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DVDs: Aug. 19, 2011

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Something Borrowed (2011, PG-13)
Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin A limp, lamebrained love triangle involving a mean girl (Hudson), her doormat best friend (Goodwin), and the hunky dude who comes between them (Colin Egglesfield). Be afraid. Be very afraid. (Also on iTunes) D+

The Conspirator (2011, PG-13)
Robin Wright, James McAvoy A wooden courtroom drama about the Lincoln assassination from director Robert Redford. C

Jane Eyre (2011, PG-13)
Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender Charlotte Brontë’s classic literary romance gets a gloomy gothic makeover — and some smoldering sensuality courtesy of Fassbender’s earthy Mr. Rochester. (Also on iTunes) B-

Cul-de-sac (1966, Not Rated)
Donald Pleasence, Françoise Dorléac The Criterion debut of an early Roman Polanski thriller about a gruff gangster (Lionel Stander) holing up with a strange couple by the seaside. B+

Betrayed (1988, R)
Tom Berenger, Debra Winger This grim but gripping procedural pits a female FBI agent against a suspected white supremacist. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B

Coming Soon
Good Will Hunting (1997, R)
Matt Damon, Ben Affleck A rebellious math whiz working as a janitor comes to terms with his genius. Blu-ray debut. B 8/30

Prom (2011, PG)
Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell A chaste Disney teen comedy about frantic high schoolers jockeying to find a date for the big night. B 8/30

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