New on DVD: 'Ice Age' chills, thrills

This week's DVD releases range from animated humor to a spine-tingling horror tale to a touching family drama.

"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"

Manny and the herd discover a lost world of ferociously funny dinosaurs, including a cranky T-Rex who's got a score to settle with Sid.

Starring: Ray Romano (voice), John Leguizamo (voice), Denis Leary (voice), Queen Latifah (voice)

Rated: PG for some mild rude humor and peril


The tragic loss of their unborn child has devastated Kate and John. Struggling to regain some semblance of normalcy, the couple decides to adopt another child. Both John and Kate find themselves strangely drawn to a young girl named Esther. Almost as soon as they welcome Esther into their home, however, an alarming series of events begins to unfold.

Starring: Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga, Isabelle Fuhrman

Rated: R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language

"Nothing Like the Holidays"

It's Christmastime and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents' home in Chicago to rejoice in their youngest brother's return from combat overseas. In the course of one week, traditions will be celebrated, secrets revealed and major life decisions made.

Starring: Alfred Molina, John Leguizamo, Vanessa Ferlito, Debra Messing

Rated: PG-13 for thematic elements including some sexual dialogue and brief drug references