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'True Grit'
The Coen brothers don't make bad movies, and "True Grit" is another home run. A teenage girl (Hailee Steinfeld) sets out to get vengeance on the man who killed her father (played by Josh Brolin) with the help of gritty one-eyed marshal Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges) and soft-spoken Texas Ranger LaBoeuf (Matt Damon) This western remake is just fantastic, and Steinfeld is a star in the making. (DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99)

'Green Lantern: Emerald Knights'
Drawing from the colorful history of the DC Comics character, this animated anthology film provides a great primer for the new movie. Especially fun is the adaptation of "Mogo Doesn't Socialize," the story by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (the duo who created "Watchmen") featuring the voice work of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. (DVD, $19.98; Blu-ray, $24.98)

'Just Go With It'
Am I the only one who thinks that Adam Sandler picks his movies based on where he wants to go on vacation and which women he wants to ogle? His new rom-com "Just Go With It" - about a rich doctor who lies his way into the sack with a bunch of women, which is fine until he falls in love - was partially filmed in Hawaii and stars Jennifer Aniston and the stunning 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Brooklyn Decker. (DVD, $28.95; Blu-ray, $38.96)

'Sanctum'
Produced by James Cameron, this underwater cave-exploration thriller is a real snooze. How do you make underwater cave exploration boring? (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.98; Blu-ray 3D, $49.98)

'Madagascar'
Fans of the documentary series "Life" and "Human Planet" should snap up this BBC Earth doc on the strange and amazing creatures of Madagascar. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99)

'American: The Bill Hicks Story'
The BBC does an admirable job capturing the life of the late controversial comedian Bill Hicks. (DVD, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99)

'The Company Men'
Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones star in this film about men who lost their jobs and have to find new meaning in life. (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99)

'The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro'
Once a serious threat to the WWE juggernaut, "WCW Monday Nitro" featured some of the biggest wrestlers of the 1990s. This eight-hour set includes both classic matches (including a team-up of Hulk Hogan and the late "Macho Man" Randy Savage) and memorable moments. (DVD, $29.93)

'Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology'
Yes, it even includes "Superman IV: The Quest For Peace," but you can just throw that into the garbage. (Blu-ray, $129.98)

'The Man Who Would Be King'
Starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer, writer/director John Huston's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's short story - with Plummer playing Kipling - is an outstanding classic action adventure film that any "Indiana Jones" fan needs to see. (Blu-ray, $34.99)

'When it Was a Game: The Complete Collection' & '61*'
HBO's baseball back catalog comes to Blu-ray, with "When It Was a Game," its three-part series of classic footage, and '61*', director Billy Crystal's tale of Mickey Mantle (Thomas Jane) and Roger Maris (Barry Pepper) as they race toward breaking the record for most home runs in a season. ('When ...': Blu-ray, $29.99; '61*' Blu-ray, $14.98)

TV on DVD
TV fans are going to have a busy week, as there's a ton of new season sets out today. We recommend starting with "Breaking Bad", but you really can't go wrong with any of these.
• 'Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season' (DVD, $39.95; Blu-ray, $49.95)
• 'White Collar: Season 2' (DVD, $49.98)
• 'Burn Notice: Season 4' (DVD, $49.98)
• 'The Big C: The Complete First Season' (DVD, $34.95)
• 'Leverage: The Third Season' (DVD, $39.99)
• 'Pretty Little Liars: The Complete First Season' (DVD, $59.98)
• 'Transformers Beast Wars: Season One' (DVD, $29.93)
• 'Transformers Beast Wars: Complete Series' (DVD, $49.99, only available at shoutfactory.com)

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