Posted by: Kath Usitalo | February 22, 2011

Catch Up On Oscar Nominees

The countdown is on to Hollywood’s Big Night. How many of the 10 Best Picture nominees have you seen?

I’ve only caught two, but that won’t stop me from my annual tradition; I’ll be in front of the TV Sunday evening for the Academy Awards.

Only once have I watched all of the Best Picture nominees before the Oscars. It was in 2008 when the lineup was Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood, and the winner: No Country for Old Men. I saw them back-to-back in a movie marathon at the Emagine Theater in Novi that started at 10 a.m. and ended late on a snowy Saturday night.

About 11 of us stayed through the entire day; a few folks wandered in for one or some of the films. A movie lover’s nirvana.

With 10 flicks on the ballot this year select AMC Theatres scheduled two, five-film marathons; the first one was last weekend and screened Toy Story 3, The Kids are All Right, 127 Hours, The Fighter, and True Grit.

But this Saturday, February 26, you can catch the other five nominees: Winter’s Bone, Black Swan, Inception, The Social Network, and The King’s Speech.

The pass is $35 and includes a $10 AMC Gift Card for your popcorn supply.

When I read that all 10 movies are going to be shown in a 24-hour stretch beginning Saturday morning, Paige and I were tempted to return home early from Blue Skies to attend. Alas, none of the 15 participating theaters are in Michigan.

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