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Almost Famous (2000)

[The Chipmunk Song]
- "You wanna be Atticus Finch. Oh, that makes me feel so good."
- "I like him."
- "Why?"
- "Well, he's honest...He, he stands up for the right thing...And he's a good father."
- "He is."
- "He did it all by himself."
- "Did what all by himself?"
- "Raised his kids."
- "He didn't raise them by himself! Excuse me, who was the woman that came to their house every day?"
- "Calpurnia."
- "Calpurnia. You remembered her name."
- "And what about Boo?"
- "What about Boo?"
- "Don't you feel really bad for him?"
- "I think that Boo Radley is one of the most interesting characters in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. Excuse me, I'm a teacher. X-Mas is not a word in the English language. It's either Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays."
- "Oh, thank you."
Play clip (excerpt): Almost Famous (2000)

American Psycho (2000)

- "Our pasta this evening is squid ravioli in a lemon grass broth with goat cheese profiteroles, and I also have an arugula Caesar salad. For entrees this evening, I have swordfish meatloaf with onion marmalade, rare roasted partridge breast in raspberry coulis with a sorrel timbale."
- "...and grilled free-range rabbit with herbed french fries. Our pasta tonight is a squid ravioli in a lemon grass broth and the fish tonight is grilled...."
- "God, I hate this place. It's a chicks' restaurant. Why aren't we at Dorsia?"
- "Because Bateman won't give the maitre d' head." (guffaws)
Play clip (excerpt): American Psycho (2000)

The Beach (2000)

(voice-over) "My name is Richard. So what else do you need to know? Stuff about my family, or where I'm from? None of that matters. Not once you cross the ocean and cut yourself loose, looking for something more beautiful, something more exciting, and yes, I admit, something more dangerous. So after 18 hours in the back of an airplane, three dumb movies, two plastic meals, six beers and absolutely no sleep, I finally touch down... in Bangkok."
Play clip (excerpt): The Beach (2000)

Erin Brockovich (2000)

- "Uhm, you have no actual medical training?"
- "No. I have kids. Learned a lot right there. Yeah, I mean, I've seen nurses give my son throat cultures, and what is it? Ya stick a giant Q-tip down their throat and wait. Or a urinalysis where you take that dipstick to see whether or not the white count's high."
- "Yes, I understand."
- "Yeah. Yeah. And I'm great with people. You'd have to observe me to know for sure, but you can trust me on that. Yeah. I'm extremely fast learner. You show me something in the lab once and l've got it down. Hmm-mm. You know, I-I always wanted to go to medical school. You see, that was my first interest, really. But then I got married and had a kid too young and that kinda blew that, but... Oh, when I was first outta high school, I got a job with Fleuer Engineers and Constructors in lrvine. I fell madly in love with geology."
- "Geology?"
- "Yeah. I learned how to read maps. I love maps. And, yeah, but I-I lost my job because my boy came down with chickenpox - had a 104 temperature, and my ex-husband was useless, so, that didn't really work out."
- "Uh-huh."
- "You got a really nice office."
- "Thanks. Look...."
Play clip (excerpt): Erin Brockovich (2000)

Gladiator (2000)

(titles) "At the height of its power the Roman Empire was vast, stretching from the deserts of Africa to the borders of Northern England. Over one quarter of the world's population lived and died under the rule of the Caesars. In the winter of 180 A.D., Emperor Marcus Aurelius' twelve-year campaign against the Barbarian Tribes in Germania was drawing to an end. Just one final stronghold stands in the way of Roman victory and the promise of peace throughout the Empire." (Germania)
- "Sir...General..."
- "Lean and hungry. Still nothing?"
- "Not a sign."
- "How long has he been gone?"
- "Nearly two hours. Will they fight, sir?"
- "We shall know soon enough."
- "Soldier, I ordered you to move those catapults forward. They're out of range."
- "Range is good."
- "The danger to the cavalry..."
- "Is acceptable. Agreed? They say no."
- "People should know when they're conquered." (cheering)
- "Would you, Quintus? Would l?"
Play clip (excerpt): Gladiator (2000)

High Fidelity (2000)

"What came first? - the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"
Play clip (excerpt): High Fidelity (2000)

Memento (2000)

(voice-over) "So where are you? You're in some motel room. You just - you just wake up and you're in - in a motel room. There's the key. It feels like maybe it's just the first time you've been there, but perhaps you've been there for a week, three months. It's - it's kinda hard to say. I don't - I don't know. It's just an anonymous room."
Play clip (excerpt): Memento (2000)

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

- "Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?"
- "Jesus! Can't I count on you people?"
- "Sorry, Everett."
- "Well, all right. If we take off through that bayou..."
- "Wait a minute! Who elected you leader of this outfit?"
- "Well Pete, I figured it should be the one with the capacity for abstract thought, but if that ain't the consensus view, then hell, let's put her to a vote."
- "Suits me! I'm votin' for yours truly."
- "Well, I'm votin' for yours truly, too."
- "OK. I'm with you fellas."

