NEW ON THE SHELF:

“Focus,” Will Smith, Margot Robbie. The talented filmmakers behind “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (Glenn Ficarra and John Requa) reteam for this jazzy crime dramedy, pairing expert grifter Smith with fledgling pickpocket Robbie (“About Time”), whose blossoming feelings for one another become more and more apparent as their scheme to knock off as many hapless tourists as possible develops. Though their actions make them a bit hard to root for at the outset, Smith and Robbie share an easy chemistry that carries them through some of the story’s rougher patches. Rated R. Running time: 1:44. Suggested retail price: $28.98; Blu-ray $44.95

“Jupiter Ascending,” Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis. Another box office underperformer for the once unbeatable Wachowskis (“The Matrix”), “Jupiter Ascending” follows impoverished immigrant Jupiter (Kunis) as she goes from cleaning toilets one day to traveling through space and time the next, having been rescued from her unfulfilling life by one Caine Wise (Tatum), who delivers the startling news that she is in fact the heir to intergalactic royalty. Memorable supporting performances from Eddie Redmayne and Sean Bean and stunning visual effects. Cult following will build. Rated PG-13. Running time: 2:07. Suggested retail price: $28.98; Blu-ray $44.95

“McFarland, USA,” Kevin Costner, Maria Bello. Unabashedly sentimental tale from director Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) puts Costner back in his comfort zone as a disgraced former football coach who relocates to the titular small town and finds his new school awash in seemingly unstoppable Latino long distance runners. He then assembles an extremely competitive cross-country team that poses a considerable challenge to the wealthier, dismissive neighboring schools. An irresistible underdog tale that effortlessly charms. Rated PG. Running time: 2:09. Suggested retail price: $29.99; Blu-ray $39.99

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“Camp X-Ray,” Kristen Stewart, Peyman Moaadi. Never an actress touted for her dramatic capabilities, Stewart (“Twilight”) successfully casts aside her pigeonholed, mopey persona in director Peter Sattler’s affecting and frequently surprising military drama, portraying Pvt. Amy Cole, whose assignment to Guantanamo Bay becomes both more pleasant and more difficult upon making the acquaintance of Ali (Moaadi, “A Separation”), whose insistent attempts to engage her in conversation lead to a friendship of sorts, a development not appreciated by her male superiors. Hiding her compassion behind a steely facade, Stewart gives a career-best performance here, and the stellar Moaadi makes yet another case for hopefully becoming a household name in cinema. Rated R. Running time: 1:57. Suggested retail price: $24.98; Blu-ray $29.98

“Spring,” Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker. Tweaking both the well worn genres of youthful romance and monster movies, directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (“Resolution”) make a lasting impression with “Spring,” an alternately relatable and out-there fable that introduces recently orphaned and somewhat aimless Evan (Pucci, “Evil Dead”) to the lovely but mysterious Louise (Hilker, “Stuttgart Homicide”) after he randomly flees to Italy upon encountering some not altogether fair legal trouble in the States. What would appear to be a relatively typical fair-weather romance soon becomes nothing of the sort once it becomes clear that neither the town he’s found himself in nor the girl he’s found himself falling for are anything approaching typical. In the interests of remaining spoiler-free we’ll simply advise you to check it out at your earliest convenience. Not rated. Running time: 1:49. Suggested retail price: $22.98; Blu-ray $29.99

NEW TO DVD:

“Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season,” Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood. TNT’s post-apocalyptic thriller – wherein mankind must fight an alien insurgence in the aftermath of a devastating attack – manages to juggle an impressive number of subplots while remaining compelling and thoroughly unpredictable throughout, with Bloodgood’s return to the spotlight (after a pregnancy that kept her largely absent from the previous season) a welcome addition. Not rated. Running time: 8:48. Suggested retail price: $39.98; Blu-ray $49.99

“Justified: Season Six,” Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins. In just a few short seasons, Deputy U.S. Marshall Raylan Givens – as indelibly embodied by the marvelously cocky Olyphant – has assured himself a top spot as one of TV’s greatest hard guys. With the incomparable vernacular of the late, great Elmore Leonard always fueling the misadventures. Not rated. Running time: 10:24. Suggested retail price: $55.99; Blu-ray $65.99

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“The Wire: The Complete Series,” Dominic West, Michael K. Williams. Continually hailed as flat-out one of the best TV shows ever made, HBO’s gripping drama following both sides of the law in down Baltimore – respectively epitomized by alcoholic cop West and multilayered vigilante Williams – subscribes to very few of the tropes viewers expect from the genre. It’s demanding and rewarding for the patient viewer, with arcs unfolding incrementally over many episodes. It’s about as skillful – and, more importantly, artful – as one could hope for, and this Blu-ray set is a no-brainer purchase for the serious TV aficianado. Special features include commentaries on select episodes with cast and crew, behind-the-scenes footage, and a gag reel. Not rated. Running time: 60:45. Suggested retail price: $199.99

“Wolfen,” Albert Finney, Diane Venora. Cult fave from 1981 is far from your average werewolf flick, following understandably befuddled NYC cop Finney as he attempts to piece together the details behind a string of murders that appear to be perpetrated by animals. Fine supporting work from Edward James Olmos and the dependably weird Tom Noonan (“The House of the Devil”) clinches “Wolfen” as a worthwhile if determinedly offbeat horror chestnut. Rated R. Running time: 1:54. Suggested retail price: $21.99

– Courtesy of Videoport