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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: ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ ‘The Big Wedding’

Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton star in “The Big Wedding.”

Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton star in “The Big Wedding.”

This week’s biggest home video releases have a lot of star power, but they are unfortunately light in more important areas.

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Video Verdict: ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘The Guilt Trip,’ ‘Broken City’

Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Bradley Cooper star in the Oscar-nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Bradley Cooper star in the Oscar-nominated film “Silver Linings Playbook.”

A thriller featuring Mark Wahlberg, and a relationship drama that received eight Oscar nominations anchor this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘Haywire,’ ‘Joyful Noise,’ ‘New Year’s Eve’

Gina Carano gets physical in “Haywire,” an action-oriented thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh.

After several slow weeks, the home video scene is picking up steam. New releases include an action film by director Steven Soderbergh, a musical comedy starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton, and a star-studded offering from director Garry Marshall

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Video Verdict: ‘Limitless,’ ‘Take Me Home Tonight’

Robert De Niro, left, and Bradley Cooper star in the thriller “Limitless.”

Only two major theatrical releases are making their way to video this week. One is a throwback to 1980s romantic comedies. The other is a stylized thriller starring Bradley Cooper.

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Video Verdict: ‘Machete,’ ‘Dinner for Schmucks,’ ‘Case 39,’ ‘The Last Exorcism’

Danny Trejo plays the dangerous title character in “Machete.”

The first week of the new year is bringing several noteworthy films to home video, including two horror flicks, a mainstream comedy and a Robert Rodriguez action-thriller.

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Video Verdict: ‘Everybody’s Fine,’ ‘Vampire’s Assistant: Cirque du Freak,’ ‘The Box,’ ‘The Informant!’

Matt Damon plays corporate whistleblower Mark Whitacre in director Steven Soderbergh’s offbeat dramedy “The Informant!”

This week’s video releases cover a lot of territory, with everything from a teen-vampire thriller to a family drama starring Robert DeNiro hitting rental store shelves.

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