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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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May 28, 2020

This is a special episode crossover with our Stripped Media pals SONG BY SONG Podcast!

In case you don't know them Song by Song is documenting each song by Tom Waits in podcast form. How do we do a crossover episode with them?

Find a Tom Waits film on Netlix. That Brings us to...

Seven Psychopaths!

Sam and Martin from Song By Song join us for this special episode. If you like the "cut of their jib" please search for Song By Song podcast at the same place that you listen to Flixwatcher!

 

Feb 14, 2018

The forecast for Episode 45 is for a hurricane - Hurricane Bianca to be precise! Bake (2016) Off Tom and Izi from The British Museum Membercast return to Flixwatcher to review Tom’s choice, a sort of spin-off from RuPaul’s Drag Race starring the one and only Bianca Del Rio. Hurricane Bianca- Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 004   Hurricane Bianca is a sort of school revenge, gross out comedy, with drag. Tom’s description of the film is much, much better than the actual film, it is sort of well-meaning but the delivery (crass, loud and offensive) doesn’t work, generally, women (not in drag) do not fare well either. It doesn’t even feature a realistic representation of a rat. There are much better films that explore drag and LBGT identity that are much better (we reviewed Paris is Burning recently - check that out instead of this) but if you are particularly invested in RuPaul’s Drag Race you might find something to enjoy here.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='47'] Unsurprisingly Hurricane Bianca doesn’t score highly, across any category. Scoring a Flixwatcher first of a total of 0 from everyone - for repeat viewing. NO ONE wanted to watch this again. Scoring 2.1, it's not great, do let us know @Flixwatcherpod if you braved the forecast and actually enjoyed it! What do you guys think? Have you seen Hurricane Bianca? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #045 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #045 Crew of Iszi Lawrence @iszi_lawrence and Tom Gilliford @Tom_gilliford Find their websites online here Iszi and Tom Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week!

More about Hurricane Bianca

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

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Feb 12, 2018

Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it Batman? No its Episode 44! Susan and Gemma from Hayley and Ruth: Two Star return to review Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s Award-winning 2014 black comedy starring everyone’s favourite Batman, Michael Keaton. Birdman - Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 003   Birdman is the other film about drumming that came out in 2014 (the other was Whiplash), well it features drumming and filmed to appear as one sequence. If the prospect of Michael Keaton wondering around Times Square in his tight whiteys doesn’t get you interested, we honestly don’t know what will! Featuring a performance from Keaton that balances comedy with sadness so perfectly its a tragedy in itself it didn’t win the Oscar. Supported by fantastic performances from Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Edward Norton (in his pants), more comedy please Ed.   Scores The recommendability was really really high and overall Birdman scores 4.1. Its no Tootsie but we still recommend it, despite the lack of love from Twitter. It would have been higher but Kobi gave it a 2 for small screen score. Boooooooo!   [supsystic-tables id='46']   What do you guys think? Have you seen Birdman? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #044 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #044 Crew of Gemma Arrowsmith @mmaarrow (gemmaarrowsmith.com) and Susan Harrison @SueHarrison123 (www.susanharrisoncharacters.com) from Hayley and Ruth Two Stars @twostarspodcast. Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The Spotify soundtrack for this week is “Dirty Walk”

More about Birdman

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

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Jan 31, 2018

In episode 43 Adam Buxton and Zoe Jeyes return to review Zoe’s choice The Squid and the Whale. The 2005 semi-autobiographical comedy-drama written and directed by Noah Baumbach with Wes Anderson producing. The Squid and the Whale - Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 002 Now if that doesn’t float your boat you probably won’t enjoy this as much as Zoe and Helen! Set in Brooklyn in the late 80s it tells the story of two boys and their different reactions to their parent's divorce. Walt idolises their father Bernard who happens to be a total douchebag and Frank sides with his mother. Its a film about pretentiously over analysing things and features a memorable performance from Billy Baldwin (everyone’s second favorite Baldwin).

