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Movie Quote of the Day – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, 1998 (dir. Terry Gilliam)


Raoul Duke: There he goes. One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Movie Quote of the Day – Chocolat, 2000 (dir. Lasse Hallström)


Roux: I should probably warn ya: you make friends with us, you make enemies with everyone else.
Vianne Rocher: Is that a promise?
Roux: It’s a guarantee.

Movie Quote of the Day – Edward Scissorhands, 1990 (dir. Tim Burton)


Kim: Hold me.
[beat]
Edward: I can’t.

Trailer for Angelina Jolie/Johnny Depp Film “The Tourist”


I am ever so excited for this movie because I have major love for both Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. Her accent in the trailer is a little off, but Depp looks to be on the top of his game. Plus, we get some bonus Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell and Timothy Dalton thrown in for good measure.

You can watch the trailer here at Yahoo! Movies. The Tourist is set to open on December 10th.

Movie Quote of the Day – Sleepy Hollow, 1999 (dir. Tim Burton)


Katrina Van Tassel: I have shed my tears for Brom… and yet my heart is not broken. Do you think me wicked?
Ichabod Crane: No… but perhaps there is a little bit of witch in you, Katrina.
Katrina Van Tassel: Why do you say that?
Ichabod Crane: Because you have bewitched me.


Oscar Vault Monday – Chocolat, 2000 (dir. Lasse Hallström)


I really love this movie. When I first saw it in theaters I was with my mother and afterwards all we wanted to do was eat good chocolate. In recent year, I’ve noticed a tendency in film bloggers to complain about this movie for being nominated for Best Picture. They use it as a way of showing that a “mediocre” film can get nominated for the top prize with a great campaign and/or if it’s backed by the Weinsteins. I think this is a completely unfair and narrow view of the film. I would in no way call this a “mediocre” film, for one. Also, it’s a film that was both critically acclaimed and loved by audiences. Isn’t that the kind of film we always wish the Academy would nominate? You can’t complain about the Academy being too pretentious with one breath and then bash this perfectly lovely film with another. This film was nominated for five Academy Awards – Best Actress Juliette Binoche, Best Supporting Actress Judi Dench, Best Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture; it didn’t win a single award. It was up against Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Traffic and winner Gladiator. 2000 was actually one of my favorite years for Best Picture nominees (behind 1997, which is maybe my favorite year) as I love every single film that was nominated for the top prize.

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Johnny Depp and Julianne Moore – Where’s Their Oscar Already!?


These are two performers who have almost consistently given amazing performances for nearly the last two decades. They’ve gotten some nominations sure, but only for a handful of their work. Also in the last two decades many actors and actresses with lesser talent who gave perhaps one, or two in the case of Hilary Swank, phenomenal performances have received numerous nominations and wins. Paul Newman had to wait nearly 40 years for a win, as did Jack Palance, so I’m sure Johnny Depp and Julianne Moore will get their due sometime. Of course, that’s not necessarily true either. Just ask Deborah Kerr, Richard Burton or Peter O’Toole. That being said, I’d like to discuss the roles for which these two performers were nominated for Oscar. Ideally, I’d have liked to talk about every performance in which they should have been nominated, but that would take all day.

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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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20 years of Best Actor nominees


Much like my earlier post featuring my ten favorite performances nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars since 1989, I bring you my top performances nominated for Best Actor. However, there was no way I could limit this list to ten, even paring it down to fifteen was pretty hard. So here goes nothing. If you’re interested in buying any of the films listed below, click here.

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