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Episode 27: Rocky

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Echo, Brose and Liesl strap on the gloves and climb in the ring to talk about the Man, The Myth, the Legend. The Italian Stallion: Rocky.

The 1976 film made Sylvester Stallone a star and launched one of the most enduring franchises in cinema history that is now 6 films long. Does Brose think the film manages to Rise up back on the streets? Does Echo think that a half man, half stallion with the eye of a tiger make an effective boxer?

“He doesn’t know it’s a damn show! He thinks it’s a damn fight!”

Also in this episode Brose chats to Jeremy Shada, Finn from Adventure Time, to discuss his love of film

Episode 26: Bridget Jones’s Diary

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Bridget Jones. She a drinker, smoker, appallingly bad public speaker as well as a wanton sex goddess with absolutely enormous panties. But Echo, Brose, Tamzen and Trev likes her, very much. Just as she is.

Join us as we drink some chardonnay, sip some blue soup and talk about a role model for the 21st century and the love triangle between childult Hugh Grant and haughty Colin Firth (who should totally rethink the length of his sideburns).

Episode 25: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

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Film wizard guests Matt and Leisl join muggle Echo and Brose as they board the train at Platform 9 and 3/4 to witness Harry, Ron and Hermione’s first year at Hogwarts.

The mix between grange hill and lord of the rings made Harry Potter the second biggest franchise of all time, making Warners rich and running around on a broom the coolest it’s been since Salem 1692.

What did we think? Well it’s got Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Rickman in it so we think it’s magic.

“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.”

Episode 24: Stranger Than Fiction

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Harold Crick is a very boring man, and as an auditor for the IRS he probably should die.. but that doesn’t make it any easier for him to hear that an omniscient narrator plans to kill him. Harold needs to find the narrator and convince her to change his story or if that fails maybe take control of his own life.

Join Echo, Brose, Stu and Leisl as they get very meta and provide commentary on a film about a book and a few amazing characters including Will Farrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman.

“Some plots are moved forward by external events and crises. Others are moved forward by the characters themselves.”

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’.