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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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Jan 22, 2020

Hannah Russell (Mags Creative: Deliciously Ella, Honestly with Clemmie Telford) and Georgie Grier (The Screenster Podcast) join Flixwatcher to review the 2013 Richard Curtis romantic drama About Time.

Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) is let into a secret by his father James (Bill Nighy) that all the men (yes, the men only) can travel back in time. Tim uses this opportunity to go back in time to stalk/make Mary (Rachel McAdams) fall in love with him. There is more time travel that services his own best interests (if he prevents his sister from being involved in a car crash he would have a son instead of a daughter) and again when he nearly forfeits having another child because it would stop him traveling back in time to spend more time with his father.

It’s two hours about a very selfish man or a charming romantic drama depending on how you look at things. Ignoring any inconsistencies about the logistics of time travel About Time favours male white privilege and all of the female characters are poorly written (Mary’s only interest is Kate Moss).

Scores

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Both guests and Kobi found it charming and heartwarming, let’s just say Helen was less favourable towards it! Despite low scores across the board from Helen About Time scores 3.86 overall.

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

 

Episode #140 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #140 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

 

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More about About Time

 

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

 

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Jan 15, 2020

Ali Plumb (BBC Radio 1) and Ally Wybrew (Empire Magazine) return to Flixwatcher to review Ali’s choice Moneyball. Moneyball is a 2011 baseball film based on true events starring Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonah Hill.

Directed by Bennett (Capote, Foxcatcher) Miller and co written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin it tells the story of the Oakland Athletics baseball 2002 season where manager Billy (Pitt) Beane with the help of Peter (Hill) Brand uses sabermetrics to (controversially) recruit players on a small budget. How you feel about Moneyball largely depends on how you feel about baseball in general and how interested you are in the use of statistics in sport - if neither of these things get you going Moneyball may not be your film. Pitt puts in a decent performance that includes him eating in many scenes but it’s Hill that gives the surprising performance as his semi reluctant assistant. Moneyball isn’t without the sports movie cliches and it is as macho as you’d expect from a baseball film. The zinging Sorkin script gives it both its energy but by being so fast for non baseball aficionados it’s sometimes difficult to keep up and understand what’s going on. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=144] Despite being very, very niche Moneyball scores a fairly respectable 3.91 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Moneyball? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #139 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #139 Crew of Ally Wybrew (@AllyWyB) from Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) and Ali Plumb (@AliPlumb) from BBC Radio 1   Find their websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Moneyball

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

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Jan 8, 2020

Happy 2020 everyone!! Viv Groskop (How to Own a Room) and Rosie Wilby (The Breakup Monologues) return to Flixwatcher to review Viv’s choice, Goodfellas. Goodfellas is the 1990 gangster crime epic from Martin Scorsese starring Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci based on the non-fiction book Wiseguy. It tells the rise and fall of mob wannabe Henry Hill from 1955 to 1980.   Arguably the greatest mob film ever made, Goodfellas was the inspiration for The Sopranos and Scorsese’s directorial choice of freeze frames, fast cutting and the long tracking shots influenced nearly every director after. The acting is impeccable - Joe Pesci won Best Supporting Actor for his role as the unpredictable and violent Tommy and as you’d expect from a Scorsese film its soundtrack is not only awesome but it helps the pacing of each decade.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=143] However, it’s not for everyone, there is an argument that Goodfellas does glamourise violence and the mob lifestyle but given that no one ends up unscathed in the end is definitely not glamorous it’s a flimsy argument. It is violent and sweary and at two hours 25 minutes it’s not a short watch. This Scorsese classic scores a very strong 4.19 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Goodfellas? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #138 Crew Links

  Thanks to the crew of episode 138 Rosie Wilby (@rosiewilby) from The Breakup Monologues and Viv Groskop  (@VivGroskop )from How to Own a Room   Find their websites online at https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Own-Room-Brilliant-Speaking  and www.rosiewilby.com Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Goodfellas.

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

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