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Video Verdict: Reviews of ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Lucy’ and ‘Annabelle’

The title characters from the stop-motion animated movie “The Boxtrolls” are sadly misunderstood.   Photo courtesy of Focus Features

The title characters from the stop-motion animated movie “The Boxtrolls” are sadly misunderstood.

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This week’s major home video releases include two R-rated thrillers and a family friendly animated film.

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Video Verdict: ‘Rio 2’ and ‘Under the Skin’

Blu, Jewel and their children soar through the air with Rafael, Nico and Pedro in a scene from “Rio 2.”

Blu, Jewel and their children soar through the air with Rafael, Nico and Pedro in a scene from “Rio 2.”

This week’s home video releases are anchored by a sequel to the 2011 animated hit “Rio.”

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Video Verdict: ‘Her,’ ‘That Awkward Moment,’ ‘I, Frankenstein’

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his computer operating system in “Her.”

Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his computer operating system in “Her.”

This week’s home video releases offer a new take on Frankenstein’s monster, a sex comedy featuring several young stars, and an offbeat dramedy about romance and technology.

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Video Verdict: ‘Don Jon’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Don Jon.” Gordon-Levitt was the primary creative force, writing, directing and starring in the film.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Scarlett Johansson in a scene from “Don Jon.” Gordon-Levitt was the primary creative force, writing, directing and starring in the film.

It’s another slow week for home video, as only one major theatrical release is moving to the small screen.

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Video Verdict: ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Rise of the Guardians,’ ‘Hitchcock’

Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) and a fierce Bengal tiger named Richard Parker are forced to share a lifeboat in director Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi.”

Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma) and a fierce Bengal tiger named Richard Parker are forced to share a lifeboat in director Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi.”

This is an excellent week for home video, as the new releases include a top-notch animated movie, a solid biopic about director Alfred Hitchcock and a drama that won four Academy Awards.

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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: ‘War Horse,’ ‘We Bought a Zoo’

Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse Joey form a remarkable bond in “War Horse.” The drama, by director Steven Spielberg, earned six Academy Awards nominations, including one for best picture.

This week’s home video releases include a terrific family film starring Matt Damon, and a Steven Spielberg drama that earned six Oscar nominations.

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