Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. This is a rare year in which I've seen all the Best Picture nominees before they were picked. In previous years I'd either missed one in limited run or passed the opportunity to catch it at a film festival. Not so this year.
Even though I've seen all of them I'm tempted to do the big 24 hour marathon AMC theaters are doing February 26th. Currently only 15 theaters are doing the big 24 hour marathon, but 26 theaters are doing a two day run (5 movies a day).
It's a rare year in that I really like every film nominated and it's a pretty diverse line-up, too. I mean, Toy Story 3 and 127 Hours played back to back? Brilliant.
To find out where both the two day marathons and 24 hour marathons are playing check the official site. Tickets are $60 for all the films, but that includes $20 worth of concessions, so for $4 per you get some of the best films released this year and have the ability to catch the ones not so commonly seen, like Winter's Bone.
Tip of the hat to Roger Ebert for alerting me to this event via his Twitter page.