On Video (new releases)

(Updated Thursday, Jan. 22)

The Judge (Drama, R, 2 hrs. 21 min., 2014)

Robert Downey Jr. commands the screen as a hotshot lawyer who returns to his small hometown and defends his father (Robert Duvall) against a murder rap. But by the time all the ghosts and feuds have been put to rest, it’s surprising how little we care about these characters.

Fury (War action, R, 2 hrs. 13 min., 2014)

We get round after round of horrific battles, interspersed with brief scenes of macho dialogue and no small measure of Scripture-quoting, in this WWII drama starring Brad Pitt as a tank commander. In only one scene does “Fury” rise above its solid but standard war movie status and approach something really special.

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