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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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Jul 8, 2020
Chris Hewitt (Empire Magazine) and James Dyer (Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine) return to Flixwatcher (remotely) to review Chris’ choice The Fugitive.       The Fugitive is a 1993 action-thriller starring Harrison Ford as Richard Kimble on the hunt for the one-armed man who may or may not have killed his wife and Tommy Lee Jones as U.S Marshal Samuel Gerard hot on his heels. Famous at the time for two specific special effects moments - the train crash and the dam dive - are only minor moments in the whole film. For a film with a run time of over two hours, the film (just about) manages to sustain a high level of tension. Strangely nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars (it didn’t win) the real star of the film is Tommy Lee (also nominated and won Best Supporting Actor). He gets all the best lines and is clearly having a lot of fun. Ford is the most un-Ford, acting mostly with his crinkly face and moving around largely unnoticed. The Fugitive isn’t perfect - the flashback scenes are a bit clumsy and it feels very 90s and you have to question the evidence for convicting Kimble in the first but there is something about the classic cat and mouse genre being played out by two superstars that make it an enjoyable piece of 90s film. Scores

[supsystic-tables id=171] The Fugitive smashes it out of the park for recommendability - with fives from everyone and super high across the other categories bringing the overall score to 4.78. Meaning there is a new JOINT number one (with When Harry Met Sally) in the Flixwatcher scores! What do you guys think? Have you seen The Fugitive? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!  

Episode #164 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #164 Crew of Chris Hewitt  (@ChrisHewitt) from, Empire Magazine and James Dyer (@jamescdyer) also from, Empire Magazine and Pilot TV Magazine. Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/ and at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/pilot-tv-podcast/id1435481214?mt=2   Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Fugitive

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

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