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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: August, 2020
Aug 26, 2020
George and Charlie from the Retro Ramble Podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review The Martian.   The Martian is a 2015 science fiction comedy-drama starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, based on the Andy Weir novel of the same name. Matt Damon is Mark Watney - astronaut and botanist - left for dead by his crew when they are forced to make an emergency departure from their colony on Mars, who uses remarkable resources and knowledge to grow potatoes to keep himself alive while waiting for rescue. Supporting cast includes Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sean Bean, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Mackenzie Davis, Donald Glover, and Benedict Wong - but it’s Damon’s film, winning a Golden Globe for his efforts. The Martian is a believable space movie in that it explains the science in a way that is easy to understand and in the hands of Ridley Scott the landscapes and technology are equally as believable. Ignore the science and it’s a human survival story and you can’t root for Watney. Is it better than the book? That’s for you to decide!   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=178] The Martian scores highly on recommendability. But with a run time of 2 hrs 21 mins, the repeat viewing and small screen scores are lower. An excellent film but best watched on the big screen, The Martian scores 3.60 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen  The Martian? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #171 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #171 Crew of  George   (@GeorgeMcghee) from,  the Retro Ramble Podcast and  Charlie (@RetroRambleBlog) also from the Retro Ramble Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://retroramble.blog/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Martian

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

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Aug 19, 2020
Chris and Matt from the Movie Bunker Podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Chris’ choice Boyhood.   Boyhood is Richard Linklater’s 2014 coming of age drama spanning 2001-2013 in real-time of the life of Mason as he grows up in Texas. Starring Ethan Hawke (Mason Snr), Ellar Coltrane (Mason), Lorelei Linklater (Samantha), and in an Oscar-winning role Patricia Arquette (Olivia). And that’s it. Mason Snr and Olivia split up and Mason and Samantha grow up - over three hours. If that’s not your bag then you’ll probably struggle to get over the initial gimmick of being recorded over real-time. If affecting drama played out with amazing performances with warmth and passion Boyhood is for you.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=177] Scores for Boyhood were mixed - recommendability is high from Chris, Helen, and Kobi less so for Matt. It’s near three hour run time lets the score down for repeat viewing but Boyhood scores 4.03 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen  Boyhood? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #170 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #170 Crew of Chris  (@ChrisOlden) from,  the Movie Bunker Podcast and  Matt (@Saint_matt) also from the Movie Bunker Podcast. Find their Websites online at http://moviebunkerpodcast.com/ and at http://www.thealaskanpipeline.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about Boyhood

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

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Aug 12, 2020
  Steve Cross and Greg Akerman (Chaotic Adequate) return to Flixwatcher to review Steve’s choice Road House.     Road House is a 1989 action film starring Patrick Swayze as Dalton a ‘cooler’ (specialist bouncer) hired to protect a newly refurbished roadside bar from violence by using violence. Sam Elliot co-stars as Dalton’s mentor and Kelly Lynch as sexy female doctor. If you like your films with lots of tits and punching in the balls look no further. The dialogue in Road House is as fascinating as it is ridiculous. There is a Monster Truck for no other reason that it’s cool to have a Monster Truck and Swayze rips a man's throat out with his bare hands.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=176] If you were a teenage boy in the 80s this could well be your guilty pleasure glove. To get the most out of Road House get really, really drunk. With a run time of two hours Road House drops some point on repeat viewing and engagement but manages to score a very respectable 3.93 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen  Road House? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #169 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #169 Crew of Steve Cross  (@steve_x) from, Chaotic Adequate Podcast and  Greg Akerman  (@gregory_akerman) also from Chaotic Adequate Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://chaoticadequate.wordpress.com/ and at http://www.scienceshowoff.org/ and at https://gregorywilliamakerman.wordpress.com/podcasts/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about Road House

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

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Aug 5, 2020
  Cressida Ward and Daniel Levine from Food Tryb Table podcast join Flixwatcher to review Cressida’s choice Reservoir Dogs.     Reservoir Dogs is the debut feature-length film from Quentin Tarantino. Released in 1992 it stars Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney, Michael Madsen, Quentin Tarantino, and Edward Bunker as diamond thieves caught up in a heist gone wrong when one of the gang is discovered to be an undercover cop. It features what we now know and recognize at Tarantino traits - violent crime, pop culture references, profanity, and nonlinear storytelling - possibly marking the arrival of modern cinema as we know it. Uncharacteristically though for a Tarantino film though the runtime is a punchy 99 minutes.   Scores

[supsystic-tables id=175] Iconic, violent, endless quotable, the answer to your hipster Halloween costumes, Tarantino might have made much better films since but Reservoir Dogs paved the way for independent filmmaking and is essential Tarantino viewing. Reservoir Dogs scores 3.79 overall, losing a couple of points on repeat viewing and small screen. What do you guys think? Have you seen  Reservoir Dogs? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #168 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #168 Crew of Cressida Ward  (@FoodTryb) from, Food Tryb Table Podcast and  Daniel Levine (@TheDanielLevine) also from Food Tryb Table Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://foodtryb.com/ and at https://twitter.com/FoodTryb Please make sure you give them some love

More about Reservoir Dogs

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

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