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='45'] At 81 mins runtime this film is a breeze and if you’re a fan of either Bumbag or Wes Anderson you should definitely watch this. Scoring a 4 overall from Flixwatcher and guests and 4 squids from Twitter we highly recommend it! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Squid and the Whale? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #043 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #043 Crew of Adam Buxton @AdamBuxton (adam-buxton.co.uk) from The Adam Buxton Podcast and Zoë Jeyes – @zozrat the curator of The London Podcast Festival and Kings Place Please make sure you give them some love.

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week.

More about The Squid and the Whale

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

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Jan 28, 2018

Episode 42 sees James and Dan from a Gay and a Non Gay podcast return, this time its James’ choice, the 1990 American documentary about ballroom culture in New York City in the 1980s. Paris is Burning - Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 002   Forget what you think you know about voguing, fishy realness and drag queens - this is the ultimate history in drag culture. 80s New York City was a changing time, this documentary follows the different ‘houses’ (LaBeija, Xtravagnza, Ninja), voguing and living their, often dangerous, lives on the streets. The end result is a complex performance of race, gender, class among the African-American and Latino communities and their different identities. The documentary offers an insight into this vibrant, underground world, never judging or making assumptions about its queens.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=44] Scoring overall 4.2 - a very high score for a documentary (despite low repeat viewing score) and there was a LOT of love for it from the Twitter reviewers. Highly recommended - even for the drag-phobics! What do you guys think? Have you seen Paris is Burning? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #042 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #042 Crew of James Barr @imjamesbarr and Dan Hudson @danhudson from A Gay and a NonGay @gaynongay Find their website online here Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week!

More about Paris is Burning

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

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Jan 18, 2018

Welcome to episode 41! Eleanor and Jenny from Story Etc return for The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Eleanor’s choice. The Diary of a Teenage Girl - Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 004 A 2015 coming-of-age comedy-drama set in the late 70s San Francisco starring Kirsten Wiig and Bel Powley in a breakout role. It follows Minnie’s sexual awakening and creative growth as an artist. Surprisingly explicit it tackles inappropriate relationships in a refreshing, non-judgemental and unapologetic way and features great performances by all the leads. Don’t be fooled by its cover, there is humour but it’s not a quirky indie comedy, in a reversal of the manic pixie dream girl Minnie isn’t defined by saving a lost middle-aged man and she is in control of the sexual situations.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=43] There was a lot of love for this from the guests and hosts and The Diary of a Teenage Girl scores 4.2, not quite on the Rolodex of watches but recommended! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Diary of a Teenage Girl? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #041 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #041 Crew of Jenny Redmond @jennyredredmond and Eleanor Rushton @wellybeana from Story Etc @storyetcpod. Find their website online here Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week!

More about The Diary of a Teenage Girl

For more info on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, you can visit the The Diary of a Teenage Girl IMDB page here or the The Diary of a Teenage Girl Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Dec 7, 2017

Its Episode 35 and Kobi and Helen are joined by Chris (Easy Riders, Raging Podcasts) and Adam (Little White Lies/LWL Truth & Movies) and we’re reviewing the Al Pacino classic, Serpico, Adam’s choice. Serpico-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 01 Frank Serpico is a honest, by the book New York City cop in the 1970’s not content with fighting crime on the streets he turns his attention to bringing down corrupt cops. Largely considered a classic, this Sidney Lumet film marks the beginning of what would become the defining period in his career, he earned his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for this and went on to make The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon and And Justice for All (which all earned other Oscar nominations). Serpico himself is a loner, aloof and a bit odd, subject to regular outbursts of anger its a perfect vehicle for the what we know now as the trademark Pacino performance and New York is the gritty, shady backdrop and supporting character.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id=37] It doesn’t quite live up to its classic status for Helen and Chris but still scores slightly over a respectable 3, boosted by Adam and Kobi’s more favourable points. It does however feature some outstanding fashion statements from Pacino and solid dog performance, so if you’re into THAT this film is for you. What do you guys think? Have you seen Serpico? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #035 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #035 Crew of Adam Woodward @AWLies from Little White Lies and Chris Johnston @ERRPodcast from Easy Riders Raging Podcast. Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week

