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New on Home Video: "Romantics" "For Colored Girls" and "Middle Men"




    Two days after Fergie rocked the world with her cover of “Sweet Child o’ Mine” at the Super Bowl, Mr. Fergie drops a pair of movies on home video. Not a Josh Duhamel fan? There's all kinds of new stuff, from comedy to gore-fest to martial arts.

    "For Colored Girls"
    From Tyler Perry comes this adaptation of Ntozake Shange's 1974 play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf," which offers several perspectives on the experiences of black women in America. Stars Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg and Macy Gray. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    "Hideaway" ("Le Refuge")
    After the drug-related death of her wealthy boyfriend, a woman discovers that his family wants nothing to do with her—in fact they want her to have an abortion. While in hiding, she begins a relationship with his brother. Now on DVD, watch the trailer

    "I Spit on Your Grave"
    It’s a remake of the notorious 1978 slasher film about a woman who retires to a cabin in the woods where she is savagely gang raped by some locals. One by one she seeks her horrifically bloody revenge. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, watch (very bloody) the trailer

    PICK OF THE WEEK: "It's Kind of a Funny Story"
    A dark indie comedy about a kid who begs his way into a psyche ward after struggling with suicidal thoughts. But he ends up in the adult wing, where he quickly realizes that maybe he didn’t have it so bad. Features an impressive semi-dramatic turn by Zack Galifiankis and was written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“Half Nelson,” “Sugar”). Now on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review watch the trailer

    "Life as We Know It"
    Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel are set up on a date by their best friends, but it’s a disaster. So of course when those same friends die an untimely death, they leave their infant child in the joint care of Heigl and Duhamel. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    "Middle Men"
    Luke Wilson stars in this hyper-stylized movie based on the true-life story of the guys who essentially invented Internet porn, and by extension Internet commerce. A great story poorly told. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Ong Bak 3"
    The third installment from marital arts master Tony Jaa is here, picking up where #2 left off. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    "Paranormal Activity 2"
    A family installs security cameras throughout their home after a series of what they believe are break-ins. Keep an ey e on that baby, folks... Now on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    "The Romantics"
    A bunch of over-educated, self-absorbed college friends who reunite for a wedding between two corners of a once-legendary love triangle. Stars Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin and a bunch of other young’uns. Now on DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    "Tamara Drewe"
    A modern retelling of Thomas Hardy’s “Far From the Maddening Crowd,” it stars Gemma Arterton in this romantic comedy as a former ugly duckling who returns to her old hometown, where she sets heads turning. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer

    "Wild Target"
    Bill Nighy plays a hitman hired to kill Emily Blunt after she bilks Rupert Everett out of 900,000 pounds, but when he can't find the heart to pull the trigger, the pair must go on the run. Now on Blu-ray and DVD, read our review and watch the trailer

    "You Again"
    Kristen Bell stars as yet another ex-ugly duckling whose brother gets engaged to her old high school nemesis/tormentor, played by Odette Yustman. But it gets crazier as it turns out that Bell’s and Yustman’s mothers, played by Jamie Leigh Curtis and Sigourney Weaver, were archenemies a generation earlier. What’re the odds? Now on Blu-ray and DVD, watch the trailer