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DVDs and Blu-ray Discs With Audio Description Released in 2012

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On this page we list details about all the first-run movies in the USA that were released in 2012 with audio description tracks on DVDs and Blu-ray discs along with links to purchase them via Amazon.  Purchasing them via our links helps pay for this website!  CAUTION:  Universal Pictures RENTAL versions prior to mid-July 2012 do not contain description.  You can follow the announcements as they occur via our Facebook page.  This page is generally updated on Tuesday or Wednesday of each week in which a newly described DVD is released.

Audio description on a disc is generally listed under Languages on the back cover as "English Audio Description" or "English DVS."  Director's Cuts or Unrated versions sometimes do not have description, though that is less common now.  Special Features rarely contain description.  Your best bet is to order/watch the theatrical version when available and order via Amazon, not their Marketplace sellers.  While we typically link to the DVD disc on Amazon, generally the Blu-ray versions of DVDs listed here since the fall of 2009 also have description.  Simply follow the link provided within Amazon to the Blu-ray version, if you prefer that format.  NOTE:  Amazon does NOT list the availability of audio description on their videos, but our links should take you to described copies!

Year # Summary of USA DVDs and/or Blu-ray Discs with Audio Description Tracks
Listed in order of release date, most recent first
(See further down for descriptions and ordering links)
2012 90 Looper, Resident Evil: Retribution, Premium Rush, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Total Recall, Pitch Perfect, The Bourne Legacy, Ted, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Hope Springs, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Finding Nemo Collector's Edition, Men in Black 3, SparkleBrave, Savages, Pixar Short Film Collection 2, The Watch, The Amazing Spider-Man, Arthur Christmas, Ruby Sparks, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Madagascar 3, Moonrise Kingdom, That's My Boy, Prometheus, People Like Us, Marvel's The Avengers, Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray), The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me, Titanic (Remastered), Lola Versus, Snow White & The Huntsman, The Five Year Engagement, Battleship, Think Like a Man, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Disneynature: ChimpanzeeThe Dictator, The Lorax, Detention (Blu-ray), The Three Stooges, American Reunion, A Thousand Words, 21 Jump Street, Jeff Who Lives at Home, Wanderlust, Big Miracle, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Safe House, John Carter, This Means War, Red Tails, The Devil Inside, Chronicle, The Vow, Underworld: Awakening, Covert Affairs Season Two, Contraband, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, War Horse, We Bought a Zoo, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Hop, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Muppets, The Sitter, The Descendants, Young Adult, The Adventures of Tintin, Puss in Boots, Jack and Jill, Footloose, Like Crazy, Hugo, Johnny English Reborn, Tower Heist, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Anonymous, The Big Year, Dream House, In Time, The Thing, Real Steel, Paranormal Activity 3, The Ides of March, Moneyball, and What's Your Number?.

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(Dates are DVD release years, most recent titles first)
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Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis (2012) Rated R

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented - but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a 'looper' - a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) - is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good - until the day the mob decides to 'close the loop,' sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination.
Description verified at Walmart.
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Resident Evil: Retribution, starring Milla Jovovich (2012) Rated R

The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus is spreading across the globe transforming ordinary people into legions of zombies. Headed for extinction, the human race has just one hope: Alice (Milla Jovovich). She's on a mission fighting her way through cities and across continents all inside Umbrella's prime research facility. Old friends become new enemies as she battles to escape and discovers that everything that she believes may not even be true.
Description verified at Walmart.  NOTE:  Description is also included on The Resident Evil Collection (Blu-ray) for the last two in the series, Afterlife and Retribution, and separately for Resident Evil: Afterlife from 2010.
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Premium Rush, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon (2012) Rated PG-13

When a New York City bicycle messenger picks up an envelope at Columbia University, a dirty cop becomes desperate to get his hands on it and chases the messenger throughout the city.
Description verified at Walmart and Redbox.
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, starring Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick (2012) Rated PG

Everybody's favorite wimp, Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), is back for three times the fun in the latest film based on the super-popular book series! When Greg's dad (Steve Zahn) threatens to send him to military school if he doesn't stay out of trouble, Greg finds all-new ways to land himself in the doghouse! ...
Description verified at Walmart.
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Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale (2012) Rated PG-13

Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man...
Description verified at Walmart.
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Pitch Perfect, starring Anna Kendrick and Brittany Snow (2012) Rated PG-13

Arriving at her new college, Beca (Anna Kendrick) finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. When Beca leads this a cappella singing group out of their traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of college music competitions.
Description verified at Kmart.
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The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz (2012) Rated PG-13

