Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast

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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! read less
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Episode # 351 They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead with Tommy James and Liam Dempsey
5d ago
Episode # 351 They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead with Tommy James and Liam Dempsey
Tommy James (Little White Lies, Zavvi) and Liam H Dempsey (Spocklight podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Tommy’s choice They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead. They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018) is a documentary about the ill-fated final Orson Welles film The Other Side of the Wind. The Other Side of the Wind (2018) was intended to be Welles’ comeback but he died before it was completed. Peter Bogdanovich, who also stars, ended up completing the project and it was released by Netflix in 2018. They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead is the perfect companion piece to The Other Side of the Wind. Watching them in that order as well will give you a good context to go in with. Recommendability scores for They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead were strong, as well as providing an insight into the making of The Other Side of the Wind you also get an insight into the life of Welles, the issues he faced and filmmaking in the 1970s. Slightly lower scores for repeat viewing give an overall rating of 3.41. [supsystic-tables id=364]     Episode #351 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 351 Tommy James and Liam H Dempsey   Please make sure you give them some love   More about They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead For more info on They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead can visit They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead IMDB page here or They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 350 '71 with Matthew Stogdon, Jack Chambers-Ward and Tim Maytom from Sequelisers podcast
Jun 12 2024
Episode # 350 '71 with Matthew Stogdon, Jack Chambers-Ward and Tim Maytom from Sequelisers podcast
Matthew Stogdon, Jack Chambers-Ward and Tim Maytom (Sequelisers podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Matthew’s choice ’71. ’71 (2014) is an action thriller set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. Directed by Yann (Top Boy) Demange it stars Jack O’Connell as Gary Hook, a new British Army recruit sent to Belfast. When his platoon is sent to a volatile area without protective gear during a home search for weapons. A crowd gathers and tensions rise, when a soldier is hit by a rock order disappears and Hook is accidentally abandoned and left on the streets to fend for himself. ’71 is a taut 99 minutes chase set over one night. The lines between the good and the bad guys is blurred, safe zones are scarce and it’s impossible to know who to trust. Recommendability scores for ’71 were very high, with a runtime of 99 minutes it scored well for engagement as well to give an overall rating of 4.23. [supsystic-tables id=363]     Episode #350 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 350 Matthew Stogdon (@stoghz), Jack Chambers-Ward (@jlwchambers) and Tim Maytom (@trivia_lad) from Sequelisers podcast You can find their website here https://reviews.theredrighthand.co.uk/ and at https://withcandour.co.uk/about/team/jack-chambers-ward   Please make sure you give them some love   More about '71 For more info on '71. can visit  71 IMDB page here or 71 Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 349 Nyad with John Dorney and Tom Salinsky from Best Pick podcast
Jun 5 2024
Episode # 349 Nyad with John Dorney and Tom Salinsky from Best Pick podcast
John Dorney and Tom Salinsky from Best Pick podcast join Flixwatcher to review Tom’s choice Nyad. Nyad (2023) is a biographical sports drama based on swimmer Diana Nyad’s life and her book Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream. It stars Annette Bening as Diana and Jodie Foster as Bonnie Stoll, Diana’s best friend and trainer. Rhys Ifans also stars as John Bartlett, the navigator of her support ship. The film follows Diana as she attempts to complete the 110-mile nonstop swim from Cuba to Florida that has eluded her since 1978. In 2011, at the age of 60 Diana makes the first of many attempts to complete the journey. Nyad follows a standard sports biopic template, except there are big questions about the validity of her completed swim. Not only is the main swim potentially not 100% accurate, some of the major