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Best of 2008 rental section

Bestof2008 We're throwing our hat into the year-end accolades ring with our Best of 2008 rental section! Scarecrow staffers selected their ten favorite DVDs of last year and put them all in one convenient spot. From the second season of 30 Rock to Criterion's release of Chungking Express, there's something for everyone to celebrate. The top five vote getters were The Dark Knight, Wall-E, The Wire: Season 5, No Country For Old Men and Iron Man. You may be wondering how NCFOM ends up on a Best Of 2008 list, but it was released on DVD March 11th, shortly after its Oscar win for Best Picture. This year's Oscar nominations will be announced TOMORROW (Thursday) at 5:30am (so you'll have to get to bed right after Lost tonight). We expect to hear Wall-E called out a few times and will keep our fingers crossed for The Dark Knight to get more than just a much deserved nomination and expected win for Heath Ledger. Other films we'll possibly hear announced tomorrow that are residing in our Best of 2008 section include current favorite for Best Documentary Feature Man on Wire, Happy Go Lucky (featuring Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins), Werner Herzog's exploration of Antarctica Encounters at the End of the World, potential screenplay nominee In Bruges and The Visitor, featuring Richard Jenkins' much lauded performance. Vicky Cristina Barcelona, another possible nominee in the acting categories, will be out on January 27th. Don't forget, every nominated film you see gives you a more informed opinion for your office Oscar Pool important film discussion (doesn't every workplace have them?).

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