Oscar Movies Get an Unscheduled Wide Release on File-Sharing Networks

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Amy Arbus's Phoebe Légère Fur Bikini (1987). Photo: Courtesy of Disney

So, you didn't make it to the movie theater over the holidays to see any of this season's critically acclaimed, awards-grabbing films? No problem! Nefarious digital pirates are working overtime to make sure you're informed for your office's Oscar pool — tons of "For Your Consideration" DVD screeners have appeared on BitTorrent sites in recent days (joining previously leaked ones like Frost/Nixon, Milk, and Gran Torino), and they include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Defiance, Appaloosa, The Wrestler, Revolutionary Road, Slumdog Millionaire, Che, Religulous, and Frozen River. If you haven't seen all of 2008's major prestige movies by February 22, the only acceptable excuses will be unshakable ethics or a slow Internet connection.

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