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The Hoax, a review by KinkyCyborg




Title:The Hoax
Year: 2006
Director: Lasse Hallström
Rating: R
Length: 116 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Russian: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Commentary

Stars:
David Aaron Baker
John Carter
Judi Barton
Raul Julia Jr.
James Biberi

Plot:
Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere* (Shall We Dance?, Chicago) leads a stellar cast in The Hoax, the thrilling and unbelievably true story of the man who almost pulled off the biggest literary con of the 20th century. When the charismatic Clifford Irving (Gere) convinces a major publishing house that Howard Hughes, the bigger-than-life billionaire recluse, has asked Irving to pen his authorized autobiography, Irving must concoct an elaborate scheme to prove his fake manuscript is real. Inspired by Irving's tell-all book The Hoax, and directed by Lasse Hallström (Chocolat), this tensely comedic story of deception, international intrigue, powerful corporate empires and beautiful women is a wild ride down the slippery slope of a lie run amuck.

*Best Actor In A Motiom Picture – Musical Or Comedy, Chicago, 2002.

Extras:
Scene Access
Audio Commentary
Feature Trailers
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Closed Captioned

My Thoughts:

True story of Clifford Irving who conned his way into a $1 million dollar book deal for his collaboration with Howard Hughes on his autobiography which of course was all bullshit.

Richard Gere plays the silver-tongued Irving and did a great job. Great performances from Alfred Molina and Marcia Gay Harden as well. The back and forth shenanigans between Irving and the publishers who doubt his credibility due to his checkered past is fun to watch. Speculation is that these events led to Richard Nixon's 'Hughes" paranoia which eventually resulted in Watergate.

I love movies with historical significance.  ;)

KC

Rating:

(From KinkyCyborg's Random Reviews 2010 on August 12th, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Forrest Gump, a review by Tom




Title: Forrest Gump
Year: 1994
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Rating: FSK-12
Length: 136 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35
Audio: English: Dolby Digital 5.1, German: Dolby Digital 5.1, Czech: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Commentary: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Subtitles: Commentary, Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish

Stars:
Tom Hanks
Rebecca Williams
Sally Field
Michael Conner Humphreys
Harold Herthum

Plot:
Forrest Gump is the movie triumph that became a phenomenon. Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation. The winner of six Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director (Robert Zemeckis) and Best Actor (Tom Hanks).

