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Where to See Academy Award Nominees Before Oscar Night

'Life of Pi' —edited by a Maplewood resident — is playing in town. But Pittsburgh is the closest place to catch 'Beasts of the Southern Wild.'

The nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday, giving movie-goers a little more than six weeks to catch up on the year's top films. This year's Best Picture list is nine motion-pictures-long.

'Life of Pi,' edited by nominee and Maplewood resident Tim Squyres, is, fittingly, playing in town -- as are Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook. Over at SOPAC in South Orange, you can catch Django Unchained, while Les Miserables (starring best-actress nominee and Millburn native Anne Hathaway) is playing in Millburn.

But Pittsburgh is the closest place to catch Beasts of the Southern Wild, an independent fantasy drama made on a meager $1.8 million budget. 

Still there's a good chance you can catch most of the acclaimed films in time for Oscar night, Sunday, Feb. 24.

Movie times listed on Jan. 18 are below. Use the Moviefone search box above to confirm latest screenings.

  • Life of Pi is playing at Maplewood Theatre at 7:25 and 9:45 p.m.
  • Zero Dark Thirty is playing at the Maplewood Theatre at 4:15, 7:10 and 10 p.m.
  • Silver Linings Playbook is playing at the Maplewood Theatre at 4:25, 7:25 and 9:35 p.m.
  • Django Unchained is playing at SOPAC at 3:30, 7 and 10:30 p.m.
  • Les Miserables is playing at Clearview Millburn Cinemas at 4:15 and 7:30 p.m.
  • Lincoln is playing at Clearview Millburn Cinemas at 4 and 7:15 p.m.
  • Argo is playing at Clearview Millburn Cinemas at 4 and 6:45 p.m.
  • Django Unchained is at the AMC Essex Green Cinema at 11 a.m., 3, 7 and 11:15 p.m.
  • Les Misérables is at the AMC Essex Green Cinema at 1:45, 6:20 and 10:15 p.m.
  • Zero Dark Thirty is at the AMC Essex Green Cinema at 2:40, 6:40 and 10:30 p.m.

 

 

Craig Axtell January 18, 2013 at 12:39 PM
Beasts of the Southern Wild is available on DVD and streaming.
Elizabeth King January 18, 2013 at 09:08 PM
It's also playing in Montclair at the Clearview Clairidge this weekend...

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