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DVDs: June 24, 2011

Reviews of what's out in stores, including ''Cedar Rapids,'' ''Sucker Punch,'' and more

Cedar Rapids (2011, R)
Ed Helms, Anne Heche, John C. Reilly A sincere, straitlaced insurance salesman heads to Iowa’s sin city, a.k.a. Cedar Rapids, for a convention and winds up releasing his inner wild man. Disarmingly sweet and silly. (Also on iTunes) A-

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011, PG)
Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick Middle school is still the pits in this sloppy-seconds sequel based on Jeff Kinney’s best-selling illustrated kids’ books. (Also on iTunes) C

The Killing Machine (2010, R)
Dolph Lundgren The Swedish action hunk better known as Rocky IV’s Ivan Drago (”I must break you!”) directs and stars in a shoot-‘em-up about a KGB-trained assassin-cum-family man who must take on the Russian Mob. Blu-ray debut. B-

Bad News Bears (2005, PG-13)
Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear Neither as raunchy nor as radical as the 1976 original, Richard Linklater’s comedy about a baseball team of lovable pint-size losers and their grouchy manager still racks up some solid chuckles. (Available on Netflix instant viewing) B+

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Sucker Punch (2011, PG-13)
Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish Zack Snyder directs a fetishistic action-fantasy misfire about a bunch of avenging babes in an oddly lifeless dreamland. D 6/28

Barney’s Version (2010, R)
Paul Giamatti A mensch finds the love of his life at his wedding…and it’s not the bride. Based on Mordecai Richler’s novel. B+ 6/28