Play clip (excerpt): O Brother, Where Art Thou?  (2000)

Snatch. (2000)

(narrating) "My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met. They named me after the name of the plane. Not many people are named after a plane crash. That's Tommy. He tells people he was named after a gun, but I know he was really named after a famous 19th century ballet dancer. Known him for as long as I can remember. He's my partner. It doesn't mean we hold hands or take windy walks. What it really means I try to keep him out of as much trouble as he inflicts on me. I give him a hard time. Keeps him in check. But really, he's like my brother. What do I know about diamonds? I'm a boxing promoter. I was a happy boxing promoter until a week ago, and then. What do I know about diamonds? Don't they come from Antwerp?"
Play clip (excerpt): Snatch. (2000)

What Women Want (2000)

(voice-over) "Do you know the expression, 'a man's man'? A man's man is the leader of the pack. The kind of man other men look up to, admire, and emulate. A man's man is the kind of man who (chuckles) just doesn't get what women are about."
- "Nick, my ex-husband, is the ultimate man's man. I probably never should have married him. I don't think he understood a thing about me."
Play clip (excerpt): What Women Want (2000)

X-Men (2000)

(voice-over) "Mutation: it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow, and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward."
Play clip (excerpt): X-Men (2000)

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

(voice-over) "It all began on New Year's Day in my thirty-second year of being single. Once again, I found myself on my own, and going to my mother's annual turkey curry buffet. Every year, she tries to fix me up with some bushy-haired, middle-aged bore, and I feared this year would be no exception."
- "There you are, dumpling."
(voice-over) "My mum, a strange creature from the time when a gherkin was still the height of sophistication."
Play clip (excerpt): Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Bully (2001)

- (on phone) "I want you to suck my big dick."
- "Marty, honey, dinner."
- (on phone) "I want you to lick my balls."
- "His cock...his cock was beautiful. And he ate me out for like an hour. Goddamn it, you see now, it's all about attitude. I mean, if you want it, you can get it. You just got to get your f--kin' ass on the beach and work for it."
- "Whatever."

Play clip (excerpt): Bully (2001)

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

(voice-over) "The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves; immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who, above all else, desire power. For within these rings was bound the strength and will to govern each race. But they were all of them deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged, in secret, a master ring to control all others. And into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One ring to rule them all..."
Play clip (excerpt): The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

(title card) Paris, 1900
(singing) "There was a boy, a very strange enchanted boy. They say he wandered very far. Very far, over land and sea."
- "Don't be fooled! Evil!"
(singing) "A little shy."
- "Turn away from this village of sin!"
(singing) "And sad of eye, but very wise was he. And then one day, a magic day, he passed my way. And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings, this he said to me. (typed) The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is just to love and be loved In return."
Play clip (excerpt): Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Mulholland Drive (2001)

"What are you doing? We don't stop here!"
Play clip (excerpt): Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Pearl Harbor (2001)

(Tennessee 1923)
- "German bandits at 2 o'clock!"
- "Increase throttle! Power dive! Spell it right, Rafe. 'Rudder' is spelled with two D's."
- "Thanks, wingman."
- "Yeah, sure."
- "Whoa, bandits! Crack shootin', Danny."
- "Crack shootin', Rafe."
- "Land of the free."
- "Home of the brave."
- "Great flyin', Dad! Come on. I'm gonna teach ya how to fly."
- "I get the front!"
- "No, you take the back."
- "I'm bigger, and I should be in front."
- "I'm older and I'm teachin', so no."
- "Wow. It's like we're really flying."
- "Yeah, I did it lots of times. Come on, you man the guns. I'll give her some throttle. We gotta get those dirty German bandits."
Play clip (excerpt): Pearl Harbor (2001)

Shrek (2001)

(narrated) - "Once upon a time, there was a lovely princess. But she had an enchantment upon her of a fearful sort, which could only be broken by love's first kiss. She was locked away in a castle guarded by a terrible fire-breathing dragon. Many brave knights had attempted to free her from this dreadful prison, but none prevailed. She waited in the dragon's keep, in the highest room of the tallest tower, for her true love, and true love's first kiss."
(laughter) - "Like that's ever gonna happen! What a load of... (toilet flushing)."
Play clip (excerpt): Shrek (2001)

Adaptation. (2002)

(voice-over) "Do I have an original thought in my head? My bald head. Maybe if I were happier, my hair wouldn't be falling out. Life is short. I need to make the most of it. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I'm a walking cliché. I really need to go to the doctor and have my leg checked. There's something wrong. A bump. The dentist called again. I'm way overdue. If I stop putting things off, I would be happier. All I do is sit on my fat ass. If my ass wasn't fat I would be happier. I wouldn't have to wear these shirts with the tails out all the time. Like that's fooling anyone. Fat ass. I should start jogging again. Five miles a day. Really do it this time. Maybe rock climbing. I need to turn my life around. What do I need to do? I need to fall in love. I need to have a girlfriend. I need to read more, improve myself. What if I learned Russian or something? Or took up an instrument? I could speak Chinese. I'd be the screenwriter who speaks Chinese and plays the oboe. That would be cool. I should get my hair cut short. Stop trying to fool myself and everyone else into thinking I have a full head of hair. How pathetic is that? Just be real. Confident. Isn't that what women are attracted to? Men don't have to be attractive. But that's not true. Especially these days. Almost as much pressure on men as there is on women these days. Why should I be made to feel I have to apologize for my existence? Maybe it's my brain chemistry. Maybe that's what's wrong with me. Bad chemistry. All my problems and anxiety can be reduced to a chemical imbalance or some kind of misfiring synapses. I need to get help for that. But I'll still be ugly though. Nothing's gonna change that."
Play clip (excerpt): Adaptation. (2002)

Gangs of New York (2002)

- "No, son. Never. The blood stays on the blade. One day you'll understand."
(voice-over) - "Some of it I half remember. And the rest, the rest I took from dreams."
- "St. Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protector against the snares and the wickedness of the devil. Now, son, who's that?"
- "St. Michael."
- "Who is it?"
- "St. Michael!"
- "And what did he do?"
- "He cast Satan out of paradise."
- "Good boy."

Play clip (excerpt): Gangs of New York (2002)

Jackass: The Movie (2002)

"Hello, I'm Johnny Knoxville. Welcome to Jackass."
Play clip (excerpt): Jackass: The Movie (2002)

Killing Me Softly (2002)

(voice-over) - "You know what happens at that height? The brain dies from lack of oxygen cell by cell. It just shuts down and the body goes with it. I can't stop thinking about what it must have been like."
- "Why don't you start at the beginning? It's always the easiest."
- "OK, I'll start at the beginning."

