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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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Oct 31, 2018

It’s Episode 82! Drunk Women Solving Crime (Hannah and Taylor) join us to review the 2017 documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton, Hannah’s choice. Jim & Andy is the result of several hours of filming Jim Carrey in ‘character’ behind the scenes on the set for the 1999 film Man on the Moon and Jim Carrey now ruminating on what happened literally and spiritually during the filming. This documentary was released by Netflix and the footage captured was allegedly wanted destroyed by Universal Pictures (who produced Man on the Moon) because they didn’t want people to think Jim Carrey was an asshole. You can begin to imagine what this documentary is like. Part car crash and part journey into the art involved in perfecting a performance, it’s also one mans tribute to a man he admired and occasionally imitated. Interesting, bizarre, intense and fascinating, it might be a documentary but it’s impossible to tell what is real and what is planned.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='84'] There was a lot of love for both Jim AND Andy from Flixwatcher and guests, if there is one word to describe it, it is fascinating - as a documentary and a film - and rare for a documentary rewards with repeat viewings. Jim & Andy scores overall a very high 4.31, we recommend! What do you guys think? Have you seen Jim & Andy? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #082 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #082 Crew of Hannah George @taylorglennUK and Taylor Glenn @taylorglennUK from Drunk Women Solving Crime podcast @drunkwomenpod Find their website online here: https://www.acast.com/drunkwomen Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Jim & Andy

For more info on Jim & Andy, you can visit the Jim & Andy IMDB page here or the Jim & Andy Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Oct 24, 2018

It’s Episode 81! Alix Fox and Olly Mann from The Modern Mann podcast join Flixwatcher to review Alix’s choice the comedy drama the Fundamentals of Caring, the 2016 film starring Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts. Based on the book, The Revised Fundamentals of Caring, this film version stars Rudd as a carer to wheelchair user Roberts and also features Selima Gomez as a hitchhiker and love interest. While it may feel like the Fundamentals of Caring isn’t saying anything new on the road trip personal journey of development movie trope it does show people with disabilities as normal people, funny, witty humans with sexual desires.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='83'] The comedy moments may or may not make you piss your knickers but this road trip and personal journey is sweet and it’s heart in its right place, it’s a cosy indie film with strong performances from all the cast. Let down by a so-so soundtrack and a bit of an odd ending, but with a run time of one hour 37 minutes you can forgive those sins. The Fundamentals of Caring scores a strong 3.37 overall, recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Fundamentals of Caring? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #081 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #081 Crew of Alix Fox () and Olly Mann ( ) from The Modern Mann podcast (@themodernmann)Find their website online here:  https://www.modernmann.co.uk/ Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about The Fundamentals of Caring

For more info on The Fundamentals of Caring, you can visit the The Fundamentals of Caring IMDB page here or the The Fundamentals of Caring Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Oct 17, 2018

This is Episode 80! Not Another Book podcast return, this time for Bookshybooks choice, 10 Cloverfield Lane, the second film in the Cloverfield franchise. 10 Cloverfield Lane is the J. J. Abrams produced 2016 film starring John Goodman (Howard) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Michelle). Following a car crash Michelle wakes up in a bunker, chained to her bed but receiving medical care, is Howard keeping her safe or keeping her prisoner? 10 Cloverfield Lane is at its best when it plays between psychological thriller and perceived horror, it’s let down when the aliens arrive. The tension hinges on Howard, Goodman is superb and the viewer is constantly questioning his intentions - is he really a saviour and keeping them safe or has he had multiple victims - there is no answer even at the end.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='82'] 10 Cloverfield Lane works great within its genre, it might not be treading new ground but it plays on its strengths well and Goodmans performance makes it very watchable. With five people in the studio scoring got a bit chaotic but overall it amazingly scored 3.42. There was a bit more love over on Twitter. What do you guys think? Have you seen 10 Cloverfield Lane? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #080 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #080 Crew of Books and Rhymes @BooksAndRhymes, Post Colonial Child @postcolonialchi, and Book Shy Books @bookshybooks, from Not Another Book Podcast @NABookPodcast. Find their website online here: https://linktr.ee/nabookpodcast Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about 10 Cloverfield Lane

