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New on DVD: “The Artist,” “21 Jump Street,” and “Mirror, Mirror”

posted by Nell Minow

We’ve got something for everyone on DVD and Blu-Ray this week.  First, there’s the 2012 Oscar winner for Best Picture (and Best Director, Best Actor, Best Score, and Best Costumes), The Artist, the silent, black and white movie about a star of the silent films who has a problem adjusting to the sound era.  It is rated PG-13 for a “a disturbing image and a crude gesture” but is suitable for most middle schoolers and up.  Then one of the wildest, raunchiest, and all-around funniest comedies of the year, the very R-rated 21 Jump Street, inspired by the television series that made Johnny Depp a star and featuring Depp in an hilarious cameo.  The Blu-Ray has some great extras, including deleted scenes and features.  And one of the most purely delightful family movies of the year is Mirror Mirror, with Lily Collins as Snow White and Julia Roberts as her evil stepmother.

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