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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Lucy’ and ‘Annabelle’

The title characters from the stop-motion animated movie “The Boxtrolls” are sadly misunderstood.   Photo courtesy of Focus Features

The title characters from the stop-motion animated movie “The Boxtrolls” are sadly misunderstood.

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This week’s major home video releases include two R-rated thrillers and a family friendly animated film.

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Video Verdict: ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘All Is Lost,’ ‘The Best Man Holiday,’ ‘The Counselor’

Asa Butterfield, left, and Harrison Ford star in “Ender’s Game.”

Asa Butterfield, left, and Harrison Ford star in “Ender’s Game.”

This week’s home video releases range from a Ridley Scott thriller to a cinematic adaptation of a popular science-fiction novel.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Dictator,’ ‘Chimpanzee,’ ‘A Separation’

Sacha Baron Cohen plays the title character in “The Dictator,” a broad comedy directed by Larry Charles.

After a brief slowdown, the home video scene is heating up again. This week’s major titles include a Sacha Baron Cohen comedy, a family friendly documentary and a much-honored Iranian drama.

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Video Verdict: ‘Hugo,’ ‘Johnny English Reborn’

Asa Butterfield, left, plays Hugo Cabret and Chloe Grace Moretz plays Isabelle in the Martin Scorsese drama, “Hugo.” The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including best picture, best adapted screenplay and best director.

Only a couple major theatrical releases are making their way to video this week, but one is a must-see.

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Video Verdict: ‘Shutter Island,’ ‘From Paris With Love’

Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a detective sent to investigate a disappearance on an island prison for the criminally insane in the thriller “Shutter Island.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by a pair of thrillers, one featuring John Travolta and one starring Leonardo DiCaprio under the direction of Martin Scorsese.

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