It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck. It’s the podcast that can withstand anything: scorn, jokes about babies and taxidermy, sex, and even a beer in the wrong place. This podcast was engineered–some might say over-engineered–by experts to escort you from the work week in the most chaotic manner possible. Please note: this podcast is profane, definitely oversexed and definitely overwrought. It is wrong and unsafe. You have been warned.
Written by George Nolfi, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matt Damon
- Theatrical trailer
Released by: Warner Brothers.
My Advice: See it for the movie; don’t buy till there are features.
Created by: Michael Crichton
Starring: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Eriq LaSalle, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Julianna Margulies
- All twenty-five first season episodes
- Running audio commentary on the pilot episode by creator Crichton and executive producer John Wells
- Running audio commentary on the pilot episode by director Rob Holcomb, casting director John Levy, associate producer Wendy Spence Rosato, editor Randy Jon Morgan and sound editor Walter Newman
- Running audio commentary on “Love’s Labor Lost” by director Mimi Leder, associate producer Rosato, editor Morgan, composer Martin Davich and sound editor Newman
- Running audio commentary on “Sleepless in Chicago” by producer/director Christopher Chulack and producer Paul Manning
- Making-of documentaries: Prescription for Success: The Birth of ER; First Year Rotation: Caring for ER; On the Cutting Edge: Medical Realism on ER; Post Operative Procedures: Post Production in the ER
- Additional scenes
- First-year intern handbook:
- Rosters of characters: regular staff, “consulting physicians and support staff,” and “life support and home care” staff
- List of patients by episode
- “MEDSpeak” compendium of terms used in the show
- Hospital Directory: text-based tour of the set
Released by: Warner Brothers
Rating: NR; but it’s intense medical stuff, so use your own judgement
Anamorphic: Heck yeah.
My Advice: Own it.
Written by: Ted Griffin, based on the 1960 screenplay by Harry Brown & Charles Lederer, which was in turn based on a story by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts
- Running audio commentary by director Soderbergh and writer Griffin
- Running audio commentary by Garcia, Pitt and Damon
- HBO First Look: The Making of Ocean’s Eleven
- The Look of the Con — costume design featurette
- Theatrical trailers
- DVD-ROM: “In or Out? Challenge”
Released by: Warner Home Video
My Advice: Rent It.
Written and Directed by David O. Russell, based on a story by John Ridley
Starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Nora Dunn
My Advice: Matinee.
It’s Iraq, 1991, and the war is over. Soldiers cavort about, drinking and having a good time. When they are faced with an enemy soldier, they ask confusedly if they’re supposed to be shooting people at that moment. None of them have any idea why they were there to begin with, much less why they have to mollycoddle the press to try and keep them happy. However, when three soldiers find a map in an Iraqi soldier’s… ah… nethereye… they become convinced by a disgruntled Captain (Clooney) that it might be directions to a cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold. So they set out on a mission to fake their way into the bunkers, steal the gold, and get back before anybody notices. Easy, right? Right.
Written by: Akiva Goldsman
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Starring: George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone
My Advice: Wait for MST3K
What a marvelous study in what not to do. I won’t even begin to waste your time synopsizing this thing. I only hope textbooks someday use this piece of shite as a nice negative example of filmmaking. Don’t get me wrong, there are some kudos to hand out. Clooney would make a fine Bruce Wayne/Batman–if he was in another film that actually had decent dialogue. O’Donnell would make a fine Robin, even with the dialogue–if he were ten years younger. Schwarzenegger would make a great Mr. Freeze (the moments he spends pining over his wife are the best in the entire film)–if he didn’t spew out really crappy one-liners everytime he opened his blue glowing mouth. Uma Thurman did exactly what Schumacher asked for–act like an idiot, so she gets the points even though her hairstyle was a cross between the Mother character in Pink Floyd The Wall and Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd. Alicia Silverstone doesn’t fool me for one minute–she’s twelve. Michael Gough comes out of this smelling like roses, since he’s been the only consistently good thing in all four films, despite being turned into Alfred Headroom at one point. He also gets bonus points for his character becoming terminally ill in a desperate attempt not to be in the fifth film. John Glover is mildly amusing as Jason Woodrue, although he’d be in much better shape in another movie altogether. I’ll give a dollar to anyone who can convince me that Vivica Fox and Elle Macpherson served any purpose in this film whatsoever. And am I the only one who noticed that Uzi Gal (creator of the gun) was a cop in this? Qwa?