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The following DVDs will be released Tuesday, unless otherwise specified:

"The Box" (Warner, $28.98) — ★ — This science-fiction thriller provokes unintentional laughs. Cameron Diaz and James Marsden star.

PG-13 (violence) — David Germain, Associated Press

"Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (Universal, $29.98) — ★★ — A confused mess, based on the best-selling fantasy novel.

PG-13 (violence, profanity, slurs, vulgarity, brief drugs)

"The Damned United" (Sony, $28.96) — ★★★½ — A most entertaining study in obsession wrapped in a traditional sports movie.

R (profanity) — Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

"Dead Snow" (MPI, $24.98) — Norwegian horror comedy about skiers menaced by undead Nazis. Norwegian with subtitles.

Not rated, probable R (violence, gore, profanity, slurs)

"Everybody's Fine" (Miramax, $29.99) — ★★ — The performances are the only things that are fine in this cliched comedy-drama.

PG-13 (profanity, drugs, vulgarity, slurs, nude art, violence)

"The Informant!" (Warner, $28.98) — ★★½ — The fact-based, '80s-period comedy-drama is too talky. Matt Damon stars.

R (profanity, vulgarity, slurs, brief drugs)

"Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths" (Warner, $19.98) — Direct-to-DVD animated feature, starring the popular DC Comics characters.

Special features: Two-disc special edition ($24.98) features behind-the-scenes minidocumentary, additional "Justice League Unlimited" cartoons.

PG-13 (violence)

"Motherhood" (National Entertainment Media, $24.98) — ★ — An argument against procreation. Uma Thurman stars.

PG-13 (profanity, vulgarity, brief drugs) — Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe

"The September Issue" (Lionsgate, $29.98) — ★★★ — An interesting, fashion-centric documentary about Vogue magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

PG-13 (profanity, slurs, nude artwork)

"Sorority Row" (Summit, $26.99) — ★★ — The serial-killer thriller is all cheese, but at least this cheese doesn't stink.

R (violence, gore, profanity, sex, nudity) — Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

Some upcoming DVD releases include:


March 2: "2012" — Sony; "Cold Souls" — Universal; "Gentlemen Broncos" — Fox; "Ponyo" — Disney; "We Live in Public" — IndiePix; "Where the Wild Things Are" — Warner

March 9: "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day" — Sony; "Capitalism: A Love Story" — Anchor Bay; "Old Dogs: — Disney; "Planet 51" — Sony; "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" — Lionsgate; "The Stoning of Soraya M." — Lionsgate; "Up in the Air" — Paramount

March 16: "Armored" — Sony; "The Fourth Kind" — Universal; "Ninja Assassin" — Warner; "The Princess and the Frog" — Disney

March 20: "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" — Summit

March 23: "The Blind Side" — Warner; "Brothers" — Lionsgate; "Damage" — Fox; "Fantastic Mr. Fox" — Fox; "The Men Who Stare at Goats" — Anchor Bay; "The Prisoner" — Warner

March 30: "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel" — Fox; "An Education" — Sony; "Sherlock Holmes" — Warner


April 6: "Bad Lieutenant — Port of Call: New Orleans" — First Look

April 13: "Pirate Radio" — Universal; "The Slammin' Salmon" — Sony