The Bourne Legacy takes the action-packed Bourne series to an explosive new level. On the verge of having their conspiracy exposed, members of the government's intelligence community will stop at nothing to erase all evidence of their top secret programs - even the agents involved. Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) must use his genetically-engineered skills to survive the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse and finish what Jason Bourne started... critics are calling this a "thrilling, edge-of-your-seat heart-pounder" (Meg Porter Berns, WSVN-TV (FOX), Miami).
Description verified at Kmart and Redbox.
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Ted, starring Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg (2012) Rated R

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of Ted. In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg), a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish...and has refused to leave his side ever since.
Description verified at Kmart.  NOTE:  This comes packaged as Unrated and Theatrical versions together.  Only the Theatrical version has description.
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Ice Age: Continental Drift, starring Ray Romano and Denis Leary (2012) Rated PG

History's greatest heroes return for the most outrageously funny and entertaining Ice Age adventure in two million years. When Scrat's acorn antics cause a cataclysmic crack-up, Manny (Ray Romano), Sid (John Leguizamo) and Diego (Denis Leary) go where no herd has gone before - on a high-seas quest aboard a floating iceberg. But a menagerie of misfit pirates are determined to shiver their timbers and capsize their journey home...
Description verified at Kmart.

Note:  reportedly this DVD also has an innovative Sign Language option that can be activated independently from description and Closed Captioning.
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Beasts of the Southern Wild, starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Dwight Henry (2012) Rated PG-13

Teeming with magic, beauty and pure joy, this crowd-pleasing winner at the Sundance Film Festival has emerged as one of the year's most acclaimed films. Newcomer Quvenzhan‚ Wallis delivers an "Oscar-worthy performance" (Philadelphia Daily News) as Hushpuppy, the six-year-old force of nature in an isolated bayou community. When her tough but loving father Wink (Dwight Henry) succumbs to a mysterious malady, the fierce and determined girl bravely sets out on a journey to the outside world. But Hushpuppy's quest is hindered by a "busted" universe that melts the ice caps and unleashes an army of prehistoric beasts.
Description verified at Target.
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Hope Springs, starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones (2012) Rated PG-13

Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.
Description verified at Walmart.
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The Odd Life of Timothy Green, starring Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton (2012) Rated PG

Disney brings enchantment home with ... an inspiring, magical story for the whole family ... Cindy ... and Jim Green are a happily married couple who can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim - and their small town of Stanleyville - learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts ... it's a heartwarming celebration of family as only Disney can deliver.
Description verified at Walmart.
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Finding Nemo Collector's Edition, starring Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres (2012) Rated G

In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin (Albert Brooks), an overly protective clownfish, embarks on a daring rescue mission when his beloved son, Nemo, gets scooped up by a diver. With his unforgettable friend Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) by his side, Marlin encounters an ocean full of memorable comedic characters on his momentous journey to find Nemo. Bring home the humor and heartfelt emotion of the epic adventure that captured the Academy Award for "Best Animated Feature Film" (2003).
Caution

Description verified at Walmart.  Several packaging variations available, but they must say "Collector's Edition"!  The 2003 release was not described, and neither was the 2013 release.
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Men in Black 3, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones (2012) Rated PG-13

In Men in BlackT 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back... in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him -- secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
Description verified at Walmart.
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Sparkle, starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston (2012) Rated PG-13

Sparkle is a timeless story of the bonds of family, the trials of success and the power of music. In her feature film debut, "American Idol" sensation Jordin Sparks stars as Sparkle, a young woman whose big dreams seem almost impossible. She's been warned against the pitfalls of the music industry by her protective mother (Whitney Houston), yet encouraged by the handsome and ambitious Stix (Derek Luke), Sparkle forms a trio with her sisters (Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo). Together, they perform the soul-stirring songs that Sparkle pens. But as their fame grows, so does the risk of jealousy, self-doubt and insidious temptation. This sweeping drama is brought to life with a powerful cast including Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green.
Description verified at Walmart.
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Brave (2012) Rated PG

... an astonishing adventure to an ancient land full of mystery and tradition ... Brave is incredible entertainment for the whole family. Take a heroic journey with Merida, a skilled archer and headstrong daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor ... When Merida's actions inadvertently unleash chaos in the kingdom, she must harness all of her skills and resources ... to undo a beastly curse before it's too late, and discover the meaning of true bravery.
Description verified at Kmart.
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Savages, starring Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson (2012) Rated R

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Description verified at Kmart.
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Pixar Short Films Collection 2 (2012) Rated G

Disney and Pixar present an incredible new collection of 12 short films, featuring multiple Academy Award nominees (best short film, animated: Presto, 2008; Day & Night, 2010; La Luna, 2011) and a host of family favorites. Join the celebration of imagination with this must-own collection, packed with unforgettable animation, fantastic stories, and captivating characters. Plus, enjoy all-new extras that share how Pixar's storied talent got their start - including student films from acclaimed directors John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, and Pete Docter!
Description verified at Kmart.

