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New on DVD: New DVDs July 28, include the dull 'Home' and funny 'Mystery Science Theater'

The July 28 DVD releases feature future threats, past heroics and some fun movies. "Home" (1 star): The combination of a feeble script, unnecessary music montages, unlikable characters and so-so animation leave "Home" a close encounter of the dull kind. E.T. would use his call to phone the theater to get his money back. Even those who put the advertising together for this movie don't have a clear idea of what is happening. The film is pushed as the tale of Tip (Rihanna), a young girl who is trying to find her home. Those who are 3 or 4 years old should enjoy the film, but parents who must sit through this animated mess will be thinking about wanting to go home. ...