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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘The Maze Runner,’ ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ and ‘This is Where I Leave You’

Left to right, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello fight the forces of evil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”  Photo courtesy of Paramount

Left to right, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo and Donatello fight the forces of evil in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

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A Woody Allen comedy, a star-studded film about family dysfunction and two science-fiction titles lead this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘Bad Words’ review

Rohan Chand, left, and Jason Bateman star in the comedy “Bad Words.”

Rohan Chand, left, and Jason Bateman star in the comedy “Bad Words.”

It’s another slow week for home video, as the only major theatrical release moving to the small screen is an offbeat comedy anchored by Jason Bateman.

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Video Verdict: ‘A Good Day to Die Hard,’ ‘Identity Thief,’ ‘Warm Bodies’

Melissa McCarthy (front) and Jason Bateman star in “Identity Thief.”

Melissa McCarthy (front) and Jason Bateman star in “Identity Thief.”

This week’s home video releases include an R-rated comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, a new entry in the “Die Hard” franchise, and a charming zombie romance.

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Video Verdict: ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,’ ‘The Change-Up’

Daniel Radcliffe plays the courageous title character in the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”

This week’s major home video releases include a raucous R-rated comedy starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds and the final film in the Harry Potter franchise.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Tree of Life,’ ‘Horrible Bosses,’ ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘Judy Moody,’ ‘Zookeeper’

Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan, an adventurous test pilot who becomes the heroic title character in “Green Lantern.”

A lot of theatrical releases are making their way to home video this week, and they range from a big-budget superhero flick to a poetic drama from one of the film industry’s maverick directors.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Fighter,’ ‘Hereafter,’ ‘The Switch’

Christian Bale, left, and Mark Wahlberg star in “The Fighter.” Bale won a best supporting actor Academy Award for his work on the film.

This week’s major home video releases include an ill-advised Jennifer Aniston comedy, a drama by director Clint Eastwood and a film that was nominated for multiple Academy Awards.

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Video Verdict: ‘A Serious Man,’ ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife,’ ‘Couples Retreat,’ ‘The Stepfather’

Michael Stuhlbarg plays a troubled college professor in the dark comedy “A Serious Man.” Writers-directors Joel and Ethan Coen were nominated for an Oscar for the movie’s screenplay, and the feature is one of 10 contenders in this year’s best picture race.

This week’s crop of home video releases includes a romantic science-fiction film, a broad relationship comedy, a paint-by-numbers horror flick and a contender for best picture at this year’s Academy Awards.

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