NOTE:  Some, but not all, of the short films are described.
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The Watch, starring Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller (2012) Rated R

There's trouble brewing in peaceful Glenview, Ohio. That's why four civic-minded citizens, armed with flashlights, walkie-talkies and spiffy new jackets, have teamed up to safeguard their community. But the guys find more than they bargained for when they uncover an alien plot to destroy Earth, and now these bumbling heroes are Glenview's only chance to save the neighborhood - and the world - from annihilation!
Description verified at Kmart.
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The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (2012) Rated PG-13

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle ... and Aunt ... As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents' disappearance - leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors .., his father's former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors' alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
Description verified at Kmart.
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Arthur Christmas (2012) Rated PG

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.
Description verified at Walmart.
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Ruby Sparks, starring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan (2012) Rated R

Calvin is a young novelist struggling with his writing - as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.
Description verified by user report of Redbox rental.  (Posted 12/10/12)
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, starring Benjamin Walker and Dominic Cooper (2012) Rated R

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of our greatest president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (Director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.
Description verified at Kmart.
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Madagascar 3, starring Ben Stiller and Jada Pinkett Smith (2012) Rated PG

Madagascar 3 is the funny, action-filled third installment in the popular animated Madagascar franchise. The film opens with the penguins and lemur King Julien XIII flying off in a monkey-powered plane to visit the casinos of Monte Carlo, leaving Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman back in Africa awaiting their return. When the penguins don't come back, the lion, zebra, hippo, and giraffe go after them and descend on the casino in their typically bumbling fashion. Silliness and comedy abound... (Ages 6 and older) --Tami Horiuchi
Description verified at Costco.
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Moonrise Kingdom, starring Bruce Willis and Bill Murray (2012) Rated PG-13

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore - and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way. 
Description verified at Kmart.  NOTE:  A Netflix renter received a message that their rental copy did not have a description track.
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That's My Boy, starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg (2012) Rated R

While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.
Description verified at Kmart.
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Prometheus, starring Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender (2012) Rated R

Legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to his sci-fi origins in this epic adventure bursting with spectacular action and mind-blowing visual effects. A team of scientists and explorers travels to the darkest corners of the universe searching for the origins of human life. Instead they find a dark, twisted world that hides a terrifying threat capable of destroying them...and all mankind!
Description verified at Target.
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People Like Us, starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks (2012) Rated PG-13

... [F]eaturing an all-star cast ... Sam (Pine) is a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman whose latest deal collapses the day he learns his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home to put his father's estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. While there, he uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside down — he has a 30-year-old sister he never knew existed... this is an inspirational and touching movie everyone can relate to. 
Description verified at Target.
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Marvel's The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans (2012) Rated PG-13

Nick Fury is director of S.H.I.E.L.D, an international peace keeping agency. The agency is a who's who of Marvel Super Heroes, with Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When global security is threatened by Loki and his cohorts, Nick Fury and his team will need all their powers to save the world from disaster. (from IMDb)
Description verified at Target.
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Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures (Blu-ray), starring Harrison Ford (2012) Rated PG-13

Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, packaged with seven hours of special features.  [SEE NOTE TO RIGHT ..]
Not on DVD.

IMPORTANT NOTE!  This is the Sept 2012 Blu-ray packaging only, NOT the 2008 DVD packaging, and description is ONLY on Crystal Skull!!!
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Judy Dench and Bill Nighy (2012) Rated PG-13

An award-winning, all-star cast, led by Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Maggie Smith, lights up this "buoyant comedy laced with genuine emotion." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) When seven cash-strapped seniors decide to "outsource" their retirement to a resort in far-off India, friendship and romance blossom in the most unexpected ways. Smart, life-affirming and genuinely charming, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is a "true classic that reminds us that it's never too late to find love and a fresh beginning at any age." (Rex Reed, The New York Observer)
Description verified at Target and by customer purchase via our link.
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Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me, starring Katy Perry (2012) Rated PG

Katy Perry is living proof that if you just be yourself, you can be anything! Get an inside look into the real Katy Perry and find out how this regular California girl with big dreams became one of the biggest stars in the world. Including never-before-seen content, with full song performances, behind the scenes interviews and personal moments, this "fascinating glimpse at an inspiring story"* is your chance to experience Katy Perry's teenage dream come true!  (*Mara Reinstein, US Weekly)
Description verified at Target.
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Titanic (Digitally Remastered), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet (2012) Rated PG-13

