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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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Mar 30, 2017

Todd from "The Bitter End" chose the 80's Body Horror Classic "From Beyond" for Episode 5 of the Flixwatcher Podcast!From Beyond -Flixwatcher Podcast -   Todd is a big horror fan and first watched From Beyond as a young boy on VHS and it has stuck with him since then. The episode 005 crew were divided between horror and (Todd and Helen) non-horror (Tom and Kobi) fans so it would be interesting to see what they made of it.   The Bitter End Podcast - Flixwatcher Podcast The split was actually quite interesting in that the Bitter End guys both looked favourably on From Beyond. In particular, Todd managed to eek out some more points based on his enthusiasm and allegorical theories behind the film. This was a really interesting choice for a Flixwatcher episode so early on in our run and goes to highlight the depth and variety of choices on the Netflix platform.

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='6'] The overall Flixwatcher Rating for From Beyond is a surprising  3.3! This was not expected going into the recording session but goes to show the courage in Todd's conviction. From Beyond scored highest in the "Engagement Score" bracket and lowest in the repeat viewing score. Once may be enough! What do you guys think? Have you seen From Beyond? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #005 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #005 Crew of The Bitter End. The Bitter End is available on iTunes so please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

There were no tunes from the film itself that we'd bring into the podcast BUT due to a nice piece of film trivia we've added "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys into the fold. Why? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out...  

More about From Beyond

For more info on the From Beyond, you can visit the From Beyond IMDB page here or the From Beyond Rotten Tomatoes page here. Stuart Gordon     @OfficialSGordon Jeffrey Combs    @jeffreycombs Barbara Crampton Ken Foree Ted Sorel   @TsSorel Carolyn Purdy-Gordon Bunny Summers    @bunniesummers Bruce McGuire    @dunord Del Russel    @deleuss1

COMPETITION TIME

To celebrate the launch of The Flixwatcher Podcast and the fact that you can now download films and shows onto your iPad so you can watch anywhere we are giving away a free iPad Air with 128 GB memory, a year's free Netflix and oodles of popcorn. All you have to do is fill in your details in the sidebar or head to this competition entry page to enter. If you have already entered and you want to check your position you can do so here.

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

It was Jay from "How to Write a Tune" chose the film for Episode 4 of the Flixwatcher Podcast!

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He claimed it would be the "Artsy Fartsy" choice and appeal to the true cinephile in him. It was noted as being beautiful and creepy and noted for being a film of essentially being two distinct parts; lovely bits at the start and then the part where it started to go dark and creepy!

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The episode #004 crew had a lot of time for "The Talented Mr Ripley", letting Beth how beautiful the film looks as well as the interesting character study helmed by Damon is he spirals into aware of homicidal mania! It was really interesting to go back and review a younger Matt Damon together with Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett. This was pre-Jason Bourne Matt Damon and it showed in his physicality. It was also a really great to see Philip Seymour-Hoffman in the guise of Freddie who would ultimately starts to untangle Tom Ripleys web of deceit.

Scores

The overall Flixwatcher Rating for The Talented Mr Ripley is a strudy 3.9. It was  surprising to see it saw five across-the-board for recommendability score. The lower marks came with the repeat viewing and small screen score What do you guys think? Have you seen The Talented Mr Ripleu? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #004 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #004 Crew Jay Ludgrove (@BonesKnowsPod) and Tony Gordon @SirBonesley of @GLProUK How to Write a Tune How to Write a Tunes is available on iTunes so please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

There was a heavy jazz theme throughout the whole of the talented Mr Ripley so for the Spotify list we are choosing to add a few of the jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and of course Charlie Parker!    

More about The Talented Mr Ripley

For more info on the Talented Mr Ripley, you can visit the TTMR IMDB page here or the TTMR Rotten Tomatoes page here. Matt Damon   @mattdamon_ Gwyneth Paltrow   @GwynethPaltrow Jude Law    @judehlaw Cate Blanchett     @blanchettcom Jack Davenport     @JDavenportfans  

COMPETITION TIME

To celebrate the launch of The Flixwatcher Podcast and the fact that you can now download films and shows onto your iPad so you can watch anywhere we are giving away a free iPad Air with 128 GB memory, a year's free Netflix and oodles of popcorn. All you have to do is fill in your details in the sidebar or head to this competition entry page to enter. If you have already entered and you want to check your position you can do so here.

