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Arts and Entertainment

DVD Tuesday: Affleck Rising

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When was the last time an actor executed a more profound career turnaround than Casey Affleck? Gone Baby Gone is his second superb performance of the year. If you don't see it for him, see it for Amy Ryan's breakout, Oscar-nominated turn. The mere presence of the divine Anne Hathaway makes Becoming Jane worth renting. James McAvoy was better in this than in the over-hyped (but still good) Atonement. No new ground was broken in We Own the Night, but it was still damn entertaining. Not so for No Reservations which wasted the brilliant Aaron Eckhart. Has it really been 25 years since Zapped! was released? Greatest posterever?

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Becoming Jane
We Own the Night
No Reservations
Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?
Martian Child
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (40th Anniversary Edition)
Romance & Cigarettes
I Could Never Be Your Woman
Introducing the Dwights
The Amateurs
Blue State
Charlie Chan Collection, Vol. 4
The Joan Crawford Collection, Vol. 2
The Wiz (30th Anniversary Edition w/ Bonus CD)
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav (Extended and Uncensored)
Meet Market
Familly Ties - The Third Season
Crackheads Gone Wild: Rock and Roll

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