For more info on 10 Cloverfield Lane, you can visit the 10 Cloverfield Lane IMDB page here or the 10 Cloverfield Lane Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Oct 10, 2018

It’s Episode 79! Ben (Top Film Tip) and George (Retro Ramble Podcast) return, this time for Ben’s choice the 2016 black comedy Catfight.
Catfight is a Greek tragedy of sorts, but mostly a black comedy punctuated with moments of Tom and Jerry style violence. It stars Anne Heche and Sandra Oh as two rivals who are reunited by chance and take out their frustrations of their own failings and jealousy of the other by basically beating the shit out of each other.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=81]Catfight received a mix reaction from Flixwatcher, but a lot of love from Ben, while it wasn’t to everyone’s taste there will be an audience for this nihilistic, very dark ultra violent film with extremely unlikeable characters. Overall Catfight scores 3.1 (not helped by a really low engagement score of 1.5 from Kobi), not too bad considering the overall lack of love. Miaow! What do you guys think? Have you seen Catfight? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #079 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #079 Crew of Ben @topfilmtip and George (Retro Ramble Podcast) @retrorambleblog  Find their website online here: http://retroramble.blog/ Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

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For more info on Catfight, you can visit the Catfight IMDB page here or the Catfight Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Oct 3, 2018

In episode 78 we’re joined by Picturehouse Podcast ladies Sarah and Corrina for Sarah’s choice Good Time. Good Time is the 2017 film starring Robert (can we stop mentioning Twilight yet?) Pattison as Connie, a small time thief who instigates a series of increasingly catastrophic events in one night after a failed bank robbery.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='80'] Good Time relies on the audience to truly suspend their belief and accept the path it embarks on without questioning its logic to an equally frenetic and dizzying soundtrack from Oneohtrix Point Never. With a run time of 99 minutes even the worst Netflix short attention span watchers should be able give it a view. Good Time scores highly across all the categories and scores 3.54 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Good Time? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #078 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #078 Crew of Corrina Antrobus (@corrinacorrina) and Sarah Cook (@CookieNScreen) from Picturehouse Podcast (@CentralPictureH) Find their websites online at: https://corrinacorrina.net/  and  https://moviesonweekends.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Good Time

For more info on Good Time, you can visit the Good Time IMDB page here or the Good Time Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Sep 26, 2018

It’s episode 77! Returning guests Jason and Tiernan (from the award-winning Stop and Search and Partly Political podcast respectively) are back for Jason’s choice, Stir Crazy starring Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder. A childhood favourite (and as old as Kobi) of Jason’s that he decided to revisit and bring to the Flixwatcher team. I say team as Tiernan neglected to watch it! It’s surprisingly not racist, risky, misogynistic or homophobic as you might predict for its era, one of the other things it isn’t is funny. From the promise of Pryor, Wilder and Sidney Poitier you expect much, much more.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='79'] At 1 hour AND 51 minutes is very, very long for an unfunny, ridiculous caper and this is reflected in its very low scores. Overall Stir Crazy scores 2.37, not the lowest but still quite low. For Pryor and Wilder completists only. What do you guys think? Have you seen Stir Crazy? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #077 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #077 Crew of Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) and Jason Reed (@JasonTron) from the Partly Political Broadcast (@ParPolBro) and Stop and Search Podcast(@UKLEAP) Find their websites online at: http://www.partlypoliticalbroadcast.co.uk  and  http://ukleap.org Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Stir Crazy

For more info on Stir Crazy, you can visit the Stir Crazy IMDB page here or the Stir Crazy Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Sep 19, 2018

