It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck…we sort out the archives, with this gem, recorded in 1825.
It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that survived DragonCon and luckily suffers from only the same disorders that it did beforehand. It shall now spend three hours telling you all about them.
There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.
It’s The Company Men, out from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay on DVD. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
With humor, pathos, and keen observation, writer-director John Wells introduces us to the new realities of American life, as THE COMPANY MEN fight to regain their dignity and transcend their situations. An astute exploration of the human spirit, the film portrays the struggles of individuals at every level of the economic ladder as they try to reconnect with the things that matter most in life, and re-establish a sense of identity separate from their jobs.
An ongoing attempt to make sense of the onslaught of new swag that people want you to buy. Should you? I’ll try and help.
The Aristocats is back in a special edition, and while it’s not one of Disney‘s full-on Platinum Editions, it has a little bit to warrant it. A little, anyway. Mostly, the transfer is updated and looks a lot better than the previous release. But beyond that, there’s just bits and pieces that would interest us, since most kids find DVD player games about as interesting as a shoe that they can’t see. You get a deleted song, four minutes with the Brothers Sherman talking about the songs from the film (four minutes!), a gallery, and then two other pieces that are included because they have cats in them. First, a bit from the Disneyland series with Walt talking about cat history and the short “Bath Day” which has Figaro the cat in it. And that’s it. No commentary. Granted, this isn’t ranked up there with a Snow White or a Sleeping Beauty, but at least give us something. Ideally, Disney needs to start selling DVDs that appeal to both adults and children–like their classic films do. Put the hardcore Criterion-esque stuff on one disc, put the kid-friendly stuff on the second disc. I can solve problems like this–my rates are very reasonable. Anyway, if you don’t already own this, it’s worth having just for the film and the new transfer, especially if you have kids. (Click here to buy it from Amazon.)
Ben Affleck may be saving his career by switching to directing. That’s the buzz, anyway, as his directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, has impressed the hell out of critics in a way that his Matt Murdock never could. And you know what? Good on him, dammit. Because I’ve always liked the guy and wanted him to get some better work in, honestly.
So if you want to see what everybody’s talking about, then you need to check out his brother Casey, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman and Amy Madigan in this noir flick. Bonus bits include: commentary by Ben Affleck and the scribe Aaron Stockard plus deleted scenes with the same; an extended ending; a behind the scenes featurette; and a casting featurette.
We’ve got three copies to give away…so if you want them, you have to enter! Proceed!
Written & Directed by Martin Brest
Starring Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Vinito, Justin Bartha, and Christopher Walken
Released by: Columbia TriStar
My Advice: Avoid it.
Larry Gigli (Affleck) is a muscle man for a young, up-and-coming thug in L.A named Louis (Vinito). He’s been tasked with kidnapping and holding Brian (Bartha), the mentally challenged brother of a federal prosecutor. The hope is that the kidnapping will put some pressure on the prosecutor to cut a deal on the prosecution of a friend of Louis’ back in New York. It seems, however, that Louis doesn’t think that Gigli is quite up to the challenge, so he hires Ricki (Lopez) to help Gigli make sure the job is done right. Ricki is pretty hot, but there’s a bit of a snag; she’s a lesbian. Will they be able to learn to work together?