Sherlock Holmes
Robert Downey Jr. now gets to boil down the anatomy of a fight, and solve a complicated mystery with wild ease, at home. Guy Ritchie's lively spin on Sherlock inspired Peter Hall to write: "If there exists another film, TV show, or book that makes deductive reasoning and Victorian era procedural investigations as invigorating as the new Sherlock Holmes does, then I am sorely missing out." Buy it on dvd or Blu-ray.

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An Education
Carey Mulligan earned an Oscar nomination for her performance as a young London teen in 1961 who's swayed from her rigid education for an entirely different and mature education on life. James Rocchi noted in his review: "An Education is superbly constructed, yes, but those elements also connect; a perfectly-picked song cue speaks to a character's mood, a gorgeous camera shot moves the plot forward, an exquisitely painful line is backed with a warm, real performance." Buy it on DVD or Blu-ray.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

I'll hand this right over to John Gholson, who wasn't so charmed with the Chipmunks and their battle of the bands with the Chipettes. He wrote: "Director Betty Thomas brings nothing to the table but a steadfast commitment to doing everything half-baked. The Squeakquel is littered with effects work just passable enough to get the job done, short-shrifted pop musical numbers, and aggressively toothless comedy. I was glad to see the boys again, but not in something this dull." Skip it on DVD and Blu-ray.

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IMAX: Under the Sea