Archive for May, 2017

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Pic of the Day: “I know this sounds crazy, but ever since yesterday on the road, I’ve been seeing this shape. Shaving cream, pillows… Dammit! I know this. I know what this is! This means something. This is important.” (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “What we’re dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law.” (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “Alvy, you’re incapable of enjoying life, you know that? I mean you’re like New York City. You’re just this person. You’re like this island unto yourself.” “I can’t enjoy anything unless everybody is. If one guy is starving someplace, that puts a crimp in my evening.” (40th Anniversary)


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Pic of the Day: “It had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed. If I’d known, maybe I’d have kept tighter hold of them and not let unseen tides pull us apart.”


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Pic of the Day: “We have a favorable wind, sir.” “Oh, so we do. Signal Jones to give no quarter. That should brighten his day.”


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Pic of the Day: “Cheating on a quiz show? That’s sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip.”


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Pic of the Day: “Yuri, there’s an extraordinary girl at this party.” “I know. I’m dancing with her.”


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Pic of the Day: “So, anyone else want to drop out?”


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Pic of the Day: “Hey, Flash, wanna hear a joke?” “NO!” “Sure.” “Okay… What do you call a three-humped camel?” “I don’t… know. What… do… you… call… a… three-humped… camel?” “Pregnant!”


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Pic of the Day: “But the prisoner is dead sir!” “Never mind, continue with the punishment!”


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Pic of the Day: “I don’t get it. Doesn’t all this seem pointless to you? Are you shoveling sand to live or living to shovel sand?”


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Pic of the Day: “I’ll volunteer to be in the first group to go out.” “Yeah, that figures.”


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Pic of the Day: “What are you doing?” “Reading your notes.” “They’re encrypted!” “Please.”


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Pic of the Day: “Now have you thought of what animal you’d like to be if you end up alone?” “Yes. A lobster.” “Why a lobster?” “Because lobsters live for over one hundred years, are blue-blooded like aristocrats, and stay fertile all their lives. I also like the sea very much.”


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Pic of the Day: “Baird Whitlock has been kidnapped.” “This is bad. Bad for movie stars everywhere.”


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Pic of the Day: “l do have the right to say things.” “l am running out of patience!” “lf you’d just let me do my act for the court, l’ll take my chances. lf after you hear me, if you don’t think it’s funny, if you think it has no redeeming social value, if it strikes you as dirty-” “l cannot allow this to continue!” “Your Honour, l so want your respect. l know you’re a good person and this legal system is the best in the world, but you… you can’t seem to hear me!”


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Picture, 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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The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Picture, 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: “Runt, that’s enough! Don’t make Mommy take away your Streisand collection!” “Mom! You leave Barbra out of this!”


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Picture, 2009-2010)

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: “What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?” “That about sums it up for me.”


The Oscar Quest: Reconsidered (Best Picture, 2007-2008)

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…)