More about Serpico

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

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Nov 29, 2017

Iszi and ‘Bake Off’ Tom join Helen and Kobi for Episode 34! We’re reviewing the John Hughes 80’s classic and Iszi’s choice The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 04 All the school cliques (the princess, the jock, the brain, the weirdo and the rebel) turn up for detention on a Saturday morning and we spend two hours with them as they attempt to break down the stereotypes and maybe/maybe not become friends. Do you remember the sexual assault scene? Chances are you don’t, you remember the song and the dancing and probably some of the quotes but this uncomfortable moment seems to have been left out of the nostalgia surrounding the film. It still standouts out as one of the more interesting teen films from the 80s, but its fair to say it's not aged particularly well in places. If you haven’t seen it and are curious to see what the hype is about then you should watch this to make your own mind up, if you’ve seen it before and vaguely remember it you may want to revisit it and see how you feel about it now.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='25'] Tom HATED this film (it's like childbirth) and this is reflected clearly in his scores and it scores just over a 3 - not as high as the Flixwatcher team would probably have predicted. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Breakfast Club? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #034 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #034 Crew of Iszi Lawrence @iszi_lawrence and Tom Gilliford @Tom_gilliford Find their websites online here Iszi and Tom Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The tune for this week is "Don't you Forget about Me" by Simple minds

More about The Breakfast Club

For more info on The Breakfast Club you can visit The Breakfast Club IMDB page here or The Breakfast Club Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Nov 22, 2017

In this episode of Flixwatcher podcast we are joined by the lovely Gail Porter and the lovelier Boyd Hilton and we will be discussing the Netflix original film Okja. Okja-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 Okja is Gail's choice and she chose it as it was recommended by her daughter. It was directed by Korean director Bong joon-ho and written by Jon Ronson. It is a story set in the alternative present-day where the Mirando Corporation as lead by Tilda Swinton's character seeks to solve the problem of feeding the world by producing genetically modified super pigs. One such super pig, the eponymous Okja, is raised by a young girl called Mija who lives with her grandfather on a farm in Korea. Mija finds out that are Okja has to be taken away and goes on an adventure to save her best friend. Episode 33 crew found it quite difficult to assign a genre to Okja but that doesn't necessarily seem like a problem. Everyone enjoyed the cast and the overall theme and vibe of the film.

Scores

Okja scored a slightly disappointing 3.5. It scored highly on recommendability and engagement whilst watching but scored lower on repeat viewing and small screen score. It was a shame that many people didn't get the opportunity to see Okja at the cinema, however, it is great that films like this can get as wide a release as possible via Netflix What do you guys think? Have you seen Okja? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #033 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #033 Crew of Gail Porter @Gailporter (gailporter.co.uk) and Boyd Hilton @boydhilton Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week!

More about Okja

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

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Nov 15, 2017

It’s Episode 32 and angelic Adam and Michelle return for The Prophecy, the Christopher Walken fantasy thriller about evil angels. The Prophecy-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 It’s Adam’s (Fixer International) choice and Michelle (Tempus Magazine) joins Helen and Kobi to review “the best angel film made” (quote Adam) in the war against heaven and hell. Featuring an early Viggo Mortensen appearance and Elias Koteas with hair, it’s also a favourite of Simon (Bigger Boat Film Quiz). It’s almost a cult classic but fails to win new fans with Helen and Kobi. Released in 1995 it looks and feels much older - the SFX are, well, a bit naff. Horror sceptic Kobi remains sceptic of the horror genre and Helen, a horror fanatic (and Elias Koteas fan) wasn’t impressed! The plot is too incoherent, it’s so slow and over indulgent and the acting is hammy, it neither works as a horror nor a fantasy.

