Chicago (2002)

 Rated R for 3 or 4 filthy words coming out of our face-holes.

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49 episodes into the Next 100 Project and now we tackle a racy, lurid and ultra-fun Oscar-winner. T’was a controversial choice for Best Picture in 2002, but the flick has some tremendous song-and-dance numbers and some excellent performances. ZellwegerZeta-Jones are dynamite, while Gere offsets those bad girls with loads of panache. Caffeine up your blood with some Sparkplug Coffee, then hunker down with this deliciously mean musical from 15 years ago!

 

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2002 U.S. Box Office

2002 in film

2002 Oscar winners and nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Best Picture, CZJ and Bill Condon’s speech after winning for Gods And Monsters in 1998

Links to: Roxie Hart and Singin’ In The Rain and All That Jazz and Moulin Rouge and The Pianist and La La Land and O.J. Made In America

YouTube links: All That Jazz and Cell Block Tango and When You’re Good To Mama and We Both Reached For The Gun

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Spirited Away

February 13th on the Next 100 Project: L.A. Confidential