It’s Episode 76! Suruthi and Hannah from Red Handed return for Suruthi’s choice the 2015 horror film It Follows. The ‘monsters’ in It Follows are mostly naked creepy old women and freaky kids, summoned by teens having sex (of course), once infected the only way to survive is to pass it on or killed by an invisible, super strong, sex ghost. Scores [supsystic-tables id='78'] It feels very much like an 80s John Carpenter film, with a killer soundtrack, absence of parents, dreary run down Americana but also feels modern despite the lack of modern technology, earning its own genre of hipster horror. It Follows scores 3.64, let down by low repeat viewing and that we all enjoy a good horror film cinema experience. We’re also curious to know if there are any other fans of Apocalypto out there????? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #076 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #076 Crew Suruthi Bala @suruthibala  and Hannah from true crime podcast "RedHanded" @RedhandedThePod Find their website online here: https://www.acast.com/redhanded Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Casting JonBenét

For more info on Casting JonBenét, you can visit the Casting JonBenét IMDB page here or the Casting JonBenét Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Sep 12, 2018

It’s Episode 75! Eleanor and Elizabeth return for Eleanor’s choice The Purge, the first film in the Purge series. The Purge (2013) is what we’ll call the original Purge as they’ve confusingly released a film in the series called The First Purge (2018) that is set before The Purge. In this Purge Ethan Hawke and Lena Heady are the home invasion victims after their (not so secure) secure house is targeted when they take in a Purge prize (homeless man). Subtlety is not The Purge’s style, it hammers home it’s high concept with the same glee and force of the participants doing their purging. If you ignore that the whole film hinges on an early single action and buy into its concept you’ll have a lot of fun with its unapologetic style.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='77']Overall The Purge scores 3.82, if there was additional points for an under 90 minutes runtime it would have scored full marks there, but there isn’t so 3.82 it is. Over on Twitter the general view was the later Purges we’re better - seen them all? Do send us your reviews. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Purge? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #075 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #075 Crew of Elizabeth Sankey @sankles from Summer Camp band @summercampband and Eleanor McDowall @Ellie_McDowall from Radio Atlas @radioatlas Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about The Purge

For more info on The Purge, you can visit the The Purge IMDB page here or the  The Purge Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Sep 5, 2018

It’s episode 74 and it’s a sibling special! Phil (Time Out Film) and Nick (Empire Magazine) de Semlyen join us for Phil’s choice the 2010 David Fincher film The Social Network. If you’ve never heard of The Social Network you’ll definitely know Facebook, this is the (elaborated) true story of The Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the lawsuits that followed. Whilst the premise is interesting but not exciting the fun and sharpness is from the Aaron Sorkin (Oscar winning) screenplay and career making performances from Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake and Rooney Mara. Also features a fantastic Trent Reznor soundtrack.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='76']The Social Network scores high 4s across the recommendability but loses points on repeat viewing coming in overall at 3.92, recommended! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Social Network? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #074 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #074 Crew of Phil de Semlyen @PhildeSemlyen from Time Out Film @timeout and Nick de Semlyen @NickdeSemlyen from Empire Magazine @empiremagazine Find their website online here: https://www.timeout.com/ and https://www.empireonline.com/ Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about The Social Network

For more info on The Social Network, you can visit the The Social Network IMDB page here or the The Social Network Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Aug 29, 2018

It’s Episode 73 and it’s a special edition! For this episode we have THREE guests! Not Another Book Podcast join us to review the 2013 documentary Blackfish, the choice of Post Colonial Child. If you haven’t seen this heartbreaking and shocking documentary - stop reading and head straight to Netflix. A modern day tragedy for human and mammals, Blackfish is the true story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale responsible for the death of three people. It’s focus is the tragic death of Dawn Branchau, an experienced and dedicated SeaWorld trainer and the incidents of abuse to the whale that killed her leading up to the violent incident. Barely making a ripple at the box office the legacy of Blackfish is still being felt, John Lassiter and Andrew Stanton changed the story of Finding Nemo after watching this and SeaWorld faced an 84% drop in profits in 2015.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='75'] Its impossible not to be moved or shocked by this well directed and captive documentary and it’s power is reflected in the scores from Flixwatcher and guests. Blackfish scores overall a strong 4.19, especially for a documentary- recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Blackfish? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #073 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #073 Crew of Books and Rhymes @BooksAndRhymes, Post Colonial Child @postcolonialchi, and Book Shy Books @bookshybooks, from Not Another Book Podcast @NABookPodcast. Find their website online here: https://linktr.ee/nabookpodcast Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Blackfish