Scores

Unsurprisingly it doesn’t score highly, scoring 2.4, there will be fans of this out there but not Flixwatcher! If you do decide to give it a go - do not go for the big screen experience!! There are other films about angels, most of them much better, send us your favourites!

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

Episode #032 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #032 Crew of Adam from Fixer International and Michelle @chelleajohnson from Tempus Magazine @tempusmagazine. Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

Nothing for this week!

More about The Prophecy

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

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Nov 9, 2017

In Episode 31 we are joined by Jenny and Eleanor from Story Etc to review the awesome Sing Street! Sing Street-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 04 Set in Dublin in the 1980s it follows the musical adventures of the band Sing Street - taking influences from Duran Duran and The Cure - it’s part musical part coming of age film. Driven by love at first sight the front man Connor convinces Raphina to star in his bands video for The Riddle of the Model, from there the band and friendships grow. Sing Street is a super sweet film that’s funny and magical and has its heart wholly in the right place. It celebrates friendships and first love and soundtracks with catchy and quirky tunes. Don’t put off by the musicals tag, it’s a film with songs in - it’s not La La Land or Les Mis - we promise you’ll be warmly rewarded with this gem of a film.

Scores

Sing Street scored very high across recommendability and generally well for repeat viewing, small screen and engagement (especially from Helen!) - overall a very high 4.2. A lot of love on Twitter too. Not seen it yet? What ARE YOU WAITING FOR!!!?????

Episode #031 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #031 Crew of Jenny Redmond @jennyredredmond and Eleanor Rushton @wellybeana from Story Etc @storyetcpod. Find their website online here Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

This week we have added "Drive it Like You Stole It" and "The Riddle of The Model"

More about Sing Street

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

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Nov 1, 2017

It's the big THREE OHHH! Episode 30 sees Will and Joe return from Exploding Helicopter - your premier podcast for exploding helicopters. BOOM! This time we’re reviewing Joe’s choice Taika (THOR. RAGNAROK) Waitit’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople Hunt for the Wilderpeople-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 There’s no hiding that Flixwatcher are BIG Taika Waititi fans, currently our highest scoring Flixwatcher film is his comedy horror What We Do In the Shadows, so we were pretty happy to review this. The plot is pretty simple, Ricky Baker is a pretty bad egg and ends up on the run with his adopted Uncle Hec - the whole film works because of Waititi’s warm, sweet and daft humour and performances from Julian Dennison and Sam Neill. There are some moments where, quote Will it feels like it’s “trying too hard for quirk”, but its hard not to fall for the films charm, silliness and Kiwi humour.

Scores

It doesn’t beat What We Do In The Shadows - honestly though what will? - but scores full marks on the recommendability and overall scores a very respectable 4.1. A charming pick me up from the weird, uncertain reality we’re living in today. What do you guys think? Have you seen Hunt for the Wilderpeople? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #030 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #030 Crew of Will @chopperfireball and Joe @JoeScaramanga from Exploding Helicopter. Find their website online here Exploding Helicopter Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The song for this weeks playlist is "The Ricky Baker Birthday Song"

More about Hunt for the Wilderpeople

For more info on Hunt for the Wilderpeople you can visit the Hunt for the Wilderpeople IMDB page here or the Hunt for the Wilderpeople Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Oct 25, 2017

In this episode (#29) Sam and Simon from The Picturehouse Podcast will be talking about the film "The Edge" starring Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle MacPherson, Harold Perrineau and, of course, Bart The Bear. The Edge-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 This film can be seen to be a pallet cleanser from the multi-award-winning film The Revenant. What is not as well revered as The Revenant it seems to have a very strong following amongst those that have seen in, with many people claiming that it is this their favourite film! The edge tells the story of multi-billionaire Charles (mentioned over 140 times) and his companions as they fight to survive after suffering a plane crash. The survival is ended as they soon find out that they are being tracked by a kodiak bear who soon kills one of the party leaving two of the team in the wilderness.

