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“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” Ben Stiller, Robin Williams. The final role of Robin Williams is the chief reason to check out this entertaining if by-the-numbers sequel, which finds security guard Larry (Stiller) once again teaming with various figures from history – ranging from Sir Lancelot (Dan Stevens, “The Guest”) to Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher, “Sideways”) – to save the magic contained in the now corroding Tablet of Ahkmenrah. Returning director Shawn Levy ensures that very little about the overall tone of content changes from its predecessors, so fans of the earlier films should enjoy themselves accordingly. Special features include deleted scenes and a commentary from Levy. Rated PG. Running time: 1:38. Suggested retail price: $29.98; Blu-ray $39.99

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“Listen Up Philip,” Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss. It’s become the fashion in independent film over the past few years to ask audiences to contend with a brazenly, unapologetically unlikable protagonist over the course of a film, as in such films as “Greenberg” and “The Comedy.” Writer-director Alex Ross Perry’s (“The Color Wheel”) acclaimed dramedy can certainly keep company with these misanthrophic favorites, but arguably pulls it off better than most, giving us Philip, a cringingly hilarious, self-absorbed novelist (Schwartzman, great). He’s as truly fascinating as he is terrible, a living breathing character rather than a caricature calculated to offend for easy laughs and maximum viewer discomfort. Support from Moss (“Mad Men”) as Philip’s long-suffering girlfriend and an Oscar-worthy turn from Jonathan Pryce (“Glengarry Glen Ross”) as his prickly mentor round out an occasionally agonizing but worthwhile watch. Not rated. Running time: 1:49. Suggested retail price: $19.97

“Wolfcop,” Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio. Just when you think the B-movie industry has finally run out of engagingly ridiculous premises, along comes “Wolfcop,” a Canadian future cult classic that delivers exactly what it promises: a small-town policeman (Fafard, “Tideland”) who turns into a werewolf, a development that presents its own challenges and rewards. Proudly low-budget (but with some surprisingly impressive make-up effects), “Wolfcop” doesn’t try to reinvent the B-movie wheel; it simply provides the gore, skin and yuks in ample supply, and even manages to work in a little genuine heart here and there. Running time: 1:19. Suggested retail price: $27.97; Blu-ray $29.97

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“Foo Fighters – Highways & Holidays,” Dave Grohl, Pat Smear. Once derided as a quick vanity project for Nirvana drummer turned lead singer Grohl, 20 years later few are applying this misguided description to the Foo Fighters, regarded by many as the saviors of straight up rock n’ roll by fans who appreciate their devotion to the arena rock sound and their winningly goofy sense of humor. A wealth of live footage and interviews informs this comprehensive set. Not rated. Running time: 2:54. Suggested retail price: $26.95

“Low Down,” John Hawkes, Elle Fanning. Downbeat biopic details the hardscrabble life of talented but troubled jazz pianist Joe Albany (memorably portrayed by the ever-reliable Hawkes of “Winter’s Bone”), meandering his way from one low-paying gig to another while maintaining a heroin habit in ’70s-era Los Angeles and raising a teenage daughter (Fanning, “Maleficent”). Director Jeff Preiss especially excels at creating a believably seedy and desperate environment for the Albanys to struggle in, and the leads (as well as a uniformly excellent supporting cast that includes Glenn Close, Flea and Peter Dinklage) give their dramatic all to stunning effect. A downer, but a worthwhile one. Rated R. Running time: 1:54.Suggested retail price: $34.99

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“The Breakfast Club,” 30th-anniversary edition, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald. While no one we know is going to want to face up to the sad fact that it’s been three decades since this seminal ’80s teen drama from writer and king-of-such-things John Hughes was released to acclaim from critics and audiences alike, they’ll surely want to pick up this extras-laden remastering. Watch it with your own teenager, and try not to cry when they inevitably make fun of it. Special features include a commentary from Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson. Rated R. Running time: 1:37. Suggested retail price: $19.98

“The Fan,” Desiree Nosbusch, Bodo Steiger. Widely derided at the time of its release for its controversial content, this 1982 thriller from West Germany has since deservedly garnered a cult following for its intense depiction of teen hero-worship gone horribly, horribly wrong. It follows young outcast Simone (Nosbusch, “Lance of Longinus”) as she manages to successfully insinuate herself into the life of her pop-star idol “R” (Steiger), only to take drastic measures when he spurns her advances. Though certainly disturbing (one notorious scene in particular is unlikely to please the male members of the audience), “The Fan” can now be appreciated as one of the subtler entries in the consistently over-the-top and violent thriller genre following years of similar, far more graphic films. Special features include an interview with writer-director Eckhart Schmidt (“Alpha City”). Not rated. Running time: 1:34. Suggested retail price: $29.98

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