I'm wondering how a movie like "Million dollar baby" get nominated for the oscars when it was released this year? Isn't it supposed to be from 2004? I saw it last week at a prescreening in town. It was good and maybe Clint's best performance ever. I think you will like it Patt. Of course, I'm looking forward to Star Wars and the Fantastic Four. Also, where was Edward Molina for his role as Dr. Octopus? He was awesome.
Yeah, they cheese in movies like Million Dollar Baby by releasing them limitedly in like NY and LA so that they qualify for the 2004 Oscars... Pretty lame, but also, in terms of the psychology of recency/latency (you remember the first and last of things), pretty smart, too.
Poor Doc Oc...the comic book movie villains (like comic actors) just don't get their due.
Sweet Meat nad I saw "Sideways" together over the Christmas holiday, so my vote goes to that one. I mean, why spoil our perfect track record of predicting the Oscar winner through our own moviegoing selections? ("Deuce Biggolo" and "The Animal" were both winners, right?)