“GREEN ZONE,” starring Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear. Damon and director Paul Greengrass (“The Bourne Trilogy”) team up yet again, this time for a kinetic (some might say seizure-inducing) look at combat and the politics behind it, this time casting Damon as Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller, who is in the process of trying to track down some WMDs. Wonder of wonders, the search is unsuccessful, and Miller is soon embroiled in a compelling maelstrom of cover-ups and bad intel. Again, the director’s patented handheld camera techniques aren’t for everyone, but here they’re perfectly in keeping with the chaotic, ever-changing goings-on. The excellent cast also includes Amy Ryan (“Gone Baby Gone”) and Brendan Gleeson (“In Bruges”). Special features include deleted scenes and a commentary from Greengrass and Damon. Rated R for violence and language. Running time: 1:55.

Suggested retail price: DVD $29.98; Blu-ray $39.98.


“REMEMBER ME,” starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin. A young man (Pattinson, “Twilight”) dealing with the aftermath of his brother’s suicide makes a connection with a girl (de Ravin, “Lost”) suffering from personal demons of her own, having witnessed her mother’s murder. As one might surmise, “Remember Me” isn’t exactly a pick-me-up type of viewing experience, but the two leads are appealing, particularly Pattinson, who proves he can act with or without fangs. Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual content, language and smoking. Running time: 1:53.

Suggested retail price: DVD $26.99; Blu-ray $34.99.


“SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE,” starring Jay Baruchel and Alice Eve. Likable enough shaggy-dog comedy finds ordinary dork Baruchel (“Knocked Up”) successfully landing the perfect woman (Eve, “Sex and the City 2”), to the surprise and consternation of the friends and family of both parties in question. Rife with gross-out gags that it doesn’t need, “League” is at its best during scenes of occasionally perceptive dialogue and some nice moments between the leads. Rated R for language and sexual content. Running time: 1:44.

Suggested retail price: DVD $29.98; Blu-ray $39.99.


“ENTOURAGE: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON,” starring Adrian Grenier and Kevin Connolly. After last year’s widely panned downer of a season, Vince and the boys are back on track following a high-profile role in a Scorsese film. Profanely good-natured ribbing, as ever, is the name of the game, but few do it better than these guys. Not rated, contains nonstop language and sexual content. Running time: 5:26.

Suggested retail price: DVD $39.98; Blu-ray $49.99.

“HUNG: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON,” starring Thomas Jane and Jane Adams. Produced by Alexander Payne (“About Schmidt”), this offbeat HBO series follows way-down-on-his luck high school basketball coach Ray (Jane, “The Mist”) as hard times force him to resort to working for an ex-girlfriend (Adams, “Happiness”) as a male escort, an occupation for which he is naturally suited, as the title of the program would indicate. Payne’s singular fusion of outrageous dark humor and poignant character study is well suited to a weekly series, and “Hung” gives the underrated Jane his best role yet. Not rated, contains sexual content, language and nudity. Running time: 5:15.

Suggested retail price: DVD $39.98; Blu-ray $49.99.


“LONDON CALLING: LIVE IN HYDE PARK,” with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Sadly this is not a long lost Clash concert, but the formidable Boss and friends certainly know how to put on a show themselves, and this 2009 performance finds the long-running outfit in top form, with a 26-song setlist that includes both old favorites and more recent hits. Not rated, nothing objectionable. Running time: 2:43.

Suggested retail price: DVD $17.98; Blu-ray $29.98.



“DIRE STRAITS: ALCHEMY LIVE.” Long-awaited re-release of a legendary performance from Mark Knopfler and crew is unavoidably muddy in the visuals department (the transfer is from a 16mm recording), but the 96khz audio quality more than makes up for it, practically putting the lucky viewer right in the audience. Special features include the live album as downloadable MP3 audio files. Not rated, nothing objectionable. Running time: 1:30.

Suggested retail price: $38.98.



“THE LAST STATION,” starring Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer. Based on the novel by Jay Parini, this spirited adaptation details the final years of Russian author Leo Tolstoy (Oscar nominee Plummer, in his best role in ages) and his fiery wife, Sofia (fellow nom Mirren, per usual a force to be reckoned with), who finds her own passions too often at conflict with her husband’s lofty beliefs in vegetarianism, Christianity and celibacy, among others. Furthering the conflict considerably is Chertkov (Paul Giamatti), Tolstoy’s chief disciple but far from Sofia’s biggest fan, and Bulgakov (James McAvoy), Tolstoy’s na? new secretary. Rated R for a scene of sexuality/nudity. Running time: 1:52.

Suggested retail price: DVD $27.96; Blu-ray $34.95.


“THE MAID (LA NANA),” starring Catalina Saavedra and Claudia Celedon. From young director Sebastian Silva (“La vida me mata”) comes an assured dramedy that functions as both a perceptive character study and a dissection of a particular aspect of Chilean culture, all anchored by a beautiful performance from Saavedra (“Los Venegas”) as Racquel, the housekeeper of the title, who has been faithfully looking after the home of a well-to-do family for 20 years, and takes drastic (and often funny) measures to protect herself when she finds her job threatened. Not rated, contains language. Running time: 1:34.

Suggested retail price: $29.99.