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New on Home Video: "True Grit," "Another Year" & "The Housemaid"

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    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin star in the Coen Brothers' remake of the classic John Wayne Western about a young girl who hires a legendary lawman to help her hunt down her father's killer. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    This week brings three of our favorite films of the last six months to your couch, as well as one of the worst of 2010 and 2011, with a few more interesting films thrown in for good measure.

    True Grit
    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld star in the Coen Brothers' adaptation of the Charles Portis novel about a young girl who hires a U.S. marshal and a Texas Ranger to help her hunt the man who killed her father. Was nominated for 10 Academt Awards. Now on home video, read our review and watch the trailer

    "True Grit" Trailer Looks Great, Matt Damon's Mutton-Chops Less So

    [NATL] "True Grit" Trailer Looks Great, Matt Damon's Mutton-Chops Less So
    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin star in the Coen Brothers' remake of the classic John Wayne Western about a young girl who hires a legendary lawman to help her hunt down her father's killer. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Another Year
    Nomibated for Best Original Creenplay, this brilliant film from writer-director Mike Leigh stars Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen as a married couple facung the seasons of life with their friends and family. Now on home video, read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    American: The Bill Hicks Story
    A documentary look at the too-short life of stand-up comic Bill Hicks. Now on home video, read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    Carancho
    Sosa (Ricardo Darin) is an ambulance chaser who falls for Lujan (Martina Gusman), a beautiful EMT. Together they make a desperate attempt to break free of their old lives. In limited release, read theatrical our review and watch the trailer

    "Another Year"

    [NATL] "Another Year"
    Writer-director Mike Leigh resents another brilliant film, starring Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen as an older couple who play host to their friends and family across the four seasons. (Published Wednesday, Dec 22, 2010)

    The Company Men
    This tries to make some thoughtful points about the economic crisis by presenting us the story of three upper-middle class guys who get laid off. Badly misses the mark. Now on home video, watch the trailer and read our theatrical review

    The Housemaid
    A wickedly fun and sexy remake of the classic Korean thriller about an au pair who becomes the prey of the women in the house after she gets pregnant. Now on home video, read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    "The Housemaid"

    [NATL] "The Housemaid"
    A wickedly fun and sexy remake of the classic Korean thriller about an au pair who becomes the prey of the women in the house after she gets pregnant. (Published Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011)

    In Her Skin
    Starring Guy Pearce and Miranda Otto and based on the true story of an Australian teen who goes missing, with the clues to her disappearance eventually pointng to a former babysitter. Now on home video, watch the trailer

    Just Go With It
    Adam Sandler convinces Jennifer Aniston to pretend to be his ex-wife so he can get Brooklyn Decker into bed. We're guessing Sandler realizes he's actually in love with Aniston. Now on home video, watch the trailer

    Sanctum
    From executive producer James Cameron comes this story of a cave-diving expedition in Papua New Guinea that goes horribly, horribly wrong. Now on home video, read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    Shadows & Lies
    James Franco stars as a mysterious man who returns to New York after several years and soon finds himself mixed up with a gangster and a beautiful woman. We saw this film at Tribeca last year and it was so bad we didn't bother reviewing it. Now on home video, watch the trailer

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