Welcome to Episode 63! We welcome Gemma and Annabel from the Anthill Podcast back to Flixwatcher to review Gemma’s choice the 2009 Neill Blomkamp film District 9.

Billed as a Peter Jackson presents District 9 was the breakout film for Sharlto Copley. Filmed and set in Johannesburg it mixes (fake) found footage and documentary styles and is was inspired by the true life events of District Six from the apartheid era.

The film, despite providing some genuine comic moments, addresses themes of racism, xenophobia, bureaucracy and refugees and immigrants while moving between sci fi, body horror and action genres. District 9 has aged pretty well and it’s themes are still relevant today and it’s all held together by Copley’s performance and interaction with the ‘prawns’.

Scores

Our guests and Flixwatcher scored District 9 highly across most categories bringing the overall score to 4.1 (despite Kobi’s low score for repeat viewing!). Highly recommended

What do you guys think? Have you seen District 9? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #063 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #063 Crew of Annabel Bligh @kabligh  and Gemma Ware @waresgemma from The Anthill Podcast.

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about District 9

For more info on District 9, you can visit the District 9 IMDB page here or the District 9 Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

Rake

While Cleaver Greene is a brilliant and driven attorney, he’s also an ex-druggie, a current gambling addict and loathed by many of his colleagues.

Added: June 14 2017

Set It Up

In desperate need of a break from the office, two beleaguered assistants team up to trick their workaholic bosses into falling in love.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th June 2018

Stranger than Fiction

As a writer ponders how to kill off her main character, the man begins hearing her voice in his head and realizes that his days are numbered.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th June 2018

Sunday’s Illness

Decades after being abandoned as a young child, Chiara finds her mother and asks her to spend 10 days together in a remote location.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th June 2018

Leatherface

A group of disturbed teens — among them the fledgling chainsaw killer — breaks out of a mental facility in Texas and leaves behind a bloody trail.

Added to UK Netflix: 18th June 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!

My Last Five Girlfriends

Thirtysomething Duncan takes a trip down memory lane, examining the highs and lows of his most recent relationships with women. Along the way, he picks up interesting advice and learns important lessons about love in the modern world.

Leaving: 26th June 2018

 

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