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Get Out, Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049 and all of the Oscar nominees available at the Cineplex Store!

The Oscars are coming up on March 4th, giving us all just over a month to catch up with the nominees.

Luckily, a lot of the films are currently available to buy or rent at the Cineplex Store! This is going to make it much easier for us to keep up with all of the films and place our bets on our Oscar ballots for when the big day arrives. If you missed these gems in theatres, you can now watch them from the comfort of your own couch. 

We're breaking down every nominated film that is available in the Store below!

Beauty and the Beast

Oscar Nominations: Best Costume Design, Best Production Design

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We could've told you back in March 2017 that Beauty and the Beast would get some Oscar love for its spellbinding production design, and of course, the costumes! Belle's iconic yellow dress came to life in a whole new way in the live-action version, never mind the plethora of gorgeous costumes that you can feast your eyes on in the film. We were quite impressed with this remake of a film that is near and dear to many hearts, and the one place it really shone was in the way that it looked. How epic was it to see a real life manifestation of that enchanted castle?


Blade Runner 2049

Oscar Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design
  
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If anyone can helm a technical marvel, it's Denis Villeneuve. We're sad that he missed out on the Best Director nomination, but these five nominations for Blade Runner 2049 are nothing to scoff at. One of the most visually compelling films of any year, and taking the original concept to new heights, Blade Runner 2049 is a film full of eye candy, and no, we aren't just referring to Ryan Gosling. If you missed it in theatres, now is the perfect time to catch up with the sequel.


Dunkirk

Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director--Christopher Nolan, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Score 

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War movies are notoriously popular at the Oscars, but with Christopher Nolan behind Dunkirk, this is not your ordinary battle film. Telling the same story in three different timelines through three different perspectives, the battle of Dunkirk got an epic big screen treatment. We're still shocked that this is Nolan's first nomination as director, but it's about time. Earlier in the year we would've guessed Dunkirk could sweep the Oscars, but it does have some hard competition. We're excited to see how many trophies the film takes home.


Victoria & Abdul

Oscar Nominations: Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Costume Design
  
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Dame Judi Dench may have missed out on a Best Actress nomination for playing Queen Victoria in Victoria & Abdul, but not everything about the film went unnoticed. The lavish costume design, hair and makeup was one of the best of this year, and if you're a stickler for seeing every nominated film, that should be reason enough to check out Victoria & Abdul. Come for the Oscar nominations, stay for the heartwarming story of the unlikely friendship between the Queen and a young Indian clerk.


Baby Driver

Oscar Nominations: Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing

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Baby Driver was a huge hit upon its release, but fun films like this one aren't always recognized by the Academy. That being said, the editing in this film was mind-boggling and set it apart from almost any other film before it. The action in this movie is choreographed to its epic soundtrack, and that in itself made it a surefire bet for the Best Film Editing Oscar, a nomination that rarely goes to a film that isn't also nominated for Best Picture. Throw in a couple of sound nominations for this musical film, and now we can call Baby Driver a three-time Oscar nominee.


Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Oscar Nomination: Best Visual Effects

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We love the Guardians series, but what has always been the most standout aspect, besides the comedy, the great characters and performances, and the soundtrack, is the epic visuals. It feels like every other superhero film wants to be Guardians now, from Doctor Strange to Thor: Ragnarok, and so we're happy to see the visual effects be honoured by the Academy. It's tough competition this year, but we know this is one reason why we can enjoy GOTG2 again and again.


Kong: Skull Island

Oscar Nomination: Best Visual Effects

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If there's one thing we can expect from a film about King Kong, it's spectacular effects. We get just that with Kong: Skull Island, a monster film set in the 70s but that clearly could only have been made with the technology available today. This retro-inspired film just looks gorgeous from beginning to end, and hands down the best thing about it is the visual effects. We're happy the hard work from the team behind Kong: Skull Island were recognized by the Academy.


War for the Planet of the Apes

Oscar Nomination: Best Visual Effects

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Another film with astonishing visual effects, also about primates, is the third installment in the Planet of the Apes series, War for the Planet of the Apes. Chances are you heard people talking about how visually stunning this film is, and the Oscars have just reminded us of that. There's the mind-blowing motion capture, and a performance worthy of an Oscar nomination from Andy Serkis, and then armies upon armies of apes, in an epic cinematic universe.


The Boss Baby

Oscar Nomination: Best Animated Feature

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Alec Baldwin stars as a walking, talking, all-businessman baby. Coming from Dreamworks, of course the animation itself is stellar. The film is rather high-concept for a children's movie, as it follows the titular boss baby and his seven-year-old brother who try to take down the CEO of a puppy company. It definitely struck a chord with Academy voters, who gave it the honour of being among the five best animated films of the year. 


Loving Vincent

Oscar Nomination: Best Animated Feature

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Loving Vincent is the first ever film animated completely by oil paintings. The film took a team of 100 professional artists to paint each frame, and it tells a fictionalized story of a young man investigating the death of Vincent Van Gogh. Many of the scenes in the film take place in actual Van Gogh paintings. This film is something of a novelty, and we're not sure when we'll see something as gorgeously unique as this again. We're hoping its Oscar nomination compels more people to see it. 


The Big Sick

Oscar Nomination: Best Original Screenplay

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Imagine writing a story about how you met your husband or wife, and then getting an Oscar nomination for it? We can only imagine the cloud that Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon must be on right now. These talented writers had an amazing story to tell about the beginning of their relationship, a difficult ordeal that they went through when Emily (played in the film by Zoe Kazan) suddenly became very sick with a rare condition, forcing Kumail (played by himself) to break the news to her parents (played by Ray Romano and Holly Hunter) while Emily is in a medically-induced coma. We hoped to see more nominations for The Big Sick, but if the film deserves one thing above all, it's recognition for its screenplay.


Get Out

Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director--Jordan Peele, Best Actor--Daniel Kaluuya, Best Original Screenplay

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One of the most innovative, important, and relevant films ever made, we are so happy that the Academy saw what audiences saw in Get Out. Jordan Peele is a staple in the industry, but this is still his directorial debut, and what a high note to start off on. The film rightfully picked up nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and for newcomer Daniel Kaluuya as Best Actor. The movie that everyone talked about at the beginning of the year managed to have a lasting power all the way through to awards season, and that's no easy feat. A social comedy/satire/horror about race relations, Get Out is a film that will live long past the awards season.



Logan

Oscar Nomination: Best Adapted Screenplay

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The first superhero film to ever be recognized for its writing, maybe making Logan R-Rated was the best idea Fox ever had. A more mature version of the character most know as Wolverine, Logan is hiding away from society and taking care of an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart). His lonely existence is challenged when a young mutant arrives. This was hands down one of the best films of the year and one of the most interesting and innovative films to enter the superhero genre, and it's awesome to see that the Academy agrees.


Roman J. Israel Esq.

Oscar Nomination: ​Best Actor--Denzel Washington

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Roman J. Israel came and went from theatres, but the one thing that makes it worth the watch is another stellar performance from Denzel Washington. While the film did not perform as expected, Denzel did, and he managed to earn another Oscar nomination to add to his staggering eight nominations for acting (two of which he won). While this fifth slot was majorly up in the air with some Hollywood scandals getting into the mix, you know you're always in good hands with Denzel, and here he plays an eccentric defense attorney.

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