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Friday, January 28, 2011

AMC announces Best Picture Showcase schedule

Posted By on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 5:17 PM

AMC Theaters announced the schedule for its Best Picture Showcase. The local outpost of the cinema chain hosting the screenings is the AMC Palace 20 in Elmwood. The schedule is as follows (listed with the run times):

Saturday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. Toy Story 3 (103 minutes)
1 p.m. 127 Hours (95 minutes)
3 p.m. The Kids Are All Right (106 minutes)
5:45 p.m. True Grit (110 minutes)
7:45 p.m. The Fighter (116 minutes)

Saturday, Feb. 26
11 a.m. Winter's Bone (100 minutes)
1 p.m. Black Swan (109 minutes)
3:10 p.m. Inception (148 minutes — dayum! That's a movie within a movie within a movie.)
6:45 p.m. The Social Network (121 minutes)
9 p.m. The King's Speech (119 minutes)

If you have super-human bladder capacity and an Adderall-grade attention span, you can get a one-day pass for $35 (if any of you take advantage of the one-day option and manage to survive nine hours of back-to-back critically acclaimed cinema, you are required to report back to us with a detailed account of your experience). You also have the option of paying $60 to see all 10 films across the two weekends, if you're really serious about this.

In other Oscar news, Best Picture nominee 127 Hours is back in local theaters. It's currently playing at AMC Palace 20 in Elmwood, AMC Palace 16 on the Westbank and The Grand in Slidell.

Inside Job, Charles Ferguson's takedown of the 2008 financial crisis that's nominated for Best Documentary Feature, is now playing at AMC Palace 20 in Elmwood.

Rabbit Hole, the movie in which the Best Actress-nominated Nicole Kidman tries to convincingly move her face, got replaced by Blue Valentine at Canal Place and isn't playing anywhere else. Sorry.

In totally non-, non-, non-Oscar-related news, The Roommate — in which Blair from Gossip Girl goes all Single White Female on her college roomie — comes out next week. Exciting!

And finally, what I love about Oscar season is all the clever Internet things that happen around this time: like these kids acting out Best Picture nominees and "honest" versions of nominated films' posters.

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Click here to see the rest of the slightly more not-safe-for-work-if-your-boss-objects-to-the-f-word-displayed-in-large-letters-on-your-screen posters.

(Also, be sure to vote in our poll, and check out the Oscar guide for more info about the nominated films.)


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