Isn’t it about time for another contest around here? It sure is! Thanks to the generosity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, we have two copies of ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ on Blu-ray to give away to our readers. How do you win? Read on to find out.
For this contest, two lucky winners will each receive one Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack copy of ‘The Adjustment Bureau‘ starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. Here’s the studio boilerplate:
A rising politician finds himself caught up in a pulse-pounding, mind-bending conspiracy in The Adjustment Bureau, the acclaimed film coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on June 21, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Matt Damon (the Bourne series, True Grit) and Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Wolfman) are the star-crossed lovers chased by mysterious forces that threaten to destroy their futures unless they abandon one another. Deleted and extended scenes, filmmaker commentary and exclusive bonus features offer behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the film. Plus, for a limited time only, the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack of The Adjustment Bureau includes a downloadable digital copy of the film that can be viewed anytime, anywhere, on an array of digital devices.
Written for the screen by George Nolfi (Ocean’s 12, The Bourne Ultimatum) who also makes his directorial debut, The Adjustment Bureau is based on the short story “Adjustment Team,” by visionary writer Philip K. Dick (Total Recall, Minority Report, Blade Runner). The Adjustment Bureau also stars Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Eagle Eye), John Slattery (“Mad Men,” Iron Man 2), Michael Kelly (Changeling, Dawn of the Dead) and Terence Stamp (Wanted, Valkyrie).
The theme of this contest is adjustments. For your chance to win, we want you to post in the Comments section below your answer to this question: What one element or aspect of an existing movie do you wish you could adjust? Even the best of movies typically have something wrong with them. Maybe it’s a miscast actor, or a bad musical score, or shoddy visual effects, or just one bad scene that stands out and derails an otherwise good movie. If you had the power to go back in time and alter the course of one movie, what would you fix?
For example: If I had this power, I’d like to replace Keanu Reeeves in ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula‘ with… I don’t know… anybody, really. Reeves is terribly miscast in that movie, and his wooden performance stands out badly among an otherwise stellar cast. How about we take Carey Elwes (who has another part in the movie now) and put him in the Jonathan Harker role, and then grab Tim Roth and put him in the smaller role that Elwes currently plays? That would do. That’s what I would fix.
I’ll allow up to three entries per person, but please keep them short. (Less than 200 words would be good.)
The two winners will be selected based on our own subjective discretion. This contest is only open to entrants from the domestic United States. We will not ship internationally (whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not). Employees of High-Def Digest or Internet Brands and their families are not eligible. Standard contest rules and conditions apply. People who have won any of our previous contests within the past one year are also not eligible to win, but may get Honorable Mentions.
The deadline for entry is this Friday, June 17th. The winner will be announced next week. Good luck, everyone!
I would go back and adjust David O. Russell being selected as director of Uncharted. That would most likely solve the bad casting of Mark Wahlberg as Nathan Drake. Also, would keep Uncharted from being turned into a story about an Antiquities Mafia family. I like Wahlberg but not for this role.
Someone has already adjusted that one for you, Melissa. Both Russell and Wahlberg have been dropped from the Uncharted movie, as has Russell’s script about the antiquities family.
That is awesome! Thanks for the link!
I have always had in the back of my mind for Brad Pitt to kill himself, not Kevin Spacey, at the end of Se7en. To me, it would just make the overall idea of the film more eery and unsettling
I’d change the ending of Signs. It was a great suspenseful movie up until they showed a CGI alien standing in the living room and fought it with a glass of water!
See my reply to a similar comment earlier in the thread. You guys might be missing the point. (Or perhaps I’m just too generous).
If I could change something in a movie
In the movie The Reader when Kate Winslet charter is on trail I would have had the Michael Berg charter come forward with what he knew about her not being able to Read or write. Don’t know where it would go from there and they probably still find her guilty but at least he did the right thing.
I would take every movie with Julia Roberts in it and remove every scene where she laughs that big annoying laugh of hers that’s featured in every trailer for her movies.