Play clip (excerpt): Killing Me Softly (2002)

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

(voice-over) "It's a story that might bore you, but you don't have to listen, because I always knew it was going to be like that. And it was, I think, in that last year, or actually weekend, really a Friday in December at Camden, and this was years ago when I was a different person, and I was so drunk that I ended up losing my virginity. I lost it to some guy who I thought was a ceramics major, but was actually either an NYU film student who was just up to Camden for The End Of The World, or a townie. I actually had my eye on someone else that night. Victor."
- "I'm tellin' ya, with European girls, it's just a numbers game. If you stand in any major European city on any f--kin' corner, and you consecutively ask every girl that walks by if she'll f--k you, one out of 20 will say yes."
(voice-over) "A junior, a drama major just back from Europe. Only a little gay, with flecked blond hair, a great body, and these amazing gray eyes."
- "Bam, 20th one and you're f--king! Right there. It's a confirmed statistic, man!"
(voice-over) "But Victor was f--king my room-mate Lara. She gave him mono before he dumped her. I'm told that later, after I left Camden, she got really drunk and went wandering through Windham House and did the whole football team. She's now married to a senator and has four kids. How time distorts things."

Play clip (excerpt): The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Spider-Man (2002)

(voice-over) "Who am I? You sure you wanna know? The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale, if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world, somebody lied. But let me assure you, this like any story worth telling, is all about a girl. That girl. The girl next door. Mary Jane Watson. The woman I've loved since before I even liked girls. I'd like to tell you that's me next to her. Aw, heck, I'd even take him."
- "Hey! Stop the bus!"
(voice-over) "That's me."
- "Hey. Tell him to stop! Please! Stop! Hey! Stop the bus!"
- "Stop the bus! He's been chasing us since Woodhaven Blvd."

Play clip (excerpt): Spider-Man (2002)

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

[Song: "Catch Me If You Can"]
- "If you only knew what I just dealt with. I mean, this guy was right in front of me, going literally - that guy deserves a ticket! I'm sure he's still way back..."
- "A woman never reveals her age."
- "He was going ten miles an hour on the highway. I'm trying to..."
(reading) - "And only then will the people of Tajikistan know true and lasting peace."
- "Andie, it's brilliant. It's really moving. But it's never gonna appear in Composure Magazine."
- "God, I busted my butt in grad school to be Andie Anderson, how-to girl, and write articles like, 'How to Use the Best Pick-Up Lines,' and 'Do Blondes, Do They, Like, Really Have More Fun?' I want to write about things that matter, Iike politics and the environment, and foreign affairs - things I'm interested in."
- "Keep bustin' your butt. You're gonna get there."
Play clip (excerpt): How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

- "Do you find me sadistic? You know, I'll bet I could fry an egg on your head right now, if I wanted to. You know, Kiddo, I'd like to believe that you're aware enough even now to know that there's nothing sadistic in my actions. Well, maybe towards those other jokers, but not you. No Kiddo, at this moment, this is me at my most masochistic."
- "Bill, it's your baby." (gunshot)
Play clip (excerpt): Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

Love Actually (2003)

(voice-over) "Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge. They were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
Play clip (excerpt): Love Actually (2003)

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

- (singing) "Drink up me hearties, yo, ho. We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot. Drink up me hearties, yo, ho. Yo, ho, yo, ho. A pirate's life for me. We extort, we pilfer, we filch, we sack. Drink up..."
- "Quiet, missy! Cursed pirates sail these waters. You don't want to bring them down on us, now do ya?"
- "Mr. Gibbs, that will do!"
- "She was singin' about pirates. It's bad luck to be singin' about pirates with us mired in this unnatural fog. Mark my words!"
- "Consider them marked. On your way."
- "'Aye, Lieutenant. It's bad luck to have a woman on board, too. Even a miniature one."

- "I think it'd be rather exciting to meet a pirate."
- "Think again, Miss Swann. Vile and dissolute creatures the lot of them. l intend to see to it that any man who sails under a pirate flag or wears a pirate brand gets what he deserves. A short drop and a sudden stop."
- "Lieutenant Norrington, l appreciate your fervor, but l'm, I'm concerned about the effect this subject will have upon my daughter."
- "My apologies, Governor Swann."
- "Actually, l find it all fascinating."
- "Yes. That's what concerns me."

Play clip (excerpt): Pirates of the Caribbean  (2003)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

(title card) "The following is based on actual events. Only the names, locations and events have been changed."
(narration) "There was a time, a time before cable, when the local anchorman reigned supreme, when people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man than the rest. His name was Ron Burgundy. He was like a god walking amongst mere mortals. He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo. In other words, Ron Burgundy was the balls."
- "Mmm. I look good. I mean, really good. Hey, everyone! Come and see how good I look!"
Play clip (excerpt): Anchorman (2004)

Before Sunset (2004)

- "Do you consider the book to be autobiographical?"
- "Uhm. Well, I mean, isn't everything autobiographical? I mean, we all see the world through our own tiny keyhole, right? I mean, I always think of Thomas Wolfe. You know, have you ever seen that, that little one-page 'Note to Reader' in the front of Look Homeward, Angel? Right? You know what I'm talkin' about? Anyway, he-he says that we are the sum of all the moments of our lives and that, uh anybody who sits down to write is gonna use the clay of their own life - that you can't avoid that. So when I-I look at my own life, you know, I have to admit, right, that I-I've never been around a bunch of guns or violence, you know, not really. No political intrigue or a helicopter crash, right? But my life, from my own point of view, has been full of drama, right? And uh, so I thought, if I could write a book that, that could capture what it's like to-to really meet somebody. I mean, one of the most exciting things that's ever happened to me, right, is to really meet somebody, make that connection. And if I could make that valuable, you know, to capture that, that that, that would be the attempt, or - did I answer your question?"
- "I'll try to be more specific. Was there ever a French young woman on a train you met and spent an evening with?"
- "Ah, uhm, see, to me, that, uh, I mean, that's not important, you know?"
- "So that's a yes?"