Experience Academy Award-winning director James Cameron's epic masterpiece Titanic like never before. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet shine in this unforgettable love story born of tragedy that became a worldwide phenomenon. Take the journey and discover why critics declare Titanic "a magnificent motion picture that remains spellbinding."*  (* Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times)
Description verified at Target and by customer purchase via our link.  Also available (described) in 3D.
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Lola Versus, starring Greta Gerwig and Zoe Lister Jones (2012) Rated R

When 29-year-old Lola (Gerwig) is dumped by her fiance‚ Luke (Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discovery filled with love, loss, hilarity and heartache. Guided (and often misguided) by the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola's chaotic journey en route to the big 3-0 proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime.
Added here 9-19-16
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Snow White & The Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron (2012) Rated PG-13

In [this] epic action-adventure ... Kristen Stewart (Twilight) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Oscar winner Charlize Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth, Thor) who was dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin ... joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power. [It's a] breathtaking new vision of the legendary tale ...
Description verified at Target.
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The Five Year Engagement, starring Emily Blunt and Jason Segel(2012) Rated R

The director and writer/star of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy The Five-Year Engagement. Beginning where most romantic comedies end, the new film from director Nicholas Stoller, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) and Rodney Rothman (Get Him to the Greek) looks at what happens when an engaged couple, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle. .
Description verified at Walmart.
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Battleship, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Liam Neeson (2012) Rated PG-13

The battle for Earth begins at sea in this epic action-adventure starring Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Alexander Skarsgård and Brooklyn Decker. An international naval coalition becomes the world's last hope for survival as they engage a hostile alien force of unimaginable strength. Ripping across sea, sky and land, Battleship is "a big bold blast" (MSN Movies), packed with spectacular visual effects and explosive action.
Description verified at Kmart and via consumer rental.
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Think Like a Man, starring Arielle Kebbel and Meagan Good (2012) Rated PG-13

Four interconnected and diverse friends from a pick-up basketball league have their love lives shaken-up after the women they are pursuing buy Steve Harvey's book and start taking his advice to heart. For years women have been asking other women for advice when no one but another man can tell them how to find and keep a man. When the band of brothers find out that they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire to use the book's teachings to turn the tables. It's only when the truth is told by all parties that the couples finally get together for true love.
Description verified at Kmart.
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The Pirates! Band of Misfits, directed by Peter Lord (2012) Rated PG

Set sail for a fun-filled voyage of hilarious pirate antics with the biggest Band of Misfits on the seven seas! When the infamous Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) is shunned once again by his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Liz Cutlass (Salma Hayek), he sets his sights to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award! With his trusted "parrot" Polly and rag-tag crew at his side, Pirate Captain will need to battle a diabolical queen, save a young scientist and never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: Adventure!
Description verified at Kmart.
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Disneynature: Chimpanzee, starring Tim Allen (2012) Rated G

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you EARTH, OCEANS and AFRICAN CATS, comes CHIMPANZEE -- a remarkable story of individual triumph and family bonds. Journey deep into the African rainforest and meet Oscar, an adorable young chimp with an entertaining approach to life. The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimps who love creating mayhem. Full of curiosity, a zest for discovery, joy and a love for mimicking others, they are some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Stunning high-definition images bring you up close and personal as Oscar and his family navigate the complex territory of the forest. It's an inspiring and life-changing adventure that overflows with courage and charm. And it will capture your heart.
Added here March 2016.  Some, but not all, Disneynature series are described. 
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The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen (2012) Not Rated

The creators and star of Borat bring you the jaw-dropping comedy about what happens when the world's worst dictator comes to America. Stuck in New York and stripped of his power, Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) is finally forced to live his ultimate nightmare - the American dream. Get ready to laugh 'til it hurts with the uncensored cut, featuring never-before-seen footage, that's "outrageous and shamefully funny"*  (* Rafer Guzman, NEWSDAY )
Description verified at Kmart.
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The Lorax, starring Danny DeVito and Ed Helms (2012) Rated PG

An animated rendition of Dr. Seuss's classic book about the threat of industrialization to nature, The Lorax opens in Thneedville ... an artificial place, made primarily from plastic... 12-year-old Ted (Zac Efron) discovers that his crush Audrey (Taylor Swift) wants nothing more than to see a long-extinct Truffula Tree, so he sets out to impress her by finding one... Ted acts on the crazy stories of his grandmother (Betty White), venturing beyond the city's walls into the desolate wasteland to locate a mysterious creature called the Once-ler (Ed Helms)... (Ages 5 and older) Tami Horiuchi
Description verified at Kmart.
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Detention (Blu-ray Only), starring Josh Hutcherson and Dane Cook (2012) Rated R

Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook and Spencer Locke star in Detention, a hipster, teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is Cinderhella, a slasher-movie killer who has seemingly come to life and is preying on the school’s student body. As the clock ticks and the bodies pile up, the likely suspects are embroiled in a race against time to stop Cinderhella and ultimately save the world… if only they can get out of detention.
Blu-ray Only
Blu-ray Only!

