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Movie Quote of the Day – The Proposal, 2009 (dir. Anne Fletcher)


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Margaret Tate: What am I allergic to?
Andrew Paxton: Pine nuts, and the full spectrum of human emotion.

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Movie Quote of the Day – 28 Days, 2000 (dir. Betty Thomas)


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Night Tech: Can I help you?
Eddie Boone: [carrying Gwen in from outside] Eddie Boone, checking in.
Night Tech: You can’t bring a girl into treatment with you, Eddie.
Eddie Boone: I wasn’t gonna keep her.

Movie Quote of the Day – Forces of Nature, 1999 (dir. Bronwen Hughes)


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Ben: You will be here when I come back, won’t you ?
Sarah: Oh, well, you know me.
Ben: I would not presume. [ Exhales ] All right. Wish me luck.
Sarah: Ben, do me a favor and just forget about luck, okay? Forget about loyalty, forget about being nice, forget about polite, okay? Because this is the rest of your life and possibly somebody else’s too.
Ben: Yeah.
Sarah: You know?
Ben: Yeah.
Sarah: Just be honest.
Ben: If her father happens to shoot me on my way out, I guess I’ll see you in heaven.
Sarah: Yeah. I don’t think I deserve heaven.
Ben: Ah, Sarah. You deserve so much more than you think. You deserve to be with somebody who will be really, really depressed if your plane goes down.

Movie Quote of the Day – Hope Floats, 1998 (dir. Forest Whitaker)


Bernice Pruitt: My dad says that childhood is the happiest time of my life. But, I think he’s wrong. I think my mom’s right. She says that…
[Bernice’s voice fades as Birdee takes over]
Birdee Pruitt: [laughing] Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That’s what momma always says.

The Oscar Locker – The Results of the 82nd Academy Awards Are In


I ended up getting 18/24 categories right, which is one of my best years of predicting in awhile. For the most part I am very happy with the results of tonight’s ceremony. Really the biggest disappointment for me was Sandy over Meryl. Someday will be Meryl’s day again, I just know it. 

But boy was it Kathryn Bigelow’s night. Two Oscars in five minutes and one glass ceiling shattered forever. 

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Can Sandy Win the Oscar?


Or can the Academy live with themselves if she wins the Oscar the day after she wins the Razzie, for which she’s almost guaranteed to win for All About Steve.

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My Oscar Nominations Predictions


The Academy Award nominations will be announced at 5:30AM PST tomorrow, February 2nd. I’ve got predictions for 10 of the 24 categories. I’m also going to supply some alternates. I love being able to predict what the nominations will be, but at the same time, it would be nice for some surprises to sneak in there too!

Best Picture:

  1. (500) Days of Summer
  2. An Education
  3. Avatar
  4. District 9
  5. The Hangover
  6. The Hurt Locker
  7. Inglourious Basterds
  8. Precious
  9. Star Trek
  10. Up In The Air

(Alternates: Up, Invictus, A Serious Man)

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What We Learn From the SAG Awards


Well we knew one thing right off the bat, as Avatar did not have a single nomination. In fact, of the top five contenders right now only three were up for Best Ensemble. After tonight it’s clear that the actors are behind Inglourious Basterds

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BAFTA Nominations Are In


There are a few odd things in this list, but keep in mind these are for Britain, so some films that are eligible for Oscar haven’t been released there yet. 

The one thing that is certain is Jeremy Renner is closer now to being a lock for a Best Actor nomination by the Academy.

Full list of nominees and my analysis after the cut.

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Reflections on the Golden Globes


As shocking (and for many, upsetting) as  Avatar‘s win over The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds is, it doesn’t mean it’ll take the top prize at the Oscars in March. It’ll be nom’d for sure, but that really is all that’s certain at this point. 

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