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Movie Quote of the Day – Inside Man, 2006 (dir. Spike Lee)


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Keith Frazier: Let’s let everybody stay calm, okay?
Dalton Russell: Don’t I sound calm to you?
Keith Frazier: Yeah, you do.

Movie Quote of the Day – Beyond Borders, 2003 (dir. Martin Campbell)


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Nick Callahan: If you’re going to throw up, close your eyes. Think of ponies and ice cream. Is that. . .perfume? You’re wearing perfume in the middle of the fucking desert?

Movie Quote of the Day – Children of Men, 2006 (dir. Alfonso Cuarón)


Theodore Faron: A hundred years from now there won’t be one sad fuck to look at any of this. What keeps you going?
Nigel: You know what it is, Theo? I just don’t think about it.

Oscar Vault Monday – Gosford Park, 2001 (dir. Robert Altman)


This is one of those movies I remember really love when I first saw and then didn’t watch again for years only to rediscover it all over again. It features a stellar ensemble cast consisting of pretty much every British person ever. The cast went on to win the Best Ensemble at the SAG awards. I remember when Sir Ian McKellan won the SAG for his role in the first Lord of the Rings movie, he quipped something about being the only British actor not in Gosford Park. The film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress Dame Helen Mirren, Best Supporting Actress Dame Maggie Smith, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and won Best Original Screenplay – Julian Fellowes. The curious thing about Julian Fellowes is that, at least for me, I loved this film to death and was absolutely bored by two of his latest efforts – Vanity Fair and The Young Victoria. It makes me wonder if perhaps those screenplays would have been fine if he’d had the same calibre director as Altman, or if this screenplay was a one hit wonder?

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20 Years of Best Supporting Actor nominees


This will conclude my posts featuring my favorite Academy Award nominated performances from the last 20 years. Just like my post dedicated to Best Actor nominees I couldn’t narrow it down to ten, so there are fifteen again. I guess I tend to like actors more than actresses. If you’re interested in buying any of the films discussed below, click here.

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