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Video Verdict: ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ ‘Babies,’ ‘Superman/Batman: Apocalypse’

Iron Man prepares to save the day in the superhero film “Iron Man 2.”

There’s plenty of variety on home video this week, with major titles ranging from a documentary about infants to a big-budget superhero sequel.

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Video Verdict: New DVDs for April 14

Gabriel Macht plays the title character in the comic strip-inspired film "The Spirit."

Gabriel Macht plays the title character in the comic strip-inspired film "The Spirit."

This week’s DVD releases are highlighted by a comic book adaptation from writer-director Frank Miller and the post-World War II drama that helped Kate Winslet land her first Oscar.

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It’s worth watching ‘Watchmen’

Malin Akerman, left, and Patrick Wilson play superheroes in "Watchmen."

Malin Akerman, left, and Patrick Wilson play superheroes in "Watchmen."

WATCHMEN
3 stars (out of four)
Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language
162 minutes
Warner Brothers

 

“Watchmen” may be a superhero movie, but it’s got more in common with “Sin City” and “V for Vendetta” than the traditional caped crusader flick. That’s because it’s dark, gritty and built around a traditional detective story. It’s also because the movie is based on a graphic novel written by Alan Moore, who also penned “Vendetta.”

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