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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: March, 2020
Mar 25, 2020

Georgie Grier (The Screenster Podcast) and Hannah Russell (Mags Creative: Deliciously Ella, Honestly with Clement Telford) return to flixwatcher to review Georgie’s choice the 2014 biographical drama Wild.

  Based on the memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Reece Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed who, despite having zero hiding experience decides to walk the Pacific Crest Trail after the death of her mother Bobbi (Laura Dern), divorce, abortion, and heroin addiction. Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club) with an adapted screenplay by Nick Hornby and Oscar nominated performances from Witherspoon and Dern make Wild a remarkable journey of determination and self discovery - resisting the usual temptation for over sentimentality and smugness. In a fairly linear style, we follow Cheryl as she sets off packing too much gear and massively out of her depth in the Mojave Desert, through flashbacks and hallucinations we learn of (and vicariously feel) her past trauma and life. Complimenting Witherspoon’s remarkable performance is the stunning landscape of The Pacific Crest Trail - 2,653 miles of dramatic mountain ranges. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=155] Wild scores highly across recommendability, let down only by the repeat viewing and small screen scores and scores 3.98 (so nearly a four!) - highly recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Wild? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #149 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #149 Crew of  Hannah Russell (@hannahruss) from Mags Creative: Deliciously Ella,(@mags.creative) Honestly with Clemmie Telford and Georgie Grier (@georgie_grier) from The Screenster Podcast   Find their websites online at https://www.magscreative.co.uk/ and  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-screenster-podcast/id1453025577   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Wild

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

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Mar 18, 2020

p>Ella Watts from Orphans podcast, BBC Sounds, and Becky Brynolf from And Then What podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Ella’s choice How to Train Your Dragon.

 

How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 animated fantasy loosely based on the book of the same name by Cressida Powell, directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, and produced by DreamWorks (and it’s also Ella’s favorite film).

Set in Viking times, Hiccup is an aspiring but failing Viking and keen to follow tradition by slaying dragon. By chance, he manages to trap the rarest (and dangerous) dragon the Night Fury (Toothless) but realizes that he can’t kill it and befriends it instead. Essentially How to Train Your Dragon is a film about the unknown and your fears but also learning to accept differences and with the main character with a physical disability.

 

 

Scores

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How to Train Your Dragon is a charming film that is universally appealing (not just for kids) that benefits from an emotive score and some of the best DreamWorks animations to date. How to Train Your Dragon scores generously across all the Flixwatcher categories but let down only by the small screen score - do catch it on the big screen where you can- and scores 3.91 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen How to Train Your Dragon? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #148 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #148 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/

 

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More about How to Train Your Dragon

 

For more info on How to Train Your Dragon, you can visit How to Train Your Dragon IMDb page here or How to Train Your Dragon Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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Mar 11, 2020

Amelie Thomas (Fatal Attraction Podcast) and Matt Brothers (Spocklight) join Flixwatcher to review Amelie’s Choice La La Land.   La La Land is a 2016 musical from director Damien (Whiplash) Chazelle starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone that nearly won the Best Picture at the Oscars. Mia (Stone) is a struggling/aspiring actress in LA who has a series of chance encounters with Sebastian (Gosling) a struggling and unforgivingly rude jazz pianist. They eventually fall in love only to realize that their own ambitions and the obvious fact they are clearly not compatible and break up. More divisive than Marmite, La La Land drew many criticisms for being a musical without any particularly memorable songs (among other criticisms) - which wouldn’t matter but by not having the songs it betrays the musical genre. To others though it’s a romantic story with fated lovers set against the LA backdrop. Watch it and decide for yourself.

 
 

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=153] Strong support in the scoring for La La Land from guests Amelie and Matt and Kobi but less enthusiasm from Helen brings the overall score to 3.58. A mixed reception from Twitter echos the feelings in the studio. What do you guys think? Have you seen La La Land? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #147 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #147 Crew of Amelie Thomas  (@TheOnlyCleoLuna) from Fatal Attraction Podcast and Matt Brothers  (@MattBrothers2) from Spocklight.   Find their websites online at:https://player.fm/series/fatal-attractions and https://spocklight.podbean.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about La La Land

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

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Mar 4, 2020

Steph Watts and Caitlin Quinlan from Bechdel Fest and Who Is She podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Steph’s choice Prisoners.  

 
Prisoners is a 2013 thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano. Two girls are abducted from outside their homes and one of their fathers (Jackman) takes matters into his own hands after key the suspect (Dano) is arrested but subsequently released. As a result of Detective Loki (Gyllenhal) then has two cases to try and solve and time is running out for both the missing girls and the prime suspect. Prisoners is a bleak film - no plot that centers around child abduction was ever going to be Disney lite - but it starts dark and then goes darker, and darker still. In another directors hands and without the acting chops of Jackman, Gyllenhal and Dano Prisoners could quickly fall into torture porn/violence for violences sake - it’s a fine line but it (just about) doesn’t cross it.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=152] You’ll spend most of the film working out who are the good guys and who are the bad guys, whilst trying to figure out who took the girls - be prepared for two hours of intense concentration. For something, so dark Prisoners scores fairly well in the Flixwatcher categories and scores a fairly high 3.97 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Prisoners? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #146 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #146 Crew of Caitlin Quinlan (@csaquinlan) and Steph Watts (@stephwatts) from Bechdel Fest (@BechdelTestFest) and Who Is She podcast   Find their websites online at: http://bechdeltestfest.com/podcast/ https://caitlinquinlan.contently.com/ and https://about.me/stephwatts   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Prisoners

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

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