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DVDs: July 26, 2013

Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ”Trance,” ”The Ice Storm,” and more

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Trance (2013, R)
James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson
Danny Boyle’s latest film tries to be a mind-bending thriller, but ends up a head-scratching dud. D+

The Ice Storm (1997, R)
Joan Allen, Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver
It’s the swinging ’70s, but everyone in Ang Lee’s suburban drama, now available on Criterion Blu-ray, is emotionally frozen. B+

The Bay (2012, R)
Michael Beasley, Christopher Denham, Andy Stahl
Keep your eye on the water in this creepy, clever found-footage ecohorror pic. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) A-

Coming Soon
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013, PG-13)
Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Bruce Willis
The Hasbro hard-asses return for more technocratic action fluff. B- 7/30

On The Road (2012, R)
Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart
Kerouac’s Beat bible gets a faithful — but inexcusably lifeless — film adaptation. B- 8/6

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