The Great Debaters ***1/2
(Genius Products, '07) $29.95. 124 mins. Denzel Washington directs and stars as Melvin B. Tolson, a Wiley College professor who coaches his debate club to face Harvard University's champion team during the height of the Great Depression. With Forest Whitaker, Damien Leake and Gregory Nicotero.
(discreet sex, lynching) (CC)
Mad Money **
(Anchor Bay, '08) $29.97. 103 mins. Three women working as janitors in a bank devise a scheme to steal money from the institution - take worn-out bills headed for the shredder. With Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes.
(mild profanity, larceny, sexual candor)
(20th Century Fox, '07) $26.98. 98 mins. Set in Philadelphia, Bill Duke's thriller explores the issue of "down-low" men. With Vivica A. Fox, Leon, Aunjanue Ellis, Patti LaBelle and Louis Gossett, Jr.
(sexual candor, drugs) (CC)
(Sony Pictures, '08) $28.95. 101 mins. An FBI agent tracks a psychopath who streams his violent acts on the Net to expose the inhumanity of online voyeurs. With Diane Lane, Zachary Hoffman, Joseph Cross.
(torture, gore, profanity)
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