Monday, January 02, 2006

Kash reports: Hollywood highlights

Beverly Hills, CA — Nomination ballots for the 78th Academy Awards® – 5,798 of them – were mailed today to voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Completed ballots must be at PricewaterhouseCoopers by 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2006. Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted. Nominations for the 78th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at 5:30 a.m. PST, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Here is the rest of the movie news:

  • L.A. Times: Spielberg enters a world of violence and empathy, revenge and doubt to bring 'Munich' to the screen.

  • MSNBC: It's a wide, wide field for best-picture Oscar - For first time in three decades, list of pictures in contention tops 300

Kash rates:

An officer and a Gentleman (1982): 4/4. Directed by Taylor Hackford; Starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger: Great love story, excellent acting by Richard Gere as always and Debra Winger who looks gorgeous in this movie.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002): 3/4. Directed by Joel Zwick; Starring Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine: Kinda reminded me of weddings in my own culture though it seems Greeks sure enjoy their weddings more than we do.

Playing by Heart (1998): 3/4. Directed by Willard Carroll; Starring Angelina Jolie, Sean Connery: Great ensemble cast. Made in the tradition of Woody Allen's "Hanna and her Sisters". By the way, kinda funny to run into Jon Stewart here!

Eve's Bayou (1997): 3.5/4. Directed by Kasi Lemmons; Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Jurnee Smallet: A great complex movie which is definitely gonna haunt you long after you've finished watching it.