I would fix Gary Oldman’s hair piece in The Fifth Element.
Are you kidding? Every frame of that movie is absolutely perfect. LEAVE IT ALONE.
In ‘The Dark Knight’ I would do Two Face up with actual make up for his face instead of CGI.
1. The racist robots from Transformers 2. It would’ve at least made the movie a little less unbearable to watch.
2. The ending of Knowing. Made me think of “Bolt” when the birds said, “Wait for it….Aliens. Aw, snap!”
3. The futterwacken at the end of Alice in Wonderland. Plain and simple.
Let’s just make it so Jar Jar Binks never existed.
I’d remove Kathy Bates’ nude scene from About Schmidt. Yikes.
Great movie, though … the ending, wow. Intense Nicholson awesomeness.
If I could make an adjustment to a movie, the first one would be to Star Wars Episode 1. I would change the way Darth Maul dies. Okay, I know he has to die, I get it. But as the scene stands, he stares at Obi Wan jumping over him and then with his jaw open gets cut in half.
What a punk way to go out! How about something like Darth Maul gets his stabbed in the arm and while recovering Obi Wan force blasts him into the force field shields. Darker and less foreshadow then falling down an endless shaft… Still irritated by this…
Hey, I like that. Darth Maul was the most bad ass villain in the whole prequel.
Probably because he didn’t have to recite any of George Lucas’ horrible dialog.
Ok, another thing I would change is whoever forced Sam Raimi to stick Venom in Spiderman 3. Perhaps, if Sony just let him do what he wanted… He might have been on board with a Spiderman 4 movie with Venom that would have been as epic as Spiderman 2.
But instead of leaving the man be, the executives stepped in and made him do what they thought would sell more movie tickets… Needless to say, Spiderman 3 is the only one in the trilogy that I didn’t enjoy multiple times in theatres.
Lastly, who thought Brett Ratner was the best choice to take over the X-Men movies? That’s like saying Uwe Boll makes great videogame movies! It’s just one of those things that you can’t honestly say with a straight face.
Yes, I get Bryan Singer wasn’t able to do it… But the funny thing is he’s involved with them again… Why? Cuz he’s awesome like that… I’m done.
i would definitely change the scene where Sonny gets the phonecall in godfather, and races to his death. he wouldn`t be ambushed, and would then take over the city.
something else i would change is in carlito`s way, where in the end john leguizamo`s benny blanco doesn`t manage to get to the station in time to get carlito. carlito then makes a getaway, but the scene is set up for benny to take over spanish harlem, and put a bounty on carlito…it`s benny`s pet project to kill carlito and then he wouldnt rest until carlito brigante is killed.
something i would love to be changed/altered is avatar. it needs the dreamhunt sequence INCLUDED in the extended version. i say this not only to win a copy of the adjustment burea, but in the hopes of Cameron actually reading this and saying “what the hell, let`s do it and up the pg rating while at it…”…..
Drew Scotty Gressard
Changing comic book villains into smoke monsters. They did it to Galactus in Fantastic Four 2 and now they are doing it to Parallax in Green Lantern. I mean, come on! They are tainting my love of Green Lantern!
Amen, Drew! Good call!
“Strange Days” was a great movie (at least, back in 1995… I haven’t seen it in a while, so it might not hold up). At the time, it was a film with a fresh take on something that was only just coming into the popular lexicon: Virtual Reality.
The film was directed with expertise by Kathryn Bigelow on a story idea by none other than James Cameron, with Ralph Fiennes (as Lenny) and Angela Bassett (as Mace) in the lead roles.
I absolutely LOVED this film until the final ten seconds, when our protagonists set aside their friendly animosity and KISS, turning their entire relationship on it’s ear.
This isn’t the first movie to be ruined by being given a “Hollywood ending”, but to me, it was one of the more unfortunate examples. Such a cool, classic cult movie that was so very non-Hollywood had a tacked-on, unnecessary final moment.