moments in the Nyad completely fictional. There was no shark! Recommendability scores for Nyad were firmly floating around the threes, not a bad film but also not an especially exciting or remarkable one. Everyone was in agreement that it is also a good film to watch while doing a task, so not particularly high on engagement, which gives an overall score of 2.70. [supsystic-tables id=362]     Episode #348 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 348 Crew of John Dorney (@MrJohnDorney) and Tom Salinsky (@tomsalinsky) from Best Pick podcast You can find their website here https://x.com/BestPickPod and at http://www.the-spontaneity-shop.com   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Nyad For more info on Nyad. can visit Nyad IMDB page here or Nyad Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 348 Fight Club with Amelie Thomas and Matthew Turner from Fatal Attractions podcast
May 29 2024
Episode # 348 Fight Club with Amelie Thomas and Matthew Turner from Fatal Attractions podcast
Amelie Thomas and Matthew Turner from (Fatal Attractions podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Amelie’s choice Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club (1999), directed by David (Se7en) Fincher and staring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter, is you don’t talk about Fight Club. Recommendability scores for Fight Club were very high, it is Helen and Amelie’s favourite film so no surprises there. Exceptionally high scores across the other Flixwatcher categories give Fight Club an overall rating of 4.80. Making it the new number Flixwatcher film! [supsystic-tables id=361]     Episode #347 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 347 Crew of Amelie Thomas (@theonlycleolunaand ) and Matthew Turner (@filmfan1971) from @fatalattractpod You can find their website here https://t.co/GYwzo95997 and at https://twitter.com/fatalattractpod   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Fight Club For more info on Fight Club. can visit Fight Club IMDB page here or Fight Club Rotten Tomatoes page 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.     Episode #342 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 342 Crew of Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Parasite For more info on Dune: Part One can visitParasite IMDB page here orParasite Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 347 Jackass Forever with Darryl Edge and Petros Patsilivas from Getting Dafoe You - A Willem Dafoe Podcast
May 22 2024
Episode # 347 Jackass Forever with Darryl Edge and Petros Patsilivas from Getting Dafoe You - A Willem Dafoe Podcast
Darryl Edge and Petros Patsilivas (Getting Dafoe You - A Willem Dafoe Podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Darryl’s choice Jackass Forever. Jackass Forever (2022) is the fourth film in the Jackass universe. Returning idiots are Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Wee Man, Danger Ehren, Preston Lacy and new idiots joining the dick busting fun are Sean "Poopies" McInerney, Jasper Dolphin, Zach Holmes, Rachel Wolfson and Eric Manaka. Knoxville gets the gang back together for 96 minutes of high definition dick and stupid stunts. That is Jackass! Recommendability scores for Jackass Forever were very high. With a runtime of 96 minutes repeat viewing and engagement scores were also high to give an overview rating of 4.18. [supsystic-tables id=360]     Episode #347 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 347 Crew of Darryl Edge and Petros Patsilivas from (Getting Dafoe You - A Willem Dafoe Podcast) You can find their website here https://t.co/FWLG822QJ9   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Jackass Forever For more info on Jackass Forever. can visit Jackass Forever IMDB page here or Jackass Forever. Rotten Tomatoespage 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.     Episode #342 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 342 Crew of Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Parasite For more info on Dune: Part One can visitParasite IMDB page here orParasite Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 346 Oasis: Supersonic with Rich Nelson and Catrin Lowe from Don’t You Want Me? podcast
May 15 2024
Episode # 346 Oasis: Supersonic with Rich Nelson and Catrin Lowe from Don’t You Want Me? podcast
