Sunday, December 11, 2005

COM: Blogarithmic #75

Okay, got to check out both Just Friends and The Chronicles of Narnia. Reviews coming up.

Also ran into John Ruth and friend, Laran Snyder, Ryan Bailey, Tommie Howell, Curtis Bailey and friend, Hunter Hawkins, Ray and Jan Solomon, Gary and Carol Priour, Irec Hargrove, Jeff Ache, Ryan Moss and Arnold Harst. I haven't seen so many friends in ages. Everyone seemed to be in the best of spirits.

In other football news, Wimberley won state in 3A -- that puts a title in Ingram's district. And Celina advanced to next week's 2A state championship game.

Movie awards starting to roll in:

LOS ANGELES Dec 10, 2005 — "Brokeback Mountain," a Western about two ranch hands who share a summer of love and then conceal their ongoing affair, was picked as 2005's best film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the group announced Saturday.

The movie, which stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, also earned director Ang Lee the critics' award for best director, and Ledger was the runner-up for the best actor's award.

"A History of Violence," a thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, was the runner up for best film, and its director, David Cronenberg, was runner up for the directing award.

The award for best actor went to Phillip Seymour Hoffman for his work in "Capote," which chronicled author Truman Capote as he pursued his true-crime book "In Cold Blood."

Vera Farmiga won the best actress award for portraying a wife and mother who falls deeper into drug addiction in "Down to the Bone." Judi Dench was the runner up for best actress for "Mrs. Henderson Presents."

In the best supporting actress category, Catherine Keener won the award for her work in "Capote," "Ballad of Jack and Rose, "The 40 Year old Virgin," and "The Interpreter." Amy Adams, who played a pregnant Southern waif captivated by her new sister-in-law from up north in "Junebug" was the runner up.

William Hurt won the best supporting actor award for "A History of Violence," while Frank Langella was runner up for his role in "Good Night, And Good Luck."

There was a tie for the best screenplay award between Dan Futterman for "Capote" and Noah Baumbach for the divorce tale "The Squid and the Whale."

The awards ceremony was scheduled for Jan. 17 in Los Angeles.

Other 2005 picks:
Foreign language film: "Cache."
Documentary/nonfiction film: "Grizzly Man."
Animation: "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit."
Music/score: "Howl's Moving Castle."
Cinematography: "Good Night, And Good Luck."
New generation: Terrence Howard, actor in "Hustle & Flow."
Career Achievement: actor Richard Widmark.

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