Women take control in this week’s top DVD selections, available Tuesday, June 28.
“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”: 2 out of 4 stars. The film starts with an interesting idea. But the script by Robert Carlock, so loosely based on the book by Kim Barker that the comparisons are easy to miss, drones on to the point of boredom. There are a few attempts to lift up the story with some forced plotlines about job security and how tough it is for war correspondents to keep a relationship going. Neither is interesting enough to elevate the movie.
“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” goes beyond what the public sees on television. It’s a glimpse at how journalists must deal with hostile environments, separation from family and friends, strict military rules and constant deadlines. These are people who work hard and play harder.
“Adventures in Babysitting”: 3 stars. The milestone film for the Disney Channel, its 100th original movie, is inspired by the 1980s movie of the same name. The biggest difference is that instead of one baby sitter, there are two.
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Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson portray the baby sitters who get drawn into a series of misadventures by the young people they watch. Carpenter plays a perfect baby sitter who does everything by the book; Carson’s character is more of a rebel.
The film offers the same quirky fun as the original, kicked up a notch by Carpenter and Carson.
ALSO NEW ON DVD
“Two Guys and a Girl: The Complete Series”: The TV comedy starring Ryan Reynolds has finally been released on DVD.
“Eye in the Sky”: Military officer in command of drone operation must stop a suicide mission.
“Rams”: Brothers must come together to stop a disaster.
“Precious Cargo”: Bruce Willis stars in this story of a crime boss looking to take credit for another crook’s work.
“The Bible Stories: Joseph”: Ben Kingsley headlines the cast of this story of a man betrayed by his brothers.
“Vera: Set 6”: Brenda Blethyn plays a cantankerous detective who solves unthinkable crimes in northeast England.
“Francofonia”: Presents a portrait of the real events that saved Paris’s Louvre Museum under the Nazi occupation.
“Fastball”: Baseball documentary narrated by Kevin Costner.
“The Girl in the Photographs”: Mysterious photos of murdered women spark an investigation.
“Aferim!”: A pair of riders search for a gypsy slave.
“Kung Fu Panda 3”: It is time for the student to become the teacher.
“Back in the Day”: Tale of a life on the streets is set in present day and in the late 1980s.
“The Bible Stories: Jacob”: Matthew Modine stars in this tale of love and betrayal.
“Rabin, The Last Days”: Assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin becomes a turning point for Israel.