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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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Apr 14, 2021

Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown, Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review) and Robbie Collin (The Independent and also Kermode and Mayo's Film Review) and return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice Booksmart. Booksmart is the 2019 coming-of-age teen buddy comedy and directorial debut of actress Olivia Wilde. It stars Beanie Feldstein as Molly and Kaitlyn Dever as Amy, two best friends and high school seniors, both high achievers they realise the night before graduation they should have partied more. Determined to spend their last night of school partying and being wild. It would be derivate to say Booksmart is the female Superbad, Molly and Amy’s friendship feels much deeper and there is less emphasis on the gross-out comedy. Its strengths lie in its editing - fast and hard - and the chemistry between its two leads and it’s always great to see Lisa Kudrow in anything. That said, Booksmart often feels like several movies at once - partly due to it having four writers - and the amount of characters mean that the majority of the supporting cast feels underdeveloped and many of the subplots could have been cut.  

Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=212] Booksmart isn’t for everyone but it has plenty of appeal to a teen audience and anyone who was born after 1995. Scoring generously across all the categories gives Booksmart an overall score of 3.98. What do you guys think? Have you seen Booksmart? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

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More about Booksmart

For more info on Uncut Gems, you can visit Booksmart IMDb page here or  Booksmart Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Apr 7, 2021
Will Roe from The Times & Sunday Times - Who Killed CJ Davis? and Ben Williams from Rokkwood Audio return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Will’s choice The Dawn Wall. The Dawn Wall is a 2017 documentary about free climber Tommy Caldwell who, along with Kevin Jorgeson completed the first free climb of El Capitan in 2015. This was a 19 day climb and is considered one of the hardest climbs in history. The documentary is fairly standard in that we start with young Tommy in the Colorado Rockies learning to climb, then in a bizarre turn of events in 2000, Tommy and his then girlfriend Beth Rodden were captured in Kyrgyzstan by rebels. After returning from the traumatic kidnapping Tommy loses a finger in an accident and his marriage breaks down - it’s then he decides to take on El Capitan. Scores 

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The Dawn Wall is a story of commitment and determination - plus a lesson in pooping on a cliff face. Not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights! Recommendability for The Dawn Wall is pretty high, lower scores for repeat viewing and small screen (the documentary curse strikes again!) give an overall score of 3.60. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Dawn Wall? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

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Thanks to Episode #201 Crew of Ben Williams (@Rokkwoodaudio) from Rokkwood Audio and Will Roe (@Willroe2) from The Times & Sunday Times 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 Dawn Wall

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

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Mar 31, 2021
Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Sam Clements and Louise Owen from 90 Min Or Less Film Fest host Flixwatcher 200 episode specials - first up its Kobi’s choice Ghostbusters. Do we need a synopsis for Ghostbusters?!? Undoubtedly one of the greatest films of all time, written by Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman it stars Ackroyd as Ray Stanz, Ramis as Egon Spengler and Bill Murray as Peter Venkman with support from Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson. Ghostbusters, a childhood favourite of pretty much every 80s child and cultural phenomenon mixes comedy, horror and action with universal appeal. If you’ve been to a kids school disco you’ve probably danced to the theme tune by Ray Parker Jnr. Scores 

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Unsurprisingly Ghostbusters scores fives across the board for recommendability - Liam H Dempsey on Twitter describes it as his religion. Scoring fours and above in the remaining categories gives Ghostbusters an overall score of 4.73 - making it number four in the Flixwatcher hall of fame. What do you guys think? Have you seen Ghostbuster? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

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Thanks to Episode #200.2 Crew of Sam Clements (@sam_clements) and Louise Owen from 90 Min Or Less Film Fest Find their Websites online at https://www.90minfilmfest.com// Please make sure you give them some love

