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Movie Quote of the Day – Mamma Mia!, 2008 (dir. Phyllida Lloyd)


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Harry: Donna must be tearing her hair out doing this wedding on her own. What would the father of the bride normally do?
Tanya: Pay. [beat] Though my dad drew the line at my third.

Movie Quote of the Day – The King’s Speech, 2010 (dir. Tom Hooper)


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Lionel Logue: Defecation flows trippingly from the tongue!
King George VI: Because I’m angry!
Lionel Logue: Do you know the f-word?
King George VI: F–f–fornication?
Lionel Logue: Oh, Bertie.
King George VI: Fuck. Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck and fuck! Fuck, fuck and bugger! Bugger, bugger, buggerty buggerty buggerty, fuck, fuck, arse!
Lionel Logue: Yes. . .
King George VI: Balls, balls. . .
Lionel Logue: . . .you see, not a hesitation!
King George VI: . . .fuckity, shit, shit, fuck and willy. Willy, shit and fuck and. . .tits.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001 (dir. Sharon Maguire)


It’s Friday, so it’s time for another edition of Female Filmmaker Friday. Next week I might not post one because of TCMFF, but I think you guys can handle that. This week I’m going to talk about one of my all-time favorite films. There’s a lot to say about Bridget Jones’s Diary and I’m definitely not going to hit all the points; instead I’m just going to write about the aspects and scenes that have stuck with me over the years. I’ve seen this film a million times since it came out in theaters (it was one of the very first DVDs I ever owned) and I’ve also read the book(s). As much as I enjoyed them, this film is my favorite interpretation of the iconic Ms. Jones.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Hope Springs, 2003 (dir. Mark Herman)


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Colin Ware: Oh, God. Sorry. I didn’t know jet lag could be like this. I never had my hair hurt before.
Joanie Fisher: Oh, Mr. Ware. I don’t like to see one of our guests so gloomy. Why don’t you help yourself to one of our local-interest brochures there? You might find something to pick you up, give you a little memory or two to take back to England.
Colin Ware: It’s memories that I came here to forget.
Joanie Fisher: Memories. . .of something, or. . .someone?
Colin Ware: Oh, God. . .
Joanie Fisher: A woman. An English woman?
Colin Ware: Welsh. Well, half-Welsh.
Joanie Fisher: Half-Welsh and half. . .?
Colin Ware: Monster.
Joanie Fisher: My, we are in a bad way.

Trailer For “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”


This looks FANTASTIC. Just look at this cast: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is based on  the 1974 British spy novel of the same name by John le Carré. The film was directed by Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) and is due in American theaters on November 18th, 2011. You can see the trailer here.

Movie Quote of the Day – A Single Man, 2009 (dir. Tom Ford)


George Falconer: Just get through the goddamn day.

Updated Precursors Chart, A Look At Best Supporting Actress


I’ve added a few more winners to the precursors chart. The Social Network, Fincher and Sorkin still lead their categories. Colin Firth leads Best Actor, Natalie Portman leads Best Actress and Christian Bale leads Best Supporting Actor.

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What has recently become interesting is the Best Supporting Actress category. At first Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom seemed to be primed for the award, with a win at the National Board of Review and a Golden Globe nomination. But she failed to receive a SAG nomination and that could hurt her chances. Melissa Leo in The Fighter has been picking up steam, with five critic awards wins, a Golden Globe and SAG nomination. Recently joining the race and picking up major momentum is Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit. Although she didn’t receive a Golden Globe nomination, she also have five critic award wins and a SAG nomination. With all the other acting fields relatively predictable (as well as most of the tech categories), Supporting Actress seems to be the most interesting race of the year.

Movie Quote of the Day – Love, Actually, 2003 (dir. Richard Curtis)


Jamie: [in English] It’s my favorite time of day, driving you.
Aurelia: [in Portuguese] It’s the saddest part of my day, leaving you.

Trailer for Colin Firth’s “The King’s Speech”


The film recently won the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. This film looks really lush. Danny Cohen’s cinematography looks like it could be a real contender at the Oscars this year, not to mention the costume design and set decoration. Just from the trailer alone it looks like Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are both locks for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor nominations, respectively. I’m so glad Firth is finally getting to do films that are worthy of his talent.

You can watch the trailer here at Yahoo! Movies. The film is set for a November 26th release by the Weinstein Company.

“The King’s Speech” Wins Audience Award at TIFF


Looks like it could mean back-to-back Best Actor nominations for Colin Firth at the Oscars, or at least that’s the buzz out of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Here’s the official synopsis:

The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI (Colin Firth), the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (“Bertie”) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). Through a set of unexpected techniques (including diaphragmatic breathing), and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

The film is set for a limited release on November 26th.