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With its crew of surgical hotshots issuing directives in hipster slang (”All quiet on the Western front — let’s zap him!”), Article 99 would love to be a muckraking M*A*S*H . Yet the movie, which has a live-wire surface energy and an urgent performance by Liotta, is a shallow, tabloid expose. The hospital here is a cartoon of bureaucratic inefficiency: It’s so badly run that the patients seem lucky if they can get an aspirin. I don’t mean to trivialize the crisis in veterans’ health care — it’s an outrage that has dragged on for years — but Article 99 is more interested in tapping our collective adolescent self-righteousness than it is in showing us how a veterans’ hospital actually functions (or doesn’t function). In the ridiculous, shoot-the-works finale, the villainous hospital chief (John Mahoney) is exposed and reprimanded by a high-ranking Washington official. Didn’t it occur to the filmmakers that it’s the government’s policy — and not some hog-tied administrator — that’s responsible for the situation they so glibly assail? C
The Lost footage is being found!
Netflix issued a statement pledging to restore the ABC hit’s series finale after co-creator Damon Lindelof publicly backed fan outcry over a heavily edited version being streamed by the company. Earlier today, EW reported the two-part Lost closer, " The End ", was missing about 18 minutes in various cuts. A lengthy Reddit thread chronicled the changes. Lindelof himself weighed in, saying he was “totally befuddled” by the decision and called for the full regular cut to be restored on the service. Read More...