s06e06 Glass – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers) of Glass. Andy B thinks it appears to be a light-hearted rom-com that descends into mother!-like chaos and distress as the main character falls apart catastrophically, but Andy C explains that it’s an unusual superhero movie with great performances from all three leading actors.

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s06e05 You Were Never Really Here – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with spoilers, but not too bad ones) of You Were Never Really Here, which is a beautifully-made gripping thriller about a man tortured by trauma, followed by a great deal of rambling waffling about various TV series and films.

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s06e04 Overlord – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with lots of spoilers) of Overlord. Andy B suggests it’s Game of Thrones-styled hack-n-slash with comedy, but Andy C explains it’s a gruey WWII horror with injections of Nazi-serum-fuelled super-soldiers.

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s06e03 The Babadook – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with lots of spoilers) of The Babadook. Andy B thinks it’s an Australian daytime kids’ TV programme featuring a brown spherical hand-puppet from your nightmares, but Andy C explains that it’s a terrifying ghost horror that explores finding a way to survive grief and survivor’s guilt.

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s06e02 Russian Doll – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion (with lots of spoilers) of the TV series Russian Doll. Andy B thinks it doesn’t sound like a funny show from the title, and Andy C explains it starts off like Groundhog Day and takes a different path from there.

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s06e01 Behaviour manipulation (or: Why Ditch Facebook?) – The Good Robot Andys

Facebook and other social media companies have been shown to be irresponsible with politics, with private information and with their social responsibilities. If we’re not the customer, maybe we’re the product. Andy B explains how powerful these companies have become, and what influence they can have on our behaviour, our politics and our society. Concludes with suggestions of ways we can give them less power, and switch to other platforms designed to prevent the kind of behaviour manipulation we might not prefer.

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s05e13 Discussion of the best horror of the 20th century – The Good Robot Andys

Discussion of the best horror of the 20th century: what should not have been included, and what was difficult to miss out.

Andy B’s personal top ten:

  1. Alien
  2. Dawn of the Dead
  3. The Wicker Man
  4. The Exorcist
  5. The Evil Dead 2
  6. A Nightmare on Elm Street
  7. The Omen
  8. The Blair Witch Project
  9. An American Werewolf in London
  10. Psycho

Alternative list: Timeout’s best horror films list.

Also mentioned: Simon Brand’s top 30 horror films of the 20th century.

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Top 30: The Best Horror Films of the 20th Century

Here is the full list of the best horror films of the 20th century. Tune in next time for in-depth discussion of what went in, what was left out, and where deep divisions exist between the Andys.

30. Gremlins
29. Near Dark
28. Altered States.
27. Hellraiser
26. The Blair Witch Project
25. Jacob’s Ladder.
24. Nosferatu
23. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
22. The Wicker Man.
21. Carrie
20. The Silence of the Lambs
19. Audition
18. Ringu (“Ring”)
17. Psycho
16. The Fly.
15. Event Horizon
14. An American Werewolf in London
13. The Sixth Sense.
12. The Omen
11. Don’t Look Now
10. The Haunting.
9. Rosemary’s Baby
8. Evil Dead II
7. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
6. Night of the Living Dead
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street.
4. The Thing
3. The Shining
2. Alien
1. The Exorcist

s05e12 Best Horror of the 20th Century (1) – The Good Robot Andys

Number 1 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century! The film is … The Exorcist.

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s05e11 (extra) Live Stream 2019-01-28 20:00 UTC – The Good Robot Andys

A quick announcement to say we are live streaming on Monday 28th January 2019 at 8pm UK time, 20:00 UTC.

To join in, just go to this page: artificialworlds.net/goodrobotandys/live – there will be a live chat room and a button to click to hear us speaking live. See you there?

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s05e11 Best Horror of the 20th Century (2) – The Good Robot Andys

Number 2 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The film is Alien.

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s05e10 Best Horror of the 20th Century (4 and 3) – The Good Robot Andys

Numbers 4 and 3 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are The Thing and The Shining.

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s05e09 Best Horror of the 20th Century (6 and 5) – The Good Robot Andys

Numbers 6 and 5 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Night of the Living Dead and A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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s05e08 Best Horror of the 20th Century (9 to 7) – The Good Robot Andys

Numbers 9 to 7 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Rosemary’s Baby, Evil Dead II and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

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s05e07 Best Horror of the 20th Century (12 to 10) – The Good Robot Andys

(Content warning: brief mentions of suicide.)

Numbers 12 to 10 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are The Omen, Don’t Look Now and The Haunting.

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s05e06 Best Horror of the 20th Century (15 to 13) – The Good Robot Andys

Numbers 15 to 13 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Event Horizon, An American Werewolf in London and The Sixth Sense. Do they pass the “better than Psycho, more fun than The Fly” test? One of them is definitely controversial.

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s05e05 Best Horror of the 20th Century (18 to 16) – The Good Robot Andys

The countdown continues as we discuss numbers 18 to 16 of the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. The films are Ringu (“Ring”), Psycho and The Fly. We’re half-way there, and from now on all the films must pass the “better than Psycho” test to be allowed in.

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s05e04 Best Horror of the 20th Century (21 to 19) – The Good Robot Andys

Join us as we count down the 30 best horror films of the 20th century. This time, numbers 21 to 19, which means we discuss, with some spoilers, the films Carrie, The Silence of the Lambs and possibly the most extreme film on the list, Audition.

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