Dear John

** (Sony, '10) $28.95. 108 mins. A young couple's relationship is tested when a college student's soldier boyfriend returns to duty. With Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried. PG-13 (some sensuality and violence) (CC)

Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman *** $29.95. (New Video Group, '09) 83 mins. Dustin Hoffman narrates this portrait of architectural photographer Julius Shulman. NR

Owl and the Sparrow (Image Entertainment, '07) $27.98. 97 mins. In Saigon, a quirky family is created by a 10-year-old runaway playing matchmaker. With Cat Ly, The Lu Le, Han Thi Pham, Trong Hai. PG (thematic elements and some smoking)

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (IndiePix Films, '09) $24.95. 84 mins. A fortune-teller is tormented by the spirits that once helped her with her clients. With Angela Bettis, Emily Candini, Reid Coker, Kevin Ford. NR

**** Excellent; *** Good; ** Fair; * Poor.

(CC): Closed-captioned.

- Compiled by Lloylita Prout

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