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Video Verdict: ‘Brave,’ ‘Savages,’ ‘The Watch’

The main character in “Brave” is Merida, a feisty Scottish princess who favors archery over the traditional duties of a royal lady.

This week’s new home video releases include a gritty crime drama from director Oliver Stone, an uneven comedy featuring Ben Stiller and a terrific animated movie from the geniuses at Pixar.

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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: ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ ‘The Hangover,’ ‘Taking Woodstock,’ ‘G-Force’

Brad Pitt plays Lt. Aldo Raine in director Quentin Tarantino’s revisionist World War II drama “Inglourious Basterds.”

This week’s home video releases include a raucous comedy set in fabulous Las Vegas, a drama about the beginnings of the Woodstock festival and a World War II thriller by director Quentin Tarantino.

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