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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘Joe’

From left to right, Paul Schlase, Tony Revolori, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes star in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

From left to right, Paul Schlase, Tony Revolori, Tilda Swinton and Ralph Fiennes star in “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

It is a solid week for home video with new offerings ranging from a lightweight animated movie to the latest from visionary writer-director Wes Anderson.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Croods,’ ‘This Is the End,’ ‘The Frozen Ground’

The comedy “This is the End” features a star-studded cast including, from left to right, James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel.

The comedy “This is the End” features a star-studded cast including, from left to right, James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel.

This week’s major home video releases include an apocalyptic comedy, a thriller starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack and an animated film about cavemen.

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Video Verdict: ‘Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows,’ ‘Ghost Rider – Spirit of Vengeance,’ ‘In Darkness’

Robert Downey Jr. plays the title character in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”

Two sequels lead this week’s crop of home video releases. One is the follow-up to a Nicolas Cage superhero film; the other is Robert Downey Jr.’s latest take on Sherlock Holmes.

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Video Verdict: ‘Sucker Punch,’ ‘Barney’s Version,’ ‘The Warrior’s Way,’ ‘Season of the Witch,’ ‘Beastly’

Emily Browning plays Baby Doll in the fantasy adventure “Sucker Punch.”

Fans of action movies have a lot of choices on the home video front this week, including a supernatural drama set during the crusades and a mind-bending fantasy from writer-director Zack Snyder.

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Video Verdict: ‘Biutiful,’ ‘Drive Angry’

Javier Bardem plays a man struggling with a terminal illness in “Biutiful.” He was nominated for a best actor Oscar for his work on the film.

This week’s home video releases include an over-the-top revenge flick starring Nicolas Cage and an Oscar-nominated foreign drama featuring Javier Bardem.

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Video Vedict: ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ ‘Knight & Day,’ ‘Going the Distance,’ ‘Vampires Suck’

Nicolas Cage, left, teaches Jay Baruchel a few things about magic in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”

This week’s home video releases include an action-romance starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, a romantic comedy with Drew Barrymoore and Justin Long and a fantasy adventure inspired by a Mickey Mouse cartoon.

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Video Verdict: ‘Kick-Ass,’ ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid,’ ‘Ghost Writer,’ ‘A Prophet’

Aaron Johnson, left, and Chloe Grace Moretz try out their super-duds in a scene from “Kick-Ass.”

This week’s home video releases include two gritty dramas, a cute children’s film and an R-rated superhero adventure.  Continue reading

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