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Video Verdict: ‘The Butler,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Enough Said,’ ‘The Spectacular Now,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘Carrie,’ ‘You’re Next’

Robin Williams, left, plays President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

Robin Williams, left, plays President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

This week, movie studios opened the home video floodgates, rolling out more than a half dozen noteworthy titles, including several films that are likely to land Academy Award nominations.

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Video Verdict: ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Mama,’ ‘Safe Haven’

Tom Cruise plays the title character in the thriller “Jack Reacher.” The film is based on the Lee Child novel “One Shot.”

Tom Cruise plays the title character in the thriller “Jack Reacher.” The film is based on the Lee Child novel “One Shot.”

This week’s home video releases cover a lot of territory ranging from action to romance. They also sport several big name stars, the most noteworthy being Jessica Chastain and Tom Cruise.

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Video Verdict: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Fright Night,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’

John Lithgow, left, embraces Caesar the chimp in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” Caesar is computer animated, but Andy Serkis – working with motion capture technology – provided the basis for the performance.

There’s not much originality on the home video front this week, as the most noteworthy releases are a sequel, a remake and a reboot.

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