More about Ghostbuster

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

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Mar 31, 2021
Did you ever wish you were 30, flirty and thriving as a teen?! If so we’ve got a treat for you for Flixwatcher 200 episode special with Helen’s choice 13 Going On 30. 3 Going On 30 is a 2004 fantasy rom com starring Jennifer Garner as Jenna Rink and Mark Ruffalo as Matt ‘Matty’ Flamhaff with Judy Greer and Andy Serkis co-starring. 13-year-old Jenna wants to be popular and grown up, when her birthday party doesn’t go to plan and she makes a wish to be 30 and through the power of magic dust wakes up and her dream has come true. Adult Jenna lives in her dream penthouse works for Poise magazine but she’s no longer friends with Matty, she doesn’t visit her parents and in her own words she is a “tough bitch”. Seeing her life through child Jenna’s eye’s she realises her dream life might not be as good as it seems. Driven by an utterly charming performance of wild-eyed innocence and comedy from Garner and top tier rom com Ruffalo 13 Going On 30 is a notch above your average romantic comedy, even if Kobi remains unimpressed. If you’re vaguely curious to watch Mark Ruffalo do the ‘Thriller’ dance this film is for you. Scores 
[supsystic-tables id=210] 13 Going On 30 scores pretty highly from Helen, Louise and Sam for recommendability, repeat viewing and small screen score but lower scores from Kobi in every category to give an overall score of 3.75. What do you guys think? Have you seen Super 8? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

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Thanks to Episode #200.1 Crew of Sam Clements (@sam_clements) and Louise Owen from 90 Min Or Less Film Fest Find their Websites online at https://www.90minfilmfest.com// Please make sure you give them some love

More about 13 Going on 30

For more info on 13 Going on 30, you can visit 13 Going on 30 IMDb page here or  13 Going on 30 Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Mar 31, 2021
 Kevin Lehane (screenwriter for Grabbers) and Will Collins (screenwriter for Wolfwalkers) from The Best Bits podcast join Flixwatcher to review Kevin’s choice The Karate Kid for episode 200! The Karate Kid is a 1984 martial arts cult classic written by Robert Mark (Taken/Transporter) Kamen and directed by John G. (Rocky) Avildsen. 16-year-old Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his kind hearted single mum Lucille move from New Jersey to LA and while Daniel makes friends with Ali (Elizabeth Shue) by doing so he creates an enemy in her ex-boyfriend Johnny. Johnny just happens to be a student of the Cobra Kai dojo and to take on the bullies Danny learns karate with the help of the eccentric Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita). Is The Karate Kid more like Rocky or more like Dirty Dancing? Does it have an appropriate amount of karate for a film called The Karate Kid or is there too much romance? Who will give the lowest recommendability score - film chooser Kevin or first time watcher Helen? So many questions you’ll have to listen to find the answers.  
Scores 
[supsystic-tables id=209] The scores for The Karate Kid were completely unpredictable, scoring quite low overall for engagement (owing to its close to two hour run time) but more generously for small screen score givens an overall score of a very respectable 4.02. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Karate Kid? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

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Thanks to Episode #200 Crew of Will Collins (@WillumsFillum) and Kevin Lehane (@KevinLehane) from @bestbitspod Find their Websites online at https://twitter.com/bestbitspod And at http://linktr.ee/bestbitspod   Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Karate Kid

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

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Mar 24, 2021
Jonathan and Fil from the The Pod Charles Cinecas‪t‬ - the official podcast of The Prince Charles Cinema return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Jonathan’s choice Zodiac.   Zodiac is the 2007 David Fincher drama based on the real-life Zodiac Killer that not only killed but also terrorised the San Francisco police and the Chronicle. James Vanderbilt’s fantastic screenplay is based on the 1986 non-fiction book of the same name by Robert Graysmith. It stars stars Mark Ruffalo, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr, Anthony Edwards, Brian Cox, Elias Koteas, Donal Logue, John Carroll Lynch, Chloë Sevigny, Philip Baker Hall and Dermot Mulroney. Ruffalo plays Inspector Dave (real-life Bullitt/Dirty Harry) Toschi as the main police investigator with Edwards’ Insp. Bill Armstrong and Gyllenhaal plays Graysmith, political cartoonist turned investigator and Downey Jr plays Paul Avery, crime reporter at the Chronicle. Spoiler, the Zodic Killer was never caught, Fincher’s Zodiac is meticulously faithful to the real-life murders and attacks but less of you usual whodunnit and more an exploration of obsession (Graysmith is a mix of Boy Scout and detective on the side) and character, both Toschi and Avery’s lives become consumed by the Zodiac. Character and ambiguity are favoured over action scenes and machismo. Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=207] Despite the run time of two hours plus Zodiac still scores pretty highly across all categories and near the top of Flixwatcher and guests top Fincher films and scores a very impressive 4.49 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Super 8? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

