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Best bets: What's the secret of 'Super 8'?

In this new film from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg, a group of kids film something they weren't supposed to see. Also this week: "Ice Loves Coco" debuts; "True Grit" hits DVD.
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Anticipation for "Super 8" has been high since last summer. It's got cred: The sci-fi film was written and directed by "Lost's" J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. The trailer shares just the right amount of plot and leaves some mystery: A group of kids making a home movie with a Super 8 camera witness a train crash that seems to have a tie-in to a mysterious creature. We're guessing it's not E.T. (Opens June 10.)

Kids love the Judy Moody book series, about a lively third grader and her little brother, Stink. Now Judy's jumped to the big screen with "Judy Moody and the No Bummer Summer," which stars Jordana Beatty as Judy and Heather Graham as her lively, zany Aunt Opal. The trailer looks as if parents will enjoy it along with their tweens. (Opens June 3.)

Rapper Ice T and his wife, swimsuit model Coco, are getting their own reality show. "Ice Loves Coco" premieres next Sunday, and Ice T told TheUrbanDaily that he fears the so-called reality show curse, where couples break up after their relationship is exposed on TV. (Coco's not worried, saying "I feel very secure in my relationships.") But where's the fun if everyone gets along? (Premieres June 12, 10:30 p.m., E!)

Not everyone was sure that "True Grit," known as a 1969 John Wayne classic, should have been remade. But Joel and Ethan Coen put their own touch on the western, and with a grumpy Jeff Bridges in the Duke's role, and a stunningly talented teen Hailee Steinfeld going toe-to-toe with him in some very tough scenes, the film was a critical and commercial success. Even kids can watch this one — it's PG-13. (Out on DVD June 7.)

Movies so often take place in a fantasy world, with superpowers and wizards and mansions for everyone. Not so for "The Company Men." This 2011 release features Ben Affleck as an office employee who loses his high-paying job and must take a job installing drywall with his brother-in-law, Kevin Costner. Rex Reed of The New York Observer calls it "truthful and devastating." (Out on DVD June 7.)

Laura Linney has earned raves for her work in the Showtime original series "The Big C." But for those of us without Showtime, the new first-season DVD is the best way to catch up. Linney plays a high-school teacher who keeps her diagnosis secret for months, but changes her life as she faces her own mortality. Gabourey Sidibe, Oliver Platt and Cynthia Nixon also star. (First season out on DVD June 7.)

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper is's movies editor.