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DVDs: May 24, 2013

What movies to own, rent, and stream this week

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SIDE EFFECTS (2013, R) Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law Steven Soderbergh turns a pulpy scenario about a seemingly depressed, pampered New York princess into a pop projection of our most lurid fears about antidepressants. (Also available on iTunes) B+

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (2013, PG-13) Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert In a supernatural tale that is woefully light on danger, a witch (Englert) awaits her 16th birthday to find out if she belongs to the light or dark side of sorcery. (Also available on iTunes) B-

STAND UP GUYS (2012, R) Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin A trio of grouchy geriatric gangsters flirt with trouble and reminisce about the bad old days. The stars strut their stuff, but the movie lacks shape and snap. (Also available on iTunes) B-

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (2012, PG) The best sushi restaurant in the world, according to many Japanese foodies, is a tiny hole-in-the-wall tucked inside a Tokyo subway station. It is run by Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old star of this fascinating, low-key documentary, which celebrates the beauty of culinary simplicity. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) A

Coming Soon

CLEOPATRA (1963, PG) Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton The Liz-and-Dick soap opera began here, with a bloated historical saga about the Egyptian queen. Now you can enjoy the excess in a 50th-anniversary two-disc edition. B 5/28

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (2013, R)Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney John McClane blows stuff up in Moscow for a change. C 6/4

Most grades are from EW’s reviews of the original theatrical release

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