"The Aviator" - This was not worthy of being nominated for Best Picture. It was entertaining and interesting enough, but that's all. And I'm sorry, no one should ever try to portray Katharine Hepburn. I wish it had been an actress I hate instead of Cate Blanchett, because now I'm furious at her.
"Dogma" - All about God and faith, as per Kevin Smith. This was wild and loads of fun. I would love to know what some Christian (particularly Catholic) people thought of it.
"A Civil Action" - I don't understand why I'd never seen this before. After all, I love John Travolta and it tells the true story of a town outside Boston that had an unusual number of children dying of leukemia—and some businesses dumping their waste into the drinking water supply. Everyone around here knows that story; most people have read the book. It really angered me that the trial really wasn't fair. The Hale & Dorr lawyer, played beautifully by Robert Duvall, just managed to convince the judge not to let the victims' families testify. I don't understand how that could legally happen.
"Open Water" - Sharks! This was terrifying and nightmare-producing. The "making of" feature was interesting, too.