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Originally published Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 12:01 AM

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New DVDs | 'Trek' prequel and Borat's friend 'Brüno'

Today's new DVD releases boldly go from "Star Trek" to "Brüno" to the locally made "Humpday."

Today's new DVD releases boldly go from "Star Trek" to "Brüno" to the locally made "Humpday." Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services (for full reviews, search the movie title at

3.5 stars "My Sister's Keeper" (PG-13): Nick Cassavetes' drama — starring Alec Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassilieva — deals with a family coping with a sick child.

3 stars "Brüno" (R): Sacha Baron Cohen gets into character as über-gay Austrian fashionista Brüno, who heads for Hollywood in search of fame and fortune.

3 stars "Humpday" (R): This made-in-Seattle comedy, from local writer/director Lynn Shelton, centers on two former college buddies (Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard) who, on a dare, decide to make a porn-as-art film together.

3 stars "Is Anybody There?" (PG-13): Michael Caine plays a widowed ex-magician who forms a bond with a young boy (Bill Milner) in a family-run nursing home.

3 stars "Star Trek" (PG-13): J.J. Abrams' "reboot" establishes the young crew of the starship Enterprise with a new cast (including Chris Pine as Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock) and a time-travel plot.

2 stars "The Limits of Control" (PG-13): Isaach de Bankolé is the unnamed main character in Jim Jarmusch's crime drama — about a crime that's never specified; it involves mysterious codes and a lot of sitting around in Spain.

TV and other releases

"Farscape: The Complete Series"

"Gone With the Wind: 70th Anniversary Edition"

"Rome: The Complete Series"

"The Smurfs: World of Wonders"

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