Television series Rod Lott
What do you get when you combine 15 men, one woman and enough weapons to
arm an insurgency? "Top Shot," a History Channel series that's nothing
if not well-loaded. Its first season is now available in a four-disc
Peter Berg's Navy SEALs epic reminds us that war is hell while glorifying it, too.
Action Phil Bacharach
Maybe it really is possible to have your cake and eat it, too. Lone Survivor, a dramatization of a real-life U.S. mission in Afghanistan that went horribly awry, somehow manages to chronicle a massacre of Navy SEALs while simultaneously transforming the experience into a fist-pumping recruitment tool.