Friday, December 4, 2009

Brooklyn's Finest Movie Trailer Released!

Cop movies usually come in a set flavour. You've got your grizzled veteran a week away from retiring. Your otherwise honorable plod who has to go crooked to provide for his family. And the undercover type who gets in a little too deep. But with Brooklyn's Finest, you get them all blended together like a street-flavoured policeshake!

The trailer for Antoine Fuqua's latest is now online at Apple and does indeed feature every one of the archetypes listed above. Richard Gere's the burned-out lifetimer counting the minutes until he can start fishing, Ethan Hawke's the man trying to keep his big family happy and Don Cheadle is the cop whose loyalties are shifting from his comrades to former prison buddy/drug kingpin Wesley Snipes.

The three officers all find themselves caught up with the NYPD's attempt to clean up a notorious housing project and, over seven days, are all tested in various dangerous ways.

Fuqua made his name with Training Day, so he knows how to make a solid cop drama - and it's hard to argue with that cast. Just don't blame us if you suffer from gritty crime overload...
James White

Martin Lawrence To Be Honored At Foster Youth Gala

We just discovered that Martin Lawrence will be honored today at the Beverly Hills Hotel headlining the CARRY’s 2009 Annual Fundraising gala to benefit Foster Youth throughout the city of Los Angeles. We also discovered that The Temptations,
featuring Dennis Edwards are also performing.

Actress Jennifer Lewis is set to serve as Master of Ceremonies. The night’s special guest honoree presentation will be presented to Lawrence, best known for his hit television series, MARTIN, Hosting The original Def Comedy Jam series, and his many hit films including the Bad Boys Franchise and the Big Momma's House franchise..

CARRY, the Coalition For At-Risk Youth, is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of foster care youth. Founded by renowned dermatologist, Dr. Pearl Grimes, CARRY has achieved some significant successes since its creation in 2005. CARRY established a special grant of $90,000 awarded to A Place Called Home, an award-winning Los Angeles after-school program for at risk children.

In case you want to attend, tickets are $285 each, and may be purchased by calling (323) 302-0412 or by visiting the CARRY website at

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