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Video Verdict: Review of ‘Night at the Museum – Secret of the Tomb’

From left, Patrick Gallagher, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller and Rami Malek star in “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.”  Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

From left, Patrick Gallagher, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller and Rami Malek star in “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.”Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

The latest entry in the “Night at the Museum” franchise is the only major theatrical release making its way to home video this week.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘The Internship,’ ‘Before Midnight’

In “The Internship,” Owen Wilson, left, and Vince Vaughn play middle-aged guys gunning for a job at Google.

In “The Internship,” Owen Wilson, left, and Vince Vaughn play middle-aged guys gunning for a job at Google.

Three solid films – each distinctly different from the next – make this a particularly good week for home video.

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Snapshot Review: ‘The Internship’

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3 stars (out of four)
Rated: PG-13 for sexuality, some crude humor, partying and language
Story: Two middle-aged salesmen (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) lose their jobs and try to reinvent themselves with internships at Google.
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi and Max Minghella
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Bottom line: The film takes product placement to a new level; as it is essentially a recruiting ad for Google. Get past that and it’s also a consistently funny comedy that benefits from the same winning chemistry that Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson displayed in “Wedding Crashers.”

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Video Verdict: ‘Drive,’ ‘The Thing,’ ‘The Big Year,’ ‘In Time,’ ‘Dream House’

Carey Mulligan, left, and Ryan Gosling star in the thriller “Drive.”

This week’s major home video releases include the prequel to a classic horror film, a science-fiction drama starring Justin Timberlake and a gritty thriller featuring Ryan Gosling.

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Video Verdict: ‘Midnight in Paris,’ ‘Warrior,’ ‘Straw Dogs,’ ‘Dolphin Tale,’ ‘Colombiana’

Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams take a European vacation in writer-director Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris."

It’s an excellent week for home video, as two new releases are likely contenders in this year’s Oscar race.

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Video Verdict: ‘Water for Elephants,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ ‘Cars 2’

Robert Pattinson, left, and Reese Witherspoon star in the romantic drama “Water for Elephants.”

This week’s home video releases include an offbeat comedy featuring Steve Carell, the latest animated film from Pixar and a drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson.

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Video Verdict: ‘Battle Los Angeles,’ ‘Hall Pass,’ ‘Red Riding Hood,’ ‘Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son’

Amanda Seyfried plays Valerie in “Red Riding Hood,” a modernization of the classic fairy tale.

This week’s major home video releases include two mainstream comedies, an update of a classic fairy tale and a science-fiction thriller starring Aaron Eckhart.

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