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A Geek's Guide To The 2014 Oscars

IT types have always liked certain types of movies: Fantasies, space films, and any flicks that prominently feature technology are always high on the to-see list. The upcoming Academy Awards offer techies no shortage of opportunities to root for the kinds of films they love, as well as the technologies that make them possible. With that in mind, we've gone through the Oscar lineup to identify what are likely to be some of the most geek-friendly moments of this year's awards ceremony.
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The live-action short category typically doesn't offer a lot of geek appeal, but this year's crop includes "Helium," a Danish entry that deserves the attention of the fantasy nuts who populate the IT world. In it, a hospitalized young boy's treatment is buoyed by a janitor's tales of a magical world of weightlessness called -- you guessed it -- Helium. This fantastic world is not only where, according to the janitor, kids go to get better, it is also a beautiful universe that delivers the kind of jaw-dropping visuals any card-carrying geek demands.

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