"Date Night"

Aug. 10

$30 (DVD), $40 (Blu-ray)

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The nation's comedy fans collectively shouted for joy when it was announced that Tina Fey and Steve Carell would finally star together in a feature film. It was tempered slightly when die-hard NBC-lovers actually saw the movie, which follows an ordinary New Jersey couple thrown into perilous Big Apple circumstances. You'll find a few good laughs, some genius cameos and one extended car chase.


"The Ghost Writer"

Aug. 3

$27 (DVD), $41 (Blu-ray)

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Philip Roth's gripping tale of a hired wordsmith caught in a world of political intrigue gets fantastic onscreen treatment. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan and Kim Cattrall star.


"Kick-Ass"

Aug. 3

$18 (DVD), $40 (Blu-ray)

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Three nerds team up and become superheroes. They have no powers - just a desire to help their community. Is there anything more adorable?


"Death at a Funeral"

Aug. 10

$29 (DVD)

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A reboot of a British film made in 2007, this version stars Chris Rock, Danny Glover and Martin Lawrence as relatives who discover a secret about the family's recently deceased patriarch.


"National Geographic: Dinosaur Collection"

Aug. 3

$40 (DVD)

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No one brings to life the Jurassic jams like NatGeo, which has created a cottage industry out of CGI modeling and the drama of an archeological dig. This box set includes "T. Rex Walks Again," "Sea Monsters" and three other films, meaning you'll see plenty of the gigantic creatures who once ruled the Earth.