Quips & Quotes: December 29 2012

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“The work of the sombre Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr, whose grinding tale of apocalyptic poverty The Turin Horse ran to a mere 155 minutes, feels nippy by comparison.”
– Robbie Collins reviewing The Hobbit for the Daily Telegraph.

“The autocorrect on my phone just changed “Christmas” to “Pagan Winter Festival.”
– Conan O’Brien on Twitter.

“I am not speaking on behalf of any organised political party, or the Labour Party.”
– former deputy prime minister Michael Cullen as quoted in the NZ Herald.

“[Do] you know what really annoys me? I’d like to be able to go on holiday and not have to hold my belly in for two whole weeks [in case of paparazzi]. I saw some guy on the beach the other week, playing in the sand, belly hanging out over his shorts, and I was so envious.”
– Sir Paul McCartney interviewed by Caitlin Moran, from her book Moranthology.

“No human being, and probably not even many dogs or cats, could be exposed to illiteracy like this and survive.”
– The reviews for Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton biopic Liz and Dick, starring Lindsay Lohan and New Zealander Grant Bowler, are terrible, and this from the Miami Herald isn’t even the worst.

“[An] epic of stunningly cynical and pathetic miscasting, a TV-movie so laughably inept it doesn’t deserve to be on a firstname basis with anything resembling humanity.”
– See what we mean? This one’s from the US edition of TV Guide.

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