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Top 10 Blu-ray Releases of the Week

By Arlen Schweiger
A couple of Oscar nominees headline this week's releases in high-def.

Did you watch the Academy Awards last weekend? Or maybe you held off because you hadn't seen many of the nominated films and performances?

This week offers a good chance to catch up on a couple of heavily nominated movies as they make their way onto Blu-ray.

Look for Up in the Air and Precious, Based on the Novel Push on high-definition as they lead this week's Blu-ray releases. Both were widely hailed and honored with multiple award nominations, including a victory in the supporting actress category for Precious star Mo'Nique. As for Up in the Air, George Clooney and Vera Farmiga both earned nods with their high-flying performances in Jason Reitman's film.

Here are our top Blu-ray picks of the week.

Up in the Air

Ryan Bingham (George Clooney), is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching 10 million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams (Vera Farmiga).


Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece Precious Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a sixteen-year-old born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically.

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