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Rewind: 'Despicable Me' will leave you loving evil

Despicable Me

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A lot of the big animated films these days are derivative — I’m looking at you, “Megamind” — but “Despicable Me” (DVD, $34.98; Blu-ray, $39.98) was a revelation. It combines exhilarating action, smart comedy and actual heart. It follows Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), a supervillain aiming to be at the top of his profession (with the help of his little yellow minions, to great comedic effect). It’s not on par with “Toy Story 3,” but it’s certainly worth your time.

‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’
There is a lot of discussion about whether this documentary by famed street artist Banksy is factual or not, but I can confirm that it’s a very enjoyable viewing experience. Check it out and decide for yourself. (DVD, $29.99)

‘WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time’
I’m a sucker for historical analysis of professional wrestling, and this set promises a look at some of the best current and classic superstars, plus two discs of classic matches. (DVD, $34.95)

Not enough people are talking about this brilliant comedy from the Duplass brothers about a man who meets a woman — and her difficult man-child. Starring Jonah Hill, John C. Reilly and Marisa Tomei. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99)

‘Baseball’s Greatest Games: 1960 World Series Game’
A wonder of archival discovery! Lost footage of the 1960 World Series was found in Bing Crosby’s wine cellar earlier this year. That is the Series which — spoiler warning! — ended with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bill Mazeroski’s game seven, ninth inning homer to beat the Yankees. Perfect for any baseball fan. (DVD, $29.95)

‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work’
A close-up look at the chatty comedian (you even see her without makeup!). (DVD, $27.98; Blu-ray, $34.98)

‘The Trotsky’
Jay Baruchel gives a great performance in this gem as a strange young man who thinks he is the reincarnation of Leon Trotsky. (DVD, $24.95)

‘Nanny McPhee Returns’
The always-delightful Emma Thompson gets ugly again. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98)

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