Kiosk Movie Reviews

What are Kiosk Movie Reviews, you say?

You know, that automated DVD and Blu-ray dispenser that's located at your local supermarket, drugstore, etc.  Names like Redbox, DVDXpress, and more.

We know that if you're picking movies up at these things that it's very likely you don't want to waste much time.  Get in, shop, get your movie, and get out.  Well in keeping with the spirit, VideoCrib's going to spit out a whole list of short and sweet Kiosk Movie Reviews, especially for you, and bottom line, we'll tell you if you should waste time wrestling with the movie kiosk, i.e., whether or not you need to rent a particular movie.  Here goes, before we WASTE ANY MORE TIME:

Streaming Movie Reviews

All films reviewed below are available on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or Vudu.

Want to see what's playing in theaters or on DVD?  Visit our Previews Page.

The Martian - 2015 - 141 minutes - Rated PG-13 - Sci-Fi and Fantasy

The plot: In 2035, during a manned mission to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is left behind and presumed dead after a fierce storm.  He must then summon all his courage and wits to survive, while maintaining hope of being rescued.

Home Theater Sludge

What's an audio/video filter?  You've heard of coffee filters, right?  OK, so where am I going with this.

Well, let's say you're one of the many people who drink drip-brewed coffee.  Have you ever not used the paper filter, run out of them, or substituted the permanent gold-tone ones?  What do you end up with.  Yeeeeeech!

You get gritty, crunchy coffee, laced with grinds, that is bitter and chewable to the last drop.  Sludge.  But you can run to the store and get some more paper filters and then life is good again.

So how does this relate to a home theater A/V filter?  Let's examine the similarities.

The Files of X

Do you watch shows like Bones, Fringe, and of course, are you enjoying for years the many various Crime Scene Investigation or 'CSI' television series until you were blue in the face with criminal forensics?

Well, now that many of these shows or their spin-offs have come and gone, maybe it's time to go back to the one that started it all, to really appreciate it.

What's that famous old saying?  'You've tried the rest, now try the best?'  Or is it more like, 'The original, and best'.

Faster Streaming

To stream or not to stream?  Well, have you decided?  If the answer is 'yes', I want to stream, and if you have been streaming and using Wi-Fi to do it, like many of us have been, then maybe, after seeing just how 'well' basic streaming works, your next wish would be:

How Can I Stream Faster?

Unfortunately, this is truly not a one-word answer.  It will depend on a few factors, which we will attempt to break down for you:

Video Files to DVD

A computer DVD burner makes it easy to convert video files to dvd.

These files use a lot of memory - up to 10 gigabytes for every hour of your recorded data - so converting to a DVD disc can free up your hard drive space.

The computer or laptop must be equipped with a DVD burner to record videos to disc. Most computers with a burner will also have DVD software installed to manage the recording. With a supply of blank recordable DVDs, videos can be moved off the computer's hard drive and onto long-lasting media discs.

Items you will need:

What is 4K TV?

Technology inevitably marches on.  '4K TVs', 'QuadHD TVs', or 'Ultra HD 4K TVs' as the manufacturers are calling them, are new to the market and here's what we know about them so far.

If you are video geeks like us here at VideoCrib you may want to look for one to purchase, or at least go to the store to check one out. 

Here's a quick breakdown...

(Please keep in mind that some of this info may be subject to change, but we'll make sure we keep you up to date).