Rich Nelson and Catrin Lowe (Don’t You Want Me? podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Catrin’s choice Oasis: Supersonic. Oasis: Supersonic (2016) is a documentary charting the almost overnight success of Oasis in the mid 1990s. Directed by Mat (Spike Island) Whitecross it stars the brothers Gallagher, Noel and Liam respectively as they reflect on their ascent to mega stardom and record breaking double gigs at Knebworth in 1996. In classic documentary style we start with the Gallagher’s growing up in Manchester and hear from Peggy Gallagher. We follow their quick rise to fame and the release of Definitely Maybe and hear their tales of rock n roll debauchery. Recommendability scores for Oasis: Supersonic were pretty high, its mix of 1990s nostalgia and the hilarious Gallagher’s make it an easy watch even for a casual Oasis fan. Strong scores across the other categories gives Oasis: Supersonic a solid overall rating of 3.99. [supsystic-tables id=359]     Episode #346 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 346 Crew of Rich Nelson (@fantana275) and Catrin Lowe (@KittyCostanza) from Don’t You Want Me? podcast You can find their website here https://dywm.podbean.com/ And at https://www.instagram.com/kittycostanza     Please make sure you give them some love   More about Oasis: Supersonic For more info onOasis: Supersonic can visit Oasis: Supersonic IMDB page here or Oasis: Supersonic Rotten Tomatoespage 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. [supsystic-tables id=355]     Episode #342 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 342 Crew of Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Parasite For more info on Dune: Part One can visitParasite IMDB page here orParasite Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 345 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with James III and William DeMeritt
May 8 2024
Episode # 345 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with James III and William DeMeritt
James III (Black Men Can't Jump [In Hollywood] podcast) and William (Bill) DeMeritt (actor and writer) join Flixwatcher to review James’ choice Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) is the fifth instalment in the Jurassic Park film series. Directed by J. A. (The Impossible) Bayona, Fallen Kingdom sees Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, BD Wong, and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles from the previous films. Dinosaurs are facing extinction (again) due to volcanic eruption on Isla Nublar. Dr. Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) testifies that the dinosaurs should be left to perish. However, John Hammond’s former partner Sir Benjamin Lockwood (James Cromwell) has other ideas and wants to clone the remaining dinosaurs under the guise of rescuing them. Cue Claire (Dallas Howard) recruiting former Velociraptor trainer Grady (Pratt) to help capture the last surviving Velociraptor. As with all the Jurassic Park films, wherever there are dinosaurs, things never go to plan. Despite there being more dinosaurs and more action Fallen Kingdom fails to match or even come close to being as good as Jurassic Park. Recommendability scores for Fallen Kingdom were not very high. Repeat viewing scores were helped a little by James having seen it five times at the cinema and slightly higher engagement scores give an overall rating of 3.34. [supsystic-tables id=359]     Episode #345 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 345 Crew of James III (@ruleof3inc) and William DeMeritt (@demeritt) You can find their website here https://twitter.com/blackmenpodcast  And at https://twitter.com/audmapp   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom For more info on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom can visit Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom IMDB page here or Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Rotten Tomatoespage 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. [supsystic-tables id=355]     Episode #342 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 342 Crew of Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Parasite For more info on Dune: Part One can visitParasite IMDB page here orParasite Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 344 Glass Onion with Paul Costello and Emma Kathryn from The Yearbook Committee Podcast
May 1 2024
Episode # 344 Glass Onion with Paul Costello and Emma Kathryn from The Yearbook Committee Podcast
