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Movie Quote of the Day – Alfie, 2004 (dir. Charles Shyer)


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Alfie: It seems to me the problems you worry yourself sick about never seem to materialize. It’s the ones that catch you unexpectedly on a Wednesday afternoon that knock you sideways.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Side Effects, 2013 (dir. Steven Soderbergh)


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Dr. Jonathan Banks: She’s not depressed.
Assistant District Attorney: Yeah. And you didn’t catch it and someone died. And I didn’t catch it and someone didn’t go to jail. We failed.

Movie Quote of the Day – Gattaca, 1997 (dir. Andrew Niccol)


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Vincent: I don’t know how to thank you.
Jerome: No, No. I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body. You lent me your dream.

Second Trailer for ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’


This trailer uses some of the same imagery from the first trailer, but has the added bonus of some shots of Rachel McAdams reprising her role as Irene Adler. and more banter between Holmes/Watson. Cannot wait for this film.

The film is due out in theaters on December 16th. You can watch the new trailer here.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Aviator, 2004 (dir. Martin Scorsese)


The Aviator is one of my favorites of director Martin Scorsese’s films (picking just one is just too hard, but if I were forced to choose I’d go with After Hours).  It’s both a stirring biopic and a colorful look at Old Hollywood, an era Scorsese clearly respects and adores. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, winning five: Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design (won), Best Art Direction (won), Best Cinematography (won), Best Editing (won), Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor Alan Alda, Best Supporting Actress Cate Blanchett (won), Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Director and Best Picture. With its eleven nominations and five wins, The Aviator had both more nominations and more wins than the Best Picture winner (Million Dollar Baby, which had seven nominations and four wins). The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were Finding Neverland, Ray, Sideways and winner Million Dollar Baby. I’m not going to say whether I think one film should have won over the other because I think both The Aviator and Million Dollar Baby have their merits and their detractors. I’m just glad Sideways didn’t win.

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Movie Quote of the Day – A.I. Artificial Intelligence, 2001 (dir. Steven Spielberg)


Gigolo Joe: I am. . .I was.

Movie Quote of the Day – I ♥ Huckabees, 2004 (dir. David O. Russell)


Dawn Campbell: There’s glass between us. You can’t deal with my infinite nature can you?
Brad Stand: That is so not true. Wait, what does that even mean?

(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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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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