On Demand DVD New Releases February 10-16

On Demand DVD New Releases Feb. 10-16 See what Paul Hall, Channel Guide‘s movie critic has to say about some of this week’s new titles.

All Is Lost Paul says: “Robert Redford is back on the big screen as a man who is lost in the Indian Ocean. An accident has left him stranded, and his knowledge of his boat and his surroundings, and his internal drive, will hopefully help him survive until someone finds him. Dialogue is not a part of this film as it’s all about Redford — he’s the only person who appears in the film — and what he does, his  facial expressions and the survival actions. Robert Redford (PG-13, 1:47)


The Armstrong Lie Paul says: “Director Alex Gibney is an Academy Award winner who believed in Lance Armstrong. Gibney believed so much that he set out to make a documentary to chronicle Armstrong’s return to cycling. But in the middle of filming, Armstrong’s admission of performance-enhancing-drug use changed the course of this splendid documentary. It is harsh, real and unflinching in its discussion of one of the biggest sports stories in recent years. Grade: B+.” Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti (R, 2:04) 2/11

All Things to All Men When a master thief crosses a London crime kingpin, he agrees to take on a very risky heist job, getting him caught up in the cat-and-mouse game between the kingpin and the dogged cop pursuing him. Gabriel Byrne, Toby Stephens, Rufus Sewell (NR, 1:24) 2/11

Austenland Jane is a woman with a secret: her obsession with Jane Austen. When she takes a trip to a resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting a gentleman suddenly become real. Keri Russell, JJ Field  Jennifer Coolidge (PG-13, 1:37) 2/11

The Best Man Holiday Paul says:College friends get back together nearly 15 years later over the Christmas holiday. They are celebrating Lance’s (Morirs Chestnut) run for the record books in the NFL. The holiday reunion, of sorts, is more than friends gathering for Lance; it’s a celebration of life. Raw, but it will make you both laugh and cry as you experience the highs and lows of this circle of friends. Also stars Taye Diggs, Regina Hall (R, 2:03) 2/11

Ender’s Game Paul says:Recruited as a child, Ender (Asa Butterfield) is brought to command school to learn how to lead an army in the battle to save the Earth. The ability of the child to see beyond the constraints that an adult places on a situation could be the key to survival as a planet. A big, showy film that is the beginning to a greater story, with a surprise ending to boot; some will love it and some will hate it, but it will keep you talking. Also stars Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley (PG-13, 1:54) 2/11

Wadjda A story set in Saudi Arabia and focused on the experiences of a young girl who challenges her country’s traditions. Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed (PG, 1:237) 2/11

Adult World An aspiring writer craving inspiration (Emma Roberts) stalks her literary idol (John Cusack) and finds work in a sex toy shop in this very funny and sexy comedy. Available same day as theatrical release. John Cusack, Emma Roberts (R, 1:34) 2/14

Other premieres this week

The Counselor / Rated R / Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz

Diana / Rated PG-13 / Naomi Watts, Naveen Andrews

Grace Unplugged / Rated PG / AJ Michalka, James Denton

Life of a King / Rated PG-13 / Cuba Gooding Jr., Dennis Haysbert

Availability dates subject to change. Check your cable provider for ordering information. 3-D movies require a 3-D TV.
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