Info

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!
RSS Feed
Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast
2021
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 29, 2020

Felix Trench (Wooden Overcoats and Quid Pro Euro) and Tom Crowley (Wooden Overcoats and Crowley Time) join Flixwatcher to review The Twelve Tasks of Asterix.

The Twelve Tasks of Asterix is a Belgian/French 1976 animation feature film based on the Asterix comic books. It is the only Asterix animated film (to date) that is based on original material rather than existing comic books. In this film, Asterix and Obelix are tasked to complete a series of 12 tasks inspired by the Twelve Labours of Hercules. If they perform these better than the appointment challenger, observed by Caius Tiddlus, then they would be declared Gods. The Twelve Tasks of Asterix relies very, very heavily on stereotypes (sometimes pretty racist by today’s standard) and it’s humour draws strongly on the Monty Python sketch show vibes. Definitely an “old fart film” appealing to what is possibly now a narrower but still in existence fan base. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=161] At 82 minutes it is just about bearable for the non Asterix fan (Helen), this isn’t a film you watch for a good story or even an engaging plot - it’s more time spent with characters you know inside out and the nostalgia that comes with it. Definitely one for the Asterix fan and less likely to win over any new fans, The Twelve Tasks of Asterix scores 3.63. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Twelve Tasks Of Asterix? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #154 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #154 Crew of Felix Trench (@FelixTrench)  from Wooden Overcoats and Quid Pro Euro and  Tom Crowley (@atomCrowley)  from Wooden Overcoats and Crowley Time.   Find their websites online at https://www.podchaser.com/creators/felix-trench-107ZzomSpf and at  https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/crowley-time-with-me-tom-crowley/id1438849221 Please make sure you give them some love    

More about The Twelve Tasks Of Asterix

  For more info on The Twelve Tasks Of Asterix, you can visit The Twelve Tasks Of Asterix IMDb page here or The Twelve Tasks Of Asterix Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

  If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below.

Apr 22, 2020

Matt Brothers (Spocklight Podcast) and Amelie Thomas (Fatal Attraction Podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Matt’s choice Friday Night Lights.

Friday Night Lights is a 2004 American football drama directed by Peter Berg based on Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, a non-fiction book by H. G Bissinger based on the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team from Odessa, Texas. Berg went on to develop the story in the television series of the same name. The film starts at the pre-season practice session for the Panthers, expectations are high for both the players and coach Gary Gaines (Billy Bob Thornton). Drama hits quickly when star player James “Boobie” Miles is injured in practice and ends up sustaining a further injury in the opening game. Drawing criticism from a passionate and slightly terrifying town, for whom the Panthers are everything. Without their star player, the Panthers struggle to live up to expectations of the season and fall victim to many sport film tropes. Friday Night Lights the film suffers where the television series excels by having space to flesh out the characters, by focusing on so many characters in a relatively short space of time they feel almost stereotypes rather than real people.

[supsystic-tables id=160] How much enjoyment you’ll get from Friday Night Lights may depend on your knowledge and love of American football. However, it’s hard not to get behind the players and be caught up with the thrill and lights of the game. Friday Night Lights scores 3.14 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Friday Night Lights? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #153 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #153 Crew of Matt Brothers ( @MattBrothers2 )  from Spocklight Podcast and Amelie Thomas  (@TheOnlyCleoLuna)  from fatal Attraction Podcast.   Find their websites online at https://spocklight.podbean.com/ and at  https://player.fm/series/fatal-attractions Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Friday Night Lights

  For more info on Friday Night Lights, you can visit Friday Night Lights IMDb page here or Friday Night Lights Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

  If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below.

Apr 15, 2020

Greg Akerman and Steve Cross (Chaotic Adequate podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Greg’s choice Happy Death Day.

  Happy Death Day is a 2017 comedic horror film from Blumhouse starring Jessica Rothe trapped and reliving the same day until she is brutally murdered directed by Christopher (Paranormal Activity) Landon. Essentially a horror version of Groundhog Day, in Happy Death Day Theresa/Tree (Rothe) is forced to relive the same day over and over - except in this version it always ends with her brutal death - on her birthday. The only way to stop the loop is by trying to figure out who is trying to kill her. What Happy Death Day lacks in horror or gore it makes up for it with humour and absurd deaths. While Happy Death Day retreads familiar time loop cliches and tropes it does so it an unapologetic and ridiculous way that if you can forgive all that you’ll have a lovely time. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=159] Despite Steve hating pretty much everything about it, Happy Death Day still scores a fairly decent 3.57 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Happy Death Day? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #152 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #152 Crew of Greg Akerman (@gregory_akerman)  from Chaotic Adequate podcast and Steve Cross  (@steve_x) also from Chaotic Adequate Podcast.   Find their websites online at https://chaoticadequate.wordpress.com/ and at  https://www.comedy.co.uk/fringe/2015/gregory_akerman/ and also at http://www.scienceshowoff.org/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Happy Death Day

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

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

  If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below.

