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Monthly Archives:October 2016

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Episode 40: Alien 3

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David Fincher presents his vision of the ultimate warrior woman: Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley! This time it’s in a space prison and those hardened criminals have nothing on the Ripper. The biggest fight club, however, happened behind the scenes. 8 writers vs the producers!

Join Stu, Brose, Caity, and Danielle on the space chain gang as they try to avoid dropping the soap while the Xenomorphs are around.

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Episode 39.5: Bonus MICF episode!

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Chatflix talks to Georgina the Bride and Watson live from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival about their love of films and their hilarious shows.

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Episode 39: The Running Man

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In 2017, after a worldwide economic collapse, the U.S. has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity.

But enough about politics! This week we watch the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Running Man as a falsely convicted man who has to compete for his live on a reality tv show. It’s no Master Chef but we liked it!

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Ep 38: Robocop (1987)

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Detroit is bankrupt with a privatised Police Force and the private sector experimenting with war machines on the general public. No, its not 2017, it’s Paul Verhoeven’s prophetic Robocop. You’d buy that for a dollar.. but you don’t have to because we’re giving it to you for free!

Join Brose “half man- half donut machine”, Matt “half man – quarter chicken and chips”, and comedian Daniel “half man- half price on Tuesdays” Connell as they chat about this 1987 satirical masterpiece.

Bonus! Brose and Leisl chat to comedian Alice Fraser about her 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Show “Empire” and her film inspirations.

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Episode 37: Princess Bride

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Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… Surely one film that contains all that is inconceivable?!

This week Brose, Tamzen, Stu, and Caity sat in bed with their blankets pulled tight as they talk about a pirate, a princess and the greatest love story of all-WAIT. Love story? is this a kissing story? Are you trying to trick me?

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Episode 36: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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A tale old as time (or at least as old as 1991), when a witch cursed a prince to become a beast because… we’re not really sure why actually.

Anyway the curse could only be broken when four grown men – Brose, Stu, Trev and Matt O’Neill – gathered to talk about this Disney classic and the difficulties in finding a fork in the castle once the curse was broken.

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Episode 35: Wayne’s World

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Party on Brose, Party on Tamzen.

The gang are joined in their blue AMC pacer by comedian performer Hayley Butcher as well as regular guest Stu Wilson, as they crank Bohemian Rhapsody and have a schwinging good time talking about the 1992 classic Wayne’s World, based on the SNL sketch created by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, and with ridiculously good looking Rob Lowe and Tia Carrere, the question is “Are you worthy?”

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Episode 34: Dirty Dancing

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This week the Chatflix team gather and see if we swoon over Patrick Swayze. The dude was star of Roadhouse for pete’s sake! In Dirty Dancing however he tries to be even cooler (science is unsure how) as Catskills dance instructor Johnny Castle. Johnny. Castle! Even the name is tested in a laboratory to be arctic cool!

Joining him is Jennifer Grey and legendary Jerry Orbach of Law & Order fame! (Dun dun!) Disappointingly Jerry is kept out of the dirty dancing.

Brose, Tamzen, Matt and Danielle: one of these people put this film in the corner. But which one?

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Episode 33: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

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Tamzen, Brose, Trev and Stu invented Postit notes. Don’t look it up on Wikipedia! It’s true! We’re not just trying to impress people we went to school with.

Luckily for you guys we took time out of spending all our Postit money to talk about Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. Starring Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow, they look so good with blond hair and black roots its like not even funny. Joining the girls is the crush inducing Janeane Garofalo and the dancing king that is Alan Cumming.

Have a “Romy and Michele” day!

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Episode 32: Alien

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In 1979 Ridley Scott introduced a whole generation to soiling themselves in fright at the thought of acid drooling, eyeless, eponymous Alien. This week Brose, Jade, Danielle and Alien: Defiance artist Tristan Jones grab a spare pair of clean underwear and peak over the couch to watch and talk.

We discuss the legacy that has lasted 7 films, and how badass Sigourney Weaver is. Because she is. She’s Zuul dagnabit.