From the comfort of your own living room, you can now watch several movies that took home Oscars on Sunday (Feb. 24, 2013). "Anna Karenina," "Inocente," "Curfew" and "Paperman" are now available on iTunes and DVD. "The Master," which earned several Oscar nominations, has also been released on DVD (including to the RedBox) and at iTunes. Not into the Oscar-nominated films? Wait until Friday, March 1, when Part 2 of "Twilight Breaking Dawn" is out on DVD and on iTunes. It comes to the RedBox on Saturday, March 2.
If you didn't get a chance to watch all three hours of the Feb. 26th premiere of PBS' "Makers: Women who Make America," you can watch all three segments for free here or download the HD series from iTunes for $7.99.
"The Master," for which Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman received Oscar nods is available on DVD -- including at several Columbus area RedBox locations -- and on iTunes to rent ($4.99) or to buy ($19.99). "Anna Karenina," which won the Oscar for best costume design, is also available on DVD and on iTunes as a $5.99 rental and a $14.99 buy. In "The Master," Navy veteran Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix) arrives home from war and drifts aimlessly until he gets involved in a cult-like religious group led by Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). The film is told in a stream-of-consciousness style. Staring Keira Knightley, "Anna Karenina" is based on the influential book. Set in late-19th-century Russia, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Oscar's documentary short winner "Inocente" is available on iTunes for $9.99 to buy and $4.99 to rent. It documents a teen's struggle to pursue her passion of art while keeping her homelessness a secret.
The Oscar live action short winner "Curfew" is a $2.99 buy on iTunes. Overall, the film has a dark feel but it has surprisingly funny moments. A man is about to commit suicide when his estranged sister calls him and begs for help in looking after her very smart and witty daughter.
Animated short Oscar winner Disney's "Paperman" is $2.99 to purchase on iTunes. It's a cute look at love at first sight and how a quick chance encounter can change everything. The animation is delightful!