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Movie Quote of the Day – We’ve Met Before, 2015 (dir. Yulin Kuang)


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Jasper: You’re more than a little intuitive.
Alice: Well, I don’t see the future or anything. Just. . .glimpses of possibilities.
Jasper: Is that what I am? A possibility?
Alice: No. I decided on you a long time ago.

Movie Quote of the Day – Twilight, 2008 (dir. Catherine Hardwicke)


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Edward Cullen: What’s in Jacksonville?
Bella Swan: How did you know about that?
Edward Cullen: I. . . You didn’t answer my question.
Bella Swan: Look, You haven’t answered any of mine, so. . . You don’t even say hi to me.
Edward Cullen: Hi.
Bella Swan: Are you gonna to tell me how you stopped the van?
Edward Cullen: Yeah.I had an adrenaline rush. It’s very common. You can Google it.

Movie Quote of the Day – Twilight, 1998 (dir. Robert Benton)


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Harry Ross: You any tougher than you look?
Raymond Hope: Hell yes! At least, I used to be.
Harry Ross: I used to be. We all used to be.
Raymond Hope: Then have a drink. You still a bourbon man?
Harry Ross: I’ll take a ginger ale if you got one.
Raymond Hope: Do I look like a man who’d have a ginger ale?
Harry Ross: Water.
Raymond Hope: That I can handle.

In Defense of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (and the series in general)


I wasn’t going to write a review of this movie, mostly because the focus of this site is Oscar-winning and/or nominated films and contenders, but I got several requests to do a proper review. I also wanted to write on the movie because I’ve noticed that a lot of the reviewers for this chapter, as well as the previous two, have had a negative bias whether they realize it or not (Richard Roeper, this time around, however said he liked the film and was entertained). This pre-disposition is something I don’t understand at all, as part of being a reviewer is to try to stand back and approach a film objectively. That being said, I have read the books and seen all the films, and although I realize that the writing in the books is less than stellar, there is something about them that I just love. What I think it is, is that they are entertaining. They are a form of escapism, and whether they are written well or no, they are enjoyable.  Same goes for the films. They are made to ENTERTAIN, not to enlighten, enrich or inspire us. Fans of the film series already know this. The books never claimed, nor tried to be, Pulitzer Prize quality and the films never tried to be Oscar worthy. What they did was entertain and from the sheer amount of money they’ve made, clearly they have done just that.

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15 Breakthrough Performers of 2009


2009 was a good year for cinema. So good I had to have a Top 15 instead of a Top Ten (and now, after I’ve seen a lot of the End of the Year fare, I feel like I’d need a Top Twenty). There were some newcomers who blew us away and some actors/actresses who have been kicking around Hollywood for years waiting for That Movie that makes them a household name, and for them 2009 was that year. I’m going to do this list in alphabetical order by last name.

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