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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

January 15, 2015 at 7:03 AM

When, and where, to watch the Oscar nominees

Are you one of those Oscar completists who wants to check out every movie on the ballot before Oscar night? Here’s how:

Best picture: “Boyhood” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” are available on DVD/VOD/streaming, presumably everywhere. “American Sniper,” “Birdman,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma” and “The Theory of Everything” are currently playing on multiple screens; “Whiplash” will return to the Regal Meridian starting Friday, Jan. 16.

Acting nominees: You can see Marion Cotillard in “Two Days, One Night” starting Jan. 30, and Julianne Moore in “Still Alice” opens on the same date. “Foxcatcher,” with nominees Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, is at several theaters; as is “Wild,” showcasing Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. “Gone Girl,” with best actress nominee Rosamund Pike, just came out on DVD/streaming, and if you really want to see “The Judge,” with supporting actor nominee Robert Duvall (the year’s most mysterious nomination; not that he’s not good, but the movie ‘s pretty lame), it’s currently streaming on Amazon and, presumably, other locations, and comes out on DVD Jan. 27.

Foreign language films: “Ida,” from Poland, played here last summer and is available on DVD/streaming. “Leviathan” opens in Seattle theaters Feb. 13; “Wild Tales” also has U.S. distribution but no release date yet. Not word right now on “Tangerines” and “Timbuktu”; will update as I learn more.

Short films: A selection of the short-film nominees, both live-action and animated, will screen at the Seven Gables here in Seattle, opening Jan. 30.

Documentaries: Here’s where to find streaming locations for all five nominated documentaries. “Citizenfour” arrives at the Crest Cinema Center in Shoreline on Friday, Jan. 16.

 

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