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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Get On Up’

Ellar Coltrane stars in the Richard Linklater film “Boyhood.”  Photo courtesy of Paramount

Ellar Coltrane stars in the Richard Linklater film “Boyhood.”

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This week’s home video releases are anchored by a much-hyped project from writer-director Richard Linklater.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Butler,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Enough Said,’ ‘The Spectacular Now,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘Carrie,’ ‘You’re Next’

Robin Williams, left, plays President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

Robin Williams, left, plays President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Forest Whitaker plays Cecil Gaines in “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.”

This week, movie studios opened the home video floodgates, rolling out more than a half dozen noteworthy titles, including several films that are likely to land Academy Award nominations.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Help,’ ‘The Debt,’ ‘The Hangover Part II,’ ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

From left to right, Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone), Minnie Jackson (Octavia Spencer) and Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) share a moment in “The Help.”

This week’s major home video releases include an oddball science-fiction adventure, a sequel to one of the biggest comedy hits of all time and a drama that may wind up in the Oscar race.

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