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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Transcendence,’ ‘Sabotage,’ ‘Heaven is for Real’ and ‘The Single Mom’s Club’

TRANSCENDENCEThis week’s home video releases include an Arnold Schwarzenegger action film, a well-publicized Christian movie and a science-fiction epic starring Johnny Depp.

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Video Verdict: ‘Rio 2′ and ‘Under the Skin’

Blu, Jewel and their children soar through the air with Rafael, Nico and Pedro in a scene from “Rio 2.”

Blu, Jewel and their children soar through the air with Rafael, Nico and Pedro in a scene from “Rio 2.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by a sequel to the 2011 animated hit “Rio.”

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Video Verdict: ‘Bad Words’ review

Rohan Chand, left, and Jason Bateman star in the comedy “Bad Words.”

Rohan Chand, left, and Jason Bateman star in the comedy “Bad Words.”

It’s another slow week for home video, as the only major theatrical release moving to the small screen is an offbeat comedy anchored by Jason Bateman.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ ‘Winter’s Tale’ and ‘Enemy’

Sullivan Stapleton plays Themistocles in the stylized historical adventure “300: Rise of an Empire.”

Sullivan Stapleton plays Themistocles in the stylized historical adventure “300: Rise of an Empire.”

This week’s major home video releases include an offbeat drama from the director of “Prisoners,” a supernatural romance and a sequel to the historical adventure “300.”

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘Joe’

From left to right, Paul Schlase, Tony Revolori, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes star in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

From left to right, Paul Schlase, Tony Revolori, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes star in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

It is a solid week for home video with new offerings ranging from a lightweight animated movie to the latest from visionary writer-director Wes Anderson.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Non-Stop,’ ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ and ‘True Detective’

In “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson plays an air marshal faced with a terrifying threat to the safety of his aircraft and passengers.

In “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson plays an air marshal faced with a terrifying threat to the safety of his aircraft and passengers.

Two lightweight-but-nonetheless-enjoyable thrillers anchor this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Robocop’ and ‘Son of God’

From left to right, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Mark Wahlberg play US Navy SEALs in “Lone Survivor.”

From left to right, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Mark Wahlberg play US Navy SEALs in “Lone Survivor.”

This week’s home video releases include a remake of “RoboCop,” a film about the life of Jesus Christ and a fantastic military drama.

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Video Verdict: ‘Endless Love’

Gabriella Wilde, left, and Alex Pettyfer star in “Endless Love,” a remake of director Franco Zeffirelli’s 1981 romance.

Gabriella Wilde, left, and Alex Pettyfer star in “Endless Love,” a remake of director Franco Zeffirelli’s 1981 romance.

It’s another slow week for home video, as the only major theatrical release moving to the small screen is a love story featuring Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Monuments Men,’ ‘Pompeii,’ ‘Vampire Academy,’ ‘About Last Night,’ ’3 Days to Kill’

George Clooney;Matt Damon;Bill Murray;Bob Balaban;John GoodmanA number of high-profile theatrical releases are moving to the small-screen this week, and they range from a supernatural romance to a military drama.

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Video Verdict: ‘Her,’ ‘That Awkward Moment,’ ‘I, Frankenstein’

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his computer operating system in “Her.”

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his computer operating system in “Her.”

This week’s home video releases offer a new take on Frankenstein’s monster, a sex comedy featuring several young stars, and an offbeat dramedy about romance and technology.

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