Ever wanted to see all the best picture nominees, but couldn’t because some of them could never make it to your local theater?
Cinemark has announced a two weekend long Oscar marathon where they’ll show all the 9 Best Picture nominees starting on Saturday, Feb. 16 with Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amour, Life of Pi in 3D, Les Miserables and Lincoln. It then concludes the following Saturday, the 23, with Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained. And our local Hollywood USA on Nolana is one of the select theaters participating in it!
Isn’t this a great opportunity for some more binging?
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The price to see them for one day is $30. To see them on both days is $50, but you get discounted concessions, which are always awesome. Plus, they’ll also be showing the five nominees for live action short film on February 15 for $10, and all the five animated short film nominees for the same price on the following week.
While the marathon for the Oscar nominated shorts probably won’t come with discounted concessions, this is an opportunity WAYYYYYYYYYY too good to pass up.
I mean, aside from the seven nominees that are blockbusters and have been playing at out theaters for weeks, we’ll finally get a chance to watch the indie apocalyptic fantasy Beasts of the Southern Wild and the octogenarian romance Amour which apparently is breaking as many hearts as it gains fans (personally don’t know what it’s about, but based on its poster, it features a man tenderly caressing his wife’s face). Both of these films were indies, and therefore too small to make it down to the Valley.
Granted, Beasts is already on DVD and Redbox, but Amour would never have been shown in the Valley if it weren’t for this marathon. And while I’ve already seen most of these movies (some of which I wasn’t a fan of, if you recall), I’m a believer in multiple viewings of a movie since it allows your opinion to change.
So who knows? Maybe after participation in it, I’ll find that Argo really is worthy of the Best Picture Oscar and that Les Miserables isn’t as horrendous as I once said it was.
So, who else will participate in this marathon? And will you participate for only the Best Picture nominees, or just the shorts?
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