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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 ‘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: ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ ‘The Big Wedding’

Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton star in “The Big Wedding.”

Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton star in “The Big Wedding.”

This week’s biggest home video releases have a lot of star power, but they are unfortunately light in more important areas.

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Video Verdict: ‘Oblivion,’ ‘Mud,’ ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Tom Cruise stars as Jack Harper in the science-fiction adventure “Oblivion.”

Tom Cruise stars as Jack Harper in the science-fiction adventure “Oblivion.”

It’s an excellent week for home video, with three outstanding movies, including a big-budget science-fiction epic, making their way to the small screen.

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Video Verdict: ‘Flight,’ ‘Here Comes the Boom’ and ‘Alex Cross’

Denzel Washington plays airline pilot Whip Whitaker in the Robert Zemeckis-directed drama “Flight.”

Denzel Washington plays airline pilot Whip Whitaker in the Robert Zemeckis-directed drama “Flight.”

This week’s home video releases include a thriller starring Tyler Perry, a family film with Kevin James and a drama that netted Denzel Washington an Oscar nomination.

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Video Verdict: ‘Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘Hope Springs,’ ‘Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Dark Knight Rises

Bane (Tom Hardy), left, faces off against Batman (Christian Bale) in director Christopher Nolan’s ending to the “Dark Knight” franchise.

The finale to director Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” franchise anchors this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘Midnight in Paris,’ ‘Warrior,’ ‘Straw Dogs,’ ‘Dolphin Tale,’ ‘Colombiana’

Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams take a European vacation in writer-director Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris."

It’s an excellent week for home video, as two new releases are likely contenders in this year’s Oscar race.

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