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DVD-12614.jpg In an eclectic week for new releases, Jeff Bridges-starring fantasy drama "The Giver" is the most prominent new title as we gear up for Black Friday and the official kickoff of the extremely busy holiday shopping season. Also in the mix will be a couple of other lackluster theatrical performers, including action flicks "The Expendables 3" and "The November Man."

JumpStreet-111814.jpg Following up an incredible theatrical stint, "22 Jump Street" headlines the slate of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray this week, with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill co-starring in the top-grossing comedy of 2014. Also getting launched this week are "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," thriller "Into the Storm," romantic drama "If I Stay" and animated release "The Wind Rises."

dragon2-111114.jpg In a busy and eclectic week for new releases, DreamWorks' latest animated hit "How to Train Your Dragon 2" looks to follow up a stellar box office run with some more success in the home market, which shouldn't be too difficult with the imminent holiday shopping season. Also in the mix this week will be Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys."

Maleficent-110414.jpg After a strong worldwide run in theaters, Disney's latest family blockbuster "Maleficent" is the new Blu-ray release with the most commercial upside this week, though Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" also should be able to scoop up a few audiences after a decent theatrical stint this summer.

BeginAgain-102814.jpg In a fairly light part of the Blu-ray release schedule, Mark Ruffalo/Keira Knightley comedy "Begin Again" is one of the top titles hitting the home market, though a weak period at the box office suggests a fairly subdued secondary run with adult audiences. Also aiming for mostly the same audience will be "Wish I Was Here," a comedy/drama from Zach Braff that was barely released over the summer.