George Clooney: the Collection

George Clooney: the Collection

     
 

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Even without money problems, many divorced single parents have a hard row to hoe. At the drop of a hat, a competent, responsible professional person can be reduced to a frazzled, bumbling parent, when his or her children become unexpected daytime wards. This is what happens to Jack Taylor (George Clooney) when his ex-wife suddenly decides to elope, leaving their… See more details below

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Even without money problems, many divorced single parents have a hard row to hoe. At the drop of a hat, a competent, responsible professional person can be reduced to a frazzled, bumbling parent, when his or her children become unexpected daytime wards. This is what happens to Jack Taylor (George Clooney) when his ex-wife suddenly decides to elope, leaving their daughter with him. Unhappily for him, his reporting job demands one-hundred-percent commitment as he attempts to link corruption with city hall. The same sort of thing is true in the life of architect Melanie Parker (Michelle Pfeiffer). She must not only somehow prepare a complex multimillion-dollar real-estate development presentation, but must also keep up the pretense that she doesn't have a son because her boss loathes children. When Jack flubs his assignment of getting the two children off on a school day-trip, he and Melanie, who barely know each other, have to take turns caring for the kids. Mishap follows mishap, as the initially antagonistic Jack and Melanie get to know one another.

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Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
In this underappreciated remake, director Steven Soderbergh breathes new life into author Stanislaw Lem's metaphysical sci-fi tale. George Clooney is Chris Kelvin, a psychologist sent to investigate strange happenings aboard the space station Prometheus, which orbits the oceanic planet Solaris. Once aboard, Kelvin finds two of the four crew members dead and the two survivors in psychological shock, and he soon discovers the cause: "visitors," inhuman manifestations inhabiting various recesses of the Prometheus crew's memories. Kelvin's own visitor appears in the form of his deceased wife (Natascha McElhone), and it is here that Soderbergh's contemplative film truly whirls into the realm of the mind-bending. Less science fiction and more existential relationship drama, Solaris appears to take its cues less from Lem's original story than from Andrei Tarkovsky's 1972 film adaptation -- not to mention some heavy references to 2001: A Space Odyssey. And while it is less languorous and intense than Tarkovsky's film, Soderbergh's beautifully shot picture retains both the intellectual ambition and poetry of the original. Clooney maintains his ranking as the director's best-used star; his trademark sideways charm is well balanced with a tight-lipped quality reminiscent of Tarkovsky's leading man, Donatas Banionis. (That Clooney bears a passing resemblance to Banionis helps, too.) Though coolly received at the box office -- and understandably so, as this is no Matrix -- Solaris manages to respect and recall its source material while achieving its own unique dignity.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
UPC:
0024543256847
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
6:18:00
Sales rank:
74,172

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- One Fine Day
1. Main Titles [:02]
2. The Single Mom [:20]
3. The Single Dad [3:32]
4. Attitude Meets Attitude [:12]
5. Race for the Boat [2:17]
6. Fish and Cookies [3:04]
7. Sammy at the Office [2:07]
8. I've Got Your Number [3:16]
9. Career Crisis [3:29]
10. Superhero Day [:04]
11. Manny's Second Thoughts [2:11]
12. Rescuing the Kids [4:40]
13. Meeting at Two [1:04]
14. The Exchange [2:21]
15. After Mrs. Lieberman [3:23]
16. Losing Maggie [4:36]
17. What About Bob? [2:26]
18. The Press Conference [1:12]
19. Play Ball [2:28]
20. Melanie's Choice [3:47]
21. Late for the Game [1:44]
22. Parting Ways [4:45]
23. Here's Jack [5:35]
24. The Big Sleep [2:11]
25. End Titles [:17]
Disc #2 -- Solaris
1. Kelvin on Earth [3:41]
2. Visit From DBA [2:59]
3. "Is That Want Everybody Wants?" [:20]
4. Kelvin Explores the Prometheus [2:01]
5. Snow [2:35]
6. Gordon [2:23]
7. Debriefing the Crew [1:01]
8. First Sleep [2:10]
9. Kelvin and Rheya Meet [2:13]
10. Waking Up [:46]
11. "Can I Come and Sit With You?" [3:11]
12. Remembering Life With Rheya [2:57]
13. Rheya Constructs Her Memory [2:30]
14. Kelvin Leaves Rheya [3:17]
15. "And Death Shall Have No Dominion" [1:30]
16. Strategy With Gordon and Snow [1:47]
17. Gibarian Appears [4:58]
18. The Resurrection [1:20]
19. A Chance to Undo Mistakes [3:45]
20. Fever Dream [4:01]
21. Kelvin and Gordon in the Cold Room [:41]
22. Snow's Visitor [1:53]
23. "Wear Your Sealbelt." [1:58]
24. Going Back [3:35]
25. End Titles [1:30]
Disc #3 -- The Thin Red Line
1. Melanesia (Main Titles) [6:47]
2. The Brig [3:49]
3. The Closer to Caesar . . [3:09]
4. Charlie Company [1:54]
5. Guadalcanal [4:25]
6. Witt With the Wounded [:32]
7. Hill 210 [5:06]
8. Dawn [1:41]
9. Staros' Attack [6:29]
10. kecl's Missile [2:09]
11. Property (Tella's Death) [1:57]
12. Refusing an Order [2:26]
13. Tall Visits the Line [:42]
14. The Unguarded Ledge [3:08]
15. Welsh and Witt [3:07]
16. The Bunker [6:26]
17. Gaff and Tall [1:36]
18. The Japanese Bivouac [5:20]
19. The Mop-Up [:16]
20. Nature's Cruel [3:53]
21. Staros Leaves [2:44]
22. The Airfield [3:16]
23. A Letter [2:22]
24. The Village [1:15]
25. The Copra Plantation [6:58]
26. A Skirmish [4:44]
27. Witt's Choice [1:35]
28. Decoy [5:35]
29. Welsh Reflects [6:07]
30. Outbound [4:06]
31. End Titles [1:25]

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