Knowing
Forget Nostradamus. In this Nick Cage flick, a young girl in the '50s draws a picture of numbers for a time capsule. Fifty years later, when the contents are examined, it turns out that those numbers indicate the dates, death tolls, and coordinates of major disasters, and a few haven't happened yet! But it's not exactly the doomsday flick fans would hope for. In his review, Jeffrey M. Anderson says: "rather than becoming a comfortable hybrid between a small, smart movie and a big, dumb movie, Knowing became a horrible mutation, bulging out in all the wrong places, with unsightly scars where the butcher's knife had been." Skip it. Also on Blu-ray.

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Push
Not every Dakota Fanning movie is a shocker of a drama. In this psychic espionage thriller, she plays a "watcher" and one of the psychic rogues determined to end a creepy government agency. (Also stars Chris Evans, Djimon Hounsou, and Camilla Belle.) For this feature, Anderson said: "Push is a better-than-average sci-fi thriller with genuine jolts and unexpected texture." Rent it. Also on Blu-ray.

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The Unborn
A girl is plagued with bad dreams, ghosts, and supernatural unpleasantness, so she hunts down a spiritual advisor in Gary Oldman to help. But that's not enough to help this film. Peter Martin wrote earlier this year: "Not even the sight of the lovely, lean and fit Odette Yustman, whose last name became Yowza! when the trailer and pics first hit the net, can salvage the film from mediocrity." Skip it. Also on Blu-ray.

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Also out: Night Train, Border Town, Five Fingers, A Day in the Life, The Prodigy, Flying By, Dead Wood, Applause for Miss E, One Missed Final Call, Garrison, Rivers End, Scorched, See Dick Run



Clipping Adam

A low-budget indie twist for Chris Eigeman: Rather than being the sweet-talking ranter we've grown accustomed to, he plays the alcoholic father of Adam, a boy dealing with the death of his mother and little sister two years earlier. Variety called it "fundamentally sweet, good-natured, and laid-back," but "dramatically unsure of itself." Rent it.

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Coco Chanel
We're about to get Audrey Tatou's version of the iconic Coco Chanel, but first there was the Lifetime television movie starring Shirley MacLaine as the older Coco. Is this project worth it as a pre-release primer? According to The New York Times, it's not. Skip it.

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Also out: Resolved, Ma Saison Super 8, Four Windows



Sorry, high-def fans. There's not much in the way of wonderfully crisp home moviegoing to delight in this week. Aside from the releases mentioned before the cut, there's only the 1977 film The Deep, which has a featurette and deleted scenes, and Grumpy Old Men, which only has a theatrical trailer.



Near Dark (1987)
Everyone's raving about The Hurt Locker, so why not delve into some old-school Kathryn Bigelow action as well? But you'll have to be happy with, simply, the film in a very Twilight-esque cover. It looks to be a release free of irresistible special features. To make up for that, maybe catch star Adrian Pasdar in Top Gun, or the much more recent Heroes?

John Barrymore Collection
Before Drew, there was John, and this collection boasts the silent films: Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Beloved Rogue, and Tempest. For a rundown of the discs, check out Silent Era's reviews.

Oldies: Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1943), Beau Geste (1939), Lonely are the Brave (1962), Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936), Mr. Rock N Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999), Le Jupon Rouge (1987)