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Movie Quote of the Day – Con Air, 1997 (dir. Simon West)


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Garland Greene: Two went down, one came up.
Cameron Poe: Wasn’t my fault.
Garland Greene: Well, you don’t have to tell me. Most murders are crimes of necessity rather than desire. But the great ones, Dahmer, Gacy, Bundy. . .they did it because it excited them.
Cameron Poe: Don’t you. . .I got nothing in common with them, with you. Don’t you talk to me! They were insane.
Garland Greene: Now you’re talking semantics. What if I told you insane was working 50 hours a week in some office for 50 years at the end of which they tell you to piss off, ending up in some retirement village hoping to die before suffering the indignity of trying to make it to the toilet on time? Wouldn’t you consider that to be insane?
Cameron Poe: Murdering 30 people, semantics or not, is insane!
Garland Greene: One girl. . .I drove through three states wearing her head as a hat.
Cameron Poe: It’s my daughter’s birthday today. So please feel free not to share everything with me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Parting Glances, 1986 (dir. Bill Sherwood)


Nick: Your parents know you’re gay?
Peter: Sure. Told ’em when I was 16.
Nick: 16?
Peter: Yep, had a boyfriend in high school. They freaked. You know the usual bullshit: “How could you choose this kind of lifestyle Peter?” I said, “Hey, guys, it chose me.” I mean, your dick knows what it likes. You reach puberty, you don’t fucking decide what sex you like. You ask your dick. You say, “Hey, dick, what do you like?” Okay. Alright. And you go for it.
Nick: And you said that to your parents?
Peter: In so many words.

Movie Quote of the Day – Ghost World, 2001 (dir. Terry Zwigoff)


Enid: I think only stupid people have good relationships.
Seymour: That’s the spirit.

Movie Quote of the Day – Reservoir Dogs, 1992 (dir. Quentin Tarantino)


Mr. Pink: Fuck you, White! I didn’t create the situation, I’m just dealin’ with it! You’re acting like a first year fucking theif – I’m acting like a professional! If they get him, they can get you. They get you, they get closer to me, and that can’t happen! And you, motherfucker, are lookin’ at me like it’s MY fault. I didn’t tell him my name. I didn’t tell him where I was from. I didn’t tell him what I knew better than NOT to tell him! Fuck, fifteen minutes ago you almost told me your name! You, buddy, are stuck in a situation YOU created. So, if you wanna throw bad looks somewhere, throw ’em at a mirror!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Big Lebowski, 1998 (dir. Joel and Ethan Coen)


The Dude: They gave the Dude a beeper, so whenever these guys call–
Walter: What if it’s during a game?
The Dude: I told him if it was during league play–
Donny: If what’s during league play?
Walter: Life does not stop and start at your convenience, you miserable piece of shit.

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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Jeremy Renner and the Best Actor Race


I’ve yet to see A Single Man or Crazy Heart, mostly due to living in the middle of nowhere, and thus can only comment on the three performances I have seen. I enjoyed George Clooney in Up In The Air, but he was better in Michael Clayton. My opinion on Morgan Freeman in Invictus will come up later on in this post. That leaves Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker. And of the three I’ve seen, he has my vote. It’ll be a difficult race for him, but I think he has a chance of pulling it off. He had perhaps my favorite reaction to his nomination when interviewed on Good Morning America yesterday. When asked about his competition, he replied, “I’ve gotta break some serious legs.”

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