Play clip (excerpt): Before Sunset (2004)

Crash (2004)

- "It's the sense of touch."
- "What?"
- "Any real city, you walk, ya know? You brush past people. People bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We're always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much that we crash into each other just so we can feel something."
- "You guys okay?"
- "I think he hit his head."
- "You don't think that's true?"
- "Stay in your car."
- "Graham, I think we got rear-ended. I think we spun around twice. And somewhere in there, one of us lost our frame of reference. And I'm gonna go look for it."
Play clip (excerpt): Crash (2004)

Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

(guitar and singing) "I can't be held responsible For the things I say For I am just A vessel in vain And I can't be held responsible For the things I see For I am just A vessel in vain. No boat out on no ocean No name there on no hull And it's not a strain at all To remember Those that I've left behind They're all standing Right here beside me now And most of them With a smile My ideals Have got me on the run Towards my connection With everyone My ideals Have got me on the run Towards my connection With everyone My ideals Have got me on the run It's my connection With everyone Such free reign For a vessel in vain."
- "God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that."

Play clip (excerpt): Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

(voice-over) "Random thoughts for Valentine's Day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap. I ditched work today. Took a train out to Montauk. I don't know why. I'm not an impulsive person. I guess I just woke up in a funk this morning. I gotta get my car fixed."
- "Hi. Cindy? It's Joel. Joel! Listen, I don't feel very well today. No, food poisoning, I think."
(voice-over) "It's goddamn freezing on this beach. Montauk in February. Brilliant, Joel. Page is ripped out. Don't remember doing that. It appears this is my first entry in two years. Sand is overrated. It's just tiny little rocks. If only I could meet someone new. I guess my chances of that happening are somewhat diminished, seeing that I'm incapable of making eye contact with a woman I don't know. Maybe I should get back together with Naomi. She was nice. Nice is good. She loved me. Why do I fall in love with every woman I see who shows me the least bit of attention?"

Play clip (excerpt): Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

The Machinist (2004)

"Who are you?"
Play clip (excerpt): The Machinist (2004)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

- "Do it! You got him! You got him!" (bell rings)
(voice-over) "I only ever met one man I wouldn't wanna fight."
- "I can't stop that."
- "Get out of here, you useless tit."
(voice-over) "When I met him, he was already the best cut man in the business."
- "Can you stop it?"
(voice-over) "Started trainin' and managin' in the '60s, but he never lost his gift."
- "No."
- "Let me have a look at him."
- "He's fine. He's fine."
- "He ain't if you don't stop this bleeding. I'll give you one more round."
- "Second's out. Let's go."
- "What do we do? Tell me what to do."
- "You let him hit ya."
(voice-over) "Sometimes there's just nothin' you can do. Cut's too wide, too close to the bone. Maybe you got a severed vein or you just can't get the coagulant deep enough."
- "Come on!"
- "Break. Break."
(voice-over) "There are all kinds of combinations you come up against down in the different layers of meat and Frankie knew how to work every one."
- "That's it! Come on!"
- "What are you doing? Knock him out, Willie!"
(voice-over) "People love violence. They'll slow down at a car wreck to check for bodies. Same people claim to love boxing. They got no idea what it is. Boxing is about respect. Gettin' it for yourself and takin' it away from the other guy."
Play clip (excerpt): Million Dollar Baby (2004)

9 Songs (2004, UK)
"When I remember Lisa, I don't think about our clothes or her work, or where she was from, or even what she said. I think about her smell, her taste, her skin touching mine."
Domino (2005)

- "Heads, you win. Tails, you die."
(echo) "Tails, you die."
(voice-over) "My name is Domino Harvey."

(echo) "My name is Domino Harvey."
(voice-over) "I am a bounty hunter. What I say over the next several hours will determine whether or not I spend the rest of my life in prison."
(echo) "Tails, you die."

Play clip (excerpt): Domino (2005)

Hitch (2005)

["(What a) Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke]
(voice-over mostly) "Basic principles: no woman wakes up saying, 'God, I hope I don't get swept off my feet today!' Now, she might say, 'This is a really bad time for me,' or something like, 'I just need some space.' Or, my personal favorite, 'I'm really into my career right now.' You believe that? Neither does she. You know why? Because she's lying to you, that's why. You understand me? Lying! It's not a bad time for her. She doesn't need any space. And she may be into her career, but what she's really saying is, 'Uh, get away from me now,' or possibly, 'Try harder, stupid.' But which one is it? Sixty percent of all human communication is nonverbal, body language. Thirty percent is your tone. So that means that ninety percent of what you're sayin' ain't comin' out of your mouth. Of course she's gonna lie to you! She's a nice person. She doesn't want to hurt your feelings. What else she going to say? She doesn't even know you, yet. Luckily, the fact is that just like the rest of us, even a beautiful woman doesn't know what she wants until she sees it, and that's where I come in. My job is to open her eyes...Basic principles: no matter what, no matter when, no matter who, any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom."
["You Can Get It If You Really Want" by Jimmy Cliff]
Play clip (excerpt): Hitch (2005)

Lord of War (2005)

"There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other eleven?"
[Song: "For What It's Worth"]
Play clip (excerpt): Lord of War (2005)

Match Point (2005)

(voice-over) "The man who said, 'I'd rather be lucky than good,' saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn't, and you lose."
Play clip (excerpt): Match Point (2005)

Sin City (2005)

(voice-over) "She shivers in the wind like the last leaf on a dying tree. I let her hear my footsteps. She only goes stiff for a moment."
- "Care for a smoke?"
- "Sure. I'll take one. Are you as bored by that crowd as I am?"
- "I didn't come here for the party. I came here for you. I've watched you for days. You're everything a man could ever want. It's just not your face, your figure, or your voice. It's your eyes. All the things I see in your eyes."
- "What is it you see in my eyes?"
- "I see a crazy calm. You're sick of running. You're ready to face what you have to face. But you don't want to face it alone."
- "No, I don't want to face it alone."
(voice-over) "The wind rises electric. She's soft and warm and almost weightless. Her perfume is sweet promise that brings tears to my eyes. I tell her that everything will be alright. That I'll save her from whatever she's scared of and take her far, far away. I tell her... I love her. The silencer makes a whisper of the gunshot. I hold her close until she's gone. I'll never know what she's running from. I'll cash her check in the morning."