Scores

Scores from the guests in the episode are actually very high. Helen and Kobi dragged the scores down somewhat. Particularly in the repeat viewings category. Overall The Edge scored a respectable 3.4. Our Twitter followers seem to side with Sam and Simon with a plethora of four and five stars! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Edge? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #029 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #029 Crew of Sam Clements @sam_clements and Simon Renshaw @SiRenshaw from The Picturehouse Podcast @Picturehouses. Find their website online here Please make sure you give them some love!

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The track "Main Theme from "The Edge" by Jerry Goldsmith" is in the spotify playlist

More about The Edge

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

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Oct 4, 2017

Its Episode 26! Turbo Kid is the choice of Ben and he joined by Ed and they are Shabbos Rollers quizzers, cinephiles and awesome friends. Without the Shabbos Rollers there would be no Flixwatcher podcast. Turbo kid-Flixwatchers Podcast- image 05 Turbo Kid is a post-apocalyptic, 80s infused, ultra violent, comedy gore fest. THIS IS NOT A FILM SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN! Think Mad Max meets Peter Jackson’s Braindead, in this particular future there is no water and mad bastard overlord Zeus is grinding up people to make his own supply. Turbo Kid and Apple (get it?!) end up on the run from Zeus and survive Zeus warrior henchmen. Featuring triple stack torsos and an particularly inventive bicycle torture scene this is not for the squeamish. If this is your thing then jump right in. Among the piss and gore is fantastic performance from Laurence Leboeuf as Apple, a manic pixie dream girl on overdrive and its glorious.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='25']Scoring 3.9 - practically a 4 isn’t it, a high score for a relatively unknown (and short - 95 minutes!) film. All the makings of a cult classic. What do you guys think? Have you seen Turbo Kid? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #025 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #025 Crew of Ben @TopFilmTip and Ed @corrigan90 from @TopFilmTip.

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

No songs this week!

More about Turbo Kid

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

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Sep 28, 2017

Episode 25 sees Helen (The Allusionist, Answer Me This) Zaltzman (the first lady of podcasting) and Matthew (Pappy’s) Crosby return for Helen’s choice Eega/Maakhi (The Fly). Badly dubbed mish mash of genres served up Bollywood style. Makkhi-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 09   We can only assume the delirium felt by Helen after a traumatic house move affected her decision to revisit this terrible film. The hero of Eega is murdered by a jealous rival and reincarnated as a fly, who then takes revenge to save his love interest. Thats it - for over two hours. Featuring a fly weight lifting and other ridiculous overly long predictable scenarios, unmemorable songs and terrible cgi - not fun for all the family. f you’re after an emotionless mess of crazy fly revenge antics with characters devoid of personality - with songs then this is definitely for you!  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='25'] Despite Helen Z’s best efforts Helen S still thought this film is terrible - scoring 2.9 - which is fairly good considering. Please send us your scores! What do you guys think? Have you seen Eega? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #025 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #025 Crew of Helen Zaltman (@helenzaltzman) from The Allusionist (@AllusionistShow) and Answer Me This (@helenandolly) and Matthew Crosby (@matthewcrosby), from “Pappy’s Flatshare Slamdown” and “Pappy’s Bangers and Mash” (@Pappystweet) Click on all of their links below to find them iTunes

  Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist No songs this week!

More about Eega

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

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Mar 30, 2017

We welcome back Jen and Dave from The Family Tree podcast for Episode #013 this time it's Jen's choice and she picked Yorgos Lanthimos' 2015 dystopian "romantic comedy" The Lobster. The Lobster-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 03 Treading a thin line between tragedy and comedy with its moments of absurdity and bleak violence The Lobster is the most requested film choice by our guests - for us this was a welcome re-watch. Featuring a stellar cast including, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Lea Seydoux, John C. Reilly and Ben Whishaw (!) and a career best from the often patchy Colin Farrell The Lobster can be viewed as a film of two parts (a perfect opportunity for the important tea break!) Watched The Lobster? Tweet us @flixwatcherpod and tell us what animal you would choose!

