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Video Verdict: ‘Total Recall,’ ‘Trouble With the Curve,’ ‘Pitch Perfect’

In “Total Recall,” Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a seemingly average guy who finds himself in a secret agent adventure.

In “Total Recall,” Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a seemingly average guy who finds himself in a secret agent adventure.

This week’s home video releases include a baseball drama starring Clint Eastwood, a musical about college show choirs and a remake of a popular science-fiction film.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ ‘Rango,’ ‘Insidious,’ ‘Arthur’

Matthew McConaughey, left, plays attorney Mick Haller and Ryan Phillippe plays one of his troublesome clients in “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

It’s an outstanding week on home video, as a number of memorable theatrical releases are transitioning to the small screen. These include an animated movie with the voice talents of Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher, a broad comedy featuring Russell Brand and a thriller starring Matthew McConaughey.

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Video Verdict: ‘Pirate Radio’

Rhys Ifans plays a flamboyant disc jockey in writer-director Richard Curtis’ “Pirate Radio.”

It’s a slow week for home video, as only one major theatrical release is making its way to the small screen.

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Video Verdict: ‘Princess and the Frog,’ ‘Armored,’ ‘Ninja Assassin,’ ‘The Fourth Kind,’ ‘Astro Boy,’ ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’

Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” is a clever and well-executed riff on a classic fairytale.

It’s a busy week on the home video front, as no fewer than six titles that received wide theatrical releases are making their way into stores. The bad news is that most of these releases are average or worse. The good news is that there’s one shining star: A Disney movie that features old-fashioned, hand-drawn animation, great music and a sweet, sweet story.

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Video Verdict: New DVDs for May 19

Tom Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg in the World War II drama "Valkyrie."

Tom Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg in the World War II drama "Valkyrie."

This week’s DVD releases include a World War II thriller starring Tom Cruise, a goofy comedy featuring Kevin James and the first season of an excellent television drama led by Anna Paquin.

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Video Verdict: New DVDs for May 12

Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills, a former government operative who will stop at nothing to save his kidnapped daughter in "Taken."

Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills in "Taken."

This week’s DVD releases are anchored by a prequel to the popular “Underworld” franchise and an action-packed thriller featuring Liam Neeson.

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