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New on Home Video: "The Beaver", "Trollhunter", "Win Win" & More

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    Mel Gibson stars a man who tries to claw his way out of a pit of depression by communicating with others by way of a beaver hand puppet he found in a dumpster. Directed by Jodie Foster, who also co-stars alongside Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence and Cherry Jones. The film arrives in the spring of 2011. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Mel's comeback, Norwegian trolls, and another Paul Giamatti dour-edy round out the home video offerings for this week.

    The Beaver
    Mel Gibson stars as a man in a deep depressing who begins to communicate with his wife, kids and employees via a beaver hand puppet he finds in a dumpster behind a liquor store--were it not for the actor's personal troubles, he'd be in the Oscar mix. Co-stars Jodie Foster, who also directed, Anton Yelchin and Jennifer Lawrence. Now on home video, read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    Trollhunter
    One of our favorite films of the year, this Norwegian monster comedy is a faux documentary made by three film students on the trail of a bear poacher who accidentally stumble upon a government program to control the nation's troll population. Now on home video, read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    "The Beaver"

    [NATL] "The Beaver"
    Mel Gibson stars a man who tries to claw his way out of a pit of depression by communicating with others by way of a beaver hand puppet he found in a dumpster. Directed by Jodie Foster, who also co-stars alongside Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence and Cherry Jones. The film arrives in the spring of 2011. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2012)

    Win Win
    Another overlooked gem of 2011 is this film from writer-director Tom McCarthy starring Paul Giamatti as a lawyer/wrestling coach who backs himself into an ethical morass when he tries to make a little extra cash and help out his team. Now on home video, read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    Blitz
    Once again, someone foolishly makes Jason Statham angry and he spends roughly 90 minutes trying to punish him. Now on home video, watch the trailer

    "Trollhunter"

    [NATL] "Trollhunter"
    Three film students on the trail of a bear poacher find they've actually been following a member of the Norwegian government's top-secret Troll Security Service. Already available on-demand, goes into limited release June 10. (Published Friday, May 27, 2011)

    Henry's Crime
    Keanu Reeves stars as a man sent to prison for a bank robbery he didn't commit. When he finally gets out of jail, he decides it only makes sense that he actually rob the bank in question. Co-stars James Caan and Vera Farmiga. Now on home video, watch the trailer

    Poetry
    An elderly woman starts to learn how to write poetry just as Alzheimer's begins to descend upon her. When she learns of a horrible crime, her ability to communicate is challenged as never before. In Korean with subtitles. Now on home video, watch the trailer

    "Win Win"

    [NATL] "Win Win"
    Paul Giamatti stars as a struggling lawyer moonlighting as a high school wrestling coach who takes advantage of an elderly client. Things get complicated when the man's grandson, a champion wrestler shows up out of the blue. Co-stars Any Ryan and Bobby Cannavale, opens March 18. (Published Thursday, Mar 17, 2011)

    POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Story Ever Sold
    Documentarian Morgan Spurlock turns his camera on the world of product placement in this film financed entirely by product placement. Now on home video, read our theatrical review and watch the trailer

    Sympathy for Delicious
    Mark Ruffalo makes his directorial debut in this film about a wheelchair-bound ex-DJ who discovers he has the power to heal others, but not himself, a gift he goes on to use to achieve rock stardom. Stars Orlando Bloom and Juliette Lewis. Now on home video, read our coverage of the film from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and watch the trailer

    Road to Nowhere
    From director Monte Hellman ("Cockfighter", "Two-Lane Blacktop") comes the story of a man making a film about a true crime, in which he casts an unknown actress who bears an uncanny resemblance to the real-life femme fatale, and eventually finds himself drawn to her. Now on home video, watch the trailer