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I like the Art Deco architecture of Union Station in LA but not sure why they picked it to host the Oscars.
 

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I just know Riz Ahmed didnt win and neither did Minari so I checked out.
Damn. Haven’t seen that movie, but I heard he was excellent in it.

Heard Anthony Hopkins was excellent as well.
 

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Oscars on TV at the moment, how shite show this is? Surely it wasn't this bad 10 or so years ago? I am not talking about movies, but mostly the shite they say.
 

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Ratings are down 50% on last year, which already had really low ratings.
Most repubs don’t want to listen to Hollywood stars preaching to them.
 

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its funny how they got criticism one year for being too white and then it completely flipped

its almost as if they only care about what everyone thinks about them
 

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its funny how they got criticism one year for being too white and then it completely flipped

its almost as if they only care about what everyone thinks about them
Weird that an institution based on getting people to like its product thinks like this.
 

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The Empty Man

On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.
Started off well, but for me did not carry on well and the ending was just plain strange.

4/10
 

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Anyone got any good 70s suggestions?

Doesn't have to be classic stuff, quite enjoy comedies from that era as well.

Also, maybe the wrong thread, but oh well.
Godfather 1 and 2
Alien
One Flew over the Cuckoos nest
The Exorcist
Murder on the Orient Express
Jaws
Taxi Driver
Duel
Deliverance
Life of Brian
The Omen 1 and 2
Dirty Harry
Rocky 1 and 2
Close Encounters
Halloween
Midnight Express
Blazing Saddles
Airport
Poseidon Adventure
The Towering Inferno
Shaft
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dawn of the Dead
Entre the Dragon
 
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Godfather 1 and 2
Alien
One Flew over the Cuckoos nest
The Exorcist
Murder on the Orient Express
Jaws
Taxi Driver
Duel
Deliverance
Life of Brian
The Oman
Dirty Harry
Rocky 1 and 2
Close Encounters
Halloween
Midnight Express
Blazing Saddles
Airport
Poseidon Adventure
The Towering Inferno
Shaft
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dawn of the Dead
Entre the Dragon
Lawrence of Arabia shamelessly aped that masterpiece.
 

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Bad Samaritan 2018 is a great little thriller, not sure how it's 6.5 on IMDB. It's not perfect by any stretch and you need to suspend your disbelief but its not meant to be taken too seriously - just a really fun movie.

David Tenant plays a really good baddie, fair play

I also saw Nobody the other night and it's fantastic. It's kinda John Wick-esque but with a bit more meat on the bones.

edit: and RZA is in it!!!

If films annoy you where the plot or character decisions don't make a lot of sense, neither is probably for you though
 

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Love and Monsters (Netflix). I'm not into creepy-monsters movies, and the whole thing seemed rather teenage-y and gimmick-y when I first it appear on Netflix, so I decided against it. Then I read positive reviews on here and in my newspaper, so I figured it might be a fun little thingy. It is and isn't. There is little horror, which makes me happy (I'm really not into horror and creepy stuff), and it's funny and drags you along fairly well; but I felt rather empty afterward. Guess it's too devoid of anything beyond the surface narrative or broader consequences for my taste. I don't know; but ultimately not really my thing.

Burning (Netflix). Same conclusion, but a very different way of arriving there. It's a slow-burning, abstract, psychological... drama? I'm not sure how to describe it best. It's a South Korean film that was highly praised all over, and tells the story of a guy who meets a girl he vaguely knew from his youth, but another guy arrives on the scene who also seems to be connecting to her, and from there things get... complicated. It's a very quiet and understated film, that touches on all kinds of themes (poor vs. rich, the role of women, rural vs. urban, etc.), but never explicitly, and doesn't clearly a stance on anything or explains things - as can be expected from a film based on a Haruki Murakami short story. (Maybe I should have led with that piece of information!) But while I generally really like his books and stories, I couldn't really get into the film. It was too abstract and understated for me. I guess I need a little more direction, or explicitness, or conclusion in my films. I get why other people adored it, but same as for Love and Monsters (as much as they don't belong together in any other way): ultimately not really my thing.
 

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Godfather 1 and 2
Alien
One Flew over the Cuckoos nest
The Exorcist
Murder on the Orient Express
Jaws
Taxi Driver
Duel
Deliverance
Life of Brian
The Omen 1 and 2
Dirty Harry
Rocky 1 and 2
Close Encounters
Halloween
Midnight Express
Blazing Saddles
Airport
Poseidon Adventure
The Towering Inferno
Shaft
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dawn of the Dead
Entre the Dragon
Added the ones I haven't seen, cheers.
 

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Godfather 1 and 2
Alien
One Flew over the Cuckoos nest
The Exorcist
Murder on the Orient Express
Jaws
Taxi Driver
Duel
Deliverance
Life of Brian
The Omen 1 and 2
Dirty Harry
Rocky 1 and 2
Close Encounters
Halloween
Midnight Express
Blazing Saddles
Airport
Poseidon Adventure
The Towering Inferno
Shaft
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dawn of the Dead
Entre the Dragon

Good list this. Couple of comments before the match: To this day all the Omen movies scare the absolute crap out of me. Disaster movies have been ruined by CGI. Prefer the recent MOTOE.
 

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Added the ones I haven't seen, cheers.
None of these are hidden gems but here goes (and excluding films already mentioned):

Frenzy
The Man who would be King
Capricorn One
Slapshot
Young Frankenstein
Get Carter
Dog Day Afternoon
Tommy
Barry Lyndon
Sleeper
 

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Bout to watch Eternal sunshine and the spotless mind tomorrow and it's the last movie on my 21 movies list. Fecking finally.
 

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Watched THE DROP again last night

Gandolfini and Tom hardy.

Great little movie
 

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Good list this. Couple of comments before the match: To this day all the Omen movies scare the absolute crap out of me. Disaster movies have been ruined by CGI. Prefer the recent MOTOE.
Omen 1 and 2 . yes I agree, I though the 3rd one was dreadful, but you have to watch to complete the story.
I love 70s disaster movies, SFX were dodgy, but all part of the enjoyment for me.
 

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few more from the 70s.

T H X 1138
Straw Dogs
Night Stalker
Serpico
Soylent Green
Westworld is a classic for me.
The Wicker Man another classic
Pink Panther films.
Coma
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Quadrophenia
Salam's Lot
Nosferatu the Vampire
Tommy
Shaft
The Brood