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I Am Number Four and Gnomeo and Juliet Released on DVD May 24, 2011

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Gnomeo & Juliet

James McAvoy and Emily Blunt voice the love-struck characters of Gnomeo and Juliet in this animated send-up of Shakespeare's classic work, only with (you guessed it) gnomes. The lovers are from opposing gardens, in which one group of gnomes wears blue hats, and the other wears red. The garden denizens compete in lawnmower races and despise each other until the title characters unite (without the original story's tragic ending). The family film also features new songs by Elton John. The DVD extras include deleted scenes, an alternate opening, and two alternate endings.


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I Am Number Four

In this action saga, Alex Pettyfer plays a teenage alien being hunted by an enemy who wants to wipe out his kind. The aliens are being eliminated according to the number they're assigned, and Pettyfer is next, so he's hiding in small-town Ohio to evade them. There, he's guided by an alien mentor (Timothy Olyphant) and falls for a human, played by Dianna Agron. It's not the deepest movie ever made, but the nonstop action makes for fun, mindless entertainment. The DVD features a blooper reel, deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette.


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