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Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Got Plans? talks Oscars watch parties, last-minute movies

Haven’t seen "The Descendants," with George Cloone and Shailene Woodley? Critic Ann Hornaday thinks it could snag a statue at this weekend’s Oscars. Join us Thursday at 1 p.m. to chat about the film and where to catch it. (Merie Wallace/AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films)
Before you watch Sunday night’s Academy Awards broadcast alone at home (again) or make your mad dash to see nominated movies, join the Going Out Gurus on Thursday at 1 p.m. for our Got Plans? chat.

The Gurus are bringing in guest Guru Ann Hornaday, Post movie critic, to help field your Oscars-related questions. Go on, ask her which movies you should definitely catch before Sunday, and which ones you you’re better off watching when they hit cable. Just submit your questions early here.

With ten movies vying for Best Picture, we thought we’d give you the quick take on some of Ann’s four-star faves, based on her reviews. Then, watch some trailers and catch Ann and resident Celebritologist Jen Chaney predicting the winners in this cool feature.

The Artist” (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director) “‘The Artist’ comes as a particularly refreshing balm: It’s a film that simply offers viewers an elegant escape from the toils and worries of the real world, plunging them into an alternate universe where glamour, romance and indefatigable optimism rule the day.” | Find showtimes.

Moneyball” (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor) “Like a cold beer under a bluebird sky; like a flawless line drive on a warm summer’s day; like a long, languorous seventh-inning stretch — ‘Moneyball’ satisfies.” | Find showtimes.

The Descendants” (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director) “George Clooney doesn’t put a foot wrong except on purpose in ‘The Descendants,’ a pitch-perfect movie that threads a microscopically tiny needle between high comedy and devastating drama.” | Find showtimes.

Check out the rest here, with more reviews and where to see Oscar-nominated films.

And for more Oscars coverage:

Channel your inner Rachel Zoe and style your own red-carpet looks for the stars. Read the rules for entering The Post and’s Red Carpet Remix challenge here .

Check out our gallery of fashion hits and misses of Oscars past .

And track your picks for winners at home with our Oscars Ballot Builder.

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