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DVDs: Dec. 3, 2011

Reviews of the latest releases to hit stores, including ”30 Minutes or Less,” ”Our Idiot Brother,” and more

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30 Minutes or Less (2011, R)
Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari A dirt-black heist comedy about a shambling Michigan pizza delivery guy (Eisenberg) who must rob a bank or risk blowing himself up via a bomb-rigged vest. (Also on iTunes) B+

Our Idiot Brother (2011, R)
Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel Rudd plays a shaggy, stoned ne’er-do-well who gets on the nerves of his three sisters. (Also on iTunes) B+

Another Earth (2011, PG-13)
Brit Marling, William Mapother A stultifying aftermath-of-a-car-crash movie with a cosmic subplot about a parallel Earth that hovers in the sky. D (Also on iTunes)

The Art of Getting By (2011, PG-13)
Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts In this derivative indie drama that wants to be a modern-day Catcher in the Rye, Highmore plays the Holden Caulfield part and Roberts is the cool girl who befriends him. D+ (Also on iTunes)

Girl, Interrupted (1999, R)
Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie Ryder is the ostensible star of this drama about young women in a psych ward in the mid-1960s, but it’s Jolie who steals the show as a charismatic sociopath — a performance that won her an Oscar. (On Netflix instant viewing) A-

Coming Soon
Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011, PG)
Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino Carrey does one for the kids, playing a slick New Yorker who inherits a crate of penguins. B 12/6

The Hangover Part II (2011, R)
Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms Perhaps you’ve heard of this sequel about some guys who get in trouble in Thailand? B+ 12/6

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