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Movie Quote of the Day – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, 1991 (dir. Nicholas Meyer)


General Chang: I can see you, Kirk.
Captain James T. Kirk: Chang.
General Chang: Can you see me? Oh, now be honest, Captain, warrior to warrior. You do prefer it this way, don’t you, as it was meant to be? No peace in our time. “Once more unto the breach, dear friends.”

“The Artist” Sweeps the BAFTAs


Best Film
“The Artist”

Outstanding British Film
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Director
Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”)

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer
“Tyrannosaur”

Leading Actor
Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”)

Leading Actress
Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”)

Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer (“Beginners”)

Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer (“The Help”)

Original Screenplay
“The Artist”

Adapted Screenplay
“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”

Film Not In The English Language
“The Skin I Live In”

Animated Film
“Rango”

Documentary
“Senna”

Original Music
“The Artist”

Cinematography
“The Artist”

Editing
“Senna”

Production Design
“Hugo”

Makeup and Hair
“The Iron Lady” (

Costume Design
“The Artist”

Sound
“Hugo”

Special Visual Effects
“Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows II”

Short Animation
“A Morning Stroll”

Short Film
“Pitch Black Heist”

Orange Wednesdays Rising Award
Adam Deacon

Movie Quote of the Day – Beginners, 2011 (dir. Mike Mills)


Hal: Well, let’s say, when you were little, you always dreamed of some day getting a lion? And you wait and you wait and you wait and you wait and the lion doesn’t come. Then along comes a giraffe. You can be alone or you can be with the giraffe.
Oliver: I’d wait for the lion.
Hal: That’s why I worry about you.

“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

Scorsese’s “Hugo” Named Best Film of the Year by the National Board of Review


I very rarely agree 100% with the NBR, but this year’s list is pretty decent, though I still need to see a handful of their choices.. They always include Eastwood, no matter what the consensus is on his films, though. I still haven’t seen J. Edgar, so I can’t comment just yet. I’m happy to see Drive on their list, but a little miffed to see the final Harry Potter on there, because from a stand-alone film point-of-view it failed miserably.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Syriana, 2005 (dir. Stephen Gaghan)


Bob Barnes: If anything happens to me or my family. . .an accident, an accusation, anything. . .then, first, your son will disappear. His body will never be found. Then your wife. Her body will never be found either. Now, this is guaranteed. [beat] Then whatever is the most dangerous thing that you do in your life. . .it might be flying in a small plane. . .it might be walking to the bank. . .you’ll be killed. [beat] Understand what I’m saying? I want you to acknowledge that you understand so that we’re clear and there won’t be any mistakes.
Dean Whitting: Beirut rules, Mr. Barnes?

New Trailer For Mike Mills’ “Beginners”


I saw the names Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent attached and I was interested. Then I saw the dog in the trailer and now I’m sold.

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My Oscar Nominations Predictions


The Academy Award nominations will be announced at 5:30AM PST tomorrow, February 2nd. I’ve got predictions for 10 of the 24 categories. I’m also going to supply some alternates. I love being able to predict what the nominations will be, but at the same time, it would be nice for some surprises to sneak in there too!

Best Picture:

  1. (500) Days of Summer
  2. An Education
  3. Avatar
  4. District 9
  5. The Hangover
  6. The Hurt Locker
  7. Inglourious Basterds
  8. Precious
  9. Star Trek
  10. Up In The Air

(Alternates: Up, Invictus, A Serious Man)

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