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DVDs: March 23, 2012

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The Muppets (2011, PG)
Jason Segel, Amy Adams Jim Henson’s felt creations get a nostalgic update in this giddy comedy, their first feature-film outing since 1999’s Muppets From Space. Charming. (Also on iTunes) B+

The Adventures of Tintin (2011, PG)
Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg join forces for a flashy but exhausting computer-generated take on Belgium’s beloved boy sleuth. (Also on iTunes) C

The Sitter (2011, R)
Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell Hill and the director of Pineapple Express unleash kiddie chaos (and an unnecessary dose of sap) in this raunchy comedy about an irresponsible babysitter. (Also on iTunes) C

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2011, Not Rated)
Eric Elmosnino, Laetitia Casta An overly arty import about chain-smoking French balladeer and ladies’ man Serge Gainsbourg, whose love songs captured the mysteries of the heart. (Also on iTunes) B-

Pi (1998, R)
Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis A deliciously demented, black-and-white mind-bender about math, the Old Testament, and headache-inducing conspiracies from future A-list director Darren Aronofsky. (On Netflix instant viewing) B

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011, PG-13)
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock A young boy (Thomas Horn) scours New York City for meaning after his father’s death on 9/11. B- 3/27

A Dangerous Method (2011, R)
Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung fall under the spell of a troubled patient. A- 3/27

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