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Video Verdict: ‘Veronica Mars’ the movie

Kristen Bell plays the title character in “Veronica Mars,” a big-screen continuation of the television show.

Kristen Bell plays the title character in “Veronica Mars,” a big-screen continuation of the television show.

It’s a relatively slow week for home video, but fans of the television series “Veronica Mars” have plenty to cheer about.

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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: ‘127 Hours,’ ‘Love & Other Drugs,’ ‘Burlesque,’ ‘Faster’



James Franco finds himself in a tight spot in “127 Hours,” a drama based on the real-life experiences of adventurer Aron Ralston.

This week’s major home video releases span several genres and include everything from a campy musical starring Cher and Christina Aguilera to an Oscar-nominated drama starring James Franco.

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Video Verdict: ‘Paranormal Activity 2,’ ‘Life As We Know It,’ ‘You Again,’ ‘My Soul to Take,’ ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’

Josh Duhamel, left, and Katherine Heigl get a quick lesson in parenting in the romantic comedy “Life As We Know It.”

It’s a busy week on home video, with major releases ranging from an offbeat indie comedy to a couple of mainstream horror films.

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Video Verdict: ‘Book of Eli,’ ‘When in Rome,’ ‘Youth in Revolt’

Denzel Washington plays a man on a mission in post-apocalyptic America in the action-adventure film “The Book of Eli.”

This week’s major home video releases include a teen sex comedy with Michael Cera, a romantic comedy featuring Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel and an apocalyptic drama starring Denzel Washington.

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Video Verdict: ‘Princess and the Frog,’ ‘Armored,’ ‘Ninja Assassin,’ ‘The Fourth Kind,’ ‘Astro Boy,’ ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’

Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” is a clever and well-executed riff on a classic fairytale.

It’s a busy week on the home video front, as no fewer than six titles that received wide theatrical releases are making their way into stores. The bad news is that most of these releases are average or worse. The good news is that there’s one shining star: A Disney movie that features old-fashioned, hand-drawn animation, great music and a sweet, sweet story.

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