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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, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Suzy Buttress (Casual Birder Podcast) and Sara-Mae Tuson (Fable Gazers) return to Flixwatcher to review Suzy’s choice Mystic Pizza. Mystic Pizza is a 1988 romantic drama starring Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor and Annabeth Gish that also features Matt Damon’s film debut. Not a huge hit on its release, Mystic Pizza has gained a dedicated cult following in recent years and the film is carried by a wonderful performance by Roberts. Despite its age Mystic Pizza has a surprisingly strong girl power ethic running though it. Lili Taylor’s Jojo gets cold feet on her wedding day and wants to enjoy sex before marriage and Roberts Daisy is much more than the pretty girl of the story. All this while they work at the famous Mystic Pizza restaurant.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=142] Mystic Pizza scored more generously from Flixwatcher than guests on recommendability and high marks for small screen but let down by engagement (competing with The Ashes in Helen’s house) giving it an overall score of 3.28. What do you guys think? Have you seen Mystic Pizza? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #137 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #137 Crew of  Sara-Mae Tuson  from Fable Gazers @fable_gazers and Suzy Buttress from Casual Birder Podcast @CasualBirderPod   Find their websites online at: http://fablegazers.libsyn.com/ and http://casualbirderpod.libsyn.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Mystic Pizza

  For more info on Mystic Pizza My Maybe, you can visit  Mystic Pizza IMDb page here or  Mystic Pizza Tomatoes page here.  

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Dec 11, 2019

Scarlett Russell (Sunday Times Style and Secrets of the Side Hustle podcast) and Anna Smith (Girls on Film, Metro and Time Out) return to Flixwatcher to review Scarlett’s choice Good Will Hunting.
Good Will Hunting is a 1997 film written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and directed by Gus Van Sant. Damon plays Will, a genius with issues who works as a janitor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who solves impossible mathematical puzzles for fun. When he’s not doing that, he spends his time drinking and fighting with Affleck’s Chuckie.

When Will solves a particularly difficult mathematical puzzle and is found out he is given an opportunity to turn his life around with the support of Robin Williams’ Sean, a psychology teacher. Minnie Driver makes his life more complicated and gives a refreshing performance as Will’s love interest Skylar.

It would be a shame for this film to be remembered for its association with Harvey Weinstein’s Miramax, rather than the brilliant and nuanced (and Oscar winning) performance from Robin Williams or that Damon wrote this when he was 20. While it is debatable as to whether this has aged well it definitely shows how much things in Hollywood in a short period of time, it is universally agreed that the loss of Robin Williams is felt by everyone.

Scores

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Despite the mixed reactions for Good Will Hunting, it still scored well. Flixwatcher scored it generously for recommendability and there some high scores for small screen. Good Will Hunting scores 4.3 (exactly!)

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

Episode #136 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #136 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 Good Will Hunting

For more info on Good Will Hunting, you can visit  Good Will Hunting IMDb page here or  Good Will Hunting Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Dec 4, 2019

Andrew Johnstone (sometimes podcaster occasional Digital Humanist) and Frank (on their podcast debut!) Didymus (Queer Intersectional Healthcare Activist) join Flixwatcher to review Andrew’s choice The Never Ending Story. A contender for the worst use of puppets in film, The Never Ending Story is a 1984 fantasy adventure from director Wolfgang (Das Boot) Petersen featuring an awesome theme song from Giorgio Moroder and a freaky looking flying skin coloured dragon dog creature.   The story is pretty bleak, Bastian is grieving for the loss of his mother and living with an unsupportive father and is also bullied, frequently. He steals a book and retreats to a creepy attic space to read it where he enters the magical world of Fantastica. Except there isn’t much fantastic about it, its very depressing and there is a lot of death. A lot. Artax the horse dies about 20 minutes it and it doesn’t even end on a high note.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=140] Quite terrifying, very confusing and you’ll probably have this confused in your memory with Labyrinth or The Dark Crystal, The Never Ending Story isn’t the cult 80s classic Stranger Things wants you to believe it is. Not surprisingly The Never Ending Story scores a very low 2.13 overall, proving that having a kick ass song doesn’t get you high points. What do you guys think? Have you seen The NeverEnding Story? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #135 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #135 Crew of  Andrew Johnstone (@podcastsquared) from sometimes podcaster occasional Digital Humanist and Frank (on their podcast debut!) Didymus (@transrmn) (Queer Intersectional Healthcare Activist)   Find their websites online at: https://www.andrewdjohnstone.com/ and  https://transrmn.wordpress.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The NeverEnding Story

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

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