New on DVD Aug. 4

This week's new releases:

The Soloist Based on Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez's (Robert Downey Jr.) real-life experience discovering a former classical violin prodigy (Jamie Foxx) living on the streets, it’s an empathetic, poignant look at mental illness, homelessness and friendship that doesn’t get overly sticky sweet.

Obsessed Delicious camp thriller stars Ali Larter as a kooky temp who becomes smitten with a businessman (Idris Elba) and goes after his hot wife (Beyonce Knowles). Guilty pleasure? You bet. Best extra: “Girl Fight!”

Race to Witch Mountain The third installment of the franchise starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as an ex-con who helps two kids who are really aliens get back to their spaceship delivers good clean Disney fun.

Delgo Animated and talent-packed kids feature is a mythical good-vs.-evil tale of warring worlds in which young orphan Delgo becomes a major player and falls for the enemy’s princess.

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh This adaptation of Michael Chabon’s first novel follows a loser-ish college grad working in a book store who meets a hot musician and her charming but bad news boyfriend in Pittsburgh in the summer of 1983.

Mutant Chronicles Thomas Jane stars in this capable sci-fi actioner based on a board game that's set in 2707 when giant corporations rule the world.

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