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New on DVD: The Queen of Versailles (2012)

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It’s a testament to the evenhandedness of The Queen of Versailles that you don’t end up hating its money-centric subjects. But it does raise a troubling question: Does having too much money make you dumb?

New on DVD: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is as comfortable as an old pair of shoes and about as surprising. An adaptation of Deborah Moggach’s novel, it's been carefully calculated to please the over-50 demographic.

New on DVD: Bernie (2011)

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Bernie, a based-on-fact study of a small-town eccentric now serving a life sentence in a Texas prison, will be celebrated years from now as one of actor Jack Black’s finest moments.

New on DVD: Chimpanzee (2012)

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Chimpanzee is sometimes so astoundingly beautiful that you wonder if it’s for real. It also smacks of contrivance and artifice, and anthropomorphizes its animal subjects.

New on DVD: A Dangerous Method (2011)

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There’s no overt violence in A Dangerous Method. But for all its gentility, the latest from filmmaker David Cronenberg is right at home with his longstanding preoccupation with “abnormal” psychology.