For more info on Blackfish, you can visit the Blackfish IMDB page here or the Blackfish Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Aug 29, 2018

It’s Episode 73 and it’s a special edition! For this episode we have THREE guests! Not Another Book Podcast join us to review the 2013 documentary Blackfish, the choice of Post Colonial Child. If you haven’t seen this heartbreaking and shocking documentary - stop reading and head straight to Netflix. A modern day tragedy for human and mammals, Blackfish is the true story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale responsible for the death of three people. It’s focus is the tragic death of Dawn Branchau, an experienced and dedicated SeaWorld trainer and the incidents of abuse to the whale that killed her leading up to the violent incident. Barely making a ripple at the box office the legacy of Blackfish is still being felt, John Lassiter and Andrew Stanton changed the story of Finding Nemo after watching this and SeaWorld faced an 84% drop in profits in 2015.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='75'] Its impossible not to be moved or shocked by this well directed and captive documentary and it’s power is reflected in the scores from Flixwatcher and guests. Blackfish scores overall a strong 4.19, especially for a documentary- recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Blackfish? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #073 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #073 Crew of Books and Rhymes @BooksAndRhymes, Post Colonial Child @postcolonialchi, and Book Shy Books @bookshybooks, from Not Another Book Podcast @NABookPodcast. Find their website online here: https://linktr.ee/nabookpodcast Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Blackfish

For more info on Blackfish, you can visit the Blackfish IMDB page here or the Blackfish Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Aug 29, 2018

It’s Episode 73 and it’s a special edition! For this episode we have THREE guests! Not Another Book Podcast join us to review the 2013 documentary Blackfish, the choice of Post Colonial Child. If you haven’t seen this heartbreaking and shocking documentary - stop reading and head straight to Netflix. A modern day tragedy for human and mammals, Blackfish is the true story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale responsible for the death of three people. It’s focus is the tragic death of Dawn Branchau, an experienced and dedicated SeaWorld trainer and the incidents of abuse to the whale that killed her leading up to the violent incident. Barely making a ripple at the box office the legacy of Blackfish is still being felt, John Lassiter and Andrew Stanton changed the story of Finding Nemo after watching this and SeaWorld faced an 84% drop in profits in 2015.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='75'] Its impossible not to be moved or shocked by this well directed and captive documentary and it’s power is reflected in the scores from Flixwatcher and guests. Blackfish scores overall a strong 4.19, especially for a documentary- recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Blackfish? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #073 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #073 Crew of Books and Rhymes @BooksAndRhymes, Post Colonial Child @postcolonialchi, and Book Shy Books @bookshybooks, from Not Another Book Podcast @NABookPodcast. Find their website online here: https://linktr.ee/nabookpodcast Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Blackfish

For more info on Blackfish, you can visit the Blackfish IMDB page here or the Blackfish Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Aug 22, 2018

It’s Episode 72! Beyond the Boxset’s Harry and John return for Harry’s choice the 2018 science fiction fantasy from genius Alex Garland, Annihilation. Annihilation was not intended to be a straight to Netflix release and this is evident is the vast cinema landscape the film inhabitants but it’s is cinemas loss and Netflix’s gain. Rare for a science fiction film the main ensemble is all female, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Tuva Novotn (Oscar Issac and Benedict Wong are minor characters) are on a part rescue, part exploration and part suicide mission into a mysterious shimmer with freaky bears and crazy DNA. Ex Machina part 2 this is not and it largely divided critics and audiences equally on its release - this is not your conventional film.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='74'] Annihilation scores particularly high on recommendability but lower on the small screen score (not surprising) and overall a very respectable 4.04. What do you guys think? Have you seen Annihilation? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #072 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #072 Crew of John Lucas @JLucas86 and Harry Chappell @harrychapp from Beyond The Box Set @BeyondTheBoxSet.  Find their website online here : http://beyondtheboxset.com Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Annihilation

For more info on Annihilation, you can visit the Annihilation IMDB page here or the Annihilation Totten Tomatoes page here.

