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DVDs: July 27, 2012

Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ”Silent House,” ”Mystery Men,” and more

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Silent House (2012, R)

Elizabeth Olsen A by-the-numbers old-dark-house chiller gets a shot in the arm from Olsen, whose vulnerable beauty is haunting in its own right. (Also on iTunes) B+

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012, PG)

Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono Even if you’re not a foodie, you’ll succumb to the culinary charms of Ono, an octogenarian sushi maestro whose tiny 10-seat restaurant in a Tokyo subway station is the mecca of maki. B+

Mystery Men (1999, PG-13)

Ben Stiller, William H. Macy When Champion City’s A-list superhero is captured by baddies, it’s up to a ragtag posse of wannabe crime fighters (including Stiller’s ludicrous Mr. Furious) to save the day. Blu-ray debut. B-

They Made Me a Fugitive (1947, Not Rated)

Trevor Howard The moody London-set noir, starring Howard as an ex-serviceman betrayed by his gangland boss, gets a Blu-ray face-lift. B+

The Wild Geese (1978, R)

Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris A gung ho cast of aging mercenaries heads to Africa to rescue a political leader. Think of it as a rousing prequel to The Expendables. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B+

Coming Soon
LOL (2012, PG-13)

Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore A high school teen finds growing up difficult in the age of Facebook. C 7/31

Grand Illusion (1937, Not Rated)

Jean Gabin, Erich von Stroheim Art-house icon Jean Renoir’s timeless masterpiece about a pair of French WWI prisoners makes its Blu-ray debut. A 7/31

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