Monthly Archives: January 2012

An Interview With Stephen Bogart


Tomorrow is the grand opening of the new Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian Institute. In celebration of the opening the theater will be screening four films featuring Humphrey Bogart, arguably the studio’s must notable star: Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre and The Big Sleep. Stephen Bogart, son of film legends Bogart and Lauren Bacall, will be on hand for the inaugural presentation of Casablanca. I was lucky enough to speak with him briefly this morning about the new theater, his father’s legacy and some of his thoughts on Hollywood today.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Beat The Devil, 1953 (dir. John Huston)


Billy Dannreuther: The only thing standing between you and a watery grave is your wits, and that’s not my idea of adequate protection.

Movie Quote of the Day – Do The Right Thing, 1989 (dir. Spike Lee)


Buggin’ Out: You the man.
Mookie: No, you the man.
Buggin’ Out: No, You the man.
Mookie: No, you the man.
Buggin’ Out: No. I’m just a struggling Black man trying to keep my dick hard in a cruel and harsh world.

Guesting on the MATINEECAST Podcast


In which I discuss with Ryan from The Matinee the Oscar nominations this year, who got snubbed and wax philosophical on dog actors.

You can visit the link above to listen to the podcast, or you can download it here.

“The Help” Dominates SAG Awards


Best Ensemble

  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Midnight In Paris

Best Actor

  • Demián Bichir  – A Better Life
  • Jean Dujardin – The Artist
  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress

  • Glenn Close – Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
  • Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn
  • Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor

  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners
  • Armie Hammer – J. Edgar
  • Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte – Warrior

Best Supporting Actress

  • Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
  • Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
  • Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help

Best Stunt Ensemble

  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
  • Transfromers: Dark of the Moon
  • X-Men: First Class

Movie Quote of the Day – The Glass Key, 1942 (dir. Stuart Heisler)


Janet Henry: You don’t like me, do you Mr. Beaumont?
Ed Beaumont: I think I do.
Janet Henry: I’m pleased, even with such qualified approval.
Ed Beaumont: Why are you pleased?
Janet Henry: For some obscure reason. I think you’re very nice.

Michel Hazanavicius wins DGA


Which pretty much means The Artist will most likely win Best Picture come Oscar.

Movie Quote of the Day – Everything Is Illuminated, 2005 (dir. Liev Schreiber)


Jonathan: I’m a vegetarian.
Alex: You’re a what?
Jonathan: I don’t eat meat.
Alex: How can you not eat meat?
Jonathan: I. . .I. . .just don’t.
Alex: [to Grandfather, in Russian] He says he does not eat meat.
Grandfather: [to Alex, in Russian] What?
Alex: No meat?
Jonathan: No meat.
Alex: Steak?
Jonathan: No…
Alex: Chickens!
Jonathan: No!
Alex: And what about the sausage?
Jonathan: No, no sausage, no meat!
Alex: [to Grandfather, in Russian] He says he does not eat any meat.
Grandfather: [to Alex, in Russian] Not even sausage?
Alex: [to Grandfather, in Russian] I know!
Grandfather: [to Alex, in Russian] What is wrong with him?
Alex: What is wrong with you?
Jonathan: Nothing, I just don’t eat meat!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Prince and the Showgirl, 1957 (dir. Laurence Olivier)


The Queen Dowager: Sweetly pretty. She should use more mascara. When one is young, one should use a lot of mascara. When one is older, one should use much more.

Movie Quote of the Day – Harry and the Hendersons, 1987 (dir. William Dear)


George Henderson: We don’t even know what it is. We don’t know if it’s male or female.
Sarah Henderson: Definitely male.
Nancy Henderson: How can you tell? [beat] Oh, don’t answer that, honey.