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Oscars Death Race: Less than a week

Submitted by on February 20, 2012 – 12:42 PM8 Comments

Oh, it’s about to get ugly. …Okay, “uglier.”

Since last time:
Chico & Rita
Adventures of Tintin
War Horse
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Puss In Boots
The Muppets

Best Actress overview
Best Supporting Actor overview
Best Doc overview

Coming soon:
Harry Potter and the Thunderous Denouement

In Darkness

What’s left:
Tree of Life
A Separation
Monsieur Lazhar
Documentary Shorts
Live Action Shorts
Eating My Shorts

Watch this space for countdown updates, and don’t forget that Press Play has the complete ODR scorecard.




  • Claire says:

    Harry Potter and the Thunderous Denouement

    Love it! We’ve been calling it Gosford Park Goes To Hogwarts at my place, although that could apply to every single one of those movies.

  • Dayna says:

    OMG! You have to watch Transformers: Dark of the Moon? I think I would let Oscar win the Death Race rather than submit my eyeballs to that. Unless you can watch it on fast forward. That could be entertaining.

  • MinglesMommy says:

    You’re a brave woman.

  • attica says:

    Lawsy, I’d rather do a Transformers marathon than submit myself to Tree of Life, or, really any Terence Malick film. You’re stronger than I, that’s for sure.

  • WendyD says:

    I’m at 44 of 61 now, having knocked off the 10 shorts that I had access to this weekend. I think I have 4 more films I can get my hands on. Then I have to admit defeat, yet again. Curses.

  • Dan says:

    Go, Sarah! Go!!! You can do it! I would sooner die than see any of these movies, but I’m pullin’ for ya, girl!

  • Isabel C. says:

    I’m commenting here, as the comment system over there seems to think I’m a nefarious spammer, to thank God for another person who dislikes Miss Piggy.

    I don’t know if I met too many of her RL equivalents in high school/college myself, or if I have a low tolerance for the shrill and the stalker-ish relationship, but I’d like the pig a lot better with rosemary and applesauce, frankly.

  • Kitty says:

    I’m proud to say that I have seen 57 of the 61 films, having knocked out W.E. last night.

    I’ve been bragging about this all morning at work, only to get blank stares or words of concern and pity in return.
    Anyway, I’m proud of myself. I’m going to watch Anonymous tonight to bring my total to 58. But I may be stuck there.

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