AMC Theaters has announced its annual Oscar marathon, offering the chance to see all the nominees for Best Picture in one sitting. This year, the stakes have changed a bit — since there's 10 movies in the category, the special will actually take place on two separate Saturdays, showing five movies on each one.
Taking in five films in a day is one thing, but repeating it a week later seems a little aggressive. Especially when you've got some long, epic, and emotionally draining films on the slate. I don't know if I could handle Avatar immediately followed by Precious — and that's just two!
The whole situation has got me thinking about my film stamina in general. In college I was definitely known to cram four or five movies into a lazy Saturday with ease, but when it comes to in-theater entertainment, my record is three films in one day. (Thanks, Sundance!) Even film festivals generally give you some free time between movies, but I'm not sure I could go more than four in a theater.
What about you? Does the AMC deal appeal to you? How many movies have you watched in one day in the past — and how many do you think you could take if you had to?