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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Love Is Strange’

Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) becomes the chief suspect when his wife goes missing in the David Fincher thriller “Gone Girl.”  Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) becomes the chief suspect when his wife goes missing in the David Fincher thriller “Gone Girl.”

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A pair of R-rated dramas anchor this week’s major home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Campaign,’ ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’

Will Ferrell (front) and Zach Galifianakis play dueling politicians in the comedy “The Campaign.”

A political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis anchors this week’s crop of home video releases.

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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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Video Verdict: ‘Blow Out’

John Travolta plays Jack Terry in writer-director Brian De Palma’s 1981 thriller “Blow Out.”

It’s a relatively slow week for video, with no major theatrical releases moving to the home format. That makes it the perfect time to delve into an oldie, like the Criterion Collection’s freshly restored release of Brian De Palma’s “Blow Out.”

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