Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

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Here are some of the DVDs scheduled to be released Tuesday:

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? Janet Jackson stars in this ensemble film about four couples who take a vacation every year just to work on their marriages. Only this trip, the marriages are falling apart. The film has the usual Tyler Perry themes: Religion, family, and love, but he mixes in enough humor for broad appeal.

Rated PG-13; 113 minutes; Directed by Tyler Perry

No Reservations: Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as a high-profile chef who has her life turned upside-down when she becomes the guardian of her niece. Adding spice to the film is a new romance with another chef (Aaron Eckhart). This is a remake of the German hit, ‘‘Mostly Martha.”

Rated PG; 105 minutes; Directed by Scott Hicks

We Own The Night: Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg are brothers on the opposite side of the law in this epic crime drama. Phoenix plays a nightclub manager who allows a Russian mobster to deal drugs at his club. His brother (Wahlberg) and father (Robert Duvall) warn him they’re about to go after the mobster, and soon he’ll have to decide which side he’s on.

Rated R; 117 minutes; Directed by James Gray

Gone, Baby, Gone: Casey Affleck is emerging from his bigger brother’s shadow (Ben Affleck directs this film) with his Oscar nomination for a supporting role in the ‘‘Assassination of Jesse James.” In this film he plays a detective hired to find a missing girl in Boston. The film is based on the novel by Dennis Lehane.

Rated R; 114 minutes; Directed by Ben Affleck

Becoming Jane: Anne Hathaway stars in this romantic comedy that tries to imagine what events inspired Jane Austen to become the writer she would become. A clash with a young legal student (James McAvoy) leads to a romance that alters her view of love.

Rated PG; 120 minutes; Directed by Julian Jarrold

Martian Child: John Cusack stars as a single father whose 6-year-old son is convinced that he’s from Mars. The struggles in the relationship force both father and son to grow up.

Rated PG; 108 minutes; Directed by Menno Mevies