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"42" (PG-13, 127 minutes, Warner): Brian Helgeland has succeeded in "42," a soaring portrayal of Jackie Robinson's entry into Major League Baseball in 1947. Anchored by a quietly compelling lead performance by Chadwick Boseman, "42" begins in 1945, when Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branc…

July 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
New on DVD

New on DVD

The character China Girl, voiced by Joey King, left, and James Franco, as Oz, in a scene from "Oz the Great and Powerful," which is now available on DVD.

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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New on DVD

"Oz the Great and Powerful" (PG, 130 minutes, Disney): Oscar Diggs (James Franco) is a sideshow conjurer with a traveling circus in 1905 Kansas, captured in the black-and-white, square-framed format of old-timey cinema. He's forced to make a quick escape from the midway via hot-air balloon, …

June 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Released Tuesday on DVD

Released Tuesday on DVD

Naomi Watts stars as a mother whose vacationing family is separated when the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean slams into their Thai resort in "The Impossible." The film tracks the family's efforts to reunite amid chaos and confusion.

April 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Released Tuesday on DVD

Released Tuesday on DVD

"The Impossible" (PG-13, 114 minutes, Summit/Lionsgate): The catastrophic nature of the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean that opens this fact-based drama is rendered with nightmarish realism by Spanish director J.A. Bayona. The wall of water looks harrowingly real as it slams into the Thai r…

April 25, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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New on DVD

Liam Neeson stars as Bryan Mills in "Taken 2." Mills, a former CIA operative, is in Istanbul, where a tangle of kidnapping, torture and revenge unfolds, driven by the bad guys he earlier vanquished.

January 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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New on DVD

"To Rome With Love" (R, 112 minutes, in English and a fair amount of subtitled Italian, Sony Home Entertainment): The comic roundelay opens with narration by an anonymous Roman traffic cop talking directly to the camera as cars whiz by. Filmmaker Woody Allen's Rome-set story unfolds as a bum…

January 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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