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It's a week of sequels, with a followup to a cult sci-fi film, a comedy and a children's classic. At the top of the list is 'TRON: Legacy,' the much-waited-for sequel to 1982's 'TRON,' about a computer jockey who is sucked into the digital world of The Grid; the sequel has the son of the computer whiz going down the rabbit hole after his dad. 'Little Fockers' is the second sequel to 'Meet the Parents,' and it's a lackluster return to the same skits that permeated the original and the second sequel. Lastly there's 'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,' the third entry in the big-screen adaptation of C.S. Lewis' fantasy-adventure series. Read on.

'TRON: Legacy'

What It's About: This sequel of sorts to the ground-breaking 1982 'TRON' pretty much picks up some three decades after the first film ended. 'Cept all isn't happy in computerland. Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), the computer whiz of 'TRON,' has been missing for 20 years, his company is in a state of disarray, and his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), wants nothing to do with his dad's legacy ... until a message from him draws Sam back to the old game arcade, into a hidden cellar, and into the digital universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with digital vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain. Sam must navigate The Grid, play the games, and outsmart the other programs -- with the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde) -- to try to save himself, his dad and the whole darn digital universe.

It's Kinda Like: 'TRON' meets 'The Matrix'

What We Say: It's hard to believe that 28 years have passed since 'TRON' graced the big screens in 1982 ... and despite 'TRON: Legacy's tagline that "The game has changed," not much has really changed lo these three decades. There's nasty programs and errant bits and bytes, and the battle for control of the world of The Grid is still being waged by the digital forces of good and evil. But the special effects have changed and it's those that propel the film forward. The story line -- a kind of 'Star Wars'-'Matrix" mash up -- is long on action and short on logic ... but who cares with all the FX fireworks going on around you. And then there's the always enjoyable Bridges and newcomer Wilde -- as well as the very cool Daft Punk soundtrack. Disney has also released a spiffed-up version of 'TRON' to go along with 'Legacy.'

• Extras: A host of behind-the-scenes featurettes as well as Disney's "Second Screen," which allows you to sync an iPad or laptap and take in behind-the-scenes info while watching the movie. Nifty.
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'Little Fockers'
What It's About: It's taken 10 years and two kids for male nurse Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) to finally get "in" with his tightly wound, ex-CIA father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro). But in reality, things aren't as stable as they seem. With Jack and wife Dina (Blythe Danner) in town to celebrate the twins' fifth birthday, Greg still finds himself intimidated by the older man. When Jack tells Greg that he's counting on him to be the Godfocker -- the new family patriarch -- Greg decides to earn some extra money by taking on a gig at a drug company convention. That involves a night out with a sexy drug rep (Jessica Alba) that gets him into more of the same Focker miscues and misunderstandings -- and unleashes Jack's mistrust all over again. Throw in Pam's lovelorn ex -- extremely wealthy Kevin (Owen Wilson) -- and Greg's wacky parents (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand), and everything comes to a boil at the birthday party.

It's Kinda Like: 'Meet the Parents' meets 'Meet the Fockers'

What We Say: It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since 'Meet the Parents' hit the big screen ... and that nothing has changed between then and now. We didn't like the first film -- its sight gags and offensive situations left us gasping for sanity -- and we skipped the second in the series ('Meet the Fockers'). This time around the stupidity has been toned down -- as well as the De Niro-Stiller shenanigans. Everyone kind of walks through their roles -- particularly Stiller and De Niro, and the only bounce in the film comes from perky Alba and the always-syrupy Wilson. Forget Hoffman and Streisand -- their walk-on roles were strictly for check-cashing reasons. We must admit that we smiled a couple of times, though -- when we checked to see that the film was drawing to a close.

• Extras: Gag reel, deleted scenes, alternate opening and ending, behind-the-scenes featurettes.
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'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'
What It's About: Third installment of the beloved 'The Chronicles of Narnia' fantasy-adventure series by C.S. Lewis. Precocious siblings Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund Pevensie (Skandar Heynes), along with their cousin Eustace (Will Poulter), are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia. They join Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) and a mouse named Reepicheep in a quest to rescue noble lords who had been lost fighting evil on another island. Aboard the ship The Dawn Treader, the voyagers face magical Dufflepuds, sinister slave traders, roaring dragons and enchanted merfolk. Only an entirely uncharted journey to Aslan's Country -- a voyage of destiny and transformation for each of those aboard the Dawn Treader -- can save Narnia, and all the astonishing creatures in it, from an unfathomable fate.

It's Kinda Like: 'The Lord of the Rings' meets 'Alice in Wonderland'

What the Critics Say: Roger Ebert said the film was a "rip-snorting adventure fantasy for families, especially the younger members who are not insistent on continuity" while Andrea Gronvall of the Chicago Reader said "The beguiling creature design -- from minotaur to dragon, sea serpent to one-footed dwarf -- and 3D effects heighten the illusion of a storybook coming alive." On the negative side, Glenn Kenny of MSN Movies panned the film, saying "This picture ... mostly plays like a perfunctory cross between watered-down iterations of 'The Wind in the Willows' and any 'Pirates of the Caribbean' movie" and Richard Corliss of Time Magazine said "Dawn Treader, the name of the ship in the story, should here be rechristened Yawn Treader."

• Extras: Deleted scenes, commentary by director Michael Apted, 10 featurettes and a game.
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Top 5 Blu-ray Picks of the Week: 'Taxi Driver,' 'Tron'

Other New April 5 DVD Releases:

'Casino Jack': Kevin Spacey stars as Jack Abramoff, the real-life Washington power player who resorted to jaw-dropping levels of fraud and corruption to support his lobbying efforts on behalf of corporate clients and special interests.
'I Love You Phillip Morris': The improbable but true story of a charismatic con man's journey from small-town businessman to flamboyant white-collar criminal (Jim Carrey), who repeatedly finds himself in trouble with the law. In a Texas prison he falls madly in love with his cellmate, who eventually was set free, and he escapes from prison four times to be with him.
'Year of the Carnivore':Quirky coming-of-age comedy about a tomboy store detective who has a disastrous one-night stand and then goes on the hunt for a slew of sexual encounters to learn more about sex and love.


April 5 Blu-ray Debuts:

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence' (2001): The Steven Spielberg cautionary science-fiction tale (based on Brian Aldiss' short story) gets a very nice high-def treatment, though there's not much in the way of added bonus features.
'Babe' (1995)
'Fiddler on the Roof' (1971)
'Taxi Driver' (1976): One of the greatest films of all time comes to Blu-ray in a beautiful package from Sony. The studio has beefed up the release with a ton of extras, including an interactive "Script to Screen" feature that explores the 'Taxi Driver' script: The script automatically scrolls as the film plays so you can read along and discover the stage direction notes along with the differences from the original script to the finished film.

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