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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE
It’s round three for novelist Stephenie Meyer’s characters in a chapter that deepens the rivalry between vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and wolf-man Jacob (Taylor Lautner) for the love of all-too-human Bella (Kristen Stewart). Her suitors very reluctantly join forces to protect her when she becomes an allout target of enemy Victoria (with Bryce Dallas Howard debuting in the role), and her struggle to keep the peace between them is almost as intense as her battle to stay alive. DVD extras: “making-of” documentary; audio commentary by Pattinson, Stewart, Meyer and producer Wyck Godfrey; deleted and extended scenes; music videos. Rated PG-13. (Available on Blu-ray)
KNIGHT AND DAY
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It made less of a box-office splash than hoped for, but the reteaming of Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz (years after Vanilla Sky) includes solid action sequences, including a terrific opening aboard an airplane. That’s where Diaz’s character first encounters the spy played by Cruise, who’s targeted for elimination — making her his companion-by-force. Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis, Maggie Grace (Taken) and Paul Dano also appear for director James Mangold (Walk the Line). DVD extras: theatrical trailer; “making-of” documentary; music video; “viral videos.” Rated PG-13. (Available on Blu-ray)
THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE
The title has a big link to the Disney studio’s history, given the same-named segment of Fantasia that starred Mickey Mouse, but Disney’s live-action take on the theme has plentiful differences. Reteamed with National Treasure producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Jon Turteltaub, Nicolas Cage stars as one of this effects-crammed adventure’s sorcerers, a wizard who needs help in battling an equally powerful enemy (Alfred Molina) who wants to take over New York. A bookish teen (Jay Baruchel, She’s Out of My League) becomes the unlikely apprentice enlisted to assist the forces of good. DVD extras: “making-of” documentary; deleted scenes. Rated PG. (Available on Blu-ray)