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Aug 15, 2018

Welcome to Episode 71! Our guests are George (Retro Ramble Podcast) and Ben (@topfilmtip on Twitter) and we’re reviewing George’s choice the 1997 high concept sci fi Gattaca. Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman and Jude Law star in this criminally overlooked film set in a futuristic society driven by eugenics where Hawke fights to claim his space at Gattaca Aerospace Corporation and travel in space despite his genetic disadvantages. Despite the terrible, terrible, TERRIBLE film posters Gattaca is just shy of brilliant. One reason why the film doesn’t feel dated is its focus on script and feel, from the building design to lack of technology to the crisp suits it means the acting tells the story. All the leads are great, even if Uma is a big underused and there are a few delights in the supporting roles.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=73]Gattaca was a big hit and welcome rewatch from Flixwatcher and guests and scores very highly on recommendability but loses points on the small screen score. Scoring a very strong 3.91 overall Gattaca is highly recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Gattaca? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #071 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #071 Crew of Ben @topfilmtip and George (Retro Ramble Podcast) @retrorambleblog  Find their website online here: http://retroramble.blog/ Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Gattaca

For more info on Gattaca, you can visit the Gattaca IMDB page here or the Gattaca Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Aug 8, 2018

This is Episode 70! Tom and John from Best Pick Podcast return for John’s choice Tucker and Dave vs Evil. Tucker and Dale vs Evil is the cabin in the woods, hillbilly in reverse 2010 comedy horror, the always watchable Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine are the hillbillies who inadvertently become mixed up with a murderous teen and a series of unfortunately grisly (but hilarious) methods of death.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='72'] With a run time of 89 minutes this comedy horror nips along on its rather thin premise. There isn’t much to dislike here, while it’s not quite as clever as it thinks it is it does deliver on gags and grossness. Tucker and Dale scores reasonably well in small screen and engagement (that’ll be the 89 minutes!) and overall comes in at 3.54, if this is your thing enjoy! What do you guys think? Have you seen Tucker and Dale vs Evil? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #070 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #070 Crew of John Dorney @MrJohnDorney and Tom Salinsky  @tomsalinsky from Best Pick Podcast@bestpickpod Find their website online here:  http://bestpick.libsyn.com Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Tucker and Dale vs Evil

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Aug 1, 2018

Everyone yells and falls down a lot, it’s Episode 69 🍌! Elizabeth (Summercamp & film fan) and Eleanor (Award Winning Short Cuts and Radio Atlas) McDowall join us for Elizabeth’s choice Ibiza. Ibiza is a 2018 film from Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in producer will a plot that is as thin and flimsy as bikinis you’d expect to find in Ibiza. Gillian Jacobs is Harper on a PR trip to Barcelona with her two friends tagging along who meets “empty vessel” DJ and romance doesn’t really happen but there is sex. Ibiza is a rom com lacking in the com and the rom, despite Elizabeth’s staunch defending there is very little to say about Ibiza.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='71'] Unsurprisingly Ibiza does not score highly, it manages 2.09 overall. I’m fact the film is so bad the island of Ibiza is potentially bringing a lawsuit against Netflix for depicting the island in such an awful way. What do you guys think? Have you seen Ibiza? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #069 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #069 Crew of Elizabeth Sankey @sankles from Summer Camp band @summercampband and Eleanor McDowall @Ellie_McDowall from Radio Atlas @radioatlas Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Ibiza

