Aliens, war, and apartheid, oh my! Michael, Lars, and Kathleen delve into the first half of the first year the Academy went back to nominating ten films for the top prize, and the result is a diverse bunch of movies that frustrated, satisfied, and perplexed. The films discussed are:

-Avatar (3:46)

-The Blind Side (21:37)

-District 9 (32:41)

-An Education (47:34)

-The Hurt Locker (59:22)