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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: January, 2021
Jan 27, 2021
Jim Daly and Giles Paley-Phillips from Blank Podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Jim’s choice Ghost. Ghost is a 1990 romantic thriller starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg (Oscar-winning Best Actress in this role), Tony Goldwyn, and Rick Aviles. Couple Sam (Swayze) and Molly (Moore) are renovating their Manhattan apartment when tragedy strikes with Sam being mugged and shot - as he is lying dying in the street his ghost leaves his body. Trapped between the afterlife and reality Sam turns detective with the help of psychic Oda Mae Brown (Goldberg) to track down his killer and discovers the fatal attack was not an accident. Ghost received very mixed reviews when released - an unusual mix of genres - romantic drama and dark thriller with some comedic moments from Jerry (Airplane!) Zucker was just a bit confusing. However, it was a HUGE box office success, helped by the now-infamous “Unchained Melody” pottery scene it was the highest-grossing film of 1990. Ghost has aged surprisingly well, Swayze and Moore have great chemistry and Goldberg is brilliant. The CGI is a bit ropey but it is just about forgivable.     Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=200] Ghost scored very highly for recommendability from Jim (for his first watch), Helen, and Kobi with a straight five, less high from Giles. Ghost did very well across the other Flixwatcher categories to score a very respectable 4.31 overall.   What do you guys think? Have you seen Ghost? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #191 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #191 Crew of Jim Daly  (@jimdalycomedy) from Blank Podcast and Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) also from Blank Podcast. Find their Websites online at https://play.acast.com/s/theblankpodcast#:~:text=Everyone%20has%20those%20difficult%20blank,affect%2 And at https://ko-fi.com/blankpodcast And at https://linktr.ee/jimdalycomedy And at https://linktr.ee/GilesPaleyPhillips1   Please make sure you give them some love

More about Ghost

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

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Jan 20, 2021
Simon Dunn (setisoppO podcast) and Iszi Lawrence (Terrible Lizards, The British Museum Member cast) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Simon’s choice Parenthood. Parenthood is a 1989 Ron Howard comedy ensemble film starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Keanu Reeves, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards, Tom Hulce, and Joaquin Phoenix (in one of his earliest roles as Leaf). Martin plays Gill who is having a family crisis as his eldest son is having emotional problems and his wife Karen (Steenburgen) is expecting their fourth child. His older divorced sister Helen (Wiest) is having her own family problems with her children. Her younger son Garry (Phoenix) is withdrawn and secretive and her older daughter Julie (Plimpton) is dating Tod, presumed no good but turns out to be a dude while dealing with loneliness and lack of sex life. Their younger sister Susan is married to Nathan (Moranis) and is neglected as he is more interested in spending time with his precocious daughter. If that wasn’t enough life drama their younger brother Larry (Hulce) returns with gambling problems and his secret biracial son. Parenthood mixes some feel-good moments with some surprisingly bleak visions of parenthood. No film about parenthood would be with sentimentality and it just about gets away with it because it's actually genuinely funny. Iszi hated it, whereas Simon, Kobi, and Helen all enjoyed it - both as a nostalgia watch and as a good Steve Martin film. We did all agree that it should have ended on the ‘life is rollercoaster’ metaphor rather than the maternity ward end.     Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=199] Despite Iszi not enjoying anything about it Parenthood still manages to score a very respectable 3.95 overall.   What do you guys think? Have you seen Parenthood? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #190 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #190 Crew of Simon Dunn   (@sighdone) from the setisoppO podcast and Iszi Lawrence(@iszi_lawrence)  from terrible Lizards, The British Museum Membercast. Find their Websites online at http://www.simondunn.me.uk/ And at https://linktr.ee/iszi And At http://www.setisoppo.com/ And At https://iszi.com/   Please make sure you give them some love

More about Parenthood

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

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Jan 13, 2021

Kamil Dymek and Al Horner from Script Apart podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Kamil’s choice Step Brothers.

Step Brothers is a 2008 Adam McKay, Judd Apatow, Will Ferrel comedy starring Ferrel and John C. Reilly as middle-aged man-babies who still live at home and suddenly have to live together when their respective single parents become romantically involved. The supporting cast of Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins, and Adam Scott really deserve much better than this.

Step Brother's gross-out humor peaks with Brennan (Ferrel) rubs his balls on Dale’s (Reilly) drum kit. If that isn’t your thing then there is also a scene where the grown men are forced by children to lick dog shit. With a run time of 98 minutes, it is 98 minutes too long. This is a film that was clearly more fun to make than it is to watch. Even though it was made in 2008 the humor feels more dated than it should.

 

 

Scores 

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Definitely, a dude film that may still appeal to the 10-year-old boy demographic but offers very little for anyone else. Unsurprisingly Helen scores Step Brothers a generous 1 on recommendability, it receives more love from Kamil, Al, and Kobi - enough love to give it a score of 3.12 overall.

 

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

 

Episode #189 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #189 Crew of Kamil Dymek   (@KamilDymek) from Script Apart Podcast and Al Horner(@Al_Horner) also from Script Apart Podcast.

Find their Websites online at http://www.kamildymek.com/contact/

And at https://www.al-horner.com/

And At https://www.scriptapart.com/

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More about Step Brothers

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

 

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