For more info on Ibiza, you can visit the Ibiza IMDB page here or the Ibiza Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jul 25, 2018

You’ve reached Episode 68! Returning guests Liam (Spocklight) and Eleanor (Bygones) are back for Liam’s choice, Network. Network is the 1976 Sidney Lumet film starring Faye Dunaway, William Holder and Peter Finch, winning four Oscars and influencing much of modern film and tv (Aaron Sorkin and Black Mirror for example). Network is a black comedy and satire, although set in television it can be applied largely to all media. Watching with 2018 it is probably as absurd as it was to 1976 viewers, in that what was outrageous and far fetched then and the reality now. It practically invented reality tv. In Network the news becomes a programmed reality show to boost ratings, sound familiar??!!

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=70] Network was generally well received by Flixwatcher and guests, points it dropped on repeat viewing it picks up on small screen score, overall it scores 3.95, just below the highly recommended but still worth a watch if you’re curious.

Episode #068 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #068 Crew of Liam H Dempsey @LiamHDempsey  and Eleanor Parker  @EleanorParker24 from the Spocklight @spocklightpod  and  the Bygones @bygonesPodcast podcasts Find their websites online here https://bygonespodcast.podbean.com https://spocklight.podbean.com Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Network

For more info on Network, you can visit the Network IMDB page or the Network Rotten Tomatoes page.

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Jul 18, 2018

It’s Episode 67! Tiernan (Partly Political Broadcast) and Jason (Stop and Search) join Kobi and Helen for Tiernan’s choice the 2017 Irish comedy The Young Offenders. Jock and Connor are two best buddies on a mission to find a bale of washed up cocaine on the West Cork coast, on stolen bikes. Their paths cross with an over zealous police officer and genuinely terrifying psychopaths whilst also being a journey of friendship and sort of maturity. It’s easy to compare this with the likes of Twin Town, but The Young Offenders has lots of heart and resists the urge to go full on gross out and it makes it all the more relatable and enjoyable.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='69'] The Young Offenders scores an amazing 4.85 on engagement and overall a very strong 4.25. Highly recommended! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Young Offenders? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #067 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #067 Crew of Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) and Jason Reed (@JasonTron) from the Partly Political Broadcast (@ParPolBro) and Stop and Search Podcast(@UKLEAP) Find their websites online at: http://www.partlypoliticalbroadcast.co.uk  and  http://ukleap.org Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about The Young Offenders

For more info on The Young Offenders, you can visit the The Young Offenders IMDB page here or the The Young Offenders Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jul 11, 2018

Welcome to Episode 66! Sugar Baby Confessionals Ruby and Sarah Mae return for Ruby’s choice Love and Friendship. A 2016 film based on a lesser non Jane Austen short, Lady Susan, starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Whit (Last Days of Disco) Stillman. In true Austen style it follows Lady Susan’s quest to secure a wealthy husband for her daughter and herself with wonderful period costume and witty ripostes. If that’s your thing then this will be for you - if it’s not it’s an hour and a half of someone trying to find a husband might not do it for you - your choice!

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='68'] Austen and period costume fans Ruby and Sarah Mae were more generous in their scoring than Flixwatcher and this reflected in the overall scores. Love and Friendship scores 3.82 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Love and Friendship? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #066 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #066 Crew of Sara-Mae Tuson @saramaetuson and Ruby  from The Sugar Baby Confessionals podcast @fable_gazers Find their website online here: http://fablegazers.libsyn.com/website Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Love and Friendship

For more info on Love and Friendship, you can visit the Love and Friendship IMDB page here or the Love and Friendship Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jul 4, 2018