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Thanks to Episode #198 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

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

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Mar 17, 2021
 Iszi Lawrence (Terrible Lizards, The British Museum Membercast) and Simon Dunn (setisoppO podcast) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Iszi’s choice Galaxy Quest.   Galaxy Quest is a 1999 comedy homage and parody of sci-fi of the 70s and Star Trek and its fans. It stars stars Tim Allen as Commander Taggart/Jason, Sigourney Weaver as Lieutenant Tawny Madison/Gewn, Alan Rickman as Dr. Lazarus, Tony Shalhoub as Tech Sergeant Chen, Sam Rockwell as Crewman #6 and Daryl Mitchell as Lieutenant Laredo/Tommy collectively the cast of 1980s tv sci-fi show - Galaxy Guest. While at a sci-fi convention the group are visited by aliens (in human form) and believing the crew to be real enlist their help to fight of the evil alien Roth'h'ar Sarris who has destroyed their home planet. You don’t have to be a Trekkie or a sci-fi nerd to appreciate and enjoy Galaxy Guest. Underneath the parody - there are some solid laugh out loud moments - is a huge heart for fans, who without it the shows and genre wouldn’t be what it is today.  
Scores 
[supsystic-tables id=208] Galaxy Quest scores pretty highly across recommendability and small screen to score a fairly decent 3.98 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Super 8? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

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Thanks to Episode #198 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 Galaxy Quest For more info on Uncut Gems, you can visit Galaxy Quest IMDb page here or  Galaxy Quest Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Mar 10, 2021
Sound designers Ben Meechan and Luke Gentry from Sona return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice Super 8. Super 8 is a 2011 alien invasion film directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. It stars Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning in the main child roles and Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich and Ron Eldard in the main adult roles. The premise of Super 8 is that while making a low budget zombie film for a competition a group of children witness a train crash. In the aftermath a series of strange events happen in their town - dogs running away and large power outings - leading to the military being involved and eventually an alien appears. Super 8 is the ultimate 80s nostalgia movie - it steals/homages from all the best 80s films like E.T, The Goonies and Stand By Me and in turn is a blueprint for Stranger Things and this is part of its downfall in that none of Super 8 feels remotely original or exciting. There are also at least three different narratives running through it, none explored with any great care or detail, the emotional moments don’t hit the mark and an ending that is spectacularly underwhelming. Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=206] Coming in at nearly two hours long it is far too long and unfocused to be as enjoyable as it should be - the long run time leads to a low repeat viewing score and Super 8 manages to score 3.23 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Super 8? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

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More about Super 8

For more info on Uncut Gems, you can visit Super 8 IMDb page here or  Super 8 Rotten Tomatoes page here.  

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Mar 3, 2021
Robbie Collin (The Telegraph and Kermode and Mayo's Film Review) and Ben Bailey Smith (aka Doc Brown, also Kermode and Mayo) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Robbie’s choice Uncut Gems. Uncut Gems is a 2019 Safdie (Josh and Ben) brothers breakout film starring Adam Sandler (in a career best performance) as Howard Ratner, a New York Jewish-American jeweller with a severe gambling problem. Supporting cast features Lakeith Stanfield as Demany, Howard’s business associate, Julia Fox as Howard’s girl on the side Julia, Kevin Garnett as himself and Idina Menzel as Howard’s estranged wife. Deep in debt, Howard sources a rare black opal from an Ethiopian Jewish mine which he intends to sell at auction to solve all his problems. His plan begins to fall apart when Kevin Garnett becomes obsessed with the stone and the repercussions lead to increasingly stressful (and also funny/surreal) encounters in the lesser seen on scene New York. Scores 

[supsystic-tables id=205] Not for the faint hearted - Uncut Gems may or may not cause you to fall off your chair and comes with a very high recommendability and engagement score to score a very respectable 4.33 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Uncut Gems? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

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More about Uncut Gems

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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.

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And at https://www.al-horner.com/

And At https://www.scriptapart.com/

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More about Step Brothers

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