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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: ‘The Dictator,’ ‘Chimpanzee,’ ‘A Separation’

Sacha Baron Cohen plays the title character in “The Dictator,” a broad comedy directed by Larry Charles.

After a brief slowdown, the home video scene is heating up again. This week’s major titles include a Sacha Baron Cohen comedy, a family friendly documentary and a much-honored Iranian drama.

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Video Verdict: ‘Hugo,’ ‘Johnny English Reborn’

Asa Butterfield, left, plays Hugo Cabret and Chloe Grace Moretz plays Isabelle in the Martin Scorsese drama, “Hugo.” The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including best picture, best adapted screenplay and best director.

Only a couple major theatrical releases are making their way to video this week, but one is a must-see.

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