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DVDs: June 1/8, 2012

Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ”Coriolanus,” ”Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” and more

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Coriolanus (2011, R)

Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Chastain In his feature directorial debut, Fiennes (who also stars as the titular general) gives the Shakespeare drama an utterly arresting modern-day update. (Also on iTunes) A-

Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (2012, Not Rated)

Bill Oberst Jr. Shameless piggybacking on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter = cheesy fun. C+

Yellow Submarine (1968, G)

The animated freak-out inspired by the Beatles debuts gorgeously on Blu-ray. The disc includes a new essay by Pixar head honcho and fan John Lasseter. B+

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012, PG)

Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson The sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth flies by pleasantly, then is instantly forgettable. B 6/5

Act of Valor (2012, R)

An action movie starring real-deal Navy SEALs. It’s so rah-rah, it makes Top Gun look like Easy Rider. B- 6/5