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Freddie Highmore stars in "The Spiderwick Chronicles."
The following DVDs will be released Tuesday:

"10,000 B.C." (Warner Home Video, $28.98)** 1/2An over-the-top spectacle that doesn't quite match the powerful popcorn standards of director Roland Emmerich's other films.

PG-13 (violence) —Betsy Pickle, Scripps Howard News Service

"Bonneville" (20th Century Fox, $27.98)***A sometimes meandering comedy-drama (shot largely in Utah) that boasts a terrific cast of middle-age actors. Jessica Lange stars as one of three LDS characters.

PG (mild profanity, vulgarity, violence) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

"Charlie Bartlett" (MGM, $27.98)**There are a few goofy moments, but this teen comedy turns much too serious midway through.

R (profanity, drugs, vulgarity, violence, brief sex, brief nudity, slurs) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

"Definitely Maybe" (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, $29.98)***This "mystery love story" has a few appeals — including Ryan Reynolds' performance.

PG-13 (vulgarity, profanity, brief drugs, slurs, brief sex) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

"The Hammer" (The Weinstein Company, $19.97) — Adam Carolla co-wrote and stars in this comedy about a middle-age carpenter who tries to become a boxer.

R (profanity, violence)

"Honeydripper" (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, $27.98)***Audiences who are patient with screenwriter/director John Sayles' Deep South music parable will be rewarded.

PG-13 (violence, profanity, slurs, vulgarity) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

"In Bruges" (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, $29.98)***This darkly comic thriller assaults audience sensibilities, though it's well-done. Colin Farrell stars.

R (profanity, violence, gore, drugs, vulgarity, slurs, brief sex, nude art) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

"Persepolis" (Sony Pictures, $29.95)*** 1/2This animated feature works as a history lesson, as a primer on Middle Eastern politics and as an artist biography.

PG-13 (violence, vulgarity, profanity, brief sex, brief drugs) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

"The Spiderwick Chronicles" (Paramount Home Entertainment, $29.99)***It's too creepy for little ones, but this is also the best fantasy movie to come along in a while.

PG (violence, vulgarity, mild profanity, slurs) —Jeff Vice, Deseret News

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Some of the upcoming DVD releases include:

July

July 1: "Drillbit Taylor" — Paramount

July 1: "My Blueberry Nights" — Genius/Weinstein

July 1: "Vantage Point" — Sony

July 8: "The Ruins" — Paramount

July 8: "Stop-Loss" — Paramount

July 8: "Superhero Movie" — Genius/Weinstein

July 15: "The Bank Job" — Lionsgate

July 15: "Shutter" — Fox

July 15: "Step Up 2: The Streets" — Disney

July 22: "21" — Sony

July 22: "The Last Winter" — Genius/Weinstein

July 29: "Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay" — New Line

July 29: "Never Back Down" — Summit

July 29: "Shine a Light" — Paramount

August

Aug. 19: "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" — Universal

Aug. 26: "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning" — Disney