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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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Jan 15, 2020

Ali Plumb (BBC Radio 1) and Ally Wybrew (Empire Magazine) return to Flixwatcher to review Ali’s choice Moneyball. Moneyball is a 2011 baseball film based on true events starring Brad Pitt, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jonah Hill.

Directed by Bennett (Capote, Foxcatcher) Miller and co written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin it tells the story of the Oakland Athletics baseball 2002 season where manager Billy (Pitt) Beane with the help of Peter (Hill) Brand uses sabermetrics to (controversially) recruit players on a small budget. How you feel about Moneyball largely depends on how you feel about baseball in general and how interested you are in the use of statistics in sport - if neither of these things get you going Moneyball may not be your film. Pitt puts in a decent performance that includes him eating in many scenes but it’s Hill that gives the surprising performance as his semi reluctant assistant. Moneyball isn’t without the sports movie cliches and it is as macho as you’d expect from a baseball film. The zinging Sorkin script gives it both its energy but by being so fast for non baseball aficionados it’s sometimes difficult to keep up and understand what’s going on. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=144] Despite being very, very niche Moneyball scores a fairly respectable 3.91 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen Moneyball? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #139 Crew Links

  Thanks to the Episode #139 Crew of Ally Wybrew (@AllyWyB) from Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) and Ali Plumb (@AliPlumb) from BBC Radio 1   Find their websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/   Please make sure you give them some love    

More about Moneyball

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

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