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Movie Quote of the Day – The Impossible, 2012 (dir. J.A. Bayona)


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Maria: Lucas, look at this place. They’re so busy in here. You’ve got to go and do something. Go help people. You’re good at it.

 

Movie Quote of the Day – Le divorce, 2003 (dir. James Ivory)


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Roxy: Didn’t anyone ever tell you not to accept expensive gifts from men? Anyway, you should give it back.
Isabel: Anyway, he wouldn’t take it back. And anyway, why shouldn’t one accept an expensive gift from a man if he wants to give it?
Roxy: Because it puts you in the position of having to do what he wants.
Isabel: I’d do it anyway. It’s a present, Rox, not a payment or a bribe.
Roxy: Then I suppose you can accept it.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mulholland Dr., 2001 (dir. David Lynch)


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Betty Elms: She’s letting me stay here while she’s working on a movie that’s being made in Canada. But I guess you already know that. Well, I couldn’t afford a place like this in a million years. . .unless, of course, I’m discovered and become a movie star. Of course, I’d rather be known as a great actress than a movie star. But, you know, sometimes people end up being both. So that is, I guess you’d say, sort of why I came here. [pause] I’m sorry. I’m just so excited to be here. I mean I just came here from Deep River, Ontario, and now I’m in this dream place. Well, you can imagine how I feel.

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?

Movie Quote of the Day – The Painted Veil, 2006 (dir. John Curran)


Kitty Fane: It’s raining cats and dogs.
[beat]
Kitty Fane: I said it’s raining cats and dogs.
Walter Fane: Yes, I heard you.
Kitty Fane: You might have answered.
Walter Fane: I suppose I’m not used to speaking unless I’ve something to say.
Kitty Fane: If people only spoke when they had something to say, the human race would soon lose the power of speech.

(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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