Awards:
Academy Award1994WonBest ActorTom Hanks
Academy Award1994NominatedBest Art DirectionRick Carter (Art Direction); Nancy Haigh (Set Decoration)
Academy Award1994NominatedBest CinematographyDon Burgess
Academy Award1994WonBest DirectorRobert Zemeckis
Academy Award1994WonBest Film EditingArthur Schmidt
Academy Award1994NominatedBest MakeupDaniel C. Striepeke, Hallie D'Amore, Judith A. Cory
Academy Award1994NominatedBest Music, Original ScoreAlan Silvestri
Academy Award1994WonBest PictureWendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey (Producers)
Academy Award1994NominatedBest SoundRandy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis Sands, William B. Kaplan
Academy Award1994NominatedBest Sound Effects EditingGloria S. Borders, Randy Thom
Academy Award1994NominatedBest Supporting ActorGary Sinise
Academy Award1994WonBest Visual EffectsKen Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, Allen Hall
Academy Award1994WonBest Writing, Adapted ScreenplayEric Roth
AFI1994Won100 Years... 100 Cheers (2006)
AFI1994Nominated100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
AFI1994Won100 Years... 100 Movies (1998)
AFI1994Won100 Years... 100 Movies (2007)
AFI1994Nominated100 Years... 100 Passions (2002)
AFI1994Won100 Years... 100 Quotes (2005)"Quote": Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
AFI1994Nominated100 Years... 25 Scores (2005)"Composer": Alan Silvestri
Amanda-prisen1995WonBeste utenlandske spillefilmRobert Zemeckis
American Cinema Editors Awards1995WonBest Edited Feature FilmArthur Schmidt
American Society of Cinematographers Awards1995NominatedOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical ReleasesDon Burgess
BAFTA1994WonAchievement In Special EffectsKen Ralston, George Murphy, Stephen Rosenbaum, Allen Hall, Doug Chaing
BAFTA1994NominatedActor In A Leading RoleTom Hanks
BAFTA1994NominatedActress In A Supporting RoleSally Field
BAFTA1994NominatedAdapted ScreenplayEric Roth
BAFTA1994NominatedCinematographyDon Burgess
BAFTA1994NominatedEditingArthur Schmidt
BAFTA1994NominatedFilmWendy Finerman, Steve Tisch, Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis
BAFTA1994NominatedThe David Lean Award For Achievement In DirectionRobert Zemeckis
BMI Film & TV Music Awards1995WonBMI Film Music AwardAlan Silvestri
Casting Society of America Awards1995NominatedBest Casting for Feature Film – DramaEllen Lewis
Cinema Audio Society Awards1995WonOutstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature FilmRandy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis S. Sands, William B. Kaplan
Directors Guild of America1995WonOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesRobert Zemeckis, Charles Newirth, Bruce Moriarty, Cherylanne Martin, Dana J. Kuznetzkoff
Golden Globe1994WonActor in a Leading Role - DramaTom Hanks
Golden Globe1994NominatedActor in a Supporting RoleGary Sinise
Golden Globe1994NominatedActress in a Supporting RoleRobin Wright Penn
Golden Globe1994WonDirectorRobert Zemeckis
Golden Globe1994NominatedOriginal ScoreAlan Silvestri
Golden Globe1994WonPicture - DramaWendy Finerman, Steve Starkey, Steve Tisch
Golden Globe1994NominatedScreenplayEric Roth
MTV Movie Awards1995NominatedBest Male PerformanceTom Hanks
MTV Movie Awards1995NominatedBest Movie
National Board of Review Awards, USA1994WonBest ActorTom Hanks
National Board of Review Awards, USA1994WonBest Film
National Board of Review Awards, USA1994WonBest Supporting ActorGary Sinise
Saturn1994NominatedBest ActorTom Hanks
Saturn1994NominatedBest DirectorRobert Zemeckis
Saturn1994WonBest Fantasy Film
Saturn1994NominatedBest MusicAlan Silvestri
Saturn1994NominatedBest Special EffectsKen Ralston, ILM
Saturn1994WonBest Supporting ActorGary Sinise
Saturn1994NominatedBest Supporting ActressRobin Wright Penn
Saturn1994NominatedBest WritingEric Roth
Screen Actors Guild Award1994NominatedBest Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleRobin Wright Penn
Screen Actors Guild Award1994NominatedBest Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleSally Field
Screen Actors Guild Award1994WonBest Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleTom Hanks
Screen Actors Guild Award1994NominatedBest Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleGary Sinise
Screen Actors Guild Award1995NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleRobin Wright Penn
Screen Actors Guild Award1995NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleSally Field
Screen Actors Guild Award1995WonOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleTom Hanks
Screen Actors Guild Award1995NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleGary Sinise
Writers Guild of America Awards1995WonBest Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or PublishedEric Roth
Young Artist Awards1995NominatedBest Performance by a Young Actor Co-Starring in a Motion PictureMichael Conner Humphreys
Young Artist Awards1995WonBest Performance by an Actor Under Ten in a Motion PictureHaley Joel Osment
Young Artist Awards1995WonBest Performance by an Actress Under Ten in a Motion PictureHanna Hall


Extras:
Commentary
Deleted Scenes
Featurettes
Photo Gallery
Scene Access
Screen Tests
Trailers

My Thoughts:
I always liked this movie. I haven't seen it for years, but I had the urge to watch it now, after I recently watched "My Name Is Khan" at the cinema, which reminded me a little of Forrest Gump.
The time flies by with this film and it never gets boring.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Reviews on June 20th, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Tom's TV Pilots marathon, a review by Tom


     She, the Ultimate Weapon (2002/Japan)
IMDb | Wikipedia

(United Kingdom)
Length:435 min.
Video:Widescreen 1.78
Audio:English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1, Japanese: DTS 5.1
Subtitles:English


Plot:
SHE, the Ultimate Weapon is the story of Shuji and Chise, a couple of typical high school students living in a Hokkaido City, Japan at a time of war. As with most first romances, the pair must deal with peer group pressure, gossip, intense emotions, feelings of ambivalence and the fact that Chise is a secret military weapon capable of levelling a medium-sized city!

Created by Studio Gonzo (Burst Angel, Full Metal Panic, Hellsing and Trinity Blood) She The Ultimate Weapon Box Set gathers together for the first time all 13 episodes of the TV series and the "Another Love Song" feature length OVA in one beautiful deluxe art box.


Saishuu Heiki Kanojo
1.01 We Fall in Love

The premise is good. I also enjoyed the episodes I have seen so far, but for some reason I never finished watching this series. But I definitely will some day.

Rating:

(From Tom's TV Pilots marathon on July 2nd, 2012)