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Video Verdict: ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’

Danielle Bisutti gets creepy in the horror movie “Insidious: Chapter 2.”

Danielle Bisutti gets creepy in the horror movie “Insidious: Chapter 2.”

Many movie studios decided to take a break for Christmas week, as only one major theatrical release is making it’s way to home video.

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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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Video Verdict: ‘The Lincoln Lawyer,’ ‘Rango,’ ‘Insidious,’ ‘Arthur’

Matthew McConaughey, left, plays attorney Mick Haller and Ryan Phillippe plays one of his troublesome clients in “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

It’s an outstanding week on home video, as a number of memorable theatrical releases are transitioning to the small screen. These include an animated movie with the voice talents of Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher, a broad comedy featuring Russell Brand and a thriller starring Matthew McConaughey.

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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘Watchmen,’ ‘Coraline’

Jackie Earle Haley plays the masked hero Rorschach in "Watchmen.”

Jackie Earle Haley plays the masked hero Rorschach in "Watchmen.”

This week’s batch of new DVDs is anchored by two fantasy films, each one aimed at a different audience. One is a stop-motion effort that’s spooky yet family friendly. The other is an R-rated comic book adaptation that is high minded and for adults only.

 

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It’s worth watching ‘Watchmen’

Malin Akerman, left, and Patrick Wilson play superheroes in "Watchmen."

Malin Akerman, left, and Patrick Wilson play superheroes in "Watchmen."

WATCHMEN
3 stars (out of four)
Rated R for strong graphic violence, sexuality, nudity and language
162 minutes
Warner Brothers

 

“Watchmen” may be a superhero movie, but it’s got more in common with “Sin City” and “V for Vendetta” than the traditional caped crusader flick. That’s because it’s dark, gritty and built around a traditional detective story. It’s also because the movie is based on a graphic novel written by Alan Moore, who also penned “Vendetta.”

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Are we ready for “Watchmen”?

Malin Akerman in "Watchmen."

Malin Akerman in "Watchmen."

SAN FRANCISCO — The road to the “Watchmen” movie was long, bumpy and routed through rugged, unfamiliar territory. That it finally opened in theaters at midnight Thursday brings that road to an end. But one question still burns: Are audiences ready for an R-rated superhero spectacle that has been described by some as unfilmable?

“There are a lot of reasons, I think, why the movie didn’t get made up until now,” director Zack Snyder said during an interview last week at the WonderCon comic convention in San Francisco. “(Producer) Larry Gordon said, ‘It’s not unfilmable, it’s unfinanceable,’ which I thought was a really interesting distinction. … Culture, I hope, is ready for ‘Watchmen’ now.”

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