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Rewind: 'Green Lantern's' modest might

Green Lantern

Green Lantern

DC Comics’ “Green Lantern” got a bit of a bad rap after a season of excellent Marvel Comics films. But the cosmic hero’s feature film debut — with Ryan Reynolds ring-slinging — is still an enjoyable action flick. Hotshot pilot Hal Jordan gets the Green Lantern ring from a dying alien. Then he’s off to outer space, where more aliens train him, and then back to Earth to fight some bad guys. The film doesn’t have the rah-rah thunder of “Captain America” or the majesty of “Thor,” but it’s still a credibly fun sci-fi film. (DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $29.98; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $35.99; Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, $44.95)

Must-see indie

‘The Trip’
Oh, I do adore this charming but fictional British film about actors Steve Coogan and Robert Brydon taking a trip through the English countryside, sampling some of the finest foods around and talking about whatever. It’s touching and incredibly funny — especially all the impersonations of Michael Caine and others. See it and thank me tomorrow. (DVD, $24.98)

The other deschanel

‘Bones: The Complete Sixth Season’
Catch up on my favorite procedural — about an FBI agent (David Boreanaz) and a forensic expert (Emily Deschanel) who investigate crimes in which the main piece of evidence is skeletal remains. Season 7 starts on Nov. 3. (DVD, $59.98; Blu-ray, $69.98)

Killer comedy

‘Horrible Bosses’
I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed this funny black comedy about three friends — Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day — who work together to kill their awful employers, played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston. (DVD, $28.98; Blu-ray, $29.99)

Classic cartoon

‘Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection’
Fans of classic animation should be lining up for this friendly new collection of cartoons from 1945-1963. (DVD, $29.93)

Cannes superstar

‘Tree of Life’
I have not seen Terrence Malick’s critically acclaimed film — which won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year — so I’m not going to attempt to explain its heady premise, but both you and I should see it. (Blu-ray/DVD Combo, $39.99)

Glam it up

‘Jem and the Holograms: The Truly Outrageous Complete Series’
The “truly outrageous” 1980s afternoon cartoon superstar makes her long-awaited debut on DVD. The box set is filled with extras, including three featurettes and 11 vintage commercials for the toy line. You can also get the Season 1 collection. (Complete DVD, $89.99; Season 1 DVD, $29.93)

Animal negativism

Kevin James talks to the animals in this generic comedy where he plays a zookeeper pining for a blond hottie. Spoiler warning: He has to settle for Rosario Dawson (note the sarcasm here). And he talks to lions and gorillas and such with celebrity voices such as Sylvester Stallone and Cher. (DVD, $30.99; DVD/Blu-ray combo, $45.99)

Also coming out

“Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season” (DVD, $59.98; Blu-ray, $69.97)

“Doctor Who: The David Tennant Years” (DVD, $199.98)

“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” (DVD, $29.98; $39.99)

“Terri” (DVD, $22.98; Blu-ray, $29.99)

“Workaholics: Season 1” (DVD, $19.99)

Follow Entertainment Editor Scott A. Rosenberg on Twitter: @RosenbergScottA


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