Paul Costello and Emma Kathryn from The Yearbook Committee Podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Paul’s choice Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Glass Onion (2022) is a standalone sequel to Knives Out written and directed by Rian (Brick) Johnson. Daniel Craig reprises his role as detective Benoit Blanc. This mystery sees Blanc joining a group of “Disruptors” on a private Greek island for a murder mystery weekend hosted by Miles Bron (Edward Norton), a Elon Musk type tech bro and founder of Alpha. His guests include model-turned-fashion designer Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson), the governor of Connecticut Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn) and her assistant, video game streamer Duke Cody (Dave Bautista) and his girlfriend and co-founder of Alpha and Miles's ex-business partner Andi Brand (Janelle Monáe). As with Knives Out, Glass Onion takes the classic murder mystery genre, throws in several red herrings and is full of fun and enjoyable performances from the ensemble cast. While not quite as intriguing and original as Knives Out, but still fun, Glass Onion still scores high on recommendability and engagement to score 4.23 overall [supsystic-tables id=357]     Episode #343 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 343 Crew of Paul Costello (@)PaulCinephile) and Emma Kathryn from The Yearbook Committee Podcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Glass Onion For more info on Glass Onion can visit Glass Onion IMDB page here or Glass Onion Rotten Tomatoes page 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. [supsystic-tables id=355]     Episode #342 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 342 Crew of Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Parasite For more info on Dune: Part One can visitParasite IMDB page here orParasite Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 343 Stand by Me with Joshua Tonks and Becky Darke
Apr 24 2024
Episode # 343 Stand by Me with Joshua Tonks and Becky Darke
Joshua Tonks (actor and screenwriter, The Latent Image (2022)) and Becky Darke (The Evolution of Horror, Don’t Point That Horror At Me and Return to Eerie, Indiana podcasts) return to Flixwatcher to review Josh’s choice Stand by Me. Stand by Me (1986) is a coming-of-age drama directer by Rob (When Harry Met Sally) Reiner and based on the Stephen King novella, The Body. Set in a fictional town of Castle Rock, Oregon in 1959 it tells the story of four friends who go on a hike to find the body of a missing boy. Starring Wil Wheaton as Gordon "Gordie”, River Phoenix as Chris, Corey Feldman as Teddy and Jerry O'Connell as Vern. Even though they are only aged 12 they all have their own struggles, Gordie is grieving the loss of his older and influential brother Dennis "Denny”, Teddy’s father is mentally ill, Chris is affected by his families bad reputation and Vern is bullied for his weight. The story is told in a flashback from the point of view of the “writer” who is now an adult Gordon, played by Richard Dreyfuss. Unsurprisingly Stand by Me is rated ‘most liked’ on Netflix, it’s period piece charm and engaging child actor performances make it the much loved classic and the Flixwatcher scores reflect this. With a runtime under 90 minutes it also scored high on repeat viewing to score 4.42 overall. [supsystic-tables id=356]     Episode #342 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 342 Crew of Joshua Tonks (@JoshuaTonks) and Becky Darke (@bunnydarke)   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Stand by Me For more info on Stand by Me can visit Stand by Me IMDB page here or Stand by Me Rotten Tomatoes page 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. [supsystic-tables id=355]     Episode #342 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 342 Crew of Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Parasite For more info on Dune: Part One can visitParasite IMDB page here orParasite Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 342 Parasite with Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast
Apr 17 2024
Episode # 342 Parasite with Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast
Chris Johnston (Easy Riders Raging Podcast) and Em (Verbal Diorama: A Film History Podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Chris’ choice Parasite. Parasite (2019) is a South Korean black comedy thriller directed by Bong (Snowpiercer)Joon-ho. It tells the story of the working class Kim family who infiltrate the wealthy Park household. The Kim family live in a basement flat, steal their neighbours WiFi and make money doing low paid jobs, like folding pizza boxes. When Ki-woo is given an in teaching English by his university friend in the Park house the Kim family work together to find jobs for all the family members. In this pursuit they force out the Park’s long serving maid who is hiding a secret in a hidden basement under the Park house. Parasite became the first South Korean film to win the Palme d'Or. It also became the first non-English language film in Academy Awards history to win Best Picture and it ended up winning four Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film. Unsurprisingly recommendability scores for Parasite were extremely high, Flixwatcher and guests calling it a masterpiece. Strong scores for Parasite across the other categories give an overall score of 4.56. [supsystic-tables id=355]     Episode #342 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 342 Crew of Verbal Diorama and Easy Riders Raging Podcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Parasite For more info on Dune: Part One can visitParasite IMDB page here orParasite Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 341 Dune Part One with Jack Chambers-Ward, Matthew and Tim from Sequelisers podcast
