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DVDs: March 30, 2012

Reviews of new movies to hit stores, including ''In the Land of Blood and Honey,'' ''War Horse,'' and more

Hop (2011, PG)
James Marsden, Russell Brand Remember when British rascal Brand was edgy? You won't after watching this tired Easter-themed 'toon. Give it up for Lent. (Also on iTunes) D

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011, G)
Jason Lee, Justin Long An existential drama about man's search for meaning...just kidding! More shrill, inane high jinks from Alvin & Co. Pass the Excedrin. (Also on iTunes) C-

In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011, R)
Goran Kostić, Zana Marjanović Angelina Jolie's debut as a writer-director has its heart in the right place, but the story — set during the war in Bosnia — doesn't quite land. (Also on iTunes) C+

A Night to Remember (1958, Not Rated)
Kenneth More, Honor Blackman The gripping drama, released four decades before James Cameron's Titanic, traces the final hours aboard the ill-fated ship. Criterion Blu-ray debut. B+

Die Hard (1988, R)
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman Eighties action flicks don't get better than this skyscraper showdown between a New York cop and a Teutonic baddie. Come for John McClane, stay for Hans Gruber. Yippee-ki-yay! (On Netflix instant viewing) A-

Coming Soon
We Bought a Zoo (2011, PG)
Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson A widower and his two kids heal their hearts by reopening a run-down animal attraction. B 4/3

War Horse (2011, PG-13)
Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson Steven Spielberg's affecting family drama chronicles World War I through the eyes of a boy and his heroic four-legged friend. A- 4/3

Originally posted Mar 23, 2012 Published in issue #1200 Mar 30, 2012 Order article reprints
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