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In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin, left, and Berenice Bejo portrays Peppy Miller in a scene from "The Artist." (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company)

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Updated: July 23, 2012 6:05AM

‘The Artist’ ★★★★

(2011, Sony; PG, 100 min.) A silent movie for people who think they don’t like silent movies. The charming crowd-pleaser swept up many year-end awards on its march toward the Academy Awards, where it nabbed Oscars for best picture, actor, director, costumes and score. Jean Dujardin soars as a 1927 silent star who is thrown out of work
with the rise of talkies, but not forgotten by the little dancer (Berenice Bejo) he was kind to when he was big and she was a nobody. The film is made with warmth, wit, big laughs and unabashed melodrama. (Roger Ebert)

‘Mirror Mirror’ ★★½

(2012, Relativity Media; PG-13, 106 min.) A retelling of the fairy tale in a sumptuous fantasy setting, with Julia Roberts and Lily Collins as the Queen and her stepdaughter, wearing the costumes of a career by the late, legendary Japanese designer Eiko Ishioka. Armie Hammer plays the charming Prince, and in this version, more screen time is given than ever before to the Seven Dwarfs. Looks great, but the dialogue is rather flat, the movie sort of boring, and there’s not much energy in the two places it should really be felt: Between the Queen and Snow White, and between Snow and the Prince. (Roger Ebert)

‘Wrath of the Titans’ ★★

(2012, Warner Bros.; PG-13, 99 min.) Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes in a great confusion of exploding mountains, fireballs, horrid monsters and gods shouting laughable dialogue, all filmed in dim, dusty 3-D. Occasionally an action set piece works (like a trip through a massive labyrinth), but the (human-sized) gods seem so puny we don’t see how they can possibly survive unless they slipped a few bucks to the screenwriters. (Roger Ebert)

New to Blu-ray

• “The 39 Steps: Criterion Collection” (1935)

• “Christopher Nolan Collection” with “Memento” (2000), “Insomnia” (2002), “Batman Begins” (2005), “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “Inception” (2010)

• “Little Lord Fauntleroy” (1936)

• “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia” (2011)

• “The Samurai Trilogy: Criterion Collection” (1956)

Also Available

• “All Dark Places”

• “Almost Kings”

• “Ator the Fighting Eagle” (1982)

• “Bending the Rules”

• “Best Laid Plans”

• “The Best of Foyle’s War”

• “Black Cobra Woman” (1976)

• “Breakaway”

• “Bullhead”

• “Casablanca: The Complete Series”

• “Damages: The Complete Fourth Season”

• “The Decoy Bride”

• “Don’t Fall Asleep”

• “87th Precinct: Complete Series”

• “The Hangman” (1959)

• “The Hedgehog”

• “Hiding”

• “Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Year Seven”

• “Love in a Cold Climate”

• “Lupin the 3rd: Complete First Season”

• “Meet the Browns: Season 6”

• “Mimi” (1996)

• “The Night of the Grizzly” (1966)

• “Oranges and Sunshine”

• “The Perfect Family”

• “Poirot: Series 5”

• “Second-Story Man”

• “Sector 7”

• “Sleeper” (2011)

• “Snapped: Complete Fifth Season”

• “Sound of Noise”

• “The Spirit Is Willing” (1967)

• “Tales That Witness Madness” (1973)

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