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The 2010 Oscars will be held on March 7th.

Now that award season is in full swing and Oscar nominations are a mere week away (Feb. 2nd), it's time to move this party to a warm, semi-comfortable theater seat and catch up with all the most prestigious and celebrated films of last year.  Thankfully, Entertainment Weekly (in their January 8th issue) has given us some insight into what films might make the now extended Oscar nomination cut.  Unlike previous years, this year's Oscars will showcase ten nominations for Best Picture, instead of the usual five.  Though some argue that this decision by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will dilute the honor of being nominated, there's at least one upside: five more reasons to go the movies

Entertainment Weekly has given us a list of The 25 Movies You Need to See Before Oscar Night :

  • Up in the Air
  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Precious
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Invictus
  • An Education
  • Up
  • A Serious Man
  • The Messenger
  • Julie and Julia
  • A Single Man
  • Crazy Heart
  • The Blind Side
  • The Last Station
  • Nine
  • Star Trek
  • District 9
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Lovely Bones
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • It's Complicated
  • The Young Victoria
  • Bright Star
  • The Informant!

Thanks to the thriving art culture in Atlanta, there are several locations you can hunker-down and catch up on some these films before March 7th (Oscar night).  This week, UA Tara is showing The Young Victoria, Crazy Heart, and A Single ManLandmark Midtown Art Cinema is showing The Lovely Bones, Up in the Air, and An EducationThe Plaza Theater is showing Fantastic Mr. Fox.  You can catch Avatar and It's Complicated at Regal Atlantic Station

Several of these movies are already out on DVD, to watch in your own cozy homestead: Inglourious Basterds, Up, Julie and Julia, Star Trek, District 9, The Hurt Locker and (500) Days of SummerBright Star will be released on DVD tomorrow, Jan 26th and The Informant! will be released on DVD on Feb 23rd. 

Oh, so many movies, so little time.  So what are you waiting for?  Get out there and start watching!  And don't miss the dynamic-duo of Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin hosting the 2010 Oscars on March 7th. 

For more info:  Keep checking back to EW.com for 2010 Oscar coverage

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