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Movie Quote of the Day – Changeling, 2008 (dir. Clint Eastwood)


Christine Collins: Why aren’t you listening to me?
Capt. J.J. Jones: I am listening, dammit, I am listening! And I understand your feelings. He’s changed, no mistake. And that’s. . .you’ve both been through a terrible experience and that’s why he needs your love and support to bounce back.
Christine Collins: He’s not my son!
Capt. J.J. Jones: Why are you doing this, Mrs. Collins? Why are you doing this? You, you seem perfectly capable of taking care of the boy. Your job pays you enough to attend to his personal needs, so I don’t understand why you’re running away from your responsibilities as a mother.
Christine Collins: I am not running away from anything! Least of all my responsibilities! I am even taking care of that. . .boy right now, because I am all he has! What worries me is that you have stopped looking for my son! And that is your responsibility!
Capt. J.J. Jones: Why should we be looking for someone we’ve already found?
Christine Collins: Because you have not found him.
Capt. J.J. Jones: His identity has been confirmed by the best minds in the field of child identification. People who know what they’re doing.
Christine Collins: And I don’t?

Live Q&A with Angelina Jolie tonight at 5pm pst / 8pm est


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Giveaway and Live Chat with Angelina Jolie!


I have some exciting news, next week there will be a live web chat with Angelina Jolie about her Golden Globe-nominated directorial debut In The Land of Blood And Honey. There’s a great ap with a countdown and lots of information about the film on our Facebook page. Unfortunately, WordPress won’t let me use the iframe code, but you can see the ap here. If you have any questions for Angelina, you can leave them as comments below and one of them might be answered by her during the chat on January 12th. Also one lucky reader will win the film’s poster! Fabulous.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, the film tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kostić) and Ajla (pronounced Ayla) (Zana Marjanović), two Bosnians from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a Bosnian Serb police officer, and Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim artist, are together before the war, but their relationship is changed as violence engulfs the country. Months later, Danijel is serving under his father, General Nebojsa Vukojevich (Rade Šerbedžija), as an officer in the Bosnian Serb Army. He and Ajla come face to face again when she is taken from the apartment she shares with her sister, Lejla (Vanesa Glodjo), and Lejla’s infant child by troops under Danijel’s command. As the conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship changes, their motives and connection to one another become ambiguous and their allegiances grow uncertain. In the Land of Blood and Honey portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war takes on individuals as well as the consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.

So to repeat, leave a question in the comments below for a chance to have it answered by Angelina Jolie herself, as well as a chance to win your own In The Land of Blood and Honey poster. Also, don’t forget to share this post on Facebook and Twitter (reply @oldfilmsflicker so I can see the tweet!) FYI, I think the giveway is only for U.S. residents. Sorry about that all you wonderful international readers! Also, make sure you leave me some way to contact you (email, twitter, tumblr, etc.) so I can contact you if you win.

2011 Golden Globe Nominations


Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • The Ides of March
  • Moneyball
  • War Horse

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • 50/50
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • Midnight In Paris
  • My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor – Drama

  • George Clooney – The Descendants
  • Michael Fassbender – Shame
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – J. Edgar
  • Ryan Gosling – The Ides of March
  • Brad Pitt – Moneyball

Best Actress – Drama

  • Glenn Close, – Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Rooney Mara – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton – We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

  • Jean DuJardin – The Artist
  • Brendan Gleeson – The Guard
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50
  • Ryan Gosling – Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Owen Wilson – Midnight In Paris

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

  • Jodie Foster – Carnage
  • Kate Winslet – Carnage
  • Charlize Theron – Young Adult
  • Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids
  • Michelle Williams – My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor

  • Kenneth Branagh – My Week With Marilyn
  • Albert Brooks – Drive
  • Jonah Hill – Moneyball
  • Viggo Mortensen – A Dangerous Method
  • Christopher Plummer – Beginners

Best Supporting Actress

  • Bérénice Bejo – The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain – The Help
  • Octavia Spencer – The Help
  • Shailene Woodley – The Descendants
  • Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs

Best Director

  • Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
  • George Clooney – The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Alexander Payne – The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese – Hugo

Best Screenplay

  • Midnight In Paris
  • The Ides of March
  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • Moneyball

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “Hello Hello” – Gnomeo and Juliet
  • “The Keeper” – Machine Gun Preacher
  • “Lay Your Head Down” – Albert Nobbs
  • “The Living Proof” – The Help
  • “Masterpiece”  – W.E.

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • The Artist
  • W.E.
  • The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • War Horse

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Flowers of War (China)
  • In The Land of Blood and Honey (USA)
  • The Kid With The Bike (Belgium)
  • A Separation (Iran)
  • The Skin I Live In (Spain)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • The Adventures of Tin Tin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cars 2
  • Puss In Boots
  • Rango

Trailer for Angelina Jolie/Johnny Depp Film “The Tourist”


I am ever so excited for this movie because I have major love for both Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Her accent in the trailer is a little off, but Depp looks to be on the top of his game. Plus, we get some bonus Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell and Timothy Dalton thrown in for good measure.

You can watch the trailer here at Yahoo! Movies. The Tourist is set to open on December 10th.

20 Years of Best Supporting Actress nominees


Continuing my countdown of favorite Academy Award nominated performances, I now present my top ten favorite performances nominated for Best Supporting Actress since 1989. If you’re interested in buying any of the films listed below, click here.

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20 years of Best Actress nominees


Inspired by this post @ awardsdaily I’ve gone through the Best Actress nominees from 1989-2009 and picked by favorite nominated performances. Only two of my ten favorite performances went on to win the Oscar. Granted, I haven’t seen every Best Actress winner, let alone nominee, from the last 20 years, I’ve seen a lot of them. If you’re interested buying any of the films discussed below, click here.

My list after the cut.

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