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Spirits of the Dead

A freakish triple-header from the fevered brains of Roger Vadim, Louis Malle, and Federico Fellin —Breck Patty (DVD review...)

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Vin Diesel

  • Bloodshot (2020)

    Bloodshot Review by Matt Anderson: There isn’t much of a payoff for enduring all the mayhem.

  • Furious 7 (2015)

    Diesel lets Russel into the Furious family Review by Robert Denerstein: Either get out of the way or go along for the ride

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

    Pratt Guards the Galaxy Review by Robert Denerstein: Junk, and proud of it

    Review by Matt Anderson: It seems destined to be a legendary movie of quotability and huge replay value.

  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

    Lin directs Fast and Furiously Review by Robert Denerstein: Another blur of a movie from the Fast & Furious gang

  • Fast Five (2011)

    Vin's biceps make a Fast Five Review by Robert Denerstein: Doesn't make much sense, but its action works

  • The Pacifier (2005)

    Child actors Vin Diesel and Luke/Bo Vink suck up The Pacifier DVD review by Matt Anderson: There's not a whole lot to suck on in The Pacifier or its DVD

  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury (2004)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: What Dark Fury doesn't do well is what it wants to do: bridge the gap between two movies

  • The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

    Vin Diesel lives the Chronicles of Riddick Review by Marty Mapes

  • Knockaround Guys (2002)

    Malkovich and Pepper are just two Knockaround Guys Review by Marty Mapes: The mix of gangster and western is amusing, and for the most part, it works

  • XXX (2002)

    Vin Diesel blows sXXX up Review by Marty Mapes: There isn't anything very adult about XXX, an adolescent fantasy with big explosions

  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)

    Flippin' and flyin' in The Fast and the Furious Review by Marty Mapes: Nitrous oxide in its blood and a gas tank for a brain

  • Boiler Room (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: An urban thriller with an exotic white-collar setting

  • Pitch Black (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Surprisingly good horror/thriller