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='14'] Summed up as a magical realist film the guests and host recommend it - particularly as an introduction the occasionally surreal world of international cinema - scoring highly on the small screen viewing.

Episode #013 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #013 Crew of Dave and Jen from The Family Tree @familytreepod and Getting Better Acquainted @GBAPodcast You can listen to Family Tree on iTunes and Getting Better Acquainted on iTunes Too. Dave Pickering can be found on Twitter at @Goosefat101 and Jen Adamthwaite @jadamthwaite Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The Soundtrack for Lobster mainly consists of Orchestral Score including Beethovens "String Quartet No1 in F Major" which we have included as well as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds & Kylie "Where The Wild Roses Grow"  

More about The Lobster

For more The Lobster, you can visit  The Lobster IMDB page here or The Lobster on Rotten Tomatoes page here. @LobsterFilm Yorgos Lanthimos Jacqueline Abrahams @authorjabrahams Rog Ashton-Griffiths @ashtongriffiths Jessica Barden @RealJessyBarden Olivia Colman @OColmanFans Ben Wishaw Roland Ferrandi @roland_ferrandi

 

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Mar 30, 2017

Episode #011 of Flixwatcher podcast sees Felix Trench and Tom Crowley from Wooden Overcoats (the rival funeral director podcom) return, this time to discuss the 2012 Daniel Radcliffe film The Woman in Black.Wooden Overcoats on the Flixwatcher PodcastRecommended to Felix by gothic horror fan and Wooden Coats creator David, Felix and Tom watched this together over croissants - what are your favourite Netflix watching foods? Woman In Black-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 09 The Woman in Black is a film, based a stage play (the second longest running after The Mousetrap trivia fans) that is based on a horror novella by Susan Hill. This film version is the second film adaption with this version written by Jane Goldman. Naturally, for a film based on a book or a stage play, there is going to be similarities, the attention to detail in the sets was noted and admired (lovely woodwork) and relies on old-fashioned noises for scares and jumps. We discuss the evolution of Daniel Radcliffe post Harry Potter and enthusing about gothic horror films we really love (Crimson Peak, The Devils Backbone, The Haunting). Overall it scored a low 2.4, while it's not especially a bad film neither the hosts or the guests felt it compared with other modern horror films. While unlikely to scare, it succeeds in being a bit creepy. Watch it with a friend for that mini scream experience, maybe with some croissants.

Episode #011 Scores

[supsystic-tables id='12'] The Episode #001 crew rated this highly with a 4.2/ 5 so a pretty high standard to right off the bat here at Flixwatcher. The “Recommendability" scores were super high and Pirates was let down if anything by the “Repeat Viewing Score" What do you guys think? Have you seen Pirates an Adventure with Misfits? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Links to the Episode #011 Crew

Thanks to the Episode #001 crew Tom Crowley (@crowleey) and Felix Trench (@felixtrench and www.felixtrench.com) of Wooden Overcoats. Please find and subscribe to Wooden Overcoats on iTunes Visit their website www.woodenovercoats.com

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The Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

From Woman in Black theme "Woman in Black" we have added to our Flixwatcher Spotify and iTunes Playlists. Head to our playlists page and subscribe to them and maybe download the song yourself from iTunes if you fancy.

