Matt Houlihan and Thea Gilien from The Podcast Review Show join Flixwatcher remotely to review Matt’s choice Being John Malkovich.

 

Being John Malkovich is a 1999 surreal comedy-drama from the weird and wonderful mind of Charlie Kaufman and visionary director Spike Jonze – both making their debuts with this. John Cusack, Catherine Keener, Cameron Diaz star alongside John Malkovich playing himself in a career-best performance.

Cusack plays Craig Schwartz, an unemployed puppeteer and fair to say control freak sex pest, who discovers a portal into John Malkovich’s head behind a filing cabinet in a room of the 7 1/2 floor of LesterCorp. Diaz plays his injured animal obsessed dowdy wife Lottie. Schwartz falls instantly in love with Keener’s Maxine, a sexy, hardheaded, and manipulative bitch who ends up in a sex farce love triangle with Malkovich but only when he is being controlled by Lottie or Schwartz.

 

Scores 

It is fair to say Being John Malkovich is not your average rom-com, if there was one word to describe it surreal would be it. Its best not to try and think too much about the logistics of the portal into John Malkovich’s head and enjoy the weird and wonderful journey instead. If you’ve always wanted to see John Malkovich’s face on the body of a woman this is the film for you! Despite being pretty bonkers Being John Malkovich scores highly across all categories to score a very respectable 4.20 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen  Being John Malkovich? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #172 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #172 Crew of  Matt Houlihan    (@Podreviewshow) from,  The podcast Review Show and Thea Gilien  (@Podreviewshow) also from The Podcast Review Show.

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More about Being John Malkovich

For more info on Being John Malkovich, you can visit Being John Malkovich IMDb page here or Being John Malkovich Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this week’s 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.

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In a postapocalyptic world, rag-doll robots hide in fear from dangerous machines out to exterminate them, until a brave newcomer joins the group.

Added to UK Netflix:  1st September 2020.

Darkman

 After a brilliant scientist is almost killed by gangsters in a massive explosion, he becomes Darkman, an impossibly strong, tormented antihero.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 1st September 2020.

 

 

Demolition Man

 

Trapped in a cryogenic deep freeze for several decades, top cop John Spartan is defrosted by the powers that be, to catch a relentless killer.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 1st September 2020.

Zodiac

 

 

A political cartoonist, a crime reporter, and a pair of cops investigate San Francisco’s infamous Zodiac Killer in this thriller based on a true story.

Added to UK Netflix: 1st September 2020.

 

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

 

Zany Willy Wonka causes a stir when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside his candy bars will admit holders into his secret confectionary.

Added to UK Netflix: 1st September 2020.

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix forever, 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!

Apollo 11

Using newly unearthed film footage and audio recordings, this documentary goes deep behind the scenes of Apollo 11’s historic 1969 landing on the moon.

Leaving: 3th September 2020.

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