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Buzz In: How Many Movies Could You Watch in One Day?

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?

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