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Spin-ematical: New on DVD and Blu-ray for 3/09

Spin-ematical: New on DVD and Blu-ray for 3/09

It's like Oscar night all over again! We have one loser and one winner: which is which?

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire

The film snatched two Oscars, one expected (Mo'Nique for best supporting actress), one not (best screenplay adaptation, which was assumed to belong to Up in the Air). Our own Eric D. Snider identified the challenge and held out a hope: "The premise of Precious is so unsettling and bleak that no one would blame you if you didn't want to see it. ... That feeling of hopefulness, not the awfulness that precedes it, is what you'll take with you when the film is over." Rent it.

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Up in the Air

Jason Reitman's character drama walked away empty-handed after earning nominations for George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, and Reitman himself. Clooney plays a frequent-flying 'termination agent,' firing

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