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Video Verdict: ‘The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug,’ ‘August – Osage County,’ ‘Grudge Match,’ ‘Paranormal Activity – The Marked Ones’

From left to right, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson star in “August: Osage County.”

From left to right, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson star in “August: Osage County.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by another Middle Earth adventure from director Peter Jackson.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,’ ‘Phantom’

Steve Carell gets magical in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”

Steve Carell gets magical in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by a Cold War drama starring Ed Harris and a mainstream comedy featuring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi and Jim Carrey.

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Video Verdict: ‘Argo,’ ‘Sinister,’ ‘Fun Size,’ ‘Top Gun 3D’

Ben Affleck, who directed “Argo,” also stars in the film as real-life CIA specialist Tony Mendez.

Ben Affleck, who directed “Argo,” also stars in the film as real-life CIA specialist Tony Mendez.

This week’s home video releases include a 3D update of a classic adventure film and a drama that’s at the heart of this year’s Oscar race.

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Video Verdict: ‘Adventureland,’ ‘Rudo y Cursi,’ ‘Goodbye Solo,’ ‘Sunshine Cleaning’

Diego Luna, left, and Gael Garcia Bernal portray up-and-coming soccer stars in the Mexican drama "Rudo y Cursi."

Diego Luna, left, and Gael Garcia Bernal portray up-and-coming soccer stars in the Mexican drama "Rudo y Cursi."

It’s a great week for home video, with a handful of mainstream titles supplemented by an exceptional independent film and an equally good foreign offering.

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