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DVDs: July 20, 2012

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Casa De Mi Padre (2012, R)

Will Ferrell, Diego Luna It would have been a great idea for an SNL skit, but grows tiresome at feature length. A Spanish-speaking Ferrell plays a Mexican boob who falls for his brother’s girl and runs afoul of a drug cartel. ¬°Dios mio! (Also on iTunes) B

Friends with Kids (2012, R)

Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott When their friends’ lives start to revolve around baby talk, Scott and writer-director Westfeldt decide to become platonic-pal parents. (Also on iTunes) B+

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012, PG-13)

Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor In one of the stranger recent premises, McGregor is a Brit who brings the sport of fly-fishing to the desert. Stranger still, the movie kind of works. (Also on iTunes) B

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Not Rated)

Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter Don Siegel’s sci-fi classic concerns a community where people are being replaced by emotionless alien doppelg√§ngers. Blu-ray debut. B+

Barefoot in the Dark (1967, G)

Robert Redford, Jane Fonda Mismatched newlyweds move into a fifth-floor walk-up in Neil Simon’s rom-com treat. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B+

Coming Soon
The Deep Blue Sea (2012, R)

Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston Terence Davies directs a drama of romantic desperation, starring Weisz as an unhappy housewife who goes to extremes. A 7/24

Footnote (2012, PG)

Shlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenazi Father-and-son religious scholars square off in Joseph Cedar’s Oscar-nominated Israeli import. A 7/24

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