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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ and ‘Foxcatcher’

Jennifer Lawrence again plays Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.”  Photo courtesy of Lionsgate

Jennifer Lawrence again plays Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.”

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This week’s home video releases are anchored by last year’s top-grossing feature film.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Non-Stop,’ ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’ and ‘True Detective’

In “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson plays an air marshal faced with a terrifying threat to the safety of his aircraft and passengers.

In “Non-Stop,” Liam Neeson plays an air marshal faced with a terrifying threat to the safety of his aircraft and passengers.

Two lightweight-but-nonetheless-enjoyable thrillers anchor this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Butler,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Enough Said,’ ‘The Spectacular Now,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘Carrie,’ ‘You’re Next’

Robin Williams, left, plays President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

Robin Williams, left, plays President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

This week, movie studios opened the home video floodgates, rolling out more than a half dozen noteworthy titles, including several films that are likely to land Academy Award nominations.

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Video Verdict: ‘Don Jon’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Don Jon.” Gordon-Levitt was the primary creative force, writing, directing and starring in the film.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Don Jon.” Gordon-Levitt was the primary creative force, writing, directing and starring in the film.

It’s another slow week for home video, as only one major theatrical release is moving to the small screen.

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Video Verdict: ‘Frankenweenie,’ ‘Dredd,’ ‘House at the End of the Street,’ ‘Game Change,’ ‘Hit & Run’

In director Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie,” young Victor Frankenstein brings his dead dog back to life.

In director Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie,” young Victor Frankenstein brings his dead dog back to life.

This week’s home video releases include films for a variety of tastes. Leading the way are an R-rated action film starring Karl Urban, a horror flick featuring Jennifer Lawrence, a political drama with Julianne Moore and an animated movie by Tim Burton.

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Video Verdict: ‘Water for Elephants,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ ‘Cars 2’

Robert Pattinson, left, and Reese Witherspoon star in the romantic drama “Water for Elephants.”

This week’s home video releases include an offbeat comedy featuring Steve Carell, the latest animated film from Pixar and a drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

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Video Verdict: ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘The Lottery Ticket,’ ‘The Kids Are All Right’

The Ghost of Christmas Present, left, haunts Ebenezer Scrooge in director Robert Zemeckis’ animated adaptation of “A Christmas Carol.”

A number of high profile titles are making their way to home video this week. Included is an urban comedy starring Bow Wow and Brandon T. Jackson, an indie drama with Julianne Moore and Annette Bening and a holiday classic from Walt Disney Studios.

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