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Video Verdict: ‘The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug,’ ‘August – Osage County,’ ‘Grudge Match,’ ‘Paranormal Activity – The Marked Ones’

From left to right, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson star in “August: Osage County.”

From left to right, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson star in “August: Osage County.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by another Middle Earth adventure from director Peter Jackson.

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Video Verdict: ‘Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘Hope Springs,’ ‘Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’

Dark Knight Rises

Bane (Tom Hardy), left, faces off against Batman (Christian Bale) in director Christopher Nolan’s ending to the “Dark Knight” franchise.

The finale to director Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” franchise anchors this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Iron Lady,’ ‘The Darkest Hour’

Meryl Streep, right, plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent plays her husband, Denis Thatcher, in “The Iron Lady.” Streep won a best actress Academy Award for the role.

This week’s home video releases are led by a political drama that helped actress Meryl Streep win her third Academy Award.

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Video Verdict: ‘It’s Complicated,’ ‘Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus’

Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin make a connection in “It’s Complicated.”

This week’s DVD releases are anchored by Heath Ledger’s last feature film and a wonderful comedy starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

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Video Verdict: ‘Harry Potter No. 6,’ ‘Julie & Julia,’ ‘Public Enemies,’ ‘World’s Greatest Dad’

Daniel Radcliffe reprises his role as Harry Potter in the fantasy adventure film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

This week’s DVD releases include two of the better films of 2009, and they target completely different audiences.

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Video Verdict: New DVDs for April 7

Meryl Streep portrays Sister Aloysius and Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Father Flynn in the Oscar-nominated drama "Doubt."

Meryl Streep portrays Sister Aloysius and Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Father Flynn in "Doubt."

This week’s DVD releases include new outings from Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler, but it’s a haunting, Oscar-nominated drama that is the true must-see.

 

 

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Oscars: Who will win tonight?

Dev Patel, left, and Anil Kapoor in "Slumdog Millionaire," Forrest's pick to win Oscar's best picture race.

Dev Patel, left, and Anil Kapoor in "Slumdog Millionaire," Forrest's pick to win Oscar's best picture.

Predicting who will win the Academy Awards is a lot like predicting the weather. No matter how sure you feel, there’s always a surprise. A low pressure front that moves in unexpectedly, a fast-moving hail storm, ridiculously strong winds.

Still, there are signs that a skilled prognosticator can read to get things right at least some of the time.

 Yes, its that time of year when I put my reputation on the line and offer my best guesses as to who will win cinema’s biggest awards. So, without further delay, my predictions for tonight’s Oscars in several key categories.

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