Roxie Hart is a married chorus girl with hopes of being a headliner in Vaudeville. Velma Kelly is a former headliner. What do these two have in common? They both are murderesses. Roxie killed her lover when he walked out on her, and Velma killed her husband and sister, who were having an affair. Chicago's newspapers love the nitty-gritty and Velma is at the top of the headlines. But then Roxie comes along and Velma is old news. They find themselves competing for not only the press' attention, but also the focus of their shared lawyer, the suave Billy Flynn. Add to the mix a sob sister, Roxie's hapless husband Amos, and a warm prison matron who watches out for her girls (if there's something in it for her), and you have Chicago.
Zellweger and Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah received nominations for their performances in the film. Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah were nominated for their supporting roles, Zeta-Jones took home the Oscar that year. Zellweger, who was nominated for her lead performance in the film, has been nominated three times, and won in 2003 for her supporting role in Cold Mountain.
Gere, Queen Latifah, Zellweger and Zeta-Jones join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including Mark Wahlberg, Ted, and Marvel's The Avengers cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; special guests Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe; and performers Adele, Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand.Read More
Disney has some big plans for 2007.
Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment (BVWHE) President Bob Chapek today announced BVWHE's first wave of Blu-ray Disc® releases for 2007. These 50GB, dual-layer titles include Casanova, Chicago, The Guardian and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and will be in stores on January 23, 2007. Most Blu-ray titles from BVWHE will be available for $34.99 SRP.Read More
The 75th annual Academy Awards have been handed out. In my perosnal delight, I love the fact that Michael Moore took home an Oscar for Bowling For Columbine and got a chance to express his digust for the war.
Another delight was the win by Eminem for the great song he wrote for 8 Mile, in which he starred.Read More