Apr 10 2024
Episode # 341 Dune Part One with Jack Chambers-Ward, Matthew and Tim from Sequelisers podcast
Jack Chambers-Ward, Matthew Stogdon and Tim Maytom (Sequelisers podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Jack’s choice Dune: Part One. Dune: Part One (2021) is directed by Denis (Blade Runner 2049) Villeneuve and based on the 1965 novel by Frank Herbert. Set in there future where the most valuable resource is spice, found only on the desert planet Arrakis. House Harkonnen, rival to Houses Atreides, are ordered to hand over control of Arrakis to Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac), with his son and heir, Paul Atreides (Timothee Chalamet) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), the Duke’s longterm concubine and member of the Bene Gesserit. Leto is suspicious of the stewardship but looks to form an alliance with the Fremen, the desert natives. Dune was the 10th highest grossing film of 2021 and won six Oscars. It received praise for its score by Hans Zimmer, cinematography, special effects and its faithfulness to the source material. Recommendability scores for Dune were very high, especially high from fans of the original novel. Due to impact on the experience of watching on a smaller compared to the big screen scores were lower for small screen to give an overall rating of 3.98. [supsystic-tables id=350]     Episode #341 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 341 Crew of Jack, Matthew and Tim   Please make sure you give them some love   More about Dune: Part One For more info on Dune: Part One can visit Dune Part One IMDB page here orDune Part One Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 340 Society of the Snow with Laila Khan and Barney boom from Sonic Boom Six
Apr 3 2024
Episode # 340 Society of the Snow with Laila Khan and Barney boom from Sonic Boom Six
Laila Khan and Barney Boom from Sonic Boom Six join Flixwatcher to review Laila’s choice Society of the Snow.   Society of the Snow (2023) is based on the non-fiction book La Sociedad de la Nieve by Pablo Vierci and directed by J. A. (The Impossible) Bayona. It tells the incredible true story of the Uruguayan rugby team, who were travelling to Chile when their plane crashed in the Andes in 1972. The film was nominated for Best International Film at the 2024 Oscars. On October 13, 1972, the Uruguayan rugby team and their family and friends board Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571. Their destination is Santiago, Chile, but due to pilot error the plane descends too early and the plane stuck a mountain ridge. The impact splits the plane into two - the front fuselage sliding down a glacier. Of the 45 passengers on board, 29 survive the initial crash. The survivors are faced with unbelievable conditions as they struggle to stay alive. This is not the first time the incredible true story has been portrayed on film. The 1993 film Alive was criticised for its portrayal by American actors. Society of Snow reclaims its own history by casting Uruguayan and Argentine actors and filming at the actual location. Recommendability scores for Society of the Snow were very high, the crash scene in particular is heart-rending, due to its traumatic story repeat viewing scores were lower to give an overall rating of 3.51. [supsystic-tables id=350]     Episode #340 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode # 340 Crew of Laila Khan and Barney boom from Sonic Boom Six       Please make sure you give them some love   More about Society of the Snow For more info on Society of Snow can visit Society of the Snow IMDB page here orSociety of the Snow Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 339 Studio 666 with Andy Williams and Sean Wilson from Frame to Frame podcast
Mar 27 2024
Episode # 339 Studio 666 with Andy Williams and Sean Wilson from Frame to Frame podcast
