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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Transcendence,’ ‘Sabotage,’ ‘Heaven is for Real’ and ‘The Single Mom’s Club’

TRANSCENDENCEThis week’s home video releases include an Arnold Schwarzenegger action film, a well-publicized Christian movie and a science-fiction epic starring Johnny Depp.

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Video Verdict: ‘Prisoners,’ ‘Elysium,’ ‘Kick-Ass 2,’ ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘One Direction: This Is Us’

Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Hugh Jackman star in the thriller “Prisoners.”

Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Hugh Jackman star in the thriller “Prisoners.”

Home video releases typically slow during Christmas and New Year’s week, but the days leading up to the holidays are jam-packed. That means we have a host of newcomers this week, and they range from a new take on the Lone Ranger to a dark drama centered on child abduction.

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Video Verdict: ‘Dark Shadows,’ ‘People Like Us’

Johnny Depp plays the vampire Barnabus Collins in director Tim Burton’s cinematic take on the classic television show “Dark Shadows.”

The latest collaboration between actor Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton leads this week’s crop of home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘Take Shelter,’ ‘The Rum Diary’

Michael Shannon struggles with a feeling of impending doom in the psychological thriller “Take Shelter.”

It’s a slow week for home video, with no wide-release theatrical films making their way to the small screen. That’s not such a bad thing, however, because it allows me to spotlight two noteworthy independent projects.

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Video Verdict: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,’ ‘Bad Teacher,’ ‘Red State,’ ‘Monte Carlo’

Johnny Depp, left, and Penelope Cruz search for the Fountain of Youth in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

This week’s major home video releases range from a risqué R-rated comedy featuring Cameron Diaz to the latest installment of the uber-popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ ‘Rango,’ ‘Insidious,’ ‘Arthur’

Matthew McConaughey, left, plays attorney Mick Haller and Ryan Phillippe plays one of his troublesome clients in “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

It’s an outstanding week on home video, as a number of memorable theatrical releases are transitioning to the small screen. These include an animated movie with the voice talents of Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher, a broad comedy featuring Russell Brand and a thriller starring Matthew McConaughey.

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Video Verdict: ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ ‘The Wolfman’

Alice (Mia Wasikowska) sets off on a wild adventure after she falls down a rabbit hole in director Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland.”

Both of this week’s major home video releases offer new interpretations of time-tested stories.

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