Play clip (excerpt): Sin City (2005)

V For Vendetta (2005)

(voice-over) "Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot. But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I have witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I've seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them, but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it. Ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love. And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man. A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget."
Play clip (excerpt): V For Vendetta (2005)

The Weather Man (2005)

"That was refreshing. I'm refreshed. I'm refreshing."
Play clip (excerpt): The Weather Man (2005)

Children of Men (2006)

- (Male TV reporter) "Day 1,000 of the siege of Seattle."
- (Female TV reporter) "The Muslim community demands an end to the Army's occupation of mosques."
- (Male TV reporter) "The Homeland Security bill is ratified. After eight years, British borders will remain closed. The deportation of illegal immigrants will continue. Good morning. Our lead story."
- (Female TV reporter) "The world was stunned today by the death of Diego Ricardo, the youngest person on the planet. Baby Diego was stabbed outside a bar in Buenos Aires after refusing to sign an autograph."
- (Male TV reporter) "Witnesses at the scene say that Diego spat in the face of a fan who asked for an autograph. He was killed in the ensuing brawl. The fan was later beaten to death by the angry crowd..."
Play clip (excerpt): Children of Men (2006)

The Departed (2006)

(voice-over) "I don't wanna be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me. Years ago we had the church. That was only a way of sayin' - we had each other."
- "But now, I don't know, it's a funny thing. It put hate in your heart."
(voice-over) "The Knights of Columbus were real head-breakers; true guineas. They took over their piece of the city. Twenty years after an Irishman couldn't get a f--kin' job, we had the presidency. May he rest in peace. That's what the niggas don't realize. If I got one thing against the black chappies, it's this - no one gives it to ya. Ya have to take it."

Play clip (excerpt): The Departed (2006)

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

["Suddenly I See" by KT Tunstall]
- "Good luck."
- "Hi, uh, I have an appointment with Emily Charlton?"
- "Andrea Sachs?"
- "Yes."
- "Great. Human resources certainly has an odd sense of humor. Hah. Follow me. Okay, so I was Miranda's second assistant, but her first assistant recently got promoted, and so now I'm the first."
- "Oh, and you're replacing yourself."
- "Well, I am trying. Miranda sacked the last two girls after only a few weeks. We need to find someone who can survive here. Do you understand?"
- "Yeah. Of course. Who's Miranda?"
- "Oh, my God. I will pretend you did not just ask me that. She's the editor in chief of Runway, not to mention a legend. You work a year for her, and you can get a job at any magazine you want. A million girls would kill for this job."
- "It sounds like a great opportunity. I'd love to be considered."
- (giggles) "Andrea, Runway is a fashion magazine so an interest in fashion is crucial."
- "What makes you think I'm not interested in fashion?"

Play clip (excerpt): The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

(voice-over) "You look at that river gently flowing by. You notice the leaves rustling with the wind. You hear the birds; you hear the tree frogs. In the distance you hear a cow. You feel the grass. The mud gives a little bit on the river bank. It's quiet; it's peaceful. And all of a sudden, it's a gear shift inside ya. And it's like takin' a deep breath and goin': 'Oh yeah, I forgot about this'."
- "This is the first picture of the Earth from space that any of us ever saw. It was taken on Christmas Eve 1968 during the Apollo 8 Mission."
- "... within relatively comfortable boundaries. But we are filling up that thin shell of atmosphere with pollution."
- "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Al Gore."
- "I am Al Gore. I used to be the next president of the United States of America. I don't find that particularly funny. I've been trying to tell this story for a long time, and I feel as if I've failed to get the message across. I was in politics for a long time and I'm proud of my service."
Play clip (excerpt): An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

Inside Man (2006)

"My name is Dalton Russell. Pay strict attention to what I say because I choose my words carefully and I never repeat myself. I've told you my name: that's the 'who.' The 'where' could most readily be described as a prison cell, but there's a vast difference between being stuck in a tiny cell and being in prison. The 'what' is easy. Recently, I planned and set in motion events to execute the perfect bank robbery. That's also the 'when.' As for the 'why,' beyond the obvious financial motivation, it's exceedingly simple. Because I can. Which leaves us only with the 'how.' And therein, as the Bard would tell us, lies the rub."
Play clip (excerpt): Inside Man (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

(videotape pageant announcer, voice-over) - "The winner of a $30,000 dollar scholarship is Miss Louisiana, Erika Schwarz. And the new Miss America is Miss Kansas, Tara Dawn Holland!" (tape rewinds) "scholarship is Miss Louisiana, Erika Schwarz. And the new Miss America is Miss Kansas, Tara Dawn Holland!"
- "There are two kinds of people in this world - winners and losers. Inside each and every one of you at the very core of your being, is a winner waiting to be awakened and unleashed upon the world. With my nine-step 'Refuse to Lose' program, you now have the necessary tools and the insights and the know-how to put your losing habits behind you and to go out and make your dreams come true. No hesitating, no complaining, and no excuses. I want you to go out in the world and I want you to be winners! Thank you."
Play clip (excerpt): Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Notes on a Scandal (2006)

