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Video Verdict: ‘Ender’s Game,’ ‘All Is Lost,’ ‘The Best Man Holiday,’ ‘The Counselor’

Asa Butterfield, left, and Harrison Ford star in “Ender’s Game.”

Asa Butterfield, left, and Harrison Ford star in “Ender’s Game.”

This week’s home video releases range from a Ridley Scott thriller to a cinematic adaptation of a popular science-fiction novel.

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Video Verdict: ‘Taken 2,’ ‘To Rome With Love,’ ‘The Possession’

Liam Neeson reprises the role of former CIA agent Bryan Mills in the action thriller “Taken 2.”

Liam Neeson reprises the role of former CIA agent Bryan Mills in the action thriller “Taken 2.”

This week’s home video releases include a new Woody Allen dramedy, a horror film starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and a sequel to the hit movie “Taken.”

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Video Verdict: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,’ ‘Bad Teacher,’ ‘Red State,’ ‘Monte Carlo’

Johnny Depp, left, and Penelope Cruz search for the Fountain of Youth in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

This week’s major home video releases range from a risqué R-rated comedy featuring Cameron Diaz to the latest installment of the uber-popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

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Video Verdict: ‘Nine,’ ‘Leap Year,’ ‘Tooth Fairy’

Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis), a blocked writer-director, agonizes over starting a new film during a musical number in “Nine.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by a romantic comedy starring Amy Adams, a family feature with Dwayne Johnson and a flashy musical from the man who brought us “Chicago.”

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Oscar winners: A complete list

Winners of the 81st Academy Awards (all nominees listed with winners in bold)

Performance by an actor in a leading role
Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor” (Overture Films)
Frank Langella in “Frost/Nixon” (Universal)
Sean Penn in “Milk” (Focus Features)
Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (Paramount and Warner Bros.)
Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler” (Fox Searchlight)

Performance by an actor in a supporting role
Josh Brolin in “Milk” (Focus Features)
Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, Distributed by DreamWorks/Paramount)
Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” (Miramax)
Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” (Warner Bros.)
Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage)
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Video Verdict: New DVDs for Jan. 27

Penelope Cruz is a naughty girl in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

Penelope Cruz is a naughty girl in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

It’s an extremely busy week for DVD releases, as we’re getting everything from an award-winning Woody Allen picture to a religious-themed meditation on the sanctity of marriage. Throw in a rough and tumble gangster film and two Hollywood cop dramas and you have a lot to choose from.

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