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New to View: ‘Wild’

Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar-nominated drama, the 3rd season of HBO’s “Veep” and the 1st season of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” lead this week’s Blu-ray & DVD releases. Continue reading

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Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s ruminative space odyssey falls short of lofty goals, but it’s still an oft-mesmerizing journey — even if you can’t always hear the dialogue. Continue reading

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Into the Woods

Disney’s big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical “Into the Woods” has plenty of charm and charisma to cover the tiredness of the film’s premise. Continue reading

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

I’ve appreciated the scope and splendor of the “Hobbit” adaptations. But if I were to give a two-word review of the final installment, it’s “too much.” Continue reading

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Annie

Years in the making, the modern-day adaptation of the classic musical has many enjoyable moments, plus a whiz-bang performance from its young star. Continue reading

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Vice

D-list schlock. I’d rather see what Thomas Jane spent this paycheck on. Continue reading

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Exodus: Gods and Kings

Ridley Scott’s version of “The Ten Commandments” has no reason for existing, and we needn’t bother watching it. Continue reading

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Foxcatcher

One of the more overpraised films of 2014, “Foxcatcher” is a deeply odd character exploration that eventually gets lost in its own dirge-like fog. Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Mercifully shorter than its predecessors, “Mockingjay” nonetheless has a low thrills-to-doldrums ratio, with really only one action sequence to carry momentum. Continue reading

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New to View: ‘Mockingjay’

The penultimate “Hunger Games” movie, the Oscar-nominated “Foxcatcher” and the first half of season one of “Outlander” lead this week’s Blu-ray & DVD releases. Continue reading

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