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New on DVD: '50/50,' 'Paranormal Activity 3,' the Oscar-Nominated 'Real Steel'

By: Stacie Hougland on January 25, 2012 at 9:16AM Comments (1)

50/50 shows cancer can be funny, Paranormal Activity 3 manages to bring the chills, and the corny Real Steel (just Oscar nominated for its special effects) will warm your heart--or inspire eye-rolling.  

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New on DVD: 'The Ides of March,' 'Abduction'

By: Stacie Hougland on January 17, 2012 at 3:42PM Comments (1)

Ryan Gosling and George Clooney (who directs) star in this awards-nominated political drama about shady backroom dealings and down-and-dirty election campaigns. Plus the rest of the week's new releases.

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DVD of the Week: 'Moneyball.' Plus Win 'Killer Elite' BD/DVD Combo Pack and Massive Bond Set Announced

By: Stacie Hougland on January 10, 2012 at 5:21PM Comments (41)

Brad Pitt takes the field as Oakland A's GM Billy Beane, who changed the way baseball--the game and the industry--were played in the early 2000s. If you're hankering for action of the Jason Statham kind, Killer Elite pits him against Owen Wilson as British ops hunting each other down--which you can even win in our giveaway.

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New on DVD: 'Contagion,' 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

By: Stacie Hougland on January 3, 2012 at 5:23PM Comments (3)

Stephen Soderbergh turns a cool, clinical eye to what would happen in the case of a worldwide pandemic in Contagion while Don't Be Afraid of the Dark and I Don't Know How She Does It are also out on DVD and Blu-Ray today.

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New on DVD: 'Final Destination 5,' 'Apollo 18'

By: Stacie Hougland on December 27, 2011 at 3:46PM Comments

Two horror movies hit the home video market today - the fifth installment of Final Destination as well as the latest found footage movie, Apollo 18.

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New on DVD: 'Warrior,' 'Midnight in Paris,' More...Plus Win 'Warrior' Swag!

By: Stacie Hougland on December 20, 2011 at 3:32PM Comments (40)

Some solid new releases for you this week: great performances and top-notch fighting scenes elevate Warrior beyond your usual sports drama, Woody Allen returns to his roots, and the '08 financial crisis gets a thriller. Plus, enter to win our giveaway for some Warrior gear.

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New on DVD: 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' More

By: Stacie Hougland on December 13, 2011 at 5:44PM Comments

When animals attack, it's not (necessarily) a pretty sight...although Caesar is a masterwork of CGI and Andy Serkis' acting, and Po and his pals are gorgeously rendered in the sequel. Plus the remake Fright Night and wuxia actioner Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame.

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Nolan Unveils 'The Dark Knight Rises' Preview: 8 Minutes of IMAX Goodness

By: Stacie Hougland on December 8, 2011 at 10:20PM Comments (2)

We can't reveal much about the 7-8 minute preview of The Dark Knight Rises that Christopher Nolan himself introduced to a select audience, but we can tell you this--it looks great in IMAX.

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New on DVD: 'The Debt,' 'The Help,' 'The Hangover II,' 'Cowboys & Aliens'

By: Stacie Hougland on December 6, 2011 at 6:04PM Comments (1)

Four major releases hit home video today, but are any of them worth your attention? Find out here.

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New on DVD: 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams,' 'Tucker & Dale,' More

By: Stacie Hougland on November 29, 2011 at 3:56PM Comments (1)

Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine riff on the horror genre in this bloody good comedy, while Werner Herzog takes us on a fascinating journey to the past. Find out what else is new, what's coming soon, and the goodies on the releases this week.

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This Week on DVD/BD: 'Super 8, 'Conan the Barbarian.' Plus: Win Signed 'Conan' Stuff!

By: Stacie Hougland on November 22, 2011 at 1:41PM Comments (29)

J.J. Abrams' loving homage to Spielberg stars a great cast of kids who get embroiled in a weird set of circumstances while making their own Super 8 movie; Conan will just about split your screen in two; and some Spy Kids save the world. Plus, win some signed Conan stuff and the Blu-ray.

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New on DVD: 'Larry Crowne,' 'Bellflower;' Plus: Two Classics on Blu-ray

By: Stacie Hougland on November 15, 2011 at 5:53PM Comments

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts don't exactly set the screen on fire in this rom-com about a guy down on his luck, but some decent indies are out this week too. Plus the classics My Fair Lady and West Side Story get the Blu treatment, the latter in special edition form, and we've got an exclusive clip from it.

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New on DVD: 'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' 'Cars 2'

By: Stacie Hougland on November 1, 2011 at 6:13PM Comments (1)

Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone make up just part of the ensemble cast of this sweet rom-com, while Pixar's Mater and Lightning McQueen roll out again.

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More DVD Tuesday: 'Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy': Details and Extras on the High-Def Release

By: Stacie Hougland on October 25, 2011 at 4:24PM Comments

The trilogy gets an upgrade after all these years with this handsome set from Universal that includes all three movies in high-def, plus an exhaustive making-of documentary--you'll have enough info to make your own dino movie.

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DVD of the Week: 'Captain America"; Plus Cult Hit "Attack the Block," Charming "Winnie the Pooh," and More

By: Stacie Hougland on October 25, 2011 at 2:17PM Comments

The first Avenger makes his way onto Blu-ray and DVD, and even if you're superheroed-out, don't miss this excellent addition to the pantheon. Plus, cult favorite Attack the Block, the tubby cub stuffed with fluff is a charmer, and more new releases.

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