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New on DVD: Water for Elephants (2011)

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The best moment in Water for Elephants has almost nothing to do with its stars. The strong suit of this melodrama is its sense of time and place, namely America in 1931.

New on the DVD Shelves: Beginners (2010)

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Beginners, the second feature from writer/director and modern-day Renaissance man Mike Mills, is a bizarrely funny, sweet, sexy and quite moving movie about a depressed guy. Go figure.

New on the DVD Shelves: Exporting Raymond (2010)

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When Everybody Loves Raymond ended its run after nine years and 210 episodes, creator Phil Rosenthal began thinking about whether his TV show about a bickering but basically loving middle-class family might translate to other cultures.

New on the DVD shelves: The Beaver (2011)

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Adore him or abhor him, Mel Gibson is the reason to see Jody Foster’s The Beaver. As Walter Black, a toy company executive sliding into a paralyzing world of depression, Gibson registers a degree of mental anguish that is shocking.

New On the DVD Shelves: Meek's Cutoff (2010)

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Set in the 1840s, Meek’s Cutoff follows a tiny wagon train winding its way westward toward the lush Pacific Northwest. In the hands of minimalist filmmaker Kelly Reichart the usual elements of the classic oater are either not present or subverted into something entirely new.