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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: May, 2020
May 28, 2020

This is a special episode crossover with our Stripped Media pals SONG BY SONG Podcast!

In case you don't know them Song by Song is documenting each song by Tom Waits in podcast form. How do we do a crossover episode with them?

Find a Tom Waits film on Netlix. That Brings us to...

Seven Psychopaths!

Sam and Martin from Song By Song join us for this special episode. If you like the "cut of their jib" please search for Song By Song podcast at the same place that you listen to Flixwatcher!

 

May 27, 2020

   

    Daniel Levine and Cressida Ward from Food Tryb Table podcast join Flixwatcher to review Daniel’s choice Fyre.         Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is a 2019 documentary about Billy McFarland and the failed Fyre Festival that took place in 2017. It was directed by Chris Smith and co-produced by Jerry Media, the social media agency responsible for promoting Fyre Festival. Fyre Festival was billed as a luxury, exclusive, influencer festival - the reality was something quite different. Fyre was organized by McFarland and Ja Rule (neither particularly experienced in event management) to initially promote the Fyre music booking app. Trouble begins very early on when, after the promo video is shot on Norman’s Cay island - on the agreement not to mention the connection with Pablo Escobar - is advertised as being once owned by Pablo Escobar. From there things escalate in a series of excruciating misguided and unbelievably arrogant style-car crash viewing at its best. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=165] Fyre scores very highly across all categories - except repeat viewing. As with most documentaries they offer little reward for repeat viewings. Despite this Fyre scores 3.88 - highly recommended but repeat viewing not required! What do you guys think? Have you seen Fyre? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #158 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #158 Crew of daniel Levine   (@TheDanielLevine)  from Food Tryb Table podcast and Cressida Ward  (@FoodTryb) also from Food Tryb Table podcast. Find their websites online at https://www.foodtryb.com/ and at https://twitter.com/FoodTryb   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Fyre

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

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May 20, 2020

 

 

 

Faye and Rachael from Her Dark Materials join Flixwatcher remotely to review Faye’s choice Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

 

 

 

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 film adaption of the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim directed by Edgar Wright starring Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim.

In this film Scott must defeat the seven evil ex’s of his new girlfriend Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) - while playing in a local battle of the bands (which happens to be sponsored by one of the evil ex’s Gideon (Jason Schwartzman) with his band Sex Bob-Omb.

It’s pretty clear that bringing to life Scott Pilgrim from the page to film was done with love and attention - visually it is dazzling and sounds like nothing else (thanks to Nigel (Radiohead) Godrich. It also features an unbelievably good supporting cast - Kieran Culkin, Chris (Captain America) Evans, Anna Kendrick, Brie Larson, Brandon Routh, Mae Whitman - to name a few.

2020 is a very different time to 2010 - there are a few moments in Scott Pilgrim that are particularly problematic - mostly in the treatment of Knives Chau and some off handed culturally insensitive references. There is also an unpleasant undertone to Gideon’s control over his ex Ramona. And it’s hard to gloss over that Scott is quite a bit of a dick.

 

 

Scores

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However, die-hard fans of the comic will find a lot to enjoy (there was a lot of love for it on Twitter) and it’s an interesting offer from Edgar Wright. Despite scoring low on recommendability Scott Pilgrim picks up some higher scores across the other categories to score a reasonable 3.95 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Scott Pilgrim. Vs The World? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #157 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #157 Crew of Faye (@fayeleyyy)  from Her Dark Materials and Rachael  (@rach_makes) also from Her Dark Materials. 

Find their websites online at https://anchor.fm/her-dark-materials

and at https://twitter.com/HDMPod

 

Please make sure you give them some love

 

 

More about Scott Pilgrim.Vs The World

 

For more info on Scott Pilgrim. Vs The World, you can visit Scott Pilgrim. Vs The World IMDb page here or Scott Pilgrim.Vs The World Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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May 13, 2020

 

  Anna Bogutskaya (The Final Girls and The Next Supremes) and Mike Muncer (The Evolution of Horror) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Anna’s choice Under the Shadow.   Under the Shadow is a 2016 Persian-language psychological horror film written and directed by Iranian British Babak Anvari. Set in 1980s Tehran during the War of the Cities, mother and former medical student Shideh and her daughter Dorsa are haunted by a spirit or djinn. Under the Shadow draws easy comparisons with both The Babadook (Shideh’s maternal shortcomings are visualised by the spirit) and The Devils Backbone (a political war as seen by a child) and this is no detriment. Supported by strong performances from its two leads Under the Shadow is a powerful (while not strictly a horror in the traditional sense) film that deserves a wider audience.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=163] With a runtime of 84 minutes Under the Shadow is definitely worth a watch and scores a very high 4.20 overall. You can also watch Babak Anvari’s latest film Wounds available on Netflix now. What do you guys think? Have you seen Under the Shadow? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #156 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #156 Crew of Anna Bogutskaya (@annabdemented)  from The Final Girls and The Next Supremes and Mike Muncer  (@TheMovieMike)  from The Evolution of Horror. Find their websites online at https://www.annabogutskaya.com/ and at https://www.thefinalgirls.co.uk/  and https://www.evolutionofhorror.com/ Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Under the Shadow

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

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May 6, 2020

Rich Nelson (Betamax Video Club podcast) and Ben Dadds (Top Film Tip) return to Flixwatcher to review Rich’s choice Coming to America.

Coming to America is a 1998 romantic comedy directed by John Landis and starring Eddie Murphy (in a number of roles - starting what would become a staple of his), Arsenio Hall, and James Earl Jones. The plot is surprisingly touching, Prince Akeem Joffer (Murphy) rejects the gift of a bride for his 21st birthday and heads to downtown Queens, New York with his assistant, Semmi (Hall) to find true love and someone who’ll accept him as a person, not a prince. Any respectable child of the 1980s will have fond memories of watching this way before the tender age of 15 it was rated as suitable for. A blockbuster at the time, featuring an entirely black cast (fairly unheard of even now) Coming to America is carried throughout by peak Murphy - charming, funny, and knowing - possibly his last great film. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=162] Coming to America has aged reasonably well - a reminder of the prospect of multiple Murphy’s being something to look forward to not avoid - but nothing can hide that fact it is over two hours. Coming to America scores 4.01 overall, look out for the sequel. What do you guys think? Have you seen Coming to America? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #155 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #155 Crew of Rich Nelson (@BetaMaxPod)  from Betamax Video Club podcast and Ben Dadds  (@topfilmtip)  from Top Film Tip.   Find their websites online at https://tunein.com/podcasts/Media--Entertainment-Podcasts/Betamax-Video-Club-p1205348/ and at  https://twitter.com/TopFilmTip Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Coming to America

  For more info on Coming to America, you can visit Coming to America IMDb page here or Coming to America Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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