There was so much great expectation amongst the Hollywood community for the year-end movies that were being released in hopes of Oscar consideration. Never in recent memory have I seen so many Oscar hopefuls quickly get panned by critics and audiences. The three films that immediately come to mind are Vanilla Sky, Ali and[/b] The Majestic. All three of these films were riding on expectations that they would bring certain Oscar nominations to either the film or their stars. I have yet to speak to anyone that liked Vanilla Sky. I hear that while The Majestic is a decent film, it gets very predicatble and sappy. Lastly, it seems the critics and audiences are having a field day putting down Ali, a film that was geared to give it's star, Will Smith, an Oscar nod. Now, to be fair, I have to say I haven't seen any one of these movies. I am judging purely upon the critic reviews and those reviews posted in this forum and others. When there seems to be an overwhelming majority of lackluster reviews for these films, you begin to wonder what is going on. I am interested to hear from our membership as to what they felt about these three Oscar hopefuls and what films released this year they feel deserve the Oscar nod.