We’ve arrived at episode 65! From true crime podcast "RedHanded" podcast Hannah and Suruthi join us for Hannah’s choice, the Kitty Green documentary/audition reel "Casting JonBenét". Fun fact - the murder of JonBenét was responsible for the creation of RedHanded - yet to be covered in their podcast but you can hear their verdict on this episode! It’s important to note this is not a documentary and it doesn’t shed any new light or offer and closure to one of the most famous and fascinating unsolved crimes. So what is it? It is a short of extended audition reel and imagined reenactment of what happened on the night of 26 December 1996. The end result is a collection of weirdos aiming for their five minutes of fame and beautiful cinematography - with creepy potentially pedophile Santa. If you’re looking for answers there is a two-part CBS documentary that can satisfy that if you’re looking for a insight into small town Americana and dark humour this is your biscuit. Scores [supsystic-tables id='67'] Casting JonBenét is obviously going to lose points on repeat viewing - but scores generally well on recommendability and scores overall 3.57 - strong for a documentary film! What do you guys think? Have you seen Casting JonBenét? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #065 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #065 Crew Suruthi Bala @suruthibala  and Hannah from true crime podcast "RedHanded" @RedhandedThePod Find their website online here: https://www.acast.com/redhanded Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Casting JonBenét

For more info on Casting JonBenét, you can visit the Casting JonBenét IMDB page here or the Casting JonBenét Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jun 27, 2018

It’s Episode 64! John and Harry from the Beyond the Box Set podcast join us to review John’s choice Gods Own Country. This 2017 film set in Yorkshire (get it?!) is a modern love story between a young disillusioned, laddish young farm Johnny and Gheorghe, a Romanian migrant hired to help out on the farm during lambing season. Cruelly overshadowed by the success and acclaim of Call Me By Your Name despite the critical acclaim Gods Own Country didn’t have the same reach or audience - this is criminal. Starring the beautiful rolling hills of Yorkshire and wonderful performances from its two stars Josh O’Connor and Alec Secarean Gods Own Country is an earthy, slow burning film about passion, family, things unspoken and intimacy. It’s also a fascinating portrait of modern rural life in England.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='66']Unsurprisingly Gods Own Country scores highly across the categories (near perfect in recommendability 5,5,5 and Kobi’s 4.5!). Only let down by repeat viewing and that we wish we’d had the chance to see it on the big screen. Overall a very strong 4.15. Highly recommended. What do you guys think? Have you seen Gods Own Country.? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #064 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #064 Crew of John Lucas @JLucas86 and Harry Chappell @harrychapp from Beyond The Box Set @BeyondTheBoxSet.  Find their website online here : http://beyondtheboxset.com Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Gods Own Country.

For more info on Gods Own Country, you can visit the Gods Own Country IMDB page here or the Gods Own Country Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jun 20, 2018

Welcome to Episode 63! We welcome Gemma and Annabel from the Anthill Podcast back to Flixwatcher to review Gemma’s choice the 2009 Neill Blomkamp film District 9. Billed as a Peter Jackson presents District 9 was the breakout film for Sharlto Copley. Filmed and set in Johannesburg it mixes (fake) found footage and documentary styles and is was inspired by the true life events of District Six from the apartheid era. The film, despite providing some genuine comic moments, addresses themes of racism, xenophobia, bureaucracy and refugees and immigrants while moving between sci fi, body horror and action genres. District 9 has aged pretty well and it’s themes are still relevant today and it’s all held together by Copley’s performance and interaction with the ‘prawns’.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='65']Our guests and Flixwatcher scored District 9 highly across most categories bringing the overall score to 4.1 (despite Kobi’s low score for repeat viewing!). Highly recommended What do you guys think? Have you seen District 9? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #063 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #063 Crew of Annabel Bligh @kabligh  and Gemma Ware @waresgemma from The Anthill Podcast. Find their website online here: https://theconversation.com/uk Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about District 9

For more info on District 9, you can visit the District 9 IMDB page here or the District 9 Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jun 13, 2018

It’s Episode 62! John and Tom from Best Pick Pod join us to review the 1988 action comedy Midnight Run starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin.