Added here October 2016
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The Three Stooges, starring Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, and Will Sasso (2012) Rated PG

The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curly) are on a mission. Left on a doorstep of an Orphanage run by nuns, the young Trio grows up finger-poking, nyuk-nyuking and woo-woo-wooing their way into trouble. Now years later, with the Orphanage forced to close its doors, the Three Stooges embark on a wacky mission to save the Orphanage. Hilarious Mischief and Mayhem ensues.
Description verified at Target.
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American Reunion, starring Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan (2012) Rated R

Get ready for "flat-out hilarious, raunchy fun" (Box Office Magazine) as the whole American Pie gang returns to East Great Falls for the first time since their legendary senior year to turn their reunion into the most unforgettable weekend since high school. Old friends will reconnect, old flames will reignite, and everyone will rediscover just how much fun you can pack into one outrageous reunion. ... "the gang is back and better than ever!" (Jake Hamilton, Fox-TV).
Description verified at Kmart and via Netflix rental.  Note:  Universal has called us to say this is the first DVD to include description on rentals, so we will be discontinuing the caution about rentals!
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A Thousand Words, starring Eddie Murphy and Allison Janney (2012) Rated PG-13

Fast-talking Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) says whatever it takes to close a deal. But after stretching the truth with a spiritual guru, he suddenly finds his life depending on a magical tree with 1,000 leaves, one for every word he has left. Now Jack's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner. ... [It's a] hilarious, feel-good comedy that has it all:  "great cast, great laughs [and a] great time!"
Description verified at Target.
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21 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill (2012) Rated R

Former high school foes turned rookie cop partners can't catch a break - until they're assigned to pose as students and bust a drug ring inside their old alma mater. Living like teenagers again, they slip back into their adolescent selves and risk the case - and their friendship - with hysterically disastrous results! Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and Ice Cube star in this outrageously hilarious action-comedy!
Description verified at Kmart.
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Jeff Who Lives at Home, starring Jason Segel and Ed Helms (2012) Rated R

... the story of one man’s hilarious search for the meaning of life. As slacker Jeff stumbles towards enlightenment, he uncovers answers to his nagging family’s problems. Jeff has no idea where he’s going but when he finally gets there, he might just find out what it’s all about in this “gem of a movie that is funny, tender and ultimately moving.”*
NOTE!  Listed here April 2016.  We know that UPC 032429113986 has description, but that matches a Jan 1, 2013 release.  We "assume" this one, which appears to be the primary version, also has description!
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Wanderlust, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd (2012) Rated R

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star in this laugh-out-loud comedy about leaving it all behind. After George (Rudd) loses his high-stress Manhattan job, he and his wife, Linda (Aniston), hit the road and wind up crashing at Elysium, a free-spirited community of hippies, tree-huggers and the occasional nudist. Featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman and Alan Alda, Wanderlust has "more laughs than I've had at the movies in a very long time" (Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer).
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Big Miracle, starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski (2012) Rated PG

Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski star in this incredible rescue adventure - the amazing true story that inspired the world and captured the hearts of millions. When a family of whales is trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle, a small-town reporter (Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Barrymore) rally an unlikely coalition of Alaskan natives, oil tycoons and the Russian and American military to set aside their differences and free the whales before it's too late. [It's a] charming feel-good movie that the whole family can enjoy!
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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, starring Nicolas Cage (2012) Rated PG-13

Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze - still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter - is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect of the church to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider, but it is the only way to protect the boy - and possibly rid himself of his curse forever.
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Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds (2012) Rated R

Tobin Frost (Oscar winner Denzel Washington), one of the CIA's most dangerous traitors, resurfaces in South Africa after eluding capture for almost a decade. During his interrogation, the safe house he's being held in is attacked by brutal mercenaries forcing rookie agent, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) to take the infamous Frost on the run. As the masterful manipulator toys with his reluctant protégé, shaking the young operative's morality and idealism, the unlikely allies must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead. Packed with intense action and thrilling suspense, Safe House takes you on a deadly ride through a covert world where no one and no place is ever safe.
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John Carter, starring Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins (2012) Rated PG-13

