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Movie Quote of the Day – Where The Heart Is, 2000 (dir. Matt Williams)


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Lexie Coop: Hi! Sorry honey but I made it.
Novalee Nation: Was it a big inconvenience?
Lexie Coop: Novalee, I have 5 children. Everything is an inconvenience. Mind if I drive real slow on the way home? I’d like to pretend it’s a vacation.

Movie Quote of the Day – Black Swan, 2010 (dir. Darren Aronofsky)


Thomas Leroy: What did you do? What did you do?
Nina Sayers: I felt it.
Thomas Leroy: What?
Nina Sayers: . . .perfect. It was perfect.

Movie Quote of the Day – Closer, 2004 (dir. Mike Nichols)


Alice: Hello, stranger.

Updated Precursors Chart, A Look At Best Supporting Actress


I’ve added a few more winners to the precursors chart. The Social Network, Fincher and Sorkin still lead their categories. Colin Firth leads Best Actor, Natalie Portman leads Best Actress and Christian Bale leads Best Supporting Actor.

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What has recently become interesting is the Best Supporting Actress category. At first Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom seemed to be primed for the award, with a win at the National Board of Review and a Golden Globe nomination. But she failed to receive a SAG nomination and that could hurt her chances. Melissa Leo in The Fighter has been picking up steam, with five critic awards wins, a Golden Globe and SAG nomination. Recently joining the race and picking up major momentum is Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit. Although she didn’t receive a Golden Globe nomination, she also have five critic award wins and a SAG nomination. With all the other acting fields relatively predictable (as well as most of the tech categories), Supporting Actress seems to be the most interesting race of the year.

State of the Race, Updated Precursors Chart


Still seeing several frontrunners – The Social Network for Best Picture, David Fincher for Best Director and Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter. Best Actress seems to be split between Natalie Portman in Black Swan and Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone. Toy Story 3 seems to be the one to beat for Best Animated Film (no surprise there). A lot of the critics groups only have one screenplay category and Aaron Sorkin continues to dominate there. The SAG and Golden Globe nominations really help us get a shortlist of what actors will compromise the nominees for the Oscars, though they sometimes throw us a curveball. Once the PGA, WGA and DGA release their nominees we’ll have a better idea of what we might see Oscar nomination-wise.

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New International Poster For “Black Swan”


From what I hear, Natalie Portman’s performance in this film is nothing short of extraordinary. I am simply dying to see it. Really love this new poster.

Thanks to LiveForFilms

Movie Quote of the Day – V For Vendetta, 2006 (dir. James McTeigue)


V: I can assure you I mean you no harm.
Evey Hammond: Who are you?
V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.
Evey Hammond: Well I can see that.
V: Of course you can. I’m not questioning your powers of observation I’m merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Evey Hammond: Oh. Right.
V: But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona. Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V.
Evey Hammond: Are you like a crazy person?

“Love and Other Drugs” To Open, “Black Swan” To Close AFI Fest 2010


Edward Zwick’s film is set to open the festival on November 4th. This could give the Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway film Love and Other Drugs just the right kind of push to get launched into the 2010 Awards Season. I’m really excited for film. It’s set to open wide on November 24th, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman is set to close the festival on November 11th. Portman is already the front-runner for Best Actress this year based on the buzz the film has already generated on the festival circuit. Black Swan is set for a limited release on December 1st.

Let’s not forget, as well, that AFI Fest has hired David Lynch as their first ever guest artistic director. I feel like I would LOVE to go to this festival. Hopefully one of you can go for me and revel in its awesomeness!

Trailer and Poster For Aronofsky’s “Black Swan”


This looks incredible. So much crazy. I love pretty much everyone in the cast: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Barbara Hershey and Winina Ryder.

Official synopsis and trailer after the cut.

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Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” – First Look


Darren Aronofsky is certainly one of Hollywood’s most unusual filmmakers. I haven’t seen 1998’s Pi, but I hear it is strange. I’ve only seen 2001’s Requiem For A Dream once because it freaked me out so hard. 2006’s The Fountain was beautifully shot, but not all that well received by critics. 2008’s The Wrestler was brilliant. I still think it should have been up for Best Picture and as much as I loved Sean Penn in Milk, Mickey Rourke should have won that Oscar. Later this year he’s releasing what is being called a “supernatural ballet drama/thriller” starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Sebastian Stan, Barbara Hershey and Vincent Cassel. Today we finally get a peak at the film’s visuals, thanks to USAToday and FirstShowing.net.

More pictures and plot synopsis after the cut.

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