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Paper Heart (PG-13)

Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Finally, a love story for the self-involved, socially awkward hipsters who, to set themselves apart, have a total hate-on for the idea and act of love. An uneasy meld of documentary and romantic "comedy" from director Nicholas Jasenovec, Paper Heart is all about the excruciatingly irritating Charlyne Yi, who believes she'll never find love. Even better, she believes she is somehow mentally incapable of love, although over the course of the movie, the real reason for her loneliness becomes quite evident — her personality. Enter one-trick pony Michael Cera with his well-worn shtick as a possible love interest, constantly stammering and fumbling around with his hoodies. It's quirky and whimsical and utterly immature; all these "characters" really need is a good dose of reality or hardship, and maybe a chance to grow the hell up. — Louis Fowler

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Four Christmases (PG-13)

New Line Cinema

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are deliriously happy with their unmarried, child-free existence, so naturally this cannot be allowed to stand. Over the course of a single Christmas day of visits with her mother, his father, his mother and her father (and their new partners, and siblings, and siblings-in-law), they will gradually come around to acknowledging the "error" of their nonconformist ways. The film is not a total loss, even for those of us more likely to identify with the couple at the beginning than once they've been "fixed": If you like the two stars, you'll love them here. It's just unfortunate the inevitable swing to sentimentality — and to teaching a lesson about what everyone is supposed to want out of life — feels like an abandonment of the movie's earlier courage of its convictions. — MaryAnn Johanson

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Fight Club: 10th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) (R)

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

It's funny, just how silly Fight Club can seem 10 years later. This manifesto for the reclamation of manhood and anti-materialism has borne a missed-point merchandising bonanza that would have made Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) blow up a Hot Topic. They've even released a video game! Really? Fight Club — directed by David Fincher and based on the Chuck Palahniuk book — is still great, but now it plays more like an ultra-violent screwball comedy that was way ahead of its time. This 10th anniversary Blu-ray edition is packed with exclusive bonus materials, and looks and sounds better than ever. It would make a great holiday gift for that knuckle-dragging cousin of yours, unless they release a Boondock Saints special edition, in which case you'll become Jack's indecisive shopping conscience. — Louis Fowler

  • Paper Heart, Four Christmases, Fight Club: 10th Anniversary Edition

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