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Discover ‘Sherlock’ again on DVD|
Bloody brilliant, even with its excesses. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is even better the second time around, now that you can plumb its murky depths on home entertainment.
'Safe House' DVD compelling|
Safe House is a skilled blend of authenticity and absurdity, with an undertow of pathos. This is how Hollywood makes spy movies these days.
'Silly season' time to watch crap|
The Sitter, Jonah Hill's demented attempt at being a slacker babysitter, has been sitting on top of a pile of unseen DVDs and Blu-rays for weeks, demanding to be seen and heard.
Spend all day on 'Route 66'|
Some things linger from childhood, like significant books, haunting tunes, important movies and a handful of television series. For me, one of those ghosts is Route 66.
Bite into these not-for-kids DVDs|
Kids, go to your rooms. Most of you shouldn't watch this stuff. Adults, welcome back to the joys of edgy animation that is so definitely not suitable for impressionable young minds.
Bird tried hard with 'MI4' DVD|
Like many filmmakers, Oscar-winning director Brad Bird is torn between preparing his movies for big-screen theatres, including in spectacular IMAX, and giving in to the home entertainment experience.
'Extremely Loud', 'Carnage' on DVD|
If you are more interested in people than machines, in ideas over actions, prepare to be amazed. Watch these two films: Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Roman Polanski's Carnage. I suspect few of you have seen either one yet. The numbers speak volumes.
Superb 'Lazhar', 'Method' on DVD|
Emotion trumped intellect when Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar beat David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method as best picture at Canada's Genie Awards.
Hitchcock films hit Blu-ray|
The legendary Alfred Hitchcock never won an Oscar as best director, despite five Academy Award nominations during 55 years of filmmaking in both Britain and the United States. Instead, "Hitch" revolutionized the artistry of Hollywood cinema, especially in the thriller genre.
'Descendants' soars onto DVD|
Droll American filmmaker Alexander Payne recently won his second Oscar, this time for collaborating with Nat Faxon and Jim Rash on the screenplay for The Descendants.
'Footloose' redo dances onto DVD|
Craig Brewer felt put upon when he decided to remake Footloose, after establishing his filmmaking credentials on the breakout Hustle & Flow and the sexy Black Snake Moan.
Scorsese's 'Hugo' a beauty|
Hugo is Martin Scorsese’s love letter to the history, preservation and celebration of cinema back to its roots in the 1890s.
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Oscar favourites shine on Blu-ray|
Winning the best picture Oscar is not necessarily the stamp of greatness. After all, mediocre movies such as The Greatest Show on Earth, the original Around the World in 80 Days, Out of Africa and Chicago ended up on top.