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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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Feb 24, 2021
Fil and Jonathan from The Pod Charles Cinecas‪t‬ - the official podcast of The Prince Charles Cinema join Flixwatcher remotely to review Fil’s choice The Wolf of Wall Street. The Wolf of Wall Street is the 2013 Martin Scorsese-directed film based on the 2007 memoir of the same name from stockbroker Jordan Belfont. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfont, Jonah Hill as his business partner and friend, Donnie Azoff, Margot Robbie as his wife, Naomi Lapaglia, Matthew McConaughey as Mark Hanna (in a quite bizarre cameo), and Kyle Chandler as FBI agent Patrick Denham who eventually hunts him down. Not quite a rags to riches tale, more of a moderately successful to an insanely rich tale with very little redemption or morality but plenty of tits, ass, cocaine, and Quaaludes. Feelings for The Wolf of Wall Street were mixed Kobi and Fil were totally along for the three-hour thrill ride of excess and depravity, for Helen and Jonathan it was more like three hours of douche bags being douche bags.   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=204] Scores for The Wolf of Wall Street were mixed, the three hours plus runtime led to a low repeat viewing score but some high engagement scores and recommend ability give it an overall score of 3.71. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Wolf of Wall Street? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #195 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #195 Crew of Fil (@farawaysad) from The Pod Charles Cinecas‪t‬ - the official podcast of The Prince Charles Cinema and Jonathan (@TALL4ALL)  also from The Pod Charles Cinecas‪t‬ - the official podcast of The Prince Charles Cinema. Find their Websites online at https://thepccpodcast.captivate.fm/ And at https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/Home And at https://tall4all.bandcamp.com/album/manifest-destiny And at https://www.breadcrumbscollective.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Wolf of Wall Street

For more info on The Wolf of Wall Street, you can visit The Wolf Of Wall Street IMDb page here or  The Wolf of Wall Street Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Feb 17, 2021
Helen O’Hara (Empire Podcast and magazine) and Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Helen O’H’s choice The Prestige. The Prestige is the 2006 mystery thriller starring Christian Bale as Alfred Borden and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) as rival magicians in London at the end of the 19th century. Based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Priest is also stars Michael Caine as Cutter, Rebecca Hall as Borden’s wife Sarah, Scarlett Johansson as Angier’s stage assistant Olivia and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. After a water tank trick ends in tragedy for Angier their rivalry and oneupmanship increases, Borden loses two fingers during a bullet catch and retaliates by injuring an audience member's fingers and killing a bird during Angier’s show. The arrival of the transported man trick leads Angier to Tesla who creates a machine capable of real magic. The Prestige is largely considered Nolan’s best film by fans, in the opening scene Cutter, explains the three parts to a magic trick: The Pledge, The Turn, and The Prestige - essentially the framework for all Nolan’s films but it’s The Prestige where he manages to pull it off without having to over-explain the concepts or melt the brain with time travel.   Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=203] Despite Helen Z not being a Nolan fan, the scores from the other Helens and Kobi, and usually for a Nolan film a high small screen score still awards The Prestige with an overall score of 4.06 overall. There was a lot of love for it from Twitter claiming it to be Nolan’s best. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Prestige? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #194 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #194 Crew of Helen O’Hara (@HelenLOHara) from Empire Podcast and magazine and Helen Zaltzman (@HelenZaltzman)  from The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations. Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/ And at https://www.theallusionist.org/ And at https://podfollow.com/answermethis/view And at https://www.veronicamarsinvestigations.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Prestige

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

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Feb 10, 2021
Brothers Sam and Ben Townsend from Universally Speaking podcast return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Sam’s choice Donnie Brasco. Donnie Brasco is a 1997 true crime drama based on the book Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia by Joseph D. Pistone, and Richard Woodley and directed by Mike Newell. It stars Johnny Depp as Joseph D. Pistone, an undercover FBI agent, and Al Pacino as Lefty (“Horsecock”) Ruggiero the Mafia hitman he befriends to infiltrate the Bonanno crime family in the 1970s. According to Pistone, this film adaptation is 85% true to life, which bits though he never revealed. Donnie Brasco was received pretty well on release, however, given the legacy of Goodfellas and The Sopranos it feels pretty pedestrian and unremarkable watched in 2020. It certainly doesn’t sell the glamorous Mafia lifestyle as Goodfellas does. Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=202] First-time watcher Kobi wasn’t entirely convinced and it is reflected in the scoring and not even dropping the f-bomb 185 times can make Donnie Brasco score higher than 3.55 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Donnie Brasco? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #193 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #193 Crew of Sam Townsend (@stacktownsend) from  Universally Speaking podcast and Ben Townsend (@bentownsend77) also from Universally Speaking. Find their Websites online at https://www.bentownsendmusic.net/rhcp-podcast And at https://www.bentownsendmusic.net/ Please make sure you give them some love

More about Donnie Brasco

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

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Feb 3, 2021
Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish (from the award-winning 90s TV programme The Adam and Joe Show) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Adam's choice, Bugsy Malone. Bugsy Malone is a 1976 gangster musical comedy film. The directorial debut of Alan Parker stars child actors playing adult roles with Scott Baio (Bugsy Malone), John Cassisi (Fat Sam), and Jodie Foster (Tallulah) in the lead roles. Except these prohibition-era gangsters use splurge guns instead of bullets and cars are powered by pedals. It’s no surprise Bugsy Malone ended up as an extremely popular school production - even Adam and Joe made their own version at school - so don’t go into Bugsy Malone expecting an acting tour de force, that said Jodie Foster is easily the star of the show. Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=201] Bugsy Malone is best viewed as a child, possibly at school, sometime between 1976 and 1990 (probably!), not as an adult in 2020 or if you are Adam’s children. The recommend ability for Bugsy Malone was a mixed score and entirely dependant on your nostalgia levels. Fives across the board from Kobi and Joe help Bugsy Malone to score a very respectable 4.32 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Bugsy Malone? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #192 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #192 Crew of Adam Buxton from the award-winning 90s TV programme( The Adam and Joe Show) and Joe Cornish also from the award-winning 90s TV programme( The Adam and Joe Show). Find their Websites online at https://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-adam-and-joe-show And at https://www.adam-buxton.co.uk/podcasts And at http://www.tomboyfilms.co.uk/directors/2885890/joe-cornish Please make sure you give them some love

More about Bugsy Malone

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

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