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Rewind: 'Hugo,' 'Johnny English Reborn' and more

"Hugo" Credit: "Hugo"

Beautiful 'Hugo' an epic success
While Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" failed to win any of the big Oscars Sunday night - though it did deservingly win five on the technical side - that doesn't take away from just how stunning an achievement this film is. Based on the book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," this film tells the story of an orphan living in a train station in 1930s Paris, where he encounters an overzealous inspector, an elderly bookseller, a grumpy toymaker with a secret and the toymaker's goddaughter. Meanwhile, Hugo is fixing a clockwork automaton that he believes will provide him with a message from his deceased father. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray/DVD combo, $44.99; Blu-ray 3-D/Blu-ray/DVD combo, $54.99)

Super friends

'Justice League: Doom'
This fun animated superhero movie pits Batman and the rest of the Justice League against their biggest foes, all of whom have found out their secret weaknesses. (DVD, $19.98; two-disc DVD or Blu-ray, $24.98)

Indie gem

'Vanya on 42nd Street'
Louis Malle's film of a performance of "Uncle Vanya" from the Amsterdam Theater on 42nd Street starring Wallace Shawn and Julianne Moore gets the Criterion treatment. (DVD, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.95)

Stand-up star

'Felipe Esparza - They're Not Going to Laugh at You'
Considering that Felipe Esparza won the latest season of the stand-up comedy series "Last Comic Standing," you can pretty much assume that his new comedy special is going to be pretty darn funny. (DVD, $14.98)

Skip it

'I Melt With You'
Don't let the all-star cast of Thomas Jane, Jeremy Piven and Rob Lowe trick you into seeing this Sundance flop. (DVD, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98)


'Top Gear: The Complete Season 17'
The crew of the popular BBC test-drive series returns to try out a whole new set of wheels. (DVD, $24.98; Blu-ray, $29.99)

Ready to ...

'WWE: Royal Rumble 2012'
Behold the 30-man battle royal - my favorite wrestling event of the year - along with a bunch of other top-shelf matches. (DVD, $19.93; Blu-ray, $29.95)

Bean, Mr. Bean

'Johnny English Reborn'
Five years after the original, Rowan Atkinson returns as the Mr. Bean-esque (bumbling) secret agent Johnny English, working to stop some assassins. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98) 

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


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