Perhaps Kate Beckinsale is the most powerful superchick of them all, lounging in Antarctica without the slightest winter weathering, fighting off the area's first killer. Or, Whiteout is just a lazy movie not worth your time. As Peter Hall said in his review: "Whiteout is the film equivalent of a PC point-and-click adventure game from the '90s." Skip it.

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Games stop being purely fictional adventures in this action flick from Crank creators Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The game controls death row inmates who have a barely-there chance of surviving and earning their freedom. No one ever has ... but Gerard Butler is close. "Gamer is at times striking, and at others silly, and and yet at others sickening, but never too stupid, at least not compared to so much else flash and pop peddled to the masses these days," says William Goss. Rent it.

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The Invention of Lying
Ricky Gervais jumps into the directorial chair while also throwing himself into a world free of lies, and just what happens when he creates the first one, becomes the world's first religious figure, and tries to get the love of the girl? In his review, Eric Snider wrote: "Apart from that and what feels like a rushed finale, however, The Invention of Lying is a satisfying comedy with a fair number of solid laughs. Its strange concept and storyline make it something of a curiosity, too: you can have fun thinking about it even after it's over. Honest." Rent it.

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Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster are two astronauts who wake up on what seems to be an abandoned ship, groggy, not remembering who they are, and ultimately -- not alone. In his review, Peter Martin said: "It earns its R-rating without dwelling too excessively on the explicit carnage, adds several entries to the library of memorable sci-fi / horror imagery, and in general provides a bracing jolt of deranged b-movie entertainment." Rent it.

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Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball

After Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces, Universal gives us a direct-to-video sequel. Our Scott Weinberg just reviewed the film and says "It's broad, it's goofy, it's outrageously violent and entertainingly mindless." Rent it if you're a fan of the first.

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Also out: Come Dance at My Wedding, No Greater Love, According to Greta, Across the Hall, Blood Creek, Deep in the Valley Unrated, Bridal Fever, Speed Dating, Among Dead Men, The Keeper, Once Upon a Time in Rio, Haunting in Connecticut, Angus Thongs & Perfect Snogging

No Impact Man
There are lots of "eat within your region" challenges out there, but Colin Beavan took it much farther when he attempted to become a man who leaves no impact or carbon footprint ... in Manhattan of all places (no electricity, toilet paper). He questions his passion through the experience and his apprehensive wife becomes a convert. Rent it. Or maybe I should say stream it, to lessen the impact a little.

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If you want more about Che Guevara than t-shirts and epic films, you might want to try Chevolution -- a 2008 documentary that debuted at Tribeca. In his review, Joel Keller wrote: "for anyone who wants to know who exactly the beret-clad, bearded gentleman on those t-shirts actually was, Chevolution is a great way to get up to speed quickly." Rent it.

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After This Film is Not Yet Rated, Kirby Dick returns with a look at the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who campaign against the LGBT community. Eric Snider reviewed the film from Tribeca and wrote: "in the engrossing, revelatory new Outrage, the message is clear. If you're a politician who publicly oppresses the gay community while secretly belonging to it, Kirby Dick will kick your closet door down and tell the world what a hypocrite you are."

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Also out:Death in Love, My Fuhrer

The Bourne Films
Just like the old HD releases that offered both high def and regular DVD viewing in one package, the Bourne films -- Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum -- are now available in a one-shot Blu-ray + DVD -- one disc, both formats. No longer will you be tied to that one player ... unless you're a lucky movie fan with a Blu-ray player for every TV.

Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia is now available on Blu-ray. Home Theater Forum calls the video transfer "superb," the audio decent for a film that's mostly dialogue, and it has all of the special features from the Platinum Edition years ago. Well, except one. If you have that feature, you might have spotted the Gag Reel Easter Egg, one that doesn't seem to be hidden on this new release.

And to go alongside some new releases, Chevolution can meet the new Che Criterion, and the Smokin' Aces sequel can be double-featured with the original.

Also out:According to Greta, Across the Hall

The collector's corner is all classic this time around. You can delight in Chantal Akerman in the Seventies -- a new Eclipse series collection of five films from the Belgian director, William Shatner in the 1977 pulp flick Kingdom of Spiders(Special Edition with new Shat interview and funky extras), and finally, Robert Altman's Vietnam feature, Streamers.