New on DVD: ‘Michael Jackson’s This Is It,’ ‘Whip It’

“Michael Jackson’s This Is It”

This film offers a behind-the-scenes peek at planning for the late King of Pop’s farewell concert. (Sony Pictures, 2009) $28.96. 111 mins. PG (some suggestive choreography and scary images) (CC)

“The Boys Are Back”

A sportswriter struggles to run the household and be a father to his two sons after the untimely death of his wife. With Clive Owen, Laura Fraser, George MacKay, Erik Thomson. (Miramax Films, 2009) $29.99. 104 mins. PG-13 (some sexual profanity and thematic elements) (CC)

“Whip It”

A Texas misfit discovers her niche in roller derby, a passion she tries to hide from her parents. With Ellen Page, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Sarah Habel. (20th Century Fox, 2009) $29.99. 111 mins. PG-13 (sexual content including crude dialogue, profanity and drug material)

“Bright Star”

Before his death at age 25, romantic poet John Keats had a three-year love affair with the girl next door, Fanny Brawne. With Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Kerry Fox. (Sony Pictures, 2009) $27.96. 119 mins. PG (thematic elements, some sensuality, brief profanity and incidental smoking)

— Philadelphia Inquirer

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