“GREEN LANTERN,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. Just when you think they’ve run out of old-school superheroes to immortalize on the big screen, here comes “Green Lantern,” he of the emerald tights and the magical ring, brought to life by Reynolds. Something of an underperformer, “Lantern” actually does a much better job of capturing the old adventurous spirit of comic books in their heyday than the majority of its bombastic ilk.

Rated PG-13. Running time: 1:54

Suggested retail price: DVD $28.98; Blu-ray $35.99

“HORRIBLE BOSSES,” starring Jason Bateman and Charlie Day. Perfectly cast black comedy pits put-upon employees Bateman, Day and “SNL” standout Jason Sudekis against their respective supervisors. Played by a psychotic Kevin Spacey, a clueless Colin Farrell and a hilariously oversexed Jennifer Aniston, “Bosses” make it imminently plain why our heroic trio might want to have them done in, and when they seek assistance from an unprintably named “murder consultant” played by Jamie Foxx, the sick fun begins.

Rated R. Running time: 1:38

Suggested retail price: DVD $28.98; Blu-ray $35.99

“THE TREE OF LIFE,” starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn. This lyrical, obscure reflection on childhood and beginnings in general will anger you far less if you’re familiar with the work of director Terrence Malick (“Gates of Heaven”) before taking the plunge. Malick employs breathtaking cinematography and a non-linear storytelling style to convey his messages. If properly approached as a work of visual poetry to be interpreted rather than a straightforward plot, there are moments strewn about “Life” as beautiful and profound as anything seen on screen in the past decade.

Rated PG-13. Running time: 2:19

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

“ZOOKEEPER,” starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson. Silly family comedy finds “Zookeeper” James communicating with the animals in an attempt to win back his lady fair (Dawson) from her brutish boyfriend (comic Joe Rogan).

Rated PG. Running time: 1:42

Suggested retail price: DVD $30.99; Blu-ray $45.99


“BONES: THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON,” starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. “Moonlighting” meets “CSI” in this engaging, long-running hit, with Deschanel’s brilliant but socially inept anthropologist a perfect foil for Boreanaz’s roughshod, affable FBI agent. Special features include commentary on select episodes and a gag reel.

Not rated; contains language and violent content. Running time: 16:40

Suggested retail price: DVD $59.98; Blu-ray $69.98

“CHUCK: THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON,” starring Zachary Levi and Yvonne Strahovski. Genre-spanning fun continues the alternately funny and thrilling adventures of electronics store employee turned unwitting CIA agent Chuck, who teams up with fellow agent John (Adam Baldwin of “Firefly”) to hunt down his long-lost mother (Linda Hamilton, “Terminator 2”), thought to be a rogue agent.

Not rated; contains language and violence. Running time: 13:37

Suggested retail price: DVD $59.98; Blu-ray $69.97


“THE FOUR FEATHERS,” starring John Clements and Ralph Richardson. Widely considered to be the finest of the adaptations of A.E.W. Mason’s classic 1902 novel, this Oscar-nominated 1939 adventure from director Zoltan Korda is a stunning epic achievement.

Not rated; contains violence. Running time: 1:55

Suggested retail price: $39.95


“BEAUTIFUL BOY,” starring Maria Bello and Michael Sheen. A challenging drama that forces the audience to contemplate every parent’s worst nightmare: A school shooting perpetrated by their own child, who then takes his own life. Bello (“A History of Violence”) and Sheen (“Frost/Nixon”) both deliver mesmerizing performances.

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality. Running time: 1:40

Suggested retail price: DVD $26.98; Blu-ray $29.99

“THE TRIP,” starring Steve Coogan and Robert Brydon. Two of the funniest minds on the British comedy scene today team up for this largely improvised mockumentary. Coogan (“Hamlet 2”) reluctantly partners with Brydon (“Tristram Shandy”) for a tour of five-star restaurants, a noble quest that proves secondary to the real meat of the piece: Extended conversations and arguments between a couple of hugely talented and funny men. An incredibly gifted mimic, Brydon busts out impressions of Michael Caine and Woody Allen that will have you shaking your head in disbelief. Witty, bawdy, and wonderful, it contains some mouth-watering footage of luxuriant meals for you foodies out there to boot.

Not rated; contains language. Running time: 1:52

Suggested retail price: $24.98

– Courtesy of Videoport