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New on DVD: 'Clash of the Titans,' 'The Art of the Steal' and 'Repo Men'

Posted 10:25am on Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2010

Clash of the Titans

The gods are angry. Zeus (Liam Neeson) agrees to allow his brother Hades (Ralph Fiennes) to set a plan in motion: The population of Argos must sacrifice the beautiful Princess Andromeda (Alexa Davalos) or face the wrath of the Kraken monster. But Zeus also gives the Argots a chance at salvation, in the form of his own half-divine son Perseus (Sam Worthington). The talky opening passages strain to make Perseus a likable hero. The scenes on Olympus, as the gods debate the universe's fate, are unbridled kitsch, complete with outdated costumes and over-emoting British actors.

The Art of the Steal is a documentary about the fight over the Barnes collection, an extensive collection estimated to be worth upward of $50 billion. The window the film offers into the money-driven art-museum world is fascinating.

Repo Men stars Jude Law and Forest Whitaker as employees of a for-profit healthcare company that repossesses your organs if you can't pay your loan. Whatever wit the script aims for is lost in the queasy details that director Miguel Sapochnik finds more fascinating.

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