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DVDs: July 6, 2012

Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ”Born on the Fourth of July,” ”Step Up,” and more

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Born on the Fourth of July (1989, R)

Tom Cruise, Kyra Sedgwick Oliver Stone’s harrowing account of paralyzed Vietnam vet Ron Kovic’s adjustment to life on a hostile American home front makes its Blu-ray debut. Cruise is sensational. A-

God Bless America (2012, R)

Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr Writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait aims for satire in a dark comedy about a divorced dad on a killing spree, but misses the target. (Also on iTunes) C

The Hunter (2012, R)

Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill Even a solid performance from the ever-fascinating Dafoe can’t save this thriller about a lone mercenary who stalks a Tasmanian tiger thought to be extinct. B-

Step Up (2006, PG-13)

Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Finally, your chance to check out Tatum busting a move in stunning high-def Blu-ray. The opposites-attract-on-the-dance-floor formula has been done to death, but this one’s hard to resist. B

Play Misty for Me (1971, R)

Clint Eastwood, Jessica Walter Eastwood’s directorial debut is a taut nail-biter about a hip radio DJ stalked by a scorned and unhinged fan. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) A

Coming Soon American Reunion (2012, R)

Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan The American Pie gang is back, this time with kids and more adult problems than pastry. B 7/10

Margaret (2011, R)

Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo Shot way back in 2006, Kenneth Lonergan’s long-delayed drama about a young woman’s nagging conscience is now on DVD. B- 7/10