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The Video Score is your guide to everything you need to know about what's out this week, all in one place. What's available? Which formats? Is it streaming? How much will it set you back? We'll break down the week's biggest new releases and some smaller ones that deserve your attention. Check back each Tuesday to find out what's hot that week and where you can catch it all!

Pick of the Week


"Chinatown" (1974)
Director: Roman Polanski
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston

J.J. Gittes is a private investigator who gets roped in a conspiracy in 1930s Los Angeles that involves the wife of an engineer, her tycoon father and the resource the town needs most of all, water. "Chinatown" played a key role in a golden age of filmmaking and remains a classic to this day.


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Harry Potter

With award season running at full-throttle, it's the perfect time to get your Best Picture predictions in before the Academy Awards in February. But which movie will it be? Does "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" stand a chance against the big Oscar bait movies at the end of the year?

The race is wide open, and with no clear front-runner, we need you to help pick which movie is the most likely to take the top prize. Vote for your choice of most likely to win Best Picture in our poll below!


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Lions and tigers and a panda bear. Lizards and elephants and werewolves and dogs and cats and rabbits and monkeys. Yes, from the supernatural woods of "Breaking Dawn" to the seafaring adventures of "Tintin," it was a good year for animals at the movies. And since we're lovers of both animals and movies, we naturally had to look back at the past 12 cinematic months and select our favorite non-human creatures from the kingdom Animalia.


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Reports are circulating that Steven Spielberg has set "War Horse" as his next directing gig. The film is an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's 1982 young adult novel about an English farm horse who is captured by the Germans on the battlefields of World War I. The horse's path continually intertwines with a young boy from his farm as war rages throughout Europe.

It sounds like a sweet enough tale — just don't get too used to the idea that it's coming anytime soon. While "War Horse" is being touted as Spielberg's next directing gig, the filmmaker is attached to a whole slew of other projects that have yet to come to fruition.

After the jump, we've listed a few of the films currently vying for Spielberg's attention. Read More...

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