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DVD or Blu-ray? Redbox or Netflix? Streaming? Whatever your poison, we've got the highlights and lowlights on the week's new releases -- plus exclusive previews from "The Descendants," "The Adventures of Tintin," "Young Adult" and "Happy Feet Two."

Moviefone's Pick of the Week (For Adults) "The Descendants" What's It About? George Clooney stars as Matt King, a Hawaii-based lawyer struggling to raise his two daughters after his wife falls into a coma; compounding the matter is how he will deal with the news that his wife was having an affair when she had her accident. See It Because: If you're a fan of Alexander Payne's previous work ("Election," "Sideaways") then you'll enjoy this funny and heartfelt character piece. Plus you know, Hawaii always makes for a pretty background.

Watch an exclusive clip from "The Descendants."


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Moviefone's Pick of the Week (For Kids) "The Adventures of Tintin" What's It About? The intrepid boy reporter (and his dog Snowy) get caught up with a high-seas mystery involving lost treasure, pirate thieves... and murder! See It Because: Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the beloved Belgian comic didn't catch on with American audiences on the first go-around and that's a shame because the movie is funny, exciting and visually wonderful. The adventure scenes outdo anything from "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and this is every 12-year-old boy's favorite movie of the year -- even if they don't know it yet.

Watch an exclusive clip from "The Adventures of Tintin."
Also available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video



New on DVD & Blu-Ray "Happy Feet Two" The sequel to the Oscar-winning penguin tale got bogged down in obnoxious political pundit rhetoric -- simply for being willing to admit that climate change is already a very big problem in the Arctic. The movie's song-and-dance routines are as infectious and clever as the first time, and the computer animation is just gorgeous. See it or Skip it: See it.

Watch an exclusive clip from "Happy Feet Two."


Also available on Amazon Instant Video

"Young Adult" Charlize Theron proves her Oscar win was no fluke in a great performance as an alcoholic former high school queen that returns to her home town to win the heart of an old flame that wants nothing to do with her. The witty character piece is the heavily-anticipated second project from the creative team behind "Juno." See it or Skip it: See it.

Watch an exclusive clip from "Young Adult."


Also available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray

"Melancholia" Controversial fillmmaker Lars Von Trier pushes Kirsten Dunst to her best performance as a new bride dealing with a bleak existence amongst her emotionally-damaged family -- all while Earth stands on the brink of apocalypse, ready to collide with a monstrous new planet. See it or Skip it: See it, if you know what you're in for. Also available on Redbox | Amazon Instant Video

"My Week With Marilyn" The Marilyn Monroe biopic is not without its problems, but it's worth seeing for Michelle William's fantastic performance. See it or Skip it: See it. Also available on Redbox | Amazon Instant Video

"The Three Musketeers" This movie kills brain cells. See it or Skip it: Skip it. Also available on Redbox DVD & Blu-ray | Amazon Instant Video

"Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention" The beloved claymation duo host their first series: a science documentary about real-life gadget-makers. Now you can laugh and learn something! See it or Skip it: See it.

New to Blu-ray "American Pie" "American Pie 2" "American Wedding"

"Bite the Bullet" "Demetrius and the Gladiators" "Wizards" 35th Anniversary Edition

"The Last Temptation of Christ" Criterion Collection