I don’t mind admitting Chicago is an amazing musical that holds up just as well today as it did 10 years ago and still deserving of its 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture. The performances, both in acting and singing, from Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere are astounding not to mention Queen Latifah and John C. Reilly also turn in wonderful performances.
Internal Affairs is a bit of a forgotten crime-drama overshadowed a few years later by Heat and even only 3 years earlier with The Untouchables. Even so, Richard Gere turns in an incredible performance and playing opposite, Andy Garcia is also top notch. I don’t think it’s a perfect movie and I think it had potential to be better, but director Mike Figgis has a good eye and at least makes an above average genre film.
I hated Movie 43. I didn’t find the jokes particularly funny – and mind you, I don’t mind crude/rude humor – nor was it very controversial. Instead this looked more like a college film project with a higher budget and one which was made for insiders rather than a larger audience. Interestingly enough, at the premiere, Seann William Scott apparently was the biggest name of the cast to show up which says a lot when the others, even in their small roles, didn’t even bother attending.
The Hoax is a well made docu-drama/comedy with strong performances from Richard Gere and Alfred Molina. The story is interesting and mostly unknown making for a gripping drama on the whole. The Blu-ray release has some OK features, the audio was average but the video transfer was surprisingly excellent especially considering it is a budget title.
The Double doesn’t quite capitalize on an interesting concept thanks in part to a “twist” that not only is revealed in the trailer but early on in the film itself. Despite that, I still feel the film is at least watchable due to Richard Gere and Topher Grace. The Blu-ray offers up solid video and audio transfers but falters in the features department, although the commentary is pretty good.
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has been kind enough to provide a copy of Brooklyn’s Finest crime-drama starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes on Blu-ray and now here’s your chance to win it! No trivia questions to answer. No pop quiz (hot shot). All you have to do is e-mail the address below and wa-la, that’s it! Of course, please read the instructions below because if you do not follow it, your entry will be tossed (since I’m making this so easy for you *wink*)…
1. Full Name
2. Home Address (within the United States only)
3. E-mail Address (even if it’s with the one you are sending this entry with, so make sure it is valid as it will be used for notification)
4. In the Subject, Type “Brooklyn’s Finest Blu-ray Contest”
5. Send Entry to: email@example.com (if link does not work, please copy and paste the address)
Contest will end on July 31st, 2010 and the winner will be e-mailed.
That’s it! Good luck to everyone!