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Movie Quote of the Day – Donnie Darko, 2001 (dir. Richard Kelly)


Donnie: I made a new friend.
Dr. Lilian Thurman: Real or imaginary?
Donnie: Imaginary.

Movie Quote of the Day – Domino, 2005 (dir. Tony Scott)


Pat: How convenient. The morning you call in sick, I turn on the TV and see you all over Jerry Springer. Never heard of TiVo?
Lateesha Rodriguez: Think I can afford it? Give me a break, Pat. What do you want?
Pat: I got a call yesterday from our health care provider. They said you tried to pass your granddaughter off as Kee Kee down at City Terrace Community Hospital. They said you forged the age on the application for some sort of operation.
Lateesha Rodriguez: Motherfuckin’ HMOs don’t cover grandchildren. Now, what am I supposed to do? That fuckin’ operation is $300,000. Where am I gonna get the money, Pat?
Pat: Well, maybe you should’ve thought about that before you became a grandmother.
Lateesha Rodriguez: Fuck you.

(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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