And we’re back. Please note: this podcast, if you haven’t figured it out, is profane and not safe for consumption by children or animals. Or sentient creatures of any sort. This one especially so. We’d especially like to apologize to…the universe.
Written by: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger, Maya Forbes, Rob Letterman & Wallace Wolodarsky, based on a story by Letterman and Conrad Vernon
Directed by: Rob Letterman & Conrad Vernon
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland, Stephen Colbert, Rainn Wilson
My Advice: Matinee it.
It’s Susan’s (Witherspoon) wedding day. Everything’s perfect. Mostly. And then out of a clear blue sky, a freak accident (no offense) happens and Susan finds herself suddenly huge. In fact, 50 foot tall? Mmmmmm could be. This, unfortunately, puts her in the jurisdiction of General W.R. Monger (Sutherland), whose mission is to lock all monsters away from the public eye. However, when a bigass robot lands on Earth looking for something and tearing up the landscape, Monger convinces The President (Colbert) that the only hope of stopping the invader is Monger’s group of monsters. In addition to Susan, there’s the amphibian The Missing Link (Arnett), the half-man half-roach all-mad-scientist Dr. Cockroach (Laurie), and B.O.B. (Rogen), a talking blob. Oh, and the even more giant kaiju Insectosaurus.
Eight Simple Rules â€“ The First Season. Paul Hennessy (Ritter) is facing a situation many dads are facing these days, working from home and dealing with the children on a regular basis. While his wife Cate (Sagal) is at the hospital, Paul has to deal with his three teenagers: Bridget, the cute one (Kaley Cuoco); Kerry, the smart one (Amy Davidson); and Rory, the Boy (Martin Spanjers). So Paul must balance connecting and relating to his kids while ensuring they don’t do anything stupid as they tend to do. I know, this sounds like the typical family sitcom. However, how many sitcoms are actually on the TV schedule? Also, you have the late great John Ritter and Katey Sagal, so that raises the bar a few notches. This bitter sweet season comes with a blooper reel. Click here to buy it from Amazon.
Series Created by: Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Wynter, Sarah Clarke, Elisha Cuthbert, Xander Berkeley, Dennis Haysbert
- Original extended version of the series premiere
- Cast/crew running audio commentary on selected episodes
- 44 branched deleted scenes with optional commentary track
- Featurettes: “On the Button: The Destruction of CTU”; “Making of an Episode: Production”; “Making of an Episode: Post-Production”
- Multi-angle studies: Scene 1, Scene 2
Released by: Fox.
Rating: NR (some violence may be unsuitable for young audiences)
My Advice: Own it.
Jack Bauer (Sutherland) has been out of the counter-terrorist business for about a year now. He got out of said business because one of his fellow agents killed his wife while he was trying to save president Palmer’s (Haysbert) life. Well, this particular morning, the NSA has uncovered a plot to detonate a nuclear bomb over Los Angeles sometime before the end of the day. Jack Bauer’s life gets a lot more complicated when the president requests that he be re-activated as an agent to head up the field work for this investigation.
Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran
Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Sarah Clarke, Dennis Haysbert, Elisha Cuthbert, Penny Johnson, Carlos Bernard, Reiko Aylesworth, James Badge Dale, and Mary Lynn Rajskub
- Running audio commentary tracks on six episodes; particpants include creator Surnow; actors Sutherland, Clarke, Rajskub, Aylesworth, Bernard, Dale, & Riley Smith; writers Howard Gordon, Evan Katz & Robert Cochran; producer Tim Iacofano
- Deleted scenes
- Season 4 teaser and promo
- Featurettes: “24: On The Loose,” “Biothreat: Beyond the Series” and “Boys and Their Toys”
- Mutli-Angle Study
Released by: Fox Home Entertainment
Rating: NR (some violence).
My Advice: Rent it.