus in the morning light and in between there is gravity defying dancing.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=124] The end result is a beautiful collaboration of music and cinema, it is a joy to see Thom Yorke dance aided by some incredible choreography from Damien Jalet. Not just for Radiohead fans - Anima scores generously across all categories and scores a very high 4.63 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Anima? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #119 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #119 Crew of Film and TV score composer Anne Nikitin (@annenikitin)  and Ben from Eat the Mess podcast (@etmpod)   Find their websites online at: http://www.annenikitin.com/ and https://www.etmpodcast.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Anima

  For more info on Anima, you can visit  Anima IMDb page here or  Anima Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Aug 7, 2019

It’s Episode 118! Andy Goddard and Ciara Baxendale from Wooden Overcoats, your number one podcast sitcom for rival funeral directors, return to review Andy’s choice The Princess Bride. Chances are that even if you’ve never seen The Princess Bride you’ll know at least one quote from it. Adapted by William Goldman from his novel and directed by Rob Reiner it is peak 80s cult classic. A story within a story, Westley (Cary Elwes) must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup (Robyn Wright) from Prince Humperdinck and features Christopher Guest, Andre the Giant and Billy Crystal.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=123] There was a lot of love for The Princess Bride from Andy, Ciara, Kobi and our followers on Twitter - not so much love for it from Helen and scores 3.97 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Princess Bride? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #118 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #118 Crew of Ciara Baxendale (@CiaraBaxendale)and Andy Goddard (@SoundOfAGoddard) from Wooden Overcoats (@OvercoatsWooden)   Find their website online at https://www.woodenovercoats.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The Princess Bride

  For more info on The Princess Bride, you can visit  The Princess Bride IMDb page here or  The Princess Bride Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Aug 4, 2019

It’s Episode 117! Jake from Ghibliotheque and Louisa co-founder and creative director of Girls on Tops tees join Flixwatcher for Jake’s choice Hard Eight. Hard Eight is the debut film from Paul Thomas Anderson starring PTA regulars John C Reilly and Philip Baker Hall, and Gwyneth Paltrow with cameos from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Samuel L Jackson. This 1996 film is massively different to Boogie Nights that came out the year after in both story, style and tone.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=122] Hard Eight is a more reserved, slow and atmospherically dark film. The characters are difficult to like and at times the lack of plot makes for frustrating viewing. Hard Eight is a must for any PTA completist and Jake, less essential for everyone else. There was less love for Hard Eight from Louisa and Helen and it scores 3.24 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Hard Eight? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #117 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #117 Crew of Jake Cunningham (@jakehcunningham) from Ghibliotheque and Louisa Maycock(@louisamaycock), co-founder and creative director of Girls on Tops tees(@girlsontopstees)   Find their websites online at: http://jakehcunningham.com/  and https://www.girlsontopstees.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Hard Eight

  For more info on Hard Eight, you can visit the Hard Eight IMDb page here or the Hard Eight Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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