A brief plot summary of Disney's John Carter is difficult, but try this one from IMDB!  Or check out Wikipedia's

Transplanted to Mars, a Civil War vet discovers a lush planet inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter a princess who is in desperate need of a savior.
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This Means War, starring Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon (2012) Rated PG-13

FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are covert CIA operatives and best buddies...until they both fall for charming and sexy Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). Their friendship is put to the ultimate test as they wage an epic battle for her affection, using their surveillance skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry -- may the best spy win!
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Red Tails, starring Cuba Gooding Jr and Bryan Cranston (2012) Rated PG-13

Academy Award Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Academy Award Nominee Terrence Howard lead a powerful ensemble cast in this high-flying epic inspired by the real-life adventures of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II. Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky...even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.
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The Devil Inside, starring Fernanda Andrade and Simon Quarterman (2012) Rated R

In 1989, emergency responders received a 9-1-1 call from Maria Rossi confessing to three brutal murders. The courts found her insane - but something else found her first. Twenty years later, her daughter Isabella's search for answers led to an exorcism by two rogue priests revealing that her mother is possessed by four powerful demons. Now, Isabella must face pure evil or forsake her soul. Discover why The Devil Inside is the movie critics call "riveting" and "terrifying."*  (*Joel D. Amos, Movie Fanatic)
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Chronicle, starring Michael B. Jordan and Michael Kelly (2012) Rated PG-13

Clear your thoughts for a "mesmerizing mind-bender" (Rolling Stone) that'll blow you away! Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys' "gifts" - and their lives - spin dangerously out of control!
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The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum (2012) Rated PG-13

Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum star in a must see love story that's inspired by true events. A car accident puts Paige (Rachel) in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo (Channing) works to win her heart again.
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Underworld: Awakening, starring Kate Beckinsale (2012) Rated R

Ultimate Vampire Warrioress Selene (Kate Beckinsale) escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans, and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species.
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Covert Affairs: Season Two, starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham (2012) Not Rated

Runaway hit original series, Covert Affairs, stars Golden Glober-nominated Piper Perabo as Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills and spot on instincts make her invaluable to the Agency. In season two, Annie's personal and professional lives crash into one another, and the balance of her relationships are forever changed... Watch all sixteen suspenseful and dynamic episodes uninterrupted, coming from the producer of The Bourne Trilogy.
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Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg (2012) Rated R

Mark Wahlberg stars as legendary smuggler Chris Farraday, who has left his criminal past behind to be with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and sons. When a ruthless drug kingpin (Giovanni Ribisi) threatens his family, Farraday must summon his old skills and contacts for one last run. Contraband takes you to the cutthroat underground world of international smuggling, and on a thrilling adventure that critics are calling "dynamic, intense and gritty!" - Mark S Allen, CBS/CW-TV (Sacramento).
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise (2012) Rated PG-13

No plan. No backup. No choice. Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his elite team (Jeremy Renner, The Avengers and Simon Pegg, Star Trek) go underground after a bombing of the Kremlin implicates the IMF as international terrorists. While trying to clear the agency's name, the team uncovers a plot to start a nuclear war. Now, to save the world, they must use every high-tech trick in the book. The mission has never been more real, more dangerous, or more impossible. - Amazon
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War Horse, starring Jeremy Irvine and Emily Watson (2012) Rated PG-13

From legendary director Steven Spielberg comes the epic adventure War Horse, a tale of incredible loyalty, hope, and tenacity.  Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert.  When they're forced apart by war, we follow Joey's extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets.  Filled with spectacularly rich visuals — and complete with never-before-seen bonus features — War Horse is a "Genuine movie masterpiece," (Rex Reed, The New York Observer) and one of the most powerful and moving stories of friendship ever told. - Amazon
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We Bought a Zoo, starring Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson (2012) Rated PG

Set in Southern California, a father moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo following the death of his wife in this comedy/drama PG-rated film.
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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, starring Jason Lee and David Cross (2012) Rated G

Pop-culture-savvy kids (and their parents) will enjoy Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked as a pleasant, lighthearted getaway with a lot of laughs for the little ones... The plot involves the gang going on a cruise ... but when Alvin is involved, something inevitably goes awry... Chipwrecked is a big bag of popcorn of a family film that younger kids especially will love. --A.T. Hurley
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Hop, starring James Marsden and Kaley Cuoco (2012) Rated PG

From the makers of Despicable Me comes an all-new comedy about candy, chicks and rock n roll! He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rockstar drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family.
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara (2012) Rated R

