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DVDs: August 3, 2012

Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ”Total Recall,” ”Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax,” and more

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Total Recall (1990, R)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone The Austrian Oak heads to Mars (or does he?) in Paul Verhoeven’s gloriously over-the-top sci-fi/action mind-bender, now out on a gorgeous new Blu-ray. A

Le Havre (2011, Not Rated)

Blondin Miguel, André Wilms Aki Kaurismäki directs a warmhearted French-set comedy about fate and an African refugee. Criterion edition. (Also on iTunes) B+

Hijacked (2012, R)

Randy Couture, Vinnie Jones A shot of tough-guy testosterone about an agent taking down bad guys at 30,000 feet, starring mixed-martial-arts master of mayhem Couture. (Also on iTunes) B-

Force of Evil (1948, Not Rated)

John Garfield, Marie Windsor A tasty film noir centering on a lawyer who goes crooked after getting entangled with a rigged numbers racket. The new Blu-ray features an introduction from Martin Scorsese. B+

Daydream Nation (2010, R)

Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson Dennings (2 Broke Girls) stars in this hip, underseen story about a cool city kid who moves to the sticks and quickly gets caught up in a love triangle involving one of her teachers. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B

Full Metal Jacket (1987, R)

Matthew Modine, Vincent D’Onofrio Stanley Kubrick’s chilling Vietnam classic comes to Blu-ray in an extras-packed 25th-anniversary special edition. A-

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012, PG)

Danny DeVito The beloved 1971 fable about a grumpy forest fur ball gets turned into a winningly whimsical kids’ film. B+