For Episode 49 we break the no Adam Sandler rule to review the 2017 Noah (Bumbag) Baumbach film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Joining us are returning guests Gail Porter and Heat’s Boyd Hilton.
If you’re a fan of dysfunctional family comedy dramas set in New York you’ll be in for a treat with Baumbach stepping in to fill the neurotic void now it’s no longer okay to watch Woody Allen films.
Anti Sandler enthusiasts Gail and Helen had different reactions – Gail didn’t bother to watch the film but Helen enjoyed the film and would consider re-watching Punch Drunk Love as a result. Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel and Emma Thompson, it’s a fantastic ensemble cast and although re-treads some familiar Baumbach territory (difficulty in parking in New York) and isn’t his best (see Frances Ha, The Squid and the Whale…) it’s funny in places and recommended for completists.
Scoring 3.85 overall, brought down massively by Gail not having seen it – not a challenger to our highest Flixwatcher
rated film What We Do In The Shadows ·but worth a watch.
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Films New on Netflix
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When her husband vanishes during a secret mission, biologist Lena joins an expedition into a mysterious region sealed off by the U.S. government.
Added to Netflix: 12th March 2018
When his son exhibits supernatural powers, a father takes the youngster on the run to protect him from government authorities and religious fanatics.
Added to Netflix: 8th March 2018
In his first special in seven years, Ricky Gervais slings his trademark snark at celebrity, mortality and a society that takes everything personally.
Added to UK Netflix: 13th March 2018
Amid a coup, a North Korean agent escapes south with the country’s injured leader in an attempt to keep him alive and prevent a Korean war.
Added to UK Netflix: 14th March 2018
An elderly immigrant matriarch from Hong Kong finally begins to break out of her shell of isolation when she suspects her husband of infidelity.
Added to UK Netflix: 9th March 2018
Films Leaving Netflix
Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!
At age 40, there’s one thing Andy hasn’t done, and it’s really bothering the sex-obsessed guys at work, who set out to help him get laid.
Leaving: 16th March 2018