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Originally published Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 6:15 AM

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‘All is Lost,’ ‘The Armstrong Lie,’ ‘The Counselor’

New DVD releases for Tuesday, Feb. 11, include “All Is Lost,” starring Robert Redford, “The Armstrong Lie,” “The Best Man Holiday,” the sci-fi epic “Ender’s Game” and Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor.”

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“All Is Lost” arrives on DVD Tuesday, Feb. 11, as well as “The Armstrong Lie” and others. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at Release dates are subject to change.

3.5 stars“All Is Lost” (PG-13): A nameless character, played by Robert Redford, struggles mightily to survive on the open sea. The film, with almost no dialogue, received an Academy Award nomination for sound editing.

3 stars“The Armstrong Lie” (R): Did you believe him? Alex Gibney’s documentary targets cyclist Lance Armstrong.

3 stars“The Best Man Holiday” (R): The sequel to 1999’s “The Best Man” reunites a group of friends (Morris Chestnut, Terrence Howard and Nia Long, among others) to celebrate Christmas.

3 stars“Ender’s Game” (PG-13): The sci-fi epic tells the story of a boy (Asa Butterfield) pressed into the role of reluctant savior when aliens attack.

3 stars“Spinning Plates” (not rated): Three very different U.S. restaurants are profiled.

2.5 stars“The Counselor” (R): Director Ridley Scott assembles an all-star cast for his latest drama: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, as the nameless title character who gets involved in a potentially lucrative drug deal.

2.5 stars“How I Live Now” (R): A tale of war and young, forbidden love with George MacKay and Saoirse Ronan.

2 stars“Austenland” (PG-13): Keri Russell plays a woman obsessed with Jane Austen.

2 stars“Diana” (PG-13): Naomi Watts portrays the Princess of Wales.

2 stars“The Summit” (R): Documentarian Nick Ryan revisits one of the worst disasters in mountaineering history, when 11 climbers died on K2 in 2008.


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