Helen O’Hara (Empire Podcast and magazine) and Helen Zaltzman (The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations) join Flixwatcher remotely to review Helen O’H’s choice The Prestige.

The Prestige is the 2006 mystery thriller starring Christian Bale as Alfred Borden and Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) as rival magicians in London at the end of the 19th century. Based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Priest is also stars Michael Caine as Cutter, Rebecca Hall as Borden’s wife Sarah, Scarlett Johansson as Angier’s stage assistant Olivia and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla.

After a water tank trick ends in tragedy for Angier their rivalry and oneupmanship increases, Borden loses two fingers during a bullet catch and retaliates by injuring an audience member’s fingers and killing a bird during Angier’s show. The arrival of the transported man trick leads Angier to Tesla who creates a machine capable of real magic.

The Prestige is largely considered Nolan’s best film by fans, in the opening scene Cutter, explains the three parts to a magic trick: The Pledge, The Turn, and The Prestige – essentially the framework for all Nolan’s films but it’s The Prestige where he manages to pull it off without having to over-explain the concepts or melt the brain with time travel.



Despite Helen Z not being a Nolan fan, the scores from the other Helens and Kobi, and usually for a Nolan film a high small screen score still awards The Prestige with an overall score of 4.06 overall. There was a lot of love for it from Twitter claiming it to be Nolan’s best.

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


Episode #194 Crew Links

Thanks to Episode #194 Crew of Helen O’Hara (@HelenLOHara) from Empire Podcast and magazine and Helen Zaltzman (@HelenZaltzman)  from The Allusionist, Answer Me This! and Veronica Mars Investigations.

Find their Websites online at https://www.empireonline.com/

And at https://www.theallusionist.org/

And at https://podfollow.com/answermethis/view

And at https://www.veronicamarsinvestigations.com/

Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Prestige

For more info on The Prestige, you can visit The prestige IMDb page here or  The Prestige Rotten Tomatoes page here.


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Alpha and Omega 2: A Howl-iday Adventure

In this animated outdoor adventure, wolf couple Humphrey and Kate face a crisis when one of their three cubs disappears without explanation.

Added to UK Netflix:  15th February 2021

Alpha and Omega: Dino Digs

Kate and Humphrey befriend Amy, a raptor magically restored during a construction dig, then must race to stop the diggers before a T-Rex is revived.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th February 2021.



Astro Boy


Astro Boy, a young robot with superpowers, embarks on a dangerous odyssey in search of purpose before returning home to save his loved ones.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th FebruaryFebruary 2021

Little Man

A man is so eager to become a dad that he’ll believe anything, including the notion that a baby-faced thief on the lam is really an abandoned toddler.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th February 2021.


Open Water

A vacationing couple on a scuba diving expedition accidentally gets left behind and is stranded for endless hours in shark-infested waters.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th February 2021.

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix forever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until it’s too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Dead in a Week… Or Your Money Back

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Leaving: 19th February 2021.

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