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Movie Quote of the Day – Moonrise Kingdom, 2012 (dir. Wes Anderson)


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Laura Bishop: I’m sorry Walt.
Walt Bishop: It’s not your fault. . .Which injuries are you apologizing for? Specifically.
Laura Bishop: Specifically? Whichever ones still hurt.
Walt Bishop: Half of those were self-inflicted. . .I hope the roof flies off, and I get sucked up into space. You’d be better off without me.
Laura Bishop: Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
Walt Bishop: Why?
Laura Bishop: We’re all they’ve got, Walt.
Walt Bishop: That’s not enough.

Cinema Fanatic’s Favorite Fifteen Films of 2012


I really loved most of what I saw in 2011 (and actually my favorite film from 2011 I saw in 2012, but I will post more about that tomorrow). As for 2012, a lot of what I saw I felt kind of neutral about and a handful of films I downright hated (which is a rarity for me, really). I’m not sure what it was, but 2012 just didn’t live up to my expectations. That said, I did compile a list of fifteen films that I really loved. I wasn’t able to see Zero Dark Thirty or Amour before the end of the year, which I would have liked to have seen before compiling this list. Alas, they don’t open in San Francisco until after the new year. If you want to see all the 2012 releases I watched, you can do so here.

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Moonrise Kingdom Leads St. Louis Film Critics Nominations


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Best Film

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Director

  • Ben Affleck (Argo)
  • Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
  • Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Ang Lee (Life of Pi)

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained)
  • John Hawkes (The Sessions)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
  • Denzel Washington (Flight)

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
  • Aubrey Plaza (Safety Not Guaranteed)
  • Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin (Argo)
  • John Goodman (Argo)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
  • William H. Macy (The Sessions)
  • Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
  • Bruce Willis (Moonrise Kingdom)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams (The Master)
  • Ann Dowd (Compliance)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
  • Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
  • Emma Watson (Perks of Being A Wallflower)

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Cabin in the Woods (Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard)
  • Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola)
  • Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh)
  • Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boal )

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Argo (Chris Terrio)
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin)
  • Life of Pi (David Magee)
  • Lincoln (Tony Kushner)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)
  • Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

Best Cinematography

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild (Ben Richardson)
  • Cloud Atlas (Frank Griebe and John Toll)
  • Django Unchained (Robert Richardson)
  • Life of Pi (Claudio Miranda)
  • The Master (Mihai Malaimare Jr.)
  • Skyfall (Roger Deakins)

Best Visual Effects

  • The Avengers
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Life of Pi
  • Prometheus
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Best Music

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Django Unchained
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Not Fade Away

Best Foreign-Language Film

  • The Fairy
  • Headhunters
  • Holy Motors
  • The Intouchables
  • The Kid With A Bike

Best Documentary

  • Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry
  • Bully
  • How To Survive A Plague
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Searching for Sugar Man

Best Animated Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Comedy

  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Ted
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Art-House or Festival Film (for artistic excellence in art-house cinema, limited to films that played at film festivals or film series or those that had a limited-release here, playing one or two cinemas).

  • Bernie
  • Compliance
  • The Fairy
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Sleepwalk with Me
  • Take This Waltz

Best Scene (favorite movie scene or sequence).

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – The hurricane (and Wink shooting at it)
  • Django Unchained – The “bag head” bag/mask problems scene
  • Flight – The plane crash
  • Hitchcock – Anthony Hopkins in lobby conducting to music/audience’s reaction during “Psycho” shower scene
  • The Impossible – Opening tsunami scene
  • The Master – The first “processing” questioning scene between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix

June 2012 in Films: Birthdays and Jobs and Movies Galore


So June had a lot of changes. Firstly, I started a new job – well, two new jobs actually. Or, they’re the same job but at two locations. Haha. What I mean is, I’m working at the Clay and Lumiere Theatres in San Francisco. Basically, I get paid to sell people movie tickets and not to burn popcorn. I also get to see movies for free, though so far I haven’t had much time to do that. I also (finally) connected my Blu-ray player to the internet so I can stream Instant Netflix to it, which has aided in my watching of films quickly before heading off to work. Lastly, there were birthdays. Movie Quote of the Day celebrated its 2nd birthday and I celebrated my 26th birthday. I am an old lady now. Due to all this excitement, my film watching time lowered a bit and although I did maintain slightly more than one new-to-me a day, I didn’t quite manage to do two a day. As always, the full list is after the cut.

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