Andy Williams and Sean Wilson from Frame to Frame podcast return to Flixwatcher to review Andy’s choice Studio 666. Studio 666 (2022) is based on a story by Dave Grohl and directed by BJ McDonnell. It is the first non-documentary film to feature the Foo Fighters. In this entirely fictional film, the Foo Fighters are suffering from a creative block. To get the new album made, studio execs send the Foos to a haunted mansion where Dave Grohl unleashes a demon and the rest of the band are dispatched in gruesome ways. Studio 666 is an ill advised vanity project and could have been a 10 minute short and saved everyone from the embarrassment of being in a horror comedy that is neither particularly scary nor funny. To say it is for hardcore fans only comes with an advisory that it is quite slog. Unsurprisingly, Studio 666 didn’t score very highly for recommendability - or any of the other Flixwatcher categories. It doesn’t even feature a new song from the Foo Fighters! Helped by some generous scoring by Andy, Studio 666 scores 3.10 overall. [supsystic-tables id=353]     Episode #339 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #339 Crew of Andy Williams and Sean Wilson from Frame to Frame podcast    Please make sure you give them some love   More about Studio 666 For more info on Studio 666 can visitStudio 666 IMDB page here orStudio 666 Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 338 The Big Short with Alice Oliver and Josh Hallam from Just Films & That podcast
Mar 20 2024
Episode # 338 The Big Short with Alice Oliver and Josh Hallam from Just Films & That podcast
Alice Oliver and Josh Hallam (Just Films & That podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Alice’s choice The Big Short. The Big Short (2015) is based on the true story of the 2007-2008 financial crash. Based on the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis and directed by Adam (Step Brothers) McKay. The Big Short tells the story of the financial crash from three separate experiences. Michael (Christian Bale) Burry, a hedge fund manager with a love of drumming and Metallica, discovers that the housing market is extremely unstable and he makes a bet against the market. Jared (Ryan Gosling) Vennett, a Deutsche Bank salesman, finds out about Burry’s analysis and uses this information to profit off the crash. An accidental phone call brings in Mark (Steve Carell) Baum and his team who expose that mortgage brokers are selling bad mortgages and use this to their advantage and profit as well. Watching The Big Short may leave you with more questions that answers, like why do they all have bad wigs, why is Margot Robbie in a bath and what exactly is a short? Recommendation scores for The Big Short were very high, due to its dense subject matter and runtime it received lower repeat viewing scores to give an overall rating of 4.51. [supsystic-tables id=352]     Episode #338 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #338 Crew of Alice Oliver and Josh Hallam   Please make sure you give them some love   More about The Big Short For more info on The Big Short can visitThe Big Short IMDB page here or The Big Short Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 337 Paprika with Matthew Turner and Amelie Thomas Fatal Attractions podcast
Mar 13 2024
Episode # 337 Paprika with Matthew Turner and Amelie Thomas Fatal Attractions podcast
Matthew Turner and Amelie Thomas (Fatal Attractions podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Matthew’s choice Paprika. Paprika (2006) is an adult animated Japanese sci-fi fantasy film directed by Satoshi (Tokyo Godfathers) Kon. It is based on the novel of the same name by Yasutaka Tsutsui and it is claimed to have been a significant influence on Christopher Nolan’s Inception, although Nolan has never confirmed this. Dr Atsuko Chiba is a scientist by day and a dream detective at night, working under the code name Paprika. When a device called at DC Mini, a device to the help psychiatric patients, is stolen Paprika and Detective Toshimi Konakawa’s dreams and reality begin to merge as they try to recover the device. Recommendability for Paprika was mixed, although we all agreed the animation style was incredible and detailed. The complicated plot and surrealism isn’t going to be for everyone. Scores across the remaining categories give Paprika an overall rating of 3.54. [supsystic-tables id=351]     Episode #337 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #337 Crew of with Matthew Turner (@FilmFan1971) and Amelie Thomas (@TheOnlyCleoLuna) (Fatal Attractions podcast)   You can find their website here https://t.co/iihRa2fX9V     Please make sure you give them some love   More about Paprika For more info on Paprika can visit Paprika IMDB page here or Paprika Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 336 Red Rocket with Petros Patsilivas and Darryl Edge from Getting Dafoe You - A Willem Dafoe Podcast
