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Movie Quote of the Day – Iron Man 2, 2010 (dir. Jon Favreau)


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Ivan Vanko: I want my bird.
Justin Hammer: A bird. You want a bird?
Ivan Vanko: I want *my* bird.
Justin Hammer: I can get you a bird. I can get you ten birds.
Ivan Vanko: I want *my* bird.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Frost/Nixon, 2009 (dir. Ron Howard)


Bob Zelnick: You gonna shake his hand?
James Reston, Jr.: Am I gonna shake… are you kidding me? After everything that prick’s done to this country? I’m not gonna shake his hand.
Frost: May I present Bob Zelnick, my executive editor?
Nixon: How do you do?
Bob Zelnick: Pleasure, Mr. President.
Frost: And Jim Reston, one of my researchers.
Nixon: Pleasure to meet you, Mr. Reston.
James Reston, Jr.: Mr. President.
[beat]
Bob Zelnick: Wow. That was devastating, withering.
James Reston, Jr.: Fuck off.

Zero-Time Academy Award Nominees – 20 of the Best Contemporary Actors Who’ve Never Been Nom’d For Oscar


I decided to do this list in alphabetic order, by last name. These are some 20 contemporary actors who have yet to be nominated for an Academy Award and who, in my opinion, deserve to be.


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Tony Goldwyn’s “Conviction” Trailer


This film was originally titled “Betty Anne Waters” but I guess Fox Searchlight decided to steer away from the “a person’s name” film title route. Hilary Swank is hit or miss, but when she’s good she’s really good (hence the two Oscars). Sam Rockwell is one of the most under-rated actors working in Hollywood today. I still think he should have gotten an Oscar nom for Moon last year. Maybe this will be his golden ticket.

Trailer and synopsis after the cut.

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Five Under-Appreciated Performances From 2009


At this point we’re pretty much set with the performances that will get nominated for the Oscars. There might be one or two surprise nominees – think Michael Shannon for Revolutionary Road last year – but other than that the nominees aren’t going to be much of a surprise.

I’d like to take a moment to discuss five performances that have been all but over looked this awards season. These are all performances that I loved instantly and are all featured in films I will probably return to again and again.

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