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Sam Hatch’s DVD Picks For The Week: The Call, Burt Wonderstone & More

It’s the movie freak and the movie geek– Find out what to buy, what to rent and what to AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE as Damon talks to local movie reviewer extraordinaire, Sam Hatch from Culture Dogs about this week’s new DVD and Blu Ray releases!

From thrillers to comedies… classic cartoons and biopics, there’s something for everyone this week on home video.  And as always, Sam hatch is here to help you find the perfect movie to watch!  Get the inside scoop on this week’s new releases…

The Call

Starring Halle Berry as the call girl– no, not that kind of call girl– she’s a 9-11 operator who gets a call from a young girl locked in a trunk, having been kidnapped by someone who has ties to Halle’s own past.  Good advice to live by– make sure you always have your cell phone handy, in case you are abducted by a serial killer.  It can happen!

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

On the funnier side, the rival magician comedy Burt Wonderstone is also out. This one stars Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi, going up against street magician Jim Carrey.  This movie fell a little short of its potential, but it’s definitely good for a rental.


Based on the true story in Chile, when in 1988 Augusto Pinochet was forced to let people in his country vote for the first time.  It’s a solid political thriller starring Gael García Bernal.

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

If you’re a fan of 70s cartoons, the entire Fat Albert series– collecting all __ episodes of the cult classic show– hits DVD.

Hansel and Gretel Get Baked

In case you didn’t get enough twisted fairy tales with last week’s Hansel and Gretel, here’s a direct to video horror/ comedy version with a lot of marijuana references.  It’s funny for what it is.

Dead Souls

Another straight to video scary movie, this one’s about a guy who inherits a family farmhouse.  But of course, it isn’t long before sinister forces start to appear in the abandoned property.

Last week was better, with releases like the latest Die Hard, but this week seems to make up for quality with quantity… Check out one of these releases this week, and for more from Sam Hatch, check out CultureDogs.org!

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