OSCAR RACE: The Coen brothers return in their most personal film to date, A Serious Man, about a Jewish family in 1960’s suburban Minnesota. After floundering in the early part of the decade with remakes and uninspired offerings, the Coens have found a mature voice that still retains the quirky sensibilities of Barton Fink and other early works. The result is something like a Philip Roth novel: funny and heartbreaking in its examination of alienation and entropy in the American Dream.

Co-written by Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau and directed by Peter Billingsley (a.k.a. Ralphie of A Christmas Story), Couples Retreat centers on four couples that go to an island resort to recapture the magic in their troubled marriages. Co-starring alongside the Swingers duo are Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell and Kristin Davis.

If you’re looking for an alternative to all the romance in the air, you can’t do better than Zombieland. This horror-comedy in the vein of Shaun of the Dead follows two survivors of a zombie plague – one a nerdy college kid (Jesse Eisenberg), the other a crazed gun nut (Woody Harrelson) – who find themselves thrown together. The odd couple alternate battling each other and killing zombies while Harrelson pursues the last Twinkie on Earth.

“Nip/Tuck’”s Dylan Walsh stars in the remake of the 1987 cult classic The Stepfather. When Michael returns home from military school, he begins to suspect there is something sinister about his mom’s too-nice boyfriend.

THE IDIOTBOX: Season nine of the generation defining “Beverly Hills, 90210” arrives.

Heather Locklear and Joan Collins star in the hugely popular soap, “Dynasty,” which follows the exploits of two rich oil families in Denver. (The Fourth Season, Volume Two is now available).

Buster Keaton, Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman are among the long list of guest stars that crop up for season three of the beloved road trip anthology show, “Route 66.”

The Navy legal drama “JAG” comes to a close in its 10th and final season. The show follows two officers/lawyers who travel the globe investigating crimes within the military.

Robert Urich stars as a PI in Sin City in Vega$ The First Season, Volume 2. Tony Curtis co-stars as his casino owner employer. Writer/director Michael Mann got his start here.

Also available: Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches: Season One

UNDER THE RADAR: Endgame stars William Hurt and Chiwetel Ejiofor in his Golden Globe-nominated performance as the forces behind the fall of the Apartheid regime in South Africa.

Dare is a fresh and intelligent coming of age story following three very different high school seniors as they come together in their last semester. Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights”), Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow) and Ashley Springer (Teeth) star as the confused trio attempting to come to grips with adulthood and sexuality. Alan Cumming and Sandra Bernhard co-star.

Also available: The Song of Sparrows

: In addition to starring, Ricky Gervais co-wrote The Invention Of Lying, a satire set in a world where no one can lie. Gervais plays Mark Bellison, a mediocre screenwriter for Lecture Films, who is unfortunately in charge of writing entertaining lectures about the dour 13th century. That is, until he accidentally lies one day. Success and fame follow. But to comfort his dying mother, he invents God. Soon the whole world holds him up as the voice of the Man in the Sky. A clever premise never really elevates past first draft material. The all-star cast includes: Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Rob Lowe and Louis C.K.

Peter Brook directed the historic CBS broadcast of Omnibus: King Lear, starring Orson Welles in his television debut. Also included are 90 minutes of Shakespeare-related bonus materials.

: Tony Jaa puts the art in martial arts in Ong Bak 2: The Beginning. The prequel follows the rise of an orphan trained to kill who is prophesized to conquer an empire. Jaa co-directed the film. The insanely acrobatic fight choreography is perfect for HD.

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