Oscar-Winning Movies Still Playing in Eagan

Miss any of Sunday night's big winners? Many are still playing in Lakeville.

Miss any of Sunday night's Oscar winners when they first hit the big screen?

It isn't too late. Winning an Oscar often prolongs the shelf life of a film, as new audiences line up to see what all the adulation is about.

Here's a look at the films still playing at Regal Cinemas 16 in Eagan that won top nods Sunday night from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

Argo (Best Picture)

Times: 12:50 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

One sentence plot: When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador. 
Moviefone viewer score: 87
Moviefone critic score: 86
"Ultimately, the thrill of Argo is in watching how the illusion-making of movies found such an unlikely application on the world political stage, where the stakes were literally life and death." Variety Full Review

"This captivating, expertly machined political thriller jumps through every hoop the naysayer can set up: It's serious and substantive, an ingeniously written and executed drama fashioned from a fascinating, little-known chapter of recent history." Washington Post Full Review

"Finally, a voice-over from Jimmy Carter, lauding the efforts of those involved. All this is, frankly, uncool - a pity, because the rest of Argo feels clever, taut, and restrained." The New Yorker Full Review


Silver Linings Playbook (Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence)

Times: 12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:35 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

One sentence plot: Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything—his house, his job, and his wife—and now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain.

Moviefone viewer score: 82
Moviefone critic score: 81
"Thankfully, this fractured fairy tale of mental illness, family drama, ragged romance and die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fandom has landed in the superbly capable hands of David O. Russell." Washington Post Full Review

"Silver Linings is consistently entertaining, with its scrappy, well-drawn characters, offbeat humor and indefatigable positive outlook." USA Today Full Review

"Everything comes together brilliantly in Silver Linings Playbook - for the film's crazed but uncrazy lovers; for the filmmaker, David O. Russell, and best of all for lucky us." Wall Street Journal Full Review.


Lincoln (Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis)

Times: 11:50 a.m., 3:05 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

One sentence plot: In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.
Moviefone viewer score: 75
Moviefone critic score: 86
"Through this very specific look at a critical time in Lincoln's presidency, Kushner, Spielberg and Day-Lewis work together to present an honest look at America's most revered statesman. Kushner finds an artful way to weave in the texts of the Gettysburg Address and the 13th Amendment, as well as a creative way to present Lincoln's assassination." USA Today Full Review

"Lincoln is too sharply focused to deserve the pejorative "biopic" label. It's splendid enough to make me wish Spielberg would make a "prequel" to this instead of another Indiana Jones picture." New York Magazine Full Review

"Instead of a grand tableau vivant that lays out the great man and his great deeds like so many too-perfect pieces of waxed fruit, Spielberg brings the leader and viewers down to ground level." Washington Post Full Review


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