Monthly Archives: January 2014

Movie Quote of the Day – Play It Again, Sam, 1972 (dir. Herbert Ross)


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Nancy: I want a new life.I want to go skiing. I want to go dancing. I want to go to the beach. I want to ride through Muir on a motorcycle. All we ever do is see movies.
Allan: Yeah, well I write for a film magazine. They send me. Besides, I happen to like movies.
Nancy: You like movies because you’re one of life’s great watchers. I’m not like that. I’m a doer. I want to live. I want to participate. We never laugh together.
Allan: How can you say that? I don’t know about you, but I am constantly laughing. I chuckle, I giggle, I guffaw, occasionally.

Movie Quote of the Day – Night On Earth, 1991 (dir. Jim Jarmusch)


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Victoria Snelling: What about marriage and a family?
Corky: Definitely. Definitely want a family. Boys, though. Lots of boys.
Victoria Snelling: No girls? Girls are nice, too, I think.
Corky: Ahhh, maybe some girls, too. But you know, like, that stuff, that’s all besides the point. The real problem is to find a good guy for the father.
Victoria Snelling: Tell me about it.
Corky: Well. I’m real particular, you know? And I’m also patient enough. I mean, at least I hope I am. Cuz, you know, I don’t know, maybe you got to wait awhile, you know. Cuz maybe it’s not so easy to find the exact right guy, you know? Like, the one guy, you know?
Victoria Snelling: Another mechanic maybe.
Corky: Hell, I don’t care what he does, as long as he loves me right. With his soul. You know, takes me for who I am.
Victoria Snelling: I know what you mean.
Corky: Like Popeye says, “I y’am, what I y’am!” Right?
Victoria Snelling: You certainly are.

Movie Quote of the Day – North Country, 2005 (dir. Niki Caro)


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Hank Aimes: My name is Hank Aimes and I’ve been a ranger all my life. And I’ve never been ashamed of it until now. You know when we take our wives and daughters to the company barbecue, I don’t hear any of them calling them those names like bitches and whores and worse. I don’t see anyone grab them by their privates or drawing pictures of them on the bathroom walls, it’s unspeakable. Unspeakable! So what’s changed? She’s still my daughter! It’s a heck of a thing, to watch one of your own get treated that way. You’re all supposed to be my friends, my brothers. Well, right now I don’t have a friend in this room. In fact the only one I’m not ashamed of is my daughter.

Movie Quote of the Day – Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred), 1986 (dir. Federico Fellini)


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Pippo Botticella: Amelia, we’ve got to rebel! I’m on the rebel’s side. We’ve got to rebel against all of this too. I burn when I see injustice, I burn, I burn!
Amelia Bonetti: Burn, go ahead and burn!

“Gravity” and “12 Years a Slave” tie at PGA Awards


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With Gravity and 12 Years a Slave tying for the top spot at the Producers Guild Awards last night, we see the first tie in the PGA’s history. It also might be a much-needed wrench in American Hustle‘s march to Oscar (thank goodness). I saw one person tweet last night that they thought this was the tightest race since 2000 – which was the year GladiatorTraffic and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon all were pushing for Oscar gold (and in the end, they all had four awards before Gladiator took Best Picture, ending with five awards). 2000 was actually the first year I’d seen all the Best Picture nominees (for bittersweet reasons), so I will always love that race. My feeling is 12 Years A Slave will take Best Picture and Alfonso Cuarón takes Best Director for Gravity, but we’ll see after the DGA awards.

 

Matineecast 104, Wherein I discuss the 86th Academy Awards nominees with Ryan from The Matinee


For the fourth year in a row, I join Ryan McNeil’s Matineecast podcast for his website The Matinee. You can listen to the podcast here at his website or find it on iTunes. The podcast includes my discussion of a few off-kilter movie picks (y’all should go see Valet Girls), then a full on hour discussion of the Oscar nominations wherein we say we have no idea where this race is going and how exciting that is.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Marnie, 1964 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


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Mark Rutland: Would you like some bourbon to brush your teeth?
Marnie Edgar: No, thank you.

SAG Award Winners (full list)


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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

“12 Years A Slave”
“American Hustle”
“August: Osage County”
“Dallas Buyers Club”
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years A Slave”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Forest Whitaker, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years A Slave”
James Gandolfini, “Enough Said”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years A Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”
Oprah Winfrey, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

 

Movie Quote of the Day – The Muppets, 2011 (dir. James Bobin)


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Gary: You always believe in other people, but that’s easy. Sooner or later, you gotta believe in yourself, too, because that’s what growing up is. It’s becoming who you want to be. You have to try. Please, Walter. You’re my hero.

Movie Quote of the Day – Winter Passing, 2005 (dir. Adam Rapp)


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Shelley: As a teacher, he was always preaching compositional velocity and boring your fingers into the keyboard as though fiction is some kind of sport. And now, getting a paragraph out of him is like pulling a piano out of a pond. Would he ever show you his stuff?
Reese Holdin: I had to buy every book he has written.
Shelley: Must have been an interesting childhood.
Reese Holdin: Yeah. Competing for attention with twin No.3 Underwood typewriters won’t do too much for your self-esteem.