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DVDs: July 4, 2014

What movies to own, rent, and stream this week

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Bring It On
(2000, PG-13)
Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union
The surprisingly not dumb comedy about a cheerleading competition comes to Blu-ray. We’re psyched! P-S-Y-C-H-E-D! Yeah! Yeah! We’re psyched! B+

The Unknown Known
(2014, PG-13)
Donald Rumsfeld
Errol Morris (The Fog of War) lets the ex-defense secretary smile at the semi-nonsensical sound of his own voice. (Also available on iTunes) B-

(2014, R)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent
A man meets his double in this dark brainteaser. (Also available on iTunes) B

300: Rise of an Empire
(2014, R)
Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green
Shiny He-Men square off in another slo-mo orgy of impaling and limb hacking, but Green steals the show as a goth dominatrix. (Also available on iTunes) B

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
(1989, PG)
Rick Moranis
It’s been 25 years since teeny-tiny kiddos swam with the Cheerios. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B+

Sophie’s Choice
(1982, R)
Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol
Streep’s finest hour as a ghostly Holocaust survivor, forced during the war to make the ultimate horrific decision. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) A

Coming Soon
Bad Words
(2014, R)
Jason Bateman, Rohan Chand, Kathryn Hahn
Bateman plays a misanthropic spelling-bee crasher in his skillfully profane directorial debut. A- 7/8

Jodorowsky’s Dune
(2014, PG-13)
Alejandro Jodorowsky
The nutty auteur’s squashed dreams of adapting Frank Herbert’s Dune are brought to life in a spellbinding documentary. A 7/8