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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: November, 2019
Nov 27, 2019

Liz Campbell (Wooden Overcoats, No Space for Heroes) and Zac Fortais-Gomm (The Orphans) return to Flixwatcher to review Zac’s choice The Cabin in the Woods. The Cabin in the Woods is a 2011 horror/mystery/sort of comedy. Directed by Drew Goddard with a screenplay from Joss Whedon it also features an early Chris (Thor) Hemsworth performance. The Cabin in the Woods begins like many other teen horror films with a group of college students who decide going away to stay in a remote house in the middle of nowhere. Ignoring the warnings from weirdos they quickly become part of a game that is much bigger than the viewer (probably) expected.   The premise is that they are all part of a ritual to appease the blood gods and Sigourney Weaver (in a fun cameo) and messing with this will unleash every monster imaginable. The Cabin in the Woods has some fun playing with typical horror stereotypes and but in over winking at the audience it neglects the audiences interest in the outcome of the characters.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=139] A mixed film - it does some of the horror well, some parts are pretty funny (Curt’s death) and the monsters in the monster store are pretty creepy - but it asks too many questions and it feels a bit half baked. The reaction from Flixwatcher and guests was also a bit mixed, The Cabin in the Wood scores 3.84 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Cabin in the Woods? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #134 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #134 Crew of  Liz Campbell @LizxCampbell from Wooden Overcoats @OvercoatsWooden and No Space for Heroes and Zack Fortais-Gomm @zackfg from The Orphans @orphansAudio   Find their websites online at: https://www.woodenovercoats.com/ and  https://www.orphanspod.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The Cabin in the Woods

  For more info on The Cabin in the Woods, you can visit  The Cabin in the Woods IMDb page here or  The Cabin in the Woods Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Nov 20, 2019

Comedians Funmbi Omotayo (Quotas Full) and Dane Baptiste (Questions Everything) return to Flixwatcher to review Funmbi’s choice, Training Day.   Training Day is a 2001 film from Antoine Fuqua and written by David Ayer, it stars Ethan Hawke as rookie officer Jake Hoyt on his first day with live wire Detective Alonzo Harris played by Denzel Washington earning him his second Best Actor Oscar. Training Day isn’t a typical buddy cop movie, things get dark pretty quickly, Denzel’s Alonzo doses Hoyt with PCP laced marijuana which he forces him to smoke at gunpoint and what follows is a day of robbery, corruption, and murder. all this is in the eyes of Alonzo ‘part of the job’. Training Day is all about Denzel. Clearly enjoying playing (a rare) bad guy role and bringing some humanity to a character that is a complete psychopath. Ethan Hawke just about manages to keep up but it’s Denzel’s film - a great performance but on reflection maybe not worthy of all the Oscar nominations it received.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=138] Despite a dubious and unintentionally laughable ending Training Day scores very highly across recommendability and only loses points on repeat viewing to score a very respectable 4.26 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Training Day? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #133 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #133 Crew of Dane Baptiste @DaneBaptweets from Questions Everything and Funmbi Omotayo @funmbi from Quotas Full   Find their websites online at:  https://danebaptiste.co.uk/ and https://soundcloud.com/quotas-full Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Training Day

  For more info on Training Day, you can visit  Training Day IMDb page here or  Training day Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Nov 13, 2019

Ally Wybrew (Empire Magazine) and Ali Plumb (BBC Radio 1) join Flixwatcher to review Ally’s choice Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde is a 2001 romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, the seemingly ‘dumb blonde’ who goes to Harvard to study law and impress her ex-boyfriend.

Legally Blonde could easily be awful, there is a LOT of pink and there is a Chihuahua called Bruiser, but the film's message that you can be what you want to be with hard work and determination and the performance from Witherspoon makes it an enjoyable and surprising film.   There is great satisfaction to be had when she realises her ex-boyfriend is a complete douche bag and she is much better than him. Equally satisfying is Elle keeping her promise to the high profile client they are defending (a brilliant Ali Larter) and court triumph following her sexual harassment from her senior professor. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=137] Legally Blonde has aged reasonably well, what Elle Woods might have to say in the forthcoming third installment coming in 2020 remains to be seen though. Scoring generously across all categories Legally Blonde’s overall total is 3.7 What do you guys think? Have you seen Legally Blonde? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #132 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #132 Crew of Ally Wybrew (@AllyWyB) from Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) and Ali Plumb (@AliPlumb) from BBC Radio 1   Find their websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Legally Blonde

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

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Nov 6, 2019

Becky Brynolf (And Then What podcast) and Ella Watts (Orphans podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Becky’s choice A Simple Favour. A Simple Favour is a 2018 black comedy from director Paul (Bridesmaids) Feig starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.

Anna Kendrick plays single mum vlogger Stephanie who becomes friends with Blake Lively’s ultra-glam Emily after their two sons become friends after sharing a few afternoon martinis. Initially jealous of Emily’s designer house and steamy romance with her husband Sean (Henry Golding) Stephanie soon ends up being caught up in a murder mystery after being asked to do a ‘simple favor’ by Emily. Things get even more mysterious and more bizarre as Stephanie starts to investigate and post her findings on her vlog.   Everyone involved in making this looks like they are having a whale of a time, particularly Blake Lively, who is sexy, camp and frequently hilarious. While the plot twists, turns and thickens it doesn’t throw many surprises along the way - the red herrings are pretty obvious and the viewer is often a step ahead of its characters. That said, A Simple Favour is a lot of fun to watch.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=136] Despite not being the lesbian/bi mystery murder romp Ella had hoped for A Simple Favour still has a lot going for it, unlikely to be a classic but mostly enjoyable and great to see two female leads owning a film. A Simple Favour scores a respectable 3.53 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen A Simple Favor? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #131 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #131 Crew of Becky Brynolf ( @rabbitinahat ) from And Then What podcast (@andthenwhatpod) and Ella Watts @GejWatts from Orphans podcast (@OrphansAudio)   Find their websites online at https://soundcloud.com/user-585702036 and  https://www.orphanspod.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about A Simple Favor

  For more info on A Simple Favor, you can visit A Simple Favor IMDb page here or A Simple Favor Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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