Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Think Like a Man Too’

Gus (Ansel Elgort), left, and Hazel (Shailene Woodley) make a connection in “The Fault in Our Stars.”  Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Gus (Ansel Elgort), left, and Hazel (Shailene Woodley) make a connection in “The Fault in Our Stars.”

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After several slow weeks we have a number of high-profile theatrical releases transitioning to the small screen. These include a big-budget monster movie and an intimate drama about kids struggling with cancer.

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Video Verdict: Review of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Chris Evans plays Marvel Comics’ shield-wielding title character in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”  Photo courtesy of Disney

Chris Evans plays Marvel Comics’ shield-wielding title character in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”

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Superhero films are all the rage these days, and this week’s biggest home video release continues that trend.

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Video Verdict: Review of ‘Draft Day’

Jennifer Garner, left, and Kevin Costner star in “Draft Day,” a drama about behind-the-scenes dealings during an NFL draft.  Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Jennifer Garner, left, and Kevin Costner star in “Draft Day,” a drama about behind-the-scenes dealings during an NFL draft.

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It’s a slow week for home video, and the only major theatrical release moving to the big screen is a sports drama starring Kevin Costner.

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Video Verdict: Review of ‘Blended’

Drew Barrymore, left, and Adam Sandler re-team with “The Wedding Singer” director Frank Coraci for the romantic comedy “Blended.”  Photo courtesy of Warner Brothers

Drew Barrymore, left, and Adam Sandler re-team with “The Wedding Singer” director Frank Coraci for the romantic comedy “Blended.”

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This week’s major home video releases are anchored by a romantic comedy that reunites Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ ‘The Quiet Ones’ and ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

Spider-Man battles the high-voltage villain Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”  Photo courtesy of Sony

Spider-Man battles the high-voltage villain Electro in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

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This week’s home video releases include two small horror films, but the main attraction is a big-budget superhero sequel.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ ‘Bears,’ ‘Locke,’ ‘A Haunted House 2′ and ‘Blacklist: Season 1′

The Muppets embark on a world tour in “Muppets: Most Wanted.”  Photo courtesy of Disney

The Muppets embark on a world tour in “Muppets: Most Wanted.”Photo courtesy of Disney

This week’s major home video releases include the first season of a TV thriller as well as two family-friendly Disney movies. Continue reading

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Divergent,’ ‘Oculus’ and ‘Need for Speed’

Shailene Woodley, left, and Theo James star in “Divergent.”  Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Shailene Woodley, left, and Theo James star in “Divergent.”Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

This week’s home video releases include a variety of genre films, including a post-apocalyptic fable based on a popular, Veronica Roth novel.

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