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‘The Croods,’ ‘This is the End,’ ‘A Fierce Green Fire’
New DVD releases for Tuesday, Oct. 1, include the animated Stone Age feature “The Croods,” the environmental documentary “A Fierce Green Fire” and the satirical comedy “This Is the End.”
Tuesday’s releases go from the Stone Age “Croods” to “This Is the End.” Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at . Release dates are subject to change.
“The Croods” (PG): Meet a truly modern Stone Age family (voiced by Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone, Clark Duke and Cloris Leachman), forced to leave their cave and venture into the unknown. “Once you get used to the script’s contemporary dialogue,” says movie reviewer Tom Keogh, “it’s easy to settle down with the film’s imaginative, colorful vision.”
“A Fierce Green Fire” (not rated): Director Mark Kitchell alternates talking heads and celebrity narrators (including Robert Redford and Meryl Streep) with news and archival footage to recount milestones in the environmental movement, but without opposing views.
“This Is the End” (R): In this satirical comedy, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and other stars play themselves on the night Armageddon hits Los Angeles.
TV and other releases
“Beauty & the Beast: The First Season"
“Downton Abbey: Seasons 1, 2 & 3”
“Glee: The Complete Fourth Season”
“House of Wax”
“How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Season 8”
“New Girl: The Complete Second Season”
“Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel”
“The Wizard of Oz” (75th Anniversary Collector’s Edition)
Compiled by Lori Taki Uno: email@example.com