(voice-over) "People have always trusted me with their secrets. But who do I trust with mine? You, only you. The first day of a new term. Here come the local pubescent proles, the future plumbers and shop assistants, and doubtless the odd terrorist too. In the old days, we confiscated cigarettes and wank mags. Now it's knives and crack cocaine. And they call it progress."
Play clip (excerpt): Notes on a Scandal (2006)

The Prestige (2006)

(voice-over) "Are you watching closely?"
(voice-over) "Every magic trick consists of three parts, or acts. The first part is called 'the pledge.' The magician shows you something ordinary. A deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it, to see that it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But, of course, it probably isn't."
- "Where do you think you're goin'? I'm part of the bloody act, you fool."
(voice-over) "The second act is called 'the turn.' The magician takes the ordinary something and makes it do something extraordinary. Now, you're lookin' for the secret, but you won't find it, because, of course, you're not really looking. You don't really want to know. [You don't really want to work it out.] You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet, because making something disappear isn't enough. You have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act. The hardest part. The part we call 'the prestige.'"
Play clip (excerpt): The Prestige (2006)

Bee Movie (2007)

(voice-over) (title card) "According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible."
Play clip (excerpt): The Bee Movie (2007)

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

(title card) "1585 Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Philip of Spain, a devout Catholic, has plunged Europe into holy war. Only England stands against him, ruled by a Protestant Queen."
(subtitled, spoken in Spanish) "Come my daughter. Isabella. God has spoken to me. The time for our great enterprise has come. England is enslaved to the devil. We must set her free."
Play clip (excerpt): Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

(voice-over) "I always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your family. People here take pride in these things, like it was somethin' they'd accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those. I lived on this block my whole life; most of these people have. When your job is to find people who are missin', it helps to know where they started. I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through. This city can be hard. When I was young, I asked my priest how you could get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God said to his children: 'You are sheep among wolves. Be wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves.'"
Play clip (excerpt): Gone Baby Gone (2007)

No Country For Old Men (2007)

(voice-over) "I was Sheriff of this county when I was twenty-five years old. Hard to believe. My grandfather was a lawman. Father, too. Me and him was Sheriffs at the same time, him up in Plano and me out here. I think he was pretty proud of that. I know I was. Some of the old-time Sheriffs never even wore a gun. A lot of folks find that hard to believe. Jim Scarborough never carried one. That's the younger Jim. Gaston Boykins wouldn't wear one up in Comanche County. Now I always liked to hear about the old-timers. Never missed a chance to do so. You can't help but compare yourself against the old-timers. Can't help but wonder how they would've operated these times. There is this boy I sent to the electric chair in Huntsville here awhile back. My arrest and my testimony. He kilt a fourteen-year-old girl. Papers said it was a crime of passion but he told me there wasn't any passion to it. Told me that he'd been plannin' to kill somebody for about as long as he could remember. Said if they turned him out he'd do it again. Said he knew he was goin' to hell. Be there in about fifteen minutes. I don't know what to make of that. I surely don't. The crime you see now, it's hard to even take its measure. It's not that I'm afraid of it. I always knew you had to be willin' to die to even do this job. But, I don't want to push my chips forward and go out and meet somethin' I don't understand. A man would have to put his soul at hazard. He'd have to say, okay. I'll be part of this world."
Play clip (excerpt): No Country For Old Men (2007)

Stardust (2007)

(voice-over) "A philosopher once asked, 'Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human?' Pointless, really. 'Do the stars gaze back?' Now, that's a question. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Our story really begins here, 150 years ago at the Royal Academy of Science in London, England, where a letter arrived, containing a very strange inquiry. It had come from a country boy and the scientist who read it thought it might be a practical joke of some kind. But he duly wrote a reply politely explaining that the query was nonsense. And posted it to the boy who lived in a village called Wall, so named, the boy had said, for the wall that ran alongside it. A wall that, according to local folklore, hid an extraordinary secret."
Play clip (excerpt): Stardust (2007)

There Will Be Blood (2007)

(title card) 1898
- "No! There she is. There she is. There she is."
(title card) 1902
"Ladies and gentlemen. I've traveled over half our state to be here tonight. I couldn't get away sooner because my new well was coming in at Coyote Hills and I had to see about it. That well is now flowing at two thousand barrels and it's paying me an income of five thousand dollars a week. I have two others drilling and I have sixteen producing at Antelope. So, ladies and gentlemen, if I say I'm an oil man, you will agree. Now, you have a great chance here, but bear in mind you can lose it all if you're not careful. Out of all men that beg for a chance to drill your lots, maybe one in twenty will be oilmen. The rest will be speculators - that's men trying to get between you and the oilmen to get some of the money that ought by rights come to you. Even if you find one that has money and means to drill, he'll maybe know nothing about drilling and he'll have to hire the job out on contract, and then you're depending on a contractor who'll rush the job through so he can get another contract just as quick as he can. This is the way that this works."

Play clip (excerpt): There Will Be Blood (2007)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

(announcer) "...and I'll tell you what. The storm system's still moving west."
- "What are you lookin' at, Caroline?"
- "The wind, Mom. They say the hurricane is comin'."
- "Oh, I'm on a boat, I'm driftin'."
- "Can I do anything for you, Mom?...Make anything easier?"
- "Oh, sugar. There's nothing left to do. Is what it is. I'm finding it harder to keep my eyes open. My mouth's full of cotton."
- "There, there, Miss Daisy. You gonna scratch yourself to ribbons."
- "Do you want any more medication, Mother? Doctor says you can have as much as you want. No need for anybody to suffer. A, uh, a friend told me that she never had the chance to say goodbye to her mother. I wanted to..."
- "Tell me."
- "I wanted to tell you how much I'm gonna miss you. Mom."
- "Oh, Caroline."
- "Are you afraid?"
- "I'm curious. What comes next..."

