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Originally published Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 1:15 PM

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New DVDs | 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,' 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked'

New DVD releases for Tuesday, March 27, include the 9/11 drama "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," Angelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey" and the third "Alvin and the Chipmunks" movie.

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Dramas, including the Oscar-nominated "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," dominate Tuesday's DVD releases. Star ratings are by Seattle Times movie reviewers, freelancers or wire services. For full reviews, search the movie title at

3 stars "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" (PG-13): An 11-year-old boy (played by Thomas Horn), who loses a parent (Tom Hanks) on 9/11, tries to unlock the mystery of a key left behind by his father. Although it "at times teeters on the tightrope it's walking ... it's a genuinely moving and often lovely piece of work — beautifully acted and, ultimately, earning its tears," says Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald.

3 stars "A Dangerous Method" (R): David Cronenberg's drama explores the friendship between Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) — and the way a patient (Keira Knightley) came between them and affected their work.

2.5 stars "In the Land of Blood and Honey" (R; subtitled): At the center of Angelina Jolie's writing/directing debut, which tells of the atrocities during the Bosnian War of the 1990s, is a love story between two people (Goran Kostic, Zana Marjanovic) on different sides of the conflict.

1.5 stars "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" (G): This time the gang winds up marooned on a tropical island.

Other releases

"Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition"

"I, Claudius: 35th Anniversary Edition"

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