A murder mystery rife with suspense, scandal, sexual abuse, and some supremely intriguing characters, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an excellently crafted film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's equally fascinating book of the same name... The suspense and the intricacy of the mystery are stellar, and even viewers who know the story well will find themselves sucked into the riddle being investigated by journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig)... --Tami Horiuchi
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The Muppets, starring Amy Adams and Jason Segel (2012) Rated PG

... this revival of Jim Henson's beloved characters [provides] a googly-eyed nostalgia trip for adults while also retaining the original's sense of bright (and mildly subversive) wonder... the story follows Walter (voice of Peter Linz), a small-town boy with a uniquely personal affection for the long-retired Muppets. (OK, he's made of felt.) Teaming up with his brother (Jason Segel, who also co-scripted) and the local schoolteacher (Amy Adams), they attempt to get Kermit, Fozzie, and the gang back together in order to save their studio from an evil oil baron ... The result is a true family movie that still brings on the blissful, uncomplicated grins days after viewing... --Andrew Wright
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The Sitter, starring Jonah Hill and Sam Rockwell (2012) Rated R

... Hill plays Noah, a jobless twentysomething layabout still living with his divorced mom along with the delusion that he has a hot girlfriend ... As a favor that might help Mom with her own sad love life, he agrees to a one-night babysitting stand for the neighbors and their three wildly dissimilar but equally messed-up children. The night progresses through slapstick, farce, adventure, romance, danger, pathos, and eventual catharsis for everyone... --Ted Fry
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The Descendants, starring George Clooney and Judy Greer (2012) Rated R

A high-powered Hawaii real estate lawyer (George Clooney) finds his ordered existence shattered when a boating accident leaves his wife in a coma, leaving him in charge of the young daughters (Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller) he barely knows. After finding out his wife was having an affair, he drags the girls along on his hunt for the other man, making for moving revelations along the way. - Amazon
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Young Adult, starring Charlize Theron and Patrick Wilson (2012) Rated R

Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron stars as Mavis Gary, a 37-year-old former prom queen, and current writer of young adult novels, who returns home to relive her glory days and win back her now-married high school sweetheart. When she finds her homecoming more challenging than expected, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate and both must face the harsh realities of growing up in this brilliant and bittersweet story critics are hailing as a "one-of-a kind comedy"* and "quirky, funny, heartfelt."** *Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly ** Manny, DeLa Rose, NBC TV
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The Adventures of Tintin, starring Daniel Craig and Jamie Bell (2012) Rated PG

From Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson comes the epic adventures of Tintin. Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune -- but also an ancient curse -- Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action-packed journey around the world that critics are calling "fun for the whole family."* *ABC-TV (Chicago)
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Puss in Boots, starring Antonio Banderas and Walt Dohrn (2012) Rated PG

In this fractured fairy tale, Jack and Jill have the magic beans and Humpty Dumpty, with the aid of Kitty Softpaws, convinces his old friend Puss in Boots to help him steal the beans so they can climb the beanstalk to get to the golden eggs ... Comedy abounds in this film ... The animation is top-notch ... the music is compelling, and the voice talents ... are solid ... Puss in Boots is generally appropriate for ages 7 and older. --Tami Horiuchi
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Jack and Jill, starring Adam Sandler and Julianne Hough(2012) Rated PG

Jack Sadelstein (Adam Sandler), a successful advertising executive in Los Angeles with a beautiful wife (Katie Holmes) and kids, who dreads one event each year: the holiday visit of his identical twin sister Jill (also Adam Sandler). Jill's neediness and passive-aggressiveness are maddening to Jack, turning his normally tranquil life upside down. Things spin even more out of control for Jack when Jill decides to extend her visit and he doesn't think that she'll ever leave! - Amazon
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Footloose, starring Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough (2012) Rated PG-13

The struggle between innocence and rigid morality is revisited when city-boy Ren finds himself in an uptight town where dancing has been banned. Filled with contemporary music and iconic classics from the original, this fresh look on youth culture is sure to win fans of young and old. - Amazon
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Like Crazy, starring Felicity Jones and Anton Yelchin (2012) Rated PG-13

Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin), they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.
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Hugo, starring Chloe Moretz and Jude Law (2012) Rated PG

Welcome to a magical world of spectacular adventure! When wily and resourceful Hugo discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese invites you to experience a thrilling journey that critics are calling "the stuff that dreams are made of." (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
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Johnny English Reborn, starring Rosamund Pike and Dominic West (2012) Rated PG

