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Episode 23: Stand By Me

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You’ll never have friends like the ones you had when you were 12…

But Echo, Brose, Trev and Summer are going to give it our best shot anyway.

Join us as we wander down the train tracks with Gordy, Chris, Teddy and Vern to discuss this 1986 Steven King penned tale of four friends and how it’s not about the destination but rather the journey.

Go on, Gordie, it’s a swell story.

Episode 22: Network

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Join Echo, Brose, Trev and Danielle to discuss a 40 year old satire that somehow became reality.

Paddy Chayefsky delivered a prophetically chilling vision of news as entertainment. Directed by Sidney Lumen with a multi-Oscar winning cast including Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and Beatrice Straight as well as film legends William Holden, Robert Duvall and Ned Beatty the Chatflix team have a lot to chat about.

Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’

Episode 21: Donnie Darko

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This week Echo, Brose, Stuart and Shaun Crawford of fakeshemp.net discuss whether Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko is a psychological horror-science fiction drama or a unique retelling of the story of chicken little?

Beware of falling aeroplane engines and Patrick Swayzes

 

 

Episode 20: Fellowship of the Ring.

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Echo assembles her own fellowship to endure the gruelling task of watching part one of Peter Jackson’s hobbit filled Lord of the Rings saga.

They say you don’t simply walk to Mordor but jeez there’s a of walking in this film! We get it Peter! New Zealand is pretty! Now get to the damn Balrog!

 

 

Episode 19: Big Trouble in Little China.

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The Chatflix team (Echo, Brose, Trev and Danielle) climb into the Porkchop Express with Jack Burton to dissect Big Trouble in Little China with all the physical prowess, intellectual wit and overall effectiveness of Kurt Russell’s Ol’ Jack himself.

So sit tight, hold the fort and keep the home fires burning. And if we’re not back by dawn… call the President.

 

 

Episode 18: Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

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Brad, George, Matt, …. and 8 other guys decide to rob a casino and steal our hearts in the stylish caper film Ocean’s Eleven

Echo, Brose assemble Tamzen and Samantha to create Chatflix’s Four to look at Soderbergh’s all star remake. All-star if you consider Scott Caan and the nerdy computer guy ‘stars’.

 

Episode 17: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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Oompa Loopma doompety doo,
Look what the Chatflix crew has for you,
What do we think of this Gene Wilder flick?
Do Matt, Brose and Echo give it a tick?
Injuries haunted every kid cast
Flim laws were much easier in the past.
For all our thoughts just listen to us,
Oompa Loompa bibbity bus!

 

Episode 16: Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

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Ever found a talking plant from outer space that eats humans that helped you get respect at work and help you get the girl of your dreams…

Echo, Brose, Trev and Matt get together to chat about a young guy called Seymour that DID find a mean green mutha from outer space in Little Shop of Horrors.

Frank Oz directed an amazing cast of comedy legends including Rick Moranis, Bill Murray, Steve Martin and Jim Belushi as well as Ellen Greene for a rollicking musical adventure. Even grumpy old musical hater Matt loves this film

 

Episode 15: Hook

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A stellar combination of master storyteller and the childlike craziness of Robin Williams as they boy who never grows up, Peter Pan, should be a great Hook for a film (see what we did there?) but was there enough fairy dust sprinkled to provide this film with the magic it needed?

Join Brose, Echo, Stu and Caity get together to talk about the good, the bad and the sublime (Bob Hoskins)

Episode 14: It’s A Wonderful Life

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Every time a bell rings Chatflix had another episode and this week’s episode wants to give you the moon.

Jade, Brose, Stu and writer/film critic Stephen Rowley pour themselves some eggnog and talk about the Frank Capra favourite, It’s Wonderful Life. Life is better with Chatflix.