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Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast

Every week the Flixwatcher crew team up with other podcasters to talk about what to watch on Netflix! Flixwatcher is hosted by Helen Sadler and Kobi Omenaka. Every episode discusses and rates a film from Netflix as chosen by special guests from other podcasts using our unique Flixwatcher scoring system. We tackle classic films including Woody Allen's "Manhattan" and "Pulp Fiction" , Netflix Originals such as "Amanda Knox" and "Beasts of No Nation" through to bargain bin b-movies such as Sharknado 3. The choice what to watch on Netflix is given wholly to the podcaster guests. Team Flixwatcher has no say in what they watch from the huge Netflix library! Tune in every week to get Netflix film recommendations and rejections with spoilers guaranteed! If you are ever struggling with what to watch on Netflix then this is the podcast for you! If you do want to skip to the end that is when you'll get all of our film scores using our unique Flixwatcher Netflix scoring system! Tell your friends AND SUBSCRIBE!
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Apr 4, 2018

Its Episode 52! Kobi and Helen are joined by Chris and Will to review Bernie (Chris’ choice), the 2011 black comedy from Richard Linklater starring Jack Black. The bizarre true story of mortician Bernie Tiede (Black) who amongst making the dead look glamorous also has a penchant for elderly widows and ends up becoming an unlikely companion for a very rich widow, Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine) and SPOILER ends up killing her.  The film is a mix of straightforward filmmaking and mockumentary with talking heads from real life people from Carthage, Texas and sort of played straight and then sort of played for comedy by Black. The film was strongly received in American after its release but seems to have barely been seen or heard of by UK audiences - and there is good reason why. Its weird - given that it is a true story - about murder - the comedy feels weird and doesn’t achieve what it presumably intends to do and because the comedy is so weird it doesn’t work as dramatisation. One really for Jack Black completists only.

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[supsystic-tables id='54'] Unsurprisingly Bernie doesn’t score highly in any category, scoring 2.9 by Flixwatcher but more love was given from Twitter. Seen it? Send us your review @flixwatcherpod What do you guys think? Have you seen Bernie? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #052 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #052 Crew of Chris Smith @ChrisDSmith27  and Will Roe- @willroe2  from Lords  @HomeOfCricket. Find their website online here: https://www.lords.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 Bernie

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

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