Archive for May, 2016

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Pic of the Day: “Remember, once you’re inside you’re on your own.” “Oh, you mean I can’t count on you?” “No.” “Good!”

Escape from New York - 19


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Pic of the Day: “No ticket.”

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - 1112


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Pic of the Day

Stella Maris - 36


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Supporting Actress, 2013-2014)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Sir, I’m gonna have to ask you to exit the donut.”

Iron Man 2 - 1108


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Supporting Actress, 2011-2012)

The Oscar Quest began in May of 2010. I finished about fifteen months later, and wrote it up for this site. That was essentially the first thing I did on here. Five years have passed since then. I’ve grown as a person. My tastes have changed, matured (or gotten more immature, in some cases). So it feels fitting, on the five year anniversary of the site and of the Oscar Quest, to revisit it.

I want to see just how my opinions about things have changed over the past five years. I didn’t do any particular work or catch-up for this. I didn’t go back and watch all the movies again. Some I went back to see naturally, others I haven’t watched in five years. I really just want to go back and rewrite the whole thing as a more mature person, less concerned with making points about certain categories and films than with just analyzing the whole thing as objectively as I can to give people who are interested as much information as possible.

This is the more mature version of the Oscar Quest. Updated, more in-depth, as objective as possible, less hostile. You can still read the old articles, but know that those are of a certain time, and these represent the present. (more…)


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Pic of the Day: “Sir, she just rolled her eyes at us!” “All right, make a show of force, I don’t want to have to put the foot down.” “No! Not the foot…” “Riley, I do not like this new attitude.” “Oh, I show you attitude, old man!” “No! No, no, no! Breath!” “What is your problem? Just leave me alone!” “Sir, reporting high levels of sass!” “Take it to DEFCON 2!” “DEFCON 2!” “I don’t know where this disrespectful attitude came from.” “You want a piece of this, Pops?” “Yeah, well…” “Prepare the foot!” “Keys to safety position! Ready to launch on your command, sir!” “Just shut up!” “Fire!” “That’s it! Go to your room!” “The foot is down. The foot is down. Whoo!” “Good job, gentleman. That could have been a disaster.” “Well, that was a disaster.”

Inside Out - 129