Midnight Run is essentially Planes, Trains and Automobiles played Beverly Hills Cop style, meaning swearing, guns and exploding helicopters! Not surprising as it’s from Martin (Beverly Hills Cop) Brest and made in 1988.

De Niro and Grodin made a perfect odd couple on the run from the FBI and the mob making their road trip via ever decreasing levels of comfort in transportation. Considering it’s age, seen through 2018 eyes it still holds up pretty well, it’s as cheesy as it was in the day but De Niro is genuinely enjoyable and it’s a lot of fun.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='64'] Midnight Run scores fairly high across all categories and overall comes in at 4.33. Warmly recommend by Flixwatcher and guests. What do you guys think? Have you seen Midnight Run? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #062 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #062 Crew of John Dorney @MrJohnDorney and Tom Salinsky  @tomsalinsky from Best Pick Podcast@bestpickpod Find their website online here:  http://bestpick.libsyn.com Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Midnight Run

For more info on Midnight Run, you can visit the Midnight Run IMDB page here or the Midnight Run Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Jun 6, 2018

Beth and David from Wooden Overcoats (your premiere comedy drama podcast about rival funeral directors), join Kobi and Helen to review the 1950 Betty Davis classic All About Eve.


Scoring 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, All About Eve is a bona fide Hollywood classic. Nominated for 14 Oscars it won six. It is the only film in Oscar history to receive four best actress nominations though winning non and features an early Marilyn Monroe performance. The story is the classic starlet stealing The limelight from the ageing, but admired star, despite its years it still remains dazzling, hilarious and a masterclass in acting from the whole cast.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='63'] There was a lot of love - if slightly lukewarm from Kobi - for All About Eve and it scores 4.46 overall (not enough to knock WWDITS off the leaderboard) an extremely high Flixwatcher score indeed. Want some more Wooden Overcoats on Flixwatcher? Check out our reviews of Pirates! an Adventure with Scientists and The Woman in Black. What do you guys think? Have you seen All About Eve? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #061 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #061 Crew of Beth Eyre @betheyre  and David K. Barnes – @velvetbarnes  davidkbarnes.com   from Wooden Overcoats @overcoatswooden. Find their website online here: woodenovercoats.com Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about All About Eve.

For more info on All About Eve, you can visit the All About Eve IMDB page here or the All About Eve Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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May 30, 2018

OMG! Episode 60! Hannah and Jen from Standard Issue (a podcast by women for women BOOM!) return for Hannah’s choice In Bruges. Where to start with In Bruges? It’s a 2008 film from Martin McDonagh starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two hitmen attempting to lay low in Bruges. What follows includes a batshit awesome performance from Ralph Finnes, a coke fueled racist rant from a dwarf actor and enclaves. It’s a comedy in case you were wondering. In the arc of Colin Farrell this is brilliant and hilarious, the chemistry between him and Gleeson is genuine and completely convincing. New comer to In Bruges Jen found it “well bleak” and not the “bantz-a-fucking-rama” she was led to believe - and rightly so. Definitely not up there for her like Bugsy Malone or Kindergarten Cop. It is bleak, spoilers there is a LOT of death but it is also really, really funny. Definitely an acquired taste is required and if you’re into it then you’ll be rewarded, if you’re not, maybe give it another try?

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='62']Generally, this film comes recommended with MASSIVE CAVEATS, it’s violent, it’s bloody, it’s very sweary, it’s pretty weird and it’s fucking bleak, so you have been warned. Overall Flixwatcher and guests award In Bruges 3.58 (so nearly a 4) - a second watch from Jen (with less sleeping) might have bumped it up to a 4, which was generally how Twitter felt too. What do you guys think? Have you seen In Bruges? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #060 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #060 Crew of Hannah Dunleavy @thatdunleavy and Jen Offord-  @inspireajen  from The Standard Issue @standardissueUK. Find their website here: http://standardissuemagazine.com Please make sure you give them some love

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about In Bruges

For more info on In Bruges, you can visit the In Bruges IMDB page here or the In Bruges Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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