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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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Dec 16, 2020

Ben Travis (Empire Magazine) and James King (Radio 2) return to Flixwatcher remotely to review Ben’s choice Unfriended.

 

Unfriended is a 2014 video-meeting footage supernatural horror film (yes that is a genre!) told entirely through a screencast of a MacBook. High school student Laura Barns commits suicide following the abuse she receives after being filmed drunk and passing out at a party in a clip that went viral. One year on, Laura’s former best friend Blaire and her friends - Mitch, Jess, Ken, and Adam are chatting online when a mysterious user called "billie227" enters the chat and things begin to get weird and creepy.

Unfriended is unlikely to become a cult film classic - despite being released in 2014 the use of Skype ages the film more than its years - and it will probably be eclipsed by the Zoom focussed Host that came out in 2020. Unfriended is ambitious in its attempt to bring together teen bullying revenge and supernatural horror together - over Skype.

Where Unfriended falls down is when it doesn’t quite follow through with its setup - the ending is a bit weak and the ghost spirit capable of anything feels a bit meh and some of the deaths are questionable. The issue of cyberbullying however remains topical and explores the multiple platforms where bullying and abuse can take place.

Scores 

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With a runtime of 83 minutes, there are definitely worse uses of your time than giving Unfriended ago. Unfriended scores pretty highly on recommendability, less high on repeat viewing, and for the first time ever we highly recommend viewing on your laptop and scores 3.70 overall!

 

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

 

Episode #187 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #187 Crew of Ben Travis   (@BenSTravis) from Empire Magazine and James King (@jameskingmovies) from Radio 2.

Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/

And https://www.amazon.co.uk/Be-More-Keanu-James-King/dp/1529110327/ref=sr_1_1?crid=PBQGVU2AF9LT&dchild=

And https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_two

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More about Unfriended

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

 

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