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 17, 2017

Halfway to 30, its Episode #015 and we welcome back Rachel and Simon from Level Up Human for Rachel’s choice the unlikeliest natural disaster Sharknado 3. "Oh Hell No." Thats right, the THIRD, in the Sharknado series. What is the premise you might ask, do you really care, its called Sharknado. Sharknado 3. Shark advocate Simon genuinely loved it, but wouldn’t describe as ‘good’. Kobi had concerns about the possibly of an actual sharknado. Helen was not impressed not even with the David Hasselhoff cameo. Sadly it doesn’t pass the Bechdel test. Preposterous only begins to scratch the surface, if you love chainsaws, extreme product placement and frilled sharks this is the movie for you. It doesn’t score highly, are you surprised? Its about a sharknado. Fun fact, geckos can’t survive in space, but apparently sharks can…

Scores

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Episode #015 Crew Links

Just to remind you all, the Episode #015 Crew of Simon and Rachel from Level Up Human @LevelUpHuman You can listen to Level Up Humans on iTunes . Simon Watt can be found on Twitter at @ SimonDWatt and Rachel @ RachelWheeley Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

The Sharknado 3 Soundtrack is a travesty and contains a "Jedward" song so forfeits the right to be included in the episode!  

More about Sharknado 3

If you want to know more about Sharknado 3 you can find check it out on IMDB or you can find more info via Rotten Tomatoes. Anthony C. Ferrante      @acferrante Ian Ziering       @IanZiering Tara Reid      @TaraReid Cassandra Scerbo     @CassieScerbo Frankie Muniz    @frankiemuniz Ryan Newman    @ryrynewman David Hasselhoff      @DavidHasselhoff Mark Cuban    @mcuban Bo Derek     @boderek

 

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!

Jan 12, 2017

Episode #008 sees Simon from Level Up Human choose the 2015 science fiction film Advantageous. A self-proclaimed sci-fi snob, Simon choose this as it was the most science fiction film he could find on Netflix ...and because he liked the cover image!     Set in a bleak, near-future, urban environment, where we communicate with bots via holographic Skype calls and women are 'completely shelved' after a certain age, the film's protagonist is forced into undergoing an experimental full body swap. It's a future with no animals, not much fun for kids and shopping for her new body is like being on Tinder. Ultimately the film suffers from what Simon calls the 'prototype problem'. Also noted was it's shoddy sci-fi and being inferior to Black Mirror. Despite scoring a relatively low 2.3 (Kobi would recommend Transformers 3 ahead of this!!) and really REALLY annoying Rachel it gave for a surprisingly in-depth discussion and debate on memory, ethics of body swaps, personality and cloning. "Believably bland" a Hollywood remake is calling....

Scores

[supsystic-tables id='9'] Despite scoring a relatively low 2.3 (Kobi would recommend Transformers 3 ahead of this!!) and really REALLY annoying Rachel it gave for a surprisingly in-depth discussion and debate on memory, ethics of body swaps, personality and cloning. "Believably bland" a Hollywood remake is calling....  

Episode #008 Crew Links

Just to remind you all, the Episode #008 Crew of Simon and Rachel from Level Up Human @LevelUpHuman You can listen to Level Up Humans on iTunes . Simon Watt can be found on Twitter at @ SimonDWatt and Rachel @ RachelWheeley Please make sure you give them some love

Flixwatcher Spotify Playlist

At the start of the film the mother and daughter were playing the piano and singing the French Christmas Classic "Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant". We couldn't find their version but we found that Annie Lennox did a version and that's what we have added to the Flixwatcher Playlist!  

More about The Little Prince

If you want to know more about Avantageous you can find check it out on IMDB or you can find more info via Rotten Tomatoes. Advantageous @advantageousme Jennifer Phang @Phangvantageous Jacqueline Kim @jpkimchii James Urbaniak @JamesUrbaniak Freya Adams @freya_adams Ken Jeong @kenjeong Jennifer Ehle @jenniferehle Samantha Kim @samanthagkh Troi Zee @troizee Olivia Horton @Olivia_Horton97

COMPETITION TIME

To celebrate the launch of The Flixwatcher Podcast and the fact that you can now download films and shows onto your iPad so you can watch anywhere we are giving away a free iPad Air with 128 GB memory, a year's free Netflix and oodles of popcorn. All you have to do is fill in your details in the sidebar or head to this competition entry page to enter. If you have already entered and you want to check your position you can do so here.  

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!

Nov 28, 2016

Flixwatcher is a film podcast based around films 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 the 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. The choice of the films is given wholly to the podcaster guests and team Flixwatcher have no say in the matter!

Tune in every week to get Netflix film recommendations and rejections with spoilers guaranteed!

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