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Video Verdict: ‘The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug,’ ‘August – Osage County,’ ‘Grudge Match,’ ‘Paranormal Activity – The Marked Ones’

From left to right, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson star in “August: Osage County.”

From left to right, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Julianne Nicholson star in “August: Osage County.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by another Middle Earth adventure from director Peter Jackson.

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Video Verdict: ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘This is 40’

Jessica Chastain landed a best actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a U.S. intelligence operative in “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Jessica Chastain landed a best actress Oscar nomination for her portrayal of a U.S. intelligence operative in “Zero Dark Thirty.”

This week’s home video releases include several key players from the most-recent Academy Awards race.

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Video Verdict: ‘Avatar,’ ‘Lovely Bones,’ ‘Crazy Heart,’ ‘The Young Victoria’

Writer-director James Cameron’s science-fiction film “Avatar” is the highest-grossing movie of all time, and his blue-skinned Na’vi protagonists are one of the reasons behind its success.

Each of the four major films coming out on home video this week was in competition at the 82nd Academy Awards, and all but one of them – “The Lovely Bones” – left the ceremony with at least one Oscar.

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