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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: ‘Contagion,’ ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,’ ‘I Don’t Know How She Does It’

Matt Damon, right, and Anna Jacoby-Heron try to survive a deadly viral outbreak in “Contagion.”

This week’s home video releases range from a lightweight tribute to working mothers to a terrifying thriller about a fictionalized pandemic.

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Video Verdict: ‘Sex and the City 2,’ ‘Winter’s Bone,’ ‘Girl Who Played With Fire’

Noomi Rapace plays Lisbeth Salander in “The Girl Who Played With Fire.” The movie is based on the bestselling novel by Stieg Larsson.

Of the major theatrical releases making their way to home video this week, none are targeted at children. Instead we have a gritty independent drama, an intense foreign film and the latest from the “Sex and the City” ladies.

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Video Verdict: ‘Princess and the Frog,’ ‘Armored,’ ‘Ninja Assassin,’ ‘The Fourth Kind,’ ‘Astro Boy,’ ‘Did You Hear About the Morgans?’

Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog” is a clever and well-executed riff on a classic fairytale.

It’s a busy week on the home video front, as no fewer than six titles that received wide theatrical releases are making their way into stores. The bad news is that most of these releases are average or worse. The good news is that there’s one shining star: A Disney movie that features old-fashioned, hand-drawn animation, great music and a sweet, sweet story.

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