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DVDs: Feb. 17, 2012

Reviews of the latest films to hit stores, including ”Paranormal Activity 3,” ”J. Edgar,” ”Puss in Boots,” and more

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Tiny Furniture (2010, Not Rated)
Lena Dunham Writer-director-star Lena Dunham’s knockout existential comedy about a young woman fumbling through adulthood gets a well-deserved Criterion Blu-ray upgrade. A

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011, R)
Chloe Csengery A prequel set in 1988, the third installment of the found-footage frightfest offers more satisfyingly high-anxiety scares. (Also on iTunes) A-

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2011, Not Rated)
Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos The pace is quick, the violence is rough, and the visual style is documentary in this mad-as-hell crime thriller from Brazil. (Also on iTunes) A-

The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) (2011, Not Rated)
Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie In a fetid London warehouse, a geek uses a staple gun to make a 10-person centipede. The sequel is so much more grotesque than the 2010 original, it could be the sickest B movie ever made. (Also on iTunes) B+

Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011, Not Rated)
Woody Allen, Diane Keaton In this two-disc set, the iconic American filmmaker speaks candidly about his life and work. It’s a smartly effusive testament to Allen’s genius. A-

Coming Soon
J. Edgar (2011, R)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer Clint Eastwood’s biopic about FBI bulldog J. Edgar Hoover is emotionally reticent yet absorbing. B 2/21

Puss in Boots (2011, PG)
Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek The joke of a sword-fighting Latin-lover kitty wears out its welcome in about 15 minutes. C 2/24

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