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Video Verdict: ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Machete Kills,’ ‘In a World…’

Tom Hanks stars in the Academy Award-nominated drama “Captain Phillips.”

Tom Hanks stars in the Academy Award-nominated drama “Captain Phillips.”

Two movies that earned multiple Academy Award nominations lead this week’s crop of new videos.

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Video Verdict: ‘Hobo With a Shotgun’

Rutger Hauer plays the title character in “Hobo With a Shotgun,” director Jason Eisener’s tribute to the grindhouse genre.

It’s a slow week on home video, as no major theatrical releases are rolling onto DVD or Blu-ray. Still, there are a few new choices, including an independent grindhouse homage starring Rutger Hauer.

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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: ‘Predators,’ ‘Oceans,’ ‘Please Give’

A diver takes a swim next to a great white shark in “Disneynature: Oceans.”

This week’s home video releases are all over the map, with important titles ranging from an intimate drama featuring some of today’s best actors to a science-fiction flick that’s all about action.

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Video Verdict: ‘Funny People,’ ‘Angels & Demons,’ ‘Four Christmases,’ ‘Shorts’

Tom Hanks, left, plays symbologist Robert Langdon and Ayelet Zurer portrays physicist Vittoria Vetra in the thriller “Angels & Demons.”

This week’s DVD releases cover a lot of territory. They include a family film from the director of “Spy Kids,” a holiday comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, an Adam Sandler feature helmed by writer-director Judd Apatow and a big-budget thriller starring Tom Hanks.

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