If I could “adjust” this movie, I’d simply eliminate the kiss. Let Lenny and Mace still have an antagonistic, healthy respect for each other. Maybe even hint that they might someday POSSIBLY become romantically linked. But leave it ambiguous at best. A “do they or don’t they?”, if you must.
But that kiss, it just ruined it for me.
NOTE: Please, don’t read into this that I’m a racist by any means. I have no problem with interracial relationships.
Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, Kate Hudson, and Drew Barrymore, in every movie they ever made, should be replaced with Diora Baird.
I would change Batman’s voice in the new ones…Christian Bale just try’s to hard!
While Pulp Fiction is far and away my favorite movie, I would go back and put Daniel Day-Lewis in John Travolta’s role.
Did anyone see that tragedy ‘Burlesque’? That entire movie needed an adjustment. Not great.
I would remove Michael Bay as the director from any movie he’s touched other than Armageddon (which should never have been made).
I would adjust The Phantom Menace by completely deleting the metachlorine reference in regard to The Force. While this would not do much to improve Episode 1, it would restore the sanctity, mystery and memory of the original trilogy.
William A Fulmer
i would adjust that Michael Bay had never been born
If I had this power, I would either put Maggie Gylenhaal in Batman Begins, or Katie Holmes in The Dark Knight.
One other thing I would change would be Tarantino’s involvement in “Killshot”. I would have had him direct, rather than eventually having no credit in the final cut. Keeping the same cast though, the cast was great.
1) Remove “Big Daddy” zombie from Land of the Dead. Yes that film has many flaws. But this is the one that really soured the movie for me. From a franchise that had the greatest zombie character of all time,Howard Sherman’s “Bub”, to this, is just sad to me. Paved the way for horseback riding zombies as well.
2)I Am Legend – change the ending. Another flawed film that would’ve been tremendously less flawed with this change. The title and original stories point is that the main character is actually the villain of this new society/world. That morality play, that twist, is what makes the story truly timeless. Nope, we get hollywood ending.
3) Return of the King – Again the ending. Same as above really. Yes average movie goers cried a river at the prolonged ending. But what’s lost in the movies is the sense that the world is forever changed and tainted. No battle for the shire at all. So the whole vibe that this is a pre-history to man is gone.
what about the terrible obviously fake looking cgi in i am legend? id adjust that as well. the deer look and feel so out of place i wanna throw my shoe at the tv every time i watch it.
Big Daddy was the natural evolution of Bub, Bub was the first Zombie to learn and control his actions, Big Daddy took that to the next level, its where it should have gone based on what Bub was capable of doing, I had no problems with Big Daddy what so ever and it brought drama to the zombies IMO, a Zombie finally learned to care about his “people” and do what it took to protect them, lots of themes in Land of the Dead, I find it a fitting part to his original Trilogy, not quite as good as any of those but fitting none the less, anything after that has been total crap, I havent even bothered trying to watch his latest which is the one I assume has zombies riding horses, of course zombies in general always do what and repeat what they did the most when they were alive, so that could still make sense but I dont know how it was presented
Really? I Am Legend has an alternate ending on the blu-ray, so that’s two. And Return of the King has like six endings … and you still want more?? 🙂
I would love to discuss the ending of a movie that came out this year that I was very fond of. Source Code was fantastic. Blew me away. BUT, in my humble opinion, I feel that the denouement was one beat too long. Think of Inception. Do we see the top continue spinning and/or drop? No, we are forced by Christopher Nolan to use our head and our imagination, to invoke thought and prompt discussions with friends. THIS sort of mentality should have been used by Duncan Jones at the end of Source Code. The plug gets pulled, time gets frozen in the source code, and then credits. The great cinema score suddenly stops and the screen goes black. It would be so jarring that I would have to dwell on it for days, just like Inception. Now I don’t think the ending was bad at all, but I would like to use my own imagination. Let me be able to hypothesize the epilogue. In a post-Lost world, not getting answers for everything makes it much more exciting.
Id replace Chris Klein in any movie hes been in!