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DVDs: Oct. 7, 2011

The latest films to hit stores, including ”The Tree of Life,” a ”Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” Blu-ray, and more

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Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985, PG)
Paul Reubens Tim Burton’s giddy, garish pop fantasia starts off as a simple story about a bow-tied man-child and his beloved bicycle, then snowballs into a strange, surreal, and ultimately very sweet American road movie. Blu-ray debut. A

The Cider House Rules (1999, Pg-13)
Michael Caine, Tobey Maguire Strong turns from Caine and Maguire give heart to this John Irving adaptation about a Maine doctor and his orphaned apprentice. New to Blu-ray. B+

Grandview, USA (1984, R)
Patrick Swayze, Jamie Lee Curtis, C. Thomas Howell A who’s who of ’80s stars pop up in this nostalgic nugget set against the backdrop of a Midwest demolition derby. C+

Friday the 13th: The Ultimate Collection (1980-89, R)
Kevin Bacon A box set containing deluxe editions of the first eight chapters in the Camp Crystal Lake slasher cycle…plus a collectible Jason hockey mask! B-

Anthony Zimmer (2005, Not Rated)
Yvan Attal, Sophie Marceau Hollywood remade the French import with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie as The Tourist. Forget that dud and see this tense romantic thriller instead. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B+

Coming Soon
The Tree of Life (2011, Pg-13)
Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Sean Penn Director Terrence Malick asks big, knotty questions about life and the universe through the lens of a Texas family. B+ 10/11

Zookeeper (2011, PG)
Kevin James The erstwhile King of Queens talks to the animals. Turns out they like to dispense advice on modern romance. B- 10/11

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