Oscar Must-Sees

Zero Dark Thirty

Watch out, Hollywood. Jessica Chastain is the ginger diva who's worked super hard for a really long time, and in the past few years, she's started to see a nice payoff for her labors. Chastain is nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars for her performance as a CIA agent who was instrumental in locating Osama bin Laden.
 
  • Zero Dark Thirty Zero Dark Thirty
    Watch out, Hollywood. Jessica Chastain is the ginger diva who's worked super hard for a really long time, and in the past few years, she's started to see a nice payoff for her labors. Chastain is nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars for her performance as a CIA agent who was instrumental in locating Osama bin Laden.
  • Les Miserables Les Miserables
    Clocking in at a running time of two hours and 38 minutes, this big-screen movie musical nearly matches the length of the Broadway adaptation! Most critics agree, however, that this sweeping film delivers emotional wallops in epic proportions.
  • Lincoln Lincoln
    Director Steven Spielberg's film leads the pack of award-worthy films with 12 Academy Award nominations. It was no surprise when Daniel-Day Lewis, who starred as the titular 16th president of the United States, won the Golden Globe for Best Actor. We'll see if history repeats itself at the Oscars.
  • Silver Linings Playbook Silver Linings Playbook
    Backed by the Weinstein publicity machine, this little indie was the only film to receive Oscar nominations in all four acting categories. Jennifer Lawrence took home the Golden Globe for her performance, and graciously thanked Harvey for, ahem, "killing whoever you had to kill" for the win. Check out the quirky, unique film that's expanding in theaters.
  • Life of Pi Life of Pi
    Ang Lee's films have always fared well in awards season, and Life of Pi keeps the trend going. Second only to Lincoln with 11 Oscar nominations, the battle for Best Picture will most likely be between the two (or possibly three or four if you factor in Golden Globe winner Argo, and Silver Linings Playbook).
  • The Impossible The Impossible
    If inspirational films are your cup of java, be sure to check out this drama that delves into the survivor stories of the 2004 Thailand tsunami. Naomi Watts garnered Best Actress nominations for the Oscars, SAG and Golden Globe Awards for her affecting performance.
  • Argo Argo
    The winner of the Golden Globes Best Picture and Best Director categories clearly got snubbed for the Best Director Oscar nod, but this is still one of Ben Affleck's best efforts to date. Who knew that the Iranian revolution would make for a Hollywood crowd-pleaser?
 
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  • Released
  • January 11, 2013
  • (Opened Limited 12/19 NY/LA)
  • R , 2 hr 37 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
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