MORE ABOUT WOMAN IN BLACK

For more info on the Woman In Black! An Adventure with Scientists you can visit the IMDB page here! Woman in Black can be found on Rotten Tomatoes here. If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the social Media links below. If you want to tweet the lovely cast and crew about this episode that would be super smashing great of you! Here are all of their deets: Director:  James Watkins    @watkins_js Emma Shorey  @EmmaShoreyx Molly Harmon   @moIlyharmon Ellisa Walker-Reid    @ElissaWalker4 Sophie Stuckey   @sophiasparrows Daniel Radcliffe    @DanJRadcliffeNL Jessica Raine  @jessrainefans Roger Allam    @All_Allam

Mar 30, 2017

  ARQ-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 02 Set in a dystopian future (never, never utopian!) where there are no apples and only the bad guys have shoes, Renton (no not that Renton) a well groomed engineer/underwear model is stuck in a Groundhog Dog style loop which has something (or nothing) in connection with a mysterious energy source. Neither taut nor thrilling this sci-fi misfire had some interesting ideas but was let down by the cheap sets, unconvincing acting, incoherent plot and unintentional moments of comedy. Despite its short running time of 89 minute the film was a bit of a slog for all to watch and reminded everyone of much better time looping films than this (Groundhog Day, Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow). There was so, so much love for the far superior Edge of Tomorrow from everyone, maybe watch that instead (crosses fingers Netflix will have it soon...) Scores [supsystic-tables id='11'] Arq scored 1.9 overall and this was largely due to the fact that we all agreed it will look and experience would be a lot better in the cinema. It, therefore, scored low on the on the small screen score.   What do you guys think? Have you seen ARQ? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below! Links to the Episode #010 Crew Thanks to the Flixwatcher Podcast episode #010 crew Cathy Cullen (@cathycullen) and Dave Corkery (@thisiscorkery) of The Cinemile (@TheCinemile) and Shitegeist (@Shitegeistpod). If you like their brand of banter you should head over to their iTunes Page, listen to them and subscribe! Shitegeist Logo on Flixwatcher Podcast Our behind the scenes crew are our editors and podcast advisors in the form of GL Productions. Click on these links to visit the GLPro website or follow GL Productions on Twitter. Also, thanks to Mighty People for their Tunes Misty Eyes and Amazon that we use in the show. Go listen to more of the Mighty People songs on Soundcloud The Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist We tried to find some tunes from but were faced with this statement "There are no soundtrack albums in our database for this title." So unfortunately, we have nothing!! More about ARQ For more info on ARQ, you can visit the IMDB page here or the ARQ Rotten Tomatoes page here. If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the social Media links below. If you want to tweet the lovely cast and crew about this episode that would be super smashing great of you! Here are all of their deets: Tony Elliott    @tangoecho Robbie Amell   @RobbieAmell Rachael Taylor    @_Rachael_Taylor Shaun Benson   @shaunmbenson Gray Powell   @graypowell Jacob Neayem @jacobneayem Adam Butcher   @adambutcherstar Tantoo Cardinal   @tantooC Jamie Spilchuk   @jamiespilchuk     Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the social Media links below. PS we have a private Flixwatcher Podcast Facebook Group that is only available to members of our email subscribers list. You will be sent the link to the group when you sign up for the competition! Win win! Join the banter - SPOILERS ALLOWED!

 

Mar 30, 2017

In episode #009 of Flixwatcher podcast guests Dave from Fortitude Magazine and Josh from Footbalistically Arsenal return, this time to discuss the Quentin Tarantino modern masterpiece Pulp Fiction.   Pulp Fiction-Flixwatcher Podcast - Image 03 Unbelievably there are people in the world that haven't seen Pulp Fiction! Dave hadn't, so it was his choice and we thank him for it. Tarantino's Palme d'Or winning second film made in 1994 famed for its groundbreaking non-linear narrative, the bromance between Samuel L Jackson and dazzling script impressed the first-time watcher Dave and was a more than welcome re-watch for Josh, Helen and Kobi. With so many great moments there was much to discuss, the watch, the $5 milkshake, the star-studded cameos, that soundtrack and what is in that briefcase? No one was more happy to revisit this postmodern 90s classic than Helen who praised Tarantino for his strong female characters and the timeless quality of the film.

