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Movie Quote of the Day – Zodiac, 2007 (dir. David Fincher)


Templeton Peck: Paul, you wrote the Justice Department asking to be put in charge of the Zodiac investigation?
Paul Avery: I merely suggested–
Templeton Peck: On our letterhead?
Paul Avery: –that those with knowledge of the case create an information clearinghouse to promote an exchange and free flow of ideas.
Templeton Peck: And that you run it.
Paul Avery: Well, who better than me? [beat] The marked man.

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(500) Days of Summer and 9 Other Great Films the Academy Completely Ignored This Decade


I was really shocked that (500) Days of Summer was completely ignored by the Academy this year. It was on several critic’s top ten lists. It had won several critic awards for its screenplay. I really thought, at the very least, it would get nods for Original Screenplay and Editing (hello, that Expectations vs. Reality scene was fucking awesome). I even had it on my predictions for Best Picture.

Alas, this was not the case and was probably, for me, the biggest disappoint of Tuesday’s announcements. However, this is not the first time an amazing piece of cinema has gone completely un-lauded by the Academy. I’ve picked one film from each year of this past decade that also has zero Oscar nominations to its name.

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