Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

*** (Warner Home Video, '09) $28.98. 153 mins. As Harry Potter enters another year at Hogwarts School, Professor Dumbledore - with help from the unsuspecting Professor Slughorn - prepares the young wizard to defeat Lord Voldemort. With Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Jim Broadbent. PG (scary images, some violence, profanity and mild sensuality)

Julie & Julia ***1/2 (Sony Pictures, '09) $28.96. 123 mins. Cooking connects the lives of two women - decades apart - as they try to find themselves and their niches. With Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci. PG-13 (brief strong profanity and some sensuality)

Public Enemies **1/2 (Universal Studios, '09) $29.98. 140 mins. Bank robber John Dillinger, described as "Public Enemy Number One," and his notorious gang outwit the FBI until an acquaintance rats him out. With Johnny Depp, John Michael Bolger, Jason Clarke. R (gangster violence and some profanity)

World's Greatest Dad *** (Magnolia Home Entertainment, '09) $26.98. 99 mins. A poetry teacher, who once had aspirations of becoming an accomplished writer, has the opportunity to achieve his dream when tragedy strikes. With Robin Williams, Daryl Sabara, Alexie Gilmore R (profanity, crude sexual content, some drug use and disturbing images)

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