Scores

Despite quibbles on our unique scoring system (recommendability is a word?!), watching it on his 47" TV Dave scored Pulp Fiction highly on its repeat viewing, apparently, you have to keep watching until you die to fully understand it all. Kobi lists it as being in his Top 5 Films (we'll be keeping an eye out for other entries) and we all recommend it. If you haven't seen Pulp Fiction - stop reading this and go watch it, now! Go, go, go...! Please do come back and listen to this episode though!  

Episode #009 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #009 Crew Dave Hudson (@IamDaveHudson) of Fortitude Magazine and Josh Landy (Footballistically Arsenal, Play With a Legend and Bake with a Legend Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The question is what song NOT to include on the Spotify playlist. There are FAR to many! We have settled on Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man", "Miserlou" by Dick Dale, "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green and Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell"  

More about Pulp Fiction

If you want to know more about Pulp Fiction you can find check it out on IMDB or you can find more info via Rotten Tomatoes. Pulp Fiction @PULPFICTION Quentin Tarantino @qtarantino Tim Roth  @TimRoth Amanda Plummer   @amberstwyth Laura Lovelace       @lauralovelace John Travolta    @johntravoltahot Samuel L. Jackson   @SamuelLJackson Phil LaMarr   @phillamarr Frank Whaley    @TheFrankWhaley Burr Steers @BurrGoreSteers

 

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Mar 30, 2017

Happy New Year Flixwatcher fans! We hope you had a fantastically festive film based Christmas and caught up on our previously reviewed films - if you did let us know your Flixwatcher scores by Tweeting us @Flixwatcherpod Our first podcast for you in 2017 is Ep #007 with Dave and Jen from The Family Tree - The Little Prince Netflix Original animation, the choice of Dave. Little Prince-Flixwatcher PodcastA personal project from director Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda & Spongebob SquarePants) to animate the classic novella written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator) in 1943, was also a personal choice from Dave. Remembering it from his childhood as an audiotape and now intrigued to find out how the story translates into this 2015 animation. A film that could be broken up into three parts, the Flixwatcher team and Dave and Jen agreed unanimously that it was gorgeously animated but lacked coherence. There was plenty of discussion on kids films - why we categorise most animation as children's entertainment - the unnecessary need for endless sequels and of course the beast that is Pixar! More importantly for Dave and Jen - the ability to be able to have a tea break in the middle of a film session! Overall The Little Prince comes out as a solid 3 - we admired its ambitions and adored Jeff Bridges Aviator but its pace and third part let it down. Not up there with the high scores of the other Netflix Originals we've reviewed (Knox, Beasts of No Nation) but still worth a watch.  

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='8'] Overall The Little Prince comes out as a solid 3 - we admired its ambitions and adored Jeff Bridges Aviator but its pace and third part let it down. The Little Prince performed highest on the Small Screen Score with Score of 3.75 and lowest on repeat viewing score with 2.25. Not up there with the high scores of the other Netflix Originals we've reviewed (Knox, Beasts of No Nation) but still worth a watch.

Episode #007 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #007 Crew of Dave and Jen from The Family Tree @familytreepod and Getting Better Acquainted @GBAPodcast You can listen to Family Tree on iTunes and Getting Better Acquainted on iTunes Too. Dave Pickering can be found on Twitter at @Goosefat101 and Jen Adamthwaite @jadamthwaite Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The Soundtrack for the includes a few tracks by Charles Trenet was  and we included the track "Boum" to the Flixwatcher Playlist  

More about The Little Prince

For more Little Prince Chat, you can visit the The Little Prince IMDB page here or The Little Prince on Rotten Tomatoes page here. Mark Osborne    @happyproduct Jeff Bridges      @TheJeffBridges Mackenzie Foy    @mackenziefoy Rachel McAdams     @rachelmonline Marion Cotillard     @marion_cotillar Riley Osborne   @rileyiosborn James Franco    @JamesFrancoTV Bud Cort @calmdownbudcort Benicio Del Toro   @BenicioDelToro Ricky Gervais @rickygervais

 

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