Mar 6 2024
Episode # 336 Red Rocket with Petros Patsilivas and Darryl Edge from Getting Dafoe You - A Willem Dafoe Podcast
Petros Patsilivas and Darryl Edge (Getting Dafoe You - A Willem Dafoe Podcast) join Flixwatcher to review Red Rocket. Red Rocket (2021) is a comedy drama from writer and director Sean (Florida Project) Baker. It stars Simon Rex as Mikey "Saber" Davies, an adult film actor, who returns to his hometown in Texas after a 17 year absence. The exact reasons for his sudden return are unknown but it is clear from the outset that trouble is always close by to Mikey. He manages to convince his estranged wife and porn film co-star Lexi (Bree Elrod) to let him back into her house and life. While visiting the local doughnut place he sets his sights on 17-year-old Raylee (Suzanna Son), who also goes by Strawberry. With whom he enters into a sexual relationship with and grooms her to move with him back to LA so he can get back into the porn industry. Despite its dark themes, Red Rocket is pretty funny and at no point glamourises the life that Mikey is leading. As with Baker’s other films, his characters exist on the edges of society and from marginalised subcultures. We might laugh at Mikey but it is because of his behaviour not because of who he is. Recommendability scores for Red Rocket reflected the dark comedy and themes but strong scores for small screen and engagement give an overall rating of 3.80. [supsystic-tables id=350]     Episode #336 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #336 Crew of with Petros and Darryl from (@dafoeyoupod)   You can find their website here https://linktr.ee/dafoeyoupod     Please make sure you give them some love   More about Red Rocket For more info on Red Rocket can visit Red Rocket IMDB page here or Red Rocket Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 335 Spencer with Catrin Lowe and Rich Nelson from Don’t You Want Me? podcast
Feb 28 2024
Episode # 335 Spencer with Catrin Lowe and Rich Nelson from Don’t You Want Me? podcast
Catrin Lowe and Rich Nelson (Don’t You Want Me? podcast) return to Flixwatcher to review Rich’s choice Spencer. Spencer (2021) is directed by Pablo (Jackie) Larraín and written by Steven (Peaky Blinders) Knight and stars Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana experiencing an existential crisis (nightmare) during Christmas 1991 when she spends the holidays at Sandringham with the British royal family. The supporting cast includes Sean Harris as Darren McGrady, head chef to the royal for 15 years, Sally Hawkins as royal dresser Maggie (possibly inspired by Fay Appleby, Diana’s real-life dresser and loyal friend) and Timothy Spall as Equerry Major Alistair Gregory (an amalgamation of royal staff). It is important to note that while the film is inspired by a real-life moment in Diana’s life, it is based longtime rumours and real events, and is very much a work of fiction. Recommendability scores for Spencer reflected the ambiguous nature of some of themes and the absence of a traditional narrative. Engagement scores were on the lower end due to the run time of over two hours and the vibes as opposed to actual plot, to give Spencer an overall score of 3.22. [supsystic-tables id=348]     Episode #335 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #335 Crew of Catrin Lowe (@KittyCostanza) and Rich Nelson (@fantana275)   You can find their website here https://twitter.com/DYWMpodcast     Please make sure you give them some love   More about Spencer For more info on Spencer can visit Spencer IMDB page here or Spencer Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 334 Widows with Rafa Sales Ross and Marshall Shaffer
Feb 21 2024
Episode # 334 Widows with Rafa Sales Ross and Marshall Shaffer
Marshall Shaffer (Slant Magazine, Decider, /Film, Marshall and the Movie Substack) and Rafa Sales Ross (Sight & Sound, i_D, BFI, Total Film, Little White Lies) return to Flixwatcher to review Marshall’s choice Widows. Widows (2018) is a heist thriller from director Steve (12 Years A Slave) McQueen and screenplay by Gillian (Gone Girl) Flynn, based on a Lynda La Plante TV series. The ‘widows’ are Veronica Rawlings (Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Alice (Elizabeth Debicki). Left to deal with the $2,000,000 debt left by a heist gone wrong, led by Veronica’s husband, Harry Rawlings (Liam Neeson), the group decide to carry out a elaborate heist themselves to pay back Jamal and Jatemme Manning (Brian Tyree Henry and Daniel Kaluuya). Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Jon Bernthal, Garret Dillahunt and Lukas Haas also star. Recommendability scores for Widows were very high, not only does it deliver on plot twists and heist tension but it is also a commentary on gentrification. It also scores highly across other Flixwatcher categories to score a very high 4.52 overall. [supsystic-tables id=347]     Episode #334 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #334 Crew of Rafa Sales Ross (@rafiews) and Marshall Shaffer (twitter.com/media_marshall)   You can find their website here https://t.co/zYcTU3VrGF   And at https://www.rafiews.com/     Please make sure you give them some love   More about Widows For more info on Widows can visit Widows IMDB page here or Widows Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 333 Spirited Away with Emma Kathryn and Paul Costello from The Yearbook Committee podcast
Feb 14 2024
Episode # 333 Spirited Away with Emma Kathryn and Paul Costello from The Yearbook Committee podcast
Emma Kathryn and Paul Costello from The Yearbook Committee Podcast join Flixwatcher to review Emma’s choice Spirited Away. Spirited Away (2001) is an animated Japanese fantasy adventure from Studio Ghibli written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Spirited Away tells the story of 10-year-old Chihiro who enters an enormous bathhouse for Japanese spirits (kami) after taking a short cut on her way to her new house. Her parents also take the short cut but are turned into pigs when they feast on the food left out for the spirits. While in the bathhouse Chihiro meets many different spirits, including a polluted river spirit and No-Face, who ends up eating one of the bathhouse workers. There are also lots of other weird and wonderful spirits too complicated to explain here, it is best to just watch and enjoy. Recommendability for Spirited Away was very, very high, it was the also the first Studio Ghibli watch for many UK fans. High scores for the other Flixwatcher categories gives Spirited Away an overall rating of 4.39.   [supsystic-tables id=346] Episode #333 Crew Links Thanks to Episode #333 Crew of Emma Kathryn (@GirlofGotham) and Paul Costello (@PaulCinephile) from (@YearbookPodcast) Find their Websites online at https://linktr.ee/YearbookPodcast And at  https://twitter.com/FatalAttractPod And at https://www.twitch.tv/girlofgotham Please make sure you give them some love More about Spirited Away For more info on Spirited Away, you can visit Spirited Away IMDb page here or Spirited Away Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode # 332 In the Heights with Natalie Jamieson and Genevieve Hassan from Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast
Feb 7 2024
Episode # 332 In the Heights with Natalie Jamieson and Genevieve Hassan from Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast
Natalie Jamieson (Bestsellers podcast, BBC Radio 1 & 2) and Genevieve Hassan (Celebrity Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did podcast) return to to Flixwatcher to review Natalie’s choice In the Heights. In the Heights (2021) is a musical directed by Jon (Crazy Rich Asians) M. Chu and is based on the stage musical of the same name written by Quiara Alegría Hudes and Lin-Manuel (Hamilton) Miranda. In the Heights tells the story of a community of Dominican residents of a corner of Washington Heights in New York as they follow their dreams for a better life. Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) owns a bodega and is in love with Vanessa (Melissa Barrera), who dreams of being a fashion designer but can’t get an apartment as she doesn’t have credit. Kevin who owns the local taxi firm is selling off his business to fund his daughter Nina’s (Leslie Grace) University education. But Nina has dropped out due to the racism she has experienced and doesn’t want to go back. With a run time of 2 hours and 23 minutes In the Heights is a long film. Recommendations were very mixed, without catchy numbers and a perhaps overly complex amount of characters it is a tricky film to warm to. The runtime negatively affected the repeat viewing and engagement scores to give In the Heights an overall rating of 3.52. [supsystic-tables id=345]     Episode #332 Crew Links Thanks to the Episode #332 Crew of Natalie Jamieson (@Nat_Jamieson) and Genevieve Hassan (Genevieve (@JournoGenevieve) / X (twitter.com))   You can find their website here https://www.celebritycatchup.com/ and at https://linktr.ee/bestsellerspodcast   Please make sure you give them some love   More about In the Heights For more info on In the Heights can visit In the Heights IMDB page here or In the Heights Rotten Tomatoes page 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices