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Movie Quote of the Day – Basquiat, 1996 (dir. Julian Schnabel)


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Albert Milo: Let me tell you something. There’s about ten people on the planet who know anything about painting, and Andy is one of them. You know, your audience isn’t even born yet.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Sid and Nancy, 1986 (dir. Alex Cox)


Nancy: When I’m dead, will you be sad?
Sid: I couldn’t live without ya.
Nancy: We better go together then.
Sid: How should we do it?
Nancy: We could jump off a building. Throw ourselves under a subway. O.D. [beat] If I asked you to kill me, would you?
Sid: Well, what would I do? I couldn’t live without ya.
Nancy: You’d kill yourself then?
Sid: Yeah.

Movie Quote of the Day – Léon: The Professional, 1994 (dir. Luc Besson)


Stansfield: I like these calm little moments before the storm. It reminds me of Beethoven. Can you hear it? It’s like when you put your head to the grass and you can hear the growin’ and you can hear the insects. Do you like Beethoven?
Malky: I couldn’t really say.

Q&As With The Cast and Director of “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”


Since Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy has finally gone into wide(r) release, a lot more people have gotten a chance to see the film (and one of my favorites from 2011). I hope if it’s playing in a theater near yo,u, you give it a watch. And if for some reason you are a voting member of the Academy and you are reading this, put Gary Oldman on your ballot for Best Actor.

Anyways, here are some great Q&As with Gary Oldman, Mark Strong and director Tomas Alfredson that are well worth your watch.

Move Quote of the Day – The Contender, 2000 (dir. Rod Lurie)


Laine Hanson: It seems to me that all you can claim about me. . .claim, is that I had sex.
Shelly Runyon: Deviant sex.
Laine Hanson: Oh, deviant? Who says it was deviant?
Shelly Runyon: I do. What I say the American people will believe. And do you know why? Because I will have a very big microphone in front of me.

“Shame,” “Tyrannosaur” and “Tinker Tailor” Lead British Independent Film Award Nominations


So many films on this list that I’ve yet to see, but definitely want to. Hopefully we’ll see a little bit of an overlap between these nominations and the Oscars. Mostly I’m thinking for Steve McQueen, Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, though Shame‘s NC-17 rating may still be a hurdle the film’ll need to overcome stateside. I’d also like to see a Best Actor nomination for Gary Oldman. I still haven’t seen Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but boy is he overdue. He’s never even been nominated! That’s a travesty that must be remedied soon.

The winners are decided by an independent jury comprised of people from within the British film industry. This year’s jury includes: Josh Appignanesi (Director / Writer), Lucy Bevan (Casting Director), Edith Bowman (Broadcaster), Mike Goodridge (Editor), Ed Hogg (Actor), Neil Lamont (Art Director), Mary McCartney (Photographer), Molly Nyman (Composer), Debs Paterson (Director / Writer), Tracey Seaward (Producer), Charles Steel (Producer), David Thewlis (Actor), Ruth Wilson (Actress) and Justine Wright (Editor). The winners be announced on December 4th. Full list of nominees after the cut.

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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.

Zero-Time Academy Award Nominees – 20 of the Best Contemporary Actors Who’ve Never Been Nom’d For Oscar


I decided to do this list in alphabetic order, by last name. These are some 20 contemporary actors who have yet to be nominated for an Academy Award and who, in my opinion, deserve to be.


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