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Video Verdict: ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Mama,’ ‘Safe Haven’

Tom Cruise plays the title character in the thriller “Jack Reacher.” The film is based on the Lee Child novel “One Shot.”

Tom Cruise plays the title character in the thriller “Jack Reacher.” The film is based on the Lee Child novel “One Shot.”

This week’s home video releases cover a lot of territory ranging from action to romance. They also sport several big name stars, the most noteworthy being Jessica Chastain and Tom Cruise.

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Video Verdict: ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Killing Them Softly,’ ‘Parental Guidance,’ ‘The Collection’

Daniel Day-Lewis won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of the title character in director Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”

Daniel Day-Lewis won a best actor Oscar for his portrayal of the title character in director Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by a terrific historical drama that was nominated for 12 Oscars, including best picture.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Cabin in the Woods,’ ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me,’ ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’

From left to right, Fran Kranz, Chris Hemsworth and Anna Hutchison star in “The Cabin in the Woods.”

This week’s major video releases include an indie drama with an outstanding cast, a documentary film featuring Katy Perry and a horror movie from one of Hollywood’s most creative artists.

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Video Verdict: ‘Take Shelter,’ ‘The Rum Diary’

Michael Shannon struggles with a feeling of impending doom in the psychological thriller “Take Shelter.”

It’s a slow week for home video, with no wide-release theatrical films making their way to the small screen. That’s not such a bad thing, however, because it allows me to spotlight two noteworthy independent projects.

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Video Verdict: ‘Let Me In,’ ‘Conviction,’ ‘Never Let Me Go’

Chloe Grace Moretz plays a complicated character in the horror thriller “Let Me In.”

This week’s home video releases include three R-rated dramas that delve into the darker side of life. Included is a science-fiction fantasy starring three of today’s hottest young actors, a crime drama featuring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell and a vampire film that’s considerably bleaker than “The Twilight Saga.”

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Video Verdict: ‘Eat Pray Love,’ ‘The Expendables,’ ‘I’m Still Here’

Julia Roberts tries to find herself in “Eat Pray Love,” a movie adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s bestselling memoir.

This week’s home video releases range from a star-studded action film to a drama about a woman in search of enlightenment.

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