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Video Verdict: ‘Total Recall,’ ‘Trouble With the Curve,’ ‘Pitch Perfect’

In “Total Recall,” Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a seemingly average guy who finds himself in a secret agent adventure.

In “Total Recall,” Colin Farrell plays Douglas Quaid, a seemingly average guy who finds himself in a secret agent adventure.

This week’s home video releases include a baseball drama starring Clint Eastwood, a musical about college show choirs and a remake of a popular science-fiction film.

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Video Verdict: ‘Underworld: Awakening,’ ‘The Vow,’ ‘Chuck: The Complete Fifth and Final Season’

Kate Beckinsale reprises the role of death dealing vampire Selene in “Underworld: Awakening.”

This week’s major home video releases range from a tender romance starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams to a bloody vampire drama featuring Kate Beckinsale.

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Video Verdict: ‘Contraband’

Thug Tim Briggs (Giovanni Ribisi) threatens Chris Farraday (Mark Wahlberg) in “Contraband,” a thriller about a former smuggler who gets sucked back into the business.

It’s a slow week for home video, as only one major theatrical release is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray. Fortunately, that title is a worthwhile thriller starring Mark Wahlberg.

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Video Verdict: ‘Everybody’s Fine,’ ‘Vampire’s Assistant: Cirque du Freak,’ ‘The Box,’ ‘The Informant!’

Matt Damon plays corporate whistleblower Mark Whitacre in director Steven Soderbergh’s offbeat dramedy “The Informant!”

This week’s video releases cover a lot of territory, with everything from a teen-vampire thriller to a family drama starring Robert DeNiro hitting rental store shelves.

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Video Verdict: ‘Invention of Lying,’ ‘Gamer,’ ‘Whiteout,’ ‘Pandorum’

Gerard Butler doesn’t like the fact that he’s being controlled by a teenage video game nerd in the science-fiction action movie “Gamer.”

Sadly, this week’s major home video releases are all second-tier, but the best of the batch is an offbeat comedy that has comedian Ricky Gervais’ fingerprints all over it.

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