Play clip (excerpt): The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

The Dark Knight (2008)

- "Three of a kind, let's do this!"
- "That's it? Three guys?"
- "Two guys on the roof. Every guy gets a share. Five shares is plenty."
- "Six shares. Don't forget the guy who planned the job."
- "He thinks he can sit it out and still take a slice? I know why they call him 'The Joker'."
- "So why do they call him 'The Joker'?"
- "I heard he wears makeup."
- "Makeup?"
- "Yeah, to scare people. You know, war paint."
Play clip (excerpt): The Dark Knight (2008)

The Duchess (2008)

- "Lord Thomas."
- "Lord Henry."
- "Lord Ambrose."
- "Lord Robert."
- "Lord Walter."
- "You'd better not let me down, Charles Grey. I've got 20 guineas riding on you."
- "Only 20? I'd double that if I were you."
- "Come on, ladies. (Althorp Estate, England April 1774) Gentlemen, twice around the course, on my count. Three, two, one!" (cheering from the sidelines)

Play clip (excerpt): The Duchess (2008)

The House Bunny (2008)

(voice-over) "It all started 27 years ago. That's an orphanage. That's me in the basket. I guess somebody didn't want me. I hear they did want the basket back, though. But it was fine in the orphanage. That's me in the third row. I wasn't very popular. Of course, everybody wanted to be adopted. Luckily, lots of families came. And everybody got to go live with a family. Oh, except me. But I tried not to give up hope. Then, one day, something magical happened, just like out of a fairy tale. Do you remember the one where the wolf huffed and puffed and blew the piggies' house down? And he was wearing a glass slipper, I think, and he had a pumpkin? Plus there was that other thing? Well, the same thing happened to me only vastly different. I changed. And the next thing you knew, people seemed to like me for once. And then pictures were taken, and suddenly I found the family I always wanted. Oh, I forgot to tell you, my name is Shelley. Now I live in the Playboy Mansion. And this is where I want to live happily ever after."
Play clip (excerpt): The House Bunny (2008)

In Bruges (2008)

(voice-over) "After I killed them, I dropped the gun in the Thames, washed the residue off me hands in the bathroom of a Burger King, and walked home to await instructions. Shortly thereafter the instructions came through. 'Get the f--k out of London, youse dumb f--ks. Get to Bruges.' I didn't even know where Bruges f--kin' was. It's in Belgium."
Play clip (excerpt): In Bruges (2008)

Milk (2008)

(dictating) "This is Harvey Milk speaking on Friday, November 18th. This is only to be played in the event of my death by assassination. During one of my early campaigns, I began to open speeches with a line and it became kind of a signature."
- "'My name is Harvey Milk, and I want to recruit you.'" (cheering)
(dictating) "If I was speaking to a slightly hostile audience or a mostly straight one, I might break the tension with a joke."
- "Now, I know. I know I'm not what you expected, but I left my high heels at home." (laughing)
(dictating, some voice-over) "I fully realize that, uhm, a person who stands for what I stand for, an activist, a gay activist, makes himself a target for someone who is insecure, terrified, afraid and disturbed themselves. It's a very real possibility you see, because in San Francisco, we have broken a dam of major prejudice in this country."
(walkie-talkie transmission) - "Room 200. I'm in the mayor's office."
(walkie-talkie transmission) - "One moment, we are trying to ascertain what is happening."
- "As President of the Board of Supervisors, it's my duty to make this announcement. Both Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have been shot and killed."
(dictating) "I wish I had time to explain all the things that I did. Almost everything was done with an eye on the gay movement."
Play clip (excerpt): Milk (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

- "Anne. Mary. Wait. Wait for me."
- "I received a request for marriage today for Anne, from the Carey family. William, their eldest son."
- "Oh, that's wonderful."
- "I turned it down. Offered them Mary instead. Everyone improves the standing of their family with their daughters. I think Anne can do a lot better than a merchant's son."
- "And Mary can't? I think you underestimate her."
- "Oh no, that's not true. I think she's the kinder of the two, quite possibly the fairer. To get ahead in this world, you need more than fair looks and a kind heart."
- "I beat you, I beat you!"
- "Hey!"
- "Well done, Anne. Well done, children."

Play clip (excerpt): The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)

RocknRolla (2008)

"People ask the question: what's a RocknRolla? And I tell 'em - it's not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, others the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a RocknRolla, oh, he's different. Why? Because a real RocknRolla wants the f--king lot."
Play clip (excerpt): RocknRolla (2008)

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

(title card) Mumbai, 2006 Jamal Malik is one question away from winning 20 million rupees. How did he do it? A: He cheated B: He's lucky C: He's a genius D: It is written
- "Name!"
- "Good evening! (Hindi) Welcome to 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'!"
- "Are you ready?"
- "Huh."
- "Please give a big round of applause..."
- "Good luck, kid."
- "... to the very first contestant of the night Jamal Malik, from our very own amchi Mumbai!"
- "Challo, let's play."
- "Smile, you'll be fine."
- "Name. Motherchud. Name!"
- "Jamal Malik."
- "You have a name. Good. Stop crying."
- "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Ah, so, Jamal... tell me something about yourself."
- "I work in a call-center, in Juhu."
- "Good. A phone basher.."
- "And what type of call-center should that be?"
- "XL 5 mobile phones."
- "Oh, so you are the one who calls me up every single day of my life with special offers, huh?"
- "No. Actually I am an assistant."
- "An assistant phone basher? And what does a assistant phone basher do exactly?"
- "I get tea for people and..."
- "Chai walah. A chai walah. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Jamal Malik... Garma Garam Chai Dene Walah from Mumbai, let's play 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'!"

