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Movie Quote of the Day – The Butler, 2013 (dir. Lee Daniels)


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Cecil Gaines: I had always loved serving. But just felt different now. I didn’t know that an old man could feel so lost. That’s how I felt. That’s how I felt. Americans always turned a blind eye to what we’d done to our own. We look out to the world and judge. We hear about the concentration camps, but these camps went on for 200 years right here in America.

Movie Quote of the Day – Black Nativity, 2013 (dir. Kasi Lemmons)


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Reverend Cornell Cobbs: Lord, bless this food to our use and us to Thy service. And make us ever mindful of the needs of others for Christ’s sake. Lord Jesus, today we are mindful of the needs of this youth, our grandson, whom Thou, in Thy infinite wisdom, has sent to us. And be he troubled and in need of guidance, or simply a belt to hold his loose-fitting pants up.

Movie Quote of the Day – Where the Wild Things Are, 2009 (dir. Spike Jonze)


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Ira: He’s going to make us happy, Judy.
Judith: Yeah, but happiness isn’t always the best way to be happy.

Movie Quote of the Day – Panic Room, 2002 (dir. David Fincher)


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Meg: [on loudspeaker] Get out of my house!
Sarah: Say fuck!
Meg: [on loudspeaker] FUCK!
Sarah: Mom! “Get the fuck out of my house”!
Meg: [on loudspeaker] Get the FUCK out of my house!

Movie Quote of the Day – Hope Floats, 1998 (dir. Forest Whitaker)


Bernice Pruitt: My dad says that childhood is the happiest time of my life. But, I think he’s wrong. I think my mom’s right. She says that…
[Bernice’s voice fades as Birdee takes over]
Birdee Pruitt: [laughing] Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That’s what momma always says.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Crying Game, 1992 (dir. Neil Jordan)


Neil Jordan is one of my favorite directors. I have so much love for Interview With A Vampire and Breakfast On Pluto. I finally got around to watching this film, Jordan’s only film to be nominated for Best Picture, a few years back and I so fell in love with it. I think I watched it twice before I sent it back to Netflix and then got it for Christmas a few months later. It is just such a beautiful film. On the outside it’s a film about the IRA, but really it’s a film about love and how it can arise so unexpectedly. The Crying Game was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one: Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay (won), Best Supporting Actor Jaye Davidson, Best Actor Stephen Rea, Best Director and Best Picture. It was up against A Few Good Men, Howards End, Scent of A Woman and winner Unforgiven.

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