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Movie Quote of the Day – Away We Go, 2009 (dir. Sam Mendes)


Beckett’s Mother: Beckett, what is that?
Beckett: That’s a fern.
Beckett’s Mother:  That’s right. This is a fern. What’s that?
Beckett: That’s a cactus.
Beckett’s Mother:  That’s a cactus. That’s right, and what is the plural of cactus?
Beckett: Cacti.
Beckett’s Mother:  That’s right! What is that?
Beckett: Baby.
Beckett’s Mother:  That’s right! That’s a baby. This lady is about to have a baby. Any day now.
Verona De Tessant: Or in three months. Thank you.
Beckett’s Mother: Beckett, tell the nice lady what you know about babies. Go on, tell the nice people. . .Beckett! You’re being rude.
Beckett: Babies like to breathe, and they’re good at hiding it. I put a pillow over a baby. I thought she wasn’t breathing, but she was. She was sneaky, but I’ll try again.

Five Under-Appreciated Performances From 2009


At this point we’re pretty much set with the performances that will get nominated for the Oscars. There might be one or two surprise nominees – think Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road last year – but other than that the nominees aren’t going to be much of a surprise.

I’d like to take a moment to discuss five performances that have been all but over looked this awards season. These are all performances that I loved instantly and are all featured in films I will probably return to again and again.

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Utah Film Critics Like “Up In The Air,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox”


Best Picture
Up in the Air
(runners-up: The Hurt Locker; Inglourious Basterds)

Best Achievement in Directing
Jason Reitman, Up in the Air
(runner-up: John Hillcoat, The Road)

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