Apr 8, 2020

Scott Davis (Hey You Guys) Amon Warmann (Empire Magazine) join Flixwatcher to review Scott’s choice Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Day is a 1993 romantic comedy starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, co-written and directed by Harold Ramis. Murray plays Phil Connor, a TV weatherman sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event who for reasons unknown ends up living the same day over and over again until he gets the day right. Hard to believe now but when it was released Groundhog Day, despite favorable reviews wasn’t a hit. It wasn’t until the late 90s and Murray finding his groove with Wes Anderson that Groundhog Day finally found the audience it rightly deserves. So iconic it coined the phase for we now use to describe a reoccurring situation.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=158] Any worries you might have about Groundhog Day not having aged well are unwarranted - it’s still hilarious, amazingly warm-hearted and a little bit dark around the edges. Scoring very highly across all Flixwatcher categories - including perfect fives in recommendability and even first time watcher Amon enjoyed it enough to give it a high repeat viewing. Losing only a couple of points Groundhog Day scores a very high 4.71 overall and takes 3rd place in the Flixwatcher rankings. What do you guys think? Have you seen Groundhog Day? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #151 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #151 Crew of Scott Davis (@ScottWritesFilm)  from  Hey You Guys and Amon Warmann   (@AWarmann) from Empire Magazine and Fade to Black podcast   Find their websites online at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLytMEVetwf9_A9xF8e7NDTQw9Vn0icOKf and at  https://www.empireonline.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Groundhog Day

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

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

  If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below.

Apr 2, 2020

James King BBC Radio 2 (previously Radio 1) Rhianna Dhillon (BBC 6music, also previously Radio 1) return to Flixwatcher to review James’ choice John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (JW3) picks up exactly where Chapter 2 ends, Wick (Keanu Reeves) is now “excommunicado” after an unauthorized killing on the grounds of The Continental Hotel and is on the run from every hitman in New York. JW3 takes the ante that was upped in JW2 and turns everything up to 11. The mythology of the High Table is expanded, Wick travels to Casablanca, there are horse fu and attack dogs, even more, ultra-violence, more humour, and Jerome Flynn. Chances are if you enjoyed JW and JW2 you’ll probably like JW3 (possibly it could be your favourite in the franchise so far), if you didn’t you’ll probably give this one a miss. If you’ve always wanted to see John Wick kill someone with a book then this film is the one for you. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=157] Rhianna remains unconvinced but it’s Kobi’s favourite of the franchise so far, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum scores 3.46 overall. Want to know what Flixwatcher and guests thought of JW2? Check out the previous episode What do you guys think? Have you seen John Wick: Chapter 3 -parabellum? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #150.2 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #150.2 Crew of Rhianna Dhillon (@RhiannaDhillon)  from BBC 6 music, previously Radio 1 and James King (@jameskingmovies) BBC Radio 2   Find their websites online at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4f2hhz3XJBtCsyhdBjmwQ20/whats-rhianna-dhillon-been-listening-to and  https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-History-80s-Teen-Movie/dp/1635765846 Please make sure you give them some love    

More about John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

  For more info on John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, you can visit John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum IMDb page here or John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

  If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below.

Apr 1, 2020

For this week JW2 James Dyer (Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine) and Chris Hewitt (Empire Magazine) join Flixwatcher (remotely) to review James’ choice John Wick: Chapter 2.

  John Wick: Chapter 2 (JW2) is the second film in the John Wick franchise, Keanu Reeves returns as John Wick and Chad Stahelski returns to direct. Having come out of retirement to avenge the death of his dog Wick now wants to go back in retirement but can only do this by clearing his debt in the form of a marker (a novelty-sized coin). Rejecting the marker is a violation of one of the two rules of the underworld and Wick is forced to carry out one last hit. JW2 brings the action and high kill count from JW and adds extra while taking some of the action to Rome and weaving in a little more of the mythology. JW2 is everything you would expect, drawing on martial arts and using stunt choreography over special effects keep the fight scenes fresh. Chances are if you enjoyed JW you’ll probably like JW2 (possibly it could be your favorite in the franchise so far), if you didn’t you’ll probably give this one a miss. In John Wick Reeves has created the ultimate fanboy dream hitman, after a long period in the wilderness of terrible films he has finally found his groove. He is clearly enjoying every second, his deadpan delivery (much mocked in many of his other films) just works and he gets to flex his gun-fu muscles. With a death count of 128 and an ending perfectly set up for JW3 there is a lot for fanboys to enjoy. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=156] If you’ve always wanted to see John Wick kill someone with a pencil this film is the one for you. JW2 scores highly on recommendability but lose points on the small screen score (best experienced on the big screen was universally agreed) to score 3.75 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen John Wick Chapter 2? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #150.1 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #150.1 Crew of  James Dyer  (@jamescdyer) from Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine(@empiremagazine)  and Chris Hewitt (@ChrisHewitt) from Empire Magazine   Find their websites online at http://jamesdyer.co/ and  https://www.empireonline.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about John Wick Chapter 2

  For more info on John Wick Chapter 2, you can visit John Wick Chapter 2 IMDb page here or John Wick Chapter 2 Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes

  If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below.

1