'All is Lost'
Nautical survival films are plentiful and popular, from "The Perfect Storm" and "Cast Away" to the more recent "Captain Phillips," "Life of Pi" and "Kon-Tiki." "All is Lost," starring Robert Redford all by his lonesome, is perhaps the bravest endeavor of this genre. Playing "Our Man," Redford is alone on a yacht in the Indian Ocean with a boat that's falling apart. This is a...Read more »
This documentary is not going to interest most people -- you need to be a nostalgic lover of camp, schlock, collecting and Dolph Lundgren movies. If you fit into one of those criteria, seek out this treasure that examines at all things VHS, from the battle with Betamax to the creation of the cover art to VHS stars (Elvira shows up, still looking good) to the plethora of low-budget...Read more »
'Fast & Furious 6'
It's hard to talk about a movie like "Fast & Furious 6" without first discussing the tragic death of its star, Paul Walker. Tragic is the right word, and we'll just add that a portion of the sales of DVD, Blu-ray and digital copies of this film will go to his charity, Reach Out Worldwide. That said, the latest installment of the action series builds on...Read more »
At the very least, the presence of Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in this action flick makes for a moderately good time, with some witty banter. The film follows a pair of undercover agents, though neither knows the other is undercover. Together they take on a drug cartel, but once their covers are blown, the film starts to lose steam and falls apart. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray/DVD...Read more »