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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Robocop’ and ‘Son of God’

From left to right, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Mark Wahlberg play US Navy SEALs in “Lone Survivor.”

From left to right, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Mark Wahlberg play US Navy SEALs in “Lone Survivor.”

This week’s home video releases include a remake of “RoboCop,” a film about the life of Jesus Christ and a fantastic military drama.

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Video Verdict: ‘We’re the Millers,’ ‘The World’s End,’ ‘2 Guns,’ ‘Planes’

Jennifer Aniston, left, and Jason Sudeikis star in the comedy “We’re the Millers.”

Jennifer Aniston, left, and Jason Sudeikis star in the comedy “We’re the Millers.”

This week’s home video releases cover a lot of territory, and they range from an animated Disney film to an R-rated comedy.

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Video Verdict: ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘The Guilt Trip,’ ‘Broken City’

Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Bradley Cooper star in the Oscar-nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Bradley Cooper star in the Oscar-nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook.”

A thriller featuring Mark Wahlberg, and a relationship drama that received eight Oscar nominations anchor this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ ‘Ted,’ ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’

Jeremy Renner plays secret agent Aaron Cross in “The Bourne Legacy.”

Jeremy Renner plays secret agent Aaron Cross in “The Bourne Legacy.”

This week’s home video releases range from a quirky, R-rated comedy to a continuation of the “Bourne” espionage franchise.

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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: ‘The Fighter,’ ‘Hereafter,’ ‘The Switch’

Christian Bale, left, and Mark Wahlberg star in “The Fighter.” Bale won a best supporting actor Academy Award for his work on the film.

This week’s major home video releases include an ill-advised Jennifer Aniston comedy, a drama by director Clint Eastwood and a film that was nominated for multiple Academy Awards.

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Video Verdict: ‘Avatar,’ ‘Lovely Bones,’ ‘Crazy Heart,’ ‘The Young Victoria’

Writer-director James Cameron’s science-fiction film “Avatar” is the highest-grossing movie of all time, and his blue-skinned Na’vi protagonists are one of the reasons behind its success.

Each of the four major films coming out on home video this week was in competition at the 82nd Academy Awards, and all but one of them – “The Lovely Bones” – left the ceremony with at least one Oscar.

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