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Video Verdict: ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘This is 40’

Jessica Chastain landed a best actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a U.S. intelligence operative in “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Jessica Chastain landed a best actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a U.S. intelligence operative in “Zero Dark Thirty.”

This week’s home video releases include several key players from the most-recent Academy Awards race.

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Video Verdict: ‘Bridesmaids’

Left to right, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, Rose Byrne, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig star in “Bridesmaids.”

We’ve entered a slow period for home video because, for the second week in a row, only one major theatrical release is making its way to the small screen. The good news? That one release was a huge hit in theaters.

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Video Verdict: ‘Funny People,’ ‘Angels & Demons,’ ‘Four Christmases,’ ‘Shorts’

Tom Hanks, left, plays symbologist Robert Langdon and Ayelet Zurer portrays physicist Vittoria Vetra in the thriller “Angels & Demons.”

This week’s DVD releases cover a lot of territory. They include a family film from the director of “Spy Kids,” a holiday comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, an Adam Sandler feature helmed by writer-director Judd Apatow and a big-budget thriller starring Tom Hanks.

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