Oscars 2010 Best Picture Award – Our Pick
This weekend plays host to that glitziest of glamfests – the 82nd Academy Awards.
These are the nominated films that will be fighting it ouf for the Award for Best Picture, and where you can see them:
Avatar – Cinema, www.imax.com
The Blind Side –Blu-ray (pre-order) www.play.com
District 9 – Blu-ray, www.play.com, £15.99
An Education – Blu-ray, www.amazon.co.uk, £14.95
The Hurt Locker – Blu-ray, www.play.com, £11.99
Inglourious Basterds – Blu-ray, www.play.com, £15.99
Precious – Cinema, www.odeon.co.uk
A Serious Man – Blu-ray, www.amazon.co.uk, £12.85
Up – Blu-ray, www.amazon.co.uk, £15.95
Up in the Air – Cinema, www.odeon.co.uk
However, the hot tip this year is that Kathryn Bigelow's low budget Baghdad bomb dispose-a-thon The Hurt Locker is set to edge out James Cameron's spectacular, but light on plot, 3D epic Avatar.
If you didn't catch it at the cinema, you can get your hands on The Hurt Locker on DVD or Blu-ray now so make sure you check it out for yourself if you haven't already.
Buy it – £11.99, Play
But why stop there?
Check out some greats from Bigelow's earlier career
First up, sci-fi turn-of-century-and-end-of-world thriller, Strange Days (1996). A former LAPD vice cop receives a hyper-real recording of a brutal murder, opening up a fast-paced fight to stop the end of civilisation.
Buy it – £3.99, Amazon
Then there's the westem-cum-vampire flick, Near Dark (1987), in which a man is taken reluctantly into a travelling family of vampires, including Bill Paxton. Neck-biting and gunplay in abundance.
Buy it – £7.99, Play
And finally, the out-and-out classic surf movie thriller, Point Break, which sees Keanu Reeves play overconfident rookie cop Johnny Utah, out to catch some bad guys via the medium of surfing. So good that it's almost enough to forgive Keanu Reeves his Matrix-related sins.
Buy it – £11.50, Play