This week's DVD releases offer something for the whole family to watch during a holiday break.
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"
Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter
Rated: PG for scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality
This is the story of the last few years of the notorious bank robber John Dillinger. Living openly in 1930s Chicago, he had the run of the city with little fear of reprisals from the authorities. In parallel, the audience meets Melvin Purvis, the FBI agent who would eventually track Dillinger down.
Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum
Rated: R for gangster violence and some language
"Julie & Julia"
Though separated by time and space, Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
Starring: Amy Adams, Meryl Streep
Rated: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sensuality
"The Cove's" story of a quiet village in Japan that specializes in clandestine dolphin slaughter is consciously structured as a thriller by director Louie Psihoyos, who won an audience award for it at Sundance. The film follows a group of determined environmental commandos as it attempts to document what goes on in a deceptively tranquil lagoon.
Rated: PG-13 for disturbing content