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Video Verdict: ‘Labor Day,’ ‘The Legend of Hercules,’ ‘Devil’s Due’

Kate Winslet, left, and Josh Brolin star in “Labor Day,” a romantic drama from writer-director Jason Reitman.

Kate Winslet, left, and Josh Brolin star in “Labor Day,” a romantic drama from writer-director Jason Reitman.

This week’s home video releases reach into multiple genres, including horror, action and romance.

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Video Verdict: ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘The Grandmaster,’ ‘Oldboy’

From left to right, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in “12 Years a Slave.” The movie won three Academy Awards, including best picture. Nyong’o picked up the coveted best supporting actress honor.

From left to right, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in “12 Years a Slave.” The movie won three Academy Awards, including best picture. Nyong’o picked up the coveted best supporting actress honor.

It’s a good week for home video, and this year’s best picture Oscar winner is the main attraction.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Impossible,’ ‘Promised Land,’ ‘Gangster Squad,’ ‘A Haunted House’

Tom Holland, left, and Naomi Watts star in the disaster drama “The Impossible.”

Tom Holland, left, and Naomi Watts star in the disaster drama “The Impossible.”

After several slow weeks, the home video field is crowded once again. This week’s hefty slate of new releases includes a star-studded crime film, a lightweight horror spoof and a disaster movie that landed actress Naomi Watts her second Oscar nomination.

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Video Verdict: ‘Men In Black 3,’ ‘ParaNorman,’ ‘Lawless,’ ‘Step Up Revolution,’ ‘Sparkle,’ ‘The Apparition’

From left to right, Michael Stuhlberg, Will Smith and Josh Brolin star in “Men In Black 3.”

There’s no doubt the holiday shopping season is underway, as movie studios are trotting out a swarm of new video releases this week. The good news is that several are actually worth gifting.

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Video Verdict: ‘Unstoppable,’ ‘Waiting for Superman,’ ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’

Chris Pine, left, and Denzel Washington are charged with corralling an out-of-control train in the thriller “Unstoppable.”

This week’s major home video releases include a star-studded drama from writer-director Woody Allen, one of the most-talked-about documentaries in recent years and a fast-moving thriller starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine.

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Video: Josh Brolin on ‘Milk’

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Brolin in spotlight again with ‘Milk’

Josh Brolin plays Dan White in "Milk."

Josh Brolin plays Dan White in "Milk."

When “Milk” was filming in San Francisco, actor Josh Brolin stayed in an apartment overlooking the Castro District, long known as a haven for the city’s gay residents. This seemed appropriate for a movie about Harvey Milk, a former Castro resident who was elected to the San Francisco board of supervisors, making him the first openly gay politician to take a major public office in California. But Brolin plays the villain in the story, Dan White.

It was White who assassinated Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone on Nov. 27, 1978, bringing the political careers of both men to a tragic end. So, Brolin couldn’t help but wonder what sort of reception he’d get in the Castro.

“That’s where I’d go shopping for my groceries and all that stuff,” he said. “I was afraid at first because I knew San Francisco was embracing this story and this movie so much. Not a lot of movies get done here anymore. So, I was a little afraid when I’d go down shopping, you know, being recognized. ‘Oh yeah, you’re the guy playing Dan White’ (pantomimes spitting in disgust).”

Brolin needn’t have worried.

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