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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ and ‘This is Where I Leave You’

Left to right, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello fight the forces of evil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”  Photo courtesy of Paramount

Left to right, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello fight the forces of evil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

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A Woody Allen comedy, a star-studded film about family dysfunction and two science-fiction titles lead this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Dolphin Tale 2,’ ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ and ‘Calvary’

From left to right, Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, Bradley Cooper plays Rocket, Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, Vin Diesel plays Groot and Dave Bautista plays Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”   Photo courtesy of Disney

From left to right, Zoe Saldana plays Gamora, Bradley Cooper plays Rocket, Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, Vin Diesel plays Groot and Dave Bautista plays Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
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This week’s home video releases include two satisfying family films, a dark, religious drama and the top-grossing theatrical title of 2014.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

Caesar (played in a performance-capture suit by Andy Serkis) is the leader of the ape nation in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”  Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Caesar (played in a performance-capture suit by Andy Serkis) is the leader of the ape nation in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox 

This week’s major home video releases include a sweet drama about the restaurant business and a big-budget, science-fiction sequel.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘November Man,’ ‘A Madea Christmas’ and ‘The Giver’

Pierce Brosnan returns to the spy game in “The November Man.”  Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Pierce Brosnan returns to the spy game in “The November Man.”
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This week’s major home video releases include a holiday film from Tyler Perry, an adaptation of a popular young adult novel and a spy thriller starring Pierce Brosnan.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ’22 Jump Street,’ ‘If I Stay,’ ‘And So It Goes’ and ‘Into the Storm’

Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum play undercover police officers in "22 Jump Street."  Photo courtesy of Sony

Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum play undercover police officers in “22 Jump Street.”
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A lot of titles are moving to home video this week with a high-profile sequel leading the way.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ and ‘Tammy’

John Lloyd Young plays crooner Frankie Valli in the Clint Eastwood musical “Jersey Boys.”

John Lloyd Young plays crooner Frankie Valli in the Clint Eastwood musical “Jersey Boys.”

This week’s major home video releases include the sequel to a popular animated film, the latest comedy from Melissa McCarthy and a musical drama by director Clint Eastwood.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ and ‘Wish I Was Here’

Edgar Ramírez, left, and Eric Bana battle the forces of darkness in “Deliver Us From Evil.”

Edgar Ramírez, left, and Eric Bana battle the forces of darkness in “Deliver Us From Evil.”

This week’s major home video releases include an independent film written by, directed by and starring Zach Braff. Also on tap is a horror-thriller featuring Eric Bana and Edgar Ramírez.

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