“How to Train Your Dragon”
An 11-year-old Viking must train a dragon in this animated adventure. Satisfying both kids and adults isn’t easy, but “How to Train Your Dragon” hits the mark with the right mix of silly and serious.
Toss in dazzling computer-generated animation and a perfect score by composer John Powell, and this is the best from DreamWorks since “Shrek” in 2001.
Scarred bounty hunter (Josh Brolin) must stop a post-Civil War terrorist. Megan Fox co-stars.
In a plot that feels like it was originally planned for “The Wild, Wild West 2,” Hex must stop a terrorist from leveling Washington, D.C., with a massive new weapon. The film has more problems than its tormented central character.
“Dollhouse: Season 2”
The Fox TV series deals with a company where people are stripped of their personalities and given the traits they need to deal with specific client requests.
The central living “doll” is Echo (Eliza Dushku), who is starting to realize she is more than a blank canvas.
This series from Joss Whedon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) never built a big enough following to survive.
Also new on DVD
“The Essential Bugs Bunny Collection”: Features 20 Looney Tunes classics, including “Hare and Loathing in Las Vegas.”
“Wolverine &the X-Men: The Complete Series”: Animated series featuring the X-Men gang.
“Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs in the Snow”: Buddy travels to the North Pole in the animated series.
“Leaves of Grass”: Edward Norton plays identical twins who live opposite lives.
“The Tudors: The Final Season”: The cable series about the lives and loves of Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) concludes.
“CSI: Miami: The Eighth Season”: David Caruso stars.
“Ghost Whisperer: The Final Season”: Jennifer Love Hewitt wraps up her work as the TV psychic.
“Dexter’s Laboratory: Season One”: Animated series about a boy genius and his annoying sister.
“I Am Love”: A wealthy family must deal with sweeping changes. Tilda Swinton stars.
“S&Man”: A filmmaker explores the underground horror fetish movie industry.
“Sex and Lucia”: The story of a young woman’s efforts to put her life back in order is now available on Blu-ray. Paz Vega stars.
“Rumpole of the Bailey”: The entire BBC series is available in one set.