Play clip (excerpt): Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

27 Dresses (2008)

(voice-over) "Mozart found his calling at age five composing his first minuet. Picasso discovered his talent for painting when he was nine...Tiger Woods swung his first club well before his second birthday. Me? I was eight when I discovered my purpose in life. I was at the St. Thomas Church next to the Hyatt Regency in Weehawken, New Jersey. It was my cousin Lisa's wedding... It was our first big family event since Mom died and Dad was not in great shape...And that was the moment. That's when I fell in love with weddings. I knew that I had helped someone on the most important day of their life. And I couldn't wait for my own special day..."
Play clip (excerpt): 27 Dresses (2008)

Twilight (2008)

(voice-over) "I'd never given much thought to how I would die. But dying in the place of someone I love seems like a good way to go. So I can't bring myself to regret the decision to leave home. I would miss Phoenix. I'd miss the heat. I would miss my loving, erratic, hare-brained mother. And her new husband...But they want to go on the road, so I'm gonna spend some time with my dad, and this will be a good thing. I think. In the state of Washington, under a near constant cover of clouds and rain, there's a small town named Forks. Population, 3,120 people. This is where I'm moving. My dad's Charlie. He's the chief of police...."
Play clip (excerpt): Twilight (2008)

Avatar (2009)

(narrating) "When I was lying in the V.A. hospital with a big hole blown through the middle of my life, I started having these dreams of flying. I was free. Sooner or later, though, you always have to wake up. They can fix a spinal, if you got the money, but not on vet benefits, not in this economy. A VA check and twelve bucks will get ya a cup of coffee. I'm what they call wait-listed."
Play clip (excerpt): Avatar (2009)

The Hangover (2009)

(three phone machine recordings)
- "Hey, you've reached Doug. Sorry I missed your call. Please leave a name and number and I'll get back to you."
- "Hi, you've reached Dr. Stuart Price with Divine Dentistry. Please leave a message after..."
- "Hey, this is Phil. Leave me a message or don't. Do me a favor, don't text me. It's gay."
- "Anything?"
Play clip (excerpt): The Hangover (2009)

He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

(voice-over) "A girl will never forget the first boy she likes. Even if things don't quite work out."
- "Why did you do that?"
- "Because you smell like dog poo. You're so stupid, just like dog poo. You're made out of poo!"
(voice-over) "But usually someone is there to offer words of wisdom."
- "Made of dog poo."
- "Honey. Do you know why that little boy did those things and said those things? It's because he likes you."
(voice-over) "And there it is. That's the beginning of our problem."
- "That little boy is doing those terrible things because he's got a crush on you."
(voice-over) "Do you know what this means? We're all encouraged, no, programmed to believe that if a guy acts like a total jerk, that means he likes you."
Play clip (excerpt): He's Just Not That Into You (2009)

The Hurt Locker (2009)

(title card) "The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug" - Chris Hedges
- "Go, go!"
- "Approaching."
- "I think we have touchdown."
- "LittIe to the right."
- "Going to the right. Oh, heIIo, mamma."
- "Now, push it in."
- "I can't."
- "What do you mean you can't? Pretend it's your dick, man."
- "How about I pretend it's your dick?"
- "You'II never get in if you did that. Here, let me have a shot."
- "No, give me a second."
- "No, come on. Time's up. It's my dick, man."
- "Go, f--ker."
- "Got that."
- "Yeah."
- "Here we go."
- "Oh, Iook at that."
- "Nice one-five-five, huh?"
- "Yeah, that's gonna do some f--kin' damage."
- "Hey, EIdridge, Iooks Iike we're gonna need a charge."
- "Oh, I got that. Figured four bIocks. That'II give us about 20 pounds of bang totaI."
- "That bIast is gonna roll straight out there. The sheII wiII probabIy kick out there, and most of the shrapneI is gonna shoot straight up in a beautifuI umbreIIa pattern."
- "Yep."
- "We're gonna get some smaIIer pieces and sheII fragments this way, but we'II be okay if we're behind the Humvee. You bring the bot back, we'II Ioad up."
- "No probIem."

Play clip (excerpt): The Hurt Locker (2009)

Moon (2009)

(voice-over) "There was a time when energy was a dirty word. When turning on your lights was a hard choice. Cities in brownout. Food shortages. Cars burning fuel to run. But that was the past. Where are we now? How do we make the world so much better? Make deserts bloom? Right now, we're the largest producer of fusion energy in the world. The energy of the sun, trapped in rock, harvested by machine from the far side of the moon. Today, we deliver enough clean-burning helium-3 to supply the energy needs of nearly 70% of the planet. Who'd have thought? All the energy we ever needed, right above our heads. The power of the moon. The power of our future."
Play clip (excerpt): Moon (2009)

9 (2009)

(voice-over) "We had such potential, such promise. But we squandered our gifts, our intelligence. Our blind pursuit of technology only sped us quicker to our doom. Our world is ending. But life must go on."
Play clip (excerpt): 9 (2009)

Zombieland (2009)

(voice-over) "Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here...No, my friends. This is now the United States of Zombieland. It's amazing how quickly things can go from bad to total s--t storm. And why am I alive when everyone around me has turned to meat? It's because of my list of rules. Rule Number One for surviving Zombieland: Cardio. When the virus struck, for obvious reasons, the first ones to go were the fatties. Poor fat bastard. But as the infection spread and the chaos grew, it wasn't enough to just be fast on your feet. You had to get a gun and learn how to use it. Which leads me to my Second Rule: The Double Tap. In those moments when you're not sure the undead are really 'dead' dead, don't get all stingy with your bullets. I mean, one more clean shot to the head and this lady could have avoided becoming a human Happy Meal. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Wasn't long before the zombies began to get clever. When you're at your most vulnerable, somehow they could just smell it...Don't let them catch you with your pants down. Rule Number Three: Beware of bathrooms. As zombies began to outnumber humans, well, that's when you had to cut all emotional ties. If the girls in your neighborhood are now f--ked-up little monsters, well, maybe it's time to stop driving carpool. You had to focus on your own survival, which leads to Rule Number Four. Pretty basic. Fasten your seat belts. It's gonna be a bumpy ride."
Play clip (excerpt): Zombieland (2009)

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