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Movie Quote of the Day – Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, 1993 (dir. Randa Haines)


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Frank: You out to get yourself a husband, Cooney, you wouldn’t be so mean.
Helen Cooney: I had a husband. That’s how I got this way.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Stepping Out, 1991 (dir. Lewis Gilbert)


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Mavis: Listen you guys, when you turn around and you face your audience for the first time, bam! It’s gotta have style, boom! It’s gotta have the three Ts. You know what the three Ts are? Teeth, taps and tits.
Rose: You only got two Ts, right Geoffrey?
Sylvia: Don’t worry, Geoffrey, I’ve got plenty. You can have some of mine.

(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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