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Friday, January 14, 2011

Random Cinematic Awards 2010

As always, these are your appetizers until the flamboyant overstatements next week. Enjoy!

Sienna Miller and some other dude are here to present Cinema Romantico's 2010 Random Cinematic Awards!
Best Line Of The Year: "Zip my face? Are you serious? That's your best tough guy line?" - James Franco, "Date Night"

Best Line Of The Year Runner-Up:  "We need to call a moratorium on pauses.  Five years of my life has gone out the window listening to actors pause." - Alan Arkin, "City Island"

Best Line Of The Year 3rd Place: "I don't know if a man is interested in me until he's naked.  I mean, the pants come off and then I'm like, 'oh, I guess you don't really want to see my CD collection or talk about Kerouac.'" - Rachel McAdams, "Morning Glory"

Best Out-Of-Context Line Of The Year: "Ding ding ding ding." - Natalie Portman, "Black Swan."

Best Use Of Pop Music In A Movie: "Rivers Of Babylon", The Melodians in "Jack Goes Boating". The sight of Amy Ryan, John Ortiz and Daphne Rubin Vega belting this out to Phillip Seymour Hoffman after he's locked himself in the bathroom is one of my favorite moments of the year.

Best Use Of Pop Music In A Movie Runner-Up: "Don't You Want Me", Human League in "Cyrus"

The Annual I'll-Buy-You-A-Stella-Artois-Award (Presented Annually To The Best Screenplay Of The Year, which the Academy annually fails to nominate): David Lindsay-Abaire, "Rabbit Hole." 

The Annual Amy Ryan Award (Presented Annually To The Most Underused Actress/Actor Of The Year): Michael Keaton, "The Other Guys."  As the TLC-spouting, Bed, Bath and Beyond part-time working police Captain, Keaton's fantastically deft turn continually gets the shaft screen-time wise so Will Ferrell can, you know, scream a lot.

The Annual Sienna Miller Award (Presented Annually To The Film Character On Whom I Had The Biggest Crush): Jackie Q (Rose Byrne), "Get Him To The Greek."   She's English and a pop diva.  I mean, really, people, how did you not guess this one?

Jackie Q, you make everything groooooovy.
Best Non-Action Movie Tragically Trapped In The Guise Of An Action Movie: "Iron Man 2"

Best Netflix Experience Of The Year:  "Welcome."

Best Opening Scene Of The Year: "The Social Network."

Most Underrated Movie Of The Year: "Stone."

Worst Movie Of The Year: "Leap Year."

Best Movie Review Of The Year: "Leap Year", as written by my colleague Louis at Obscure Movie Thoughts For Obscure Movie Fans. You should read it. Right now.

Best Movie Review Quote Of The Year: "Because actors then found a glorious equilibrium between the mad flailing of the silent era and the quiet brooding of today." - Simon, Four Of Them.  This is included in a lovely post about why she loves old movies.  You should read it.  Right now.

Best Movie Dissertation Of The Year: Andrew of Encore Entertainment did a comperehensive breakdown of a select scene from "Atonement." It's breathtaking stuff.  You should read it.  Right now.


Wretched Genius said...

My favorite line of the year was a throwaway line by Sean Parker (Justin Timberlake) while talking on the phone in The Social Network:

"It's not a dish best served cold. It's best served immediately and relentlessly."

Castor said...

Ahaha I don't seem to recall that "Ding ding ding ding" quote from Black Swan.

That Leap Year review is awesome although my worst movie of the year is When In Rome which is trust me, even worse.

Nick Prigge said...

The quote is from when Nina & Lily get home from the club and her mom asks if she's drunk and she says "Ding ding ding ding." It made me laugh a lot.

And now I kind of want to see "When In Rome" just to see what sort of movie could be worse than "Leap Year."

Simon said...


And Keaton in Toy Story 3. That man made a silent comeback last year.

Nick Prigge said...

Keaton was in Toy Story 3? I might have to actually see that now. Not that I wasn't sure it was good but just because I have a pitiful aversion to most things animated.

Andrew K. said...

It's appalling how many of these I haven't seen.

(But it's weird how you single out BLACK SWAN here, soooo weird.)

Andrew K. said...

oooooh, didn't even realise - LINKAGE!!!

Thank you (bows graciously).