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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, 2020
Dec 23, 2020
Amy and Harry from Mum and Mummer Podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Amy’s choice Blindspotting. Blindspotting is a 2018 comedy-drama starring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal as childhood best friends Colin and Miles. Colin is on the last three days of his probation, trying to stay on the straight and narrow. After hanging out with his pal Miles he witnesses a police shooting of a black civilian and doesn’t report it, he starts to experience hallucinations and nightmares as a result of his guilt. Miles, short-tempered and loud is growing increasingly frustrated by the gentrification of Oakland and starts using violence to express his anger. Blindspotting gives breath and depth to the odd couple/buddy film by exploring racial bias and social inequality. The performances are outstanding, Diggs’ Colin is both the everyman trying to get by and political poetry powerful. While Casal brings a vulnerability to the brash and privileged Miles. Blindspotting manages to be both uncomfortable and familiar - moving between bromance bants and social commentary.     Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=197] Blindspotting scores highly on recommendability and will a run time of 95 it also scores highly on engagement - definitely worth a watch - 4.04 overall score.   What do you guys think? Have you seen Blindspotting? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #188 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #188 Crew of Amy   (@mumandmummerpod) from Mum and Mummer Podcast and Harry (@mumandmummerpod) also from Mum and Mummer podcast. Find their Websites online at https://play.acast.com/s/3ba2ab68-24f6-43dc-ab49-372137c9e466 And https://www.instagram.com/mumandmummerpod/?hl=en Please make sure you give them some love

More about Blindspotting

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

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Dec 16, 2020

Ben Travis (Empire Magazine) and James King (Radio 2) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice Unfriended.

 

Unfriended is a 2014 video-meeting footage supernatural horror film (yes that is a genre!) told entirely through a screencast of a MacBook. High school student Laura Barns commits suicide following the abuse she receives after being filmed drunk and passing out at a party in a clip that went viral. One year on, Laura’s former best friend Blaire and her friends - Mitch, Jess, Ken, and Adam are chatting online when a mysterious user called "billie227" enters the chat and things begin to get weird and creepy.

Unfriended is unlikely to become a cult film classic - despite being released in 2014 the use of Skype ages the film more than its years - and it will probably be eclipsed by the Zoom focussed Host that came out in 2020. Unfriended is ambitious in its attempt to bring together teen bullying revenge and supernatural horror together - over Skype.

Where Unfriended falls down is when it doesn’t quite follow through with its setup - the ending is a bit weak and the ghost spirit capable of anything feels a bit meh and some of the deaths are questionable. The issue of cyberbullying however remains topical and explores the multiple platforms where bullying and abuse can take place.

Scores 

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With a runtime of 83 minutes, there are definitely worse uses of your time than giving Unfriended ago. Unfriended scores pretty highly on recommendability, less high on repeat viewing, and for the first time ever we highly recommend viewing on your laptop and scores 3.70 overall!

 

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

 

Episode #187 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #187 Crew of Ben Travis   (@BenSTravis) from Empire Magazine and James King (@jameskingmovies) from Radio 2.

Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/

And https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-More-Keanu-James-King/dp/1529110327/ref=sr_1_1?crid=PBQGVU2AF9LT&dchild=

And https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_two

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More about Unfriended

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

 

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Dec 9, 2020
Ben Williams from Rokkwood Audio and Will Roe from The Times & Sunday Times Stories of Our Time podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice The Peanut Butter Falcon.   The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 coming of age/odd-couple road movie starring Shia LaBeouf as Tyler (angry, on the run, misunderstood) and Zack Gottsagen as Zak an escapee from a care facility with Downs Syndrome, trying to follow his dreams) and Dakota Johnson as Eleanor as the care facility worker sent to being Zak home. Thrown into the paths of the unlikely friendship is John Hawkes Duncan who is chasing Tyler for money owned and revenge and Thomas Haden Church as Zak’s hero the wrestler The Salt Water Redneck. The Peanut Butter Falcon was the sleeper hit of 2019, it is impossible not to be caught with its Twainesque charm and laidback pace, helped by genuine chemistry between its two leads. The casting of Zack Gottsagen is a welcome move towards inclusivity in mainstream film and you’d be dead inside to not be moved by his optimism and humor. Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=193] Helped with having a runtime of 98 minutes, The Peanut Butter Falcon scores very highly on recommendability from everyone and pretty high on the small screen too to score 4.46 overall. Highly recommended!   What do you guys think? Have you seen The Peanut Butter Falcon? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #186 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #186 Crew of Ben Williams (@Rokkwoodaudio) from Rokkwood Audio and Will Roe (@Willroe2) from The Times & Sunday Times Stories of Our Time podcast. Find their Websites online at https://www.rokkwoodaudio.com/ And https://www.thetimes.co.uk/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Peanut Butter Falcon

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

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Dec 2, 2020
Sound designers Luke Gentry and Ben Meechan from Sona (https://www.sona.co.uk/) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Luke’s choice A Quiet Place.   A Quiet Place is the directorial debut from John (Jim from The Office) Krasinski, starring Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe as the Abbott family. Set in the not too distant future, humans and animals have been nearly wiped out by sightless, stabbing, ruthless aliens with hypersensitive hearing where the smallest noises incur a deadly attack. Following a devastating tragedy, the Family is trying to survive and rebuild relationships. A Quiet Place manages to blend post-apocalyptic science fiction and horror while sensitively exploring father and daughter relationships and grief. The inclusion of American Sign Language (ASL) as a form of communication and casting Simmonds who is deaf was a welcome move to inclusivity.   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=192] A Quiet Place scores highly on recommendability and engagement but low on small screen. The collective cinema experience simply could not be replaced at home - support your local cinema to keep films being made for cinema. The overall score for A Quiet Place is 3.70, we hope the sequel will come to the big screen soon.   What do you guys think? Have you seen A Quiet Place? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #185 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #185 Crew of Sound designers Luke Gentry and Ben Meechan from Sona ().  Find their Websites online at https://www.sona.co.uk/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about A Quiet Place

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