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Catching Up On The Oscar Winning Movies With Optik TV (+GIVEAWAY!) Catching Up On The Oscar Winning Movies With Optik TV (+GIVEAWAY!)
One of the things I am really good at is wanting to see every single Oscar nominated movie (on the big screen!) before the... Catching Up On The Oscar Winning Movies With Optik TV (+GIVEAWAY!)

One of the things I am really good at is wanting to see every single Oscar nominated movie (on the big screen!) before the Oscars.  Actually SEEING the movies, is another thing entirely.  I am so far out of the loop with movies and the theatre experience, it’s not even funny.  To give an example, the only 2 movies I have seen in theatres in the last couple of years have been SING and Trolls.  Both great movies, mind you, but… I was definitely there as a way to chill out for a couple of hours with my kids (a.k.a a moment of calm for mommy).  Seeing anything above the G rating hasn’t happened in FOREVER.

I have come to accept my situation when it comes to movie-going.  Peace has been made with the fact that my dream of seeing all the buzz-worthy titles before the Oscars is just not in my cards at this stage in my life.  I literally watch the Oscars now for the dresses and the performances and have zero idea which actor played which role in which movie directed by… WHO?

While I definitely missed my fair share of popular movies while they were still at the cinema, I plan on staying current (or at least catching up) by watching some of the Oscar winning films from the comfort of my own couch.  In pyjamas.  Drinking wine.  Maybe this is better than the movie theatre after all!! 😛 This weekend is supposed to be more gross weather, so I know what I’ll be doing!

6 Oscar winning movies On Demand on Optik TV

Moonlight

Winner: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay

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A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the ‘War on Drugs’ era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.

Manchester By The Sea

Winner:  Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay

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After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi, and the community where he was born and raised.

Hacksaw Ridge

Winner: Film Editing, Sound Mixing 

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Based on the true story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, but refused to kill, and became the first man in American history to win the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Arrival

Winner: Best Achievement in Sound Editing

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When mysterious spacecrafts land across the globe, expert codebreaker Louise Banks is sent to investigate. With mankind on the verge of global war, Banks races against time for answers, but to find them she will take a chance that could threaten humanity.

Zootopia

Winner: Best Animated Feature

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In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

(Note: I have kids ages 6 and 4.  This is a movie that I HAVE seen… potentially 100 times! It’s so good- cue it up!)

The Jungle Book

Winner: Best Visual Effects

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Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known.

All of these winning titles are more are available to watch On Demand with TELUS Optik . Find them on channel 103 in your Optik TV guide.

If you need a little comedic relief from your heavy movie-watching session, I HIGHLY recommend Jane the Virgin on Netflix. I am obsessed with it right now.  To go directly to Netflix, go to channel 422 and you’re in!

For more information about TELUS Optik TV, click HERE.

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In partnership with TELUS, one lucky North Shore Mama reader will WIN a $100 movie prize pack. Think pizza and treats and 3 free movie rentals! To enter, fill in the rafflecopter form below.

Contest rules:

·         You must be existing Optik customer
·         You cannot be a TELUS employee or have a family member who works for TELUS
·         The movie credits have a 30 day expiration
·         Each credit is valued at $8 (total $24) – anything more and you will be charged the difference in cost
·         The credits will be applied to your bill for the first 3 movies you rent

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·        Moonlight © 2016 Elevation Pictures

·        Manchester By The Sea © Mongrel Media – all rights reserved

·       Hacksaw Ridge © 2016 Elevation Pictures

·       Arrival COPYRIGHT ©2016 PARAMOUNT PICTURES.

·       Zootopia ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

·        The Jungle Book ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Jessica Blumel

Nice to meet you! I'm Jessica a.k.a North Shore Mama. This site was born out of my love for my daughters and the desire to share my motherhood journey with fellow moms. I believe we're all in this craziness called 'parenthood' together and North Shore Mama is my way of reaching out to anyone who needs a laugh, a cry or dinner inspiration. Thank you so much for reading!

  • Bianca

    March 8, 2017 #1 Author

    I’ve been dying to see Moonlight – especially after their big win!

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  • Kristina

    March 8, 2017 #2 Author

    I want to see Moonlight! Especially after all the drama on the Oscars.

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  • Alicia

    March 8, 2017 #3 Author

    I would like to see Moonlight.

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  • Heather

    March 8, 2017 #4 Author

    Moonlight!

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  • Jonnie

    March 9, 2017 #5 Author

    I’ve been wanting to see La La Land. It looks so fun!

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  • Scott MacMillan

    March 9, 2017 #6 Author

    The only one I haven’t seen yet is La La Land.Soon.

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  • Florence Cochrane

    March 9, 2017 #7 Author

    I am wanting to the Arrival.

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  • Maritess Schrauwen

    March 9, 2017 #8 Author

    I want to watch Hacksaw Ridge. The storyline is very interesting considering what is happening in the world today.

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  • Debbie F

    March 9, 2017 #9 Author

    I have been waiting to see Manchester by the Sea

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  • Mike Gismondi

    March 9, 2017 #10 Author

    Manchester by the Sea is one I’d like to watch!

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  • Andrea Amy

    March 9, 2017 #11 Author

    The next movie that we will probably be renting is Jason Bourne!

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  • Marisa. P

    March 10, 2017 #12 Author

    I am really looking forward to seeing Moonlight.

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  • Vivian

    March 10, 2017 #13 Author

    Love Zootopia!

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  • linda cassidy

    March 11, 2017 #14 Author

    Hacksaw ridge

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  • Treen Goodwin

    March 12, 2017 #15 Author

    I have been looking forward to seeing Manchester by the Sea :)

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  • kathy downey

    March 12, 2017 #16 Author

    I am looking forward to Beauty and the Beast

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  • Stephanie

    March 13, 2017 #17 Author

    I want to see Sing with my family!

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    • Stephanie

      March 13, 2017 #18 Author

      Zootopia is another movie we would love to watch!

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  • brandon

    March 14, 2017 #19 Author

    I have been wanting to watch Arrival I love a good sci fi movie

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  • Chelsea

    March 14, 2017 #20 Author

    I really want to see Jungle Book!

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  • Jeannie Lam

    March 15, 2017 #21 Author

    I really want to see La La Land.

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  • JoKing

    March 15, 2017 #22 Author

    Moonlight.

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  • Lynda Cook

    March 16, 2017 #23 Author

    I would love to see Sing!!

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