When added together, the cumulative length of 2013’s Best Picture nominees totals a staggering 1,345 minutes — or nearly one full day of movie. (Fun fact: This year’s Best Picture hopefuls are the longest on average since 2005, when 170-minute The Aviator was nominated.)
By contrast, it’ll take you just 54 seconds to watch CollegeHumor’s excellent Vine parodies of all 9 nominiated films. Starting with, say, their biting take on The Silver Linings Playbook:
This six-second Amour spoof has all the movie’s plot with none of the soul-crushing despair:
And then, of course, there’s the humor site’s brave rumination on Django Unchained:
Check out the rest on CollegeHumor.com — then use all that time you saved to, like, go outside, or something.
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