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totally quotable! 2009

Here are the most quotable movie lines of the year 2009. No ranking — newer quotes are posted at the top. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] “I’m craving a burger. Is that strange?” –Sergeant Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce), as he puts on his bomb suit, The Hurt Locker “If he wasn’t an insurgent, he sure the … more…

top 10 movies of 2009: the whys and wherefores

If you regularly check my on-the-fly ranking of new theatrical releases as I see them, then my top 10 movies of 2009 are no surprise: I shuffled a few titles around a bit last month, but the films ranked in the top 10 for 2009 haven’t changed much in months. (The 2009 ranking is here; … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Fame’ opens big

It might not live forever, but still, wow: 1. Fame: £2.4 million (NEW) 2. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: £1.4 million (2nd week; drops 11%) 3. Surrogates: £.96 (NEW) 4. District 9: £.56 million (4th week; drops 31%) 5. The Soloist: £.37 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) Being here in the U.K. this … more…

classical movies are music to cinema’s ears

No, not classic movies: classical movies. September is Classical Music Month, the origin of which probably ties in to the whole “back to school, back to seriousness” idea. Which is sort of silly, actually: just because classical music is has stood the test of time doesn’t mean it has to be solemn. In fact, for … more…