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OXYGEN’S OSCAR PREDICTIONS

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Another year, another arbitrary list of Oscar winners, and so another arbitrary list of Oscar predictions! We at Oxygen.ie are here to compile the 100% guaranteed list of winners that will probably only be about half right. Using our skills at guessing, pondering, and saying ‘Sure why not?’ we’ve decided …

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Review: How to be Single

It’s very hard to do something new in the rom-com genre. The most memorable ones of recent years either a) subvert the genre (500 Days of Summer) or b) turn out to be about much more (About Time). How to be Single, in ways, tries to do both of these …

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#HollywoodSoWhite

I’m sure by now you have all seen the ‘Oscars So White’ hashtag on social media and may have even chosen a side. Yes, the nominees are mostly white, but everybody who was nominated for an Oscar has worked incredibly hard for it and are deserving of their nomination, as well as …

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The Big Short: Review

Director: Adam McKay Cast: Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt. Written By: Charles Randolph, Adam McKay. Run Time: 130 Minutes. I guarantee the first thing you think when you remember the collapse of the housing market in the mid 2000s is not comedy, yet somehow The Big …

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Point Break: Review

The first necessity of this review is to dispel the notion that the original Point Break is some sort of untouchable masterpiece, a beautiful work of art simply masquerading as an action movie. It’s not. It’s average. Patrick Swayze was charming and Gary Busey was as loose as always, but …

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The Night Before Review

The Night Before (16) Director: Jonathan Levine. Written by: Jonathan Levine, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir & Evan Goldberg. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie & Lizzy Caplan. Running Time: 101 Minutes. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen have reteamed with their 50/50  director for the trippy, festive treat that is …

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The Lady in the Van Review

A lot can be lost in translation. Film is a more immediate medium than the stage: when your face is 25 feet tall (because of a cinema screen, not gigantism), the performance doesn’t need to reach Row Z. In the transition from stage to screen, broad becomes subtle and – …