Whole­some fam­ily fare

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THIS week’s new DVD re­leases of­fer some­thing for both young and old. Ra­mona And Beezus: Beatrice “Beezus” Quimby must deal with an imag­i­na­tive younger sis­ter. Se­lena Gomez stars.

Joey King is the per­fect pick as Ra­mona Quimby in the new fam­ily-friendly film based on Bev­erly Cleary’s books. Some­one should hurry up and in­vent a time-freez­ing ma­chine so Joey can stay this age for fu­ture projects.

The screen­play by Lau­rie Craig and Nick Pus­tay throws out a host of emo­tional chal­lenges for Joey, from ma­jor fam­ily dis­as­ters to one of the worst school pic­ture days in his­tory.

Scott Pil­grim vs The World: Michael Cera plays a mu­si­cian who must de­feat the seven evil boyfriends of the ob­ject of his af­fec­tion.

This isn’t your stan­dard film adap­ta­tion of a comic book. Di­rec­tor Edgar Wright mixes in bits from the physics-de­fy­ing world of video games with the pan­elled con­struc­tion comic books to cre­ate a unique and eye­pop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence.

The top­per is the an­gry mu­si­cal sound­track that ac­cents the film per­fectly. Wright even uses mu­sic as a weapon of mass de­struc­tion.

Men Of A Cer­tain Age – The Com­plete First Sea­son: The cable se­ries from Ev­ery­body Loves Ray­mond star Ray Ro­mano, looks at three av­er­age guys who won­der if their lives have been well spent. The fo­cus is on males around the age of 50 but should ap­peal to peo­ple of all ages be­cause of the first-rate cast and smart writ­ing.

Cer­tain Age works be­cause of the hon­est di­a­logue be­tween these men. They don’t sud­denly know the mean­ing of life, but strug­gle just to get through an­other day. Those strug­gles are both funny and poignant. Also on DVD: Dr Who: The Com­plete Fifth Se­ries: Matt Smith proves a wor­thy heir for the iconic sci-fi role.

Locked Down: Vin­nie Jones stars in this prison ac­tion movie.

Damned By Dawn: A fam­ily re­union goes bad when the un­dead show up.

Car Bomb: The doc­u­men­tary looks at the his­tory of car bombs.

thir­tysome­thing: The Fi­nal Sea­son: The set in­cludes all 23 episodes from the TV se­ries.

Grown Ups: Old friends re­unite for a week­end vacation. Adam San­dler stars.

Char­lie St. Cloud: A young man deals with the death of his younger brother.

Three And Out: Death gives two men a new lease on life in this dark com­edy. Colm Meaney stars.

Hell’s Kitchen: The Com­plete Fourth Sea­son: You can own a full sea­son of Gor­don Ramsay’s rants.

Cal­i­for­ni­ca­tion: The Third Sea­son: David Du­chovny stars

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