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Best bets: 'Finding Nemo' swims into 3-D

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"Finding Nemo."

Some familiar names hit the entertainment world this week, from cute little fishie Nemo (now in 3-D) to fairy-tale beauty Snow White (on DVD and Blu-ray) and Atlantic City power broker Nucky Thompson of "Boardwalk Empire" (returning to HBO for a third season). Here are our three entertainment picks.


TUESDAY: 'Snow White and the Huntsman' on DVD and Blu-ray
You may not have seen "Snow White and the Huntsman" in the theater, but the film got a big publicity burst when it was revealed that star Kristen Stewart had a fling with the film's married director, Rupert  Sanders. Sanders offers an audio commentary on the home version, and you just know those who have dubbed Stewart a "Trampire" will be listening closely to see what he says about her. As far as the film itself goes, Stewart may have caught Sanders' eye, but co-stars Charlize Theron (as the creepy Evil Queen) and Chris "Thor" Hemsworth as the hunky Huntsman are more fun to watch. (Out on DVD and blu-Ray Sept. 11.)

FRIDAY: 'Finding Nemo 3-D'
Sure, you know the story of little Nemo and how he was whisked away from dad Marlin and ended up trapped in a dentist's fish tank in Sydney. And you know of Marlin's quest, along with memory-impaired Dory, to find his son. But now you can see the kiddie classic take on a whole new dimension -- the longtime home-video favorite is coming to theaters in 3-D. Not every film works in 3-D, and not everybody's kids are content to wear the annoying glasses. But we think a family favorite like "Nemo," with its breathtaking underwater vistas and colorful sea life, has a better shot than most of actually deserving the 3-D ticket surcharge. (Opens Sept. 14.)

SUNDAY: 'Boardwalk Empire'
It's time to go back to the 1920s, and if you have a beer in your hand, you'd better hide it. "Boardwalk Empire," the Golden Globe-winning HBO drama set among the bootleggers and other criminals of the Prohibition era in Atlantic City, returns Sept. 16.  A major event (click here if you want spoilers) that ended last season will still be reverberating, and the Steve Buscemi-led cast will have their gun-toting hands full once again. (Sept. 16, 9 p.m., HBO.)

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