PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Our pre-Christmas video review is something of a mixed bag.

Despicable Me (above) comes to us as an animated comedy about a villain whose life is altered by a trio of orphans.  The voices of Steve Carrell, Russell Brand, and Julie Andrews are featured.  (Read Bill Wine’s review of Despicable Me)

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Cyrus, starring John Reilly and Marisa Tomei, deals with a mother’s new boyfriend and her son struggling for her affections.

From 1985 there’s Trouble In Mind, in its debut on DVD, with Kris Kristofferson and Genevieve Bujold.

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Then there’s a popular and somewhat frightening documentary titled Gasland, dealing with the perils of natural gas drilling sweeping sections the country.  It created quite a stir last June on HBO.

Comedian-actor Robert Klein is out with his ninth HBO special.  This one is titled, “Unfair & Unbalanced.”

And, if you’re in the market for a giant collection of 20th Century Fox features going back to 1933, you can order a hefty package of 76 disks of the studio’s major productions reissued for the studio’s recent anniversary.

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Reported by Bob Nelson, KYW Newsradio 1060.