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Yesterday we gave YOU the opportunity to win one of three adult passes to any Odeon cinema nationwide, in celebration of cinema giant’s 4-for-3 Awards Season offer.

All you had to do was fill in the following sentence.

“…And the award for least-deserving Academy Award ever goes to_____________________________________[name of movie, actor/actress, etc]’

*tears open envelope*

Liam Deliverance: “The award for least-deserving Academy Award ever goes to My Fair Lady which robbed Dr. Strangelove (How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) for the best picture Oscar in 1965. The former was directed by George Cukor and was the tale of “Eliza Doolittle”, played by Audrey Hepburn, an over long yarn (almost 3 hours) about a cockney flower seller who was taught to talk proper like in a rags to riches borefest. Dr Strangelove, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was a satirical look at nuclear conflict between the US and Russia during the cold war era. It is a film that is very funny despite the seriousness of the subject matter, it lives long in the memory and is a classic that should be watched by all.”

Clampers Outside: “The award for least-deserving Academy Award ever goes to Forrest Gumps 1994 ‘Best Picture’ win…. beating both Pulp Fiction AND The Shawshank Redemption…. a travesty, in fairness…. but life’s like that, like a box of chocolates.”

Ben: “The award for the least deserving Academy Award goes to…Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side (2009). I’ve nothing against the film. It’s the kind of movie you would happily sit through on TV on a rainy Sunday afternoon, but it – or its cast – are about as deserving of an Oscar as Coronation Street.”

Thanks all

Odeon Cinemas

Yesterday: The Envelope, Please

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A tribute to 138 years of cinema by UK filmmaker Vugar Efendi. To wit:

…you remember the movies not for the most intricate plot twists or the elaborate set pieces but rather the characters and the emotions they convey.

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It was like Netflix, son.

Some Dad tweetz:

How we knew what was on in the Irish Multiplex Cinemas 20 years ago.

A bad year (apart from the ‘nookie’ scene in Mulholland Falls)?

Only you can decide.

Previously: Meanwhile, Close To Clerys

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Frank O’Dea writes:

“I took this photo in Brisbane, Australia, recently outside a cinema. Would it ever catch on here I wonder?”

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Put a sock in it grandad/ma.

*popcorn*

Independent.ie

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)