International funnyman Rowan Atkinson (Johnny English, Mr. Bean) returns as the accidental secret agent who doesn't know fear -- or danger -- in this hilarious spy film spoof that's outrageous fun for the whole family! In his latest mission, Johnny English must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. With just one shot at redemption, he will use (or misuse) the latest high-tech gadgets and every trick in his playbook to protect us all. Critics cheer, "You'll get a kick out of Johnny English Reborn!" (Scott Bowles, USA Today)
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Tower Heist, starring Ben Stiller and Mathew Broderick (2012) Rated PG-13

Tower Heist is ... a sleek machine, tooled for speed. Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) manages a super-high-tech high-rise in the middle of Manhattan... including financier Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). When Shaw gets arrested by the FBI, Kovacs realizes that his staff's pensions, which he asked Shaw to invest, are lost, and when it looks like Shaw is going to get away with it, Kovacs pulls together a mismatched team ... to steal the secret stash of cash that the FBI suspects Shaw must have... The plot zips along with purring efficiency... The cast ... charms without overdoing it... --Bret Fetzer
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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2012) Rated PG-13

In the highly anticipated fourth installment of The Twilight Saga, a marriage, honeymoon and the birth of a child bring unforeseen and shocking developments for Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) and those they love, including new complications with werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner).
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The Big Year, starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson (2012) Rated PG

The Big Year is a comedy about three avid bird watchers competing to spot the rarest birds in North America at a prestigious annual event.
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Anonymous, starring Rhys Ifans and Vanessa Redgrave (2012) Rated PG-13

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds... who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare? Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when cloak-and-dagger political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles hungry for the power were exposed in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.
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Dream House, starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz (2012) Rated PG-13

Will Atenton (Daniel Craig) quit a high-profile job in Manhattan to relocate his wife, Libby (Oscar®-winner Rachel Weisz), and their two daughters to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was once the murder scene of a mother and her children. When Will investigates, he's not sure if he's seeing ghosts or if the tragic events are somehow related to his past. The only clues come from his mysterious neighbor, Ann (Oscar®-nominee Naomi Watts), who helps him piece together this haunting puzzle. Full of twists and suspense, this psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. - Amazon
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In Time, starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried (2012) Rated PG-13

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth.  Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
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The Thing, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton (2012) Rated R

It's not human. Yet. From the producers of Dawn of the Dead comes the chilling prelude to John Carpenter's cult classic film. When paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller. - Amazon
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Real Steel, starring Hugh Jackman and Evangeline Lilly (2012) Rated PG-13

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, boxing has been outlawed and replaced by fighting matches with robots. Big robots... Real Steel ... [is] a tale of a down-and-out fight manager (Hugh Jackman) looking for a good 'bot to get back in the game, and get back out of debt. Hearts are further tugged by the arrival of this guy's 11-year-old son (Dakota Goyo), who hasn't seen his dad in many years but now needs tending... If you can imagine Rocky restaged with a pile of spare parts, you might be the audience for Real Steel. - Robert Horton
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Paranormal Activity 3, starring Katie Featherston (2012) Rated R

Paranormal Activity 3 takes you back to where it all began and the activity is more intense than ever. The cameras are on and recording the chilling moments when evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time. Brace yourself for the horror phenomenon that delivers "heart-exploding scares"* so frightening that "the last 15 minutes will mess you up for life."**  (*Brad Miska, Bloody Disgusting; **Aint-It-Cool-News)
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The Ides of March, starring George Clooney and Ryan Gosling (2012) Rated R

Ambition seduces and power corrupts in a nerve-wracking thriller from Academy Award® nominated director George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck). Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio primary threatens to test Morris's integrity. Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle and finds himself caught up in a scandal where the only path to survival is to play both sides. - Amazon
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Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt and Robin Wright (2012) Rated PG-13

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) challenges the system and defies conventional wisdom when his is forced to rebuild his small-market team on a limited budget. Despite opposition from the old guard, the media, fans and their own field manager (Philip Seymour Hoffman), Beane - with the help of a young, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist (Jonah Hill) - develops a roster of misfits, and along the way, forever changes the way the game is played. - Amazon
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What's Your Number?, starring Anna Faris and Ed Begley Jr (2012) Rated R

Anna Faris and Chris Evans star in the outrageously funny comedy that asks: can 19 wrongs make Mr. Right? When Ally Darling (Faris) reads an article that leads her to believe she's going to be alone forever, she begins a wild search to find the best "ex" of her life. But Ally's quest to reconnect with her former lovers goes hilariously awry, from a puppeteer who's more wooden than his puppet to a gynecologist with a "spotty" memory. Through it all, Ally might just find the man of her dreams in the last place she ever expected. - Amazon
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