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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘The Judge,’ ‘Fury,’ ‘The Book of Life’ and ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

From left to right, Shia LaBeouf, Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman (rear), Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal star in the war drama “Fury”   Photo courtesy of Sony

From left to right, Shia LaBeouf, Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman (rear), Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal star in the war drama “Fury”Photo courtesy of Sony

There is a strong slate of home video releases this week, and it is anchored by a movie that helped actor Robert Duvall earn his seventh Academy Award nomination.

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Video Verdict: ‘Iron Man 3’

Robert Downey Jr. reprises the role of Tony Stark in the superhero drama “Iron Man 3.”

Robert Downey Jr. reprises the role of Tony Stark in the superhero drama “Iron Man 3.”

This week, “Iron Man 3” is the only major theatrical release making its way to the small screen because most other studios decided to bow to its blockbuster might.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Avengers’

Chris Hemsworth, left, plays Thor and Chris Evans plays Captain America in “The Avengers.”

Only one major theatrical release is making its way to home video this week, but that’s just as well because it’s one of the biggest hits of 2012.

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Video Verdict: ‘Sherlock Holmes – A Game of Shadows,’ ‘Ghost Rider – Spirit of Vengeance,’ ‘In Darkness’

Robert Downey Jr. plays the title character in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”

Two sequels lead this week’s crop of home video releases. One is the follow-up to a Nicolas Cage superhero film; the other is Robert Downey Jr.’s latest take on Sherlock Holmes.

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Video Verdict: ‘Megamind,’ ‘Due Date,’ ‘Get Low’

The title character in Megamind sets a plan in motion. The animated film features the voice talents of Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Jonah Hill and David Cross.

This week’s major home video releases range from a quirky drama starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray to an animated film featuring the voice talents of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill.

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Video Verdict: ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ ‘Babies,’ ‘Superman/Batman: Apocalypse’

Iron Man prepares to save the day in the superhero film “Iron Man 2.”

There’s plenty of variety on home video this week, with major titles ranging from a documentary about infants to a big-budget superhero sequel.

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Video Verdict: ‘An Education,’ ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks 2’

Carey Mulligan received a best actress Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of a teen girl who has an affair with an older man in “An Education.” The film also received Oscar nominations for best picture and best adapted screenplay.

This week’s major video releases include an update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character, a children’s movie featuring singing chipmunks and an Oscar-nominated drama about a teen girl who falls for an older man.

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